I have been pumping up Roope Hintz for the past couple weeks as one of the best streamers around. He finally had a big game on Tuesday, scoring both goals in the 2-0 win over the Sabres. Hintz is getting top PP time right now and played 17 minutes total in this game. With the Stars having three back-to-backs over the last four weeks (as noted in the Playoff Manifesto), Hintz will be a great option the rest of the way. Let’s take a look at what else happened over the last two nights:
Sergei Bobrovsky – 18 saves on 19 shots as the tough luck loser to the Islanders Monday, then 27 saves on 31 shots picking up the win on Tuesday against the Bruins. It’s been a rough year for Bob by his standards, but you have to keep rolling him down the stretch and hope for the best.
Thomas Greiss – 31 save shutout against the Blue Jackets. I’ve been saying Greiss is a must-own for months now so hopefully he’s killing it on your team. He has the chance to be a top 5 goalie the rest of the way if Lehner remains out.
Michael Raffl – Goal and an assist. My level of care: zero.
Tyler Johnson – Two goals on five shots. If there was any doubt about whether or not you should hold Johnson, he’s back with Point and Kucherov. That’ll do pig, that’ll do.
Martin Jones – 24 save shutout in the 3-0 win over the Wild. Jones has been dreadful this season. However, we know how good he can be. He will make or break the Sharks’ playoff chances.
Brendan Perlini – Hat trick on eight shots. I really liked this trade for the Blackhawks at the time but it looks better by the day. Perlini has six goals in his past five games and is now on a line with DeBrincat and Strome. The Blackhawks have a great schedule over the last four weeks so I’m bumping Perlini up to elite streamer.
Brendan Lemieux – Goal and an assist with two shots and five PIM. Lemieux has had a really nice stretch for the Rangers. If you need PIM, he’s a great option since the offense has been solid.
Leon Draisaitl – Goal and two assists with three shots. It’s a shame that the Oilers have managed to waste this season by Draisaitl. 42+47 in 69 games is ridiculous.
Andrei Svechnikov – Two goals and an assist with three shots. He’s positioned for a breakout… next season. Or maybe the year after.
Petr Mrazek – 38 save shutout in the 3-0 win over the Avalanche. The Hurricanes are playing well enough that I would use Mrazek in most matchups.
Ben Bishop – 35 save shutout over the Sabres. Bishop has been remarkable lately with three straight shutouts. It’s a shame he was injured earlier in the year or he’d be giving his former teammate a run for his money as the #1 goalie.
Jakub Vrana – Two goals on four shots. More streamer success! This gives Vrana 21 goals on the season. I think we see a full breakout next season and a sleeper post in his future. Their schedule isn’t great for streaming but I will still pick my spots to use Vrana.
Justin Schultz – Two assists with three shots. If for some reason he is sitting on your waiver wire, grab him. AAGNOF!
Jared McCann – Goal and an assist with three shots. McCann is on the top line right now which makes him an elite streamer by default. The bad news is the Penguins have a shitty schedule the rest of the way, but use him in good matchups.
Brad Marchand – Two goals and an assist with five shots. Patrice Bergeron had a goal and an assist. I’m not highlighting every big game from studs at this point because there’s no trading or anything at this point, but these two are carrying the Bruins right now. It’s incredible to watch them dominate on a regular basis.
Boone Jenner – Hat trick and two PIM on Tuesday after a goal on three shots with two PIM Monday. Here’s what I said about Columbus in the Playoff Manifesto: “This is one of the best schedules for both studs and streaming. First off, 14 games is as good as it gets. There are also four back-to-backs. The Blue Jackets open the fantasy playoffs with a Monday-Tuesday back-to-back, then finish the week with a Friday-Saturday back-to-back. They also have one to close week three, before a back-to-back to close the season, one of five teams to finish the season with games on Friday and Saturday. Ryan Dzingel, Josh Anderson, and Oliver Bjorkstrand all have a chance to get hot and be great streamers.” And that’s me quoting me! Well, replace Bjorkstrand with Jenner and this has started off that way. Dzingel had three points in this game while Anderson had four. I would rank them Anderson, Jenner, Dzingel at this point. With how good their schedule is, you will want to be using these guys.
Tomas Tatar – Two assists with a shot and two PIM. I’m not holding him right and probably not streaming him, solely because their schedule sucks. I don’t mind using him, especially in 14’ers or deeper, but I would be selective. Remember, volume is a necessity at this point.
Max Domi – Two goals on six shots. I didn’t love the trade for Montreal at the time but Domi has flourished for the Canadiens.
Carey Price – 20 saves on 21 shots in the 3-1 win over Detroit. Congrats to Price for becoming the winning-est goalie in Montreal history. Use every goalie against Detroit right now. They are truly terrible without Larkin.
Darcy Kuemper – 39 saves on 40 shots in the 3-1 win over the Blues. This comes on the heels of getting shelled by the Blackhawks for 4 goals on 16 shots in 2 periods. Kuemper has been outstanding outside of Monday’s game lately so I am rolling him without hesitation.
Gustav Nyquist – Two goals on six shots and two PIM. We’re starting to see signs of Nyquist getting comfortable in San Jose. Their schedule is pretty nice so at the least, stream Nyquist in their heavy sections.
Joe Thornton – Two assists with five shots. I simply feel the need to acknowledge Thornton every time he gets five shots on goal in a game.
Blake Coleman – Goal and an assist with three shots. In Monday’s post, I said Coleman would be my first choice to stream on NJ. the only team with a back-to-back including Wednesday, a light day. He rewarded everyone who planned ahead. I would use him again against the Oilers (obviously).
Johnny Gaudreau – Three goals with three assists and eight shots. If it wasn’t the end of the season, I’d be starting off the post raving about Gaudreau’s performance. Based on game score, it was the best game of the season in the entire NHL. He’s an animal, and that top line has been fabulous from the beginning of the season to this point. Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm each had 1+3.
Filip Forsberg – Two goals on six shots. Nice to see Forsberg back in the lineup. You know what to do.
Mikael Granlund – Two assists and a shot. He’s been fine with the Preds so I’m not changing his value from his Minnesota level at this point.
Coleman, Perlini, and Lemieux are my three favorite guys tonight. All of them are discussed above. Make your choices based on team needs. The usual Maple Leafs are solid options per usual, while the Cancuks and Oilers guys are nice deep options.
That’s all for now guys. I’ll be back on Friday noting the important events over the last two nights. As always, feel free to ask any questions, leave any comments, or give any suggestions below. Best of luck, thanks for reading, take care!