Mikhail Grigorenko scored his fifth goal of the 2016-17 season, but his efforts fell short as the Colorado Avalanche lost 3-2 to the San Jose Sharks in OT on Saturday.
This marks his first goal since a tally in a loss to the Stars on Dec. 29. He's been on a bit of a hot streak lately overall, however, as he now has three points (1G, 2A) in his last four contests. He now has 15 points in 41 GP in 2016-17, barely managing more than one SOG per game (50 in those 41).
Spencer Martin helped the Colorado Avalanche grab a standings point, but they ultimately fell 3-2 in overtime to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.
Martin gave up three goals on 30 SOG in this one. The 21-year-old was drafted in the third round (63rd overall) in 2013 and has been playing pretty well at the AHL level so far in his career. There might be some potential there in the future, though one would guess it will still take a while for him to realize any of it in a meaningful way in fantasy.
David Schlemko provided the OTGWG as the San Jose Sharks managed a 3-2 overtime win against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
It was Schlemko's first OT game-winner in the NHL and the fourth GWG of his career. This marks his second tally and 10th point of 2016-17, breaking a seven-game pointless slump. That game featured all rare-scorers (the top scorer hit his fifth goal of the season), so Schlemko seems like an inspired choice to make the difference.
Martin Jones continues to deliver at more or less the same level as his outstanding first season with the Sharks during his second campaign as their No. 1 guy.
Jones nabbed a win on Saturday as San Jose edged the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime. He's now 24-14-2 with a solid .917 save percentage and nice 2.24 GAA. It's plausible that he'll match or best 37 wins, the career-high he set last season. The Sharks took a leap of faith with Jones (he only had 34 games of experience at the NHL level before joining San Jose) and that's been looking like a wise decision.
It was a short appearance for Chad Johnson on Saturday, as he was a big reason why the Calgary Flames fell 7-3 to the Edmonton Oilers.
Johnson stopped one of four shots on goal in just under six minutes of ice time before the Flames saw enough. Brian Elliott had a rough game, too, giving up three goals on 26 shots. Johnson wasn't tagged with the loss, but you can say that he's either lost or had a rough night in three of his last four appearances. Elliott's likely in more control of the Flames' starting job at the moment.
Matt Read returned to action on Saturday January 21.
The Calgary Flames dropped a 7-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, but rookie Matthew Tkachuk continues to make his presence felt.
Tkachuk scored one of Calgary's goals, giving him nine on this increasingly impressive season. Still, it was the 14 PIM that probably turned some heads. He now has 90 on the season; only Antoine Roussel has more with 98. He came into the NHL with a reputation for being a pestering presence, but even with that, most fantasy owners have to be delighted with his mean streak. Opponents? Not so much.
Jordan Eberle continues to put a slump behind him, most emphatically doing so on Saturday with a four-point output in the Edmonton Oilers' 7-3 win against the Calgary Flames.
He generated two goals and two assists in this one, managing a +2 rating and six SOG in just 15:39 TOI. Eberle now has six points in his last four games to give him 32 on the season.