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About Denis

Blue Jays, Maple Leafs and Raptors fan from Toronto. Joined RotoBaller in 2019 — covering MLB, NBA, NHL fantasy news.

Denis has written 374 articles so far, you can find them below.


Frank Vatrano Records Hat Trick Against Blackhawks

Florida Panthers center Frank Vatrano finished with three goals, a plus-two rating and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks. The 25-year-old found the back of the net three times in the second period, giving the Panthers a three goal lead and bringing his season total up to 14 goals through... Read More

6 days ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo Posts Double-Double In Victory

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his 36th double-double of the season in Saturday's 117-97 victory against the Nets, as the 25-year-old finished with 29 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and one block on 12-for-20 shooting from the field and 2-for-5 from three-point range. Antetokounmpo has averaged 30.0 points, 12.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.1 steals... Read More

1 week ago

Khris Middleton Finishes With 20 Points In Victory

Milwaukee Bucks guard/forward Khris Middleton finished with 20 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals on 7-for-12 shooting from the field and 3-for-5 from three-point range in Saturday's 117-97 victory against the Nets. The 28-year-old produced his 20th 20+ point performance of the season in the contest, while his three steals tied a season-high.... Read More

1 week ago

Kyrie Irving Scores 17 Points Against Bucks

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving finished with 17 points, six rebounds, six assists and four assists on 6-for-15 shooting from the field and 2-for-6 from three-point range in Saturday's 117-97 loss to the Bucks. The 27-year-old played in just his fourth game since returning from an extended absence due to a shoulder injury, but Irving... Read More

1 week ago

Sergei Bobrovsky Earns Victory Against Red Wings

Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (upper body) returned to action and stopped 27-of-28 shots on goal in Saturday's 4-1 victory against the Red Wings. The 31-year-old was sidelined for the past two games but managed to earn his second consecutive victory and sixth in his past nine appearances dating back to Dec. 16. Bobrovsky struggled... Read More

1 week ago


Dominik Kubalik Scores Two Goals Against Maple Leafs

Chicago Blackhawks left winger Dominik Kubalik recorded his third multi-goal game of the season in Saturday's 6-2 victory against the Maple Leafs, as the 24-year-old posted two goals, one assist, a plus-two rating and three shots on goal in the contest. Kubalik found the back of the net twice in the second period, with teammate... Read More

1 week ago

Jonathan Toews Has Four-Point Night Against Maple Leafs

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews finished with two goals, two assists, a plus-four rating and three shots on goal in Saturday's 6-2 victory against the Maple Leafs. The four-point performance marked a single game season-high for Toews, along with his first multi-goal game of the campaign. Toews has recorded 14 goals, 29 assists and 43... Read More

1 week ago

Connor McDavid Scores Twice Against Coyotes

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid recorded his fourth multi-goal game of the season in Saturday's 7-3 victory against the Coyotes, as the 23-year-old finished with two goals, a plus-two rating and four shots on goal in the contest. McDavid found the back of the net twice in the second period, with the multi-point performance marking... Read More

1 week ago

Philipp Grubauer Posts First Shutout of the Season

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer stopped all 27 shots on goal in Thursday's 4-0 victory against the Sharks, earning his first shutout of the 2019-20 season in the contest. Valeri Nichushkin, Cale Makar, Ryan Graves and Matt Calvert each scored a goal in the win, while superstar center Nathan MacKinnon had the rare night where... Read More

2 weeks ago

Rickard Rakell Posts Two Points Against Predators

Anaheim Ducks left winger Rickard Rakell finished with one goal, one assist, a minus-one rating and three shots on goal in Thursday's 4-2 victory against the Predators. Rakell scored his 12th goal of the season midway through the second period, giving the Ducks a two goal advantage. Josh Manson, Adam Henrique and Derek Grant scored... Read More

2 weeks ago


Elvis Merzlikins Stops 32 Shots In Victory Against Hurricanes

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins stopped 32-of-34 shots on goal in Thursday's 3-2 victory against the Hurricanes, as the 25-year-old earned his third consecutive win during the month of January. Merzlikins improved to a record of 7-6-4 to go along with two shutouts, a 2.50 goals against average and .922 save percentage through 19... Read More

2 weeks ago

Mika Zibanejad's Multi-Point Night Leads Rangers To Victory

New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad totaled two points in Thursday's 3-2 victory against the Islanders, as the 26-year-old finished with one goal, one assist and five shots on goal in the contest. Zibanejad's multi-point effort marked his 12th game of at least two points on the season — to go along two goals, four... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jaroslav Halak Makes 29 Saves In Victory Against Penguins

Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak stopped 29-of-30 shots on goal in Thursday's 4-1 victory against the Bruins, recording his second win during the month of January. Halak allowed a goal to Sidney Crosby just 24 seconds into the opening period, but the 34-year-old was sharp the rest of the way, blanking the Penguins for the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Sidney Crosby Scores Seventh Goal of Season In Loss

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby finished with a goal and three shots on goal in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Bruins. Crosby accounted for the lone Penguins goal in the game, as he opened the scoring just 24 seconds into the first period with a blast from the top of the point past goaltender Jaroslav... Read More

2 weeks ago

Rasmus Sandin Produces Two Assists In Victory

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Rasmus Sandin had an effective performance in Tuesday's 7-4 victory against the Devils, as the 19-year-old recorded two assists, a plus-two rating, two shots on goal, three hits and one blocked shot in 16:12 of ice time in the contest. Sandin was recently recalled from the Marlies in the wake of... Read More

