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Week 22: Fantasy team power rankings for 2018-19

Karlsson, Smith surging for Golden Knights; Blues back among top 10 with second line of Perron, Sundqvist, Schwartz

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com has updated the fantasy hockey team power rankings based on the latest top 200, with added emphasis put on top 100 players. Other factors taken into account include rank of goalie(s) and power play, lineup and injury trends and overall upside and team security for standard leagues.

Fantasy owners should use these rankings as a basis for team evaluation, add/drop decisions and trade proposals. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

 

MORE FANTASY COVERAGETop 200 | 100 'F'50 'D' | 25 'G'Line ranks | Tracker | Daily lineups

 

TRENDING UP

Vegas Golden Knights: Forwards William Karlsson and Reilly Smith each have three straight multipoint games skating on the top line with Jonathan Marchessault. The Golden Knights are 10-1-0 in 11 games since acquiring right wing Mark Stone on Feb. 25. Stone has seven points (four goals, three assists) in his past seven games skating mostly on the second line with center Paul Stastny and left wing Max Pacioretty (day to day; undisclosed). With Pacioretty out against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, wing Alex Tuch is worth rostering with the likelihood of second line placement.

Goalie Malcolm Subban got his first NHL shutout against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday for his third straight victory in place of No. 1 option Marc-Andre Fleury, who is out with a lower-body injury. Subban joined NHL.com's top 200 rankings and is a must-own goalie until Fleury returns. The Golden Knights have four games next week, including winnable matchups against the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche.

St. Louis Blues: Wing David Perron has at least a point in 17 straight games. He has 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) and 42 shots on goal over the span and is a must-own skater for the remainder of the season. He's skating on the second line with forwards Oskar Sundqvist and Jaden Schwartz, who are worth streaming in deeper leagues. The top line of forwards Ryan O'Reilly, Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn has combined for one point in the past two games but remains valuable for fantasy championship matchups.

Goalie Jordan Binnington has won three straight games and is a top 10 option at the position for the remainder of the season. Defenseman Vince Dunn has four points (two goals, two assists) in the past four games and is worth rostering in standard leagues. The Blues play three games next week, including favorable matchups against the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils.

 

FANTASY TEAM POWER RANKINGS FOR 2018-19

1. Tampa Bay Lightning (SAME)
2. Boston Bruins (+1)
3. Vegas Golden Knights (+1)
4. San Jose Sharks (-2)
5. Washington Capitals (SAME)
6. Pittsburgh Penguins (+1)
7. Calgary Flames (+1)
8. Toronto Maple Leafs (-2)
9. Nashville Predators (SAME)
10. St. Louis Blues (+3)
11. Winnipeg Jets (-1)
12. Carolina Hurricanes (SAME)
13. Philadelphia Flyers (+1)
14. Florida Panthers (+3)
15. Chicago Blackhawks (SAME)
16. Columbus Blue Jackets (-3)
17. Dallas Stars (-1)
18. Montreal Canadiens (+2)
19. New York Islanders (-1)
20. Vancouver Canucks (+3)
21. Minnesota Wild (-2)
22. Colorado Avalanche (+2)
23. Edmonton Oilers (-2)
24. Arizona Coyotes (-2)
25. Anaheim Ducks (SAME)
26. Buffalo Sabres (SAME)
27. Los Angeles Kings (SAME)
28. New York Rangers (SAME)
29. Detroit Red Wings (+1)
30. Ottawa Senators (+1)
31. New Jersey Devils (-2)

 

Read: Week 21 Fantasy Team Power Rankings

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