Brandon Saad managed to put nine shots on goal Saturday.
The Blue Jackets pummeled Mike Smith in the Arizona net with 60 shots but managed to get just two past him in regulation and overtime before prevailing in the shootout. Saad did not score but had one assist and now has seven goals and 20 points in 22 games. He is a must start.
Kris Versteeg has two goals and four points in his last five games.
The winger has taken over the spot held by the injured Johnny Gaudreau on the Flames top line. He has four goals and eight points this season in 17 games after missing most of November due to injury. He is worth putting in your fantasy lineup in most leagues with Gaudreau on the shelf.
Anthony Duclair has only one goal and four points in 23 games this season.
Duclair is suffering from the proverbial sophomore jinx after a 20 goal, 44 point rookie season. "I think he’s so worried about scoring points that his bursts of energy are all toward scoring points," coach Dave Tippett said. "... Offensive players, I always had a thing I talked about. Players that are real good offensive players that wait for the puck to come I said, ‘I don’t understand. You’re so good when you have the puck. Why don’t you go get it more?’ That’s Duke. He does good things with it when he’s got the puck. He just has to have the puck more. And then if he turns over and goes the other way, go hunt it down and get it back again, that’s where his game can improve a little bit." While we cannot recommend him at this time, he is capable of breaking out.
Joseph Cramarossa (lower body injury) has started skating with the Ducks once again.
Cramarossa was injured a couple of weeks ago as he became tangled up with teammate Rickard Rakell. He had a goal and three points in 13 games so he should not have been in your fantasy lineup.
Jared Boll was back in the Anaheim lineup Saturday and fought Milan Lucic.
That's what Boll is known for and that is the only reason he would be in your fantasy lineup. Boll has one assist in 20 games but does have 36 penalty minutes. Use him at your own discretion.
Rickard Rakell scored his 10th of the season Saturday.
Rakell leads the Ducks in goals despite missing all of October as he held out as a restricted free agent. Rakell had 20 goals last season and certainly seems capable of scoring 25-30 this year.
John Gibson's record moved down to 8-7-4 after his Anaheim Ducks suffered a 3-2 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
After reeling off two straight wins, Gibson gave up three goals on 32 shots in Anaheim's defeat. So far, Gibson's been up and down, much like the Ducks as a whole.
While his two goals rank as a letdown for some, Ryan Getzlaf keeps generating assists, and Saturday was no different.
Getzlaf's two assists helped the Anaheim Ducks salvage a point from a 3-2 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers. With that, Getzlaf has 19 assists and 21 points in 22 games. Anaheim is no longer much of a critical darling, but don't blame the Ducks' captain for the slippage.