Fantasy Hockey News for Saturday


A fantasized look at Friday's NHL action

Lets go with an unlikely player for fantasy line of the night. Corey Potter scored two goals from the blue line and also contributed 2 shots, 3 hits and plus-3. After being a decent fantasy option for part of last season, he's been basically useless this season with just 2 points in his previous 31 games.

Both Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle put up identical three point nights with 1+2=3 each, while playing on separate lines. While it's been a disappointing season for Eberle (35 points in 47 games), Hall certainly took a step forward posting better than a point per game (48 points in 44 games). Meaning Hall will be an expensive draft pick while Eberle will slip a bit. And I'd be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that Eberle will be the better player next season.

Nail Yakupov continued his productive April by scoring twice on 4 shots, with 2 blocks and a plus-3. With the goals, Nail moves into a tie for the lead in rookie scoring with Jonathan Huberdeau and Cory Conacher (28 points). In April he's played 13 games and posted 8+4=12.

Zach Parise had no points and was minus-2 in a playoff clinching game for the Wild last night. After a super productive March (7+9=16 in 15 games), he's gone in the tank in April with just 7 points and minus-9 in 13 games.

Keith Yandle must have been offended that I called his 15 assists on the season "pathetic" just two days ago. He posted three assists with two of them coming on the powerplay.

Also posting a trio of assists was Matt Duchene. He has 12 multipoint games on the season and his sophomore slump looks to be officially swept under the rug.

Prospect Stefan Elliott scored a goal on two shots and he's put some decent games together with 1+3=4 and 14 shots over his last 7 games.

I wonder if P.A. Parenteau will be disrespected again next season. He scored a powerplay goal and added an assist last night to give him 43 points in 47 games this season. This marks his third straight productive season and he's begging you to finally consider him next season.

Two goals for Antoine Vermette to put him at 20 points for the season. It was his first multigoal game of the season. He's got 4 goals in his last 8 games so I guess that's something.

Another goal for Patrick Kane and he really has never slowed down this season with 3+6=9 over his last six games. I'm not sure how much MVP consideration he'll get considering the talented team he plays on, but he deserves at least some serious consideration.

Corey Crawford stopped 25 of 26 shots for another win last night. He's allowed more than three goals just twice all season (28 starts). He's 6-1-2 over his last nine starts.

Oh, how time flies as Ryan Miller played in his 500th game last night. He won the Sabres finale in a shootout, while stopping 30 of 31. You know what you're getting from him as he posted a .915 sv% after two straight seasons of .916 sv%.

Evgeni Nabokov was the hard luck loser in the shootout last night but he finished a great season extremely strong. In April, he made 11 starts and didn't take a regulation loss in any of them. He was 7-0-4 and only gave up more than two goals three times.

Thomas Vanek finished the season on a three game point scoring streak. Going back a bit further, he was 4+4=8 over his last six games.

Called Up: Half of the Blackhawks AHL team, Carson McMillan, Filip Forsberg

Sent Down: Richard Panik, Radko Gudas, Kevin Henderson, Daniel Bang, Matt Bartkowski, Matt Fraser

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