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Namestnikov sleeper target in Senators' top six; more daily fantasy advice

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

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MON. OCT. 14

CENTER

Brayden Schenn, STL (at NYI) -- The St. Louis Blues forward scored a goal and an assist against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, extending his point streak to four games. Schenn has scored a goal in each of the four games and has a favorable matchup Monday against the New York Islanders, who are allowing 3.0 goals against per game this season.

 

WING

Vladislav Namestnikov, OTT (vs MIN) -- He had three points (two goals, one assist) and three shots on goal in their win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Namestnikov has points in each of his first two games (two goals, two assists) since being acquired from the New York Rangers and has been skating in their top-six at even strength and on their second power play.

Sammy Blais, STL (at NYI) -- He has points in four of their five games this season (three goals, two assists) skating with forwards Ryan O'Reilly and David Perron at even strength. Blais is also skating on the first power play unit and should be considered one of the top value wing options for Monday rosters.

 

DEFENSEMAN

Cale Makar, COL (at WSH) -- He had two assists and three shots on goal in their game against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. Makar extended his point streak to four games (five assists) and is one of the top defense options for DFS lineups for a limited Monday slate.

Oscar Klefbom, EDM (at CHI) -- He extended his point streak to four games in their win against the New York Rangers on Saturday. Klefbom has one goal, six assists and nine shots on goal in that span with exposure to the Edmonton Oilers elite forwards and on the point of their first power play, which is ranked second in the NHL (41.2 percent).

 

GOALIE

Tuukka Rask, BOS (vs ANA) -- He stopped 31 shots faced in 3-0 shutout win against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. Rask is 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and .957 save percentage in three games (all starts) and is one of the best goalie options against the Anaheim Ducks, who are in the bottom-third in the league in goals per game (2.20).

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