It was a pretty robust Thursday night in the fantasy hockey world. There were lots of intrigue, injuries, and more. Also, the feeling was there were some definitely disappearing acts from certain players. Surprisingly, a considerable amount of frustration was to be had. Who saw that coming?
With tonight in the books, there are only ten fantasy nights left in most leagues. However, let’s take one last look back last night with the worst of the worst. We humbly present to you the player that absolutely killed your fantasy hockey night.
F U Fantasy Player Of The Night
Kari Lehtonen — G — Dallas Stars
It was Carolina for crying out loud! Dallas came in probably thinking this would be a somewhat easy chance to gain two points and they left wondering what happened. Carolina outplayed Dallas early and often, scored a few power play goals and ultimately chased Kari Lehtonen in the 4-1 final. Carolina scored three goals in 4:36 and that was the end for the Dallas starting goaltender. Tim Thomas would replace him. Now here was his line on the night.
Again, three goals allowed on 16 shots and getting yanked is generally no good along with that over six goals against average. That is just painful to the fantasy hockey bottom line. Hopefully you did not own him in your leagues because that stat line is going to hurt a bit heading into the weekend.
A special congrats is in order for Sergei Bobrovsky, who beat the Philadelphia Flyers via a shutout as Columbus won 2-0. His 27 save night was worthy of the “Fantasy Player Of The Night” award. That is it for now. We are out of here!