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Of the six games played on Monday, four teams will also play on Tuesday. This makes predicting the starting goalkeeper in advance a difficult task. The Dallas Stars might give Scott Wedgwood a turn against Ottawa on Monday and save Jake Ettinger for the Bruins on Tuesday. We’ll have to decide if we’re going to play the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. The New Jersey Devils could have given Mackenzie Blackwood the Washington Capitals on Monday, but that would mean saving Bitek Vanessek for the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. are likely to have Logan Thompson against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday and Addin Hill against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, but that’s not a sure thing as they are both very good.

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Favorable Scoring Matchup

New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals

7:00 p.m. Prudential Center, watch live on ESPN+

The Devils have been playing in the advanced metrics wheelhouse this season, with no results. 25th place. Still, they’re throwing a lot at their opponents, and the Capitals are both battered and defensively questionable (Darcy Kemper posted a rough . 907 save percentage on his 5-for-5 proud). But if Kuemper’s 5-for-5 save percentage is a nuisance, what can we say about the Devils’ goalie: Mackenzie he’s . He went 5-for-5 and allowed 4 goals on 15 shots, the lowest in the NHL.

Pittsburgh Penguins of the Edmonton Oilers

8:00 pm, Rogers Place

Jake Guentzel practiced in a non-contact jersey on Sunday, so it doesn’t look like a long-term injury, but Monday is another game for Danton Heinen to play on the top line with Sidney Crosby. Rickard Rakell will also be promoted to the top powerplay unit and will face an Oilers team, one of only five teams with five or more penalties every 60 minutes (according to ). All of that makes Crosby’s line a great play in this showdown between Conor McDavid and the Oilers.

Watch live on ESPN+ at Rogers Arena at 10:30 PM

Still looking for a win, the Canucks won’t get easy visitors here in the Hurricanes. In his NHL for Corsi, the same older canes are leading in percentages, so they keep the pressure on. However, he has allowed nine goals in his last two games in Calgary and Edmonton, and they haven’t stopped things on their own in this trip.

Mid-tier fantasy forward

Chandler Stevenson, C/W, Vegas Golden Knights (57.0%): Following Saturday’s Avalanche, the Knights shook the line and brought Jack Eichel and Mark Stone together (finally!). Stevenson was his third member of the line. Coach Bruce Cassidy hinted that the line could stick to The Athletic after the game.

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  • Rickard Rakell, C/W, Pittsburgh Penguins (60.7%)

  • Braden Shen, C/W, St. Louis Blues (59.7%)

  • Ondrej Palat, W, New Jersey Devils (59.2%)

  • Mason Marchment, W, Dallas Stars (56.5%)

  • TJ Oshie, W, Washington Capitals (54.2%)

  • Martin Nekas, C/W, Carolina Hurricanes (38.0%)

Deep League/Daily Fantasy Value Forward

Stefan Noesen, W, Carolina Hurricanes (0.1%): Now that you’re playing in a deeper league, need a guaranteed available winger to take your chances? With Thatcher Demko allowing his goal on a league-worst seven power play on his 19th shot, the Canucks came off atrocious with his kills on penalties.

Derick Brassard, C/W, Ottawa Senator (0.1%): Speaking of very deep options, Blassard could make his season debut for Sens. Certainly someone needs to take the second line with Alex Devlincat and Claude Giroud in place of the injured Josh Norris. Given the chemistry of his third line so far, Brassard could be in the top six straight out of his box press (according to the Ottawa Sun). Brassart played his 80 minutes with Giroud in Philadelphia last season, so it’s familiar.

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  • Danton Heinen, C/W, Pittsburgh Penguins (1.3%)

  • Seth Jarvis, C/W, Carolina Hurricanes (19.2%)

  • Nicholas Robertson, W, Toronto Maple Leafs (7.7%)

  • Tyler Mott, C/W, Ottawa Senator (4.2%)

  • Dawson Mercer, C/W, New Jersey Devils (4.0%)

  • Marcus Johansson, C/W, Washington Capitals (0.3%)

  • Mason Appleton, C/W, Winnipeg Jets (0.1%)

mid-tier fantasy defenseman

Torey Krug, D, St. Louis Blues (54.6%): As you can see from Krug’s many goals this season, both of his points are in his favor. The Jets are 26th in kills so far, and the Blues are in the top 10 in power plays, so give them an advantage.



Torey Krug scores with a power play

Deep League/Daily Fantasy Value Defenseman

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, Vancouver Canucks (12.1%): With Quinn Hughes playing day to day and even Monday being questioned, the OEL get a chance to run the power play. The Hurricanes are not a typical figure, with 21 penalties for his kills so far this season he has allowed 4 goals. The Canucks are about as likely to concede a goal with the advantage so far this season (3 PP goals, 2 against the short tees), but it’s still Ekman a favorable play for his Larsson.

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From a slate perspective, there are a lot of dangerous matchups here. But the fantasy of the season as a whole requires some faith in the goaltender for the big picture, even if the matchup feels awkward. It also makes it harder to see who gets in. Especially with several additional teams slated to start from backup, such as the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers. shake things up.

But if you have Jordan Binnington, Tristan Jarry, Connor Hellebuick, and Frederick Andersen on your fantasy team, you should probably be on board with them.

Anton Forsberg, G., Ottawa Senator (20.7%): If you really feel like you need to pick up a streamer goalkeeper here, Forsberg is for you. The Stars aren’t a great matchup, but the Senators are perfect at home. The visitors may save Ettinger in Tuesday’s matchup. This allows Forsberg to get a decent shot at his W point.


Jack Campbell, G, Edmonton Oilers (93.8%): If the Oilers throw a game to Stuart Skinner to see if there’s more to explore there, we’ll see if he starts. is a force that cannot be ignored.

Darcy Kuemper, G, Washington Capitals (93.6%): As explained above, the Devils kept their opponents very busy, and while Kuemper excelled off the perimeter (49 saves on 49 roadanger shots), he didn’t fare very well at close range. (11 goals on 61 medium and Heidanger shots). shot).