Fantasy Hockey News for Thursday

Derek Leung

A fantasized look at NHL action from Wednesday night

Whoa boy.  Ben Scrivens with the 59(!) save shutout last night.  Fifty-Nine.  That's an NHL regular season record.  He's now played four games for Edmonton and has given up 4, 2, 1 and 0 goals last night.  Nice pattern there. As great as Scrivens is playing, we're not sure we can recommend him when he plays with a team that allows shenanigans like last night to happen.

Taylor Hall went 1+2=3 with five shots.  He's now got 54 points in 49 games.  Looks like he's officially arrived to the elite level.  He's currently tied for 10th in the league in scoring.  Niiiiice.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins picked up two apples.  I think this guy is still pretty overrated in fantasy circles.  He's only playing at a 64 point pace.  That's an improvement on last year but probably still not worth what you paid for him.

Let's not forget about Jordan Eberle who 1+1=2 night gives him eight points in his last seven.

While we're on first round picks of the Oilers... do you know Nail Yakupov is on pace for less than 30 points and a minus-46?  He played just 11:20 last night with no points.  Massive fantasy bust right here.

A couple of hot streaks were broken by the cold weather in Yankee Stadium last night as Rick Nash's five game goal streak and Kyle Okposo's six game point streak are no more.

Both Evgeni Nabokov (L, 32/34 saves) and Henrik Lundqvist (W, 30/31 saves) looked good on the olde ballfield.  It was particularly nice to see Nabby put up a strong game as he just returned to action after missing 10 games with injury.  He's been out since Dec 21.

Could we have a goalie controversy brewing in Arizona?  Thomas Greiss gets the nod again tonight after a tidy 30 save shutout on Tuesday.  Mike Smith owners might want to grab Greiss off the wire if you can.

Potential Likely breakout player Brandon Saad with the always appreciated 2+1=3, plus-2 night (one goal was of the empty net variety).  He's now on pace for 57 points.

Did you know that Corey Crawford has allowed over three goals just once in the last ten games?  He let in just two on 31 shots yesterday.

Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews all went 1+1=2.  Ain't no thang.  Sharp is on pace for 79 points which would be a career high.  Well done Patrick!

Ryan Kesler with your sneaky good stat line of the night:  1 assist, 12 PIM's, 5 shots, 4 hits, and 16/20 FOW's.

If I missed something or you would like to add anything... please feel free to throw up a comment below

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