Fantasy Hockey News for Friday

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A fantasized look at the NHL action from Thursday night

Makes sense cause things always happen in threes... Brian Elliott stopped 23 shots last night for his third straight shutout. This comes as a bit of a surprise as Elliott's other notable streak this year was a streak of five straight games where he gave up 4+ goals.

This is becoming old news as Evgeni Nabokov stopped 30 of 31 in a visit to Boston and is now 7-2-1 in his last 10 games while not allowing more than three goals in any of them.

In addition, the Isles L2 is heating up as Josh Bailey had two goals last night and is 4+3=7 & plus-6 over his last six games. No doubt this guy is still on a lot of waiver wires.

Yammy Jagr has played with some pretty sweet Cmen over the years... not sure that Gregory Campbell would crack the list of Yammy's top 100 but Campbell is taking advantage as he extended his point streak to three games last night (2+3=5 & plus-4) while leading all B's forwards with 22 minutes of ice-time.

Patrick Wiercioch with a breakaway pass on the PP to set up Greening for the GWG and his 82 game pace is 9+30=39 with 21 PPP, 80 PIMs & 155 shots... that's very solid especially seeing that he's only averaging 15 mpg.

G last night for Mike Green gives him seven in his last 11 games.

Braden Holtby is now 8-1-1, 2.15 & .930 over his last 10 games after a marvellous 43/44 win over Carolina last night. He is making up some serious ground as he had a .899 sv% at the beginning of March.

Radko Gudas could be a nice source of some grit down the stretch as he had 16 PIMs & five hits last night. He is 2nd amongst all dmen in hits (59) over the last month.

What more can you say about Pascal Dupuis? Back-to-back three pointers gives him 13+9=22 over his last 18 games and he has done pretty much all his damage at ES as his PPG last night was just his second PPP of the season.

Jussi Jokinen with the hoop & the harm last night with 2+1=3. He has a point in each of his three games with the Pens (3+2=5 & plus-4).

You know things are slanted in favour of the goalies when Peter Budaj has won seven straight games. He only had to save 14 of 15 shots last night and during his streak he has faced less than 20 shots in five of seven (averaged 23.8).

Alex Galchenyuk moved his point streak to five games (3+3=6) with a goal last night but he hasn't seen more than 13 minutes in any of them (12:28 last night).

1+1=2 on six shots for P.K. Subban last night and he is blowing away the competition with 8+18=26 over his last 21 games.

Sabres rookie Brian Flynn is worth a look as he has 2+2=4 & plus-5 over his last five games and has seen 16+ minutes in each of his last four.

Lets give some love to Grant Clitsome as his 1+1=2, PPG, plus-3, five shots & three hits is fantasy line of the night worthy.

Bryan Little has dropped a deuce in three straight games.

I guess I haven't been paying much attention to the Panthers lately as I had no idea that Tomas Fleischmann is on a seven game point streak (3+5=8).

TJ Brennan has 1+4=5 in his last four games and a solid 2+5=7 in 11 games since his trade to FLA. He is one to keep an eye on for the rest of this season as you think towards next year.

BFFs Jeff Carter & Mike Richards both scored last night for LA... Carter now has six goals in his last eight games and Richards has a five game point streak with 2+4=6.

The Bruins have signed SEL goal scoring leader Carl Soderberg to a three-year contract but the Swedes don't want to release him as they could use him for the upcoming World Championship... this could get interesting.

Demotion: Anton Lander & Tye McGinn

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