2 weeks ago


Auston Matthews Records Hat Trick Against Devils

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews recorded a hat trick in Tuesday's 7-4 victory against the Devils, as the 22-year-old finished with three goals, a plus-two rating and four shots on goal in the contest. John Tavares, Frederik Gauthier, Zach Hyman and William Nylander each scored a goal in the victory, while goaltender Frederik Andersen... Read More

2 weeks ago

Blake Coleman Posts Hat Trick In Loss

New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman scored three goals in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Maple Leafs, as the 28-year-old contributed the majority of the offensive production in the loss, to go along with his fourth multi-goal game of the season. Defenseman P.K. Subban recorded the only other Devils goal in the contest, with a... Read More

2 weeks ago

Sean Couturier Produces Three-Point Night Against Bruins

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier had a productive evening in Monday's 6-5 shootout victory against the Bruins, as the 27-year-old finished with one goal, two assists, a plus-one rating and five shots on goal in the contest. The three-point performance was Couturier's second of the season, to go along with his ninth multi-point contest through... Read More

2 weeks ago

David Krejci Scores Two Goals Against Flyers

Boston Bruins center David Krejci finished with two goals, a plus-one rating and four shots on goal in Monday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Flyers. The 33-year-old picked up his first goal of the contest in the final minutes of the opening period, while his second goal gave the Bruins a three-goal advantage in the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Kyle Lowry Dishes Out 15 Assists Against Spurs

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry recorded a season-high 15 assists in Sunday's 105-104 loss to the Spurs, while finishing the contest with 16 points, three rebounds and two assists on 5-for-15 shooting from the field and 4-for-12 from three-point range. The 33-year-old is currently leading the NBA in minutes per game at 38.5 — a... Read More

2 weeks ago


Serge Ibaka Extends Double-Double Streak Against Spurs

Toronto Raptors forward/center Serge Ibaka had a very effective performance in Sunday's 105-104 loss to the Spurs, as the big man finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds, one assist and one block on 9-for-16 shooting from the field and 3-for-6 from three-point range in the contest. Ibaka extended his streak of consecutive games with a... Read More

2 weeks ago

Norman Powell Effective In Return To Lineup

Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell (shoulder) made his return to the lineup in Sunday's 105-104 loss to the Spurs — finishing with 20 points, four assists, three rebounds and one steal on 8-for-14 shooting from the field and 4-for-7 from three-point range in 31 minutes. The 26-year-old picked up right where he left off prior... Read More

2 weeks ago

Pascal Siakam Posts Solid Performance In Return

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (groin) made his return to the lineup from an 11-game absence on Sunday — finishing with 15 points, five rebounds and four assists on 6-for-17 shooting from the field and 2-for-6 from deep in the 105-104 loss to the Spurs. Siakam made his presence felt early in the contest with... Read More

2 weeks ago

DeMar DeRozan Scores Team-High 25 Points In Victory

San Antonio Spurs guard/forward DeMar DeRozan finished with 25 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals on 7-for-12 shooting from the field and 11-for-14 from the free throw line in Sunday's 105-104 victory against the Raptors. The 30-year-old extended his streak of efficient shooting performances to 11 consecutive games of at least a 50%... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jordan Binnington Earns Victory Against Rangers

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington stopped 21-of-23 shots on goal in Saturday's 5-2 victory against the Rangers, as the 26-year-old accumulated his NHL-leading 22nd victory of the season. Binnington improved to a record of 22-7-4, while compiling a 2.47 goals against average and .917 save percentage through 33 appearances. The Blues picked up their... Read More

2 weeks ago


Noel Acciari Scores Two Goals Against Canucks

Florida Panthers center Noel Acciari scored twice in Thursday's 5-2 victory over the Canucks, as the 28-year-old posted two points, a plus-one rating and six shots on goal in the contest. Acciari's multi-goal performance brings his season total up to 17 goals, which is tied with forward Jonathan Huberdeau and only two behind team leader... Read More

3 weeks ago

Auston Matthews Scores Two Goals Against Jets

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews accounted for two of the Maple Leafs three goals in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Jets, as the 22-year-old totaled two goals, including a clutch goal with seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime, a plus-one rating and eight shots on goal in the contest. Matthews' multi-goal performance... Read More

3 weeks ago

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Records Three-Point Night Against Panthers

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson recorded his second three-point performance of the season in Tuesday's 5-2 victory against the Panthers, as the 28-year-old totaled one goal, two assists, a plus-two rating, two hits and four shots on goal in the contest. Ekman-Larsson found the back of the net for his first goal since Dec. 19,... Read More

3 weeks ago

Devin Booker Dominates With 40 Points In Loss

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker totaled his third 40+ point performance of the season as he finished with 40 points, six assists and two rebounds on 13-for-20 shooting from the field and 13-for-14 from the free throw line in Sunday's 121-114 loss to the Grizzlies. The 23-year-old got it going early in the game and... Read More

3 weeks ago

Kelly Oubre Jr. Scores 17 Points Against Grizzlies

Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. recorded his sixth double-double of the season in Sunday's 121-114 loss to the Grizzlies, as he finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal on 6-for-18 shooting from the field in 38 minutes of action. The 24-year-old snapped a streak of four consecutive efficient 20+ point... Read More

3 weeks ago


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