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    • Joe Thornton matches last year's goal total
      Joe Thornton had a hand in both Sharks goals in their 2-0 win over the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

      Advice: Thornton scored on the empty net and assisted on Melker Karlsson’s first-period goal. He has recorded points in five consecutive games. He has 11 goals and 41 points on the year, and has matched his goal total from last season. Thornton is still performing at a first-line-center rate, even at 35 years old. Matt Irwin and Matt Tennyson picked up the other helpers. Rotoworld.com
      53 minutes ago
    • Niemi earns shutout on 31 saves in win vs CHI
      Antti Niemi helped the Sharks earn a 1-0 win against the Blackhawks by making 31 saves Saturday night.

      Advice: San Jose was outshot 31 to 19, and Niemi’s play between the pipes made all the difference. He now has four shutouts on the season, while helping the Sharks to a 5-0-1 record over his last six games. Niemi has a 2.51 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. Even during this hot stretch, Niemi is still more of a number-two in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      54 minutes ago
    • Jonathan Toews gets five shots in loss to SJ
      Jonathan Toews recorded a game-high five shots on net in the Blackhawks’ 1-0 loss to the Sharks on Saturday night.

      Advice: Toews was robbed a few times on a flurry of Grade A chances in the second period. He played 21:27 and finished a minus-one. Despite this, he was still on the ice for seven more Blackhawks shot attempts for at five-on-five. Rotoworld.com
      55 minutes ago
    • Antti Raanta makes 18 saves in loss to Sharks
      Antti Raanta made 18 saves in the Blackhawks’ 2-0 loss to the Sharks on Saturday night.

      Advice: Making his first start since Jan. 20, and third in January, Raanta was generally excellent, except for the juicy rebound he let up on a Matt Irwin shot that led to Melker Karlsson’s goal. The final goal went in via the empty net. Raanta has a 1.80 goals-against average and .939 save percentage this season. Rotoworld.com
      56 minutes ago
    • Tye McGinn suffers undisclosed injury
      Tye McGinn departed from Saturday night’s game because of an undisclosed injury.

      Advice: The 24-year-old played just 4:19 before leaving against the Blackhawks. He has five points in 32 games this season. The Sharks broadcast on Comcast SportsNet said that he was questionable to return. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:01 pm
    • Bouma scores twice in Flames' 4-goal third
      Lance Bouma scored two times in the Flames’ 4-2 come-from-behind win over the Oilers on Saturday night.

      Advice: Edmonton held a 2-0 lead into the third period, then the floodgates opened and the Flames erupted for four goals on 12 shots. Bouma scored the tying goal and the insurance marker at 16:27. He has eight goals and 19 points this season, so he’s not worth owning in fantasy leagues. Paul Byron and Sean Monahan got the other goals. Mikael Backlund and David Jones recorded two assists apiece. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:57 pm
    • Jonas Hiller settles down after poor first
      Jonas Hiller set away 17 shots in the Flames’ 4-2 win against the Oilers on Saturday night.

      Advice: It looked like it was going to be a long night for the Swiss netminder as he gave up two goals 11:41 into the game. Hiller wasn’t really tested much after the first — facing just 10 shots, but he didn’t let the game slip out of hand. Hiller has given up one goal in each of his past four games. He has a 2.36 goals-against average and .914 save percentage this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:56 pm
       
      W, 4-2 vs Edm
    • Scrivens wilts in third period of Oilers loss
      Ben Scrivens gave up four goals on 33 shots in Edmonton’s 4-2 loss to the Flames on Saturday night.

      Advice: A crushing defeat for the Oilers, who had a 2-0 at the start of the third period. The Flames scored four goals on 12 shots in the final frame. Scrivens has one win in his last five games. He has a 3.05 goals-against average and .894 save percentage this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:55 pm
    • Jordan Eberle's two points not enough in loss
      Jordan Eberle’s two-point night wasn’t enough in the Oilers’ 4-2 loss to the Flames on Saturday night.

      Advice: Eberle scored the game’s first goal less than three minutes in, then recorded the primary assist on Benoit Pouliot’s goal at 11:41 of the frame. Eberle has had a very frustrating season, with just 13 goals and 31 points. He has the talent to score 30 and contribute at a point-per-game level. Jeff Petry and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins picked up the other helpers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:55 pm
    • Phil Kessel gets six shots on goal in loss
      Phil Kessel recorded a game-high six shots on net in Toronto’s 1-0 loss to the Flyers on Saturday night.

