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It may not be a huge slate on this Tuesday evening, but we still have a solid eight games of National Hockey League action. The New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators are your biggest favorites, and we have four teams (Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins) playing their second game in as many nights.
Make sure to check the RotoGrinders NHL Starting Goalies Page to confirm that the goalies listed below are starting prior to game time.
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators, $8,700 - Finally, we are starting to see the Pekka Rinne that we are used to trusting in goal. The 33-year-old Finn has been outstanding in seven of his last eight starts, winning six and posting two shutouts along the way. The Nashville Predators and the Winnipeg Jets are heading in two different directions these days, with the Predators 7-0-3 in their past 10 games, and the Jets 2-6-2. Rinne remains reasonably priced and he should not only see a win, but also produce 25 or more saves this evening.
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Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars, $6,900 - Seguin and the Dallas Stars offense really disappointed a lot of fantasy owners on Sunday in Ottawa, but I am going back to the well tonight. The Montreal Canadiens have lost four straight contests, allowing 16 goals against in the process. Without Carey Price in net, look for teams to continue scoring on the Habs’ sub-par goaltending. I expect Seguin to break out of his mini-slump tonight and I love his discounted price.
Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators, $9,000 - Forsberg is some kind of hot right now, producing five goals and nine points in his last four contests. Over his last 14 games the talented young Swede has sniped 14 goals – these are Ovechkin-like stats. The Winnipeg Jets have had a tough go in 2015-16. The Jets have allowed the fifth-most goals against per game this year and they have played very undisciplined hockey (second-most minor penalties taken) all season long. Forsberg has multi-goal potential again this evening.
Patric Hornqvist, Pittsburgh Penguins, $7,600 – The Pittsburgh Penguins’ offense is alive and well, with Hornqvist and their top line leading the way. The eight-year veteran has racked up five goals and eight points in his last four contests and he has enjoyed the benefits of playing alongside Sidney Crosby. The New York Islanders are not a great defensive group and Jaroslav Halak has been very inconsistent in goal. I expect the Penguins offense to stay hot in Brooklyn tonight and you can bet Hornqvist will be in the middle of it.
Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning, $6,700 – Yes, Kucherov is playing in back-to-back games, but so are the Boston Bruins, so there is no real edge for either team. The 22-year-old Russian phenom has points in four straight games and he has been the Lightning’s most consistent scorer all year. The Triplets have looked fantastic as a line lately and I think they have another multi-point game against the Bruins this evening. At $6,700, Kucherov remains underpriced.
Alex Goligoski, Dallas Stars, $4,200 – I love Brent Burns and Shea Weber tonight, but if you can’t afford to pay up, Goligoski is a great value play. He has five assists in his last four contests and he is now the Dallas Stars’ power play quarterback with John Klingberg on the shelf. In a game where I see Dallas scoring goals, I expect Goligoski to find the score sheet once again.