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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 3668 articles so far, you can find them below.

Keith Kinkaid In Search Of Fourth Win On Tuesday

New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid gets to face a tired Stars team on Tuesday night. Dallas played in Ottawa on Monday and couldn't add any points with a 4-1 loss. Kinkaid has a perfect record so far in his three starts, allowing 1.34 goals per game with a .949 save percentage and one shutout.... Read More

1 year ago

Mike Matheson Suspended For Two Games

Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson will be suspended for two games following his hit on Vancouver's Elias Pettersson in Saturday's 3-2 loss. Matheson slammed the rookie phenom hard into the boards from behind at the start of the final period, forcing the young Swede to exit the game, with him looking visibly dazed. Pettersson has... Read More

1 year ago

Chad Johnson Finishes Blues Debut With 28 Saves

St. Louis Blues goaltender Chad Johnson made his team debut on Sunday against Anaheim, allowing three goals on 31 shots and finishing with a .903 save percentage in a 3-2 loss. He looked to be on his way towards a winning start, as the Blues turned a one-goal deficit into a lead ahead of the... Read More

1 year ago

Alexander Steen Continues Point Streak With A Goal

St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen extended his point streak to three games with his second goal of the season in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Anaheim. He put his team on the board in the middle of the second period and a power-play tally from Tyler Bozak had the Blues leading, but they couldn't... Read More

1 year ago

Ryan Miller Victorious In First Start

Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller was back in St. Louis on Sunday and felt completely at home, recording a win in his first start of the season. He had 29 saves and posted a .935 save percentage in a 3-2 result. The Ducks were trailing after two but won the final period 2-0 thanks to... Read More

1 year ago

Hampus Lindholm Collects Multiple Assists In Ducks Win

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm logged his second consecutive game with multiple assists on Sunday, collecting two of them in a 3-2 road win at St. Louis. He also registered three blocks and one hit in the game with 22:16 of ice time. Lindholm now has points in four straight games and he sits on... Read More

1 year ago

Ben Street Scores Again For Anaheim

Anaheim Ducks forward Ben Street notched his second goal of the season and his third point on Sunday, netting a 2-2 game-tying goal for the team in an eventual 3-2 win over St. Louis. With his goal against Arizona last Wednesday, Street became the oldest player to score his first goal for Anaheim, and the... Read More

1 year ago

Jakob Silfverberg Continues His Hot Start

Anaheim Ducks left wing Jakob Silfverberg continued his hot start to the season on Sunday, scoring for the third time and recording his seventh point of the season in a 3-2 win over the Blues. Silfverberg opened the scoring in the game near the end of the first period before exiting with an upper-body injury.... Read More

1 year ago

Andrew Cogliano Wins It For Ducks In St. Louis

Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's 3-2 win over St. Louis, netting on a power play with five minutes to go in regulation. He was at the right place at the right time as Cogliano logged only eight seconds on the power play during the whole game. He played a... Read More

1 year ago

Erik Karlsson Gets Nothing With Six Shots

San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson recorded a new season high with six shots on goal on Sunday but failed to register any points in a 3-2 loss to the Devils. He's still waiting for his first goal as a Shark, having failed to score with 18 shots. The two-time Norris Trophy winner is currently... Read More

1 year ago

Brent Burns Extends Point Streak In Sunday's Loss

San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns helped Joe Pavelski open the scoring on Sunday against New Jersey and didn't do a thing wrong during the whole game, although the team ended up suffering another loss. Burns was on the ice for both of the team's goals and finished with four shots and a plus-two rating... Read More

1 year ago

Timo Meier Scores His Third Goal Of The Season

San Jose Sharks right wing Timo Meier scored his third goal of the season on Sunday, putting the team up 2-1 before New Jersey made a third-period comeback and ended up winning 3-2. The Sharks have struggled at the start of the season, but Meier's been good, as he's failed to pick up at least... Read More

1 year ago

Martin Jones Picks Up His Third Loss

San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones is finding it hard to replicate last season's form after suffering his third loss in four starts on Sunday. Jones gave up three goals and finished with 33 saves and a .917 save percentage. He had three losses during the whole of October a year ago and didn't record... Read More

1 year ago

Keith Kinkaid Keeps His Perfect Record

New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid made it three wins in three starts on Sunday, stopping 37 pucks in a 3-2 result against San Jose. He's yet to give up more than two goals in a game and had a .949 save percentage against the Sharks. The Devils are the only team in the league... Read More

1 year ago

Sami Vatanen Has Six Shots And An Assist On Sunday

New Jersey Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen was hungry for a goal on Sunday, firing six shots on the net in a 3-2 win over San Jose. He failed to get anything past Martin Jones but didn't leave the game empty-handed as he recorded a power-play assist on the team's first goal. Vatanen has picked up... Read More

