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About Taavi Pailk - RotoBaller

Sports nut since day 1 on the planet. Don't talk much, but write a lot. A firm believer that James Harden is the real MVP.

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Artemi Panarin Gets Another Goal On Sunday

New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin made it goals in back-to-back games on Sunday, netting the team's second one in a 3-2 loss to Vancouver. Jesper Fast also scored and added an assist, while Mika Zibanejad notched his 11th point of the year with his seventh assist. Panarin now has four goals for the... Read More

2 days ago

Jacob Markstrom Wins Third Straight Start

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom had a great 38-save outing on Sunday against the Rangers to record his third straight win. The Swede started the season with a pair of losses when the Canucks struggled to score, but he's since then enjoyed some nice goal support and his own performances have been solid, too. Markstrom... Read More

2 days ago

Bo Horvat, Brock Boeser Push Canucks Back To Winning Ways

Vancouver Canucks forwards Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser made sure the team would bounce back from a 1-0 loss suffered on Saturday by scoring in Sunday's matchup against the Rangers. Jay Beagle was also on target when the Canucks jumped out of the gates and won the first period 3-0. Elias Pettersson bagged two assists.... Read More

2 days ago

Ben Bishop Notches His Second Win With 38-Save Effort

Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop was on top of his game on Saturday against Philadelphia, producing 38 saves and a .974 save percentage in a 4-1 win. Sean Couturier beat him inside the opening minute, but Big Ben stood tall for the rest of the way to improve his record for the season to 2-4-1.... Read More

3 days ago

Sean Couturier Scores Only Flyers Goal In Saturday's Loss

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier netted the team's only goal in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Dallas. He provided a great start for the team by scoring his second goal of the year just 43 seconds into the game, but the Flyers couldn't get anything more past Ben Bishop. Couturier has produced back-to-back 76-point seasons and... Read More

3 days ago


Corey Perry Opens His Account For Dallas

Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry recorded his first points for the team in Saturday's 4-1 win at Philadelphia, scoring once and tallying two assists. Roope Hintz, Esa Lindell, and Miro Heiskanen also scored for Dallas. Perry missed the start of the season through injury and he didn't look too great in his first couple... Read More

3 days ago

Marc-Andre Fleury Shuts Out Old Friends In Pittsburgh

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was again back at his old stomping ground in Pittsburgh on Saturday, shutting out his former teammates in a 3-0 win. Paul Stastny scored on a power play, William Karlsson registered a short-handed goal and Mark Stone joined in on the fun as well. Fleury had 29 saves in... Read More

3 days ago

Seth Jones Gets First Goal Of The Year

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders. Sonny Milano and Jakob Lilja bagged the helpers, while Boone Jenner notched his first goal of the season as well. Jones had only nine goals last season, but he was just one short of... Read More

3 days ago

Brock Nelson Lifts Isles Past Columbus

New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson was the hero of the night in Saturday's matchup against Columbus, scoring the game-winning goal 33 seconds into overtime. Mathew Barzal and Michael Dal Colle also scored for the Isles in a 3-2 win. Anthony Beauvillier had two assists. Nelson also ended the night with multiple points as he... Read More

3 days ago

Jaden Schwartz Extends Point Streak With First Goal

St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Montreal, extending his point streak to four games in the process. Alex Pietrangelo and Vladimir Tarasenko helped him out with the assists, while David Perron also scored for the Blues. Schwartz managed just 36 points in the... Read More

3 days ago


Jonathan Drouin Scores Game-Winner Against Blues

Montreal Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin continued his good start to the season with a game-winning goal in Saturday's 5-2 success over the St. Louis Blues. Drouin scored his third goal of a year on a power play at the start of the second period with Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Shea Weber picking up the assists. Weber... Read More

3 days ago

Mackenzie Blackwood Blanks Vancouver

New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood recorded his third career shutout on Saturday, stopping 25 shots in a 1-0 win over Vancouver. The Canucks went into the game red-hot, sitting on a four-game winning streak and averaging five goals per game during the run, but Blackwood had an answer to all of their attempts. Blackwood... Read More

3 days ago

Jack Hughes Nets First NHL Goal

New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes celebrated his first NHL goal on Saturday, which ended up being the game-winner in a 1-0 win over Vancouver. Hughes netted on a power-play in the opening frame after Taylor Hall and Sami Vatanen set him up. Playing against his brother's team, Hughes picked up five and a half... Read More

3 days ago

Semyon Varlamov Picks Up His Second Win In New York

New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov produced 32 saves in Thursday's 3-1 win over Winnipeg, improving his record for the season to 2-2-0. The Russian netminder started with a pair of losses for his new club, but he's now won two on the bounce, allowing only three goals in the process. Following four starts, his... Read More

5 days ago

Mathew Barzal Pushes The Isles Past Winnipeg

New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal scored twice on Thursday, leading the team to a 3-1 victory at Winnipeg. The Isles found themselves trailing after the first following a power-play goal by Nikolaj Ehlers, but Barzal tied things up in the second with a power-play marker of his own and he scored the eventual game-winning... Read More

