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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 3169 articles so far, you can find them below.

Connor McDavid Records Another Three-Point Game

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid had another productive Saturday game, finishing a 4-2 win over Florida with a goal and two assists. He also had three points last Saturday against Minnesota with two goals and one assist. The Oilers captain has set himself a goal of finishing the season strong and he's delivering in outstanding... Read More

2 years ago

Jonathan Quick's Saturday Struggles Continue

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick came up empty in his search for a 29th win of the season on Saturday, as the team lost 3-0 to New Jersey at home. He gave up two goals on four shots in the first period and finished with 25 saves in a loss, which ended up being... Read More

2 years ago

Cam Talbot Faces Florida On Saturday

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot will be back between the pipes on Saturday against the Florida Panthers after sitting out the team's last game. Talbot has been hot lately, allowing just one goal in three straight outings, though he lost the last start, as the team couldn't find any offense against Calgary. They sure are... Read More

2 years ago

Evander Kane Scores Four Goals In Sharks Win

San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane had the best game of his career on Friday against the Flames, as he scored his first hat trick and finished with a total of four goals to match a franchise record. Kane hadn't registered a goal since netting his first one as a Shark on March 4,... Read More

2 years ago

Kevin Bieksa Out 2-5 Weeks Following Hand Surgery

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa won't be able to help the team much on its playoff push anymore, as he's been ruled out for two to five weeks following hand surgery. Bieksa has been in and out of the lineup lately, though he started the month well, picking up assists in consecutive games. However, the veteran... Read More

2 years ago

Joonas Donskoi Won't Play On Friday

San Jose Sharks right wing Joonas Donskoi will miss Friday's matchup against Calgary with an upper-body injury suffered in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win at Edmonton. Head coach Peter DeBoer doesn't think it's a long-term issue, but Donskoi could be missing multiple games, as the Sharks also play Vancouver on Saturday. Marcus Sorensen seems to be... Read More

2 years ago

Kris Versteeg Will Make His First Appearance Since November

Calgary Flames forward Kris Versteeg (hip) will make his long-awaited return on Friday against San Jose, slotting into the third line alongside Mark Jankowski and Garnet Hathaway. With Matthew Tkachuk (upper body) still missing, Versteeg is also expected to play on the second power-play unit. He didn't do much at the start of the season... Read More

2 years ago

James Neal Returns For Vegas On Friday

Vegas Golden Knights forward James Neal (hand) will return to action on Friday against the Minnesota Wild after being out since Feb. 26. He'll be back on the first line with Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson, looking to add to 24 goals and 40 points. The 30-year-old sharpshooter will also be back on the first... Read More

2 years ago

John Gibson Will Face Struggling Wings

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson is the likely starter for Friday's matchup against the Detroit Red Wings, who have brought an eight-game losing streak with them to the Honda Center. Jeff Blashill's team managed just one power-play goal in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Kings and they have now scored two or fewer goals five... Read More

2 years ago

Marc-Andre Fleury Looks To Bounce Back Against Minnesota

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will be in the net on Friday against Minnesota, looking to bounce back from Wednesday's nightmare, which saw him pulled early in the second period after allowing four goals against the New Jersey Devils in an 8-3 loss. The Knights have now dropped three in a row at home... Read More

2 years ago

Martin Jones Faces Flames On Friday

San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones is the starter for Friday's tilt with the Calgary Flames. The Sharks start a back-to-back set with a visit to Vancouver coming up on Saturday, so it was possible Jones would get the night off, but head coach Glen Gulutzan had other ideas. Jones' lifetime record of 6-3-0 against... Read More

2 years ago

Mike Smith Starts For Flames Versus Sharks

Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith will guard the cage on Friday against the San Jose Sharks, looking for his second win in three games following a month-long injury break. Smith picked up his first win on Tuesday, stopping 28 pucks to shut out the Oilers in a 1-0 win. He now has three shutouts in... Read More

2 years ago

Drew Doughty Extends Point Streak To Four Games With Three Assists

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty had his second three-point game of the season on Thursday, collecting three assists in a 4-1 win over Detroit. He also now has his second longest point streak of the season, having collected a total of seven points on a four-game streak. Sitting on 51 points, Doughty is closing... Read More

2 years ago

Anze Kopitar Records Four Points On Thursday

Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar was involved in all four goals on Thursday night, as the team beat Detroit 4-1. He recorded the game-winning goal off the back of Wings goalie Jared Coreau thanks to a very weird bounce and picked up three assists to match a career high for a season with 51.... Read More

2 years ago

Jarell Martin Keeps Up Good Run

Memphis Grizzlies power forward Jarell Martin posted a second consecutive game with 16 points and a fourth straight with double figures on Thursday, shooting 6-for-12 from the field and logging 31 minutes as a starter against Chicago. His shot percentage could've actually been much higher, but for some reason he attempted five threes after averaging... Read More

