NHL Grind Down: Monday, February 12th

The RotoGrinders NHL Grind Down article will give you an in-depth analysis into the NHL schedule. This article will break down the numbers for every single game and give you analysis on which trends you can exploit. While matchups are a major factor in daily fantasy hockey there are plenty of other factors to consider such as injuries, salaries, and more.

The analysis should point you in the right direction, but it is still up to you to decipher the information and make your own selections. Hockey is an extremely high variance sport. The best choice is not always the right choice but following the trends will win you money over time.

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Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs

Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs
Andrei Vasilevskiy Frederik Andersen
Record Record
38-14-3 33-19-5
Team Stats 3.56 2.60 24.08 78.57 Team Stats 3.21 2.77 20.63 82.84

The Tampa Bay Lightning come into this one as the best team in the league with a record of 38-14-3 and by all indications should be one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup this season. All they need is two goals in tonight’s contest to be the first team to score 200 goals this season and a lot of that has to do with the health of their best player in Steven Stamkos. Although Stamkos is just 28 years old he is playing in his 11th NHL season that has seen him return from a plethora of injuries which includes the broken tibia he suffered back in 2013. Stamkos is tied for fourth in the league with 64 points as he skates on a line with Tyler Johnson and Yanni Gourde while the league’s top point-getter in Nikita Kucherov skates alongside Brayden Point and Alex Killorn when the Lightning find themselves in the 5×5 situations. Kucherov has lit the lamp 29 times to go along with 40 assists and will look to improve on that total this evening.

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About the Author

  • Tom Woollam (elctrceye)

  • Tom Woollam is a freelance DFS writer and has been a member here at RotoGrinders.com since December 2011. He has played Fantasy Sports for the last 30 years and has been in the daily fantasy sports game for the last four. You can find him on twitter @elctrceye.


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