Therefore, this week’s honourable mention goes to goaltender Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Mason went 3-0-0 while posting a 2.60 GAA and .907 SAV%. If his solid play continues it’ll make things interesting when Leclaire returns from injury.
Lets take a look at the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars for Week 5.
3rd Star – Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
This guy is turning out to be a fantasy stud yet again. Iggy had 7 points (4 goals & 3 assists) and 12 SOG in 4 games. Four of those points, all goals, came on the powerplay. I would not be surprised if Jarome ended up being a better fantasy player than Ovechkin this year, especially if you have PIM as a category in your league.
2nd Star – Brent Johnson, Washington Capitals
No, that isn’t a typo, Brent Johnson is indeed this week’s 2nd Star. Johnson provided something the Capitals had yet to receive this season…solid goaltending. Brent went 2-0-1 with a 1.67 GAA and a .949 SAV%. With Johnson having this nice little hot streak it makes his fantasy value a tricky question. On one hand it wouldn’t surprise anyone if he plays like crap this week or next week. On the other he proved when he came into the league with St.Louis he showed that he is capable of playing some good hockey and he could legitimately become the Capitals outright #1. Right now I’d say if you’re a Brent Johnson owner that you should hold onto him for now. If he’s available on the waiver wire in your league and you’re weak in goal you should definitely pick him up.
1st Star – Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks
I’m sure you knew who the 1st Star was going to be by just reading the title, so this obviously doesn’t come as a big surprise. Bobby Lou went 3-0-0 with a 0.00 GAA and a 1.000 SAV%. That’s right, he won all three of his games via shutout. He faced 81 shots without allowing a goal. If that’s not impressive I don’t know what is. I was a bit iffy on Luongo coming into the season because he plays for Vancouver, but so far he’s been the best goalie in fantasy. If you own Luongo hold onto him for dear life and don’t let him go!
Remember to check back in next week to see who the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars will be for Week 6.