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) and thus exclude player’s salaries.
Only two games and four teams in action last night, so not much to report. All of our stars actually come from the same game. Here are our standout fantasy stars for the evening:
THIRD STAR: Wojtek Wolski, Colorado Avalanche (0-0-1) – The Avalanche top line stepped up in a big way. The recently formed line of Wolski – Paul Stastny – Stewart broke out in the first period and the team never looked back. The 23-year-old scored a powerplay goal and assisted on another leading his team to a 3-2 victory over the Flames. The native of Zabrze, Poland fired three shots on goal and finished a perfect plus one on the evening.
SECOND STAR: Rene Bourque, Calgary Flames (0-1-0) – Bourque started the year playing primarily with Jarome Iginla and Olli Jokinen, but is showing he does not need star line-mates to produce consistently. The left wing scored a goal and a powerplay assist playing on a line with Nigel Dawes and Daymond Langkow. In addition, the 28-year-old threw three shots on net while posting a perfect plus one.
FIRST STAR: Chris Stewart, Colorado Avalanche (3-0-0) – At this point, Stewart is no shocker in the first star seat. In fact, it is his third time honored this month! The 22-year-old right wing scored a goal and assisted on Wolski’s powerplay tally. The power forward fired six shots on net and also finished a perfect plus one making him our first star of the evening.
HONORABLE MENTION(S): Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Antti Niemi
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