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Clayton Keller recorded an assist versus the Sharks Wednesday. The assist came on the eventual game-winner.

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.

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a goal Wednesday versus San Jose. His sixth goal was the eventual game-winner.

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

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Jordan Weal recorded an assist Wednesday versus the Sharks. It was his first point for the Coyotes.

Fantasy Impact: Weal has not broken out yet. The future is a bit brighter if they keep him as the center on a line with Clayton Keller and Christian Fischer.

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Ilya Lyubushkin recorded an assist versus San Jose Wednesday. The assist came on the third Arizona goal of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Lyubushkin is a 24-year-old rookie from Russia. So far, he does not seem to be much of a fantasy asset.

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Mario Kempe recorded an assist versus the Sharks Wednesday. His assist was the only one of the first goal of the game.

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

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Josh Archibald scored a goal versus San Jose Wednesday. His fourth goal of the season was the final one of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Archibald had only 14 points in 53 career NHL games coming into this season. He is not currently a major factor.

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Alex Galchenyuk scored a goal versus the Sharks Wednesday. His eighth goal of the season came unassisted on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Galchenyuk got a late start to the season so his numbers are suppressed. Galchenyuk has four straight seasons over 40 points going into this season.

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Richard Panik scored a goal versus San Jose Wednesday. His 10th goal of the game came unassisted and shorthanded. Panik was also called for a minor penalty.

Fantasy Impact: Panik has scored 44 points in 2015-16 and 35 in 2016-17. Panik is a decent depth fantasy winger.

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Lawson Crouse scored a goal and an assist Wednesday versus the Sharks. The goal was his seventh of the season and the assist came on the last score of the matchup.

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

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Christian Fischer scored a goal and an assist Wednesday versus San Jose. The goal was his 11th and the assist came on the eventual game-winner. Fischer was also called for a minor penalty.

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

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Darcy Kuemper saves 26 of the 29 shots he faced Wednesday versus the Sharks. Arizona would win 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: With the possible season-ending injury to Raanta, Kuemper is battling with youngster Adin Hill for starts. Kuemper has been a backup goalie for multiple seasons now. Kuemper has perhaps his best chance to win a major role. It can be argued last season was his best, as he was 10-1-3 with a 2.10 GAA with the Kings.

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Carter Hart was heavily-tested on Wednesday, but he was able to help Philadelphia earn a 4-3 win.

Fantasy Impact: It's nice to see Hart and the Flyers playing much better lately. It's looking like they are moving forward after a long rut of bad play. Hart is still a risky option each night and may be more of a matchup-based play moving forward.

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Sean Couturier scored two goals in 1 minute, 15 seconds apart, then added a third-period goal for the hat trick on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: They were his 17th, 18th, and 19th goals of the season. Couturier has been on a nice run and now has a five-game point streak with nine points over that span. The Flyers have found their scoring touch and are looking better lately. Couturier is a good play this weekend in any format.

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Oskar Lindblom snapped a 30-game goalless drought with his tally on Wednesday night against Boston.

Fantasy Impact: Lindblom isn't one to find the net often, but those who started him in DFS should feel proud of their pick. He also assisted on a goal, recording his third multi-point game of the season. Still, Lindblom only holds value for those in deeper leagues.

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Anthony Mantha scored a goal in the Red Wings 3-1 win over the Ducks on Tuesday. He was a plus one with one goal on two SOG in 13:03 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Mantha still only 24, just cant seem to reach his once believed potential. He has been a fine player but nothing special. He is not worth rostering going forward.

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Gustav Nyquist scored a goal in the Red Wings 3-1 win over the Ducks on Tuesday. He was a plus one with one goal on two SOG in 14:40 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Nyquist continues to be a useful fantasy option. He now has 11 goals and 29 assists thru 48 games. Clearly he is a better passer than goal scorer.

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William Karlsson once again didn't pick up a point in in loss against the Jets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Karlsson has to 30 points through 49 games played. He's only recorded one point through his past 11 games played. He gets the Pens next.

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Shayne Gostisbehere picked up an assist in a win on Monday against the Wild.

Fantasy Impact: Gostisbehere's assist was his 13th of the season and his 18th point. He's had a disappointing season after picking up 65 points last season, he'll take on Boston next.

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Evander Kane picked up three assists in a win against the Penguins on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: The three assists brought Kane up to 21 on the season and 37 points overall. He's been red hot lately as he's recorded 14 points in his past 10 games.

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Martin Jones stopped 22 of 24 shots against in a 5-2 win against the Penguins.

Fantasy Impact: The win brought Jones his eight consecutive victory, his last loss was in overtime against the Kings in December. He's up to a .903 save percentage, a 22-8-4 record, and one shutout.

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