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  • Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury: Earns 22nd win of season Friday

    Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 of 30 shots in a 2-1 shootout win over Carolina on Friday.

    The Flower was cruising to what would have been his fifth shutout of the year until Andrej Nestrasil beat him with 5:18 left in regulation. He was able to have a perfect overtime and shootout, though, locking up his 22nd win of the season. After a brief two-game hiccup at the start of February where he allowed nine goals, Fleury appears back on track, as he's given up just five over his last three contests.

  • Derek Stepan C | NYR

    Rangers' Derek Stepan: Tacks on two more points Friday

    Derek Stepan grabbed two more points -- a goal and an assist -- in a 5-4 overtime loss to the visiting Kings on Friday.

    With a serviceable but unspectacular offensive ledger (10 goals, 15 assists in 45 games), Stepan has flown under many people's fantasy radars this season. However, he's been held pointless in only four of his last 12 games, quietly picking up 10 points in that span. The American pivot generally falls in the 50-60 point range but is currently on pace for just 40 this year due to a slow start, so look for him to continue to make up ground in the final two months of the season.

  • Kevin Hayes RW | NYR

    Rangers' Kevin Hayes: Scores again Friday

    Kevin Hayes scored for the second game in a row Friday and chipped in an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to Los Angeles.

    Hayes has found twine in back-to-back games on the heels of a 12-game goal drought, rewarding owners who stuck with the sophomore forward. He's up to 25 points in 53 points this year -- a modest 38-point pace that would fall short of last season's 45-point output -- but still provides value in deeper leagues despite his underachievement.

  • Rangers' Mats Zuccarello: Bags pair of points in loss

    Mats Zuccarello scored his 19th goal of the season and assisted on another in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the visiting Kings.

    Despite the loss, Zuccarello continues to motor along, as he's now put up seven points in the last seven games. He's a goal away from his very first 20-goal season in the NHL and with 41 points in 55 games, has a very real shot at besting his career high of 59 points from 2013-14.

  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Tallies two points

    Nikita Kucherov lit the lamp and added an assist versus the Predators on Friday.

    Kucherov has played well recently, notching six points in his last five games. Overall, he has 22 goals and 25 assists in 54 games, showing that last year was not a fluke.

  • Milan Lucic LW | LA

    Kings' Milan Lucic: Earns two assists, plus-3 Friday

    Milan Lucic collected two helpers, skated to a plus-3 and dished out six hits in Friday's 5-4 overtime win over the Rangers.

    The former Bruin looked right at home playing against his long-time rival from his days in Beantown, increasing his point total to 36 to go with a plus-14 rating this season. Lucic is on a modest three-game point streak and has seven points in his last five games, so make sure to stick with him while he's producing.

  • Roman Josi D | NSH

    Predators' Roman Josi: Tallies two assists

    Roman Josi notched two helpers in 27:07 of ice time against the Lightning on Friday.

    Josi has four assists in his last four games, giving him 29 helpers in 55 games on the season.

  • Ben Bishop G | TB

    Lightning's Ben Bishop: Stops 27 in win

    Ben Bishop made 27 saves on 30 shots in an overtime win versus the Predators on Friday.

    Bishop has let in at least three goals in four of his last five starts, but his GAA is still 2.09, which is very good. Seems like it's just a rough patch, and he's still managed three wins in that time.

  • Kings' Alec Martinez: Collects two helpers Friday

    Alec Martinez picked up two assists in Friday's 5-4 overtime win over the Rangers.

    Martinez has been great over the last 10 days, picking up five points in as many games. Normally anyone not named Drew Doughty or Jake Muzzin on the Los Angeles Kings ' blue line is relatively irrelevant in terms of fantasy, but if Martinez continues to produce like this, he'll be worthy of an add in all but the very deepest of leagues.

  • Pekka Rinne G | NSH

    Predators' Pekka Rinne: Lets in four in loss

    Pekka Rinne made 24 saves on 28 shots in an overtime loss to the Lightning on Friday.

    Rinne's rough season continues. He only has one win in his last five starts, and in three of those games he's let in at least four goals. Despite his track record, he's having one of the worst seasons of his career.

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