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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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Martin Jones Collects His Second Consecutive Win

San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones picked up his second consecutive win on Thursday, although he almost let it slip away against the Wild. The Sharks were up 6-2 ahead of the third period before Minnesota made it a close game. Jones managed to save just three of six shots in the final frame. He... Read More

1 week ago

Logan Couture Has Four Points In San Jose Win

San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture had his most productive night of the season on Thursday, finishing a wild 6-5 win over Minnesota with four points. Couture ended a four-game point drought in style, dishing out three assists and scoring his second goal of the season less than a minute into the game. Tomas Hertl... Read More

1 week ago

Eric Staal Tallies Three Points In Thursday's Loss

Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal had a very productive night on Thursday with three points against the Sharks, scoring the team's second goal in an eventual 6-5 defeat and handing out two assists. Luke Kunin also had a multi-point night for Minny with one goal and one assist. Staal had a very rough ride at... Read More

1 week ago

Connor McDavid Finishes Loss To Blues With Two Points

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid registered his seventh multi-point outing of the season on Wednesday, recording one goal and one assist in a 5-2 loss to St. Louis. Leon Draisaitl also had a multi-point night as he finished with two assists. McDavid opened the scoring on a power play with his eighth marker of the... Read More

1 week ago

Jake Allen Earns His Third Win Of The Year

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen had his best performance of the season on Wednesday against the Oilers, saving 32 of 34 shots in a 5-2 win. Allen has been a complete afterthought this year in St. Louis, as this was only his fourth start to the season. He's done well in his rare appearances,... Read More

1 week ago


Alex Pietrangelo Has Three Points In Wednesday's Win

St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo cobbled up three points in Wednesday's 5-2 win over Edmonton, scoring the team's second goal on a power play and providing two assists. He had one power-play helper and one short-handed assist when he Blues managed to score two shorties into the empty net late on. It was a... Read More

1 week ago

Ilya Samsonov Notches Another Win Sunday Night

Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov saved 25 of 27 shots against the Calgary Flames on Sunday in a 4-2 win. The rookie netminder was beaten twice in the opening period, but the remained perfect for the rest of the way, producing 19 straight saves. Samsonov has made a superb start to his career in the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Elias Lindholm Can't Stop Scoring For Calgary

Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm continued his great goal-scoring form on Sunday, making it four goals in five games in a 4-2 loss to Washington. Oliver Kylington and Andrew Mangiapane assisted him on the goal in the dying seconds of the opening period which made it 2-2. Mangiapane also got the first Flames goal early... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jakub Vrana Scores First Career Hat Trick In Caps Win

Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana celebrated his first career hat trick on Sunday in a 4-2 win over Calgary. The 23-year-old winger struck twice in the opening frame before finishing off his hatty 15:05 into the second. Lars Eller capped off the scoring early in the third with a power-play goal, Tom Wilson and... Read More

2 weeks ago

Viktor Arvidsson Ends Goalless Run On Saturday

Nashville Predators winger Viktor Arvidsson ended a four-game goal drought on Saturday, scoring the team's only goal in a 2-1 home loss to the Rangers. Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi picked up power-play assists on the play. Arvidsson had a nice start to the year with six points in six games, but the Preds were... Read More

2 weeks ago


Filip Chytil Scores Again In Saturday's Win

New York Rangers center Filip Chytil made it two goals in two games on Saturday, helping the Blueshirts beat Nashville 2-1. Ryan Strome also scored for the Rangers to extend his point streak to six games. Alexandar Georgiev picked up his second consecutive win with a 32-save effort. Chytil had a rocky rookie campaign in... Read More

2 weeks ago

Evgeni Malkin Records Six Shots In Comeback

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was back in the lineup on Saturday vs. Edmonton after missing 11 games with a lower-body injury, generating a game-high six shots on net in a 2-1 overtime loss. Teddy Blueger also had six shots on goal in the game. Malkin got off to a nice start to the year... Read More

2 weeks ago

Mike Smith Makes 51 Stops In Saturday's Win

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith produced a superb 51-save performance on Saturday, helping the team beat Pittsburgh 2-1 in overtime. His bid for a shutout was ruined by Brian Dumoulin 13:14 into the third period when the Pens defenseman scored his first goal of the season in a short-handed situation. Smith is sharing the starts... Read More

2 weeks ago

Leon Draisaitl Sinks Penguins In Overtime

Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl scored the 2-1 game-winning goal in overtime against Pittsburgh on Saturday. Colby Cave started the scoring with his first goal of the season in the second period before a short-handed marker by Brian Dumoulin sent the game into OT. Draisaitl finished the game with his 13th goal of the season... Read More

2 weeks ago

Nathan MacKinnon Has 12 Shots, Continues Point Streak

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon scored his eighth goal of the season in Friday's 2-1 loss to Dallas, extending his point streak to 13 games. Amazingly, we're in November, but MacKinnon hasn't yet had a single pointless night this season. He lit the lamp on a power play Friday night and had a very busy... Read More

2 weeks ago


Anton Khudobin Notches Third Straight Win

Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin remained hot in Friday's clash with the Avalanche, saving 38 of 39 shots to pick up his third consecutive win. Nathan MacKinnon was the only guy to beat him, scoring a power-play goal in the second period. The experienced Russian now owns a 3-3-0 record for the season with a... Read More

