That's a three-game point streak for Zuccarello, who now has four goals and 14 assists in 23 games on the season. Given the lethal precision and accuracy he showcased scoring the winner, it may be surprising that he's only gotten into the goal column a few times this season. The 30-year-old remains a reliable point producer who plays on the power play and should be owned in most fantasy settings. Zuccarello is heating up right now, so make sure you get him in your lineup.
The 23-year-old was pretty exceptional once again, as he has no more than two goals in five of his last six starts, but that wasn't enough against Philipp Grubauer and the Capitals. Even with the loss though, Vasilevskiy leads the NHL with 15 victories and only has three regulation losses. He has exceptional percentages as well, but that's enough to make him a dominant fantasy starter.
Coming off a shutout of Dallas on Wednesday, Bernier has officially broken out of his slump even though he lost Friday night. In his last two games, Bernier has posted a .964 save percentage and stopped every shot at even strength but one. That snaps a five-game stretch where he recorded a .877 save percentage. It will be interesting to see if the Avalanche stick with Bernier in the second part of the back-to-back on Saturday against the Flames.
Lundqvist was simply sensational and picked up his third straight victory. The King earned first star honors for his performance, as the only shot that beat him was a perfectly placed snipe from Tomas Tatar in the third period. Lundqvist is at the top of his game right now and he's brought his save percentage up to .918 on the season. He starts almost ever game for the Blueshirts and should be an automatic roll whenever he's in action.
The 30-year-old backup was off to a so-so start, posting a .927 save percentage but 2.56 GAA in his first five games. He was spectacular Friday, though, as he turned aside 19 of 20 shots at even strength. The other goal the Avalanche scored came while shorthanded. Stalock then stopped both shootout attempts he faced to capture the victory. Depending upon the matchup, Stalock is quality streaming option moving forward.
Howard play quite well in the loss and bounced back nicely after getting pulled in his last outing against the Oilers. The 33-year-old owns a solid .924 save percentage on the season and is 8-6-3 record is more reflective of the team's lackluster play than his own individual performance. He might not be your best bet for wins, but Howard's solid rate stats make him worth owning in the majority of fantasy settings.
Rinne has now won eight of nine, and few have been more impressive than this one, as he went into the arena of the Western Conference leaders and completely shut them down. Even in bad matchups on paper, like this one supposedly was, Rinne has been a strong play throughout the season.
Johansen has now scored three goals in his past five games after a grand total of none in his first 17 this season. He seems like he's finally back to playing up to his potential, and if he's still available to buy low in your league, it's time to do it before it's too late.
Sedin has recorded multi-point efforts in two of his last three contests, bringing him to five goals and seven assists in 23 games on the season. While he may no longer be the point-per-game player he once was, the 37-year-old is showing that he's still a reliable fantasy winger. Sedin plays on the second line and is still a force with the man advantage, making him worth owning in deep leagues and some shallow formats.
Hall had gone four games without finding twine before opening the scoring against Vancouver. The top-line winger has been a reliable fantasy forward this season and now has 24 points in 22 contests. He's been firing tons of pucks on net and been remarkably consistent with his production, making him a viable fantasy play in almost all formats. Keep him rolling.
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