Fantasy Forward Update: McGinn, Whitney, Ennis, Sedins and More
(3/15/12) There were a number of high scoring games on Wednesday, so let's take a brief look at some of the notable fantasy hockey performances.
Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford both had 3 point nights and Jamie McGinn had another multi-point game, in the Sabres' loss to Colorado. McGinn's been absolutely on fire for the past 6 games (7G, 2A); traded from the Sharks to the Avs, he's playing a much larger offensive role in Colorado, especially with Duchene out of the lineup. 2011-12 is definitely a breakout year for him. Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog both with 2 points. Note: BUF Rookie Marcus Foligno scored 2 more goals.
In Montreal, David Desharnais continued his scoring ways since returning from injury. He scored a tip in goal, and now has 3 points since his return and is currently riding a personal 3 game point streak. He also scored the shootout winner.
Andrew Ladd scored a pair, Evander Kane got his 28th, and Wheeler surpassed 40 assists in the Jets 5-2 thumping of Dallas. At one point they were up 5-0, before Eriksson scored twice to make the score a touch more respectable.
Nugent-Hopkins had his first multi-point night since returning from injury three weeks ago. He's probably going to throw it in cruise control to avoid injury down the stretch, but look out next year. Hopefully he spends some time in the gym this summer. Taylor Hall scored for the 4th straight game and is now 3 shy of 30.
In Vancouver the Sedins finally got back on the scoresheet, Burrows had 2 points, Booth and Kesler both scored, but Ray Whitney (3A), Vermette (3 points), and Doan (2 points) escaped Vancouver with a 5-4 road win. If they don't get their act together soon, Vancouver (4-4-2 in the last 10) is starting to look like they could disappoint this postseason; however the Canucks could just as easily get back on track. Note: Mason Raymond was moved onto the top line, but coach Vigneault has a tendency to change things up fairly often and we don't see this line combo lasting very long. Raymond is a bust this year.
Finally in Anaheim, Ryan Getzlaf had 2A, Palmieri scored twice, and Selanne and Bobby Ryan both chipped in a goal, as Hiller and the Ducks shutout the Red Wings - a team that appears to be having a challenge out west.