Fantasy Hockey News for Friday

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A fantasized look at Thursday night's NHL action.

It was a hat trick for FHS favorite, Max Pacioretty, which included 6 shots and the game winning goal. Here's hoping for a few more in Sochi.

I had high hopes for Milan Michalek coming into this season. I dreamt of getting him on the cheap and seeing him produce big time alongside Jason Spezza and Bobby Ryan. Things don't always work out and Michalek has been pretty awful. He's trying to turn that around with a sexy line of 2 goals, 2 PIM, 3 hits, 6 shots last night. The signs of life are there with 5 points in his last 6 games. Keep your eye on him.

Dennis Wideman finally has a groove going with a 1+1=2, 4 shots, 2 blocks, and plus-2 last night. He's good for 2+3=5 over his last four games. That's a nice change from being useless practically all season.

Ben Scrivens stopped 35 of 36 shots for the win against the Rangers last night. It was the third time in the last 4 games that he gave up one goal or less as he's really starting to endear himself to the Oiler faithful.

Encouraging game for Nail Yakupov last night as he scored the game winner with under two minutes remaining and also fired 6 shots on goal. He may be trying to turn around his awful season with 5 points in his last 6 games.

Nice stat line for Sean Couturier with 2 assists, 2 PIM, 2 shots, 3 hits, and plus-2. That's 5 points in his last 5.

Second straight game with a PPG for Mark Streit and boy do I feel stupid for cutting bait on  him in a particular league earlier this season.

I'll mention that Alex Ovechkin joined the 40 goal club last night as he netted the game winner. He's a full 10 goals ahead of Phil Kessel who sits in second place. Seriously a torrid pace.

I'd like to take a moment to vent about Daniel Sedin. After another wonderful game without a point last night that gives him just one measly assist in his last 13 games. Seriously bro?

Three game point scoring streak for Niklas Kronwall with two assists last night. That's also three straight games with a powerplay point for the top blue-liner.

Jaden Schwartz with a goal and an assist last night and he's got a three game point scoring streak of his own. He has a blistering 10 shots on goal in those three games as he continues to really shine this season.

Craig Smith potted two goals last night in a losing effort. That's six points over his last five as he continues to produce for a low scoring team.

It was Jared Spurgeon's second game back from injury and he has points in both games. Deep leaguers should keep an eye on the undersized d-man.

Ryan Johansen with an assist to extend his point scoring streak to four games. He has 4+2=6, 14 shots, and plus-6 for the streak.

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