2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 20 Weekly Planner

by Michael Proctor
2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 20 Weekly Planner

We are back again for another round of the 2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 20 Weekly Planner!

As we move into a new week, we are headlined by the 2023 Stadium Series game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Washington Capitals. The Metro division leading Canes will be participating in their first-ever outdoor game, hosting the game at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC. The league is expecting a crowd of at least 57,000 for Saturday's game.

The Capitals are currently holding on to the final Wild Card spot, and it looks like it'll be a tight race until the end of the season. Five points separate six different teams in the Wild Card hunt, and the Caps will have to try and do it without their renowned goal scorer. Alex Ovechkin will be away from the team for an indefinite period of time following the death of his father.

What else do we have to look forward to this week? Let's find out! Here is the 2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 20 Weekly Planner.

2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 20 Weekly Planner

February 18, 2022 - February 24, 2022

Top Targets

Adrian Kempe, Center/Left Wing, Los Angeles Kings (81% Rostered)

Week 19 was dominated by Adrian Kempe, who found himself with four straight goals in the game on Saturday night. Kempe then went on to score the first goal of Monday's game, tying a Kings' record of scoring five straight goals.

The 26-year-old Kempe is up to 27 goals and 15 games through 55 games this season. He has been moved to the wing with Anze Kopitar taking care of the center duties, and young star Quinton Byfield is on the opposite wing. The Kings will look to remain in the Pacific division's top three teams, and this line will do a lot of the heavy lifting through the end of the season.

Mathew Barzal, Center/Right Wing, New York Islanders (73% Rostered)

The addition of Bo Horvat has heavily impacted the Islanders team fighting for the playoffs and has also changed the game for a guy like Mathew Barzal. Barzel was able to shift from center to the wing following the trade and has recorded seven points (three goals and four assists) through his past six games. Looks for Barzal's production to continue increasing in his new role!

Rickard Rakell, Left Wing/Right Wing, Pittsburgh Penguins (62% Rostered)

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When playing alongside one of the greatest hockey players of all time, you are always valuable from a fantasy standpoint! Rickard Rakell is up to 19 goals and 17 assists this season, and the point totals should continue to increase as the Pens look to hold on to their Wild Card spot. Rakell has secured his spot on the team's top line, playing with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel.

Robby Fabbri, Left Wing/Right Wing, Detroit Red Wings (7% Rostered)

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Fantasy hockey is all about riding the hot hand, and that is something that you would get from adding Robby Fabbri to your team. Fabbri and the Wings are making a push for the playoffs, and he is almost at a point per game since joining the lineup following ACL surgery. The 27-year-old is bringing a four-game point streak into the new week, registering three goals and five assists during the stretch.

Injury Alerts

Lucas Raymond, Right Wing, Detroit Red Wings

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After colliding with a teammate during practice, the Red Wings were forced to place young star Lucas Raymond on injured reserve. The 20-year-old is dealing with a lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day. The Red Wings are still in the Wild Card hunt and will need Raymond back in the lineup soon as they continue to battle.

Erik Johnson, Defense, Colorado Avalanche

Continuing with the trend of injuries in Colorado, The Avs will be without Erik Johnson for multiple weeks. Johnson has been playing in a top-four role for a depleted Avalanche team, and will now have to replace the 34-year-old's presence. It is being labeled as a lower-body injury with no set timetable for return.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Center, New York Islanders

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The 30-year-old Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been placed on injured reserve following an injury suffered on Saturday. The Islanders will prepare to be without Pageau, who is dealing with an upper-body injury. The 29-point scorer will be missed in the lineup, as the Islanders continue their second-half fight for a playoff Wild Card spot.

Team Worth Watching This Week

Tampa Bay Lightning

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Stop me if you've heard this before... but Tampa Bay is good. After reaching the Stanley Cup Final three straight years, analysts predicted that this was finally the year where the Lightning would take a large step back. We are now in mid-February, and Tampa Bay owns the fifth-best record in the NHL.

Entering Week 20, the Lightning are one point behind the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Atlantic Division with one game in hand. Given the Bruins' performance this season, we are likely going to get a first-round playoff matchup between these two teams. Both teams remain competitive as a home-ice advantage will certainly place a factor in that series!

Week 20 features some favorable matchups for the Bolts, and they will kick it off with a matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas is unbeaten since the All-Star break, but injuries may start to play a factor for the team. The Lightning will then return to Tampa and meet the Ducks and the Sabres. Although the Sabres are still battling for a playoff spot, they have not played great defensively and the Lightning should be able to take advantage.

Week 20 Most Games

Buffalo Sabres (4) - @SJS, TOR, @TBL, @FLA

Calgary Flames (4) – NYR, PHI, @ARI, @VGK

Los Angeles Kings (4) – ARI, @MIN, @NJD, @NYI

Minnesota Wild (4) – NAS, LAK, @CBJ, @TOR

Nashville Predators (4) – FLA, @MIN, VAN, @SJS

New Jersey Devils (4) - @PIT, WPG, MTL, LAK

New York Islanders (4) - @BOS, @PIT, WPG, LAK

Philadelphia Flyers (4) - @VAN, @CGY, @EDM, MTL

St. Louis Blues (4) – COL, @OTT, @CAR, VAN

Toronto Maple Leafs (4) – MTL, @CHI, @BUF, MIN

Winnipeg Jets (4) - @NJD, @NYR, @NYI, COL

Week 20 Fewest Games

Dallas Stars (2) – CBJ, CHI

Week 20 Back-To-Back Tracker

Anaheim Ducks - 02/20 @FLA & 02/21 @TBL

Arizona Coyotes - 02/18 @LAK & 02/19 CBJ

Buffalo Sabres - 02/23 @TBL & 02/24 @FLA

Calgary Flames - 02/22 @ARI & 02/23 VGK

Carolina Hurricanes - 02/24 OTT & 02/25 ANA

Chicago Blackhawks - 02/21 VGK & 02/22 @DAL

Colorado Avalanche - 02/24 @WPG & 02/25 CGY

Columbus Blue Jackets - 02/18 @DAL & 02/19 @ARI

Dallas Stars - 02/17 @MIN & 02/18 CBJ

Los Angeles Kings - 02/17 @ANA & 02/18 ARI

Minnesota Wild - 02/23 @CBJ & 02/24 @TOR

Montreal Canadiens - 02/24 @PHI & 02/25 OTT

Nashville Predators - 02/18 FLA & 02/19 @MIN

New Jersey Devils - 02/18 @PIT & 02/19 WPG

NY Islanders - 02/17 PIT & 02/18 @BOS

NY Rangers - 02/17 @EDM & 02/18 @CGY

Ottawa Senators - 02/19 STL & 02/20 @BOS + 02/24 @CAR & 02/25 @MTL

Philadelphia Flyers - 02/20 @CGY & 02/21 @EDM + 02/24 MTL & 02/25 @NJD

Pittsburgh Penguins - 02/17 @NYI & 02/18 NJD

St. Louis Blues - 02/18 COL & 02/19 @OTT

Toronto Maple Leafs - 02/18 MTL & 02/19 @CHI

Winnipeg Jets - 02/19 @NJD & 02/20 @NYR

What player was missed in the 2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Week 20 Weekly Planner? Be sure to tell me in the comments!

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