2 years ago

Dillon Brooks Keeps Rolling

Memphis Grizzlies small forward Dillon Brooks extended his streak with double-digit points to six games on Thursday, scoring 15 points on 4-for-12 shooting against the Bulls. He had a disappointing shooting night but made up for it a bit with two steals and just one turnover in 30 minutes. Brooks is playing his best basketball... Read More

2 years ago

JaMychal Green Finds Another Double-Double

Memphis Grizzlies power forward JaMychal Green grabbed another double-double, his 10th since the start of last month, in Thursday's narrow loss to the Bulls, scoring 15 points and picking up 10 rebounds. He logged a team-high 38 minutes, shooting 7-for-13 from the floor while ending a four-game streak without a block. Green has been very... Read More

2 years ago

Marc Gasol Just Misses a Triple-Double

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was in the middle of everything in Thursday's loss to Chicago, just missing a triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. He made half of his 14 shots, sinking two triples, and recorded two blocks in 33 minutes as well. Gasol is having a really nice month so... Read More

2 years ago

Tyreke Evans Scores 25 Points In Return

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans (ribs) returned to action on Thursday night, scoring 25 points against the Chicago Bulls and looking great in his first game since Feb. 23. He shot 8-for-18 from the field, 5-for-9 from deep, and dished out nine assists in 33 minutes, also grabbing five rebounds and recording a couple of... Read More

2 years ago

Darcy Kuemper Returns To Coyotes Net

Arizona Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper will be back between the pipes on Thursday after missing the last game with an illness. Kuemper was expected to start on Tuesday against the Kings, but Adin Hill got the call instead just before the game. Hill did well to pick up a 4-3 shootout win, but Kuemper has... Read More

2 years ago

Jonathan Quick The Likely Kings Starter On Thursday

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will likely make a start on Thursday against Detroit, and he'll be looking for a second consecutive shutout after keeping the Canucks at bay on Monday in a 3-0 win, which he finished with 35 saves. It will be his second start this season against the Wings, with L.A.... Read More

2 years ago

Brandon Montour Records First Multi-Goal Game

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Brandon Montour ended a lengthy goal drought on Wednesday, scoring for the first time in 50 games, as the Ducks beat Vancouver 3-0. He opened the scoring early on and finished it off as well with a last-minute power-play goal. It's the first multi-goal game of his career and he's now on... Read More

2 years ago

John Gibson Extends Vancouver's Goalless Streak

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson made 32 saves and picked up his third shutout of the year in a 3-0 win on Wednesday to extend Vancouver's goalless streak to 200 minutes. The Canucks have been shut out in three consecutive games for the first time since 1984. Gibson has put in some Jekyll and Hyde... Read More

2 years ago

Tomas Hertl Scores Two Goals In Sharks Win

San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl was the hero in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win against Edmonton, scoring the game-winner and finishing with two goals after also putting the team on the board in the first period. After missing a good chunk of last year, Hertl is chasing a new career high in goals, sitting on... Read More

2 years ago

Logan Couture Has Three-Point Night Versus Oilers

San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture ended a four-game pointless streak in style, picking up three points in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win against the Oilers. He made it 2-2 in the middle of the second frame with a power-play goal and assisted Tomas Hertl on two strikers, including on the game-winner 2:40 into the extra... Read More

2 years ago

Oscar Klefbom Returns With Two Points

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom was back in the lineup on Wednesday after missing two games and he performed very well, finishing with a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Sharks. He now has points in three consecutive outings, scoring twice and firing off 12 shots. However, fantasy owners shouldn't... Read More

2 years ago

Erik Haula Scores Twice In Losing Effort

Vegas Golden Knights forward Erik Haula had his second multi-goal game of the year on Wednesday, striking twice on the power play against the Devils. He also led the team in shots with seven, though he finished the 8-3 loss with a shocking minus-five rating. Haula now has goals in consecutive games for the first... Read More

2 years ago

Marc-Andre Fleury Pulled In Vegas Loss

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury disappointed fantasy owners on Wednesday, as he couldn't keep up his recent hot form and had easily the worst performance of the season, getting pulled early in the second after allowing four goals on 11 shots against New Jersey. Goalie Maxime Lagace didn't do much better either in relief,... Read More

2 years ago

Jacob Markstrom Returns To Canucks Crease

Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom will be back between the pipes on Wednesday against Anaheim after sitting out two of the last three games. He fought an illness last week, which limited his playing time, but he's fully healthy now and looking to keep up his recent good play. Markstrom has lost his last two... Read More

2 years ago

John Gibson Gets The Canucks On Wednesday

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson will be looking to return to winning ways on Wednesday with the team hosting the Vancouver Canucks. Gibson has suffered two losses on the bounce following a six-game winning streak, giving up four goals against both Nashville and St. Louis. He has a great bounce-back spot, as the Canucks are... Read More

2 years ago

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