The seventh week of the 2023-24 NHL season is beginning and there are good goalies options to add. Whether you need options for your fantasy hockey team this week or a longer term, we’ll cover the best netminders to add. When looking for goalie streams in fantasy hockey, it’s best to look at back-to-backs and if there are injuries to starters. That is what we have for you here today. This is a look at the three best options in net to stream in Week 7 of the fantasy hockey season.
Fantasy Hockey Week 7 Goalie Streams
Ivan Prosvetov, Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche have given a heavy workload to Alexandar Georgiev to start the season. As the team has gotten off to a strong start, it has given them a little wiggle room to play the backup, Ivan Prosvetov, more. Surprisingly, he has better numbers this season than Georgiev. The former Arizona Coyotes netminder has started two games and appeared in four. He has one win and a .899 SV%, but the matchup he will have is a good one.
The Avalanche have four games this week, and three of them are against below .500 teams. There’s the Nashville Predators, Vancouver Canucks, Minnesota Wild, and Calgary Flames. Prosvetov will either start just the game against the Wild or Flames or on top of that, be given a start early against the Predators. The Avalanche won’t throw him to the wolves against the very strong Canucks. This should see Prosvetov likely get at least one win this week for your fantasy hockey team.
Akira Schmid, New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils, like many others, have a back-to-back this week. While a lot of other teams don’t have favorable matchups or both goalies are likely rostered in most leagues, this presents an opportunity to jump on Akira Schmid. He may not only be good for you for at least one start this week but as an option moving forward. Vitek Vanecek hasn’t impressed much in net.
Schmid has also struggled, but the Devils got Jack Hughes back, which means they are more likely to win more games. He has just one win in five games, but his numbers are inflated by one bad start. He has a .885 save percentage, but will either get to match up against the Columbus Blue Jackets or the Buffalo Sabres, both clubs who are under .500.
Casey DeSmith, Vancouver Canucks
Casey DeSmith is no stranger to this list as the Canucks continue to roll along. DeSmith has performed well when called upon this season and has been getting some more starts to give Thatcher Demko a break. DeSmith is 4-1-1 with a .912 SV% and four quality starts.
This week for the Canucks is a favorable one. While Demko will most definitely get the start against the Avalanche, the Canucks play the San Jose Sharks twice and the Seattle Kraken in the other game. Since they have four, I wouldn’t be surprised if DeSmith starts two. Maybe both would come against the Sharks as well.
Make sure to take advantage of these goalies for this week. The longer you wait, the more of a chance someone you may want is picked up before you get to them. While a couple of these goaltenders should get at least one start this week, be sure to keep an eye on any other options throughout the week that may become solid options as well.