There are seven games tonight and a couple of backups are expected to be in net, which changes the goaltending landscape. Sergei Bobrovsky and Robin Lehner both won’t even dress because of illness, so Anton Forsberg and Anders Nilsson will be called upon in goal for the Blue Jackets and Sabres.
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 both DraftKings and FanDuel. 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.
- Corey Crawford – vs. DET – (DK-$8,400 / FD-$8,900)
- Pekka Rinne – vs. VAN – (DK-$7,800 / FD-$8,900)
- Jake Allen – vs. BOS – (DK-$7,900 / FD-$8,600)
- Antti Niemi – @ ANA – (DK-$7,100 / FD-$8,000)
- Anders Nilsson – vs. PHI – (DK-$7,300 / FD-$8,000)
- Steve Mason – @ BUF – (DK-$7,600 / FD-$8,400)
- Martin Jones – @ EDM – (DK-$7,700 / FD-$8,900)
- Ryan Miller – @ NSH – (DK-$7,200 / FD-$8,300)
- Tuukka Rask – @ STL – (DK-$7,400 / FD-$8,800)
- Cam Talbot – vs. SJS – (DK-$7,500 / FD-$8,800)
- Cam Ward – vs. CBJ – (DK-$7,200 / FD-$8,400)
- Anton Forsberg – @ CAR – (DK-$7,900 / FD-$7,500)
- John Gibson – vs. DAL – (DK-$8,100 / FD-$8,700)
- Petr Mrazek – @ CHI – (DK-$7,000 / FD-$7,600)