Goalies are slim pickings this late into the season and identifying strong streamer options is crucial because one bad start could leave you chasing a weekly matchup. If you’re a manager who lost Ilya Sorokin down the stretch, it’s possible you are in search of a few targets to consider as spot starters.
Jake Allen – Montreal Canadiens – 28% Rostered
If you’re looking for a goaltender who is a regular starter, your best available option is likely Jake Allen of the Montreal Canadiens. Allen has started the past three games for the Habs and registered the shootout victory in his last outing against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
With the amount of rubber Allen faces, even if he doesn’t get the win, his ratios have been solid, posting sub-.902 save percentages in only two of his last eight starts. It’s a decent week to stream him because the Canadiens will take on the Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils in their first two games this week, and both are favorable matchups before they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs this weekend.
Dan Vladar – Calgary Flames – 7% Rostered
It’s been a while since Vladar played in his last game, but he remains one of the better backup goaltender options in the league. Calgary has lost their last three games but will be looking to get back in the win column this week. They have some juicy matchups against some of the worst teams in the Pacific Division, including the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, and Seattle Kraken.
Vladar is 9-5-1 on the season with a 2.84 goals-against average and .904 save percentage. His last game came back on March 19, 2022, in a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. The Flames have a back-to-back in the middle of the week against the Sharks and Ducks, so Vladar should get at least one of those games, which is why he makes the list as a streamer this week.
Antti Raanta – Carolina Hurricanes – 23% Rostered
Antti Raanta falls into a similar category as Vladar because he remains one of the strongest backup goaltender options as a member of the Hurricanes. In the month of March, Raanta went 4-1-3 with one shutout and only two of those games came against non-playoff teams.
The quality of competition he faced last month was top tier and his numbers were solid throughout. The Hurricanes have four games this week, including two consecutive games against the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders, one of which Raanta should start in. The team is not scared to roll out two netminders, so it’s possible Raanta could even see two starts this week.
Roster percentages courtesy of Yahoo