NHL Grind Down: Monday, October 29th


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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Calgary Flames at Toronto Maple Leafs

Calgary Flames Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Smith Frederik Andersen
Record Record
5-5-1 8-3-0
Stats GF/GP GA/GP PP% PK% Stats GF/GP GA/GP PP% PK%
Team Stats 3.27 njd 14.63 72.22 Team Stats 3.73 3.09 36.00 82.14

With only two games on the docket you will probably have to have a player that you normally wouldn’t take on a bigger slate. The Flames come into this one with a few guys that could fit that bill as they have scored 36 goals in their first 11 games. Johnny Gaudreau is the household name here as he leads the team with nine assists and 14 points while skating on the top line with Sean Monahan and Sam Bennett. Matthew Tkachuk is second on the team with 13 points while his line mates have been Mikael Backlund and Austin Czarnik while James Neal, Elias Lindholm and Dillon Dube on the third line. Lindholm and Neal make an interesting duo here as most of Lindholm’s 10 points have come skating on the top line with Gaudreau while we all know what Neal can do. So far Neal has notched two goals and an assist on 26 shots so now that he has a playmaker with him on the third line I would think he would be a little more productive. Calgary may very well continue to shuffle the lines in light of losing their last three games by a combined score of 16-6. The power play obviously needs help as they have connected seven goals in 45 chances. Mark Giordano has been the most productive defenseman as he has found the score sheet nine times while Michael Stone and T.J. Brodie come in well under that with four points apiece.

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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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