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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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J.J. Barea Super Efficient On Saturday

Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea scored a very efficient 20 points on Saturday, making eight of his 11 shots from the field and sinking both free-throws in 23 minutes. He also had five rebounds and five assists in his first game with at least 20 points since Dec. 26. Barea's minutes have dropped a... Read More

2 years ago

Dwight Powell Grabs Double-Double In Dallas Win

Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell picked up his fourth double-double of the season in Saturday's win over Memphis, finishing with 15 points on 4-for-6 shooting, sinking seven of his eight free throws and grabbing 10 rebounds. He also had four assists and two steals in 29 minutes after being quiet in recent games. Nerlens Noel... Read More

2 years ago

Harrison Barnes Scores 25 Points Versus Memphis

Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes led all scorers with 25 points on Saturday in a 114-80 win over Memphis, doing most of the damage from the free-throw line, posting a season-high with 11 attempts and making 10 of them. He went 7-for-13 overall from the floor in 31 minutes, grabbing seven boards. Barnes had... Read More

2 years ago

Dustin Brown Gets Goal No. 20 In Kings Loss

Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown is once again a 20-goal scorer after reaching the milestone in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Blues with a very late power-play tally. Brown had five consecutive seasons with at least 20 goals before the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season and he had failed to record one ever since. It... Read More

2 years ago

Anze Kopitar Continues Tear With Two Assists

Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar added another couple of points to his season's tally on Saturday, picking up two assists, one on a power play, in a 7-2 loss to St. Louis. You just can't contain the Kings captain, as he's been held without a point only six times since the turn of the... Read More

2 years ago

Jonathan Quick Pulled In Big Loss

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick played only two periods on Saturday against the St. Louis Blues before being pulled in a big 7-2 loss. He gave up four goals on 29 shots (.862 save percentage) to cause the benching. For some reason, Quick has now been awful three Saturday games straight, as he allowed... Read More

2 years ago

Richard Panik Bags Two Points On Saturday

Arizona Coyotes right wing Richard Panik had his second multi-point game since joining the team in January, picking up a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Colorado. Panik helped Christian Dvorak get the Coyotes on the board early in the first period and made it 3-2 with his eighth goal of the season... Read More

2 years ago

Marc-Andre Fleury Named First Star In Win Over Buffalo

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury played a key role on Saturday, as the team posted a new NHL record for road victories by an expansion team with 20, beating the Sabres 2-1 in a shootout. Fleury had 31 saves in the game and was named the first start. Following a shutout against Detroit on... Read More

2 years ago

Oscar Klefbom Will Miss At Least Two Games

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom won't be in the lineup Saturday versus Minnesota, as he's expected to miss at least two games following what the team calls a "minor procedure." The Oilers just can't get their blue line together, as Adam Larsson recently missed three games. It's a bitter blow for Klefbom, as he ended... Read More

2 years ago

Darcy Kuemper Likely Coyotes Starter Again On Saturday

Arizona Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper will likely make a third consecutive start on Saturday against Colorado, with Antti Raanta (lower body) still listed as day-to-day. Kuemper has been solid in the previous two starts, picking up a 2-1 win against Vancouver last time out with 16 saves and losing only in overtime 4-3 against Edmonton... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Miller Suffers Unlucky Loss

Anaheim Ducks goalie Ryan Miller, who had 41 saves in a recent shutout against Dallas, frustrated the Stars again on Friday, but they did manage to solve him in the end with two power-play goals. Miller had 30 saves, including 17 in the second period, before Devin Shore finally put one past him and Jamie... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Getzlaf Extends Point Streak To Five Games

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf scored his 10th goal of the season in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Stars to extend his point streak to five games. Getzlaf has mostly picked up assists like there's no tomorrow, so it was nice to see him scoring for a change. Overall, he's bagged 12 points during the... Read More

2 years ago

Sam Bennett Has Goals In Consecutive Outings

Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett scored in a second consecutive game on Friday, opening the scoring in a 2-1 win over Ottawa. It's the first time this season Bennett has managed to score in back-to-back games, so you could say that he's playing his best hockey of the year right now. He's up to 11... Read More

2 years ago

David Rittich Just Misses First Shutout Again

Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich must be wishing for more luck from the hockey gods at night, as he's narrowly missed his first career shutout in consecutive games. He let one past him with just 18 seconds to go in Wednesday's win over Buffalo and was scored on by a third-period penalty shot in Friday's... Read More

2 years ago

Jarell Martin Returns With Good Outing

Memphis Grizzlies forward/center Jarell Martin (knee) returned to the lineup on Friday after missing two games, and he had a good performance against the Utah Jazz, logging 30 minutes off the bench while getting 13 points and five rebounds. Martin got to double figures even though he didn't shoot particularly well, going 5-for-15 from the... Read More

