NHL Grind Down: Monday, February 11th
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.
Los Angeles Kings at Washington Capitals
|Los Angeles Kings||Washington Capitals|
|Jonathan Quick||Braden Holtby|
|Team Stats||2.36||njd||13.68||74.26||Team Stats||3.33||3.18||26.88||77.78|
Thanks to the Anaheim Ducks the Kings come into this one as the second worst team in the league. The good news is that they have showed some signs of life of late as they finish up their six game road trip with a date against the Capitals this evening. It looks like Jeff Carter will once again not be able to suit up so look for Anze Kopitar to center Alex Iafallo and Dustin Brown on the team’s top line. Kopitar has found another gear as his 10 points over the last seven games represent exactly one-fourth of his seasonal production. His 17 goals and 40 points lead the team in those categories while defenseman Drew Doughty and his 25 assists is tops on the team. With Jake Muzzin out of the picture the Kings do not have another defenseman that has registered over 12 points this season. Tyler Toffoli has grabbed eight of his 26 points over the past three weeks but look to Ilya Kovalchuk and Adrian Kempe to fill the void if you need a little salary relief. This duo has lit the lamp seven times to go along with four assists over the last seven games.
The Capitals have had a rough go of it of late as their record of 3-5-2 have drug the team down into second place in the Metropolitan Division over the past few weeks. After seeing enough against the Florida Panthers it appeared that half way through the game the team went back to having Evgeny Kuznetsov center Alexander Ovechkin and Tom Wilson on the team’s top line.
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