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    Hurricanes' Justin Faulk: Posts assist in loss to Preds

    Faulk registered his first point of the season in Thursday's 2-1 loss to Nashville, assisting on Eric Staal's third-period goal.Faulk saw more ice time than any other skater in this game (29:28), although he had just a single shot on goal. As he did last season, Faulk should feature very prominently on the Hurricanes' blue line this year. He makes for a good mid- to upper-tier fantasy defenseman selection in most formats.

  • Canes' Faulk Assists In Loss

    News: Justin Faulk registered a power-play assist and four shots on goal in Thursday's 6-1 loss to the Panthers.
    Analysis: Justin Faulk continues to power the Hurricanes' blue line with 15 goals and 48 points over 77 games, ranking fourth and second on the team, respectively, in those categories. A minus-21 rating probably puts him a notch below some of the elite fantasy defensemen, but the future certainly looks promising for Faulk, who only recently turned 23.
  • Canes' Faulk Puts Up Nine Shots In Loss

    News: Justin Faulk racked up nine shot attempts, but didn't come away with any points in Monday's loss to the Blackhawks.
    Analysis: Justin Faulk took a minus-2 rating on the night, the seventh straight game he's finished with a rating of zero or worse. He's only collected one point during that span, but like what was the case Monday, it hasn't been due to a lack of activity. With 14 goals and 45 points over 72 games this season, Faulk has probably been the MVP of the Hurricanes, and seems to have arrived as an upper-tier fantasy blueliner.
  • Faulk Carries Canes' Offense In Loss

    News: Justin Faulk scored his 13th goal and handed out two power-play assists Tuesday, but it wasn't enough in a 4-3 shootout loss to Columbus.
    Analysis: Maybe the 'Canes should have used their young stud blueliner in the shootout, as they went 0-for-3 against the Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky. He's been one of the brightest spots for the Hurricanes this year, as Justin Faulk has an outstanding 44 points, including 18 power-play points, in 65 games. But he's been particularly good lately, with three goals and five assists in his last seven contests.
  • Canes' Faulk Leads Way On Power Play

    News: Justin Faulk scored the game's opening goal on a power play and added a man-advantage assist later in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Philadelphia.
    Analysis: Justin Faulk's got 11 tallies on the year, but he'd been held out of the goal column since Jan. 30 -- a 10-game span. However, he remained productive over that period, tallying seven assists, and he remains on pace for his first 50-point campaign.
  • Canes' Faulk Moves Into Team Scoring Lead

    News: Justin Faulk picked up two assists in Saturday's loss to the Wild. He has five assists in his last three games.
    Analysis: With those points, he established a new career mark (34 points). And he also moved into the team scoring lead with those two points -- yes, he's ahead of Eric Staal. He's the one bright spot in an ugly season in Raleigh.
  • Faulk Leads Hurricanes To Victory

    News: Justin Faulk dished out three assists in Saturday's win over the Sharks.
    Analysis: Justin Faulk now has 10 goals and 32 points in 52 games, ranking him 13th in defensemen scoring. Playing on the top power-play unit and averaging a whopping 24:08 of ice time, Faulk has been one of the few bright spots in Carolina this season. At only 22 years of age, the highly skilled offensive defenseman is going to be one of the top fantasy blueliners for many years to come.
  • Canes' Faulk Keeps Finding Twine

    News: Justin Faulk scored his third goal in four games and had six shots on goal in Friday's loss to the Blues.
    Analysis: Those saying he shouldn't have been in the all-star game have now gone shockingly quiet. Justin Faulk has racked up five points in his last four games, giving him 10 goals and 29 points in 48 games on the season. His 133 shots on goal are seventh most among all defensemen, making him a lethal threat on the blueline. Considering he's just three points away from surpassing his career high, the 22-year-old should be owned in all formats.
  • Canes' Faulk Pots Eventual Winner

    News: Justin Faulk scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal on a second-period power play and added an assist on Jiri Tlusty's insurance goal in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Lightning.
    Analysis: Justin Faulk's strong campaign continues, as he now owns an excellent 28 points in 47 games. He's just four shy of last year's career-high 32, and he should end up with a total in the mid-to-high 40s by the time things are all said and done. He's progressing impressively.
  • Canes' Faulk: Breakout Season In Progress

    News: Justin Faulk had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Senators. He was also plus-3.
    Analysis: He has a remarkable 26 points in 44 games -- a miracle considering how bad his team is. But his minus-12 rating still hangs like an anchor around his fantasy neck. Then again, not every league counts plus-minus, so that's clearly where his greatest value lies. The breakout continues.