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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.

Taavi Pailk - RotoBaller has written 3031 articles so far, you can find them below.

Marc-Andre Fleury Looking Unbeatable Versus Kings

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been the best goalie in the Stanley Cup playoffs so far, allowing only 0.84 goals per game against the Kings with a .970 save percentage. He's made a total of 96 saves, starting with a 30-save shutout. It's been great to see Fleury perform at a top level... Read More

2 years ago

John Gibson Pulled After Two Periods In Game 3

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson had a poor outing on Monday in Game 3 versus the Sharks, as he got pulled after two periods of play. He allowed five goals on 24 shots, recording a .792 save percentage. The Ducks had 19 shots on goal in the second, but couldn't get anything past Martin Jones,... Read More

2 years ago

Rickard Rakell Scores Anaheim's Lone Goal In Blowout Loss

Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell scored his first postseason goal of the year on Monday, which turned out to be the team's only one in a huge 8-1 loss to the Sharks. He made it 1-1 on a power play in the opening period, but things got out of hand for the Ducks in the... Read More

2 years ago

Timo Meier Scores First Career Playoff Goal

San Jose Sharks winger Timo Meier scored his first career playoff goal in Monday's 8-1 win over Anaheim, finishing with two points in total. The Swiss youngster had no points in his first five postseason games a year ago, but he's got three in three games this year, carrying his good form into the playoffs.... Read More

2 years ago

Tomas Hertl Sparks Sharks Power-Play Clinic

San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl made it two goals in two games on Monday against the Ducks, scoring the first of what turned out to be four consecutive power-play goals, which helped the Sharks to a dominant 8-1 win. Hertl has picked up at least a point in every game so far and he's... Read More

2 years ago

Marcus Sorensen Has Goals In Consecutive Games

San Jose Sharks right wing Marcus Sorensen has been providing some nice little depth scoring for the team in the series against Anaheim, netting in two consecutive games while averaging less than 10 minutes on the ice during the series. He also had an assist in Monday's Game 3 win, which the Sharks won 8-1,... Read More

2 years ago

Joe Pavelski Has Another Multi-Point Game

San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski recorded his second multi-point game of the postseason on Monday, finishing an 8-1 win against the Ducks with a goal and an assist -- both on the power play. Pavelski now has five points in three games during this year's Stanley Cup playoffs, as he looks to be on... Read More

2 years ago

Logan Couture And Joonas Donskoi Collect Three Points In Blowout Win

San Jose Sharks forwards Logan Couture and Joonas Donskoi ran amok against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3, as both finished an 8-1 blowout win with three points. Couture scored for a second consecutive game and added two assists, while Donskoi picked up his first points of the postseason with a goal and two assists... Read More

2 years ago

John Gibson Needs More Goal Support From Ducks

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson has played decently in the first two games against the Sharks, posting a .913 save percentage, but he hasn't gotten much goal support from the team. The Ducks were shut out in the opening game last Thursday and lost 3-2 on Saturday after failing to build on an early lead.... Read More

2 years ago

Martin Jones Looking To Continue Hot Form In Game 3

San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones has been pretty much flawless in the Stanley Cup playoffs opening-round matchup against the Ducks, allowing only a total of two goals so far. Jones started the postseason with a 25-save shutout and had 28 saves in Game 2 with a .933 save percentage. The Sharks have so far... Read More

2 years ago

Drew Doughty And Jake Muzzin Ineffective In Return

Los Angeles Kings defensemen Drew Doughty (suspension) and Jake Muzzin (upper body) were back in the lineup in Game 3 against the Knights, but they didn't do much as the top pairing in a 3-2 loss. Doughty logged a game-high 27:32, with over six minutes on the power play, but had just one shot on... Read More

2 years ago

Anze Kopitar Opens His Postseason Account In Game 3

Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar recorded his first points of this year's Stanley Cup playoffs on Sunday, scoring the team's second goal late in the game and helping Alex Iafallo with a primary assist on the opening goal in a 3-2 loss. Kopitar has been a big disappointment so far in the playoffs, as... Read More

2 years ago

Alex Iafallo Scores His First Postseason Goal

Los Angeles Kings forward Alex Iafallo was back in the lineup for Game 3 against Vegas and he had a good outing, starting it off with his first career postseason goal in the opening period. He had missed Game 2 as a healthy scratch, so he certainly made it sure that head coach John Stevens... Read More

2 years ago

David Perron Picks Up An Assist In Return

Vegas Golden Knights left wing David Perron made his return from an undisclosed injury Sunday night at L.A. and had an immediate impact, recording an assist on a game-tying goal at the start of the third period. He was on the third line alongside Ryan Carpenter and Cody Eakin, with the latter scoring the goal.... Read More

2 years ago

James Neal Scores Postseason Goal No. 26

Vegas Golden Knights winger James Neal scored the 26th postseason goal of his career on Sunday, making it 2-1 late in the third period in an eventual 3-2 win against the Kings. He's now the 23rd best goal scorer among active players with Washington's Nicklas Backstrom. Neal had a quiet start to the series, finishing... Read More

