Fantasy Hockey News Dallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues

Fantasy Hockey News – 02/16/16

The Dallas Stars (37-15-5) are playing against the St. Louis Blues (32-17-9) tonight. FanPick has all your  Fantasy Hockey News  for this game, available on our DFS contests. Here is the projected lineup:

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The Stars will play their last of a two games in two days stretch, and they will be putting in Kari Lehtonen in nets for this one. Antti Niemi will be resting after playing in last night game against the Nashville Predators. Lehtonen is coming into this one having won his last three start. He’s 13-6-2 this season with a goal-against of 2.10 and a save-percentage of .920 against the St. Louis Blues. The Finnish goalie picked up the shutout in the last meeting between the two, back in December. Dallas counts on him to even up the season series to two game apiece. Cody Eakin, who sustained an undisclosed injury on Saturday, in Washington, looked alright last night. He scored the Stars first goal in the game against the Predators. The Texan team can go for a fifth straight victory. Both Jamie Benn and Patrick Sharp collected 1 goal and 2 assists versus them Blues, this season.

The Blues will likely put Brian Elliot in front of the net for tonight’s game. If they do, it will be his 15th consecutive start. He’s been replacing Jake Allen, who injured his knee since January 8. Elliott is 9-3-3 with a 1.78 goal-against and a .945 save-percentage in those 15 games. St. Louis are being rewarded with the excellent production of their rookie, Robby Fabbri, this week. He’s on a career-high four-game point streak. The first round-pick for the Blues in 2014 has 2 goals and 5 assists in that stretch. Also, both Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko stand close to a point-per-game versus the Stars; Stastny has 34 points in 35 games and Tarasenko has 11 points in 12 games. Left wing Scotty Upshall is most likely to be playing in his 600 NHL game tonight. The Blues have been undefeated in two games at home against the Stars, this season.

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Stars vs Kings

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The Dallas Stars (29-12-5) will face off against the Los Angeles Kings (28-13-3) for an exciting Western Conference clash on Tuesday night. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy hockey competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy sports site.

Projected Lineup

Starting Lineup

The Stars are in a 3 game losing streak. To make matters worse, defenseman Jordie Benn was placed on injured reserve Monday because of a lower-body injury. Esa Lindell was recalled from the Texas Stars of the AHL to replace him. It is said that Benn should only be out for a short period of time. Tonight will be Dallas 3rd straight game on the road.  The Stars are 12-7-5 on the road and 3-5-2 in their past 10 games overall.

 

Los Angeles are on the verge of their first back-to-back victories since its 5 game win streak that ended on January 4th. Last week was a big week for forward Anze Kopitar. He scored 2 goals and 5 assists in the three games the Kings played. The Slovenian was named with the NHL 3rd star of the week.One player that needed a big change to turn is season around is Vincent Lecavalier. He has scored a goal in each of the past two games and scored 2 goals and an assist in five games since he and defenseman Luke Schenn were acquired by the Kings in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers.

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