Not a whole lot of options tomorrow, folks. There are only four teams that are playing – Boston @ NY Rangers and LA @ San Jose – so I am going to only recommend starting players today.
Dustin Brown, RW, LA – start
Brown has been the best King when it comes to playing the Sharks. In five games against them, he has four goals and an assist to go along with two PPG and 17 SOG. With the absence of Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams, the Kings must have players like Brown to step it up so he should be seeing a ton of minutes on Monday. If your league also counts Hits as a category, he has 19 of them in those five games. Make sure to get him out there.
Patrick Marleau, C/LW, SJ – start
This should be a no-brainer, but then again on a day like this you are going to want to start anyone possible. Marleau has liked playing the Kings so far this year, more than doubling the point production of any other Shark. He has been the best in teal when playing the Kings with three goals, three assists, 3 PPP, and 15 SOG. He has been going off lately with a point in all but three of his last 17 games, collecting 15g-10a-25pts, +9, 7 PPP, 4 GWG, and an average of almost four SOG per game. In fact, in his last two games alone he has 4g-1a-5pts, +4, a PPP, and 17 SOG. Definitely get him out there.
Nathan Horton, RW, BOS – start
Continuing the trend, Horton has been the best Bruin when it comes to playing the Rangers. However, these games have been mostly goalie battles, with the last game ending in a 1-0 victory for the Rangers. In three games Horton has a goal and two assists to go along with a +1, four PIM, and a PPP. Three points in three games is the best you can get from any Ranger or Bruin in these matchups, so make sure to get him out there.
Brandon Dubinsky, C, NYR – start
And finally, the best Bruin against the Rangers is Dubinsky, and unfortunately two points is what takes the cake in these close, low-scoring matchups. He has a goal and an assist, both of them on the power-play to go along with 2 PIM and 10 SOG. As has been the case with everyone, make sure to get him out there on Monday.
Tim Thomas and Henrik Lundqvist, G, BOS and NYR – start
It appears that it is going to be a matchup of Vezina Trophy finalists, so as previously mentioned it is most likely going to be a very low-scoring game. Thomas has actually only started one game against the Rangers while Tuukka Rask has gotten the other two; however, the only win the Bruins have against the Rangers this year has come when Timmy was in the net. In that game he allowed two goals on 36 shots, making some brilliant saves. Lundqvist, on the other hand, has started all three games, posting a 2-1-0 record with a 1.68 GAA and a .940 SV%. Even the loser of this game should post some solid numbers, so either way it should be a win for fantasy owners.
Devin Setoguchi, RW, SJ – start
Although he could be considered a disappointment in fantasy standards after he posted some great numbers in the 2008-09 season only to fall drastically the last two years, Setoguchi has been tearing it up lately. He has points in six of his last seven games, collecting 2g-8a-10pts, +3, 5 PPP, 2 GWG, and an average of 4 SOG per game. He is also second in team scoring against the Kings, posting two goals and an assist on 16 SOG in five games. He is also still available in two-thirds of Yahoo fantasy leagues, so go grab him.
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