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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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Jeff Carter Pulls Kings Past Minnesota

Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter had his second two-goal game in less than a week on Monday, as he led the team to a 4-3 overtime win at Minnesota. He netted a power-play goal in the second before scoring the game-winner with just 34 ticks left in the extra period. Carter now has eight... Read More

2 years ago

Antti Raanta Keeps Impressing In Coyotes Goal

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta was superb on Monday night against the Flames, making 42 saves in a 5-2 win. He's now won four of his last five starts, allowing two or fewer goals in all but one outing. The 28-year-old Finn is currently an under-the-radar fantasy pickup, as he's been hot since the start... Read More

2 years ago

Dougie Hamilton Grabs Goal-Scoring Lead Among Defensemen

Calgary Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton netted his 16th goal of the campaign in Monday's 5-2 loss to Arizona, which makes him the highest scoring blue liner in the league, with P.K. Subban, Alex Pietrangelo and Aaron Ekblad behind him on 15 goals. Hamilton also recorded an assist on Sean Monahan's 31st goal of the year.... Read More

2 years ago

Max Domi Collects Three Points On Monday

Arizona Coyotes forward Maxi Domi recorded his second three-point game of the month on Monday, netting two goals and registering an assist in a 5-2 win over Calgary. Domi scored a vital 2-2 goal near the end of the second period and helped Oliver Ekman-Larsson get the game-winner in the third before netting his second... Read More

2 years ago

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Scores 100th Career Goal In Coyotes Win

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson surpassed the 100-goal mark on Monday, scoring twice in a 5-2 win over Calgary. He got both goals in the final four minutes of play and of course, as usual, ended up with a game-winning goal. Twenty eight of his 101 goals have been game-winners and he leads all defensemen... Read More

2 years ago


Andrew Harrison Shines On Monday

Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison had one of his best games of the season on Monday, scoring 19 points and dishing out eight assists in a 118-115 loss to Brooklyn. He played 31 minutes in his first game this month after sitting out the previous nine games with a wrist problem. Harrison shot 7-for-16 from... Read More

2 years ago

JaMychal Green Fills The Box Score In Memphis Loss

Memphis Grizzlies power forward JaMychal Green had a very good all-around performance on Monday, as he recorded a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds against the Brooklyn Nets, while also adding three steals, three assists and a block to his stat sheet in 29 minutes on the floor. Green missed just one of his... Read More

2 years ago

DeMarre Carroll Pushes Nets Past Memphis

Brooklyn Nets small forward DeMarre Carroll was vital in Monday's 118-115 win over the Grizzlies, as he scored half of his 18 points in the fourth quarter. He got his points with some very efficient shooting, going 5-for-8 from the field and 4-for-7 from behind the arc while also collecting six rebounds in 32 minutes.... Read More

2 years ago

D'Angelo Russell Struggles In Nets Win

Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell had a rough night on Monday, shooting just 5-for-17 and making only one of 10 three-point attempts against the Memphis Grizzlies, ending up with 14 points in 32 minutes. However, Russell did impress with two blocks and two steals to go along with seven assists and five rebounds. He... Read More

2 years ago

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Collects a Double-Double Versus Memphis

Brooklyn Nets small forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson picked up his second double-double in three games in Monday's win over Memphis, scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 boards in 37 minutes. Hollis-Jefferson went 4-for-9 from the floor and got half of his points from the free throw line, sinking eight of 13 attempts. He also had one... Read More

2 years ago


Caris LeVert Explodes Off The Bench In Nets Win

Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Caris LeVert had another explosive game off the bench on Monday, scoring 22 points in 24 minutes against the Grizzlies. He shot 7-for-9 from the floor and was perfect from behind the arc with four attempts in what's his eighth consecutive game with double-figure scoring and the third outing this month... Read More

2 years ago

Allen Crabbe Scores 22 Points In Return From Illness

Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Allen Crabbe (illness) was back in the lineup on Monday after missing two games and had a good performance against Memphis, scoring 22 points on 7-for-10 shooting. He was perfect from the line with four attempts and also made four of his seven triples. Crabbe is now only three shy of Deron... Read More

2 years ago

Tobias Rieder Gets a Look On Kings First Line

Los Angeles Kings forward Tobias Rieder will be in a prime spot to produce some points in Monday's contest at Minnesota, as he gets a look on the team's first line alongside Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown. The 25-year-old German has been a disappointment so far since his trade from Arizona in February, as he's... Read More

2 years ago

Oscar Klefbom Done For The Season

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom has played his final game of the season, as he's set to fix a crooked shoulder that has bothered him for a while. He'll end the year with five goals and 21 points in 66 games with a minus-12 rating and a career-high 203 shots on goal. The Oilers have... Read More