      Advice: That Kessel has just one goal over his last nine games it not for a lack of trying. Kessel continues to generate shots — his 172 is the sixth-most — so it’s just a matter of time before he gets some better puck luck. On the year, he has 20 goals and 45 points. Cody Franson logged a game-high 24:47, finishing with a minus-one rating and two shots. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:26 pm
       
      L, 1-0 @ Phi
    • Tuukka Rask finishes January with another gem
      Tuukka Rask sticked aside 30 shots in the Bruins’ 3-1 win over the Kings on Saturday night.

      Advice: The lone blemish against Rask came with seven minutes remaining in the tilt. He has shown the benefit of patience in fantasy leagues, as he’s posted his finest month to date: 1.61 goals-against average and .949 save percentage, with seven wins. There aren’t many goalies you want on your team in the second half. Rask has a 2.31 GAA and .921 SV% on the year. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:58 pm
    • Ben Scrivens to face Calgary on Saturday
      Ben Scrivens will face the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.

      Advice: Scrivens comes in with a 9-16-7 with 101 goals against through 36 games this season. And in three career starts and five games against the Flames, Scrivens is winless with 15 goals against. Unless you're in a reverse fantasy league, you may want to find a more favorable matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:28 pm
    • Ben Scrivens to face Calgary on Saturday
      Ben Scrivens will face the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.

      Advice: Scrivens comes in with a 9-16-7 with 101 goals against through 36 games this season. And in three career starts and five games against the Flames, Scrivens is winless with 15 goals against. Unless you're in a reverse fantasy league, you may want to find a more favorable matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:28 pm
    • Tuukka Rask to face LA Kings on Saturday
      Tuukka Rask will face the LA Kings on Saturday night.

      Advice: Boston comes into the match holding onto the first Wild Card slot by a single point over the NY Rangers. Rask meanwhile owns a 21-11-7 record with 72 goals against through 40 games this season. He's been especially good over the last two months. Going 10-5-6 with 42 goals against in 22 games. Yes, record may not be stellar, but remember all Rask can do is stop the puck and he's averaged fewer than two goals against per game in that time. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:17 pm
    • Neal to return to Pittsburgh Monday
      James Neal will play in Pittsburgh on Sunday for the first time since he was traded to Nashville last June.

      Advice: Although Neal wasn't with the Penguins long (three seasons), he did make an impact with the club. That said he is not too concerned about his return. "I'm not too worried about it or thinking about it too much," Neal said. "I think playing [the Penguins in October] in Nashville kind of washed that away and I really haven’t looked back. We've been having great success here, and it's really all I'm focused on." It will be interesting to see how Neal fares against his former teammates. In the October 25th meeting of the Penguins and the Preds Neal did not hit the scoresheet in a 3-0 loss. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:21 am
       
      New Player Note
      James Neal Nsh - LW,RW
    • Varlamov now tied for 2nd all-time in Avs' SO
      With his shutout against the Predators Friday night, Semyon Varlamov tied David Aebischer for second on the all-time Avalanche shutout list.

      Advice: Of course Patrick Roy is first with 37 followed by Varlamov and Aebischer at 17. Given that Varlamov has only been in Denver for what amounts to two and a half seasons, that is a nice accomplishment. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:07 am
    • Raanta likely starter Saturday v Sharks
      Look for Antti Raanta to get the start Saturday night against San Jose.

      Advice: The Blackhawks played Friday night and won against the Ducks 4-1 with Corey Crawford making 21 saves. So it is likely that Raanta will get the call in the second of back-to-back contests. In his last start on January 21st, Raanta was sharp stopping 35 shots in a 6-1 win over Phoenix. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:34 am
    • Tyler Kennedy misses practice Friday
      Tyler Kennedy missed practice on Friday with a lower body injury.

      Advice: Kennedy missed Thursday's game with the injury. He has seven points including four goals in 18 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:24 am
       
      Day-to-Day
      W, 2-0 vs Chi
    • Antti Niemi expected to get start Saturday
      Look for Antti Niemi to be between the pipes on Saturday.

      Advice: Niemi has won his last two starts and is 20-11-5 this season with a 2.58 GAA and a .911 save percentage. He will face the Chicago Blackhawks but it will be Hawks third game in four nights on a California road trip, so they may be tired. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:18 am
    • Chris Stewart is lone Sabre getting better
      One of the few Buffalo players who has been playing better as of late is Chris Stewart.

