Capitals fantasy value picks vs Penguins

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Washington Capitals take on the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at 8 p.m. For more information on how to watch and bet on the game click here. Read on to learn more about which players to start tonight for your fantasy team.

T.J. Oshie: Oshie always seems to have good games against the Penguins. Here’s what Chris Morgan of Yahoo Sports had to say about Osh:

"Oshie has been healthy for a nice stretch, and he has 15 points over his last 14 contests. Once again he’s also been a key cog on the power play, having averaged 3:20 per contest with the extra man this season. The Penguins have given up 33.1 shots on net per game, and Tristan Jarry is banged up again. If Casey DeSmith is in net, he has a 3.11 GAA and .907 save percentage."

Dylan Strome: Strome has had a good season and it earned him an extension at the all star break. It was the right move. Here’s what Evan Berofsky of RotoWire and Yahoo Sports said:

"The Capitals have been slipping, with only three wins from their last nine contests, but one can’t blame Strome for their recent woes. After all, he’s gone off for five goals, 12 assists and 26 shots across his last 13 outings. Strome still participates with the other big names — including the freshly-returned John Carlson — on the lead man-advantage, where he just established a new career-high in PPPs on Thursday with 18."

Alex Ovechkin: Well duh. Since missing one game with a lower body injury this month, Ovechkin has five goals and four assists on 23 shots in his last five games. Ovechkin has 41 goals this season and 821 on his career, putting him at 73 away from Wayne Gretzky for number one all time in goals scored in NHL history.

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Ovechkin reached the 40 goal mark for the 13th time in his 18 year career which passed Gretzky (12) for the most 40 goal seasons in NHL history.