Fantasy Hockey News

Game Recaps

Clayton Keller scored a goal versus the Maple Leafs Sunday. The goal was his 11th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: With 65 points in his first full NHL season, Keller presented a good first sign for what he could offer going forward. Keller does offer more volatility than a player with a longer track record of success.

Christian Fischer recorded an assist versus Toronto Sunday. Arizona would win 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Last season was the first significant season of his career so he is still a work-in-progress as to what he will become. Fischer scored 33 points last season.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson recorded an assist versus the Maple Leafs Sunday. The assist came on the second Coyotes goal.

Fantasy Impact: In his last five seasons, Ekman-Larsson has put up between 39-55 points each season. Ekman-Larsson is a good fantasy option.

Mario Kempe scored a goal versus Toronto Sunday. The goal was his third of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kempe only has four career goals. Kempe was drafted back in 2007 but made his NHL debut in 2017-18 with 18 games.

Alex Goligoski recorded an assist versus Toronto Sunday. The assist came on the first Arizona goal.

Fantasy Impact: He is currently on a pace to end up with a point total in the 30's. Goligoski has a solid track record of being a serviceable fantasy option.

Vinnie Hinostroza scored a goal versus Toronto Sunday. His fifth goal of the season would be the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: The main reservation is that he was not highly-regarded coming into his draft season where he fell to the 6th round in 2012. Hinostroza is young (24 years old) and coming off a 25 point season.

Derek Stepan recorded two assists versus the Maple Leafs Sunday. The first assist came on the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: In his eight seasons in the NHL, he has scored between 44-57 points in each season. Stephan is a solid fantasy option.

Jordan Oesterle recorded two assists versus Toronto Sunday. The first assist came on the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Oesterle does not have much of an NHL resume but so far he has not shown much production. Outside of very deep formats, he is probably not an option.

Lawson Crouse scored a goal and an assist versus Toronto Sunday. The goal was his eighth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The bright side is that he has plenty of talent and was a 2015 1st round pick. Crouse has not provided much fantasy value yet.

Darcy Kuemper saved 24 of the 26 shots he faced versus the Maple Leafs Sunday. Arizona won 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Kuemper has perhaps his best chance to win a major role. He seems to have won the starting job right now. Kuemper has been a backup goalie for multiple seasons now. It can be argued last season was his best, as he was 10-1-3 with a 2.10 GAA with the Kings.

Henrik Lundqvist earned his 446th win of his career Saturday, putting him all alone in sixth place for victories by goaltenders all-time.

Fantasy Impact: Lundqvist reached another milestone in his illustrious career Saturday night. With this win he passes legendary Terry Sawchuck for career wins by a goalie. He saved 27 out of 29 shots against the Bruins on Saturday in the win. Next up he will attempt to surpass Curtis Joseph for fifth all-time with 454 wins.

Filip Chytil found the back of the net on Saturday evening as the Rangers went on to defeat Boston 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Chytil has been quietly producing for the Rangers' offense at a modest rate. He's managed to obtain a point in five out of his last six games. Keep an eye on this young prospect as New York tries to find its future pieces to a successful scoring unit.

Mats Zuccarello provided two assists in New York's 3-2 win against Boston Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Zuccarello continues to rack up assists as he was able to deliver two more on Saturday. He's really finding his groove right now as he has been able to produce at least a point in six of his last seven games. He will return to action Tuesday, January 29 against a long-time foe in the Philadelphia Flyers who are allowing 3.52 goals per game.

Mika Zibanejad scored two goals in New York's 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins Saturday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Zibanejad had another multiple-goal night as he helped lift the Rangers passed the Bruins Saturday. One of his two goals came on the power play as well. He has had two multiple-goal games in his last three. Zibanejad currently has 44 points, and can easily eclipse his personal watermark for most points in a single season which is 51.

Artemi Panarin scored a second period power play goal —his 19th goal of the season —as the Blue Jackets fell 2-1 to Minnesota Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: In his last six games before the All-Star bye week, Panarin has scored 6 goals with two assists. He'll be a key cog for fantasy owners in the second half.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29-of-31 shots and was the tough luck loser as the Blue Jackets fell to the Wild 2-1 Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: It was the first start since December 20th where Bobrovsky has allowed fewer than three goals. Fantasy owners are hoping the week off will get Bobrovsky back on the right track in what has been a strange season for the Russian netminder.

Max Domi scores in Habs loss

Sun, Jan 20th 10:46am EST
By John Pritchard

Max Domi chipped in a second period goal as the Flyers routed the Canadiens 5-2 Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Domi has two goals and two assists in his last three games, a sign he could be heating up in the wake of a long goalless streak.

Ilya Kovalchuk scored a goal versus Avalanche Saturday. His ninth goal of the season came on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Kovalchuk used to be an elite star before leaving the NHL after the 2012-13 season to play overseas. Kovalchuk had missed most of the month of December with an ankle injury.

Drew Doughty recorded an assist versus Colorado Saturday. The assist came on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Doughty set a career-high with 60 points last season. Doughty is a strong fantasy defenseman.

Anze Kopitar recorded a power-play assist versus the Avalanche Saturday. He was called for two minor penalties.

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