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Daily Fantasy Hockey Feed - 4/7/2011

by chewy 7. April 2011 07:38

Goalie Notes:

  • Cam Ward (CAR) stopped 42 shots for the shutout over the RedWings
  • Ray Emery (ANA) stopped 22 of 23, but left the game with a minor injury.  Dan Ellis finished up the game, stopping 14 of 15.  Emery is ok to play.
  • James Reimer (TOR) was pulled after allowing 3 goals on 21 shots versus the Devils.  J.S. Giguere stopped all 11 he faced in relief.
  • Nikolai Khabibulin (EDM) and Antero Niittymaki (SJ) each allowed 6 goals in their losses last night.


Skater Notes:

  • Jarome Iginla (CGY) had 3 goals and 1 assist last night, giving him 14 points in his last 6 games
  • Corey Perry (ANA) also had 3 goals and 1 assist last night.  Perry is the first to reach 50 goals this season.
  • Ryan Getzlaf (ANA) registered 4 assists for the Ducks
  • Alex Ovechkin (WAS) and Alex Tanguay (CGY) each scored once and added 2 assists
  • Michael Grabner (NYI) had 2 goals for the Isles
  • Three players finished last night with 3 assists:
    • Eric Staal (CAR)
    • Bobby Ryan (ANA)
    • Mikael Backlund (CGY)
  • Joe Pavelski (SJ) had his point streak come to an end last night.  Sergei Kostitsyn now holds the longest current point streak at 10 games.



Injury Update:

  • Patrick Sharp (CHI) played for the Hawks last night, despite his lingering knee injury
  • Zach Parise (NJ) looks like he won't be playing again this season after briefly testing the waters earlier this week in one game
  • Alexander Semin (WAS) missed last night with a wrist injury



Recommended Starting Goalies for Daily Fantasy Hockey Tonight:

Only four games tonight.  Most favorable matchup is Vancouver at home against Minnesota.  No starter has been announced for the Canucks yet.


If you're looking for a cheap option tonight, consider Auld (MON) versus Ottawa.


With just 4 games, Draftstreet has moved the weekly $300 contest from Thursday to Friday, so check in tomorrow for picks.

Daily Fantasy Hockey Feed - 4/6/2011

by chewy 6. April 2011 08:02

Goalie Notes:

  • Devan Dubnyk (EDM) stopped 26 shots to shutout the Canucks
  • Kari Lehtonen (DAL) earned a 23 save shutout against the Jackets
  • Carey Price (MON) stopped 42 of 43 to help Montreal clinch a playoff berth with the win versus Chicago
  • Chris Mason (ATL allowed 4 goals on 13 shots against Nashville.  Ondrej Pavelec allowed 2 more on 11 shots in his turn.


Skater Notes:

  • Jason Spezza (OTT) had a 4-point night with 1 goal and 3 assists
  • Thomas Vanek (BUF) got the hat trick, scoring 3 goals on 6 shots
  • Jordin Tootoo and Sergei Kostitsyn each had 2 goals and an assist for Nashville
  • Patric Hornqvist (NAS) added 3 assists for the Preds
  • Three other players had 2 goals last night:
    • Blake Wheeler (ATL)
    • Pascal Dupuis (PIT)
    • Mike Richards (PHI)
  • Two players came away with a goal and 2 assists:
    • Andy McDonald (STL)
    • Tim Connolly (BUF)
  • Nikolai Kulemin (TOR) registered his 30th goal of the season last night for Toronto
  • Joe Pavelski (SJ) holds the longest current streak point streak in the NHL right now at 10 games.  He'll look to extend that tonight against the Ducks.



Injury Update:

  • Ryan Callahan (NYR) is out indefinitely after blocking a shot with his ankle
  • Grant Clitsome (D-COB) returned for Columbus last night (knee)
  • Niklas Kronwall (D-DET) is expected to miss tonight's game




Recommended Starting Goalies for Daily Fantasy Hockey Tonight:

Lots of tough games to call tonight.  Here are a few good bets.


1. WAS vs FLA - With Vokoun on the shelf, the Panthers have little hope of beating the Caps.  Florida has just 1 win in 10 games, while the Caps have 7.  Expect Varlamov to start (not confirmed)


2. TOR vs NJ - The mojo is gone in New Jersey.  They have dropped 5 of their last 7 games.  The Leafs have fallen from playoff contention but still look like the better bet here.  Look for Reimer in net (not confirmed).


3. STL vs CHI - The Blues have won 5 of 7 in convincing fashion, while the Hawks continue to play themselves out of the playoff race.  Chicago has lost 3 of their last 4 games, including one against Montreal last night.  Halak was in net last night, so expect the Blues to turn to Conklin.


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Daily Fantasy Hockey Feed - 4/5/2011

by chewy 5. April 2011 08:39


Goalie Notes:

  • Antti Niemi (SJ) - Niemi stopped 31 of 32 to defeat the Kings and clinch the Pacific for the Sharks
  • Tim Thomas (BOS) surrendered 4 straight goals to let the 3-0 lead slip away.  He stopped 21 of 25 in the loss to the Rangers
  • Jonathan Quick (LA) allowed 4 goals on 20 shots before being replaced by Jonathan Bernier.


