Another Saturday, another jam-packed 14-game schedule to put the finishing touches on our favorite fantasy lineups. The Sabers hosted the Ducks two days later John Gibson He managed to win his first match (in 14 attempts) on the road. Wild The Wild is suddenly visited by sizzling leopards, who may have to manage without fanfare Sergey Bobrovskymaybe open the door to Alex Lyon to make his second NHL start of the season. The Maple Leafs and Canadiens meet in Montreal, while the Jets are hoping for a softer landing in Ottawa after suffering road losses recently to the same Leafs and Habs. Winnipeg is relieved of this, while the Senators — and their erratic guards — travel after playing in Pittsburgh on Friday.
A little later, the Blues and Blackhawks (5-1 in the last two weeks!) meet in St. Louis, and the suddenly hot Avs take on the Kraken — and they’re back on an impressive trajectory after losing twice in a row. Maybe not Cal Makar Back to Colorado at that mile. Another Night Cup shows Vegas on the Strip and the Knights dream of stopping a three-game losing streak against the visiting Capitals.
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Favorable scoring matches
10 p.m. at Rogers Arena Watch live on ESPN+
The energetic Oilers averaged 5.40 goals/contest during their active five-game winning streak (and counting). The Canucks — tasked with hosting the Avalanche the night before — have surrendered an average of 4.40 goals/game since Dec. 29. No doubt this Vancouver side will do a little extra as long as Boudreau remains behind the bench, but I don’t think it will be enough to stave off that. Connor McDavid and co on Saturday.
7 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Watch live on ESPN+
Saturday’s mile in Columbus, Ohio, features defense ranked 30th in the league against 29, providing a ripe opportunity for both sides to reduce their scoring averages. On such busy days as these, it is often advised to bench all but the most elite players from two even teams rather than the most promising and available players. But maybe not when they’re playing each other For the first time this season.
Mid-level fantasy strikers
Tyler SeguinDallas Stars (listed in 68.2% of ESPN.com’s leagues): The veteran center has five goals and three assists on 22 shots over the six games he has served as a substitute. Rob Hintz (dedicated to return) in the top line of Stars. Fantasy has averaged 3.0 points/game since the merger alongside Jason Robertson And Joe PavelskySeguin is a must-have candidate in almost any match until Hintz returns healthy. Like when the Dallas Coyotes play on Saturday.
Dylan CousinsBuffalo Sabers (63.8%)
Anton LundellFlorida Panthers (36.8%)
Lucas RaymondDetroit Red Wings (50.2%)
Josh NorrisOttawa Senators (63.0%)
Teofo TeravainenCarolina Hurricanes (57.4%)
Andrey BurakovskySeattle Kraken (66.0%)
Arturi LikonneColorado Avalanche (67.2%)
Brandon HagelTampa Bay Lightning (59.3%)
Alex KillornTampa Bay Lightning (37.7%)
Victor ArvidsonLos Angeles Kings (56.4%)
Tom WilsonWashington Capitals (25.3%)
Deep League/Daily Fantasy Value Attackers
Isac LundestromAnaheim Ducks (0.1%): Check first Mason McTavish He is out of the second game due to a lower body injury. then Think of Lundestrom’s recruit as a very sleepy player against the Sabers early Saturday afternoon. Backing up MacTavish on the Ducks’ first line, the 23-year-old tallied two assists in a 5-3 win over Columbus on Thursday.
Mid-class fictional defensemen
Deep league/daily fantasy value defenses
Dumbaa diedMinnesota Wild (13.8%): There are few off-the-radar fantasy players I appreciate more than the underperforming — but highly skilled — player in his (often noisy) return to game action after sitting as a healthy scratch. Which will be a dumba in sunrise after the press box in Carolina on Thursday. (Coach Dean Evason: “I won’t go into detail, but he knows why he’s sitting.”) It seems to be performance-based, anyway. How’s that for extra motivation? Don’t be surprised if Dumba has a little extra jump in his step versus the Panthers.
Frederick Andersen (Expected), Carolina Hurricanes (78.1%): What is rust? Carolina’s No. 1 guard has looked very good since his return from a long period on the injured shelf, allowing just five goals on 89 shots through three games, all wins. The rival Islanders have scored 1.63 goals/game over the past eight games (1-4-3). Give me Freddy in the exact UBS Arena match.