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Mats Zuccarello registered a powerplay goal in Minnesota's 6-3 win over the Seattle Kraken on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Zuccarello was the beneficiary of one of the five assists Kevin Fiala provided on the night. Fiala no look back-passed it to Zuccarello who fired it immediately and it leaked through Phillip Grubauer and put it one the board for his 33rd of the year.


Kevin Fiala had five points, a plus-2 rating, five shots, and one block in Minnesota's 6-3 win over the Seattle Kraken.

Fantasy Impact: Four out of the five assists were primary and Fiala continues his dominant season for the Wild. They look very effective on offense right now and have multiple players clicking at the right time. The points accounted for his 46th, 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th assist of the year and brings him up to 82 points in 2022. Look for him to grab a few more as the season closes out.

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Joel Eriksson Ek scored two goals, an assist, an even-rating, three shots and one block in Minnesota's 6-3 win over the Seattle Kraken.

Fantasy Impact: His first goal was a beauty 1-2-3 set up on the power play. Kevin Fiala to Kirill Kaprizov to Eriksson Ek and in. No mistake. His second was an excellent one-time shot that labelled the top shelf after Kevin Fiala fed him in the open in close. The goals account for 22 and 23 this year.

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Jake Guentzel had three goals, five shots, and was a plus-3 as the Penguins shutout the Bruins 4-0 Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: The 27-year-old has now met the 40-goal mark for the second time in his career and the first time since 2019. Guentzel has been stapled to Crosby's left side since arriving in Pittsburgh and is enjoying a career year with 81 points.

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Bobby Brink recorded two assists, one shot, and was a plus-1 in the Flyers 6-3 win over the Canadiens Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: The 20-year-old continues to be a bright spot as the Flyers limp towards the end of the season. The right winger now has 4 assists in 6 games since signing his entry-level contract after winning the NCAA championship at the University of Denver. Look to scoop him up in deep dynasty leagues as the Flyers search for a boost to their 28th-ranked offense.

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Andrew Copp started the Rangers off right Thursday night recording a natural hat-trick in the first period against the Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: The 27-year-old has fit right in since landing in the Big Apple on trade deadline day. Playing on a line with Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strome, the right winger has recorded 8 goals and 10 assists in 15 games in Rangers blue and red. Copp now has a career-high 53 points on the year.

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Cam Talbot backstopped his squad to a 6-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. He saved 21 of the 24 shots he faced for an .875 save percentage.

Fantasy Impact: Talbot didn't have the busiest evening and got tagged twice by Elias Pettersson. The first one he had no chance on due to the one-timer he laid on him. The second one could of been prevented but the puck bobbled and Pettersson capitalized. In the end it didn't matter because his offense opened it up in the third and gave him a three goal cushion. That is back to back wins for Talbot which brings his numbers to 31-12-0-4 with a 2.78 GAA and .911 save percentage. Expect Marc-Andre Fleury to tend the net tomorrow against Seattle.

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Jared Spurgeon netted a goal in Minnesota's 6-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. His stat line included one point, a plus-3 rating, three shots and three hits.

Fantasy Impact: The Wild captain regained the lead for his team after taking a wrist shot from the point with a heavy screen. Thatcher Demko wasn't able to track it and it crossed the line for his tenth marker of the year. He's up to 39 points.

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Evan Bouchard had two assists, two blocks, two hits and four shots as the Oilers defeated the Stars 5-2 Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: The 22-year-old has had an up-and-down year in his first season as an NHL regular, but has contributed on offense to the tune of 10 goals and 30 assists over 76 games. With 34 of his 40 points coming at even strength, fantasy managers should keep an eye on the blueliner as he earns a bigger role on the Oilers lethal power play.

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Zach Hyman slid a backhander past Stars goalie Scott Wedgewood in the 2nd period to give the Oilers a 3-2 lead en route to a 5-2 win Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: The 29-year-old has fit right in after signing with Edmonton as a free agent after six seasons in Toronto. The left wing has set career high in both goals (25) and assists (26) playing mainly on a line with Leon Draisaitl and Kailer Yamamoto. The goal was his first in seven games, although he did record three assists over that stretch.