2 weeks ago

Roope Hintz Pushes Stars Past Colorado

Dallas Stars forward Roope Hintz scored both of the team's goals in Friday's 2-1 road win against Colorado. He got things started near the end of the opening period, with Denis Gurianov and Joe Pavelski providing the assists, and the young Finn scored the eventual game-winner in a short-handed situation in the second frame. Mattias... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jeff Carter Scores Twice On Wednesday

Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter scored twice on Wednesday against Vancouver, but it wasn't enough in an eventual 5-3 loss. Adrian Kempe also got one for the Kings, who have now lost four on the bounce, giving up five goals in every game. Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar both had a pair of assists.... Read More

2 weeks ago

Elias Pettersson Stays Hot In Wednesday's Win

Vancouver Cancuks center Elias Pettersson extended his point streak to five games on Wednesday, finishing a 5-3 win over the Kings with one goal and three assists. Quinn Hughes also had three helpers in the game. Pettersson now has five multi-point performances in 12 games this season, and he's notched 12 points in total during... Read More

2 weeks ago

Brock Boeser Scores Third Career Hat Trick

Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser led the team to victory Wednesday night in Los Angeles, scoring his third career hat trick in a 5-3 win over the Kings. He's now the fifth Canucks player to produce at least three regular-season hat tricks before his 23rd birthday. He also had a game-high seven shots and... Read More

2 weeks ago


Rui Hachimura Scores 23 Points Against Houston

Washington Wizards small forward Rui Hachimura produced the best scoring performance of his young career on Wednesday, scoring 23 points in a 159-158 loss to Houston. After missing all eight of his attempts from deep in the previous games, Hachimura was red-hot from deep with a 3-for-3 record and he shot 9-for-15 overall from the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Bradley Beal Finishes Wednesday's Loss With 46 Points

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal had an incredible shooting night on Wednesday against the Rockets, but it wasn't enough for the team to get a victory. The Wizards dropped a high-scoring affair 159-158 even after Beal scored 46 points on 14-for-20 shooting. He went 7-for-12 from downtown and 11-for-12 at the line, while also... Read More

2 weeks ago

Danuel House Puts Up Good All-Around Performance

Houston Rockets guard/forward Danuel House was the Jack of all trades for the team on Wednesday in a 159-158 win at Washington, getting 16 points, seven rebounds, two steals and one block in 29 minutes as a starter. He shot 4-for-7 from deep and 5-for-9 overall from the field. House's performances have so far been... Read More

2 weeks ago

Russell Westbrook Notches Another Triple-Double

Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook picked up his second triple-double of the season on Wednesday, finishing a high-scoring 159-158 win over Washington with 17 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. The former MVP was sleepwalking for most of the game, but he came alive in the fourth quarter, scoring 14 points. He also picked... Read More

2 weeks ago

James Harden Scores 59 Points In Wednesday's Win

Houston Rockets guard James Harden delivered 59 points in Wednesday's 159-158 win over Washington. He shot 18-for-32 from the field, including 6-for-14 from downtown, while sinking 17 of his 18 free throws. Both teams were incredibly hot offensively all night, so a bunch of players stuffed the stat sheet, but Harden still ended up as... Read More

2 weeks ago


Adam Fox Scores First Career Goal In Rangers Win

New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox opened his account as an NHLer in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Tampa Bay, scoring the team's third goal. Kaapo Kakko struck on a power play, Filip Chytil scored in his season debut and Ryan Strome got one for the Blueshirts as well. Fox was a very productive defenseman at... Read More

3 weeks ago

Nikita Kucherov Ends Goalless Run In Tuesday's Loss

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov ended a six-game goalless streak on Tuesday against the Rangers in a 4-1 loss. The reigning MVP put the Bolts ahead late in the first period, with Brayden Point and Steven Stamkos picking up the helpers, but they couldn't get anything else past Alexandar Georgiev. Kucherov has 11... Read More

3 weeks ago

Kendrick Nunn Scores 17 Points With Three Treys

Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn remained hot from downtown in Tuesday's win over Atlanta, sinking three of six triples on his way to 17 points. He shot 7-for-18 overall from the field and had three assists and one steal. Nunn has now shot 8-for-15 from deep in the last two games and he's nailed 44... Read More

3 weeks ago

Goran Dragic Gets 21 Points Off The Bench

Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic had a very good scoring night against the Hawks on Tuesday, finishing with 21 points in 30 minutes off the bench. He shot 7-for-12 from the field, including 5-for-9 from downtown. Dragic has been relegated to the bench this season, but he's actually playing close to 30 minutes per... Read More

3 weeks ago

Tyler Herro Leads Heat In Scoring Tuesday Night

Miami Heat shooting guard Tyler Herro ended up as the team's leading scorer in Tuesday's matchup against Atlanta, producing 29 points in 29 minutes off the bench. He missed only two of his nine shots, went 3-for-4 from behind the arc and 12-for-16 at the line. Herro was unstoppable in the second quarter when he... Read More

3 weeks ago


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