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Fantasy Hockey Week 6: Top 10 Performers

For the first time this season, the top 10 fantasy performers of the week feature 10 guys that weren’t there last week, which really messes things up if you’re an old fantasy dog who can’t learn new tricks, whatever that means. If you need a lil’ help you’re in luck! Here’s the list:

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1. Max Pacioretty - Montreal Canadiens (LW)

Points in all four games this week including 4 goals and 2 assists. 22 shots on goal will get you that kind of stat line and after a brief three game scoreless drought, he's now got points in eight of his last nine games.

2. Braden Holtby - Washington Capitals (G)

Won two out of three games this week and was actually pulled halfway through a 4-1 loss to the Flyers. That proved to be no matter for fantasy owners as the other two wins were both shutouts, leaving him with a 1.55 GAA and a .953 save percentage.

3. Patrice Bergeron - Boston Bruins (C)

He and Tyler Seguin (see below) have been clicking lately and the Bruins as a team are up to their usual winning ways. A plus-6 rating is what you get on a good team like Boston, and a four game point streak (2 goals, 5 assists) is what the captain of the B's got this week.

4. Chris Kunitz - Pittsburgh Penguins (LW)

Has only been held off of the scoreboard in two contests over the last month. Playing in a high scoring affair with Sydney Crosby on your line in Montreal sure pads the stats too! 4 goals, 2 assists in 3 games this week and points in 5 straight contests make him a fantasy force these days.

5. Rick Nash - New York Rangers (LW)

A slow week in comparison to those above, three of the four points he managed in two games last week came on the powerplay though. He's really finding his game now although the loss of teammate Brad Richards may hurt his production and Richards was hit from behind by Patrick Kaleta on Sunday. How long he'll be out remains to be seen.

6. Tyler Seguin - Boston Bruins (C, RW)

2 goals, 3 assists and a plus-4 rating this week after a relatively slow start to the season. He's found his playmaking and scoring touch playing alongside Mr. Bergeron and should be all gravy going forward as the Bruins are winning games in bunches these days.

7. Anze Kopitar - Los Angeles Kings (C)

1 goal and 5 assists in three games this week extended his point streak to 5 games. He's also got points in 9 of his last 10 games overall. Three straight games with a point on the powerplay helped boost his ranking and it looks like the Kings' Stanley Cup hangover has finally faded for good.

8. Saku Koivu - Anaheim Ducks (C)

3 goals and 2 assists in four games this week. All of the goals came on the powerplay. That won't continue over the long haul and he'll drop out of this list next week. The fact he only has one powerplay goal this season before this recent stretch of games is proof positive. Enjoy the ride while he's hot.

9. Viktor Stalberg - Chicago Blackhawks (LW)

A solid plus-5 rating to go with 1 goal and 3 assists. On pace to match what he did last year with regard to points and the fact he's on a team that just doesn't lose means he could have a ridiculously high plus/minus rating at the end of the season. That's good news, especially for those in head-to-head leagues.

10. Lou Eriksson - Dallas Stars (LW, RW)

3 goals, 2 assists and a plus-2 rating this week to go with 2 points on the powerplay. The plus/minus rating isn't where it usually is but the point production and scoring is on par with his usual output. Nice to see him finally get his first powerplay goal of the season after 22 games, ending the longest drought of his career on the man advantage. Hopefully a sign of more to come!

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