Daily Fantasy Hockey DFS Value Update – February 4

Alex Ovechkin

New York Islanders at Washington Capitals

News came out for Capitals defenseman Mike Green this morning and it wasn’t good:

That’s a big loss to the offensive potency of this team, even with Alex Ovechkin. It didn’t seem to hurt them Sunday against Detroit when they put up a six-spot, but you never want to lose a player with the impact that Green has for any extended period. The next guy up for Green’s spot on the power play is John Carlson, FYI.

One big reason for Washington’s success of late (3-1-1 in their last five) is a power play that has converted for six goals in those five games (and they are rolling at a 33.3-percent efficiency in their last four games). If you give a team with Alex Ovechkin enough chances to score, they eventually will.

The Islanders have lost five straight games and other than their penalty killing, nothing is rolling for them right now. This team has allowed 21 goals in their last five games, the power play is 0-for-20 in those contests and neither goalie has been able to steal a game for them.

These two teams have played twice this year with Washington taking both games and scoring nine goals along the way. This seems like a good spot for the Caps and if you can somehow squeeze it in by looking for value in other places, it might not be a bad game to roster Ovechkin either.

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