Wednesday Fantasy Hockey Previews
FanPicks.com has an NHL rundown to get you ready for live fantasy hockey contests.
Maple Leafs vs Red Wings
The Toronto Maple Leafs went through some early-season struggles away from home but have righted the ship, going nearly two months without a regulation loss on the road. The Red Wings are coming off their third consecutive overtime loss. It was a 4-3 setback in Boston on Tuesday in which they allowed a 3-2 lead to disappear in the third period. The Original Six rivals had their first meeting of the season in the Centennial Classic at Toronto’s Exhibition Stadium on January 1st. Rookie Auston Matthews scored his second of the game at 3:40 of overtime to give the Maple Leafs a 5-4 victory after they squandered a three-goal advantage over the final 6:06 of the third session.
Flyers vs Rangers
The New York Rangers would be sitting in a tie for first place in the Atlantic Division, but the margin of error is much smaller in the highly competitive Metropolitan. They are coming off their first home victory of 2017 The Red, White and Blue could extend their winning streak to four games against Philadelphia Flyers.
Canucks vs Avalanche
The Vancouver Canucks are one point out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, thanks to an impressive record at home. However, they are tied with Arizona for the fewest road wins (five) in the NHL. The Canucks have won both matchups against Colorado this season, including a 3-2 shootout win at Denver on November 26.
Oilers vs Ducks
The Edmonton Oilers are making a spirited run for first place in the Pacific Division and get a chance to make up ground with back-to-back matchups against the two teams ahead of them. Riding a six-game point streak (5-0-1), the surging Oilers are taking on the Anaheim Ducks. Ducks goalie John Gibson is 4-0-1 with a 1.19 goals-against average against Edmonton.