Welcome back to another edition of Lining Up. This week will examine a few continuing hot streaks as well as new or returning faces to respective teams. With fantasy playoffs around the corner, it is worth examining the schedule closely and start thinking about who you want on your roster down the stretch.
Let's dive in.
Josh Anderson – Nick Suzuki – Cole Caufield
Two weeks ago, Caufield was examined as having a renaissance under new coach Martin St. Louis. Since that time, his linemates have also been performing well. The trio have been very solid with six GF and only 3 against since the coaching change and are driving the play with a CF% of 51. Caufield was highlighted recently but it is worth mentioning that since that time he has not slowed down at all with 12 points in his last eight games and still only 51% rostered in Yahoo leagues.
Anderson has been a bit more hot and cold than his linemates, last week he scored a hat trick before going pointless in the next two. Prior to that, he had a three-point night with two goals, one assist and also followed that up with donuts in his next two. The upside of Anderson though is even when he is not on the scoreboard, he can really contribute the peripherals. On the season he has over two shots and two hits per game as well as averaging one penalty minute a game as well.
Suzuki on the other hand is also on tear with the coaching change, having put up 12 points in his last seven games. Prior to that, Suzuki had 28 points in his first 48 games which was far below what owners were expecting and unfortunately right in line with much of the production coming out of MTL. It is safe to say that the whole line at this point has been revitalized under St. Louis. This week MTL will play VAN, SEA and PHI. All potentially high scoring affairs where each of the players could capitalize.
CGY made a savvy move a few weeks ago by acquiring a solid depth scorer in Toffoli. On the season he has been producing well with 14 goals and 34 points for a pace of 61 points overall. In addition. Toffoli has been contributing some decent peripherals with over two and a half shots and over one hit per game. Since joining CGY however, Toffoli has found himself receiving some interesting deployment. He has been predominantly playing on the third line with Milan Lucic and Sean Monahan which is certainly not what many fantasy managers might have been hoping for. On