Fantasy Hockey News

Game Recaps

Martin Jones saved 33 of the 35 shots he faced in the 3-1 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Jones 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.


Timo Meier scored the lone Sharks goal. It was his 15th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Meier is having a decent start to his career as he has 31 points in his first 95 games.


Joe Pavelski recorded an assist on the lone San Jose goal They would lose 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Pavelski is coming off a 68 point season and is one of the best fantasy options in the NHL.


Brent Burns recorded an assist on the only Sharks goal. He was also called for a minor penalty.

Fantasy Impact: Burns has had two consecutive seasons with at least 75 points. He is a top fantasy defenseman who should be owned in all leagues.


Jacob Markstrom came into the game to relieve Nilsson after two periods and saved all 8 shots he faced in the 6-3 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Markstrom seems to still have the definite edge in the competition for the #1 starter for Vancouver.


Anders Nilsson allowed five goals on 25 shots in two periods before getting pulled.

Fantasy Impact: Nilsson is still competing for the #1 goalie role with Jacob Markstrom but is getting the lesser portion of starts so far.


Brock Boeser recorded a power-play assist on the final Vancouver goal. They would lose 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: Boeser is a 2015 1st round pick who just played his 66th game in the NHL and has 56 points already.


Alexander Edler recorded a power-play assist on the last Canucks goal. He was also called for a minor penalty.

Fantasy Impact: Edler has only 23 points and 49 games played so far this season.


Henrik Sedin recorded an assist on the second Canucks goal. They would lose 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: Henrik Sedin is a key member of the team and should be a strong fantasy asset again this season.


Thomas Vanek scored the second Vancouver goal. He was also called for a minor penalty.

Fantasy Impact: Vanek has been fairly consistent in producing 40-50 point in recent seasons when he makes it through a season without major missed time.


Sam Gagner recorded an assist on the first Canucks goal. They would lose 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: Gagner had 50 points last season but that comes after a season where he put up only 16 points in 53 games.


Sven Baertschi scored the first Vancouver goal. It was his 14th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Baertschi had a combined 63 points in his first two full seasons and is a former 1st round pick.


Daniel Sedin recorded an assist on the second Canucks goal and then scored the third. His goal came on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Daniel Sedin is a key member of the team and should be a strong fantasy asset again this season.


Klefbom dropped a pass to Leon Draisaitl before the forward danced around the Avalanche defence to set up Connor McDavid for a tap-in in OT.

Fantasy Impact: Klefbom has 3 goals and 14 assists in 56 games this season.


Letestu won the puck back behind the goal and pulled the puck back short side, where it hit the post and bounced into the slot, right on tape for Zack Kassian to chop it in.

Fantasy Impact: Letestu has 8 goals and 11 assists in 59 games this season.


Kassian banked in an odd bounce of the outside of the post at 14:33 of the second.

Fantasy Impact: Kassian has 7 goals and 9 assists in 59 games this season.


McDavid dropped the puck to Matt Benning on the point, who forwarded it to Leon Draisaitl on right wing, who skated around the whole D and lifted a backhander past Varlamov early in the middle frame. McDavid was also a benefactor of a gritty Draisaitl solo that presented him with a tap-in to win it in OT.

Fantasy Impact: McDavid has 27 goals and 44 assists in 60 games this season.


Benning slipped the puck to Leon Draisaitl before the latter turned the complete Avs defence inside-out for the game's opening goal early in the second period.

Fantasy Impact: Benning has 4 goals and 10 assists in 55 games this season.


Draisaitl was spectacular Thursday as two exceptional individual efforts won his team the game. He opned the scoring 2:45 into the second as he circled around on the perimeter, deked past a defender to cut inside and he dazzled into the slot to lift it past Varlamov before anyone could pick him up. To finish the fireworks with a little over 2 minutes into OT he simply shrugged off his man, split the remaining two Avs players and once he got Varlamov commit to him, simply slid the puck to Connor McDavid for the tap-in.

Fantasy Impact: Draisaitl has 18 goals and 36 assists in 56 games this season.


Stepan buried an Oliver Ekman-Larsson rebound after 57 seconds of play as Jon Gillies couldn't track the puck on the play.

Fantasy Impact: Stepan has 11 goals and 27 assists in 60 games this season.