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Connor McDavid led the way Wednesday night with a goal and two assists as the Oilers defeated the Stars 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: The Oilers captain broke a slight slump by his standards after recording just two assists over his previous four games. The 25-year-old now sits two points ahead of Jonathan Huberdeau in the Art Ross race. McDavid is known for ramping up his play towards the end of the season, having now recorded 17 goals and 36 assists in 35 career games played in April.

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Phil Kessel picks up two assists

Thu, Apr 21st 1:41am EDT
By Sean Varin

It was another disappointing night at the office for the Coyotes, who have now lost eight straight. Kessel contributed two primary assists in the comeback effort in the third period on goals by Nathan Smith and Anton Stralman to help send the game to overtime where the team came up short and fell 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: Kessel moves to 41 assists on the year, bringing him to 48 points. The Coyotes have been in free fall mode since the trade deadline and most players will be matchup dependent.

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Vejmelka stopped 36-of-40 shots-on-goal for a .900 save-percentage in the 4-3 loss.

Fantasy Impact: The Coyotes have just two wins since the trade deadline and can be expected to not win many more down the stretch. Advise extreme caution from a fantasy perspective, especially from goalkeeping, as the team has surrendered 72 goals since March 22nd. Vejmelka moves to 12-31-3 after the overtime loss and now owns a .899 save-percentage with a 3.67 goals-against-average.

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Lankinen stopped 32-of-35 shots-on-goal for a .914 save-percentage in the 4-3 overtime win.

Fantasy Impact: The goalie has only won three games in the last month of play, bringing him to a 6-14-6 record on the year. Lankinen owns an .889 save-percentage and 3.66 goals-against-average in 28 games-played.

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Mike Smith stays hot

Thu, Apr 21st 1:11am EDT
By Curtis Underhill

Mike Smith was the second star in a win over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Smith has been hot as of late. The 40-year-old netminder appears to have found his form just in time for fantasy (and real life) playoffs. Smith has only allowed six goals in his last six games and has won eight straight starts. Smith is a roster lock right now for fantasy managers.

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Alex Pietrangelo tallied his 29th assist of the season in a 4-3 win over Washington. He finished with a +1 rating, two SOG, and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Pietrangelo now has 42 points in 76 games this season. He has just two points in his last five games and is likely best left on the bench right now.

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Evgeny Kuznetsov registered his 24th goal and 53rd assist of the year in a loss to the Golden Knights. He finished with a +2 rating and four SOG.

Fantasy Impact: Kuznetsov extends his point streak to three straight games. The veteran center has 77 points in 74 games and remains a must start.

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Alex Ovechkin tallied two goals and one assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to Vegas. He finished with a +3 rating, six SOG, and two hits.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin has now hit the 50 goal plateau for the ninth time in his career, which is tied for the most all time. He has 90 points on the season and is a locked in starter.

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Vladar surrendered two goals in a span of five minutes in the second period of play to put the team down 2-0. The Flames fought back though, eventually tying it 2-2 forcing an overtime. Mikael Granlund was the only player to find the net in shootout play, giving the Predators the 3-2 win.

Fantasy Impact: The goalkeeper was pretty solid despite getting the shootout loss. Vladar stopped 25-of-27 shots-on-goal for a .926 save-percentage and was flawless outside of a five minute stretch during the second period of play.

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Juuse Saros picks up shootout win

Tue, Apr 19th 11:16pm EDT
By Sean Varin

Saros was solid in this game, holding a shutout until the 15:13 mark of period two when Andrew Mangiapane found the twine and later added another in the third period and send it to overtime. He seemed to be the only one who could figure out the goalkeeper in this one, as the rest of the offense couldn’t get anything by him. Nashville went on to win 3-2 in shootout play.

Fantasy Impact: Saros stopped 19-of-21 shots-on-goal for a .905 save-percentage in the shootout win. It wasn’t many shots on the goalkeeper but it was enough to get the team the win.

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