      Advice: After starting the season in quicksand, Stewart has scored four goals (all on the power play) and registered six points in Buffalo's last five games. That makes him Wayne Gretzky on this team. If you are looking for a strong power-play performer, Stewart should be a consideration. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:24 am
    • Rask likely starter v Kings Saturday night
      Look for Tuuka Rask to get the start Saturday night against Los Angeles as it is doubtful the Bruins would turn to newly-promoted Malcolm Subban.

      Advice: Subban was just recalled from Providence to backup Rask as Niklas Svedberg was dispatched to the AHL for what was called conditioning. Rask is coming off a very strong 43-save win against the Islanders on Thursday. The 27-year-old has picked up his game since the New Year as he has registered at least one point in all but one game, and is a must start in all hockey pool formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:32 am
    • Jonas Hiller to start on Saturday
      Jonas Hiller will start again on Saturday for the Calgary Flames.

      Advice: The Flames take on the Edmonton Oilers and Hiller is 15-4-1 in his career against the Flames neighbors to the North although most wins were when Hiller was with Anaheim. "Hills is giving us a chance to win," said coach Bob Hartley. "(Thursday’s 1-0 loss to Minnesota), I thought that was the best goaltending battle we’ve seen all year. The two goalies were really sharp. They had perfect rebound control. (Devan) Dubnyk played a hell of a game. We couldn’t get one by him." Start him if you normally would. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:19 am
       
      W, 4-2 vs Edm
    • Chris Stewart scores two power play goals
      Chris Stewart scored two power play goals in Friday night's 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.

      Advice: His first goal opened the game's scoring just four minutes in, and it was a classic big-man's goal as he created room for himself in front of the net before tucking it home. His second goal was more fortunate as it deflected off of Dan Hamhuis' skate and in. Stewart now has nine goals and 18 points on the season, with four of those goals having now come with the man-advantage. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:28 pm
    • Varlamov makes 23 saves, blanks Predators
      Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves in his shutout over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

      Advice: Nashville's shots by period were seven, eight, and eight, and they had just two power plays where they sent a single shot Varly's way. Varlamov did what good goalies do, collect shutouts on light nights. He improved to 13-10-7 with four shutouts, a .922 save percentage, and 2.62 GAA. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:28 pm
    • Stan Mikita is suffering from dementia
      Former Chicago Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita is suffering from dementia.

      Advice: Per Mikita's family, "Stan has been diagnosed with suspected Lewy body dementia, a progressive disease and is currently under the care of compassionate and understanding care givers." Mikita played 22 season for Chicago and is still the Blackhawks' all-time leader in games played (1,394), assists (926) and total points (1,467). May only the best lay ahead for him and his family. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:08 pm
    • Semyon Varlamov to face Nashville on Friday
      Semyon Varlamov will face the Nashville Predators for the second time this week on Friday night.

      Advice: Back on Tuesday night, Varlamov allowed four goals on 39 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville. So you can bet he's looking for redemption, and looking to improve on his 12-10-7 record with just 78 goals against through 29 games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:50 pm
    • Niemi makes 25 saves in wild win over Ducks
      Antti Niemi made 25 saves in a wild 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.

      Advice: Aside from Patrick Maroon beating Niemi on the short-side with 70 seconds left in the game, he could only be beaten on the rebound as Andrew Cogliano and Matt Beleskey proved. The Sharks took it to the Ducks all night long, making it a relatively easy night for the Finnish netminder. Niemi improved to 20-11-5 with 92 goals against through 36 games. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:39 pm
    • Ben Scrivens makes 18 saves in victory
      Ben Scrivens made 18 saves in Edmonton's 3-2 victory over Buffalo on Thursday night.

      Advice: A win is a win is a win, but now Edmonton sits four points back of Buffalo for the last in the NHL. Or, the most likely team to decide between Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. Scrivens meanwhile was solid in net, allowing one legit goal to Matt Fraser and one weird goal to Tyler Myers on 20 shots. Scrivens improves 9-16-7 with 101 goals against through 36 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:10 pm
    • Jonas Hiller makes 31 saves in 1-0 loss
      Jonas Hiller made 31 saves in Calgary's 1-0 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night.

      Advice: Thomas Vanek deflected Mark Giordano's intended outlet pass right to Zach Parise, who after getting Hiller out of position, beat Hiller five-hole for the game's only tally. Needless to say, outside of being forced to cover-up an egregious error, Hiller was stellar. He's now 14-14-0 with two shutouts and 71 goals against through 32 games. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:11 pm
       
      W, 4-2 vs Edm
    • Phil Kessel scores 20th in another TOR loss
      Phil Kessel scored his 20th goal of the season in the Leafs' 3-1 loss to Arizona on Thursday night, their 16th in the past 19 games.

