Fantasy Hockey Values: Would a real-life trade boost Brock Boeser even further?
By Jan Levine, RotoWireSpecial to Yahoo SportsIn this space, we'll look at which NHL players are seeing their fantasy hockey values rise or fall on a week-to-week basis. First, during the two months from Opening Night on October 13, Laughton posted just four goals and six assists in 26 games. With 12 goals and 16 assists, Laughton sits one tally, four helpers and four points short of matching his career highs in each category. Brock Boeser, RW, VANBoeser, who signed a three-year, $19.95 million contract to remain with the Canucks last July, appears to have finally gotten into a groove. He rewarded the team with 51 points in 78 games a season ago, including 19 points with the man advantage.wftv.com
Tuch's 2nd goal gives Sabres 4-3 win in OT over Bruins
BOSTON — (AP) — Alex Tuch scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and the Buffalo Sabres rallied for a 4-3 victory over the NHL-best Boston Bruins on Saturday for their sixth straight win. Tage Thompson scored his team-leading 27th goal and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 37 shots for the Sabres, who won for just the second time in their last 11 games against the Bruins. Boston’s Brad Marchand had scored the go-ahead goal on a clean breakaway after setting up Patrice Bergeron’s tying score just over five minutes into the third period. David Pastrnak added his 25th goal and Swayman made 21 saves for the Bruins, who remained unbeaten in regulation at home at 18-0-3. Tuch skated in on a breakaway and slipped a wrister inside the left post to put the Sabres ahead 2-1 early in the second period.wftv.com
Fantasy Hockey Trade Tips: Who's undervalued and who should you bail on?
By Jason Chen, RotoWireSpecial to Yahoo SportsIt's been a chaotic October in fantasy hockey. Don't let the fact that he plays on the Coyotes discount his fantasy value, as Keller can be a very good source of points as the team's best player. If the points aren't flowing, Reinhart's fantasy value is very limited. Demko has been one of the most disappointing goaltenders in fantasy, losing all six of his starts and allowing 24 goals. Demko's fantasy value has never been lower, but all managers are aware that his play should improve, and that would be the biggest selling point.wftv.com
Avs beat Golden Knights 3-2 in delayed Lake Tahoe game
Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch (89) races for the puck against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of of Outdoor Lake Tahoe NHL hockey game at Stateline, Nev., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli))STATELINE, Nev. – Nathan MacKinnon scored a dazzling goal more than nine hours after assisting on another to highlight a most unusual and lengthy outdoor game at Lake Tahoe that the Colorado Avalanche won 3-2 over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday. Although it’s fair to say that none of those had the picturesque setting of this rink located on the 18th fairway of a golf course on the shores of Lake Tahoe and surrounded by trees with snow-covered mountains towering in the background. Fleury made 36 saves for Vegas and fell to 0-3 in three career outdoor game starts. AdPART 1The Avs controlled the play under the sun, getting an early goal from Girard and outshooting Vegas 17-8 in the first 20 minutes.
Golden Knights' 3 PP goals spoil Sharks home debut, 3-1
Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone (61) reacts after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)SAN JOSE, Calif. – Jonathan Marchessault scored the first of Vegas’ three power-play goals and the Golden Knights spoiled San Jose’s first home game in nearly a year with a 3-1 victory over the Sharks on Saturday. San Jose was given the unbalanced schedule because of local restrictions that banned contact sports and practices, forcing the Sharks to hold training camp in Arizona. He was hired last January by Vegas but hadn’t faced San Jose until Saturday. SIMEK SIDELINEDSharks D Radim Simek left in the second period after taking two hard hits from Marchessault.
Minus coaching staff, Vegas loses to Blues 5-4 in shootout
CORRECTS TO SHOOTOUT, INSTEAD OF OVERTIME - St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) scores on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner (90) in the shootout of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS – Missing all their coaches, Max Pacioretty and the Vegas Golden Knights still managed to earn a point. David Perron and Brayden Schenn scored in a shootout Tuesday to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 victory over Vegas. Pacioretty got his seventh career hat trick for the Golden Knights, who were without their entire coaching staff because of COVID-19 concerns. The Golden Knights were 1 for 6 with a man advantage and are 3 of 26 (11.5%) this season.