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Fantasy Hockey News for Friday

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A fantasized look at Thursday night's NHL action.

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It was a second straight night of two points for David Krejci. That's six straight games with a point and he's only failed to put up points in one game this season. You have to love that consistency

Jarome Iginla scored his first goal as a Bruin and don't look now but he's trying to make you forget about that poor start (1 point in his first six games). He's got 1+3=4, 9 PIM, plus-5, and 6 shots over his last three games.

Two more assists for Henrik Sedin last night and his 15 points trails only Sidney Crosby for the NHL scoring lead. If you can complain about anything with him, it's the lack of powerplay production. He has just one PPP in his last 10 games. Blame Torts.

Disappointing is pretty much an understatement for how most of us felt about Matt Read coming into last night's games. He had no points and was a minus-6 through 8 games. If there was one promising stat it was his 23 shots. Well, last night, one of those shots finally went in while the Flyers were shorthanded. He added an assist on the game winner just for some icing on the cake.

Nice game for Steve Mason last night as he stopped 30 shots in a 2-1 victory. It improved his recored to 2-5-0 this season but you can't blame him. In his 7 starts, the Flyers have mustered a paltry 10 goals of support. His peripherals look very good (2.17 gaa, .930 sv%) and to the surprise of many, he seems to have control of the starting job.

There's nothing like putting together a bunch of multipoint performances to make your owners happy. Tomas Plekanec is doing just that. He had a goal and two assists (including 2 PPP) for his third multipoint effort in his last four to the tune of 4+3=7, 16 shots, and 2 PPP.

Canadiens' rookie Michael Bournival had a goal and an assist last night to give him a four game point scoring streak. He played over 16 minutes.

I can't not mention Steven Stamkos somewhere in this piece as he had a ridiculous night. His owners were pumping their fists when they saw 2+2=4, 4 PIM, 4 shots, and plus-2.

Bryan Bickell scored a goal for the third straight game after giving us basically nothing over his first 7 (just one assist). Maybe a few people will be jumping back on his bandwagon, now.

Carter Hutton will be a popular pickup in all of your leagues between Pekka Rinne's injury and his performance last night. He looked pretty damn good turning away 36 of 38 saves for the win. He's won both of his starts this season but we'll see how he does when he's not playing the Jets.

We'll go with Alex Chiasson for fantasy stat line of the night for his 2+1=3, 5 shots, 2 PIM, 1 block, and plus-2. He needed that after he went with just one assist in his last four.

Two assists for the Wizard, Ray Whitney. He's now got five of those in his last five.

I don't know if it gets a whole lot worse than it was last night for the line of Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Nail Yakupov. In a 4-1 loss to the Capitals they were each minus-4. Let's hope you don't own more than one of these cats in a league that counts plus/minus.

It's been a nice stretch for Joel Ward recently. After scoring a goal last night he now has 3+2=5 over his last six contests. That's pretty good production for a guy who's owned in just 0.1% of ESPN leagues.

Dwight King had a hat trick last night and I didn't do any research but something tells me that's the first of his career. He's worth a flier in only the deepest of leagues.

Martin Hanzal had two goals last night and his breakout season is still alive with 10 points in 10 games.

Called up: Jason Missiaen, Magnus Hellberg