In this section, I 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: Kristian Huselius, Columbus Blue Jackets (0-0-2) – Since there were only four teams in action during Thanksgiving, the results will be a little slanted. Nevertheless, our first repeat offender! Huselius scored a powerplay goal, added two penalty minutes with four shots on goal. Certainly not his most impressive outing but a solid effort and solid enough to earn our third star.
SECOND STAR: Alex Burrows, Vancouver Canucks (0-1-0) – The prime recipient of the playmaking Sedins scored a goal and an assist in the Canucks 4-1 victory over the Kings. Burrows finished with a plus three rating to go along with a whopping seven shots. The 28-year-old continues to impress his fantasy owners and is proving he belongs beside the superstar twins.
FIRST STAR: Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks (1-0-0) – The second of the two Canucks, Sedin centered Burrows throughout the night posting nearly identical statistics. The 29-year-old scored one and assisted on just like his line-mate. Although he had six less shots and only finished a plus two, the Swede finds himself as the first star because of his surprising four penalty minutes. Regardless, Henrik Sedin gets the turkey as our first star on Thanksgiving.
HONORABLE MENTION(S): Brian Elliot, Kyle Wellwood
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