This article is part of our Frozen Fantasy series.
I love this time of year. Prepping for playoffs on the ice. Playing in them in fantasy head-to-head.
Oh, what a finish.
The Ducks' 2-1 OT win over the Kings on Friday night was a perfect example.
It also happened to be one of the year's best NHL games. Hands down. It was heavy, playoff-style hockey. Right through the OT.
I hope you caught at least some of it. It was worth the late night.
The Kings cling to the third seed in the Pacific with three games left; the Ducks have the first wild card spot with a game in hand. Nothing has been clinched.
And both teams have the Avs (four games left) and Blues (six games left) keeping pace right behind them.
It's going down to the wire. Just like Friday's thriller. And just like your fantasy leagues, too.
What a thrill. I just love this time of the year.
Now, let's take a look at who caught my eye this week.
Francois Beauchemin, D, Anaheim (1 percent Yahoo! owned) – Sure, Big Beauch is long in the tooth. But that isn't stopping him from picking up the pace as the season comes to a close. Beauchemin has four points, including three helpers, in his last four games. He knows how to win and he knows how to finish strong. And he can help if you need a wee boost before season's end.
Anthony Beauvillier, LW/C, NY Islanders (5 percent Yahoo! owned) – Beauvillier sniped