      Advice: Kessel snapped a seven game scoring slump, and that is not including his goose egg in last Sunday's goal fest at the All Star Game. The Leafs' forward has 45 points in 50 games so far this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:10 pm
       
      L, 1-0 @ Phi
    • Rask turns the heat up in win over Isles
      Tuukka Rask made 43 saves to lift Boston to a 5-2 victory over the Islanders on Thursday night.

      Advice: Rask has just one regulation loss in 2015, as the 27-year-old is breaking out of his early season mediocrity in a big way lately. Rask has not allowed more than two goals in his past five games and is 6-1-1 in his past eight games. Overall, Rask is 21-11-7 this season with a .920 save percentage and 2.34 goals against average. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:37 pm
    • Tuukka Rask will start on Thursday night
      Tuukka Rask will get the start against the New York Islanders on Thursday.

      Advice: Rask vs. Halak will be one of the more intriguing goaltending duels on Thursday night. The Bruins' goaltender hasn't been himself for most of this season, but he and his team have turned things around of late. Rask has a 20-11-7 record with a 2.35 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage in 39 games. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:35 pm
    • Jonas Hiller will start vs. Minnesota on THU
      Jonas Hiller will get the start against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

      Advice: The 32-year-old got off to a fast start this season, but he has cooled off a little bit. Hiller has just one win in his last four decisions. He has a 14-13-2 record with a 2.42 goals-against-average and a .912 save percentage in 31 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:21 pm
       
      W, 4-2 vs Edm
    • Oilers will go with Ben Scrivens vs. Buffalo
      Ben Scrivens will get the nod for Edmonton against Buffalo on Thursday.

      Advice: Viktor Fasth has been in goal for the Oilers' last three games and he won two of them before playing well in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:05 am
    • Phil Kessel continues to struggle
      Phil Kessel hasn't scored an even-strength goal since Dec. 16.

      Advice: He scored two goals that night versus Anaheim and netted two other power-play markers in his next 18 outings. The Leafs' struggles have been tied to Kessel's inability to fill the net. Toronto owns a record of 13-2-1 when Kessel scores and the club is 9-21-3 when he doesn't. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:20 am
       
      L, 1-0 @ Phi
    • Ben Scrivens hates tanking talk
      Ben Scrivens hates the notion that the Oilers should tank in order to get a better draft spot.

      Advice: "If anybody even insinuated to me that I was trying not to win, you'd have a fight I think," Scrivens said. "That's the most unbelievable thing you can say to a professional: try not to win this game." Scrivens added that it's "mind-blowing" that there's people out there thinking that the Oilers aren't trying to win. While it's not hard to buy into the idea that the Oilers are genuinely trying to win, they nevertheless bring this line of questionable upon themselves. Year after year they fail to be even a mediocre squad on the ice. They leave their fanbase hoping for some freshly drafted player to come save them because those currently on the roster haven't been able to prove that they're the answer. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:21 am
    • Tyler Kennedy has a lower-body injury
      Tyler Kennedy has suffered a lower-body injury.

      Advice: Kennedy missed Wednesday's practice and will be unavailable for Thursday's game. This is the fourth time that Kennedy has been sidelined this season. He has four goals and seven points in 18 contests. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:15 pm
       
      Day-to-Day
      W, 2-0 vs Chi
    • Semyon Varlamov plays well in loss to Preds
      Semyon Varlamov did the best he could, but he was unable to prevent a 4-3 overtime loss at the hands of the league-leading Nashville Predators Tuesday.

      Advice: Varlamov allowed four goals on 39 shots in the loss, but he played well enough to win. His 12-10-7 record looks worse it should, as his 2.70 GAA and .920 save percentage are a better measure of the way he has played this season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:17 pm
    • Chris Stewart scores lone goal in loss
      Chris Stewart scored the lone goal in the Sabres' 4-1 loss to Calgary on Tuesday

      Advice: Chris Stewart got the scoring started for either team as he showed great hand-eye coordination on a perfect tip-in shot. Unfortunately for the Sabres it was their only goal of the game. It was Stewart's seventh of the year and his second goal in as many games. He now has four points in his last three games for a nice little streak. He is getting some buzz around the hockey world as potential trade bait. Why not if you are Buffalo as it has lost 12 in a row now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:13 pm
    • Jonas HIller gets the win for Calgary
      Jonas Hiller stopped 17-of-18 shots in Calgary's 4-1 win over Buffalo on Tuesday.

