Do you find your deep-league fantasy squad in dire need of a goal-scoring boost from a top-line winger?
It might be a stretch, but Dallas Stars rookie Alex Chiasson could be that shot-in-the-dark fantasy pickup that can pay off in the midst of a playoff run.
The Boston University product was inserted into the Stars lineup on April 3 in the aftermath of the team's deals sending Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins and Derek Roy to the Vancouver Canucks. Slotted on the team's top line with Jamie Benn and Ray Whitney, the rookie had big shoes to fill. So far, he's made a smooth transition and has already grabbed the attention of fantasy owners in deep leagues.
At 17:52 of the second period in the Senators/Lightning game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that Kyle Turris deflected the puck into the net with a high stick. No Goal Ottawa.
According to Rule 60.5 "An apparent goal scored by an attacking player who strikes the puck with his stick carried above the height of the crossbar of the goal frame shall not be allowed. The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick."
At 9:33 of the second period in the Capitals/Canadiens game, video review determined that Washington Capitals forward Jack Hillen's shot deflected off Carey Price's blocker and into the net. Good Goal Washington.
At 14:29 of the first period in the Senators/Lightning game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that Daniel Alfredsson knocked the puck into the net with his stick below the crossbar.
According to Rule 60.5 "The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick. If the puck makes contact with the stick below the level of the crossbar and enters the goal, this goal shall be allowed." Good Goal Ottawa.
At 6:28 of the first period in the Flyers/Islanders game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that Jakub Voracek's shot completely crossed the goal line before the net became displaced. Good Goal Philadelphia.
The game between the Central Division rivals Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena will see the Blues get back left wing Andy McDonald (flu) after the veteran missed the team's 1-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
"Andy's going to play," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "That'll give us the 12 forwards that we designed for the last game, so same combination before he went down. We'll see how we look and see how it looks.
"If he doesn't have the energy, we'll just move [Chris] Porter into the left side during the game at some period of time."
Kings coach Darryl Sutter said he's glad to see Penner make his return against Dallas.
"His last shift was in this building. Hopefully he still remembers that," Sutter said.
Penner, who last played March 31 against the Stars, figures to skate on the Kings' second line, alongside center Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, which will knock Kyle Clifford, who had been filling in, to the fourth line.