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Hyman scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 4-2 win over the Kings.
Hyman has scored in five straight games, racking up six goals and an assist in that span. The 31-year-old's tally came late in the first period Monday to tie the game at 1-1. He's up to 38 goals, 57 points, 201 shots on net and a plus-20 rating through 55 appearances this season. Hyman is a virtually automatic option for fantasy as long as he remains on the Oilers' top line.
Harley notched a power-play assist and two PIM in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders.
Harley snapped a three-game point drought with the helper. He set up Matt Duchene for the Stars' first tally in the game. While he probably won't push for anything near a point-per-game pace, Harley has been incredibly strong in his first full NHL campaign. He's at 35 points (six on the power play) with 108 shots on net, 104 blocked shots and a plus-18 rating through 57 appearances.
Johnston notched an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders.
Johnston set up fellow youngster Logan Stankoven's first NHL goal at 18:17 of the second period. It's a glimpse into the future for the Stars, though Johnston is already an established key part of the NHL roster. The 20-year-old has nine points through 11 outings in February and has matched his rookie-year production with 41 points through 60 appearances. Johnston has added 141 shots on net and a plus-1 rating this season while filling a middle-six role.
Draisaitl scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the Kings.
With the Oilers down 2-1 in the second period, Draisaitl tied up the game with his 29th goal of the year on the power-play on a deflection of Evan Bouchard's shot. Draisaitl added a helper of his own in the third frame on Bouchard's game-winning goal. This was Draisaitl's 22nd multi-point game of the season and he now sits 11th in the league with 73 points over 56 contests.
Duchene scored a power-play goal in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders.
Duchene had gone three games without a point entering Monday, his longest drought since late December. The goal was the 33-year-old's 800th career point, a mark he achieved in his 1,034th game. This season has been a resurgent one for Duchene, who is up to 23 tallies, 56 points, 120 shots on net and a plus-16 rating through 58 appearances. He's virtually mirroring his scoring production from last year with a quarter of the campaign to go, though it'll be interesting to see how Duchene adapts while Tyler Seguin (lower body) is out.
Nugent-Hopkins scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the Kings.
With the Oilers tied 2-2 early in the third period, Nugent-Hopkins assisted on Evan Bouchard's game-winning marker to put the Oilers up for good. Nugent-Hopkins finished the game with a goal of his own on a deflection as he drove to the net with under four minutes remaining. He finished with two shots, two hits and a plus-1 rating in 18:49 of ice time. His consistent production, coupled with his role on the power play, makes him a valuable asset to any fantasy team.
Shattenkirk notched an assist, two shots on goal and three blocked shots in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Kraken.
Shattenkirk has not played more than two games in a row since mid-January. The 35-year-old set up David Pastrnak's first of two goals in Monday's game. Through 47 outings, Shattenkirk has 15 points, 63 shots on net, 65 blocked shots, 37 hits and a minus-3 rating. With Derek Forbort (coach's decision) likely back in the fold Thursday versus the Golden Knights, Shattenkirk will again find himself as a rotational option on the third pairing.
Boqvist managed an assist in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Kraken.
Boqvist has two goals and four assists over his last six games despite playing on the fourth line for most of that span. The 25-year-old forward has only ever found modest success at the NHL level, so this recent hot stretch is unlikely to last. He's up to nine points, 29 shots on net, 32 hits and a plus-10 rating through 25 outings this season.
McDavid provided two assists in Monday's 4-2 win over the Kings.
The Oilers were down 1-0 late in the first period when McDavid fed Zach Hyman for the game-tying goal with only 24 seconds left in the frame. Early in the third period, McDavid provided another apple on Evan Bouchard's game-winning goal. McDavid finished with three shots on goal, two hits and a plus-1 rating in 20:25 of ice time. He is now riding an eight-game point streak with 20 assists during that span. While his recent 10-game goal drought is noticeable, McDavid's track record suggests a return to form is likely.
Zacha notched an assist in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Kraken.
Zacha is in a nine-game goal drought, and he has just three assists in that span. The 26-year-old is still playing in a top-six role, but his offense has faded of late. Zacha is up to 36 points, 107 shots on net, 72 hits and a plus-9 rating through 56 appearances. He's a solid depth option in most fantasy formats given his role, but he's unlikely to carry a virtual squad on his own.