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NHL Fantasy 3 Stars: Week 19

by: AnthonyP On  Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Zach PariseTotal Pro Sports – For the first time in two weeks we have someone not named Mike Green as the 1st Star. In fact he didn’t even make the list as some of the league’s talented young players shone through in week 19.

This week’s honorable mention goes to Dwayne Roloson of the Edmonton Oilers. Last week Roloson collected 3 wins while posting a 1.62 GAA, .954 SAV% and made 103 saves. After a shaky 2007-08 campaign Dwayne has been rock solid since taking over as the full-time starter this season refreshing people’s memories as to why the Oilers traded for him back in 2005-06.

Lets take a look at the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars for Week 19.

3rd Star – Ilya Kovalchuk (LW), Atlanta Thrashers

Looks like someone forgot to tell Ilya Kovalchuk that the Thrashers are out of the playoff hunt. Last week Kovalchuk scored 5 goals and had 1 helper for 6 points with 3 of those points coming on the power play. He also registered 14 shots on goal, a plus/minus rating of plus-1 and one game winning goal.

2nd Star – Tomas Vokoun (G), Florida Panthers

If the Panthers make the playoffs you can bet that Tomas Vokoun will be their MVP. Last week Vokoun had 3 wins with a 1.96 GAA, .946 SAV% and 1 shutout. He also stopped 140 pucks, 42 of which came in his shutout win over the Hurricanes. After a rough start briefly losing his starting job to Craig Anderson, Tomas has provided all-star calibre goaltending for Florida and is a lock fantasy wise for the rest of the season.

1st Star – Zach Parise (LW), New Jersey Devils

As one of the bright young stars in the league Zach Parise has “Fantasy Stud” written all over him. Last week Parise scored 4 goals while adding 4 assists for 8 points with 4 of those points coming on the power play. He also registered 15 shots on goal, a plus/minus rating of plus-2 and one game winning goal. With players such as Zach Parise, Patrik Elias, Jamie Langenbrunner and Travis Zajac the Devils are no longer seller dwellers fantasy wise. That standing would go to the Minnesota Wild.

Remember to check back in next week to see who the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars will be for Week 20.




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