Tonight features a fat 12-game slate that includes some matchups that can drastically alter the playoff landscape.
- The Bruins and Maple Leafs are locked in a battle for third in the Atlantic Division and are both in action tonight: Boston hosts the Lightning and the Maple Leafs are hosting the Devils.
- The Capitals and Blue Jackets are fighting for the President’s Trophy and will face-off tonight in Washington.
- Finally, the Kings and Jets are clinging to life in the Western Conference, but only one of them can walk away with two points tonight as they do battle in L.A.
For those of you who have used this site for years, you have almost certainly seen my Daily Goalie rankings before. For those of you who are new, here is a little blow-by-blow.
On evenings where there are eight-plus games on the NHL schedule, I rank every goalie from 1-to-x (x=number of goalies playing that night) to help you decide which goalies to start that night. I take into account all standard Fantasy Hockey goalie statistics such as Wins, GAA and SV%. This is a fantastic tool for both year-long and daily fantasy players.
For year-long players, I am constantly faced with the questions: Pick two between Goalie X, Y or Z. Or something along those lines. Instead of answer each question individually, I have made it simple for anyone who has goalie questions to see who I would start. So, if Goalie X is ranked fourth, Goalie Y is ranked 2nd and Goalie Z is ranked 9th. Then you would start Goalies X and Y that night. Simple enough right! Good. Moving along.
For Daily players, I have listed the prices of each of tonight’s starting goalies from DraftKings. If you’ve built your roster and you have $8,200 left, then pick my top goalie under $8,200. Or if you start building your roster with the best goalie that night, pick my top goalie or upper-tier goalie with the best value.
- Carey Price - vs. CAR – $8,500
- Jake Allen - vs. VAN – $8,300
- Cam Talbot - @ COL – $8,200
- James Reimer - vs. ARI – $8,200
- Braden Holtby - vs. CBJ – $7,800
- Tuukka Rask - vs. TBL – $8,100
- Devan Dubnyk - vs. PHI – $8,300
- Corey Crawford - vs. DAL – $8,500
- Curtis McElhinney - vs. NJD – $8,200
- Sergei Bobrovsky - @ WSH – $7,400
- Matt Murray - @ OTT – $7,700
- Steve Mason - @ MIN – $6,800
- Ben Bishop - vs. WPG – $8,000
- Pekka Rinne - vs. CGY – $7,800
- Mike Smith - @ FLA – $7,100
- Chad Johnson - @ NSH – $7,300
- Connor Hellebuyck - @ LA – $7,300
- Mike Condon - vs. PIT – $7,400
- Peter Budaj - @ BOS – $7,100
- Kari Lehtonen - @ CHI – $6,900
- Ryan Miller - @ STL – $7,000
- Eddie Lack - @ MTL – $6,800
- Keith Kinkaid - @ TOR – $6,800
- Jeremy Smith - vs. EDM – $6,800