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Daily Dose: How Swede It Is

Thursday, January 3, 2019


If you're a fan of offense, and what fantasy owner or DFS player isn't, then the slate in the National Hockey League on Hump Day provided you with quite a bit of enjoyment. From top to bottom it was an amazing night. Several players eclipsed the three-point plateau, including one hat trick in Ottawa by the visitors from Vancouver. In six games we had a total of 46 goals, averaging 7.67 goals per game. The only people who weren't smiling after Wednesday's battles were those wearing the blockers and goalie masks. Here's to hoping my new team in Orange County, N.C., the Brewinz, can pile up that kind of offense in our league starting Thursday. Let's get started!

 

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Tuesday's Fantasy Five

 

Elias Pettersson was named to the 2019 NHL All-Star Game, and he won't be skipping the game like Washington's Alex Ovechkin. He celebrated by netting his first-career hat trick, and it was a lucrative third goal, a record third goal and a rare third goal. Pettersson notched his 20th goal of the season on his first goal of the night, triggering a Schedule A bonus of $212,500 in his contract, with another $212,500 for his selection to the ASG. His third goal came in overtime, too, as became just the seventh rookie since the 1983-84 season to record a hat trick that included an OT marker. He is also just the second player since Feb. 13, 2011 to accomplish the feat. In addition, he is the 53rd player in NHL history in the modern era to post 40 career points within their first 40 NHL games, joining only four other active players to accomplish the feat. Oh, and he has seven game-winning goals to also sit atop the list in that category for the season. The Canucks organization has hit Swedish gold yet again!

 

It isn't often Connor McDavid is outshined, but his night certainly wasn't chump change. He posted two goals with an assist, a plus-2 rating, three shots, a blocked shot and a hit over 23:32 of ice time in a 3-1 road victory against the Arizona Coyotes. He has done something Pettersson hasn't, however, posting five consecutive multi-point performances, total four goals with eight assists and his game-winning tally on Wednesday was his fourth in the past 12 outings dating back to Dec. 7. He sits atop the charts in Edmonton with 23 goals and 61 points, hitting the 60-point plateau in just 39 games. McDavid is the fastest to accomplish the feat in an Edmonton sweater since Hall of Famer Mark Messier turned the trick during the 1989-90 campaign. That's now 12 points across the past five outings, as the superstar shows no signs of slowing down.

 

Miro Heiskanen registered a pair of goals with a plus-2 rating and a game-high nine shots on goal in Wednesday's 5-4 victory against the New Jersey Devils. He also added three blocked shots with a minor penalty over 21:14 of ice time across 28 shifts. The rookie snapped an eight-game scoreless skid with the two-goal effort, and he collected his first game-winning tally since Oct. 30. For a while he was leading all rookies in scoring, but he has since tailed off in that department. However, perhaps his first multi-point game since Dec. 9 will get him back on track for his fantasy owners.

 

Johnny Gaudreau had another superb game, leading the Calgary Flames to a road victory in Hockeytown over the Detroit Red Wings. He finished with a goal, three assists, a plus-2 rating, four shots on goal and a minor penalty in the impressive performance. His goal came on the power play, as did one of his assists. Johnny Hockey is up to 22 goals with 59 points and an impressive plus-17 rating, including three goals and eight points over the past two outings, and 12 goals with 30 points and a plus-6 rating just since Dec. 2 across 15 games. Fantasy owners love an average of 2.0 points per game over an extended period. That's superstar caliber.

 

Brent Burns was able to extend his point streak to four games in Wednesday's 5-4 road victory against the Avalanche, posting a power-play goal and three assists, including one helper on the man advantage. That's three goals and nine points across his point streak, while notching two of those goals and four of the points on the power play. It's a big change from Burns' performance against the Avalanche from a season ago when he squeezed off 18 shots over three games, but managed no goals and just one assist with a minus-1 rating. He'll have plenty of time to rest and get ready to do it again, as the Sharks are in action again until Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

 

Fantasy Game of the Night

 

The Dallas Stars were lambasted publicly by CEO Jim Lites, and he especially lit into stars Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin in his profanity-laced tirade. Perhaps there is a method to his madness, however. Seguin scored a power-play goal with a second even-strength marker in a three-goal second period for the Stars. Alexander Radulov chipped in with the primary assist on both of Seguin's goals, and he also assisted on Benn's marker in the first period. That's also back-to-back games with a goal from Benn, and Seguin has posted two goals and four points during his current three-game streak. Perhaps tough love is just what Benn, Seguin and the Stars needed. They're 3-0-1 over the past four outings. Ben Bishop was anything but sharp, allowing four goals on 34 shots, but the offensive support propelled him to another victory. John Klingberg was good for two assists, a plus-2 rating, three shots and a minor penalty. Klingberg's production has been down over the past two months, posting no goals since Oct. 23 while managing just six assists across the past 12 contests. He has helpers in back-to-back games on the power play, so perhaps he is back for his nervous fantasy owners. The buy-low window is wide open, but it won't last long.

 

While the Devils didn't have as many big performances, there were plenty of fantasy performances worthy of mention. Will Butcher and Travis Zajac each chipped in with a pair of assists for the only two multi-point performances for New Jersey. In addition to Zajac's helpers, he also added five blocked shots. Brian Boyle, Jesper Bratt, Kyle Palmieri and Drew Stafford each lit the lamp for the visitors, while Andy Greene, Nico Hischier and Brett Seney were able to get on the board with a helper. Blake Coleman wasn't able to join the scoring party, but he was able to dish out seven hits to help offset an ugly minus-3 rating. It was an ugly performance for Mackenzie Blackwood, who yielded four goals on 40 shots. He has 35 or more saves in four of his past five starts.

 

Quick Hits: Pettersson wasn't the only one making noise for Vancouver, as Brock Boeser was good for a pair of assists and seven shots on goal. He has managed eight goals, 14 points and a plus-10 rating across the past 12 contests. In that same game it was Sven Baertschi adding a goal and assist with a plus-1 rating, while Alexander Edler was busy with three helpers, three shots, a blocked shot and two hits. The rearguard has managed two goals with nine points and a plus-3 rating across the past eight outings. … Matt Duchene went for a goal and assist in the home loss, giving him 16 goals and 40 points. The Senators might not have a ton of fantasy studs, but he is certainly back as one of them. … Mark Stone is also a relevant fantasy option, especially after Wednesday's outing. He had a goal, assist, blocked shot and hit, giving him eight goals and 17 points over the past 15 affairs. … Anton Athanasiou had another multi-point outing, and he has three goals and four points over the past four. … Zach Aston-Reece went for a goal and plus-2 rating with two hits. While Bryan Rust was back from injury and on the top scoring line, dropping Aston-Reece off the top unit, he appears to have some nice confidence from the temporary assignment with the big boys. … Sidney Crosby had a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating, while Jake Guentzel and Kris Letang also chipped in with a goal and an assist. Letang was especially productive with four blocked shots and three hits. … It was a nightmare game for Henrik Lundqvist and his fantasy owners. King Henrik was crowded by the Pens, coughing up six goals on just 18 shots in the loss.

 




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