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Matthew Barzal recorded an assist versus the Rangers Friday. The assist was his 22nd of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Barzal is a strong fantasy asset. He is likely the best fantasy asset on the Islanders.


Andy Greene scored the lone Islanders goal Friday versus New York. The goal was his first one of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Greene has been in the league for 15 years. At this point, he should only be owned in deeper leagues.


Semyon Varlamov saved 32 of the 35 shots he faced versus the Islanders Friday. The Rangers would win 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: Varlamov has had a long career, with two great seasons and two terrible ones. Overall, he has been slightly above average. So far this season, his numbers have been better than his career averages.


Jeremy Swayman stopped 31 of 33 shots faced in a 4-2 win against the Washington Capitals Thursday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Swayman will improve his record to 2-0-0 with a 2.01 GAA and 0.947 save percentage in his first two career NHL starts.


Craig Smith scored a power-play goal 16:55 into the third period to allow Boston to regain their two-goal lead over the Washington Capitals Thursday. Smith also got the secondary helper on Jeremy Lauzon's early goal too. Boston would hang on to win the game 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Smith has seven goals and 19 points in 36 games played this year.


Brad Marchand scored a short-handed goal 4:09 into the second period of action to give Boston a 3-0 lead. His goal would turn out to be the eventual game winner as the Bruins would win the contest by a final score of 4-2. Additionally he dished out the primary helper on Jeremy Lauzon's early goal too.

Fantasy Impact: Marchand has now scored seven goals in his last six contests. Through 35 games played this year, Marchand has 19 goals and 47 points.


Anton Blidh scored his first goal of the season 16:02 into the first period unassisted to put the Bruins up 2-0 over Washington Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: In only six games played this year, Blidh has only one goal and zero helpers.


Jeremy Lauzon scored his first goal of the season just 33 seconds into Thursday's contest against the Washington Capitals. Boston would win 4-2 in the end.

Fantasy Impact: Lauzon has one goal, five points, and a plus-three rating in 23 games.


Jordan Eberle scored a goal versus the Flyers Thursday. The goal was his 14th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Eberle has been a solid contributor for a long time. However, his last two seasons had been his worst of the past seven.


Leo Komarov recorded an assist versus Philadelphia. The assist was his fifth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Komarov has never had more than 36 points in a season, with the past three seasons being under 30. He is a very deep league type of asset.


Brock Nelson scored a goal versus the Flyers Thursday. The goal was his 15th of the season and third in his past four games.

Fantasy Impact: Nelson had been a consistent solid fantasy contributor for the last several seasons. He has reached 40 points in five of the past six seasons.


Anthony Beauvillier recorded an assist Thursday versus Philadelphia. The assist was his seventh of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Beauvillier is a former 2015 first-round pick. He is coming off a career-high 39 points last season. He needs to pick up the pace to reach that this season.


Ryan Pulock recorded an assist Thursday versus Philadelphia. The assist was his 14th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Pulock is a solid fantasy option. He has scored in the 30's in the past three seasons.


Ilya Sorokin saved 25 of the 27 shots he faced versus the Flyers Thursday. The Islanders would win 3-2 in the shootout.

Fantasy Impact: Sorokin is a rookie this season. He serves as a potent 1-2 punch with Varlamov.


Ekholm recorded 2 assists with a plus 3 rating Thursday against Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: He was among trade speculation prior to this amazing run. Expect him to remain an important piece of the Preds as the trade deadline approaches.


Saros is on quite the run. He's 8-0-2 in his last 10 starts with a 1.19 GAA and .964 Save percentage.

Fantasy Impact: It looks like Saros is finally coming into his own this season and is ready to command the net the rest of this season and seasons to come. Look for him to continue his hot streak against the Lightning.


Viktor Arvidsson scored 3 goals on a team high 6 shots Thursday night vs. Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Look for Arvidsson to continue putting the puck in the back of the net Saturday against Tampa Bay.


Nedeljkovic stopped all 24 shots faced to record his second shutout of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The combination of Nedelkjovic and Petr Mrazek has been on fire lately. Look for the Canes to keep it up Saturday against the Red Wings


Aho scored the first goal on the power play which proved to be the game winner.

Fantasy Impact: He also recoded 18:42 TOI in the win. Look for him to continue his point streak when the Canes next take the ice.


Martin Necas recorded one goal and one assist on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Necas is continuing to have a breakout season with 9G, 19A, a plus 16 rating, and 6 GWG. Look for him and Canes to continue their winning ways Saturday against Detroit.