Faulk went plus-3 with a pair of assists in Wednesday's win over the Oilers. The Hurricanes are struggling this season with an 8-10-4 record and minus-16 goal differential, but don't let that deter you from scouting Faulk in fantasy circles. The 23-year-old blueliner has eight goals -- all on the power play -- along with 10 assists which currently has him leading all Carolina skaters in the points department.
Faulk netted a pair of power-play goals in Sunday's win over the Kings. Faulk is in the midst of a great stretch, recording eight points in his past seven games, though he sports an unsightly minus-7 rating in that span. The 23-year-old has been terrific with the man advantage, already setting a new career high with eight power-play goals, as he appears set to top the 50-point plateau for the first time.
Faulk recorded an assist -- his fifth point in five games -- but skated to a ghastly minus-4 in a 4-1 loss to Anaheim. Such is life for the ice-time leader on one of the league's worst teams, as Faulk is now minus-12 on the year. His 12 points (six goals) in 18 games is a great rate of production for a defenseman, but his value will be capped a bit due to the plus-minus concerns. Owners in leagues that count SOG get some redemption in that category, however, as Faulk has thrown 61 pucks on net this year -- good for third among blueliners.
Faulk recorded a power-play goal for the second time in three games during Thursday's 3-2 OT loss to the Wild. Faulk has become a real threat on the power play this season. His six PP goals are tops in the NHL - that's one more than guys like Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos and Jamie Benn, folks. With 10 points in 16 games, Faulk is currently on pace for a 50+ point season, which would be a career high for him. The only thing holding him back is the relatively weak supporting cast he's saddled with in Carolina, but don't worry - he will still find a way to get his points. Bottom line, Faulk should be in your starting fantasy lineup at every opportunity.
Faulk netted a power-play goal in Saturday's loss to the Sharks. That's the third goal of the season for Faulk, who has scored all his goals with the man advantage. The 23-year-old has had a strong start to the year, racking up five points in eight games and firing 33 shots on goal. Faulk's minus-6 rating needs improvement, but the youngster is averaging 25:41 of ice time and has become one of the league's best offensive blueliners.
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