The losing streak has reached two games, as we dropped our second matchup in a row.
MATCHUP AND SCORES
The week three matchup was almost an offensive clean sweep by Keanu in Net. They won six of the eight players categories while tying us in game-winning goals and losing the hits category.
The matchup was so lopsided that we were more than doubled up in goals, assists, points, and plus/minus. We also lost the shots on goal category by 20. Those kinds of numbers do not strike fear in any of our opponents.
Thankfully our five goalies came through for us, or this would have been a bloody mess.
As Monday came to a close, it was clear that this was going to be a long week. Things started out bleak and improved as the week went on. We made things interesting on Friday and narrowed the score to one by Sunday.
Not the result we wanted, but 6-5-1 is better than 9-0-3.
STANDINGS & TEAM STATS
Even after back to back defeats, we didn’t move anywhere in the standings. The only thing that is happening at this point is other teams are catching up to us, and the top teams are pulling away.
Of course, after getting pumped in all offensive categories week after week, our numbers will continue to get worse. Last week we only had five player categories in double digits. One week later and we are at six out of eight, with one on the cusp of joining the others. We also took a two spot dive in the hits category.
We still rank first overall in goalie wins and jump up in the shutout department. Our GAA and Save % are slightly better after a week.
As you can see from above, we left zero points on the bench with players. However, if you look at the goalie categories, had we factored in Alex Georgiev (New York) and Martin Jones (San Jose) starts, our matchup numbers would have been a whole lot messer.
STUDS & DUDS
Best Player – Alex Ovechkin – Washington Capitals – 27 points
Worse Player: Ryan McDonagh – Tampa Bay Lightning – 5 points
On October 21st, Columbus Blue Jacket Josh Anderson (RW) finally returned from a six-game absence. Instead of cutting a regular player in our lineup to make room for the winger, we just cut him, on October 24th.
Next up on the chopping block was Flordia Panthers center Vincent Trocheck. He had been out with an injury since Oct 20th and only had six total points on the season. In an attempt to gain any points on the final day of the matchup, we grabbed Anaheim Ducks’ captain Ryan Getzlaf. He already has more offensive production on the season than Trocheck, so while he’s out, Getzlaf will suit up.
Weekly Move Total: 2/4
Season Move Total: 3/60
Stay tuned for next’s week recap of the Canyon of Heroes 2019-20 fantasy hockey season.