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Elvis Merzlikins
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In The Crease

Elvis is in the Building

by Joey Alfieri
Updated On: February 8, 2020, 11:57 am ET

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Feb. 10-16

Great Options

Elvis Merzlikins – Columbus Blue Jackets

Schedule: Mon vs. TB, Thu at BUF, Fri vs. NYR, Sun at NJ

Merzlikins has won eight games in a row and he’s posted back-to-back shutouts against Florida and Detroit. He’s been one of the greatest stories in the league this year. The schedule gets heavy later on in the week, but he should be able to rattle off a few more wins against some bad teams,

Andrei Vasilevskiy -Tampa bay Lightning

Schedule: Mon at CBJ, Tue at PIT, Thu vs. EDM, Sat vs. PHI

Vasilevskiy heads into this weekend with an unbeaten streak of 17 games, which is totally ridiculous. He should continue to be a top fantasy option at his position. He’s a must-start whenever the Bolts are in action.

Jordan Binnington – St. Louis Blues

Schedule: Tue at ANA, Thu at VGK, Sat vs. NSH, Sun at NSH

Binnington has dropped two of his last three contests and he has just two victories in his last six outings. With that being said, the schedule sets up nicely for him this week. He has a 24-10-5 record with a 2.65 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage this season.

Connor Hellebuyck – Winnipeg Jets

Schedule: Tue vs. NYR, Fri vs. SJ, Sun vs. CHI

The Jets get to stay home all of next week and they’ll play three games against non-playoff squads. Hellebuyck has no regulation losses in his last three games (2-0-1) and he’s given up two goals in each of those three outings.

Philipp Grubauer – Colorado Avalanche

Schedule: Tue vs. OTT, Thu vs. WSH, Sat vs. LAK

Grubauer lost the starting job to Pavel Francouz for a little while, but he’s back to being the main goalie for the Avs. He’s won back-to-back games and he’s allowed just one goal in each game. The Avs aren’t leaving their home rink next week.

Good Options

Carey Price – Montreal Canadiens
Schedule: Mon vs. ARZ, Wed at BOS, Fri at PIT, Sat vs. DAL

The Canadiens have won eight of their last 11 games. Despite not being in a playoff spot, the Habs have been playing better and their goaltender has been a big reason for that. He’s currently tied for third in the NHL in victories, with 23.

Marc-Andre Fleury – Vegas Golden Knights

Schedule: Tue at MIN, Thu vs. STL, Sat vs. NYI

Fleury has won two of his last three games. He has 21-13-4 record with a 2.77 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage this season. Fleury’s schedule should allow to pick up a good number of fantasy points.

Sergei Bobrovsky – Florida Panthers

Schedule: Mon at PHI, Tue at NJ, Thu vs. PHI, Sat vs. EDM

The Panthers are in the middle of a heated playoff battle and they’ll have to ride their franchise netminder pretty hard. Bobrovsky’s numbers aren’t great, but that’s not all his fault. The Panthers need wins and they know he gives them their best shot.

Jacob Markstrom – Vancouver Canucks

Schedule: Mon vs. NSH, Wed vs. CHI, Sun vs. ANA

Markstrom has dropped back-to-back games against Minnesota and Boston. He allowed four goals in each of those two games, which is less than encouraging. The good news is that the Canucks will play three non-playoff teams next week and all those games will be played on home ice.

Bad Options

Aaron Dell – San Jose Sharks

Schedule: Mon vs. CGY, Fri at WPG, Sat at MIN

Dell has morphed into the Sharks starting goalie, but there isn’t much fantasy value there. The Sharks will open the week at home before playing back-to-back games on the road. It’s just not an ideal fantasy situation.

Brian Elliott – Philadelphia Flyers

Schedule: Mon vs. FLA, Tue at NYI, Thu at FLA, Sat at TB

Elliott has won four of his last six games and he’s done a pretty good job between the pipes since Carter Hart went down with an injury. The schedule is very tough next week. He doesn’t have to be avoided completely, but he’s not a recommended fantasy play.