Fantasy Hockey News for Friday

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport

A fantasized look at Thursday's NHL slate of games.

I've cursed Tobias Enstrom many times this season. I drafted him in any league I could based on the value I thought I was getting with him coming off of an injury plagued season. I really thought he had the potential to go 50+. Well, I couldn't have been wronger but he's trying to give me an olive branch to close the season. He put home the game winning power play goal last night and that gives him an extremely health 2+6=8 with 4 PPP over his last 7 games.

Blake Wheeler had a goal and two assists to give him the third 3+ point performance in his last six games. He's really wheeling as he's got 10 points and 18 shots over those 10 games.

Double T, Tomas Tatar is on fire after scoring a couple of goals last night. The Czech Republic native is on a three game point scoring streak, posting two points in each of those games.

You probably want to own David Desharnais right now. He's currently playing between two serious goal scorers in Max Pacioretty and Thomas Vanek. He put up 1+1=2 and plus-3 last night. He has 10 points in his last 9 games and he's really finishing the season strong after a very slow start. See if he's meandering somewhere in your FA pool and give him a whirl. You won't be disappointed.

Riley Sheahan, the Red Wing's 1st Round pick from 2010, has been playing very well of late. He pieced together a goal, an assist, and plus-3 (in a 5-4 loss) last night. In his last five games he has 1+5=6 with an impressive plus-9. Deep leaguers should take notice.

Tyson Barrie scored the game winner in OT last night. It was his 10th goal of the season. The Avs have been using him at forward in recent games, but let's hope he stick on D. With 32 points in 56 games this season, this kid is starting to produce points at the rate he was projected to and he's just 22 years old.

It was a vintage Ryan Callahan game last night as he scored two goals but also registered 5 hits, 3 shots, 2 PIM, and plus-2. He's got 4 points and a bruising 13 hits over his last four games.

Thomas Greiss won his second straight game since he was handed the starting job following Mike Smith's injury. He stopped 26 of 28 shots for the shootout win over the Devils. Side note...the Devils are 0-9 in shootouts and 1 for 28 on the season? That's just a shockingly bad job by then. Anyway, Greiss is definitely worth owning while Smith is on the shelf.

Hats off to T.J. Oshie as the newest American hero scored three times including one shorthanded. He now has back to back three point games and sits at 60 points in 72 games on the season. I'm guessing next season he will only get better.

Calle Jarnkrok scored the first goal of his young NHL career. He now has a point in each of the four games since his call-up. He was obtained in the deal that sent David Legwand to Detroit. He impressed in his first five AHL games with the Admirals scoring 5 times with 2 assists in 5 games.

Roman Josi registered an assist and 3 blocks as he finished with a plus-3 last night. He has 4 points in his last 4 games and 9 in his last 10 if you go a bit further back.

I don't like to write about superstars on here but I have to give a shoutout to Tuukka Rask as he posted his 7th shutout of the season in style, blanking the high powered Blackhawks offense. He hasn't lost in regulation over his last 9 games (8-0-1) and it feels like he's taken the lead from Ben Bishop for the Vezina favorite. His stats are sparkling this year: 33-14-5, 2.01 gaa, .931 sv%.

Jiri Tlusty scored a couple of goals last night and he now has a modest 3-game point scoring streak. It's sad that he won't even come close to approaching his point totals from last season (38) even in a full season.

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