NHL Power Plays 1/9/18
The Bye week blues are in full effect starting this week, but tonight we get seven games to fire away at. Starting this week there will be teams that have a mandatory bye. For five days they can’t even skate, let alone practice. Yes, there will be players that skate anyway on their “own” but they can’t play as a team. In the coming days and weeks, it’s going to be a very interesting time. Last season the teams coming off the break had, at one point, a combined 8-14-4 record by March as they were facing teams that had not come off a break in their first game back. To combat that problem, the NHL now has 15 teams taking a bye in the first week then the remaining 16 teams to cover a span of two weeks. Sunday Jan. 7 started the first bye week, with days off ranging from five to seven. I guess we will have to keep an eye on the situation, but in the meantime, we are playing daily fantasy and we only need to look at tonight’s games. Without further ado, here are the power plays for tonight. Let’s get it!