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2009 NHL Fantasy 3 Stars: Week 2
Total Pro Sports – The first week of the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars sees a mixture of expected and unexpected players make the list. Leading the expected is a highly skilled winger showing off for his new team and a goalie standing on his head in the dessert for the unexpected.
This week’s honorable mention goes to Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals. Ovie was able to score 2 goals and add 4 assists for 6 points with 2 of those points coming on the power play. He also posted a +/- rating of plus-3 with a staggering 32 shots on goal and zero penalty minutes. Expect even better things from Ovechkin as the season wears on as the top fantasy player.
Lets take a look at the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars for Week 2.
3rd Star – Anze Kopitar (C), Los Angeles Kings
Anze Kopitar has always been looked at as a young skilled center and this year may be his break out season. Last week Kopitar potted 3 goals and 5 helpers for 8 points with 4 of those points coming on the power play. Anze also posted a +/- rating of plus-4 with just 9 shots on goal and zero penalty minutes.
2nd Star – Ilya Bryzgalov (G), Phoenix Coyotes
After a disappointing 208-09 season Ilya Bryzgalov has started the 2009-10 season on fire. Bryzgalov recorded 2 wins while posting a 0.33 GAA, .985 SAV% and 2 shutouts. Ilya has gotten off to a great start, but the Coyotes are still a fairly young team that will most likely finish near the bottom of the standings so consider Bryz a sell high candidate.
1st Star – Dany Heatley (LW), San Jose Sharks
Dany Heatley seems to like his new surrounds in San Jose after filling the score sheet nicely this past week. Heatley scored 5 goals and put up 3 assists for 8 points with 4 of those points coming while on the power play. Dany also posted a +/- rating of plus-5, 6 penalty minutes, 12 shots on goal and 2 game winning goals. After a bit of a disappointing season last year Heatley looks like he’s well on his way to stud status.
Remember to check back in next week to see who the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars will be for Week 3.