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A fantasized look at Thursday night's NHL action

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Let's go with the Russian Tank, Vladimir Tarasenko for fantasy line of the night with 1+1=2, 4 PIM, 4 shots, and plus-2 in just 13:42 of ice time. He's now strung together points in four straight and I envy you if you own this guy in a keeper league.

Speaking of keeper league gems, Jaden Schwartz lit the lamp twice and he has 8 points in the 7 games since March begun. He's been a revelation this season for the Blues and the best part is that he's just 21 years of age.

Vladimir Sobotka returned to the lineup with a vengance, scoring a goal, adding two assists, notching 12 PIM, and finishing the game with a plus-3. He hadn't played in about two and a half months and he got all that accomplished in under 13 minutes. Check your wire.

Make it three straight games with two points for Jordan Staal as he grabbed two helpers. This four game point scoring streak that he's on obliterates his pervious season high of a two game point scoring streak.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic looks to be confident coming off his gold medal in Sochi as he chipped in an assist last night (not to mention a hit, a block, and a couple of shots). He now has 5 points and a blistering 22 shots in the eight games since the Olympics. He's definitely one of the more underrated defensemen in the league. More so in real life than fantasy, however.

Three's are wild for Valtteri Filppula as he notched 3 assists to put himself on a 3 game point scoring streak. He's been a valuable player this season for the Lightning, playing a ton of minutes and giving some pretty good production to his fantasy owners.

Ryan Callahan scored his first goal for Tampa Bay last night. He's also on a three game point scoring streak. He also has 10 shots during the three game streak so he's certainly not feeling shy to shoot the puck as the newbie. You shouldn't have dropped him after the trade.

It's been a disappointing season for FHS favorite Dmitry Kulikov. He's finally managed to stay healthy for an entire season but has had a lot of trouble finding the scoring sheet. He's put together a mini run here with another powerplay assist last night. He now has 3 PPP over his last four games. He's one to keep an eye on as he has the skill to go on a run to end the season.

Ryan McDonagh stayed hot with an assist on the powerplay and he now has 6 points in his last 6 games. You gotta love all the ice he sees, playing about 25 minutes a night.

Another hot player since the Olympic break came to a close has been Mikael Granlund. One assist last night gives him a goal and six assists in the 7 games since Sochi. It's nice to see the kid finally start to come around.

He hadn't won a game since 2013 but now he's got two wins in a row. Cam Ward stopped 21 of 23 shots for his second consecutive win. It's now that much harder to hold on to Anton Khudobin for the stretch run.

Jeff Skinner fired 13 shots on net so one was bound to go in...and it did. That gives him a four game point scoring streak. He now has 224 shots (26 goals) in 54 games. Wow.

Ben Scrivens might have lost you your week last night when he allowed 6 goals to the Blues. That's 10 goals in his last two starts and he's starting to realize that it's not that easy to play net for the Oilers.

I don't think too many people saw Jarome Iginla scoring 60 points for the low scoring Bruins this year...I know I didn't. However, after scoring the game winning goal last night he's at 51 points. The 36 year old is far from washed up.