Fantasy Hockey: Week Four Top 10 Performers

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A certain familiar face leads the way between the pipes for the Nashville Predators and he leads the top 10 in fantasy hockey for week four. Outside the crease, a white hot Staal brother is satisfying fantasy owners every night!

1. Pekka Rinne - Nashville Predators (G)

He posted back-to-back shutouts this week with a 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim on Sunday night being the only blemish. The Ducks are one of the hotter teams in the league this season, so there's no shame in that. A 0.64 GAA and .970% this week definitely won you some goalie categories in head to head play this week.

2. John Tavares - New York Islanders (C)

Tavares notched his fourth career hat-trick in Saturday's win over the mostly hot New Jersey Devils. He's currently on a five game scoring streak that's got him 7 goals, 2 assists for 9 points and catapulted the young gun to the upper echelon in the scoring race.

3. Matt Moulson - New York Islanders (RW)

As Tavares goes, so goes Mr. Moulson. Though not as consistent as his partner, Moulson also had four points against the Devils while also chipping in two goals and an assist on Monday against Carolina. He's got the shooting touch to net 40 goals in an 82 game season and if he and Tavares stay on the same page for an extended period, it could spell havoc for the rest of the league.

4. Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins (C)

After being held off of the score sheet in a home and home set against the Devils last week, the pride of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia is now back to his usual ways, with points in every game this past week (two goals and five assists for seven points to go with a plus-4 rating). The Pens' as a team have won 7 of their last 9 games, so look for Sid to be on this list regularly from now on.

5. Erik Staal - Carolina Hurricanes (C)

Though Carolina's captain has not been a weekly guest on this list so far this season, he's currently riding an 11 game point streak meaning he hasn't been shutout since the second game of the season. Last week featured one goal and four assists in three games. It doesn't really matter whether that kind of performance gets him to the top of this list in any given week as he's basically a shoe in to put something up every night right now.

6. Michael Cammalleri - Calgary Flames (C,LW)

After missing a week due to injury, the veteran sniper managed four goals and two assists last week (including a hat-trick), with all of the goals coming against the Dallas Stars. Although he wasn't at his best to start the season, Cammalleri's now got points in four straight games.

7. Jiri Tlusty - Carolina Hurricanes (C,LW)

A four point night against the New York Islanders has this not so usual suspect in the top tier this week. Tlusty followed up the four point performance with another pair of goals against the Devils on Tuesday. Although not the most consistent player yet, the young Czech has 9 points in eight games during the month of February.

8. Ben Scrivens - Toronto Maple Leafs (G)

Replaced his injured counterpart James Riemer halfway through Monday's game against Philly. Although he only managed one win against a depleted Ottawa Senators lineup on Saturday, the victory also happened to be Scrivens' first career shutout. With Riemer suffering a lower body injury, keep rolling with Scrivens in the short term if you have him.

9. Carey Price - Montreal Canadiens (G)

Although he missed Saturday's game with the flu, Price picked up back-to-back wins in the state of Florida, including a 26 save performance on Valentine's Day that gave him his first shutout of the season. Price is now tied for the league lead in wins with eight.

10. Alex Steen - St. Louis Blues (C,LW)

Steen had his five game scoring streak snapped in Sunday's win over Vancouver but managed three goals and two assists in three games before that. He now has 15 points in 15 games this season after managing 28 points in 43 games last year. As long as he can stay healthy, Steen should more than surpass last year's totals and may find himself in this top ten list a handful of times this year.

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