Washington Capitals and Ottawa Senators have four games with three of them coming on the slow days of the week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.) Arizona is another team with a four-game week this week. I would look at these teams for players to provide you with the best volume plays and streamers this week. I would avoid adding players from Nashville and Tampa Bay this week as they each only have two games with them both coming on the days with the most teams in play on the week.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, Ottawa Senators (25%) – Ottawa is one of the three teams with four games his week which will help increase the value of the hot J.G. Pageau. Coming into Sunday’s match-up, Pageau has four goals in his last three games and is beginning to get valuable PP time. Pageau is also putting up solid peripheral numbers sitting 10th in forwards in blocks with 17 and getting 22 hits to go with it.
Michal Kempny, D, Washington Capitals (21%) - Since Kempny has made his season debut he is on a 91-point pace to finish an 82-game season, putting up 10 points in nine games played. Now this pace is not going to keep up, but he hasn’t been slowing down with two goals and five assists in his last five games. He isn’t getting any PP time which will diminish his value, but with the Capitals' four game schedule this week and his top line paring with John Carlson he is worth streaming for this week for sure.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim Ducks (60%) – Anaheim has an easy schedule playing Detroit and San Jose at home and then away to St. Louis who is on the back-end of a back-to-back after playing in Columbus the night before. On the back-end of the Blues’ back-to-back games Jake Allen has played in the second game of every match-up they have had so far. This match-up will help Ducks’ players as Allen is sitting on one of the worst save percentages in the league with a .882 Sv%.
Eric Staal, C, (26%) & Mats Zuccarello, RW, (16%), Minnesota Wild – Both of these guys have been hot for Minnesota since Zuccarello’s return to the lineup. For Staal, he’s recorded six goals and seven assists in the past nine games and Zucc has three goals and four assists in his return from injury. Minnesota has started playing better and has a good match-up against the Kings on Tuesday who have given up the most PP goals against at home this season so far.
Anders Nilsson, G, Ottawa Senators (8%) – Use this one with caution as I am hesitant to use a goalie from a team with a defense like the Senators, but they have improved their play with a lot of help from Nilsson. Nilsson has won his last three starts posting a .953 Sa% in those three starts, and not allowing more than two goals in a single game. With the four-game week he could provide you a good streaming option until his play regresses back to his normal averages.