The Pittsburgh Penguins were on pace to shatter the single season record for goals until they suffered a 3-2 loss against the Vancouver Canucks. The Pens still have one of their best offensive seasons in team history, and are at second place in league scoring with 233
goals. With Sidney Crosby being sidelined due to injury, it is often up to players like Jake Guentzel, who has scored 33 goals so far this year and Phil Kessel as well as Evgeni Malkin leading both offense and defense respectively on an elite level. However despite all these stars playing their best hockey yet, things aren’t looking good for them come playoff time ..,
The “kraken power play percentage” is a statistic that shows the percentage of time a team has possession in a game. It’s also known as the “Power Play Percentage”.
No of how far out of the playoff picture a club is, its opponents must still play the required number of games to make the playoffs. They’re all 82 of them. An exercise that isn’t as showy or captivating as the others, but is nonetheless valuable in its own right. This collection of so-called meaningless games offers opportunity for experimentation, in addition to engaging engaged fans and (hopefully) delivering a glimpse of brighter days to come. Unprecedented opportunities to swap lines, test as-yet-untested chemistry, and audition potential, both young and old. And there’s a lot of fantasy potential in such activity.
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When postseason-bound teams take advantage of such certainties by resting their injured stars, other players will be working their tails off in an attempt to create a positive pre-September impression in a short amount of time. Even seasoned veterans will concentrate on ironing out glitches in preparation for next season. Most significantly, these have-nots will continue to attempt and contribute in 2021-22. Unlike those who are members of the club of extreme caution. To finish 2021-22, who would you rather have on your fantasy team?
Columbus Blue Jackets’ Jack Roslovic (Rostered in 50.7 percent of ESPN.com leagues): Roslovic, without a doubt, is making the most of his top-six assignment in Columbus. The center’s current performance of seven goals and two assists in five games, including a power-play goal, is hard to criticize. The 25-year-old, who skates on a line with Oliver Bjorkstrand and young prospect Kent Johnson, is sure to add to that number before the regular season is up. Roslovic, who was drafted 25th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in 2015, has failed to live up to his pre-NHL expectations. Perhaps this is, at long last, a taste of what the Ohio native – and pending RFA – has in store for him in his own city.
Jakub Vrana (31.5%), C/LW, Detroit Red Wings: Remember, the Red Wings winger spent the most of the season recovering from shoulder surgery, so it only seems like late November. Vrana has been pretty effective since returning to the lineup in early March, with 12 goals and five assists in 21 games, including five points on the power play. For the time being, the 26-year-old is signed for two more seasons in Detroit, and he will play a major role in the team’s top six for the foreseeable future. I’m not aware of any reason why he won’t be able to play in the Wings’ last five games. It’s all about the new legs.
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Victor Olofsson (15.0 percent), RW, Buffalo Sabres: Looking forward to a better future, this youthful Sabres team – including the top-line skater – is having some fun as the season comes to a close in 2021-22. Following Olofsson’s mainly inert presence from December to February, this is a welcome change. The 26-year-old just rediscovered his scoring touch in March, amassing 20 points in 24 games, including six goals and five assists in April alone. (Where had this been all season?) Buffalo’s sparse schedule, which has just four games while the rest of the league is busy, is the sole blemish on Olofsson’s current fantasy résumé. However, the scoring winger still has the ability to contribute to a team in need of a boost in production.
Seattle Kraken’s Matty Beniers (10.1 percent): This child knows how to make a grand debut. Despite playing on one of the league’s least productive teams, Beniers has yet to go without a point in an NHL game. Even though we’re just through four games, two goals and two assists equally distributed makes for a pretty excellent start to a post-college career. The rookie centering the team’s top line, as it happens, will continue to build on his running tally through the Kraken’s final five fantasy-eligible games, as he has been featured frequently in ESPN.com’s fantasy space recently, including earlier this week. Don’t forget about this kid in your fantasy draft next autumn.
Travis Sanheim (14.8 percent), Philadelphia Flyers defenseman: In ESPN.com standard leagues, Sanheim’s huge collection of five points, 16 shots, 13 hits, and 19 blocked shots over seven games equates to a dazzling 2.6 fantasy points/game. With a large section of Philadelphia’s blue line out, including a recently injured Kevin Connauton, Sanheim looks to have no option but to finish out the season. The schedule has a lot of fantasy appeal, with four of the five games against non-playoff teams and the other game (at Chicago) on a very weak Monday night. Furthermore, the 26-year-old is just four points short of his career best of 35. While beating that score will be difficult, he’ll undoubtedly give it his all. Some players will argue that such personal totals are unimportant. Hogwash.
Kevin Bahl (0.1%), New Jersey Devils defenseman: This boy is a beast, standing six feet six inches tall and weighing 230 pounds. The Devils’ second-round draft selection (2018) is already playing like one on his last trip. Through five games, he has fifteen hits, a goal (his first in the NHL), three assists, and six blocked shots, totaling 2.0 fantasy points per match. Lindy Ruff’s decision to use the rookie on the penalty kill reflects the coach’s developing faith in him. Four of New Jersey’s last six games are in the Garden State, where the club has had much greater success. In deeper head-to-head leagues, I like Bahl as a dark horse fantasy commodity to finish out the season.
Carey G Price (38.4 percent), Montreal Canadiens: Isn’t it good to get some scoring help from his teammates up front? As it stands, Montreal’s attack has scored zero goals in Price’s two starts, thereby denying the future Hall of Famer of any chance of winning either. That drought is finally coming to an end. Price looks to be scheduled to face the Flyers on Thursday, then the Senators on Saturday. If that’s how the cookie crunches, I’ll be all on the Canadiens goalkeeper in both games as a steaming option or Daily Fantasy asset. His teammates owe him a lot of money.
G Kaapo Kahkonen of the San Jose Sharks (7.6%): Kahkonen has been more-than-solid for the Sharks recently, making him a streaming/DFS option for you crazier fantasy types. Since April 6, San Jose’s trade deadline acquisition has an NHL-best.940 SV percent and 1.92 GAA, but his wins/losses have been less lucky. Despite this, he hasn’t had a negative fantasy point total since April 2. If James Reimer gets the start against the Blues on Thursday, Kahkonen should be available for Saturday’s game against the visiting Blackhawks. Then there’s Tuesday’s game against the Ducks. On April 29, the team will play in Seattle for the last time of the season. All of the fantasy match-ups are intriguing.
See also: Winnipeg Jets C/LW Paul Stastny (9.1 percent ).
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