Lining Up: Off-Day Schedules for This Week Featuring Lee, Nelson, Lundell, and Others

Peter Ryell

2022-04-12

Welcome back to another playoff edition of Lining Up. This week will bring its own set of challenges for managers as the schedule will see a significant number of games condensed to Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. Half of the league plays on these busy nights while only six teams have multiple games on off nights. The strategy for this week will be to maximize your roster spots by spreading out your talent as best as possible throughout the week and not leaving any man games on the bench if you can avoid it. Here are some notable players who have recently been thriving due to their line situation and who will be playing on the lighter nights of the week: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Let's dive in.

Anders LeeBrock Nelson

After slow starts to the season for these two players, and really the entire Islanders team, Lee and Nelson have turned their fortunes around. Both players have been lining up together for nearly a quarter of their overall time for the season along with Anthony Beauvillier, but only in the last few quarters has led to success. When examining the difference between the first two and last two quarters for each player there is a significant increase in production:

Lee:

QuarterGPGAPTSSOGPPPPPTOITOI
1124043102:1716:41
21873103532:3617:12
QuarterGPGAPTSSOGPPPPPTOITOI
323125174852:2116:14
41228102242:2016:00

Nelson:

QuarterGPGAPTSSOGPPPPPTOITOI
11592114031:5916:42
2114482022:2318:18
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