Fantasy Hockey News

Game Recaps

Holtby stopped 25 of 27 shots in but Minnesota's defense was better, allowing only one goal on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: In a bit of a slump, Holtby's record for his last five starts is 1-3-0-1. However, the Caps still lead the Metro by three points.

Connolly tied the game in the second period as the Caps lost 2-1 to Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: With seven points in five games (four goals) Connolly is hot right now.

Oshie helped Brett Connolly in the second period as the Caps lost 2-1 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: With 48 points in 64 games (+3) and shooting at 16.1%, Oshie could be a hidden gem if you need a player in fantasy at this late date.

Jensen helped Brett Connolly for the Caps only goal in the 2-1 defeat by Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: WIth 17 points in 73 games (+2), Jensen is not a factor in fantasy.

Max Pacioretty leaves in first period of Thursday night's game versus the Jets with an apparent knee injury.

Fantasy Impact: Pacioretty did not return to the game. On a play toward the end of the first period, he appeared to twist his leg before falling to the ice. Look for any updates to his status before putting him in your fantasy lineups.

Malcolm Subban looking sharp in goal as Golden Knights roll in 5-0 win over Winnipeg.

Fantasy Impact: The forgotten Subban brother stops 20 shots to shutout the Jets on Thursday night. He has won three straight in place of injured starter Marc-Andre Fleury. The Golden Knights are red hot, and whoever is in front of the net for them is a recommended start in fantasy lineups.

William Karlsson heating up with two goals in 5-0 win against the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Karlsson now has 22 total goals this season, and has 12 points in his past nine games. Karlsson is capitalizing on great opportunities as the Golden Knights continue to streak. Get him into your lineups if you can.

Reilly Smith scores two goals in Vegas rout over Winnipeg.

Fantasy Impact: Smith now has 17 goals on the season. He remains on a hot streak with 23 total points in his last 19 games. If you have not been putting him in your lineups, it's time to jump on the wagon.

Philipp Grubauer was the victorious goalie on Thursday night back-stopping the Avs to a big 3-1 road victory over the Dallas Stars. He stopped 44 of the 45 shots he faced.

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer has now won five of his last seven games (including two shutouts) and is coming through right when his team needs him. He made many clutch saves in the game but none more prominent the kick save he made on Jamie Benn to preserve a 2-0 lead while he was down and had no stick. The win brings him to a 14-9-3 record with a 2.77 GAA and .911 save percentage.

Tyson Barrie buried the second of three goals in the Avs big, 3-1 road victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday. He finished the game with a goal, a plus-1 rating, four shots, one hit, and a season high eight blocks.

Fantasy Impact: The goal tied former Avs great Sandis Ozolinsh for goals by a defenseman and it was an offensive rush by both the Avalanche rear-guard. Sam Girard and Barrie broke into the zone leaving the well known members of their top line behind on this one. Barrie got to the high circle area and snapped one past Ben Bishop's blocker for the 2-0 lead. The win moves the Avs into wildcard contention and will need to carry the momentum right to the finish line. He's up to 11 goals and 52 points on the season.

Erik Johnson got the Avs on the board last night scoring the first of three goals they hung on Dallas in a 3-1 road victory. He tallied a goal, a plus-1 rating, two shots, two hits and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: The goal came on even strength as Johnson and his defense partner Sam Girard swapped to the off hand and Johnson clapped a one-timer past Ben Bishop. It was his sixth goal and 21st point of the season.

Adrian Kempe recorded an assist versus the Sharks Thursday. The assist came on the first goal of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Last season was his first full season in the NHL for the 2014 first round pick. Kempe scored 37 points last season so he needs to pick up the pace this season if he wants to repeat.

Sean Walker recorded an assist Thursday versus San Jose. It was his second point of the week.

Fantasy Impact: He has nine points in 33 games. Walker is in his rookie season.

Matt Roy scored a goal Thursday versus the Sharks. The goal was his first of the season.

Fantasy Impact: This was his third career NHL point. He is a 2015 7th round pick.

Anze Kopitar scored a goal and an assist versus the Sharks Thursday. His 21st goal of the season was the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Kopitar is coming off the best point total of his career with 92 last season. Kopitar is an elite option.

Alex Iafallo recorded two assists Thursday versus San Jose. The second assist came on the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Iafallo could develop into something but 25 points has not been much for a fantasy center. He is a young prospect who is not quite 25 years old.

Jeff Carter scored a goal versus San Jose Thursday. The shorthanded goal was his 11th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: So far, he has been playing often enough this season to be useful. Carter has a history of producing in seasons where he plays the vast majority of games.

Dustin Brown scored a goal and an assist Thursday versus the Sharks. The goal was his 20th and his assist came on the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: He is a solid option in most leagues. Brown started the season coming off a broken finger but has a track record in which he rarely injured. In fact, in 12 of his last 13 seasons, he played at least 78 games.

Jonathan Quick saved 23 of the 25 shots he faced versus the Sharks Thursday. Los Angeles won 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Quick has basically been the starter this season when healthy. Quick has been an elite goalie in the past.

Mike Hoffman scored a goal versus the Coyotes Thursday. His 34th goal of the season came on the power-play. Hoffman was also called for a minor penalty.

Fantasy Impact: Hoffman had been a strong fantasy player in the previous four seasons. Hoffman has gelled well with his new team to create fantasy success.