NHL Grind Down: Saturday, December 1st


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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San Jose Sharks at Ottawa Senators

San Jose Sharks Ottawa Senators
Martin Jones Craig Anderson
Record Record
Stats GF/GP GA/GP PP% PK% Stats GF/GP GA/GP PP% PK%
Team Stats 3.04 njd 20.59 84.21 Team Stats 3.54 4.12 25.93 71.43

The Sharks continue their dismal five game road trip by making their fourth stop in Ottawa to face a Senators team that gives up goals by the bunches. They are 0-3 so far on the trip that has seen them be out scored by a total of 14-5. Joe Pavelski, Evander Kane and Joonas Donskoi have been skating as the top line while Logan Couture and his line mates in Timo Meier and Tomas Hertl have cooled off a bit as they have collected juts four goals in the last seven games. look for Kevin Labanc to move up to the second line to take Meier’s spot as he is out due to injury. Pavelski leads the team with 16 goals while defenseman Brent Burns and his 23 assists and 26 points is tops on the team. Burns is expensive but he does quarterback the team’s top power play line that has gone 8-23 over the last two weeks. Erik Karlsson also makes for a decent back line play here as he has grabbed seven of his 15 points over the last seven games. Look for the Sharks to chalk up their fifth road win of the season against the Senators 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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