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.
Busy night with 10 games and 20 teams in action. A few young stars took the spotlight tonight as we witnessed pretty balanced scoring. I cannot vouch for myself watching these games as I was too busy watching Team USA win in the WJHC! In other news, our betting expert Anthony Curatolo went an impressive 8-2. Here are our standout fantasy stars for January 5, 2009:
THIRD STAR: Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals (0-0-1) – Fleishmann played center tonight, for the first time since his junior days, to great results. In over 15 minutes of ice time the 26-year-old scored a powerplay goal and assisted on two more leading the Caps to a 4-2 victory over the Canadiens. He also took three shots on goal while posting a perfect plus two making him a solid contributor across five categories.