Alex Chiasson went plus-2 on Saturday and collected a primary assist in a 6-1 rout over Toronto.
Chiasson is not much of an offensive contributor, as evidenced by his output of seven points in 48 games this campaign. Still, he's averaging 1:24 on the man advantage and using that 6-foot-4, 205-pound frame to get in the way of opponents. Chiasson is the type of player that is more valuable in "real life" than the fantasy realm.
Filip Forsberg had a goal and two assists in Saturday's 6-2 win over San Jose. He finished plus-3.
Forsberg has had a down season after such a remarkable rookie 2014-15. This was his first multi-point game since Dec. 26 and the points snapped a four-game slump. Sophomore slump? Probably and that makes him a desirable mark in trade talks. Forsberg's owners might be feeling queasy and the burgeoning star might be had for a slight discount.
Marvin Williams scored 13 points (5-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds and an assist in 29 minutes on Saturday in a win against the Wizards.
Williams started out strong in the first quarter with eight points but failed to create shots for himself the rest of the way. In the last two weeks, he had redefined his role within the Charlotte Hornets ' offense while Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum missed time due to injury. However, when these star players are both in the lineup together, Williams takes a backseat in scoring production. Williams always be able to get rebounds, but the scoring will not be consistent enough with a healthy Hornets' roster around him.
John Tavares blasted a one-timer that turned on the goal light Saturday against the Red Wings, but the New York Islanders were strapped with a 5-1 loss.
Tavares scored early in the third period but the Isles were already down five goals by the time he found twine - too little, too late for the perennial fantasy stud who now has 37 points in 47 games this season.
Niemi had won his previous three start, but this one was tough -- the Hawks came to play and the