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Fantasy Hockey Scouts: Daily Dosage - May 13th, 2010

Dosage Express
Fleury the downfall... Gionta with 5 & Cammo with 7 in series... Halak shines... Leighton blessed... Stamkos' head sore... P-Mac could be fun disaster for T-Bay   

Daily Diarrhea   

Fleury WTF?  The Habs completed their second straight upset as their cinderella season continues.  MA Fleury did a favour from his home province by letting in four goals on only 13 shots before being pulled.  We had been saying for a while that this wasn't the same Flower as the past few years and that this would eventually be the downfall of the Pens... he finishes the playoffs with some ugly numbers (.891 and 2.78) but he'll still be a top goalie to own next year.

Brian Gionta had two PP goals last night and his five goals in the series moves him into a tie for fourth in the league in playoff goals (seven in total)... Mike Cammalleri sits on top of that list with 12 after a 1+1=2 night and seven goals in the series.

But, of course, the biggest star for the Habs was Jaroslav Halak... he continued to shine by stopping 37 of 39 and beyond the first game where he gave up five goals and was pulled, he had a 1.85 gaa & .945 sv% in the last six games of the series.  His next opponent will have much less firepower than the Caps and Pens so it should be a cake walk for Jaro.

Leighton Speaking of the Habs next opponent... Philly bested Boston again to force a Game 7 and make their amazing comeback nearly complete.  Michael Leighton was nearly perfect (gave up his only goal with a minute left) on 31 shots... as we mentioned two days ago, Leighton was damn good for the Flyers this year and Boucher's injury may have been a blessing for these guys. 

Danny Briere added the GWG last night and now has points in seven of his last eight and 6+7=13 during that run (including three GWGs).  Good for him but we're a little peeved as we were waiting the entire regular season for him to bust out like this.

Over at the World Championships, no real surprise performances by players that fantasy GMs should make note of, it's been more teams that are doing the surprising... yesterday it was the US losing their third game in a row and they'll now head to the relegation round and the Swiss stunned Canada to take top spot in their pool.

Injury Updates   

Stamkos_Canada Steve Stamkos took an elbow to the jaw yesterday and missed the final two periods of Canada's loss to the only country that can beat them (the Swiss).  No word on the severity or if it's even a concussion but he did try to play through it before he shut 'er down so it can't be too serious.  Not really anything for fantasy GMs to worry about but worth making note of as if he starts to get a history of concussions then that can be worrisome.

Daily Distraction 

What's distracting us today? 

- View From My Seats takes a very in-depth (and hilarious) look at the options for the Tampa Bay GM job and come up with this conclusion:
"...its obvious that [McGuire is] my #1 choice for the Lightning job. Sure Yzerman has potential and Risebrough has been there before. But I’m a fan of chaos and McGuire looks like he could be an unmitigated disaster. When I’m watching for entertainment purposes, trainwreck’s always keep my attention"

- Chris Pronger with his best 'Who's on first?" impression (h/t to P-Diddy)

- We're guessing the demand on 'Malkin in the Middle' t-shirts has decreased dramatically the last 24 hours.

- More Bloge Salming goodness... this time with talking NHL logos: