’19 Top of the Rock Week 22

The last time the National Hockey League dropped the puck was on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020. 

Fantasy owners know that hump day is the middle of weekly matchups, and that’s where we found our season come to an end. 

For the first time in weeks, we were ahead in a matchup, one that would determine who would finish in 11th or 12th place. 

Now that the season is officially over, there has been no clear cut winner determined for our matchup, and our gut feeling says that we will end up as the worse team in our league. 


MATCHUP AND SCORES


When the lights went out in the arenas across the globe, Top of the Rock held a 6-2 lead in their final matchup against Cyberbullying HWAG. 

Both teams collected two points in the offensive categories, but thanks to having a handful of goalies play their games, we were the current leader in all four categories. 

We were tied in goals (2) and penalty minutes (4). They collected a few more assists (7-4) and power-play points (6-0), but we had the better plus/minus rating (+6 to -4) and more shots on goal (32-29).

Marc-Andre Fleury and Igor Shesterkin both managed to get a game in which gave us two wins, a 1.96 goals-against average, and a 0.930 save percentage.

Our matchup had the potential to go down to the wire. We held a slight advantage on day one (3-2) before splitting the categories 4-4 on Tuesday. Thanks to a bunch of guys getting one final game in on Wednesday, we took advantage of a heavy schedule to go up 6-2 in the box score.


TEAM STATISTICS


Since Yahoo Fantasy pulled the plug on our fantasy hockey league in the middle of a matchup, there was nothing our league commissioner can do to “finalize” the season. All the matchups ended as is, and no further statistics were compiled.

To figure out our final season statistics was a chore, but a minor one at that. Since the matchups only had three days’ worth of numbers, they were relatively easy to tack on to the overall team statistics from the previous week. 

It would have been quite a time-consuming task to go through everyone’s matchup and break down their overall matchup records by category. We just added up our numbers, based on the 6-2-2 final score, and called it a day. 


BENCH PLAYERS


Only Anthony Mantha (Detroit) managed to get a bunch of points that didn’t factor into the matchup. The only points that would have mattered at the time of the break were his four penalty minutes. Since both teams were tied at four apiece, his extra minutes would have given us a total of eight, and another category victory, altering the final score 7-2-1.


STUDS & DUDS


Best Player – Artemi Panarin – New York Rangers – 13 points

Worse Player: Clayton Keller – Arizona Coyotes / Ryan Graves – Colorado Avalance – 0 points


TRANSACTIONS


We did not make any roster moves during the second week of playoffs.

Weekly Move Total: 0/4 

Season Move Total: 16/40


Thank you for supporting and cheering Top of the Rock during the 2019-20 fantasy hockey season. 


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