Fantasy Hockey Ramble – April 20, 2009

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2009-04-20

 

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Since his terrible Game 1 (pointless and minus-3), Claude Giroux has three points and is a plus-3 in two games.

 

With the Blues down 3-0, I'd almost guarantee that Paul Kariya will be back next contest.

 

Reading my mind, the Dispatch asked Hitchcock if his team's scoring woes have him close to thinking about playing Filatov. The answer: "No."

 

Milan Lucic was suspended for one game – he will sit out Game 3. I stuck the clip of the incident in yesterday's ramblings.

 

Mats Sundin missed last night's contest with an undisclosed injury, although it is suspected to be his groin. Jannik Hansen replaced him, but played fewer than seven minutes.

 

Bobby Holik was a healthy scratch for the past two contests, but got back into the lineup replacing Langenbrunner. Holik played seven minutes and was a minus-1.

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Ray Whitney was pointless and a game-low minus-3 last night.

 

The Sharks blasted 44 shots at Hiller, but he still came away with another win. There's your Cindarella story – it goes back to Anaheim with San Jose down 2-0.

 

Typical David Backes last night – two points, six PIMs and a plus-2.

 

Disappointing players so far – after three games they are pointless: Brind'Amour, Ruutu, Sykora, Shanahan, Tkachuk, Cole and Oshie.

 

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