The Washington Capitals take on the Montreal Canadiens and the NHL regular season is winding down. If you’re in the homestretch of your fantasy hockey season. You gotta include the following two forwards in your fantasy lineup in what is expected to be a high scoring game with the over/under at 6.5 per Caesars.
"Making the trip to Montreal without T.J. Oshie and Trevor van Riemsdyk, the veteran Caps grapple with the unfamiliar feeling of being a non-playoff team. The goaltending that has let both clubs down this season is a reason to keep the offense handy here: In five-on-five goals against per 60 in the past month, the Capitals rank 28th and the Canadiens 29th. The Habs have also allowed 14 power-play goals in the past month — only Arizona and St. Louis have allowed more. Washington put up nine goals in one game when these teams met in December. The Caps current power play configuration is old school: Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson and John Carlson. Backstrom and Wilson are the available names to consider for a stream. On the Habs side, if Rafael Harvey-Pinard misses another game it would likely be another chance for recent Harvard signee Sean Farrell to roll in the top six (and on the top power-play unit)."
Nicklas Backstrom: His six goals have matched last season and it’s good to see him back out there. Hhe also has 12 assists and all of this coming in 13 fewer games. Though he did have more assists last year.
Dylan Strome: On Sunday against the New York Rangers, he scored his 19th goal of the season. With the goal he has established a new single season career high in points with 58.
Those are your two players to start tonight in your fantasy lineup. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.