Welcome back hockey fans. In this article, I will be taking a look at my favorite goalies, teams to target, and value plays.
The reigning Stanley Cup champ is pushing for another Vezina Trophy this season as he has a terrific 12-3-1 record so far to go along with a 1.75 GAA and a .938 save %. The Stars have scored only six goals in their last four games and Vasil is coming into this game with two shutouts in a row so lock him and load him in all formats.
The Jets lost 4-0 to the Canucks last night but Vegas thinks that they will rebound tonight as they’re listed as -165 favorites to beat them this evening. Brossoit will get the start and he has been better than Hellebuyck as he is 3-1 with a 2.25 GAA and a terrific .935 save %. The youngster also shut out this same squad on February 19th so all things considered, he is a solid play today.
Teams to Target
My friend Chris Durell’s team has been playing well lately. The Flyers are ranked fourth in offense and the Penguins are 25th in defense. James van Riemsdyk has been awesome recently and he now has 25 points in only 18 games. Joel Farabee now has 17 points in 18 games and Kevin Hayes, Sean Couturier, and Ivan Provorov complete the top PP unit for the Flyers.
Ok, so the Habs have been awful lately and it hurts me because they are my favorite team but they own the league’s seventh-ranked offense and Ottawa is still dead last in defense. Ottawa will also be rolling out a goalie that almost nobody has heard of before. Tyler Toffoli leads all wingers with 12 goals and he fired six shots on goal last game and his new line-mate Nick Suzuki had a goal last game so good things could be in store for them today. Shea Weber, Jonathan Drouin, and Joel Armia complete the top PP unit for the Habs.
One-off Value Plays
The veteran winger has found a home in Detroit and he has four goals in his last three games and a whopping 18 shots in his last four. The Jackets have been bad lately so fire up Gagner as a cheap value play in all formats.
Wow, this point-man has been good lately and is still way too cheap on both sites. Pesce has two goals, two assists, nine shots, and five blocks in his last three games and is an awesome value play in all formats.