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Game winner for J.T. Compher

Thu, Mar 12th 2:14pm EDT
By Jeremy Farr

J.T. Compher tipped in the game-winning goal in Wednesday night's 3-2 overtime victory over the visiting New York Rangers. He finished the game with one point, a minus-1 rating and two shots.

Fantasy Impact: The goal came off of a Cale Makar point shot. He was crossing the middle at just the right time as you could see Gerogiev reach to catch the shot. He trailed his stick behind him and just tipped it over the glove and in. That was Compher's 11th of the season and has 31 points total.

Pavel Francouz was the winning goalie in Wednesday night's 3-2 overtime win over the visiting New York Rangers. He stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced including six power plays.

Fantasy Impact: Francouz appeared to be wearing down a bit over the past few games and one wondered if his new workload was negatively affecting him. This performance should help ease fantasy owners minds as he once again looked nimble and competent between the pipes. The win moves him up to 21-7-0-4 with a 2.41 GAA and .933 save percentage to date. He's been huge for the Avalanche as well as fantasy owners and will continue to hold down the fort while Philipp Grubauer recovers.

Vladislav Namestnikov found the back on the net in Colorado's 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers on Wednesday. He finished the game with a goal, an even-rating, three shots, one hit and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Namestnikov was passing back and forth with defenseman Cale Makar on the powerplay. They eventually got the screen up which is when Vlad decided to shoot and put it in short-side top corner. He has contributed four goals and six points since being traded from Ottawa back on February 24th. He makes for an interesting streaming option during the playoffs if the NHL does in fact stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gabriel Landeskog racked up two assists in Colorado's 3-2 home win over the visiting New York Rangers on Wednesday night. He finished the game with two points, an even-rating, 2 PIM, five shots and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: With the Avalanche walking wounded, they've needed their talent and depth players to step up. They have. Both his assists came on the powerplay. Since February 21st he's contributed five goals and ten assists which have no doubt helped keep the Avalanche on pace with St. Louis in the Western Conference. He has 21 goals and 44 points through 54 games in 2019/20.

Tyson Jost nets a goal at home

Thu, Mar 12th 1:43pm EDT
By Jeremy Farr

Tyson Jost opened the scoring in Colorado's 3-2 overtime victory vs. the New York Rangers on Wednesday. He tallied a goal, an even-rating, two PIM, two shots and two hits.

Fantasy Impact: The goal came on the power play where he took a feed from Gabriel Landeskog. He was able to move laterally through the zone and shot it over the Georgiev's glove to tie the game at one. That's his eighth of the season and 23rd point to date.

Cale Makar tallied up three assists on Wednesday helping lift the Avalanche to the 3-2 victory over the visiting New York Rangers. He finished the game with three points, a plus-1 rating, two shots, one hit and one block.

Fantasy Impact: This just goes to show how much of a contributor he is to Colorado's defensive corps. He carries the puck into the zone without issue and is very well composed in both ends. The goal in overtime was a wrist shot from the point that J.T Compher got a stick on and redirected in for the win. Makar is up to 12 goals and 38 assists on the season.

Ivan Barbashev scored a goal versus the Ducks Wednesday. The goal was his 11th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Barbashev set career-highs in goals, assists, and points in 2018-19. The Russian center played on the fourth line last season and could see even better opportunities this season.

Jordan Kyrou recorded an assist versus Anaheim. Technically the assist came before the game was postponed on February 11th.

Fantasy Impact: Kyrou was a highly-regarded young prospect coming up. Keep an eye on him in case he breaks out.

Zach Sanford scored a goal Wednesday versus the Ducks. His 16th goal of the season was the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Last season was the first time Sanford played more than 26 games and while he put up his best numbers, he was not much of a fantasy option. He may be developing into a factor as he has upped his production so far.

Sammy Blais recorded an assist versus the Ducks Wednesday. The assist came on the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Blais had not been much of a fantasy option in the past, especially for a winger. Keep an eye on him in the future as he was producing early this season.

Brayden Schenn recorded an assist versus the Ducks Wednesday. The assist came on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Schenn fell from a career-best 70 points in 2017-18 to 54 points. His shooting percentage saw a noticeable dip from the three previous seasons. However, he is on pace to rebound. Schenn has four straight seasons with at least 54 points and is a former #5 overall pick.

Justin Faulk recorded an assist Wednesday versus Anaheim. The assist came on the empty netter at the end of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Faulk has been one of the better goal-scoring defensemen in the NHL in the past. He has six straight seasons of 30+ points but only one over 37 (2014-15 with 49). He is on pace to fall short this season. Faulk is not currently on the top-level of fantasy defensemen but he has been a good option in the past.

Ryan O'Reilly recorded two assists versus Anaheim Wednesday. The first assist came on the power-play and the second came on the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: O'Reilly is coming off a career-high 77 points last season which is worth a roster spot in the vast majority of leagues. He has seven seasons with at least 55 points.

Alex Pietrangelo scored two goals versus the Ducks Wednesday. He has 16 goals this season. The first goal of his in the game came on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Pietrangelo is a solid fantasy option although he has never been elite. He finished with 28 assists last season but has been over 30 in seven different seasons.

Jake Allen saved 26 of the 27 shots he faced after the resumption of the game against the Ducks Wednesday. St Louis would win 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Allen has been a very good goalie in his career and it is highly recommended that you grab him as a handcuff if you have Binnington.

Ben Bishop gave up four goals on 25 shots faced as the Stars were downed by the Rangers 4-2 Tuesday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Bishop was not at his finest Tuesday as he allowed four goals through two periods of play. He buckled down in the third to try and get the Stars back in the match, but the damage had already been done. His record will drop to 21-16-4 with a 2.50 GAA and 0.920 SV% in 44 appearances for 2019-20. He will need to be better than that if the Stars are to get out of their late-season swoon.

Joe Pavelski dished out the secondary helper on Andrew Cogliano's third period goal to pull the Stars to within two against the Rangers Tuesday. Unfortunately, New York hung on to their 4-2 lead at the conclusion of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Pavelski had not produced a point since Feb.27 against Boston. He has 14 goals and 31 points in 67 games this year.

Corey Perry served up the secondary assist on Roope Hintz's early third period power play goal as the Rangers would defeat the Stars 4-2 Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Perry has five goals and 21 points in 57 games played.

Miro Heiskanen provided assists on goals scored by Roope Hintz and Andrew Cogliano in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Heiskanen has eight goals, 35 points, and a plus-14 rating in 68 contests this year.

Roope Hintz scored a power play goal 1:23 into the third period as the Stars fell to the Rangers 4-2 Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Hintz tried sparking a comeback for his squad, but it was too little too late as the Stars were unable to score four goals in the third. He has 19 goals and 33 points in 60 games this year.