The NHL schedule returns to normal this week with Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday serving as the league’s busier nights. If you got a roster spot or two to burn, it’s a great week to fit some extra games into your lineup. Monday (2 games), Wednesday (2 games), Friday (2 games), and Sunday (3 games) are the nights you want to target. There are four teams that play on at least two of those nights. I’ve highlighted the top streaming options for each of those teams below.
Arizona – (4 games) Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
The Coyotes have a streaming-friendly schedule this week, starting with tonight’s matchup against the Kings. Given the current makeup of Arizona’s top-nine, Conor Garland projects to be the top streaming option. Available in 81% of Yahoo! leagues, Garland is skating on the top line with Christian Dvorak and Nick Schmaltz, while also being featured on the first power-play unit. He has two goals and sevens shots over his last three games. You can slide him into your lineup for tonight’s game and then stash him on your bench until Sunday. If Garland’s already rostered in your league, Carl Soderberg (5% owned) and Christian Dvorak (5% owned) are suitable replacements. Dvorak is on that top line with Garland and Schmaltz, but not the first PP unit. Soderberg is centering Lawson Crouse and the team’s best player, Phil Kessel, on line three, while also skating on the top PP unit.
Washington – (3 games) Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Washington would be a great team to target early in the week, but their most impactful players are all going to be rostered already. Assuming Jakub Vrana (62% owned) is unavailable, Lars Eller is really the only viable option. He plays nearly 17 minutes a night but is shackled to the third line and second PP unit. He’s still managed to be somewhat productive in that role, registering five goals, six assists, and 48 shots in 22 games this season. Eller is currently available in 83% of Yahoo! leagues.
Rangers – (3 games) Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
The Rangers have a handful of decent players floating around 50% ownership that are all worth a pickup this week. Considering his role atop the Rangers lineup with Mika Zibanejad sidelined, Ryan Strome (53% owned) would be my first recommendation. After that you can look at either Kaapo Kakko (49% owned) or Chris Kreider (48 %owned). Kreider has been skating on the second line while Kakko has been with Brett Howden and Brendan Lemieux on line three. Both players are currently on the top PP unit. Rounding up the Rangers list of streaming options this week are Pavel Buchnevich (17% owned) and Filip Chytil (4% owned). They’re skating with Kreider on the second line and play together on the team’s second PP unit.