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NHL Fantasy 3 Stars: Week 22
Total Pro Sports – This weeks 3 Stars has two underrated Dallas Stars making the list and a not so underrated forward blazing his way as the weeks 1st Star.
This week’s honorable mention goes to Loui Eriksson of the Dallas Stars. Last week Loui posted 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points with one of those points coming on the power play. He also registered 12 shots on goal, 2 penalty minutes, a plus/minus rating of plus-4 and one game winning goal. Eriksson was a super sleeper last year and could be labeled as one again this year as he’s a 40+ goal candidate this season.
Lets take a look at the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars for Week 22.
3rd Star – Kari Lehtonen (G), Atlanta Thrashers
Has had a less than stellar season so far with only 15 wins and a 3.08 GAA, but Kari Lehtonen has shown flashes of promise. Last week we saw one of those flashes as Kari collected 2 wins while posting a 2.01 GAA, .932 SAV% and 1 shutout. Lehtonen isn’t one of the top fantasy goaltenders but if you’re still looking for some goaltending help and he’s available on waivers he might be worth a pickup.
With Brad Richards out of the lineup for the last couple of weeks Mike Ribeiro has become the Stars’ go-to guy at centre and he hasn’t disappointed. Last week Mike scored 2 goals and added 4 assists for 6 points with 3 of those points coming on the power play. He also registered just 4 shots on goal, 8 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of plus-2. Like his fellow teammate, Loui Eriksson, Ribeiro is a bit of a sleeper as his name doesn’t make you jump up and down but he recorded 82 points last year and is on pace for 74 points this season.
1st Star – Eric Staal (C), Carolina Hurricanes
It’s amazing what one trade can do for a team and/or player. After re-acquiring Erik Cole the Hurricanes have caught fire and so has Eric Staal. Last week Eric potted 5 goals and had 4 assists for 9 points with 1 of those points coming on the power play. He also registered 17 shots on goal, 2 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of plus-5.
Remember to check back in next week to see who the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars will be for Week 23.