Nieto managed an assist in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Sharks in Game 4. Nieto has a three-game point streak with two goals and a helper. He also blocked four shots Thursday. Nieto has contributed seven points in nine postseason games, earning some attention as a depth scoring winger with budget DFS appeal.
Nieto scored a goal and added two PIM in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Sharks in Game 3. Nieto has provided solid depth scoring for the Avalanche with four tallies and two assists over eight postseason appearances. He's shooting 28.6 percent on 14 shots in the playoffs, well above his career rate of 8.9 percent. The productive burst can make the third-line winger useful for DFS formats.
Nieto scored his third goal of the playoffs in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Sharks. This was the first of the three to come at even strength, Ron Knabenbauer of NHL.com reports. Nieto isn't much of a scorer for the Avs (4-19-23 this season), but he was able to step up against his original team Sunday. "I think our line was grinding all night. We're in the offensive zone, not really getting a whole lot of looks but working down there and playing in the O-zone," Nieto said. "To get that one, where it is just sitting on the goal line and we're all battling to get there, that was nice."
Nieto registered an assist and two hits in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win against the Flames in Game 4. Nieto has registered two goals and two helpers in his last three games. He doesn't contribute a whole lot in other categories, with only three hits and seven shots in the series, but while the points are piling up, Nieto could be worth a look for DFS players.
Nieto scored a shorthanded goal and added a helper, two shots and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 6-2 win over the Flames in Game 3. Nieto has three points in the series so far, a somewhat unexpected burst of depth scoring from the California native. With the Avalanche dominating Game 3, there was plenty of offense to go around, but he may be worth a DFS look Wednesday while he's running hot.
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