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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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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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks ago

Tomas Hertl Bags First Points In Sunday's Win

San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl tallied his first points of the season in Sunday's 3-1 win over Calgary, assisting Kevin Labanc on his second goal of the season and scoring a short-handed goal himself to wrap up the scoring. Timo Meier also scored and Logan Couture extended his point streak to four games with... Read More

1 month ago

Martin Jones Grabs First Win Of 2019-20

San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones finally recorded his first win of the season on Sunday, pushing aside 32 of 33 shots in a 3-1 win over Calgary. The 29-year-old goalie had a really tough time in his first three starts of the year, allowing four goals in each of them. Jones' record now stands... Read More

1 month ago


Darnell Nurse Extends Point Streak To Four Games

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse has been one of the most productive blueliners in the league at the start of the year. He's so far collected a point in every Oilers game so far, with the latest one coming from a primary assist for the team's opening goal in Thursday's 4-3 win over New Jersey.... Read More

1 month ago

Connor McDavid Keeps Edmonton Streaking

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid collected two points on Thursday, helping the team extend its winning streak to four games against the New Jersey Devils. McDavid picked up a power-play assist on another James Neal goal and he pushed the game into overtime with a power-play tally of his own with 1:06 left in regulation.... Read More

1 month ago

Patrik Laine Enjoys Four-Point Night Against Wild

Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine produced a breathtaking performance on Thursday against the Minnesota Wild, collecting four points in a 5-2 win. He registered two goals and two assists, four shots in total and a plus-four rating. Blake Wheeler, Kyle Connor, and Jack Roslovic also scored for the Jets, who are averaging 3.8 goals... Read More

1 month ago

Conor Garland Scores Twice In First Coyotes Win

Arizona Coyotes right wing Conor Garland led the team to its first victory of the season on Thursday, scoring twice in a 4-1 success over Vegas. Nick Schmaltz and Niklas Hjalmarsson also scored for the Coyotes, who received some really good goaltending from Darcy Kuemper. Kuemper pushed aside 37 pucks in his third consecutive start.... Read More

1 month ago

Carter Hart Grabs First Career Shutout Wednesday Night

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart posted his first career shutout on Wednesday, stopping 25 pucks in a 4-0 win over New Jersey. At 21 years and 57 days old, Hart is now the youngest goalie in franchise history to record a shutout. Drafted in 2016, Hart was thrown in at the deep end last season... Read More

1 month ago


Matthew Tkachuk Records Three Points Tuesday Night

Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk was involved in all of the team's goals in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings, scoring two goals and dishing out one assist. He finished the night with a plus-three rating and delivered seven hits. Tkachuk missed the training camp due to a contract dispute, but he's still... Read More

1 month ago

Ilya Kovalchuk, Drew Doughty Lead The Charge Versus Flames

Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk and defenseman Drew Doughty both produced three points in Tuesday's 4-3 shock win at Calgary. Kovalchuk put the team 3-0 up at the start of the second period and picked up two assists, while Doughty scored the game-winner on a power-play after also recording a pair of helpers.... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Beauvillier Continues Good Start To The Season

New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier made it four points in three games on Tuesday, scoring a short-handed goal to put to team up 1-0 in an eventual 5-2 defeat to Edmonton. Semyon Varlamov struggled again, giving up four goals with 19 shots before getting pulled, and the Isles simply had no answer to... Read More

1 month ago

Zack Kassian Continues Scoring Streak

Edmonton Oilers right wing Zack Kassian extended his goal-scoring streak to three games on Tuesday, netting the team's fourth goal in a 5-2 win over the Islanders. The 28-year-old power forward hasn't been known for his offensive prowess, but he's started the year on the top line alongside Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, which has... Read More

1 month ago

James Neal Pots Four Goals Against Islanders

Edmonton Oilers winger James Neal continued his hot start to the season on Tuesday, scoring four goals -- two on the power play -- in a 5-2 win over the Islanders. The experienced winger now has six goals for the season already, which is the most anybody has scored for the Oilers in the team's... Read More

1 month ago


Mikko Koskinen Makes Season Debut Tuesday Night

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen is set to make his first appearances of the season on Tuesday against his former team the Islanders. The 31-year-old Finn played four games for the Isles in 2010-11 before returning to Europe, where he stayed until the start of last season. He had a mixed year during his comeback... Read More

1 month ago

Josh Morrissey, Dmitry Kulikov Out On Tuesday

Winnipeg Jets defensemen Josh Morrissey and Dmitry Kulikov will miss the team's matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. Head coach Paul Maurice said Morrissey is going to be held out for precautionary reasons, while Kulikov had been granted personal leave. The Jets have already been thin at the blueline, which had led to Maurice's... Read More

1 month ago

Roope Hintz Scores Twice In Stars Loss

Dallas Stars forward Roope Hintz made it three goals in three games on Sunday, scoring a pair in a 4-3 loss to Detroit. Tyler Seguin also found himself on the scoresheet as the Stars suffered their third consecutive loss. It's been a very rough start for the team, but Hintz, who had 22 points in... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Mantha Explodes For Four Goals Sunday Night

Detroit Red Wings right wing Anthony Mantha had a career night on Sunday against Dallas, scoring all four goals in a 4-3 win. Mantha became the sixth player in franchise history to score a hat trick in their home opener and the third to get a natural hat trick. The Stars were up 2-0 before... Read More

1 month ago

Joonas Korpisalo Starts Life As Starter Versus Toronto

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo will start life as the team's No. 1 in a tough matchup against Toronto on Friday. The 25-year-old Finn has shown some promise in his previous 90 NHL outings ahead of what should be a make-or-break year for him. Korpisalo has a 41-31-9 record so far in his career... Read More

1 month ago


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