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 three games and six teams in action so the choices were few. Unlike yesterday, the big name players showed up and dominated this list as should be expected. Here are our standout fantasy stars for the evening:
THIRD STAR: Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks (0-0-2) – Getlaf scored with 25 seconds left in regulation. Seriously. The 24-year-old also assisted on a Scott Niedermayer blast leading his team to a 4-2 victory over Colorado. In addition, Getzlaf took four shots on net, sat two minutes in the box and finished a solid plus two. Now with 10 goals and 41 points on the season, the Regina, Saskatchewan native continues to justify his ranking as a first round pick.
SECOND STAR: Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks (1-1-0) – Technically this could be a tie or the closest I have ever seen to one. Henrik and his brother Daniel posted the exact same line. One goal, two assists, plus two, three shots on goal and a powerplay point. Literally the exact same points totals. The only things that separated the two was the game-winning-goal, which of course came from Daniel. A small tidbit but by adding these three points to his point totals Henrik Sedin now moves into second place in the NHL scoring race. (H/T James Mirtle)
FIRST STAR: Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks (1-0-0) – See Sedin, Henrik. No seriously identical stats.
HONORABLE MENTION(S): Jason Demers, Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane, Roberto Luongo
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