The Carolina Hurricanes are looking to get back into the win column vs the LA Kings. Here are three players that can do the very same for your fantasy team.
The Carolina Hurricanes saw their win streak ended last Saturday as they wore their brand new white uniforms at home for the first time ever. Now they turn their attention to the pacific coast as they begin their three game road trip the three teams in the Golden State. First up are the LA Kings who are looking to get back to 0.500.
Between the 4 goals for average Hurricanes taking on the 5.2 goals against average Kings, you should be chomping at the bits to start as many Canes as you can. That said the Kings are also averaging 4 goals per game, so maybe not start whoever is in net. Or do, the defense has been more than stellar this season.
For now these three players will be your go to players for tonight’s match-up that is more than likely to light up both ends of the scoreboard.
Nino Niederreiter is getting frustrated lately. He just can’t seem to buy himself a goal. Even being on the top line with Sebastian Aho and the point collecting Teuvo Teravainen can’t seem to help him get much more than a couple of points across the first six games of the season. So why is someone so cold he practically has frostbite on my list today? Glad you asked.
5.2 goals per game. That is the average the LA Kings are letting in against opponents so far. Neither Jonathan Quick nor Jack Campbell seem suited enough to stop a beach ball. Neither have finished a game with a sv% higher than 0.897. Quick hasn’t gotten higher than 0.806. Yikes. That will have Niederreiter hungry to end this goal dry spell. Count on him to to do exactly that tonight.
What is up with Finnish players absolutely killing it Raleigh? Saku Maenalanen is an RFA holdout playing in the KHL this season even after a decent four goal, four assist season in Carolina in 34 games. In his stead Carolina has deployed another Finnish player who is excelling this season. In only six game Erik Haula has collected five goals. He had only two in 15 games with Vegas last year.
Do not expect him to slow down tonight. The Kings are struggling to stop much of anything lately and I cannot expect them to slow down Erik “bo-time” Haula tonight. With Ryan Dzingel and Martin Necas both supporting to create the most lethal third line in all of hockey expect Haula to take advantage of the Kings and rack up more goals right when his team needs it the most.
Brock Mcginn has seen time on both the first and second line and has only collected two points. That is about to change. There seems to be a theme here today. and yes that theme is the LA Kings are notorious for giving up goals especially to high powered offenses like Carolina. That means that there will be many players who will reap the benefits and pad their stats.
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Brock McGinn will be one of those players. With Andrei Svechnikov on the other wing and captain Jordan Staal centering both of them to perfection tonight will be the night he goes off. He was a disappointment against the Capitals who I figured he and Warren Foegele might have been getting under their skin all night for their antics in the playoffs, but that wont be the case tonight.
Tonight I expect McGinn to roar back to life and get himself a multi-point season. I’m not saying that he will score a goal or two but he will have himself an excellent game that will see him getting back on Rod Brindamour’s good side. Honestly it will be him mostly feeding Staal and Svechnikov to perfection and letting them get on the board, but it will happen. I can feel it in my bones.
As with all things Fantasy, these choices are only suggestions. Every choice you make is a risk that may or may not pay off. That said these Carolina Hurricanes players . These three are some of the better names for tonight’s game, but it shouldn’t mean you should sit Teuvo Teravainen or Sebastian Aho.
Question for CC Readers: Which Carolina Hurricanes are you starting tonight?