Nine games in the NHL tonight with Ben Bishop and Semyon Varlamov returning from injury. We’ll also have Devan Dubnyk vs. Carey Price and Taylor Hall’s return to Edmonton. It should be a great night of puck!
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.
- John Gibson – @ COL – (DK-$8,000 / FD-$8,800)
- Cam Talbot – vs. NJD – (DK-$8,100 / FD-$8,800)
- Devan Dubnyk – vs. MTL – (DK-$7,600 / FD-$9,500)
- Carey Price – @ MIN – (DK-$7,500 / FD-$9,700)
- Ben Bishop – vs. BUF – (DK-$7,700 / FD-$8,700)
- Antti Niemi – vs. DET – (DK-$7,700 / FD-$8,000)
- Steve Mason – vs. VAN – (DK-$7,800 / FD-$8,300)
- Tuukka Rask – @ NSH – (DK-$7,500 / FD-$8,800)
- Pekka Rinne – vs. BOS – (DK-$7,600 / FD-$8,900)
- Ryan Miller – @ PHI – (DK-$7,300 / FD-$8,300)
- Peter Budaj – vs. STL – (DK-$7,600 / FD-$8,400)
- Jake Allen – @ LAK – (DK-$7,400 / FD-$8,600)
- Petr Mrazek – @ DAL – (DK-$7,300 / FD-$7,600)
- Anders Nilsson – @ TBL – (DK-$7,300 / FD-$8,100)
- Cory Schneider – @ EDM – (DK-$7,100 / FD-$8,700)
- Mike Condon – vs. PIT – (DK-$7,400 / FD-$8,200)
- Semyon Varlamov – vs. ANA – (DK-$7,100 / FD-$8,100)
Pittsburgh Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury started last night and allowed four goals on 29 shots, so look for Matt Murray to get the nod, but that likely won’t be announced until the Penguins get to the rink around 5:30 p.m. ET.