Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fantasy Report—Game 18: Islanders 2, Senators 1, SO

Fantasy Stars of the Game
1st Star:
Tim Jackman (6 SOG, 1 BkS, 5 PIMs, 4 hits)
2nd Star: Joey MacDonald (W, 1 GA, .969 SV%)
3rd Star: Bill Guerin (1 A, 1 PPA, 6 SOG. 4 hits)
4th Star: Frans Nielsen (1 A, 1 PPA, 2 SOG, 1 BkS, 1 hit)
5th Star: Doug Weight (1 G, 1 PPG, 2 SOG, 1 hit)

Notes: Joey MacDonald has quickly played himself into being a legitimate option and is soaring up the Fantasy Star Point rankings (currently 4th)...With Kyle Okposo sidelined and Brett Skinner sent back to Bridgeport to make room for Brendan Witt, there will be two openings on the second power play unit. Look for Jeff Tambellini to pick up Okposo's minutes alongside Josh Bailey and Jon Sim. You might think Sean Bergenheim would get a look at some point but he's received only 45 seconds of PP time this season. Bruno Gervais and Radek Martinek are the top candidates to join Chris Campoli at the point on the second unit...Doug Weight's Fantasy Star Point ranking has dipped to fifth, demonstrating that the Islanders' leading scorer has really been spreading his production out evenly—he's simply good enough to earn fantasy stars consistently, but not spectucular enough to get the top stars very often.

Fantasy Star Points Top Ten
Streit, 36
Guerin, 34
Hunter, 33
MacDonald, 24.5
Weight, 22
Bergenheim, 14
Park, 12
Nielsen, 12
Comrie, 9
Thompson, 8
Jackman, 8

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