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.
Big night in the hockey world as we saw 12 games and 24 teams in action. We also received a small bonus with a not to boring Sunday here at the Hot Stove. Some great rivalries fought in battle against each other in what was an irresistible event for every hockey fan. Here are our standout fantasy stars for the evening:
THIRD STAR: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (0-1-1) – Another huge night for Ovi as the right wing scored one and assisted on two more. The Great 8 fired five shots on goal while finishing the evening a plus three. In the midst of numerous trade rumors, this 24-year-old showed why his team currently sits in first place and that perhaps they don’t need support from a rental player. Ovi now scored an impressive 25 goals in his first 30 games.