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Players to watch in key statistical categories for DFS contests; podcast analysis

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com identifies daily fantasy hockey players to watch in key statistical categories for DFS contests throughout the 2022-23 season. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

 

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Player to watch for power-play point: Jake Sanderson, D, OTT (at MTL) -- The Ottawa Senators defenseman had a power-play assist and two shots on goal in their win against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, giving him power-play points in three straight games and a total of four assists in the span. Sanderson, who plays on the second power-play unit with high-scoring forward Claude Giroux, has the second-most assists (18) among NHL rookie defensemen behind Calen Addison of the Minnesota Wild (21) and is tied for second in his entire class in power-play points (11) behind Addison (17). The Canadiens have the fourth-worst penalty-kill percentage (73.5) in the NHL entering Monday.

Player to watch for shots on goal: Boone Jenner, F, CBJ (vs. WSH) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets center has points in four of his past five games (three goals, one assist) with 19 shots on goal in the span. Jenner has been productive when healthy this season in points (26 in 39 games), power-play points (seven; playing mostly on first unit) and shots on goal (120 in 39 games; 3.1 per game). The Washington Capitals are 3-6-0 since Jan. 11 with 31 goals allowed (3.44 per game; tied for ninth most in NHL entering Monday) in the span.

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