Welcome to week 23 of the Fantasy Planner, getting you ready for next week's fantasy hockey action. (3/22through 3/28). Only three weeks left to go in the regular season, so not much time for those final roster tweaks.
Week 23 Matchups
Teams with 4 games:
Calgary, Columbus, Detroit, Montreal, New Jersey, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Jose, Toronto
Teams with 2 games:
It's a full schedule this week as we head down the stretch. Every team plays either 3 or 4 games. Although they only have 3 to play, look to Atlanta as a team with a fairly easy schedule, with games against Carolina, Toronto, and the struggling Bruins.
Sedins (F - VAN)
The Sedins have come on strong once again for the Canucks. Both players have 14 points in their past 9 games, and are dominating once again.
Alex Kovalev (F - OTT)
Nobody has been more streaky this season (or perhaps in a career) than Mr. Kovalev. After a real nice run in January and February, the month of March has been a complete write off for #27. He hasn't registered a point in 8 games, and he's a -9 over that span.
The Rest of the Senators
No point in just picking on Kovalev when the entire Senators team has gone into the tank. After going on an enormous winning streak a month ago, the Sens can't buy a win these days. In eight games this month, they have just one victory and have scored more than 1 goal only twice.
Here are a few names who may be available in your league and are worth a look:
Nikolai Kulemin (F - TOR)
All of a sudden, Kulemin seems to be running the show in Toronto. He has 8 point in his last 7 games and is on the ice more than any other Maple Leaf forward. He's averaging over 20 minutes a game and is registering plenty of shots. There's not much else to get excited about down the stretch in Toronto, so if you're looking for something to cheer for, consider picking up Kulemin for the final few weeks.
David Krejci (F - BOS)
When Marc Savard went down for the season, most fans expected the Bruins to crumble. Krejci is doing his best to stop that from happening, as he has stepped up his offensive game considerably. He has 7 points in his past 5 games and 9 in his past 8. Most fantasy owners gave up on Krejci early this season, so he's probably still available in your league for the playoff run.
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