Viktor Fasth G EDM 5 Days
Fasth was yanked late in the second period after giving up three goals on 13 shots in Friday's 4-2 loss the Ducks.
The nightmare season continues for the Oilers and their netminders, who haven't been able to turn around their horrendous season that has them dead last in the NHL with a 7-18-5 record. Only two of those seven wins have come courtesy of Fasth, so we'd avoid him at all costs in all formats unless you're absolutely desperate for a spot start against a similarly weak opponent.
Viktor Fasth G EDM 6 Days
Fasth will be in the crease Friday against the Ducks, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Fasth fared well in the matchup against his former team Wednesday night, stopping 32-of-34 shots in the 2-1 defeat. Keeping the team within one goal is good enough these days for an Oilers squad that has dropped 12 of 13 games, so Fasth will get the call in the rematch. He'll benefit from playing on home ice this time around, but Fasth's ugly numbers (3.11 GAA, .896 save percentage) on the season don't inspire much confidence.
Viktor Fasth G EDM 7 Days
Fasth turned aside 32 of 34 shots but came away with the loss as the Oilers fell 2-1 to the Ducks.
There wasn't much else Fasth could do against the league's top team. Neither Fasth or Ben Scrivens have been able to help right the ship for the Oilers, as they're now losers of 12 of their last 13 games and sit firmly entrenched as the worst team in the NHL with 19 points. With that being said, it's difficult to recommend either Oilers netminder, especially when you factor in Fasth's .896 save percentage and 3.11 GAA.
Viktor Fasth G EDM 8 Days
Fasth will be in the crease Wednesday versus the Ducks.
After yielding the net to Ben Scrivens the last three games, Fasth will get the nod against his former squad. The Oilers' recent 11-game losing skid allowed Fasth to reenter the conversation as the team's preferred option in goal, but Scrivens still looks to have an edge over him for that designation.
Viktor Fasth G EDM 16 Days
Fasth was torched for five goals on 24 shot attempts in Monday's loss to the Coyotes.
The loss was the fifth straight for Fasth and the 10th in a row for the Oilers, who were beaten soundly by the Coyotes, who scored two short-handers and two goals with the man advantage. Fasth has seen more work in goal than Ben Scrivens of late, but both should be avoided if nearly any other starting alternative exists.
Viktor Fasth G EDM 17 Days
Fasth will start Monday against the Coyotes.
Fasth has struggled lately, and is 2-5-2 on the season. He's currently in the heat of a competition for the starting netminder job with Ben Scrivens, so fantasy owners should follow the Oilers' goalie performances going forward no matter who starts.
Viktor Fasth G EDM 20 Days
Fasth stopped all 24 shots he faced in the first three periods before Nashville's Filip Forsberg beat him for the winning goal in overtime Thursday night.
Fasth did an incredible job of holding serve with Pekka Rinne and the overwhelmingly-favored Predators for most of the night, but the game ended with the Oilers taking their eighth straight loss. If there's any silver lining for Fasth, it's that the sterling outing probably gives him the upper hand on the starting job for the Oilers at the moment. He hasn't been great in his last handful of starts, but the team's porous defense and tendencies to disappear offensively have been the more pressing problems during Edmonton's losing streak.
Viktor Fasth G EDM 21 Days
Fasth will be between the pipes Thursday against the Predators, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Fasth has only marginally outperformed Ben Scrivens of late, but it will be enough for him to earn his third start in four games. He's still been an underachiever by and large this season, carrying a 2-5-1 record, 3.32 GAA and .893 save percentage. He'll have little chance at upsetting the Predators and Vezina Trophy candidate Pekka Rinne at their own arena.
Viktor Fasth G EDM 23 Days
Fasth allowed three goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Dallas.
A pair of Tyler Seguin goals in the second period ended up giving the Stars enough cushion to beat Edmonton, and Fasth can hardly be faulted for being Seguin's latest victim. Nonetheless, he's now taken losses in three straight starts and six out of eight on the season.
Viktor Fasth G EDM 23 Days
Fasth will start Tuesday against the Stars.
Fasth will start for the second time in three games in place of regular goaltender Ben Scrivens. He will take on a Dallas squad that lit the lamp 12 times over its last three games.