      Advice: Hiller wasn't overly busy in this game but the only shot to beat him was a perfectly placed re-direct in front of his crease. This was his first start since January 9 and it looks like he now has the run of the starts as Joni Ortio was sent back to the minors for the time being. Hiller is 14-13 with a 2.42 GAA and .912 save percentage on the campaign. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:04 pm
       
      W, 4-2 vs Edm
    • Semyon Varlamov to face Nashville on Tuesday
      Semyon Varlamov will face the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

      Advice: Through 28 appearances, Varly is 12-10-6 with 74 goals against. A far cry from his Vezina-caliber season from just a year ago. The Avs sit just three points back of Calgary for the second Wild Card slot with in hand. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:43 pm
    • Jordan Eberle likes Young Guns team
      Count Jordan Eberle as a fan of the North American Young Guns team for the upcoming 2016 World Cup.

      Advice: The squad will feature players who are 23 years old or younger. "I like it, it definitely sets up more opportunity for more talent to make it," Eberle said. "It sucks for guys like me or Hallsy (Taylor Hall) that are going to be just outside of the box. But I think for fans and building the game, this is another opportunity to do that, showing the best of the best against each other." It should definitely be a good experience for those young players as they'll get a chance to test their skills against some of the best players in the world before the start of the regular season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:00 am
    • Jonathan Toews earns 5 points in ASG
      Jonathan Toews earned a goal and four assists to help his squad win the All-Star Game by a 17-12 score over Team Foligno.

      Advice: "It was fun to just have the puck and make some plays," said the captain of Team Toews. "That's what we were trying to do and it ended up in the back of the net more often than not. Nash and (Voracek) were doing a great job of finishing off plays and I was lucky enough to be in on those plays too. We were just having fun out there." Toews entered the All-Star break with a seven-game scoring streak for the Blackhawks. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:57 am
    • Phil Kessel enjoys his break at the ASG
      Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan liked seeing Phil Kessel in good spirits at the NHL All-Star Game.

      Advice: "It's always good to get a smile on your face, and be around other guys and hear some other perspectives from other cities as well," said Shanahan. "It's a good break for everybody." The players joked around with Kessel during All-Star weekend and he said he had a good time at the festivities. He didn't pick up a point for Team Foligno in a 17-12 win for Team Toews and will be looking to a end a six-game goalless drought when the Leafs visit New Jersey on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:52 am
       
      L, 1-0 @ Phi
    • Toews skates with Voracek and Nash at ASG
      Jonathan Toews will skate on his team's first line with Flyers' forward Jakub Voracek and Rangers' forward Rick Nash in Sunday's All-Star game.

      Advice: Ryan Getzlaf will center Tyler Seguin and Vladimir Tarasenko on Team Toews' second line. The third line is made up of Patrice Bergeron, Patrik Elias and John Tavares. The fourth line will see a rotating center play with Filip Forsberg and Johnny Gaudreau. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:29 pm
    • Toronto to host 2017 All-Star, outdoor games
      Along with hosting the 2016 World Cup, Toronto is slated to host the 2017 All-Star game and an outdoor game to honor their 100th year anniversary.

      Advice: We don't yet know which flavor of outdoor game the Leafs will host, but we do know it will be at the Rogers Center, which is where the Blue Jays play a few short blocks from the Air Canada Centre. As for the All-Star game, Gary Bettman said the League "wanted to do the right thing" for the Leafs' centennial and they are expected to host the Montreal Canadiens. It also happens to be Canada's 150th year as well as the NHL's centennial. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:39 pm
       
      L, 1-0 @ Phi
    • Jordan Eberle loses bet, gets navel ring
      Apparently Jordan Eberle came in last place in his fantasy football league this year. His penance? A bejeweled navel ring.

      Advice: Eberle is tied with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for most the goals on the team (12), and with RNH and Taylor Hall for most points (29) through 46 games this year. Meanwhile Edmonton is just two points off Buffalo's pace for fewest points in the NHL. But you know what they say, a bet's a bet and if you can play, you can play. But don't forget the disinfectant. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:42 pm
    • Team Toews All-Star game roster is set
      Team Toews selected Phil Kessel with their first pick in the NHL All-Star player draft, but they later traded him to Team Foligno for Tyler Seguin.

