Studs & Duds - Wednesday 2/6
Yes...I didn't forget this week. Moral victory for bondon.... Hope you guys enjoy it. Then it'll be a real victory for bondon!
1. He's too Fasth
Get it? Fast-h? Fasth? Ha...I'm SO clever I should write for NHL.com. From what I've read it sounds like Viktor Fasth plays deep in his crease and relies on his quick movement, and he was putting it to good use on Wednesday. Fasth stopped all of the shots he faced against the Avs. This is really bad news for Hiller owners, as Fasth has now started two in a row and will likely see number three in Dallas on Friday.
2. Segue-in to the top line
(Quiet sentium, I'm sacrificing spelling for amusement. Deal with it!) Claude Julien made a switch to the lineup moving Tyler Seguin to the top line and they delivered as they combined for five points in the third period to earn the W in Montreal. This was a welcome sight for Seguin owners as he has been, in large part, a disappointment so far.
3. Benn waiting for this...
After a contract hold out and struggling with only one point in his first four games, Jamie Benn is back baby. Benn now has five points and six shots in his last two games and is making up for lost time.
1. Semyawn Varlamov
Three goals allowed on 20 shots. Ugly percentages. Typically a good play on home games according to the splits, Semyon Varlamov put up a clunker of a game. It's pretty easy to tell that the Avalanche are really hurting without Landeskog and O'Reilly in their lineup (D'uh..)
2. Paging Corey Perry...
Psst...hey Mr. Perry, this probably isn't the way you want to play in your contract year eh? You name it, and Corey Perry ain't doin' it for your fantasy squad. Goals, points, shots, penalty minutes, powerplay points...Perry is having the lowest production pace in all of these stats over his past six seasons.
3. Montreal's minus-two crew
While Markov and Plekanec both assisted on Montreal's only goal, they were also on the ice for both of the Bruins' third period goals along with Emelin, Gionta, and Bourque.
Stud & Dud
Didn't know whether to make PK Subban a stud or a dud tonight, so I stuck him right in between! Subban scored his first goal of the year on the powerplay, and ended with a good line of four penalty minutes and three blocks. Even though this is a fantasy hockey forum, I can't forgive PK for that stupid slashing penalty he took with his team down with under two minutes left. Stupid, stupid penalty. So congrats PK!...I think?
- David Krejci has quietly put together nine points in nine games. The Czech forward has been a nice surprise so far for owners who expected a 60 point pace. Too bad the plastic surgery went awry though.
- Loui Eriksson has been off to a pretty bad start this year. He now has five points in 11 games He had four two-on-one opportunities tonight, where he either missed the net or had his pass intercepted. He has been snake-bitten, but what probably infuriates managers in multi-cat leagues even more is in his last six games, he has failed to register a shot on goal in four of them.
- Sam Gagner notched an assist and continues to lead the Oilers with 11 points in ten games. Who thought we'd be saying that 10 games into the season? Seriously?
- Wtf Taylor Hall?