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Thursday fantasy hockey tips – NHL picks, matchups, and more

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The early start might surprise you, as the Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs both start to get the roster at 2 p.m. ET. Fortunately, if you usually leave your stars in your lineup anyway, you won’t miss anything. It’s doubtful you’d want to stream anyone from the Flyers’ 30th-ranked offense hitting the #2 team in the NHL to block goals. And in terms of the Leafs, nobody cares much as a free agent anyway; Could Yernrock Street In the mid to deep leagues.

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The rest of the eight-game event starts on Thursday at the usual time. But it’s the West Coast roster that seems to be getting the most fantasy interest, as the previous games are packed with plenty of high-quality goals. Seriously, depending on who starts, all seven of last month’s top seven winning guards could start at 7 p.m. ET (Tristan GaryAnd the Pyotr KochetkovAnd the Conor HellbwickAnd the Igor ShesterkinAnd the Charlie LindgrenAnd the Cam Talbot And the Linus Ullmark). (And the eighth goalkeeper for the previous matches is Ilya SorokinSo it’s not like he’s a free pass just because he’s had a bad month.)

It’s not clear that all seven goalkeepers will start, especially with so many consecutive sets going off. Ten of the 16 teams on Thursday will play again in a list of 12 games on Friday. So does the Bruins use Ullmark here against the Winnipeg Jets or save him for the New Jersey Devils? A tough call, to be sure.

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Favorable scoring matches

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10 p.m. at Rogers Arena Watch live on ESPN+

The Kraken has the second-best goals-per-60 five-for-five last month, and the Canucks allowed the second-best goals-per-60 five-for-five last month. This must be a feast for Kraken. top line of Jordan EberleAnd the Matty Benears And the Jared McCann Ranks 5th in the league with an 80% goal share (minimum 100 minutes per MoneyPuck) with 16 numbers against and only four against. McCann is still widely available and is a great start to this list because it also gets a solid runtime. As for the Canucks, they might still be without it Elias Peterson, who missed the better part of the week with illness. if no longer, Brook Bowser He may have some modest appeal because it means more minutes and more playing time for the winger if Peterson isn’t around.

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10:30pm, Crypto.com Square, Watch live on ESPN+

The latest version of Flames featured some new potential fantasy scenes. Elias LindholmAnd the Tyler Tufoli And the Dillon Doby Scored five goals in the past three games together on equal strength, with Dobbie swinging a four-game streak of no fewer than 2.0 fantasy points. while, Nazim Qadri And the Jonathan Huberdeau Join them Milan Lucic In the last game after the big man scored his first goal of the season on Sunday. The result was another goal and an assist from Lucic, the streak included three goals and Lucic personally earning a plus 4. This is some hockey inspired by the former powerhouse attacking star. On the Kings side, the power play is still running as a top-five unit in the past month, so consider some deep league options with big feature roles like Gabriel Villardi or Sean Dorsey.

10:30 p.m., SAP Center in San Jose, Watch live on ESPN+

Both teams are top 10-for-60 last month at five-for-five, but the Sharks will still be without one of their catalysts yet. Thomas HertelComments for a high stick on sunday. Results were some top line minutes for Nick Bonino And some extra time to power up Kevin LaBanquebut I’m not sure it’s worth chasing either of them in this matchup, as the Wild have also been curbing offense lately (5th in goals vs. 60 last month). Sam Steele At the top of the depth chart between Kirill Kaprizov And the Mats ZuccarelloWhile Caline Addison Is a good start to good matches as a power play specialist on the blue line.

Mid-level fantasy strikers

Dylan StromC / W, Washington Capitals (30.0%): Let’s try this again. Such as Alex Ovechkin Looking to score the 801st goal to connect with Gordie Howe (and possibly the 802nd to pass), Strom will be on the ice with him on a five-and-five plus power play.

Jake DebrusekW, Boston Bruins (48.7%): Three straight games without points is a long time for DeBrusk, considering he’s sewn on his hips Patrice Bergeron And the Brad Marchand Up in force and on power play.

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Deep League / Daily Value Attackers

Jordan Eberle, W, Seattle Kraken (14.6%): Simple shooting Eberle has at least three shots on goal in four of his past five games and a point in three of them.

Carson ColemanC/W Winnipeg Jets (0.0%): It’s a terrible game against the Boston Bruins, but first-line minutes and listed 0.0% in the league are a rare combination.

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Mid-class fictional defensemen

Mark GiordanoD, Toronto Maple Leafs (37.0%): Your vet will probably be there for big minutes on this one Rasmus Sandin Marginalized.

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Deep League/Daily Fantasy Defensive Value

Matt BenningD, San Jose Sharks (5.4%): Peek at Benning Extensions and tell me it’s not useful as a streamer. It has never fallen below 1.1 fantasy points in the past month and averages 2.3 fantasy points per game in this range.

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Philip GustafsonG, Minnesota Wild (11.1%): Already confirmed between the tubes, it’s a great no Hertl spot for sharks. Don’t think about it. This is the best stream starting from the net on this list.

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