Fantasy Hockey News

Game Recaps

David Pastrnak scored all four Bruins goals in Boston's 4-2 home victory over the Anaheim Ducks Monday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: The scoring outbreak rockets Pastrnak to six goals on the season. Heading into tonight's games, Pastrnak is one of three players tied at six goals on the young season who trail only Edmonton's James Neal (7).


Crosby contributed to Sunday's 7-3 victory by helping Dominik Simon in the second period and Jake Guentzel in the third.

Fantasy Impact: Already at ten points in six games, Crosby is so far worth whatever he costs in fantasy.


Letang helped Sam Lafferty (PPG) in the second period and Jake Guenzel in the third as the Penguins dominated the Jets 7-3.

Fantasy Impact: On a five-game point streak (8 points in six games), Letang is a high-scoring defenseman who should be on fantasy teams.


Guentzel's goals in the second period and third periods contributed to the 7-3 blowout on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Now on a five-game point streak, Guentzel is definitely a fantasy option.


Jarry stopped 27 of 29 shots in Sunday's 7-3 victory over Winnipeg.

Fantasy Impact: As a backup goalie, Jarry is not useful in fantasy.


Simon scored in the second period of the 7-3 win over Winnipeg.

Fantasy Impact: Although he has only two points in six games, if Simon continues to play on the top line with Sidney Crosby, fantasy players might want to give him a look.


Lafferty scored in the first and third periods as the Penguins dominated the Jets 7-3 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: As a fourth-line center with only 13:20 time-on-ice, Lafferty is not a good choice for fantasy.


Aston-Reese's goals came in the first and third periods (SHG) of the 7-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. He also assisted Sam Lafferty.

Fantasy Impact: Even with four points in the last two games, it's not clear Aston-Reese belongs on a fantasy team.


Evgenii Dadonov also had a goal and an assist on Friday. It was a tough weekend for the Panthers as they lost 3-2 to the Sabers Friday, and 3-2 to the Islanders Saturday, both losses were in the shootout.

Fantasy Impact: The former KHL star has been a great addition to the Florida Panthers. Dadonov has scored 28 goals in each of past two NHL seasons, to go along with point totals of 65 and 70. The thirty-year-old winger should have no trouble providing fantasy owners similar production in 2019-20. Dadonov has 5 points in 5 games this season.


Phil Kessel didn't record a point in the milestone game, as the Coyotes fell 3-2 to the Avalanche in OT.

Fantasy Impact: It has been a slow start to the 2019-20 season for Phil Kessel, with no goals, and just 1 assist in 4 games. Kessel is coming off 92, and 82 point seasons the past two years, and while he is unlikely to hit those totals in 2019-20, he will certainly get going at some point this season. Fantasy owners can expect Kessel to push the 25 goal, 65-70 point mark this season.


Mark Scheifele scored the overtime winning goal in the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday Night.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Scheifele continues to be an integral part of the Jets offensive attack, finding the scoresheet on the majority of nights that the Winnipeg Jets are in action. Continue rolling him out in your lineup in all fantasy formats.


Patrik Laine picked up 2 goals and 2 assists in the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild in their home opener. Laine ended the night with 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 SOG, 8 Hits, 1 blocked shot and a +4 rating.

Fantasy Impact: This was a statement game from Finnish sniper Patrik Laine. He is showing that he is more than just a sniper, adding 7 assists so far this season and using his size to his advantage all over the ice.


Ryan Reaves adds to lead in 6-2 Vegas victory over Calgary.

Fantasy Impact: Vegas fan favorite Reaves has been known more for fights than goals in his career. Unless your league allows points for hits, Reavo can safely be left on fantasy waiver wires.


William Carrier tallies a goal and assist in 6-2 drubbing of Calgary on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: It was the first multi-point game in Carrier's NHL career. Known more for hits than points, Carrier can be be left on the waiver wire until he can show he can get goals and assists on a consistent basis.


Paul Stastny shoots five-hole and beats David Rittich for his first goal of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The shifty Stastny capitalized on a Calgary turnover for the score. Paul has scored 40 or more points in his past five of six seasons. There is no reason to expect less this season.


Anton Khudobin surrendered three goals on 24 shots faced in Dallas' loss to the Washington Capitals Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Khudobin has not looked too sharp in his first two starts of the season as he has allowed seven goals on 57 shots faced. He will need to tighten things up if he wants to remain as the team's backup option to starter Ben Bishop.


Miro Heiskanen served up the secondary assist to Radek Faksa's goal as the Stars lost to the Capitals 4-1 Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Heiskanen has a plus-one rating along with a goal, and a pair of assists through six games played this year.


Mattias Janmark provided the primary assist on Radek Faksa's goal during Dallas' 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Fantasy Impact: Janmark has produced one goal and three assists through six games played this year.


Radek Faksa scored a goal to cut the Capitals' lead to 3-1. Unfortunately for the Stars, Washington would end up winning the game 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: Faksa currently has produced points in the last two games he has played in. He will look to continue this strong trend heading into Monday's road game against the Buffalo Sabres.


Patrice Bergeron scored his first goal of the season Saturday night as the Bruins topped the New Jersey Devils 3-0 in Boston.

Fantasy Impact: Bergeron poked in a rebound on the power play late in the second period to give the B's a 3-0 lead. Bergeron does not appear to be hampered by a groin injury that was the cause of pre-season concern.