DraftStreet Fantasy Hockey Picks – February 12

fantasy-NHL-freerollsDuring the course of the 2013 NHL hockey season each Tuesday and Friday or Saturday, we’ll provide tips and fantasy advice to help you set the best possible lineup. With a little help, you can build up your bank roll rather nicely.

For Tuesday, Feb . 12, there are 10 games in the NHL. The N.Y. Rangers-Boston (7:30pm ET, NBCSN) game is nationally televised in the United States, while the Minnesota-Vancouver (10:00pm ET, TSN) game is televised nationally in Canada.

Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils 7:00pm ET

Hurricanes C Jeff Skinner picked up a goal and plus-1 rating on five shots on goal (SOG) in Monday’s win at N.Y. Islanders, extending his point streak to five games. He has two goals, five assists and a plus-2 rating with 23 SOG during the impressive span. Carolina is 1-6 in the past seven meetings with New Jersey, and the Hurricanes are 0-6 in their past six trips to Newark. That bodes well for G Martin Brodeur, who will be back in between the pipes are giving way to G Johan Hedberg in Sunday’s game. D Andy Greene was blanked last time out against the Penguins, but he has two goals with six assists with a plus-4 rating over the past six games.

New York Rangers at Boston Bruins 7:30pm ET (NBCSN)

While Rangers D Marc Staal has not scored a goal in six games dating back to Jan. 26, he has posted four helpers over the past four games. Bruins C David Krejci has picked up at least one point in seven of the past eight games, going for three goals with nine points during the impressive span. LW Brad Marchand has posted a team-best six goals, including a marker last time out in Buffalo Sunday night.


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Buffalo Sabres at Ottawa Senators 7:30pm ET (CBC)

Sabres C Tyler Ennis has been on fire lately, going for three goals and five points over his past four games. He also has five goals with nine points over the past nine games. C Jochen Hecht has been a huge disappointment in his return, posting no goals with three assists and a minus-1 rating through the first 13 games. Senators C Kyle Turris has failed to score a goal in eight games dating back to Jan. 25, but he still has three assists over the past four outings.

Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm ET

Canadiens C Alex Galchenyuk has cooled off after a hot start. He is scoreless with a plus-1 rating, no penalty minutes and just six SOG over the past four games. Avoid. RW Brendan Gallagher has lit the lamp in four of the past eight games with an assist and plus-4 rating. He also has 15 PIM over the past three outings. Lightning C Steven Stamkos is a stud, and we all understand that. However, he has no goals, one assist and a minus-3 rating over the past three games. He is well overpriced with that type production.

Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers 7:30pm ET

Capitals RW Troy Brouwer picked up a pair of goals, including the game-winner and a power-play marker, in the last meeting with Florida Saturday. He has four points over his past four games. While the Caps whitewashed the Panthers last time out, D Mike Green was scoreless with a plus-2 rating and two PIM. He has no goals in the past three games, and seven of the past eight. Panthers C Jonathan Huberdeau burst onto the scene with a goal, two assists and a plus-2 rating in the opener, but he has just two goals with an assist in 10 games since.

Philadelphia Flyers at Winnipeg Jets 8:00pm ET

Flyers RW Matt Read has managed five goals and nine points in 13 games, leading his team in both categories. C Brayden Schenn has managed two goals and six points with a plus-1 rating over his past six games. Jets LW Alexei Ponikarovsky picked up a game-winning goal in Saturday’s game at Ottawa, but it just his second goal (and point) in 11 games this season. Avoid.

San Jose Sharks at Nashville Predators 8:00pm ET

Sharks C Joe Pavelski picked up a power play goal in Monday’s whitewash loss at Columbus, giving him two goals in the past three games, and six markers in the past eight outings. LW Ryane Clowe has gone three straight games without a visit to the penalty box. He was scoreless with seven shots on goal and no PIM in the first meeting with the Predators Feb. 2. Predators C Colin Wilson has shot into a tie for the team lead in points with seven thanks. He has two goals and four assists with a plus-4 rating over the past five outings. That includes an assist and plus-1 rating in the last meeting with the Sharks.

Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks 8:30pm ET

Ducks C Nick Bonino has points in each of the past two games, and four goals with two assists and an even rating over his past five outings. Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane has points in each of the past six games, and he carries a five-game goal-scoring streak into play. He has seven goals with 10 points during the six-game points run. D Nick Leddy has tailed off significantly, going scoreless over the past six games. However, he has kept his head above water with a plus-1 rating in each of his past four games.

Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers 9:30pm ET

Stars RW Michael Ryder has cooled off, posting no goals with one assist and a plus-1 rating over his past four games. He has just one goal over his past seven outings dating back to Jan. 26. Oilers RW Jordan Eberle has failed to scored a goal in seven outings dating back to Jan. 28, and he has just one assist and a minus-2 rating over the past five outings. D Justin Schultz has lit the lamp in two of the past three games, both on the man advantage, with a minus-1 rating and seven shots on goal.

Minnesota Wild at Vancouver Canucks 10:00pm ET (TSN)

Canucks LW Mason Raymond carries a three-game point streak into play, posting a goal, three assists and a plus-3 rating during the solid stretch. Wild D Tom Gilbert was on a roll for a while, but he has cooled off again. He has one goal and no assists with a minus-3 rating over his past five games. RW Cal Clutterbuck has a goal and plus-1 rating over his past two games, but his real value to fantasy owners is his hitting ability.

Daniel Dobish

Daniel Dobish

Daniel has contributed columns on anything from all of the four majors sports, as well as Golf and NASCAR. Daniel is a back-to-back winner of the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year award (2011-12), he won the Racing Writer of the Year (2011), and was nominated for Hockey Writer of the Year honors (2011). He is a veteran of the industry, starting out in 1999 and working eight years with CBSSports.com. Daniel has contributed to various Fantasy magazines, including the annual hockey yearbook with The Sports Forecaster in Canada. Daniel lives in the Raleigh, N.C. area with his wife and two sons, both of which appear to be poised to follow right along in Daniel's footsteps to become avid sports fans as well. He is also a die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and all teams from Cleveland.
About Daniel Dobish

Daniel has contributed columns on anything from all of the four majors sports, as well as Golf and NASCAR. Daniel is a back-to-back winner of the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year award (2011-12), he won the Racing Writer of the Year (2011), and was nominated for Hockey Writer of the Year honors (2011). He is a veteran of the industry, starting out in 1999 and working eight years with CBSSports.com. Daniel has contributed to various Fantasy magazines, including the annual hockey yearbook with The Sports Forecaster in Canada. Daniel lives in the Raleigh, N.C. area with his wife and two sons, both of which appear to be poised to follow right along in Daniel's footsteps to become avid sports fans as well. He is also a die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and all teams from Cleveland.

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