Fantasy Hockey News

Latest Player Updates

Oliver Ekman-Larsson now has 3 points, in 5 games this season, after picking up 2 assists in the Coyotes 4-2 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Oliver Ekman-Larsson started the 2019-20 season a little slow, but he now has 3 points in his past 2 contests. Ekman-Larsson has proven to be a good producer from the backend, topping 40 points on 5 separate occasions in his nine-year career. Fantasy owners can expect OEL to once again hit the 40 point mark this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Darcy Kuemper stopped 38 of 40 shots faced, as the Coyotes topped the Jets 4-2 in Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Darcy Kuemper kept up his hot start to the 2019-20 season on Tuesday night. Kuemper has been great for the Coyotes dating back to last season, and looks every bit like a top-end NHL goaltender. Owners can start Kuemper with confidence as a borderline No.1 fantasy goaltender. Darcy Kuemper will take a 1.52 GAA and a .955 save percentage in to his next start.

Category: Game Recaps


Cory Schneider gave up 6 goals on 34 shots in Monday’s loss to the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Schneider is 0-3 to start the season and has a .876 save percentage. He has struggled so far this season and should not be started.

Category: Game Recaps


P.K. Subban assists in loss

Wed, Oct 16th 11:46am EDT
By Andrew Mulville

P.K. Subban tallied an assist against Florida on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Subban has just 2 points this season. Until the Devils end their slump, Subban is not a reliable starter.

Category: Game Recaps


Taylor Hall scored his first goal of the season against the Panthers on Monday. He also had an assist in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Hall has 4 points in five games this year. Look for Hall to improve as the Devils try to end their winless streak.

Category: Game Recaps


Pavel Zacha scored a goal and recorded two assists on Monday against the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Zacha has 4 points through 5 games this season. He will be unreliable if the Devils continue to struggle.

Category: Game Recaps


Hedman assists in win

Wed, Oct 16th 11:34am EDT
By Andrew Mulville

Victor Hedman recorded an assist in Tampa Bay’s win over Montreal.

Fantasy Impact: Hedman has 5 assists in 6 games to start the season. He is a key member of the Lightning and plays a big role in their attack. He is a must-start.

Category: Game Recaps


Andrei Vasilevskiy had 33 saves on 34 shots in Montreal Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Vasilevskiy is 3-1 to start the year and has a .921 save percentage. He will look to continue his good form against Boston Thursday.

Category: Game Recaps


Mark Scheifele scored once and added an assist in the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Both points for Scheifele came on the powerplay.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Scheifele is up to 4 goals and 8 assists through 8 games played so far this season. The production comes as no surprise with Scheifele as he and Blake Wheeler form one of the most dangerous duo's in the NHL. Signs are pointing to the Jets powerplay starting to click which would be good news for Mark Scheifele owners.

Category: Game Recaps


Kyle Connor scored a beautiful backhand goal on the powerplay in the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes last night. Connor finished the game with with 1 goal, 2 SOG and a -2 rating in 22:42 of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: Kyle Connor is up to 3 goals and 1 assist through 8 games played. Connor is off to a slower start than what we're accustomed to with him but it should be noted that he did miss all of training camp without a contract, and has played the whole season on the Jets second line rather than the first line as we have seen in previous years. Better days are ahead for Connor as he is still a staple on the Jets top powerplay unit and has a major role in the top six.

Category: Game Recaps


Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist against Montreal on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Stamkos has 8 points through 6 games this season. He will look to keep up the momentum against Boston on Thursday.

Category: Game Recaps


Nikita Kucherov recorded two assists against Montreal on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Kucherov has 8 points through 6 games this season. Start him in your lineup and forget about him.

Category: Game Recaps


Frederik Andersen stopped 27 of 29 shots in what was a solid 4-2 victory for his Toronto Maple Leafs over the visiting Minnesota Wild.

Fantasy Impact: The win improved Andersen's record to 4-2-0 on the season and he now possesses a 3.14 goals against average and .893 save percentage. The workhorse's ratios are slowly moving in the right direction after what's now back to back wins of two goals or less following an absolute clunker against the Lightning. He'll likely have the day off against Washington on Wednesday, but continue to roll him out there in the future.

Category: Game Recaps


John Tavares scored the Maple Leafs first goal of the game in what was an eventual 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. It was his second of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The goal total so far might be a bit lower than expected considering he sniped a career-high 47 a season ago, but his shot total this season is what's most alarming. Tavares only has 10 shots on goal through seven games. That's simply not going to cut it for a sniper. He's still managed to provide six points (two goals, four assists) in seven games to salvage this "downswing" to open the year, but he needs to start creating more opportunities to reach the lofty goal expectations set for him.

Category: Game Recaps


Auston Matthews fired home his seventh goal of the season in Toronto's 4-2 victory over the Wild on Tuesday. He had three shots on goal and led Maple Leafs forwards in ice-time with 17:42.

Fantasy Impact: The Matthews goal scoring is continuing at an impressive rate. What's most encouraging is that the majority (5) have came at even-strength, suggesting that he's creating his own chances and not relying on the power-play. It'd be nice if he started mixing in some assists too, since he only has one so far, but you can't be disappointed if he's on your fantasy team.

Category: Game Recaps


Mitch Marner scored his third goal of the season and added two assists in the Maple Leafs 4-2 victory over the Wild. The goal and one of the assists came with the man-advantage. He chipped in three shots, a hit and a block.

Fantasy Impact: Marner is now up to three goals and six assists in seven games and is tied for the team lead in points (9) with Morgan Rielly. Six of Marner's points this season have came on the power-play and when you consider the Leafs have seven goals with the extra man this season, Marner is the clear heartbeat of the team's effectiveness on the PP.

Category: Game Recaps


Morgan Rielly broke out in a big way on Tuesday night, coming through with four second-period assists that led the Maple Leafs to a 4-2 win over Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: Rielly was all over the ice in this one, picking up two of his assists on the power-play, firing six shots on goal and serving two penalty minutes. He hasn't scored a goal yet this season, but he now has nine assists through seven games. Elite outbursts like this are why you should confidently deploy Rielly in every game he suits up.

Category: Game Recaps


Mikko Rantanen scored the game-winning goal and tallied two assists in Monday's 6-3 victory on the road against Washington. He logged three points, a plus-1 rating, one shot, and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: His goal came on the power-play with help from Gabriel Landeskog. There was a scramble in front of the net and a loose puck was stabbed by a reaching Landeskog. It found Rantanen's stick and was promptly put home his fourth of the season. He's now up to nine points and is a must-start whenever Colorado is on the ice.

Category: Game Recaps


Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists on Monday, propelling the visiting Colorado Avalanche over the Washington Capitals 6-3. He finished the game with three points, a plus-1 rating, three shots and two hits.

Fantasy Impact: Kadri's goal was the third shot by the Avs on Holtby, which happened to be the third goal of the game. He took a rink-wide feed from Donskoi and let go a wrister that beat the tender off the far post and in. He's now up to two goals and four points through five games and it's worth noting that he is seeing time on power-play's top unit.

Category: Game Recaps


Erik Johnson notched the opening goal of the game on Monday, which started an unanswered four-goal streak for the Avs which set them up for a 6-3 win on the road. Johnson finished the game with one goal, a plus-1 rating, three shots and two hits.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson was open on the point and took a pass from newly acquired Nazem Kadri. He let a low wrister go and beat Holtby through the five-hole. It was a muffin of a goal from the blue line but he, and the Avs will take it. He has one point through five games this year and won't do much for fantasy owners in the points department.

Category: Game Recaps