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Turris remained red-hot on Friday, scoring a highlight-reel shorthanded goal and adding an assist in a win over the Ducks.
Turris has been lighting it up lately, riding a five-game point streak in which he has recorded three goals and seven points. With 23 points (seven goals) in 32 games, the 25-year-old is proving to be a reliable fantasy option this season. He has scored the game-winning goal in back-to-back games and has never gone more than three games without appearing on the scoresheet. His consistency and top-line role makes him worth a look right now.
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Turris collected two goals in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Devils.
With one goal coming on the power play, and the second being an empty-netter, Turris now has five points in his last four games. He has six goals and 15 assists on the season, and should continue to play the role of top-line center in Ottawa.
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Turris collected an assist in his third straight game Monday versus the Sabres.
Turris is on track to match or surpass last season's total of 32 assists, but it's his lack of goal production and minus-8 rating that has made him something of a disappointment to date. It looks like it's the case where he's been a victim of bad puck luck, as he's actually attempting shots at a similar rate this season, but has just a 5.3 shooting percentage to show for it. That's a full four points below his career accuracy rate.
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Turris collected a goal and assist in Monday's loss to the Red Wings.
It was the third multi-point game of the season for Turris, who has 14 points and minus-3 rating over 20 games this season. While it doesn't represent the hike in production some were expecting with Turris replacing Jason Spezza on the Sens' top line, he certainly hasn't qualified as a major disappointment for either his team or his fantasy owners.
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Turris had a goal and an assist during Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Vancouver.
Turris was so happy about snapping his 12-game goalless streak on Sunday that he decided to keep the good times rolling. We're still looking for a little more consistency, but Turris has plentiful talent and opportunity on the Sens' top line.
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Turris and the Senators will not play Wednesday after their scheduled game against the Maple Leafs was postponed in light of the ongoing crisis in Ottawa, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Multiple gunmen reportedly fired shots Wednesday morning in the downtown area of the Canadian capital, with one shooter dead and possibly one or more still at large. With several government buildings on lockdown, safety will understandably take greater precedence than proceeding with the game as scheduled. The NHL has yet to announce a make-up date for the postponed contest.
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Turris led things off with a goal just over a minute into Thursday's game against the Predators.
After averaging 18:44 of action last season, Turris saw his ice time bumped up to 20:27 on Thursday, along with 6:06 on the power play. That trend figures to hold while Turris moves up to a top-line role this season, following the offseason trade of Jason Spezza to the Stars. If he suits up for close to an 82-game schedule, Turris shouldn't have too much difficulty surpassing last season's career-best marks of 26 goals and 32 assists.
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Turris finished the preseason with no goals and three assists in four games played.
Turris posted the best stats of his career last season with 58 points and is set to have an equally productive season in 2014-15. Turris played in all 82 games for the first time in his career last season so if he is able to stay healthy, he should produce offensively on the first line and power play with Clarke MacArthur and Bobby Ryan.
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Barring a trade by the Ottawa Senators, Kyle Turris is the primary candidate to fill the first-line, center's job left vacant by the departure of Jason Spezza.
Two seasons ago, when Spezza was injured, Turris was 22 and forced into the top spot. When Spezza returned in 2013-14, Turris was relieved. He said he enjoyed centring the second line and not having to see the opposition's best defensive players every shift. He responded with his best NHL season -- 26 goals, 32 assists, 58 points and a plus-22 rating -- and at least part of that had to do with the extra breathing space. Now Turris is better equipped for the more prominent posting. "I definitely think I've learned a lot over the past two years from those experiences, from being put into that role when Spezz was hurt, and seeing how hard the matchup is," Turris said. "I just tried to take that mentality and put it into the role I had this past year. This upcoming year, if I'm put into that role again, I think the experience I have now will work in my favor, to know what to expect and how better to prepare for it. If I get that opportunity I'll be excited about it."
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Kyle Turris played well for Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.
The Canadians were eliminated from medal contention by virtue of Thursday's 3-2 loss to Finland, but Turris scored for Canada in the loss and registered six points in eight games overall. Turris also had a very strong 2013-14 NHL campaign registering 58 points and establishing himself as a solid number two center in the league. He makes a decent mid to late round pick for 2014-15.