Daily Fantasy Hockey DFS Value Update – January 9, 2013

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Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning

The Capitals have been off since Saturday but are riding the lightning of a four-game losing streak into Tampa Bay tonight. As a team, the Caps only have two wins in their last nine games and now find themselves on the outside of the eight playoff teams looking in. Without going into details, this has been a long time coming. Not surprisingly, in Washington’s four straight losses, they have one power play goal for and four against. This team lives and dies by the power play.

Tampa Bay comes home tonight for one game, ending a four-game Western road trip that saw them go 3-1 with their only loss coming in Edmonton (!!!). Even with the five goals against Edmonton, the Lightning only allowed nine goals against in those four games. Going back even further, this team is now 8-2-1 in their last 11 games.

This is only the second meeting this year between these two former division rivals, the first 6-5 shootout win for Washington at home. That game featured four power play goals and it was in the post-Steven Stamkos era. With Ben Bishop on the injured reserve for Tampa Bay, the duties fall on Anders Lindback. I expect a lot of goals in this game, and may even dabble with Alex Ovechkin, whose price has only dropped about 9-percent of late despite scoring just one goal and accumulating two points in his last six games.

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