NHL Grind Down: Friday, November 2nd
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.
Remember, these writeups are done prior to lineups being released, so make sure to check our Starting Lineups page to ensure the recommended options are playing.
Florida Panthers at Winnipeg Jets
|Florida Panthers||Winnipeg Jets|
|Michael Hutchinson||Laurent Brossoit|
|Team Stats||3.00||njd||16.67||66.67||Team Stats||2.92||2.67||32.14||82.86|
The Panthers and Jets will kick things off early today as they’ll battle once again in Finland. The Jets escaped with a 4-2 victory over the Panthers last season thanks to a hat trick from Finland native Patrik Laine. These two teams combined for 73 SOG in yesterday’s matchup, so we’ll likely see plenty of offense once again today. For Winnipeg, the duo of Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele lead the charge offensively. They will join forces on the top line where they’ll be joined by Nikolah Ehlers, leaving Bryan Little to center impressive youngster Kyle Connor and Mathieu Perreault on the second line. Missing from the top six is the aformentioned Patrik Laine, but he’s still very much a factor as weapon on their top power-play unit, where he potted a pair of his goals yesterday. With the Florida Panthers sportiung an ugly 70.3% penalty kill, and the added motivation of playing in front of his hometown fans, Laine looks like a top-tier option despite his role on the third forward line. On defense, Dustin Byfuglien is the top player to target, but Josh Morrissey and Jacob Trouba need to be on your radar as well. Byfuglien leads Winnipeg’s blue line with 10 points in 11 games and is averaging 25:00 minutes of ice-time per game this season.
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