Gudbranson scored a goal and assisted on Dylan Olsen's first NHL goal in Thursday's win over the Jets.It was just Gudbranson's second goal of the year, and his first points since he similarly tallied a goal and an assist back on Nov. 25 against the Flyers. Aside from these rare big games, points have been few and far between for 2010's No. 3 overall pick.
Thomas ended his three-game losing streak Thursday against Winnipeg, saving 29 of 31 pucks in a 5-2 victory.Thomas had allowed four goals in all three of those losses, so his fantasy owners have to be thrilled to see him turn in a strong effort, even if it did come against the mediocre Jets.
Olsen scored the first goal of his career, added an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's win over the Jets.With three points in five games since his recall, Olsen's shown some fantasy utility, and he has pedigree as a former first-round pick (28th overall in 2009 by the Blackhawks). That said, he's never flashed a whole lot of offensive upside; Olsen's calling card is the usage of his 6-2, 214-pound frame to clear the crease of opposing attackers.
Oshie dished out a pair of assists Thursday in a win over the Islanders.He'd gone without a point the prior two games -- both losses -- but got right back on track along with the rest of the Blues against the sad-sack Islanders. Oshie's only three points off a point-per-game pace on the season.
Shattenkirk dealt out a pair of assists Thursday against the Islanders -- his second consecutive two-point game.Shattenkirk is currently enjoying the best scoring pace of his career, and the super-talented 2007 first-round pick has the goods to keep it going. He's gold in redraft formats and platinum in keeper leagues.