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There are five matches on Wednesday’s fixture list with all matches featuring teams rested. Pittsburgh travels to Ottawa, the Islanders host Boston, Colorado resides in Calgary, Tampa Bay heads north of the border to play Vancouver while Dallas finds its way to San Jose. Below, you’ll find suggested options for crafting an effective lineup.
Linus UllmarkAnd BOS and NYI ($8,800): It’s hard not to go with the best goaltender in the NHL, and that’s what Allmark stands for this season. He has a 23-2-1 record to go with a league-leading 1.92 GAA and a 0.936 save percentage. The goaltender has only lost in regulation once on the road, going 10-1-0 — his only loss coming to Toronto on November 5 — and facing the Islanders, who have scored just 10 goals in their last six games.
Jake OettingerDAL in SJ ($8,300): Oettinger comes off a 27-save shutout over Vegas on Monday, his third whitewash of the season. Oettinger is 20-6-4 with a 2.21 GAA and a 0.926 save percentage, becoming the top five goaltender in the NHL this season. Oettinger faces the Sharks, who are tied for 23rd in NHL scoring, averaging 3.02 goals per game.
Jonathan HuberdeauCGY vs. COL ($5,600): Huberdeau got off to a poor start in his first season with the Flames, with a goal and four assists in his first 10 games, after finishing second in the NHL in scoring last season with 115 points with the Panthers. The Calgary winger has come in recently, scoring three goals and adding 10 assists in his last 14 games. Overall, Huberdeau has eight goals and 31 points in 42 games. His value lies in his paycheck as he is still able to put up big numbers in any given game.
Andrew ManjiappanAnd CGY vs. COL ($5,000): After a 35-goal season in 2021-22, Mangyapane was expecting big things this season, but he only had nine goals and 21 points in 45 games. The good news is that Mangyapane has emerged recently, with two goals and seven points in his last 10 matches, with both goals coming in the last four competitions. Mangiapane has averaged under two minutes in power play time this season, the most in his NHL career.
White JohnstonDAL in SJ ($4,100): The 19-year-old rookie made a huge impact in his first season in the NHL, scoring 11 goals and adding seven assists in 45 games. Johnston has four goals and six points in his last 13 games and sees the second line role with him jimmy ben And Tay DeLandriaas well as the second power-on time.
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Avalanche in flames
The Avalanche are in 10th place in the Western Conference and are trying to catch Calgary, who currently hold the second and final wild card spot. This should be great news for the line of MacKinnon, Rodrigues and Lehkonen, as all three also play their first power play. McKinnon is on a five-point streak in which he scored four goals and 11 points, giving him 13 goals and 47 points in just 31 games. Rodriguez has 10 goals and 23 points in 31 games this season, but he’s recently hit a nine-point streak, scored three times and had nine assists. Lykonen has three goals and four points in his last two games, giving him 12 goals and 30 points in 39 games. Line seems to be a great play Wed.
Stars in sharks
The Stars face the second-worst defensive team in the NHL as the Sharks have allowed 172 goals in 45 games. Robertson is having a great season, with 29 goals and 60 points in 45 games, good for fifth in total points in the NHL. Seguin moved to the top line with injury to Rob Hintz (upper body) Hentz has three goals and five points in four games missed. Pavelski has 14 goals and 44 points in 45 games this season as the 38-year-old never seems to slow down. Pavelski has two goals and three assists in two games against the Sharks this season, while Robertson has one goal and three assists. Seguin was useless, but this would be his first bout on the top line.
Eric CarlsonSJ vs. DAL ($7,800): What a season Carlson is having. The defender scored 10 goals and 35 points in 50 games last season. It’s not bad but by no means was anyone expecting Carlson to return to the form he showed up in Ottawa when he scored 16 goals and 82 points in the 2015-16 season. He has 58 points in 45 games, the seventh-best in the NHL and the highest total for a defenseman, with Josh Morrissey In second place, with nine points. Carlson has a career-high 106 points, which he has achieved only nine times, five times by Bobby Orr and four times by Paul Coffey, the last time in the 1988-89 season. Carlson has at least one point in 17 of his last 19 games.
Devon ToesAnd COL in CGY ($5,600): Toews has three points in the last two games, giving him 23 points in 40 games. Offensive efficiency has declined this season, as he scored 13 goals and 57 points in 66 games during the 2021-22 season, but he remains an offensive threat at any time. He had an assist in his only game against Calgary of the season.
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