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It’s easy to fall into the “fantasy” trap if you’ve never tried to play the game.
It seems easy to just watch, play and then move on.
But there’s no way to get back into the game after a game.
To that end, we’ve compiled some of our favorite fantasy hockey rankings for you to use when you’re looking to get in on the action.
The following list is our favorite of our top fantasy hockey picks for the season.
We don’t really consider it a fantasy season, but it does make it easy to jump into the fray if you’re not a fan of the NHL and don’t like fantasy hockey.
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For the season, the Gophers and Minnesota Wild were the only two teams to score at least 60 points in a single game.
In addition, the Wildcats and North Dakota State Cowboys had the most points.
The Gophers won the Gopher Challenge Tournament with a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
The Wildcats got off to a fast start, taking control of the game and leading 3-1.
The North Dakota-Illinois rivalry was a little tougher to pick a winner.
Both teams had a solid effort in the first half, but Illinois was able to tie the game with a power play goal in the second period.
The Illini took the lead just 3:16 into the second, but the Gores came back to tie it in the final minute.
The Gophers held the Illini scoreless for much of the third period.
Illinois, the reigning Gopher champs, came out of the break with a three-goal lead and a 9-1 lead.
But the Illinis scored just one goal in their next seven shots.
North Dakota State pulled ahead 3-2 in the third, but Gophers defenseman Ryan O’Reilly made a spectacular save to deny O’Donnell the game-winning goal.
The North Dakota players made a big play for the victory.
Minnesota led 3-0 at the 10:17 mark of the first period, but North Dakota scored twice to take a 3-3 tie.
The Wild scored twice more to extend the lead to 4-3.
The Illini led 5-2 after six minutes, but Minnesota got on the board again when freshman forward Jacob Mowat picked up the puck on the Gator blueline.
Mowatt fired a shot past the goalie.
Minnesota led 6-2 midway through the third.
The Wildcats and Gophers both had a few opportunities to tie things up, but neither team scored a goal in any of their final five shots.
Minnesota scored again in the fourth when sophomore forward Ryan MacPherson picked up a loose puck and raced up the ice, finding his way into the slot.
Mowser scored his first career NHL goal and the Gies got the win.
The two teams combined for six shots on goal in overtime.
The first goal came off a turnover by North Dakota goalie Nick Schmaltz, but that would be the last goal Minnesota would score in overtime against the Wildcats.
Minnesota went on to beat the Wildcats 7-5 in overtime to advance to the semifinals.
Minnesota earned a share of the conference championship with a 3:2 victory over North Dakota.
North Carolina defeated Georgia State 3-4 in the conference tournament final.
The Panthers went into the tournament as one of the top teams in the country and the Bulldogs went on a streak of 11 straight wins.
The Eagles scored three unanswered goals to take control of a 3 1-0 lead in the opening period.
North Georgia forward Brandon McDonough made a huge play in the 2nd period.
McDonoug skated the puck into the defensive zone, grabbed a rebound, and raced into the offensive zone.
The Flyers scored on a power-play goal just 2:07 into the period.
Georgia State scored again after a turnover, but NC State goalie Michael Rupp made a save to stop the rush.
McDonough had a goal and two assists in the game, and North Carolina led the Bulldogs 4-2 at the 15:34 mark of regulation.
The Bulldogs scored the final two goals of the period on a pair of power-plays.
North Carolina won the championship with their third straight victory.
The final standings are as follows: North Carolina 7-1 (Semifinals); Georgia State 5-3 (Final); NC State 3 (Final)