2 years ago

JaMychal Green Disappoints In Memphis Loss

Memphis Grizzlies power forward JaMychal Green had a night to forget on Friday, finishing with just two points in 31 minutes against Utah. He went 1-for-8 from the floor and didn't provide much else either, getting only five rebounds, which matches his personal low in 2018. He ended up with no blocks or steals for... Read More

2 years ago

Ben McLemore Solid Once More On Friday

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Ben McLemore has been a starter recently with the team having a bunch of injury problems, and he hasn't disappointed, impressing with some good shooting while providing consistent scoring. He had 14 points in 28 minutes on Friday against Utah, shooting 5-for-11 from the floor, including 2-for-4 from downtown. McLemore has... Read More

2 years ago

Marc Gasol Provides All-Around Performance On Friday

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol had just seven shot attempts and finished with only nine points in Friday's loss to Utah but still provided a nice line for fantasy owners, grabbing 11 boards, providing six assists, blocking four shots and picking up one steal in 32 minutes. Gasol should be much more active at the... Read More

2 years ago

Dillon Brooks Leads Memphis In Scoring Versus Jazz

Memphis Grizzlies small forward Dillon Brooks ended up leading the team in scoring for a second time in a row on Friday, as he had 18 points on 7-for-16 shooting against Utah. The Grizzlies lost their 16th in a row and they are going nowhere, so younger players like Brooks are getting a look for... Read More

2 years ago

Sam Gagner Replaces Jake Virtanen On Canucks First Line

Vancouver Canucks forward Sam Gagner will be bumped up to the first line for Friday's game versus Minnesota. Jake Virtanen was the first guy getting a look following a season-ending injury to Brock Boeser, but he failed to impress on Wednesday against Arizona, finishing with no points and just one shot on goal in 18... Read More

2 years ago

Jacob Markstrom Questionable For Friday's Tilt

Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom missed practice on Thursday with an illness, which makes him questionable to play on Friday night against Minnesota. The 28-year-old has had some really nice performances recently, including a 39-save effort against Nashville, so it would certainly be a blow for him personally to miss out. Anders Nilsson will take... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Miller The Likely Starter For Ducks On Friday

Anaheim Ducks goalie Ryan Miller looks set for his first start since Feb. 25 on Friday as the team faces Dallas on away ice. The Ducks play their second game in as many nights and goalie John Gibson hasn't played both games of a back-to-back set all season, so unless something unexpected happens, Miller will... Read More

2 years ago

David Rittich In Net For Flames Again On Friday

Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich will get a second consecutive start on Friday with the team facing Ottawa on the road. Rittich has played second fiddle recently to Jon Gillies, but he impressed on Wednesday against the Sabres, making 25 saves and missing his first career shutout by just 18 seconds. He boasts a 7-5-3... Read More

2 years ago

Rickard Rakell Scoring At Will Right Now

Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell added another couple of goals to his tally on Thursday against Nashville to make it 30 goals for the season. Amazingly, nearly a third (eight) of the goals have come during his current hot streak, as he has goals in five consecutive games and a total of 10 points. The... Read More

2 years ago

Jeff Carter Has Four Goals In Five Games

Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter was back among the goals on Thursday, scoring for the fourth time in five games against Washington. He also assisted Trevor Lewis on the game-winner in a 3-1 win. Carter struggled at first following a four-month absence with an ankle injury, but he's rolling now and has a great... Read More

2 years ago

Martin Jones Keeps Blues At Bay

San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones, who had a nightmare last Sunday against Columbus, was back to his best on Thursday, recording his fourth shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over St. Louis. Jones didn't have much to do, with the Blues managing just 16 shots on net, but it was still an... Read More

2 years ago

Alex Tuch Scores Twice Versus Red Wings

Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch scored for only the second time in the last 15 outings on Thursday, getting half of the team's goals in a 4-0 win over Detroit. It was Tuch's first multi-goal game of his career and he now has 13 goals and 30 points for the season. Playing on... Read More

2 years ago

Cody Eakin Shines In Vegas Win

Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin had his best performance of the year on Thursday against Detroit, finishing with two goals and three points in a 4-0 road win. Eakin, who ended the game with a plus-4 rating, made it 2-0 in the middle of the second period with a short-handed goal and scored again... Read More

2 years ago

Marc-Andre Fleury Picks Up Third Shutout

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury once again managed to avoid losses in consecutive starts, making 28 saves against Detroit on his way to a third shutout of the season. Fleury now takes a 23-9-3 record to Buffalo on Saturday in what looks like another favorable matchup for him and the team as a whole.... Read More

2 years ago

Connor McDavid Posts New Career High With Goal No. 31

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid was the hero once again on Thursday night against the Islanders, tying the game with a late goal to take the match to overtime and bagging a decisive goal in the shootout. McDavid now has a new career high with 31 goals in a season, and he's the first Oiler... Read More

2 years ago

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