Fantasy hockey weekend watch – Win your matchup with these short-term adds


Victoria Matiash, Fantasy HockeyFeb 9, 2024, 01:00 PM ET Fantasy Contributor since 2010Part-time anchor at NEWSTALK1010

Approaching the final third stretch of the season, we’re back to the league’s own brand of regularly scheduled programming where the large majority of teams play during the meat of the weekend while only a precious few gear up on either daily side. Specifically, following a three-gamer on Friday, Saturday’s lively slate features 13 tete-a-tetes, before Sunday’s pair of matinees. (Super Bowl and all that.) While you’ll want to pluck out some favorable streamers for both lighter dockets, figuring out who to play or sit on the busy day is equally important. For instance, I don’t love Islanders skaters against a solid Jacob Markstrom and a won’t-yet-say-die Flames club that’s won three-straight.

Other noteworthy matchups feature St. Louis visiting Buffalo and Montreal after enjoying a week and half off. So fatigue shouldn’t be an issue for a productive-of-late Brayden Schenn or any other member of the Blues. Bouncing off Tristan Jarry’s sixth shutout of the season against the Jets Tuesday, the Penguins visit Minnesota Friday before landing in Winnipeg on Saturday. Plus, all eyes on L.A. when the Kings play their first game under new bench boss Jim Hiller against an Oilers team determined to get back to the streaky business of winning, and playing their second in as many nights. That one should be a doozy, especially if Cam Talbot earns the start against his old Edmonton club.

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Samuel Ersson, G, Philadelphia Flyers: That’s now two-straight victories post-All Star break, in which Ersson allowed only a single goal against the Panthers and Jets, respectively. We’ll see if the club’s current No. 1 can make it three in a row against the Kraken on Saturday. The Flyers are as healthy as…

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