2 years ago

T.J. Brodie Unlikely To Play On Monday

Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie will likely miss Monday's game against the Coyotes after leaving Sunday's matchup at Vegas with an upper-body injury. The Flames have summoned Rasmus Andersson from the AHL as a replacement. The 21-year-old Swedish blue liner is set to skate in his third NHL game. He's an offensive-minded defenseman, so he'll... Read More

2 years ago


Mike Smith Takes On Coyotes Monday Night

Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Smith is the starter for Monday's tilt with Arizona, which will be his first game at the Gila River Arena as a visitor. He missed the Flames 5-2 win there on Feb. 22 with a lower-body injury. Smith came back strong from a month-long absence, getting a shutout in his second... Read More

2 years ago

Jonathan Quick Faces Minnesota On Monday

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick will make his 56th start of the season on Monday, with the team facing Minnesota on away ice. He had 19 saves and allowed two goals in a 5-2 win in his only previous start this season against the Wild, but he's been a bit inconsistent lately, splitting the... Read More

2 years ago

Cheick Diallo Scores Season-High 17 Points Against Boston

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Cheick Diallo scored a season-high 17 points in Sunday's 108-89 win over the Celtics, shooting 7-for-9 from the floor and 3-for-4 from the charity stripe. He also picked up six rebounds in 24 minutes, which was also his new season high. Diallo has been in the rotation since DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles)... Read More

2 years ago

Nikola Mirotic Posts a Double-Double Off The Bench

New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic picked up his fifth double-double since being acquired from Chicago, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds on Sunday in a 108-89 win over Boston. Mirotic actually had his third straight game with below-average shooting, as he went 4-for-12 from the field, but he sank seven of nine free... Read More

2 years ago

Rajon Rondo Dishes Out 11 Assists On Sunday

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo delivered 11 assists on Sunday, as the team easily took care of his former team, the Boston Celtics, 108-89. Rondo's assist numbers have been down this month, but he does have two 10-plus assist outings in his last three games, so he's still a reliable fantasy source for... Read More

2 years ago


Jrue Holiday Rides Back Seat In Pelicans Win

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday had his second game with less than 10 points this month on Sunday, scoring just seven against Boston with a season-low five field goal attempts. The Pelicans dominated the injury-plagued Celtics, so Holiday's production wasn't really needed and he ended up playing only 28 minutes. Holiday has been... Read More

2 years ago

Anthony Davis Leads Pelicans Past Celtics

New Orleans Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis had his 27th 30-plus point game of the season on Sunday, scoring 34 points on 14-for-24 shooting and helping the team past the Boston Celtics 108-89. AD also delivered another double-double -- his 10th in the last 11 outings -- with 11 rebounds. He now has 43 double-doubles in... Read More

2 years ago

Al Montoya Plays Well In Oilers Loss

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Al Montoya got a second start this week on Sunday with the team finishing off a back-to-back set in Tampa, and he played well, finishing with 37 saves and a .925 save percentage in a 3-1 loss. Montoya has recorded just two wins since getting picked up by the Oilers in January,... Read More

2 years ago

Nate Schmidt Performing Well Following Injury

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt has come back strong from an upper-body injury, which forced him to miss four games at the start of the month, as he has four points in five games after picking up two assists in Sunday's 4-0 win over Calgary. He recorded a secondary assist on the team's opening... Read More

2 years ago

Marc-Andre Fleury Records 42-Save Shutout On Sunday

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury successfully managed to avoid his first three-game losing streak of the season, making 42 saves in a 4-0 win on Sunday against the Flames. It's his fourth shutout of the season and his second in the last six starts. Fleury has been as consistent as they come this season,... Read More

2 years ago


William Karlsson Scores Natural Hat Trick Against Flames

Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson scored a natural hat trick in Sunday's 4-0 win against Calgary, getting three goals straight in less than eight and a half minutes in the second period. He's only the eighth player in the expansion era to score a natural hat trick for a team in its inaugural season,... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Enjoying Life Playing With Connor McDavid

Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins recorded a short-handed goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-2 road win against the Panthers to make it five points in the last four games, which he has spent on the first line playing with Connor McDavid. Pairing the two was an interesting move by head coach Todd McLellan, but... Read More

2 years ago

Ty Rattie Shines On Oilers First Line

Edmonton Oilers right wing Ty Rattie posted his first points of the season in Saturday's 4-2 over Florida, finishing the scoring with an empty-netter and assisting Connor McDavid on his 34th tally of the season. Rattie has less than 40 career games to his name in the NHL, but he now finds himself playing on... Read More

2 years ago

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


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