NHL Fantasy 3 Stars: Week 6

Total Pro Sports – While last week belonged to the goaltenders, this week belonged to the Washington Capitals. Both Ovechkin and Backstrom finally woke up and had big weeks scoring a combined 18 points.

This week’s honorable mention goes to Devin Setoguchi of the San Jose Sharks who put up 8 points (4 goals & 4 assists). Five of those points came on the powerplay and one of his goals was a game winner. He also had 21 shots on goal which is big if it’s a category in your league.

Lets take a look at the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars for Week 6.

3rd Star – Niklas Backstrom (G), Minnesota Wild

While the Wild only played two games last week Backstrom played in both collecting 2 wins while posting a 0.96 GAA, .960 SAV% and a shutout. Niklas has been an underrated goaltender, especially fantasy wise, since he came into the league back in 2006 which I find very surprising. He’s a top notch goaltender who plays behind a defensive minded team. If you’re weak in goal and need an upgrade I’d suggest trying to trade for Backstrom. He’ll come at a cheaper price than someone like Cam Ward and at the end of the season will probably get you more fantasy points.

2nd Star – Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

After coming back from visiting his ailing grandfather Ovechkin has been on fire. He collected 8 points (4 goals & 4 assists) while getting 22 shots on net last week. Alex now has 18 points on the season and seems to have regained his form after a sluggish start.

1st Star – Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals

Backstrom finally showed his play making abilities that we all knew he had collecting 10 points (2 goals & 8 assists) last week. Like his line mate, Nicklas got off to a slow start but appears to have turned things around as he now has 16 points on the season. If he gets stuck in another slump and you’re weak at the center position I’d suggest trading for him as he has too much talent to go through a sophomore slump.

Remember to check back in next week to see who the NHL Fantasy 3 Stars will be for Week 7.

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