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The fantasy season is winding down. Playoff spots are up for grabs. And by this time next week, we'll see a few NHLers change locations as a result of Monday's trade deadline.
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Jared McCann, PIT (Yahoo: 32%, ESPN: 23%, CBS: 26%): Evgeni who? Since the Russian star went down with a lower-body injury, McCann has exploded for eight points and 28 shots in nine games. Included in that scoring spree are five on the Pens' premier power play — with four of those goals. Malkin is still at least a couple of weeks from coming back, so McCann should keep centering the second line and getting plenty of offensive opportunities.
Anthony Mantha, DET (Yahoo: 19%, ESPN: 57%, CBS: 48%): Mantha started the season with points in seven of 11 outings, but the production dried up for most of February. Things have turned around for the 2013 first-rounder since March 11 with four goals, six assists, and 33 shots. It may be surprising that none of his 10 recent points came on the man-advantage since he's averaged more than two minutes in that span. And even with a move away from Dylan Larkin,