1 year ago

Jean-Sebastien Dea Scores Game-Winner Versus Sharks

New Jersey Devils center Jean-Sebastien Dea scored for a second consecutive game on Sunday, netting the 3-2 game-winner against the Sharks. The 24-year-old isn't the most skillful player around but he's not afraid of getting into the dirty areas and he proved it against San Jose, shoveling in the decisive goal early in the third... Read More

1 year ago

Taylor Hall Gets Pair Of Helpers In Devils Win

New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall had two assists -- one on the power play -- on Sunday when the team came from behind twice to beat San Jose on home ice 3-2. Hall is still without a goal himself with three games played, but he looked lively against the Sharks and had a... Read More

1 year ago

Kyle Palmieri Scores Twice Again

New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri keeps scoring like there's no tomorrow. With three games played, he has netted two goals every time and now shares the third spot on the league's goal-scoring charts. Palmieri provided two game-tying goals in Sunday's 3-2 win over San Jose with his first strike coming on a power... Read More

1 year ago

Keith Kinkaid Gets The Sharks Sunday

New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid keeps his place between the pipes for Sunday's tilt against the San Jose Sharks. He has a 100 percent record thus far in two starts and the Devils remain as the only unbeaten team in the league. Kinkaid posted a 21-save shutout against the Capitals on Thursday and he's... Read More

1 year ago

Josh Anderson Nets Third Goal Of The Season

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson tied Artemi Panarin for the team's goal-scoring lead on Saturday, netting his third one of the season in an 8-2 loss to Tampa. He put the Jackets on the board 8:14 into the second period and Oliver Bjorkstrand cut the deficit to one soon after, but Columbus were... Read More

1 year ago

Sergei Bobrovsky Gives Up Eight Goals In Big Loss

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had a miserable night on Saturday, allowing all eight goals in the team's heavy 8-2 loss to Tampa. Bob let in three already in the opening period, but the Jackets head coach John Tortorella said that he had no thought about taking the Russian out. Half of the Lightning's... Read More

1 year ago

Andrei Vasilevskiy Returns To Winning Ways Saturday

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy picked up his second win of the season on Saturday, finishing an 8-2 win over Columbus with 30 saves and a .938 save percentage. The Bolts starting goaltender is off to a nice start, having allowed less than three goals in all three outings so far with a .950... Read More

1 year ago

Mikhail Sergachev Has Multiple Assists In Bolts Win

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev was one of the many players who managed to get their first points of the season on Saturday, picking up two assists in an 8-2 win versus Columbus. The Bolts had scored just two regulation goals in their first couple of games, so putting eight on the board was... Read More

1 year ago

Yanni Gourde Finds Success On Top Line

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Yanni Gourde didn't disappoint in a top-line role on Saturday, picking up two points in an 8-2 win against Columbus. He registered the game-winning goal on a power play and assisted Cedric Paquette on his first of the year. Gourde has three points in three games this year with six... Read More

1 year ago

Nikita Kucherov Opens His Account Saturday Night

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov finally opened his account for the season on Saturday, finishing an 8-2 win over Columbus with a goal and an assist. He scored the team's seventh goal and assisted on the first one. Head coach Jon Cooper reunited "The Triplets" line that features Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson... Read More

1 year ago

Steven Stamkos Gets First Point Of The Season

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos recorded his first point of the season in Saturday's big 8-2 win over Columbus, collecting a power-play assist on the team's sixth goal of the night. He also had three shots on goal and ended the night with a plus-one rating. Stamkos skated with Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde,... Read More

1 year ago

J.T. Miller Gets Three Points From The Fourth Line

Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Miller has been forced to settle for a fourth-line spot in recent games, but he didn't let that bother him on Saturday night when he had three points in an 8-2 win over Columbus. Miller is still used heavily on the power play and that's where he got all his... Read More

1 year ago

Brayden Point Scores Twice In Big Win

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point had two goals and an assist on Saturday as the team easily dismantled Columbus 8-2. Point had been a slight doubt for the game after leaving practice early on Friday, but he looked perfectly fine. He scored one unassisted and was helped by J.T. Miller and Mikhail Sergachev on... Read More

1 year ago

Jack Campbell Pulled In Heavy Loss

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jack Campbell crashed back to Earth on Saturday against Ottawa, logging just 30:01 of ice time before getting pulled after allowing four goals on 11 shots in an eventual 5-1 loss. Campbell started the game on a high after recording his first career shutout with 40 saves on Thursday against Montreal.... Read More

1 year ago

Craig Anderson Gets Over 30 Saves Once More

Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson has been a busy man early in the season and he provided another good chunk of saves for fantasy owners on Saturday after stopping 36 of 37 shots in a 5-1 win against the Kings. He's now recorded 147 saves in his first four starts which is close to an... Read More

1 year ago

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