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Thursday’s match-12 was interrupted by the Vancouver Canucks visiting the Minnesota Wild, and few predicted that Week 2 would feature the worst and fourth-worst teams in terms of goals allowed per game. I wouldn’t have. Of the 24 teams, only Winnipeg his Jets have played in his second straight game, and on Wednesday Colorado he defeated the Avalanche.

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Favorable Scoring Matchup

7:00 PM, TD Garden, Watch Live on ESPN+

The duck road trip continues with another grueling stop in Boston. Linus Urmark is slated to join the Bruins’ goalie rotation, and he outshines the two by a good margin. The Ducks are penultimate in the league with 5.25 goals allowed per game. This notably includes Jake Debrasque, who recently ran a power play in favor of Taylor Hall. Adam Henrique is a stream option for Anaheim as he looks to play in the top line alongside Troy Terry and Trevor Zeglas.

7pm, Canadian Tire Center, watch live on ESPN+

And the Capitals offense thins. The loss of Conor Brown for several weeks left four top-six forwards on the sidelines (injury list Niklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson and Evgeny Kuznetsov interrupted the game). It looks like Lars Eller and his Conor Sheary have a lot of chances. But also keep an eye on Conor McMichael here. He won his first game of the season and could be the best long-term option to replace Brown. Senators’ Jake Sanderson and Capitals’ Dmitri Orlov could be options for depth defense if the scoring goes over. Sanderson quarterbacks a very good second power-play unit, Orlov has been moved to partner with John Carlson, and the Capps are looking for a spark.

9:30 PM Scotiabank Saddledome, watch live on ESPN+

Eric Comrie’s over-the-top effort against the Oilers was admirable, but perhaps what was lost in the jubilation of the 46-save win was the fact that the Sabers allowed 48 shots on goal. Whether it’s Comrie or Craig Anderson in the Buffalo fold, it’s doubtful horseshoe-level luck will continue.

Vancouver Canucks at Minnesota Wild

8:00 PM, Xcel Energy Center, watch live on ESPN+

One of these teams needs to break through defensive funk, right? If not, look for this one soaring above – and raining fantasy points from every corner. Wild by Marco Rossi and Matt Boldy and Frédéric Gaudreau practicing on the third line, and Jordan Greenway returning to his line with Joel Ericsson Ek and Marcus Foligno (these are all by Michael Russo of The Athletic). The top 3 line is definitely what fans looking at the league through a fantasy lens wanted to see from the start. , Vasily Podkordin was last found in Elias Peterson. We are not talking about Thatcher Demko or Marc André Fleury here. Nor have I mentioned Spencer Martin or Philip Gustafsson.

Mid-tier fantasy forward

Nico Hischier, C, New Jersey Devils (73.6%): The Devils are flashing top-line prospects with Hissia, veteran Ondrej Palat and rookie Alexander Holz (according to Amanda Stein of, and they look very attractive on paper. This team has all the elements of a dangerous Top 6, but they need to know how to put them together. The Islanders aren’t the best opponents on offense, but this combo has great potential to look out for.

Gabriel Bilardi, C, Los Angeles Kings (21.2%): Here the window that looks like an ongoing breakout campaign is closed. The Kings took note and put him in their top power play unit.



Gabriel Bilardi scored in the shootout to give the Los Angeles Kings a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators.

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Deep League/Daily Fantasy Value Forward

Sean Monaghan, C, Montreal Canadiens (2.3%): Having emerged as a veteran linemate to Nick Suzuki and Cole Corfield, Monaghan could be a fun fantasy surprise as he accelerates the pair’s development this season. His pass that fit was exactly the kind of puck distribution these youngsters needed.

Nicholas Robertson, W., Toronto Maple Leafs (2.4%): He is likely to get a chance in a few matches against Jon Tavares and William Nylander. We may not hit the stone wall of Jake Ettinger, but soon.

Oliver Wahlstrom, W, New York Islander (6.7%): Moving to the wing midway through the Islanders’ final game with Anders Lee and Brock Nelson, Rhein scored three goals, with Wallstrom finishing on two of them. It must be assumed that this new line combination will take hold and provide much-needed offensive opportunities for this talented young winger.

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mid-tier fantasy defenseman

Neil Pionk, D, Winnipeg Jets (63.8%): There aren’t many non-universal roster defenses that have something special in their matchups. That being said, Pionk won in overtime on the big Wednesday and seemed to have a connection with new top-line winger Mason Appleton (who is filling in for the injured Nicolai Ehlers). I will point out.



The Jets beat the Avalanche in overtime with a skillful goal from Neil Pionck.

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Deep League/Daily Fantasy Value Defenseman

Humphas Lindholm, D, Boston Bruins (21.2%): A quick highlight until further notice, Lindholm hasn’t broken out on the power play, but he’s still getting the minutes. making him a worthy addition to the roster while we wait for .

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  • Karen Addison, Democrat, Minnesota Wild (8.0%)

  • Jake Sanderson, Democrat, Ottawa Senator (14.0%)

  • Dmitry Orlov, D, Washington Capitals (16.2%)


Jake Allen, G, Montreal Canadiens (12.5%): Although he missed Monday’s game on maternity leave, Jake Allen is back for the game and is definitely a streaming option against the Arizona Coyotes. still has a Corsi of just 35.55%, 5 to 5. And even with the Coyotes having the advantage, Montreal has killed 11 of the 12 so far.

David Rittich, G, Winnipeg Jets (0.3%): If there’s one goalie in the league who can easily handle the load of back-to-back sets early in the season, it’s Conor Herebuick. But if the Jets choose to focus on Richie here, it’s not the worst matchup he could draw. may become.


Edmonton Oilers: I mean, you can’t bench Conor McDavid, but well, you can’t bench him. Still, did you know that the Carolina Hurricanes are the only team in the NHL (obviously excluding the Oilers) that McDavid hasn’t scored at least one point per game? The acquisition takes him further than the number of points per game he has achieved against all 30 other franchises. As a starter, I know I dig deeper than McDavid or Leon Draisaitl.