I didn’t expect to be writing about Adin Hill this year, but here we are. The Coyotes netminder stopped 25 of 26 shots in the 2-1 win over the Kings on Tuesday night. that means Hill has allowed 2 goals in his past 4 games. Antti Raanta is close to returning, but the 22 year old is showing some upside for dynasty leagues. If you’re desperate for goaltending, I wouldn’t mind streaming Hill if he starts Thursday against the Caps. The Coyotes are playing well lately and Hill looks to be a prime hot schmotato. Let’s take a look at what else happened over the last two nights:
Nikita Kucherov – Goal and three assists with two shots and two PIM Monday, four shots on Tuesday. Kucherov has really picked it up after a slow start. Just as expected.
Brayden Point – Goal and two assists with two shots Monday, one shot on Tuesday. Point has been fabulous. You could make a reasonable argument that he’s surpassed Stamkos as their second best forward.
Ryan McDonagh – Two assists with two PIM Monday, two shots on Tuesday. McDonagh is worth holding now. Even though Hedman is back, Sergachev’s struggles have opened up McDonagh’s opportunity.
Steven Stamkos – Goal and an assist with two PIM Monday, goal on four shots Tuesday. He’s a bit behind last year’s pace offensively, mostly because of the assists, but Stamkos has been solid.
Louis Domingue – 26 saves on 27 shots in the 5-1 win over the Devils. He didn’t start Tuesday for the first time since Vasilevskiy went down, but look for him to start nearly every game until Vas is back.
Mathieu Joseph – Two goals and an assist with three shots over two games. He’s playing with Stamkos at the moment making him a middling streamer.
Pekka Rinne – 21 saves on 22 shots in the 2-1 win over the Sabres. Is 1.81/.935 with 12 wins in 18 games good? Asking for a guy named Rinne.
Sam Reinhart – Two goals and an assist with five shots over two games. Reinhart is hotter than a pistol right now and should be owned in all formats.
Jack Eichel – Two goals on fourteen shots. Eichel has been amazing all season long. It was only a matter of time for the goals to start coming in and they’re starting to. He’s a borderline top 10 player.
Rasmus Ristolainen – Two assists with five shots. Risto is playing aggressively and it’s paying off with 8 points in his last 9 games. Look for him to be around 50 points come season’s end.
Brett Ritchie – Goal and an assist with two shots. He had one point in 14 games before this so Ritchie is an easy pass.
Mattias Janmark – Two assists with a shot. Tough season for Janmark to this point. It’ll take a big turn for the better for Janmark to be worth consideration.
Anton Khudobin – 28 saves on 29 shots in the 4-1 win over the Oilers. Ben Bishop‘s return on Saturday has relegated Khudobin to being a solid streamer depending on the matchup.
Connor Hellebuyck – 27 saves on 28 shots in the 3-1 win over the Islanders. Hellboy has really been struggling lately, but I’d try to buy low if possible. The team in front of him is so good and he’s no slouch himself.
Patric Hornqvist – Hat trick and an assist with eight shots. Hornqvist went nuts in the third period scoring his goals in less than a three minute span. Hornqvist is having one of the best seasons of his career. The penalty minutes aren’t there, but the goals and shot rate are great.
Evgeni Malkin – Goal and an assist with two shots. Just stay healthy!
Kris Letang – Two assists with three shots and two PIM. Much like Malkin, just stay healthy! Letang has been an absolute monster across the board this year.
Roberto Luongo – 33 save shutout. Luongo has been great this season when he’s been available to play. Here’s to hoping he can stay on the ice.
Jonathan Huberdeau – Goal and two assists with four shots. The big guns on the Panthers killed it Tuesday, with Aleksander Barkov dishing three assists, Keith Yandle dishing two, and Mike Hoffman finding two more goals. The top guys on Florida have been good to great all season long and should continue to do so.
Sergei Bobrovsky – 18 saves on 26 shots in 46 minutes before getting pulled in the 9-6 loss to the Flames. This game was absolutely bonkers with little to no defense being played. Bob was hung out to dry and he couldn’t come up with any big saves. I’m still a big fan going forward and would lean towards buying low if you can.
Cam Atkinson – Hat trick on five shots. So many hat tricks on Tuesday. Atkinson has been great this year as he’s pushing towards the league lead in goals.
Johnny Gaudreau – Two goals and two assists as did Sean Monahan. All of the big guns for Calgary had at least two points, and I don’t really have much to add about any of them. They’re all very good and should be owned everywhere. They also make for a nice GPP stack no matter the matchup with their upside.
Auston Matthews – Two goals and an assist with five shots. Matthews is over a goal per game on the season, which I’ll go out on a limb and say is good.
Jake Gardiner – Goal and an assist. He’s very bottom end at this point. I would lean towards leaving him on the waiver wire, but I’m okay with owning him depending on team needs.
Frans Nielsen – Hat trick on four shots. Nielsen has been piling up assists this season, but had only one goal before this game. He’s a bottom end streamer.
Gustav Nyquist – Two goals on seven shots. He moved onto Dylan Larkin‘s (2A, 3 SOG, 2 PIM) wing for this game and looked great. Nyquist has 23 points in 28 games with a solid shot rate. I think he should be held at this point but it’s close.
Andreas Athanasiou – Two assists with two shots and two PIM. Athanasiou has been great and should be owned everywhere. Never expected this many Red Wings to be held this season but their top guys are taking advantage of their big minutes.
Jonathan Drouin – Goal and two assists with three shots. Drouin has 11 points in his last 10 games with a great shot rate. Even the PIM have been very good. Drouin should set new career highs across the board with ease.
Max Domi – Two goals and an assist with four shots and four PIM. Domi had slowed down quite a bit before this game. I still would try to sell high if I had Domi.
Mikael Granlund – Two assists with a shot. Granlund is over a point per game while being a bit over two shots per game. As long as that shot rate lasts, he’ll be a borderline top 50 guy.
Jakub Vrana – Two goals, both from Brett Connolly. They’re both on the second line right now making them decent streamers.
Nate Schmidt – Two goals and an assist with four shots. He’s started slow this season, but I still consider Schmidt right on the fringe. The low shot rate makes me lean towards leaving him on the waiver wire, but it’s much closer than his stats suggest.
Cody Eakin – Goal and an assist with two shots. As long as he keeps this role, Eakin is a middling streamer.
Oscar Lindberg – Two assists with three shots. Injuries have derailed Lindberg’s last couple seasons. There is a little bit of upside here, but he’s nowhere near worth owning at the moment.
Jordan Staal – He’s centering Aho and Teravainen right now which makes him a strong option by default, let alone in a three game slate.
Alex Chiasson – He’s been playing with McJesus, who will be back for this game. Chiasson is scoring plenty lately, so he’s a strong option on this small slate.
Daniel Sprong – I’ll gamble on him in his Ducks debut against a defensive mess in Chicago.
That’s all for now guys. I should be back on Friday recapping the action for the next two nights. As always, feel free to ask any questions, leave any comments, or give any suggestions below. Thanks for reading, take care!