Eric Staal
C MIN
1 month ago

Staal scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Jets in Game 3.

EDGE Analysis

All the Thunder Bay, Ontario native needed to get his first (and second) points of the series was a little Minnesota home cookin', as the Wild dominated the Jets after dropping the first two games north of the border. Staal was one of five home skaters to put up two points against Winnipeg netminder Connor Hellebuyck.

Eric Staal
C MIN
2 months ago

Staal scored a third-period goal -- his 40th of the season -- during Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to Nashville.

EDGE Analysis

This was the veteran's first 40-goal showing since the 2008-09 campaign. Staal has easily been one of the most valuable fantasy contributors this year, which is especially true considering where he was being ranked and selected entering the season. Duplicating his 18.3 shooting percentage in 2018-19 will be nearly impossible, so it's probably wise to bank on some negative regression in the goal column, but Staal also has room to decline before it's a major concern.

Eric Staal
C MIN
2 months ago

Staal scored his 39th goal of the season in the second period, but his team fell short in a 4-3 loss to the Kings on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Staal probably won't catch Alexander Ovechkin for the Richard Trophy, but he probably will break 40 goals for just the third time in his career, now that he's up to 39 on the year. At 33 years old, that's a pretty strong campaign by anyone's standards.

Eric Staal
C MIN
3 months ago

Staal potted two goals -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 6-2 win over Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Staal was the only man to light the lamp in the first period, and he also beat backup Scott Darling just 15 seconds after Cam Ward was pulled in the second. The veteran forward has 30 points in the past 22 games, including a whopping 17 goals. His recent scoring binge has the two-time 40-goal scorer up to 36 in that category, just four off Alex Ovechkin's league-leading total.

Eric Staal
C MIN
3 months ago

Staal scored three goals and added two assists during Tuesday's 8-3 win over St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a throwback season for Staal, and he's now collected 14 tallies and 13 helpers through his past 18 games. His 33 goals are tied for third in the league, and he's been especially dangerous of late centering a new-look line with Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker. The trio isn't going to continue scoring 10.81 goals per 60 minutes, but the fantasy arrow is pointing straight up for all three for the time being.

Eric Staal
C MIN
3 months ago

Staal scored two goals -- one on the power play -- and added two assists during Friday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has now marked the scoresheet in 13 of his past 16 games for 10 goals, 11 assists and six power-play points. The surge also has him up to a team-best 3.18 points per 60 minutes for the year. Staal has revitalized his career in Minnesota over the past two seasons, and he's currently on pace to have his best offensive showing since the lockout-shortened campaign in 2012-13.

Eric Staal
C MIN
4 months ago

Staal contributed a power-play goal and a helper in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

Staal has been scoring at a torrid pace of late, with four goals and 11 points in his past eight games. This was the 33-year-old center's fourth multi-point effort over that stretch, so Staal's age doesn't appear to be catching up to him just yet.

Eric Staal
C MIN
4 months ago

Staal generated two goals -- one on the power play and the other with the net empty -- to complement a man-advantage helper in Friday's 5-2 home win over the Golden Knights.

EDGE Analysis

The venerable pivot even went 7-for-13 in the faceoff circle to help the Wild wreak havoc on an expansion team that's taken the hockey world by storm this season, as Vegas almost has a playoff spot locked up already. Staal's four-game point streak was snapped Tuesday against the Blue Jackets, but it didn't take long for him to get right back on track -- that's just what great players do.

Eric Staal
C MIN
4 months ago

Staal scored a goal and collected an assist in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

Staal has earned one goal and five assists during his current streak, bringing his point total up to 43 in 2017-18. The eldest Staal has always played well against the Penguins (54 points in 53 games) and tonight was no different. As the centerpiece of Minnesota's second line, he is worth starting every night especially during this streak.

Eric Staal
C MIN
4 months ago

Staal contributed a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- in Saturday's win over the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

Staal continues to have a great season for the Wild, managing 19 goals and 40 points in 47 games. The best news to come out of Saturday's game might just be that linemate Zach Parise has his first goal of the season. If Parise starts scoring like he's capable of doing, Staal's fantasy value could increase even more. The veteran center is producing enough to warrant a play in almost all formats.