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NHL Fantasy 3 Stars: Week 10

by: AnthonyP On  Monday, December 22, 2008

Total Pro Sports – The Boston Bruins are on absolute fire this season, they are off to a 25-5-4 start this season ending Dec 14th.  Will this continue or will it die down? Well soon find out if Phil Kessel and the Bruins are for real.

This week’s honorable mention goes to Cristobal Huet (G) – Chicago Blackhawks (2 W / 0.50 GAA / .982 SAV% / 1 Shutout)  His 2 wins came against the Ottawa Senators and the Columbus Blue Jackets all at home.  He shutout the Senators and beat the Blue Jackets 3-1.  If Huet is available in your fantasy hockey league be sure to pick him up as he splits the games with Nikolai Khabibulin 50/50.  Both can be starters anywhere in the NHL, well just have to see if they keep splitting the time in Chicago.

Lets take a look at this weeks NHL Fantasy 3 Stars for Week 10.

3rd Star: Nicklas Backstrom (C) – Washington Capitals (2 G & 6 A = 8 Pts / plus-4)

The second time this year Niklas Backstrom from the Capitals not the Minnesota Wild has been in our weekly Fantasy Hockey 3 Stars.  He last made our list 4 weeks again in week 6.  This past week Backstrom was on fire, scoring 2 goals and adding 6 helpers for a total of 8 points.  This not only padded his stats but helped his team the Capitals go 3-0 on the week.  Niklas Backstrom is projected to score 25 goals and add 60 assists, he is definitely on his way of reaching that mark this year.

2nd Star: Petr Sykora (RW) – Pittsburgh Penguins (3 G & 5 A = 8 Pts)

At the age of 32 Petr Sykora continues to produce for the Pittsburgh Penguins.  This week was his biggest week as a Penguin, he scored 3 goals and 5 assists for 8 total points.  On December 11th was his biggest game of the week, he recorded scored 3 goals and added 1 assists as the Penguins went on to route the Islanders 9-2.  This is Petr Sykoras first time in our NHL Fantasy 3 Stars, but look for him to continue his productive ways throughout the season.

1st Star: Phil Kessel (RW) – Boston Bruins (3 G & 5 A = 8 Pts)

What else can we say about the Boston Bruins and Phil Kessel?  I am short for words on both.  Nobody expected the Boston Bruins to be this good, at 25-5-4 they are 2nd in our NHL Power Rankings for week 10.  Phil Kessel this short NHL season has 21 goals and 14 assists for 35 points, this week he scored 3 goals and added 5 helpers for 8 points.  He is well on pace for over 90 plus points this season.  If his Boston Bruins can continue on their winning ways this will be easily accomplished for Kessel.  He is hands down our #1 NHL star for week 10.

Remember to check back in next week to see who the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars will be for Week 11.




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