      Advice: The two teams made the comical trade because of the Kessel-Seguin swap that occurred between Boston and Toronto a few years ago. Ryan Getzlaf and Rick Nash were Toews' assistant captains. Tyler Seguin (DAL), Jakub Voracek (PHI), John Tavares (NYI), Vladimir Tarasenko (STL), Patrice Bergeron (BOS), Patrik Elias (NJ), Tyler Johnson (TB) and Filip Forsberg (NSH) are the forwards for Team Toews. Filip Forsberg and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins both received cars because they were the last players selected on their respective All-Star teams. Johnny Gaudreau (CGY) and Mike Hoffman (OTT) are the rookies on Team Toews. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:10 pm
    • Phil Kessel insists he loves Toronto
      Phil Kessel insists he doesn't regret re-signing with Toronto.

      Advice: "No. I love Toronto. Toronto's a great city. I love playing there. I love the fans," Kessel said. Although he comes under fire, from a statistical standpoint, he's performed as advertised. He reached the 80-point mark in each of the last two full seasons and had 52 points in 48 contests during the shortened campaign. The Maple Leafs as a whole haven't been nearly as successful though. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:33 pm
       
      L, 1-0 @ Phi
    • Jonathan Toews extends point to 7 games
      Jonathan Toews earned an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout win over Pittsburgh.

      Advice: He also won 15 of the 22 faceoffs he took in the match. He extended his point streak to seven consecutive contests with his 28th helper of the year. Toews has picked up one goal and eight assists over that span. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:41 am
    • Antti Niemi continues run of good play
      Antti Niemi turned aside 24-of-26 shots to backstop the Sharks to a 4-2 win over rival LA on Wednesday.

      Advice: Niemi has now won three of his last four starts and has just one regulation loss in his last five games. He has been a true number one goalie for the Sharks' this season, despite all the talk in the off-season of shared duties between the pipes for San Jose. Niemi is 19-11-5 with a 2.57 GAA and .912 save percentage heading into the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:56 pm
    • Tuukka Rask oustanding in 3-2 SO loss
      Tuukka Rask made 34 saves but took the 3-2 shootout loss to Colorado on Wednesday night.

      Advice: Rask kept his team in the game all night as he helped Boston kill of five power-plays and stopped all four shots he saw in overtime. This was just a case of a tired Bruins team on a Western road trip though as the team has been red hot of late. Rask carries a 20-11-7 record to go with a 2.35 GAA and .919 save percentage in 39 appearances as we head into the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:16 pm
    • Semyon Varlamov makes 22 saves in SO win
      Semyon Varlamov made 22 saves in Colorado's 3-2 SO win over Boston on Wednesday night.

      Advice: Varlamov wasn't overly busy in this game but made some key saves to keep his team in the game as they were playing from behind for most of the night. The win was his 12th of the season and he heads the All-Star break on a positive note. He carries a respectable 2.66 GAA and .921 save percentage into what fantasy owners hope will be a good second half into the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:02 pm
    • Tuuka Rask expected to start Wednesday
      Tuuka Rask is expected to make his sixth consecutive start Wednesday against the Avalanche.

      Advice: Rask has been on quite the hot streak recently going 7-1-3 in his past 12 starts and stopping 36 of 37 shots in Tuesday night's game against the Stars. Despite a 2.00 goals-against-average and .931 save percentage in three career starts against Colorado, he has yet to earn a victory. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:53 pm
    • Antti Niemi expected to start Wednesday
      Antti Niemi is expected to get the nod in net for Wednesday's tilt against the Kings.

      Advice: Niemi will be making his 35th start of the season against the rival Kings. In his career against the Kings, he has certainly held his own, posting a 13-7-1 record, 2.37 goals-against-average, and .923 save percentage in 24 appearances. He underachieved in the 2014-2015 season though, posting a mediocre 2.59 GAA and .911 save percentage. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:32 pm
    • Tuukka Rask shines in win over Stars
      Tuukka Rask was superb on Tuesday night as he steered away 36 of 37 shots in a 3-1 win over Dallas.

      Advice: With wins in five of his last six games, Rask has begun to deliver the type of production his fantasy owners have come to expect. Thanks to this recent run, his record has improved to 21-11-6 for the year while his GAA is now 2.33 and his save percentage is .920. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:10 pm
    • Antti Raanta enjoys easy outing vs. Coyotes
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      Advice: Raanta was supported generously by his teammates in the outing so he didn't really need to be that sharp to earn a victory, however he continued his season-long trend and turned in a good performance. His 7-3-0 record in limited action is accompanied by a 1.87 GAA and a .938 save percentage. Rotoworld.com
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