NHL Grind Down: Monday, December 3rd


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.

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Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils

Tampa Bay Lightning New Jersey Devils
Louis Domingue Keith Kinkaid
Record Record
19-7-1 9-11-5
Stats GF/GP GA/GP PP% PK% Stats GF/GP GA/GP PP% PK%
Team Stats 3.78 njd 25.81 96.97 Team Stats 2.96 3.44 29.03 86.21

The Lightning continue their quest to be the best team in the NHL this evening with a stop in Newark, New Jersey to take on the last place Devils. Tampa’s 39 points is the best in the league Toronto, Buffalo and Nashville right on their heels. Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point and Tyler Johnson have been lighting the lamp with regularity of late as they have combined for 18 goals and 23 assists over the last nine games. Kucherov leads the way with 27 assists and 36 points while 10 of his last 20 points have come while skating on the top power play unit. Steven Stamkos has still managed eight points in the last nine games despite skating with a plethora of different wingers even since the top line has been assembled. Mathieu Joseph and Yanni Gourde have been the latest contestants of the ‘Find Stamkos a few Compatible Wingers’ sweepstakes. Stamkos and Gourde have each eclipsed the 20 point plateau so looking here as a contrarian play on a short slate may be the way to go this evening. Victor Hedman has racked up 13 points in the 20 games he has played in while fellow defenseman Ryan McDonagh has grabbed 18 points in 27 games. The Tampa power play has connected for 12 goals in their last nine games so give Hedman the check mark here as he quarterbacks the team’s top power play unit.

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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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