Another new feature here on NHLHS. I will break down the top three fantasy hockey performers every night and cite why I chose them in particular. In addition, I will track the amount of times the players have received this honor and tally them at the end of the season. For the sake of clarity, I will be using Yahoo! standard categories (Forwards – G,A,+/-, PP,PIM, SOG; Goalies – W,GAA,SV%,SHO)
THIRD STAR: Daniel Alfredsson (0-0-1), Ottawa Senators – The Senators captain capitalized on more than one opportunity last night leaving him with quite the fantasy line. The soon to be 37-year-old potted two goals and added an assist as the Senators routed the Sabres 5-3. The former 6th round pick also added a power-play point, four shots on goal and finished the night a plus three contributing to five of six offensive categories. Enjoying a bounce back year, Alfredsson is proving to his naysayers he still has a few years left.
SECOND STAR: Jerome Iginla, Calgary Flames (0-1-0) – The Flames captain also enjoyed a strong performance, leading his team to a 5-2 victory over the Kings. Iginla finished the night with a hat-trick (one on the power-play), four shots on goal, four penalty minutes and a plus one giving him seven points in his current four game point streak. Iggy is as hot as they come, giving him a whopping 15 goals on the year. No signs of aging here, he is still a fantasy superstar and a legitimate first-round pick.
FIRST STAR: Stephane Robidas, Dallas Stars (1-0-0) – Injuries prevented Robidas from hitting career highs last year but that has not deterred him for trying this year. The veteran defensemen contributed two goals and two assists last night adding four shots and finished a plus two. In addition, two out of his four points came on the power-play giving his owners a monstrous night. Through 22 games Robidas has 14 points putting him on pace to pass up his previous career-highs of 26 points. All five categories he contributed to were above average making him a clear cut choice for number one star of the evening.
HONORABLE MENTION(S): Jonathan Toews, Filip Kuba, David Legwand, Chad LaRose
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