Fantasy Hockey NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 5

Fantasy Hockey NHL Finals

Game 5

It’s the back against the wall routine now for the San Jose Sharks. No room for error as the Pittsburgh Penguins could finish the fantasy hockey NHL 2015/16 season as soon as tonight. With a win, the Penguins could finally put there hands on the Stanley Cup at home, in front of their fan, a feat that they’ve never accomplished in their 49 year existence and three Stanley Cup conquest. In fact, of the 11 major sports championships won by Pittsburgh professional teams since the Pirates claimed the 1960 World Series at Forbes Field — six Super Bowls, three Stanley Cups, two other World Series — not one was won on home turf or home ice. Also, Penguins’ Matt Murray could become the fifth goalie to lead his team to a Stanley Cup in his rookie year — Ken Dryden(1970-71), Patrick Roy(1985-86), Cam Ward(2005-06) and Antti Niemi(2009-10) are the first four. The Sharks have waited 25 years to reach their first NHL finals. With 36 years-old’s and former captains of the team Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau not getting any younger, this could be their last chance at the cup.  Game 5 happens starts Thursday night at 8PM ET. Here are FanPicks (click to play) top NHL picks.

Player Pos Team Last Game FP Last Two Games FP Avg  Last Four Game FP Avg Last Ten Game FP Avg
Evgeni Malkin C PIT 23 10.7 10.6 10.9
Eric Fehr W PIT 18.5 7.2 4.9 4.3
Melker Karlsson W SJ 18.5 6.2 4 4.5
Phil Kessel W PIT 18 15.2 12.1 15.1
Ian Cole D PIT 15.5 6.2 3.7 3
Carl Hagelin W PIT 9 7.5 6.9 7.4
Kris Letang D PIT 9 8 8.1 8
Brenden Dillon D SJ 7.5 3 2.1 1.4
Joe Pavelski C SJ 7.5 3.5 7 13.3
Chris Tierney C SJ 6 4.5 4.2 5
Olli Maatta D PIT 6 5.5 4.8 4.5
Patrick Marleau C SJ 6 4 9.1 7.3
Joel Ward W SJ 3 10.2 11.3 9.7
Logan Couture C SJ 3 4 11.2 11.8
Joonas Donskoi W SJ 3 9.7 10.7 7.4
Tomas Hertl C SJ 3 9.7 9.1 10
MarcEdouard Vlasic D SJ 1.5 3.5 3.9 6
Sidney Crosby C PIT 1.5 4.5 6.9 11
Matt Cullen C PIT 1.5 3 2.4 2.8
Brian Dumoulin D PIT 1.5 2 1.2 3.5

Fantasy Hockey NHL Game 5 Notables

  • Melker Karlsson will skate on the San Jose Sharks top line with Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton, with Tomas Hertl (lower body injury) still expected to be out.
  • Penguins winger Phil Kessel has at least one point in 15 of 22 playoff games. He leads Pittsburgh with 10 goals and 21 points.
  • Before being held without a point in Game 4, Sharks winger Joel Ward had at least one point in four of his previous five games. He has one goal and one assist in the Final.

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