2 years ago

William Karlsson Records Game-Winner On Sunday

Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson, who led the team with 43 goals during the regular season, potted his first goal of the postseason on Sunday, recording the game-winning goal in a 3-2 result against the Kings in Game 3. Vegas' top line had been kept in check up to that point, as Karlsson didn't... Read More

2 years ago

Marc-Andre Fleury Leads Knights To Third Victory

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was named the first star in Game 3 after he made 37 saves in a 3-2 win to push the Kings on the brink of elimination. Vegas now has a 3-0 lead in the series, and teams that take a 3-0 lead in a best-of-seven series hold an all-time... Read More

2 years ago

Kevin Love Narrowly Misses a Double-Double In Game 1

Cleveland Cavaliers forward/center Kevin Love did some massive work on the glass in Game 1 against Indiana, recording 17 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to post a double-double. He was sharp from downtown, sinking three of six triples, but these ended up being his only points in the game. Love missed his only attempt from... Read More

2 years ago

LeBron James Starts The Playoffs With a Triple-Double

Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James made a slow start to Game 1 against the Pacers, registering his first field goal attempt with less than two minutes to go in the opening quarter, but he still put together a very strong fantasy line with his 20th career postseason triple-double. He went 7-for-17 from the floor... Read More

2 years ago

Bojan Bogdanovic Logs Team-High 39 Minutes In Game 1

Indiana Pacers guard/forward Bojan Bogdanovic didn't do well on Sunday in Game 1 versus Cleveland, shooting only 5-for-17 from the floor to record 15 points, but head coach Nate McMillan didn't have any complaints as the 28-year-old Croat ended up playing a team-high 39 minutes. Bogdanovic, a 40 percent shooter from outside, finished only 1-for-6... Read More

2 years ago

Myles Turner Comes To Life In Win Over Cavs

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner finally broke out of a slump in the team's playoff opener against the Cavs, scoring 16 points and grabbing eight rebounds with one block. Turner had scored in double figures only once in the previous 10 outings, averaging just 3.5 rebounds this month. He and Thaddeus Young are the only... Read More

2 years ago

Victor Oladipo Leads Pacers To Game 1 Victory Over Cavs

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo proved on Sunday that he can handle the pressure of being the first option in the playoffs, scoring 32 points on 11-for-19 shooting in a 98-80 road win against the Cavs. He was great on both sides of the court, finishing with a plus-21 rating after recording six rebounds, four... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Bledsoe Struggles In Game 1

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe had a nightmare on Sunday in Game 1 against Boston, logging only 33 minutes before fouling out and finishing with only nine points. He shot 4-for-12 from the field, ending up with a team-high five turnovers as well. Bledsoe surprisingly spent a big part of the third sitting, as... Read More

2 years ago

Malcolm Brogdon Explodes After Halftime In Game 1

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon was supposed to have a minutes limit in Game 1 against Boston, but he ended up logging 32 minutes, scoring all of his 16 points after halftime. He went 6-for-13 from the floor, including 2-for-6 from outside, recording four rebounds, three assists and one steal as well. Brogdon provided a... Read More

2 years ago

Khris Middleton Plays Very Well In Playoff Opener

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Khris Middleton didn't do much wrong on Sunday in the team's playoff opener against Boston, scoring 21 points on 12-for-20 shooting, making five of seven treys. He also notched eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block, leading the team with a plus-11 rating. Middleton's buzzer beater from the parking... Read More

2 years ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo Scores Game-High 35 Points In Sunday's Loss

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo started the playoffs with a bang on Sunday, scoring 35 points with 13 rebounds and seven assists, but it wasn't enough for the Bucks to shock Boston in Game 1. He shot 11-for-21 from the field and 13-for-16 from the line before fouling out in overtime. Giannis also managed... Read More

2 years ago

Marcus Morris Provides 21 Points Off The Bench

Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris scored 21 of the team's 26 bench points in a Game 1 win over Milwaukee, shooting 8-for-20 from the floor, including 2-for-4 from outside. He also managed to grab seven rebounds. Morris has quietly done some great work lately. He was sitting a lot near the end of the regular... Read More

2 years ago

Jaylen Brown Logs 46 Minutes In Game 1

Boston Celtics shooting guard Jaylen Brown did some very serious work on Sunday in Game 1 versus Milwaukee, logging a team-high 46 minutes. He also led the team with a plus-18 rating, scoring 20 points on 9-for-19 shooting, going 2-for-5 from deep. Brown added four rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal to his... Read More

2 years ago

Jayson Tatum Records a Double-Double In Playoffs Debut

Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum finished his NBA playoffs debut with a double-double on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 8-for-18 shooting and grabbing 10 rebounds in a 113-107 win over Milwaukee. He had a third of the team's 15 turnovers but made up for it with four assists, three steals, and one block. Tatum... Read More

2 years ago

Al Horford Scores Team-High 24 Points in Game 1

Boston Celtics forward/center Al Horford has a great matchup in the opening round of the playoffs against Milwaukee, as the Bucks have struggled against bigs all season, and he fully took advantage of that in Game 1, scoring a team-high 24 points with 12 rebounds. Horford did some great work from the charity stripe, going... Read More

2 years ago

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