Fantasy Recap: May 4
By CHRIS NICHOLS -- SLAM! Sports
Philadelphia 3 Toronto 2 OT (Philadelphia wins series 4-2)
It was just a matter of time until Jeremy Roenick found the score sheet and he tallied twice including the OT winner to send Toronto packing. Roenick had points in his first six games of the playoffs, but then dried up after Game One of the Toronto series... Alex Zhamnov's assist gives him an even 12 points in 12GP... Joni Pitkanen had his second point of the series Tuesday and third point thus far... Donald Brashear had three points against Toronto after getting nothing vs. New Jersey... Michael Handzus followed up his two-goal game in Philly with an assist in this contest... After getting 6 SOG and four points in his previous two games, Simon Gagne had neither a point nor a shot in this game... Mark Recchi has three points in the playoffs... Mats Sundin delivered 1G, 1A Tuesday and finished with nine points in the nine games he played...Nik Antropov had two points in the entire playoffs... After getting assists in six straight games, Brian Leetch was shut out in the last two... Leetch and McCabe were a combined minus 13 in the last two games of this series... After getting only one point against Ottawa, Alex Mogilny rebounded well against Philly and notched 2G, 3A... Gary Roberts finished the series with points in three straight games... Karel Pilar was inserted into the lineup for Ken Klee and Pilar scored a goal... Ed Belfour allowed 11 goals against Ottawa and 16 against Philly. He had three shutouts against the Sens and none against the Flyers, although he did have two one-goal games in this series... Detroit died last night, Toronto on this evening - that means my Stanley Cup Finals pick is officially toast. Buh-bye, thanks for coming. Philly and Colorado were my other Final Four picks. Ouch. One for four. My Cinderella team is alive and well in Calgary though, so I guess I'll take solace in that. It all looked so promising after a 7-1 series record after the first round, but Boston's choke job changed the rankings and pitted my two Eastern Finalists against each other in this round.
San Jose 3 Colorado 1 (San Jose wins series 4-2)
Peter Forsberg may have played his last NHL game for at least one season and he finished up with 11 points in 11GP... Joe Sakic had points in the final three games of the series and also had 11 points... Milan Hejduk's goal was his second of the series and fifth of the playoffs... Paul Kariya returned to the lineup and drew an assist in his only game of the post-season... Marek Svatos was blanked against San Jose, which could mean he'll stay somewhat hidden in next year's draft and you can snag him as a late sleeper... John-Michael Liles had an assist in the first game of the playoffs and nothing since then... David Aebischer allowed three goals or more in three of the six games against San Jose... Evgeni Nabokov was outstanding in allowing one goal three times, one shutout and two two-goal games... Vinnie Damphousse has been a monster in the post-season with 11 points so far... Patrick Marleau had six points in the first three games of the series and none in the final three... Jonathan Cheechoo's goal brings his total to 8 point so far... Mike Ricci had two points in each series... Brad Stuart has five points in 11 games so far... Congrats to the Sharks, who absolutely deserved to win this series and now they should get some well-deserved respect around the league.
In addition to analyzing fantasy hockey for us, Chris also writes a weekly column for ESPN's fantasy hockey section during the regular season and periodically during the rest of the year. He can also be found at Mckeenshockey.com, where his News & Notes section is featured seven days a week through the end of the playoffs.
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