There was only one game last night so we will keep the Nightly Scrap relatively brief today. In fact, this is probably the last rendition of this article series you will see for the time being seeing as we can now cover everything in our brand new player updates section. So while this marks goodbye to this feature it also marks a transition to even more exclusive coverage, delving deeper into the topics of fantasy hockey.
Without further adieu, your last Nightly Scrap…
The Phoenix Coyotes simply dominated the Edmonton Oilers last night, winning 5-0 and earning their seventh straight victory. Martin Hanzal began the scoring on a tap-in goal, assisted by Ray Whitney. Wojtek Wolski followed that goal up in the second period with his fourth of the season. Lee Stempniak and Hanzal would then alternate goals, each finishing with two during the route.
Ilya Bryzgalov earned his 10th win of the year, stopping all 23 shots for his first shutout on the season.
This win is really the prototypical way the Yotes win games. Excellent goaltending and balanced scoring. Five players– Stempniak, Hanzal, Radim Vrbata, Lauri Korpikoski and Scottie Upshall– are projected to score 20 goals or more with Wolski, Eric Belanger and the recently-injured Kyle Turris having a shot at the plateau. This team is silencing all critics with their recent run and now hold sole possession of the Pacific Division lead.
That wraps up a very light night of hockey. Be sure to check us all day as we bring you the most relevant fantasy hockey news possible. You can follow us on twitter @dailyfaceoff as we continue to bring you information on starting goalies, team lineups and major injury updates as well as provide in-depth injury updates and player rankings.