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GOALIE EDGE 2/5/2014

Posted by michael on Wed, 2014-02-05 15:19


Only 3 games tonight on the NHL schedule.  The Penguins will be at Buffalo tonight and Marc-Andre Fleury has been (confirmed) in goal for Pittsburgh.  The 29 year old had a great January going 7-2.  He is 1-1 so far in February losing to lowly Phoenix.  Fleury has won 30 games this year, and his metrics are good with a 2.25 GAA and a .918 SP.  His opponent in goal will be Ryan Miller.  Miller has only 14 wins on the season, and he has lost 5 of his last 7 games. Miller will represent the US in the Olympics starting later this week.  He has had a tough year because Buffalo is such a bad team.  His .925 save percentage indicates that despite his win/loss record he has been playing well.  Still we have to go with Pittsburgh in this game.   Chicago will be at Anaheim tonight, and one would have thought that this would be a big time matchup, but the Blackhawks were only 5-8 in January.  The Ducks have not been much better going 4-5 in their last 9 games. Corey Crawford has been (confirmed) for Chicago.  He has gone 2-4 in his last 6 games allowing 19 goals. His .914 SP is just average.  Jonas Hiller has been (confirmed) for Anaheim.  He has been even worse than Crawford going 1-4 in his last 5 games.  Like Crawford his .915 SP is nothing great.  This one is a bit of a pickem, but go with Anaheim at home.  In the last game the Dallas Stars will play at San Jose.  Kari Lehtonen is (likely) for the Stars.  He has 21 wins on the season, but has only gone 4-5 in his last 9 games.  He has only allowed 20 goals in those 9 games, so he has been playing well.  Backup Alex Stalock has been (confirmed) for San Jose.  Stalock has played very well this year with a 7-4 record and a nice GAA of only 1.73 and a .937 SP, but he has lost 3 games in a row.  But we still like the Sharks.

 

FANTASY MUST STARTS:

Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh at Buffalo

 

SLEEPERS:

Kari LehtonenDallas at San Jose

 

DAILY GOALIE PICKS:

Steve: (72-43)  Alex Stalock

Ray: (65-49)  Alex Stalock

Mike: (54-42)  Marc-Andre Fleury