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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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Kemba Walker Scores 25 Points Against Knicks

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker struggled from the field against the Knicks on Sunday, finishing 8-for-20 with his shot, but he had four three-pointers and still notched a solid 25 points. He also had six assists, six rebounds and four steals in the game. Walker's form has been up and down lately and he's... Read More

12 months ago

Corey Crawford Suffers Eighth Consecutive Loss

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford took his eighth consecutive loss on Sunday, finishing a 3-2 loss to Montreal with 25 saves and an .893 save percentage. Things have turned out to be really ugly for Crawford this season, as he now sits on a 5-14-1 record. He's allowing 3.21 goals per game with a .901... Read More

12 months ago

Patrick Kane Nets Twice In Sunday's Loss

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane scored both of the team's goals -- one on a power play -- in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Montreal. The Hawks keep losing, but Kane keeps scoring. He now has 15 goals and 34 points for the season in 30 games. Nine of the points have come in the... Read More

12 months ago

Carey Price Pulls Out 37 Saves On Sunday

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price extended his winning streak to three games on Sunday, stopping 37 of 39 shots in a 3-2 win over Chicago. Price won only three starts last month, but the Habs got Shea Weber back and his return has been a massive boost, as the team have won four of the... Read More

12 months ago

Max Domi Scores 14th Goal Of The Season

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi started the scoring in Sunday's 3-2 win over Chicago, netting his 14th goal of the season with 6:05 played in the opening frame. Domi is now only five goals shy of posting a new personal best for a single season. It's been an awesome year for him on the top... Read More

12 months ago


Shea Weber Scores Against Blackhawks

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber scored the team's second goal in Sunday's 3-2 win over Chicago. He had another outstanding game, finishing with five shots, three blocks, three hits, and a plus-one rating. Weber now has three goals and five points in six games for the season. The Habs missed him massively at the start... Read More

12 months ago

Tomas Tatar Provides Late Winner For Habs

Montreal Canadiens left wing Tomas Tatar scored a very late game-winning goal on Sunday against the Blackhawks, making it 3-2 with just 1:17 left in regulation. Jeff Petry and Jesperi Kotkaniemi provided the assists. Tatar is now up to 12 goals and 24 points for the season in 30 games. He has points in 11... Read More

12 months ago

Jordan Kyrou Scores First Career Goal On Sunday

St. Louis Blues forward Jordan Kyrou scored his first career goal on Sunday in a big 6-1 loss to Vancouver. Robert Bortuzzo and Ryan O'Reilly registered the assists. Kyrou, who was the 35th selection of the 2016 NHL Draft, has been logging fourth-line minutes during his rookie year, so it's not a shocker that it... Read More

12 months ago

Jake Allen Has Nightmare Versus Canucks

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen played only 14:08 on Sunday against Vancouver before getting pulled. After shutting out the Jets in the previous game, Allen couldn't save anything against the Canucks, giving up three goals with six shots. Chad Johnson didn't impress either after coming in, allowing three goals on 15 shots, so the... Read More

12 months ago

Jacob Markstrom Gets 10th Win Of The Season

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom picked up his 10th win of the season on Sunday, finishing a 6-1 success against the Blues with 21 saves and a .955 save percentage. He's now won back-to-back starts, taking his record for the year to 10-9-3. Markstrom got off to a great start to the season, losing only... Read More

12 months ago


Elias Pettersson Picks Up Five Points In Canucks Win

Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson skated laps around the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, finishing a 6-1 win with five points. He scored once and had four assists in his second career five-point game. He's only the second rookie in NHL history to record multiple five-point games before to the end of December. Meanwhile, Pettersson... Read More

12 months ago

Brock Boeser Scores Second Career Hat Trick

Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser netted his second career hat trick on Sunday, helping the team beat St. Louis 6-1. He had a wonderful game, scoring twice already in the opening frame, and recording four shots and a plus-five rating. The Canucks looked awful for many weeks, but they have now won back-to-back games,... Read More

12 months ago

Jabari Parker Finishes With Eight Points Against Boston

Chicago Bulls forward Jabari Parker had an eight-point outing in 27 minutes on Saturday against Boston, shooting 3-for-7 from the field. He also had three rebounds and three assists. It's his second game of the season with fewer than 10 points. The Bulls got embarrassed in a 133-77 loss, so they should have a point... Read More

12 months ago

Shaquille Harrison Gets Career-High 20 Points

Chicago Bulls point guard Shaquille Harrison finished with an awful minus-43 rating on Saturday against Boston, but he likely won't think about that much after scoring a career-high 20 points. He ended up leading the Bulls in minutes during a 56-point blowout loss, logging 29 minutes. Harrison shot 8-for-15 from the field and 3-for-5 from... Read More

12 months ago

Wendell Carter Jr. Logs Only 14 Minutes Against Boston

Chicago Bulls forward/center Wendell Carter Jr. had to settle for only 14 minutes of action in Saturday's 56-point loss to Boston. He managed to get three points and four rebounds in the limited time. Wendell Carter Jr. looked amazing last week in a game against Detroit, scoring 28 points in 29 minutes, but that's one... Read More

