Fantasy Hockey News

Game Recaps

Martin Jones saved 28 of the 30 shots he faced as the game went to a shootout. Anaheim won the shootout.

Fantasy Impact: He has been a top goalie who gets a lot of the starts for his team and should easily be a top-10 goalie in fantasy.


Tomas Hertl recorded an assist on the power-play goal that tied the game at 2-2 which was the score when regulation ended.

Fantasy Impact: He is a solid fantasy option in most leagues and if he plays the whole season, his track record suggests he will in the 30's or 40's in points.


Logan Couture recorded the lone assist on the first San Jose goal.

Fantasy Impact: He is a strong fantasy asset who should be owned in all seasonal leagues.


Joonas Donskoi scored both Sharks goals, the second one was on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: He has played two NHL seasons. He was very promising as a rookie with 36 points but slumped to 17 in his second season. We shall see what this season holds.


Mike Smith saved 29 of the 30 shots he faced in the 4-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He should be owned in virtually all leagues.


Mark Giordano scored the final goal of the game in a 4-1 victory. He was also called for a minor penalty.

Fantasy Impact: Over the past four seasons, he has averaged 15 goals, 48 points, a plus-10 rating and 53 PIM. Basically, he is a good fantasy option that helps you across more categories than most.


Jaromir Jagr recorded an assist on the final goal of the game.

Fantasy Impact: He is a legend who is second all-time in the NHL in points. He is also almost 46 years old and coming off his career-lowest point total in a season he played at least 58 games during. He has already missed time this season but has returned.


Mikael Backlund scored a power-play goal an then assisted on the last goal.

Fantasy Impact: He had a career season last year. He set career highs in several categories and produced 22 goals, 31 assists, 53 points, 36 PIM, 197 shots and 16 power play points.


Matthew Tkachuk recorded two assists Monday, both on the power-play. The first one came on the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: He was a hotshot 19-year-old rookie last season with 48 points and 105 PIM. He is hoping to build on that this season.


Dougie Hamilton recorded two assists, the second coming on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: He is a fantasy relevant defenseman who has increased his point total each season, including 50 last season.


Johnny Gaudreau scored Calgary's first goal and then assisted on the power-play eventual game-winning second goal.

Fantasy Impact: He is a top-end fantasy asset and should be owned in virtually all leagues.


Sean Monahan scored the eventual game-winner on the power-play and also assisted on the first Calgary goal.

Fantasy Impact: He is a young stud who had 183 points in the previous three seasons combined and is only 23 years old.


Coleman helped Brian Gibbons in the second period as the Devils lost 5-2 to the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: With four points in 19 games (+9), Coleman is not a good fantasy choice right now.


Hischier helped Will Butcher in the third period of a game the Devils lost 5-2 to Winnipeg.

Fantasy Impact: With 15 points in 19 games (-2), the 18-year-old rookie looks good.


Butcher helped Brian Gibbons in the second period, then scored his first goal of the season in the third period of the Devils 5-2 loss to Winnipeg.

Fantasy Impact: With 15 points in 19 games (+6), the rookie is certainly showing his stuff at this level.


Gibbons tied the game at 1-1, but a crazy second period left the Devils with a 5-2 loss on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: At 12 points in 19 games (+12), Gibbons has a good season going so far.


The five goals came on 11 shots in the second period. Schneider saved 17.

Fantasy Impact: The roller coaster season continues for Schneider, who now has seven wins in 14 starts.


Hall helped Will Butcher in the third period of the Devils' 5-2 loss to the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: With 20 points in 21 games (-5) and shooting at 8.8%, Hall is slightly behind his career pace.


Orlov scored in the first period to make it 2-1 as the Caps defeated the Wild 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Orlov has four points in 21 games (-2) and is not a serious fantasy choice right now.


Niskanen helped Dmitri Orlov in the first period, as the Caps defeated the Wild 3-1 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Niskanen's first point in the three games since returning from injury.