Skater Notes:

  • Kyle Wellwood (SJ) had a 3-point night, with a goal and 2 assists
  • Vinny Prospal (NYR) scored 2 goals for New York
  • Joe Thornton (SJ) reached the 20-goal mark for the 11th straight season.  He also added an assist.



Injury Update:

  • Tobias Enstrom (D-ATL) is expected to miss tonight (upper body)
  • Ryan Miller (G-BUF) will be out again tonight (upper body)
  • Paul Stastny (COL) will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury
  • John-Michael Liles (D-COL) will be out tonight (concussion)
  • Rick Nash (COB) will be out tonight (groin)
  • Steve Mason (COB) is doubtful for tonight (lower body)
  • Danny Briere (PHI) will miss tonight (lower body)
  • Alexander Semin (WAS) is questionable for tonight



Recommended Starting Goalies for Daily Fantasy Hockey Tonight:


Fanduel is running their last $1k shootout of the regular season tonight.  Here are my picks for best goalie options:


1. VAN vs EDM - The Canucks are on their way to the Presidents Trophy and have won 8 of 10.  Edmonton has just 1 win in their last 10 and have little to play for.  Luongo is scheduled to start.


2. NAS vs ATL - Rinne continues to make his case for Vezina contention as he squares off against the struggling Thrashers tonight.  (Rinne not confirmed)


3. STL vs COL - The Blues have averaged more than 5 goals a game for their last 5 games.  They face the weakest defense in the NHL tonight in Colorado.  Look for Halak in net tonight (not confirmed)

Daily Fantasy Hockey Feed - 4/4/2011

by chewy 4. April 2011 09:09


Goalie Notes:

  • Mike Smith (TB) shut out the Hawks, stopping all 31 shots
  • Jhonas Enroth (BUF) won a huge game for Buffalo, stopping 35 of 36 for the shootout win over Carolina
  • Mikka Kiprusoff (CGY) kept playoff hopes alive in Calgary, stopping 34 of 35 in the win over Colorado
  • Ray Emery (ANA) finally suffered a loss, allowing 4 goals on 31 shots against Dallas


Skater Notes:

  • Brendan Morrow (DAL) had a 3-point game with a goal and 2 assists
  • Patrik Berglund (STL) and Mike Ribiero (DAL) each had 2 goals
  • Corey Perry (ANA) scored again to take his goal lead to 47



Injury Update:

  • Rick Nash (COB) missed yesterday's game with an undisclosed injury
  • Pavel Datsyuk (DET) played yesterday
  • Martin Havlat (MIN) was out for yesterday's game
  • Danny Briere (PHI) missed yesterday's game against the Rangers
  • Vinny Lecavalier (TB) left yesterday's game with a facial laceration



Only two games on the schedule tonight, so no daily hockey to prepare for.


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Daily Fantasy Hockey Feed - 3/31/2011

by chewy 31. March 2011 06:36

Goalie Notes:

  • Jonas Enroth (BUF) earned the shutout, filling in for the hurt Miller.  He stopped 23 shots to beat the Rangers
  • Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) stopped 34 of 35 in the loss to Buffalo
  • Cam Ward (CAR) stopped 38 of 40 to give Carolina another win
  • Joey MacDonald (DET) surrendered 7 goals on 39 shots in the loss to St. Louis.  Thomas McCollum allowed 3 more on 10 shots in that game.
  • Carey Price (MON) was pulled after giving up 4 goals on 26 shots to the Hurricanes.


Skater Notes:

  • Three players finished with 2 goals and an assist:
    • Jeff Skinner (CAR)
    • Corey Perry (ANA)
    • Chris Porter (STL)
  • Jamie McBain (D-CAR) scored twice against the Habs
  • Chris Stewart (STL) and Vladimir Sobotka each had a goal and 2 assist for St. Louis
  • Frans Nielsen (NYI) scored twice against the Devils



Injury Update:

  • Sidney Crosby (PIT) will join the team on their road trip, but has not been cleared to play
  • Ryan Miller (G-BUF) missed last night's game (upper body)
  • Dennis Wideman (D-WAS) is questionable for tonight (lower body)



Recommended Starting Goalies for Daily Fantasy Hockey Tonight:

Tons of games to choose from tonight.  Draftstreet runs their weekly big money pool, that they just bumped up to $400.   Here are some games to focus in on:


1. WAS vs COB - The Caps are 7-2-1 in their last 10 and face the Jackets who have nothing to play for at this point.  Varlamov is expected in net.


2. PIT vs TB - Fleury has a great record coming off a bad loss, like the one he suffered to Philly the other night.  Tampa has won just 4 of 10. 


3. NAS vs COL - The Preds are flying and get a shot at the lowly Avs tonight.  Look for Rinne to continue his run for Vezina consideration.

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