12 months ago


Justin Holiday Posts Five-Point Dud On Saturday

Chicago Bulls guard/forward Justin Holiday was a horrible 2-for-10 from the field, including 1-for-7 from three-point range, on Saturday against Boston when he finished with only five points. The team laid a massive egg after beating OKC on Friday, suffering the biggest defeat in franchise history when the Celtic won by 56 points. Holiday has... Read More

12 months ago

Lauri Markkanen Struggles From Field On Saturday

Chicago Bulls power forward Lauri Markkanen made his fourth appearance of the season on Saturday against Boston and it wasn't a good one, as he shot only 3-for-10 from the field to finish with eight points. He was 2-for-6 from deep and picked up four rebounds as well. The team couldn't get anything going and... Read More

12 months ago

Zach LaVine Gets Limited To 11 Points In Blowout Loss

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine played only 19 minutes in Saturday's historic 56-point blowout loss against Boston, scoring 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting. He made all three attempts from the line but missed his only three-pointer. LaVine also had three rebounds and two assists. The Bulls couldn't cope with Boston all night long, so there... Read More

12 months ago

Justin Williams Scores Fifth Goal Of The Season

Carolina Hurricanes right wing Justin Williams found the net for the fifth time this season on Friday, netting the team's third goal in a 4-1 win at Anaheim. Williams has scored four of his goals in the last nine games, so his form has greatly improved compared to the start of the season. He has... Read More

12 months ago

Sebastian Aho Ends Goal Drought On Friday

Carolina Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho ended a six-game goal drought on Friday, finishing off the scoring with an empty-netter in a 4-1 success over Anaheim. Aho was in superb form earlier in the season, kicking things off with a 12-game point streak, but things have been a lot tougher for him lately. The Canes have... Read More

12 months ago


Teuvo Teravainen Has Two Assists On Friday

Carolina Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen ended a five-game dry spell with a pair of assists in Friday's 4-1 win against Anaheim. He helped Brett Pesce to score the game-winner and later assisted Sebastian Aho on an empty-net goal. Teravainen now has 20 points in 28 games for the season. It's been a reasonably good year... Read More

12 months ago

Clark Bishop Records First Career Points

Carolina Hurricanes center Clark Bishop celebrated his first career points on Friday, finishing a 4-1 win over Anaheim with a goal and an assist. He played 11:03 and had three shots, three hits and one block in the game with a plus-two rating. Bishop's outburst is great news for the Canes as the lost some... Read More

12 months ago

Petr Mrazek Has Easy Day At The Office On Friday

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek made only his third start since Nov. 2 on Friday and he didn't have to do much to pick up his fourth win of the season. He saved 18 of 19 shots in a 4-1 win against the Ducks to register a .947 save percentage. Mrazek has now allowed only... Read More

12 months ago

John Gibson Solid In Losing Effort

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson had a solid 32-save performance on Friday against the Hurricanes, but he failed to register a win with the team losing 4-1. Gibson gave up three goals in the contest and he had his personal four-game winning streak end. It's only his third regulation defeat since Nov. 12, so Gibson... Read More

12 months ago

Jakob Silfverberg Scores Short-Handed Goal On Friday

Anaheim Ducks left wing Jakob Silfverberg gave the team a perfect start on Friday against Carolina with a short-handed goal in the first period, but the team couldn't produce any more offense and saw their five-game winning streak end with a 4-1 score line. Jake Dotchin recorded the assist on the play. Silfverberg started the... Read More

12 months ago


Ed Davis Pulls Down 15 Boards In 21 Minutes

Brooklyn Nets power forward Ed Davis was a man among boys in rebounding on Friday, picking up 15 boards in just 21 minutes against the Raptors. Sadly he had only one point, so there was no chance for him to flirt with a double-double. Davis has been a very good bench piece for the Nets... Read More

12 months ago

DeMarre Carroll Gets Close To Double-Double On Friday

Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll had a solid revenge game against the Raptors on Friday, finishing a 106-105 overtime win with 10 points and eight rebounds. He tried to crush the Raptors, but couldn't get his shot going, finishing 4-for-12 from the field and 2-for-7 from downtown. Still, it was a solid effort, and there... Read More

12 months ago

Spencer Dinwiddie Keeps Producing Off The Bench

Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie logged his second consecutive game with 17 points on Friday, shooting 7-for-17 from the field and 1-for-4 from downtown. He also matched his season high with eight assists. Dinwiddie has been a really solid scoring option for the Nets, as he's now got at least 15 points in nine... Read More

12 months ago

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Stays Quiet In Friday's Win

Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson played big minutes on Friday (36), but he wasn't able to add much to his stat sheet, finishing with 11 points, four rebounds, two assists, and one steal. He shot 5-for-14 from the field, including 1-for-3 from deep. RHJ shot has looked very off in recent outings, as he's shot... Read More

12 months ago

Allen Crabbe Drops Three Treys On Raptors

Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Allen Crabbe continued with his three-point bombing on Friday, sinking three treys in a win over Toronto. He shot 3-for-8 from deep and finished with a 3-for-9 overall shooting on his way to 11 points. Crabbe played 25 minutes and also had four rebounds in the game. The former Blazer has... Read More

12 months ago


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