Odds and Ends: Leftover Stats From Week 17
Odds and Ends: Leftover Stats From Week 17

Another week of fantasy and some food for thought …

.920

That's Robin Lehner's save percentage since the 2015-16 season (min. 200 GP), second only to Ben Bishop's .923 Sv% and ahead of John Gibson and Andrei Vasilevskiy. Interestingly enough, Corey Crawford (.918) is fifth on that list, but neither goalie seems to demand as much respect as they deserve. Lehner has done an admirable job going 10-3-1 since December, and along with a pair of hot hands from Jonathan Toews and Dominik Kubalik, the Blackhawks are — suddenly — back in the playoff race, four points shy of a playoff spot. Fantasy owners have started to pile on Lehner, who is owned in close to 70 percent of Yahoo leagues now, but there should be more urgency if you consider the Blackhawks' upcoming creampuff schedule. Following the All-Star break, the Blackhawks play only two top-tier teams (Boston and St. Louis) the next three weeks, instead facing weak Pacific Division leaders (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Arizona once each), their struggling division rivals (Nashville, Dallas, Minnesota, Winnipeg twice) and the Rangers. They're a combined 8-5-2 against those teams this season, and that was earlier when they were still struggling.

28.0

That's Frank Vatrano's shooting percentage heading into the All-Star break during January with seven goals in 10 games. Vatrano almost has as many points this month (12) as the three previous months combined (15). His shooting percentage in those three months was just 8.2 percent, so he's

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Jason joined RotoWire in 2013. In 2014, he was a finalist for the FSWA Hockey Writer of the Year award. Jason has also written for Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports, The Hockey News, The Hockey Hall of Fame's Legends Magazine, and Centre Ice Magazine.
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