Last night’s lineup did not cash. Anze Kopitar, Jamie Benn, Mikael Granlund, Jcaob Trouba and Jake Allen had decent games, but no one had a standout performance. Jordan Weal got injured in the first period, and the Hayes line was ineffective for the Rangers.
There are only three games on tonight’s slate. Today’s lineup features Hampus Lindholm, who has points in three straight games, and Elias Lindholm, who has seven points in his past five games.
Hampus and Elias Lindholm worth consideration
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Pittsburgh @ Columbus – 7:00pm EST
Colorado @ Carolina – 7:30pm EST
Florida @ Anaheim – 10:00pm EST
2/17 NHL Lineup
Aleksander Barkov ($6,700) – vs. Anaheim Ducks
Aleksander Barkov has points in four straight games, scoring at least one point in all four of his appearances since returning to the Panthers’ lineup after being sidelined for more than a month. He has goals in three straight games and has recorded a total of six points in his last four contests. Barkov plays on Florida’s first line and first power-play unit. He tallied an assist and earned 14.4 fantasy points against Anaheim on Feb. 3.
Brandon Dubinsky ($5,100) – vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Brandon Dubinsky has picked up his offensive game considerably in recent games. He has points in three straight games and in four out of his past five games, including two goals and seven points. He scored a goal and an assist against the Penguins on Feb. 3, finishing the game with 21.6 fantasy points. Dubinsky plays on Columbus’ second line and second power-play unit.
Also Consider: Alexander Wennberg ($5,700), Nick Bjugstad ($4,600)
Jonathan Huberdeau ($6,200) – vs. Anaheim Ducks
Jonathan Huberdeau, like Barkov, has points in four straight games, though the last four games have been his only of the season. He has seven points in four games, including a goal against the Ducks on Feb. 3 (he earned 21.6 fantasy points in that game). Huberdeau plays on Florida’s first line and first power-play unit. He is averaging 23.1 fantasy points per game this year.
Phil Kessel ($7,400) – vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Phil Kessel scored a goal last night for the fourth game in a row, giving him five points on his current four-game point streak. He scored two goals and an assist and earned 40.5 fantasy points against the Blue Jackets on Feb. 3. He plays on Pittsburgh’s third line and second power-play unit.
Elias Lindholm ($5,100) – vs. Colorado Avalanche
Elias Lindholm plays on Carolina’s first line with Jordan Staal and Sebastian Aho. He has points in four out of his past five games, including seven assists. He and the Hurricanes are coming back from the team’s bye week and should be well-rested for a favorable home tilt against the struggling Colorado Avalanche. Lindholm plays on the Canes’ first power-play unit.
Sebastian Aho ($5,900) – vs. Colorado Avalanche
Sebastian Aho plays on Carolina’s first line with Elias Lindholm and Jordan Staal. He has five goals and six points in his last five games and nine points in his past ten. Aho also plays on the team’s first power-play unit.
Also Consider: Nick Foligno ($6,400), Jussi Jokinen ($4,800), Boone Jenner ($4,700), Jake Guentzel ($4,200), Oliver Bjorkstrand ($3,200), Scott Wilson ($3,200)
Hampus Lindholm ($4,600) – vs. Florida Panthers
Hampus Lindholm has points in three consecutive games, scoring a goal and three assists in that stretch. He scored a goal and earned 18.4 fantasy points against the Panthers on Feb. 3. Lindholm plays on Anaheim’s second power-play unit.
Seth Jones ($5,200) – vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Seth Jones has points in consecutive games, collecting a total of three assists in his last two contests. He tallied an assist and earned 17.6 fantasy points against the Penguins on Feb. 3. Jones plays on Columbus’ second power-play unit.
My Next Pick
Kris Letang ($7,200): Letang has points in three straight games and is coming off a three-point performance. He is back on Pittsburgh’s first power-play unit. Letang recorded two assists and finished the game with 22.9 fantasy points when these teams met on Feb. 3.
Also Consider: Justin Faulk ($5,600), Keith Yandle ($5,000), Michael Matheson ($3,900)
Cam Ward ($8,000) – vs. Colorado Avalanche
Cam Ward and the Carolina Hurricanes will be well-rested as they return from the team’s bye week to take on the Avalanche. Ward has been stellar at home this year, going 15-5-1 with a 2.27 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage (compared to 6-12-5 on the road with a 2.96 GAA and .891). The Hurricanes are heavy favorites against the league-worst Colorado Avalanche, and Ward is extremely budget-friendly at only $8,000.
Also Consider: John Gibson ($9,100)
- C1: Aleksander Barkov ($6,700)
- C2: Brandon Dubinsky ($5,100)
- W1: Jonathan Huberdeau ($6,200)
- W2: Phil Kessel ($7,400)
- W3: Elias Lindholm ($5,100)
- W4: Sebastian Aho ($5,900)
- D1: Hampus Lindholm ($4,600)
- D2: Seth Jones ($5,200)
- G1: Cam Ward ($8,000)
Hampus Lindholm (left/black): Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Elias Lindholm (right/red): Jamie Kellner