5 days ago


Reilly Smith Extends Goal-Scoring Run To Three Games

Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith opened the scoring in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win against the Senators, extending his goal-scoring streak to three games. Nick Holden also scored in the contest for Vegas, who recorded a franchise-high 54 shots in the game. Smith has been mostly a pass-first winger in the league, but he... Read More

5 days ago

Anders Nilsson Has 52 Saves In Losing Effort

Ottawa Senators goaltender Anders Nilsson played out of his mind Thursday night at Vegas, but his efforts weren't enough for the team in an eventual 3-2 shootout loss. The Swede saved 52 of 54 shots in the contest, recording a .963 save percentage. Unfortunately for the Sens, it looked like Nilsson had no saves left... Read More

5 days ago

Jack Hughes Registers First NHL Point

New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes got the better of Kaapo Kakko and the Rangers in a meeting between the top two picks of this year's draft. The No. 1 overall pick registered his first NHL point on the team's game-winning goal, which was scored by Miles Wood in the second frame. Hughes has had... Read More

5 days ago

Mackenzie Blackwood Helps Devils Get First Win

New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood had a solid 29-save outing on Thursday, helping the team record its first win of the season in a matchup against the Rangers. The Devils had a nice offensive outbreak in the 5-2 win, but Blackwood played an important role as well, especially in the second period where he... Read More

5 days ago

P.K. Subban Nets His First Goal For New Jersey

New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban scored his first goal for his new team on Thursday, capping off the scoring in a 5-2 win over the Rangers. It was an empty-netter in the final minute, but hey, they still all count. Blake Coleman, Kyle Palmieri, Miles Wood, and Nikita Gusev also scored for the Devils,... Read More

5 days ago


Jakub Voracek Records First Points Of The Season

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek recorded his first points of the season on Wednesday, finishing a 6-3 loss to Edmonton with two goals -- both on the power play -- and one assist. Claude Giroux had two assists, while Oskar Lindblom joined Voracek among the Flyers goal-scorers. Voracek also doubled his shots amount in... Read More

6 days ago

Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl Rip Flyers Apart

Edmonton Oilers forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl combined for eight points in Wednesday's 6-3 win over Philadelphia. Draisaitl opened the scoring and finished with two goals and one assist, while McDavid tallied the team's third goal and had a career-high four assists. He became the second player in franchise history to record 17-plus points... Read More

6 days ago

Joe Pavelski Scores First Goal Since Big Move

Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski netted his first goal in the team's colors on Wednesday, beating the buzzer in the third to finish the scoring in a 3-2 loss to Columbus. With multiple 30-goal seasons under his belt, Pavelski signed a big 21 million, three-year deal with the Stars on July 1 but he's struggled... Read More

6 days ago

Joonas Korpisalo Catapults Jackets To Another Win

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo came up big once again for the team on Wednesday, stopping 30 of 32 shots in a 3-2 win over Dallas. Zach Werenski, Alexander Wennberg and Sonny Milano took care of the goals. Korpisalo has now won both of his last two starts and three of his last four,... Read More

6 days ago

Martin Necas Extends Scoring Streak To Four Games

Carolina Hurricanes center Martin Necas scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's matchup against the Kings, extending his point streak to four games in the process. Sebastian Aho was also on target in the 2-0 win. Necas is a third-liner who actually doesn't play much, averaging 14:14 on the ice per game, but he's on the... Read More

7 days ago


Petr Mrazek Blanks The Kings

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek stopped all 31 shots in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Kings, notching his 19th career shutout and keeping his record for the season at a perfect 4-0-0. The former Red Wing has been in great form, posting a 1.94 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage. Mrazek can blow hot... Read More

7 days ago

Elias Lindholm Scores Again In Tuesday's Win

Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm kept his scoring form going on Tuesday against Philadelphia, producing his fourth goal of the season in a 3-1 win. Michael Frolik and Andrew Mangiapane also scored for the Flames, while Matt Niskanen tallied Philly's lone goal. David Rittich faced only 22 shots in Calgary's crease. Lindholm has been more... Read More

7 days ago

James Neal Gets His Eighth Goal Of The Season

Edmonton Oilers winger James Neal bagged his eighth goal of the season on Monday, netting a power-play marker in a 3-1 loss at Chicago. He's the first player to score six power-play goals in the team's first six games since Dino Ciccarelli in 1986-87. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl picked up the assists on the... Read More

1 week ago

Brandon Saad Scores Another One

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad made it two goals in two games on Monday, finishing the scoring with an empty-netter in a 3-1 win over Edmonton. He fired a total of four shots on goal and spent 16:04 on the ice, playing in every situation. Patrick Kane and Alexander Nylander also scored for the... Read More

1 week ago

Corey Crawford Cools Down The Oilers

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford was huge for the team in Monday's tilt against the Edmonton Oilers, saving 27 of 28 shots and helping the team pick up their first win of the season with a 3-1 scoreline. The Crow was only beaten by a late power-play goal by James Neal. The Oilers had scored... Read More

1 week ago


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