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We have a solid six-game slate in the NHL tonight to kick off the weekend. The Minnesota Wild, Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins are your biggest favorites, and we have four teams (Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets) playing on the tail end of a back-to-back set.
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Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild, $8,100 – The Minnesota Wild are the biggest favorites on the board tonight and they should have no problem handling a Winnipeg Jets team playing their second game in as many nights. The Jets have struggled on the road this season (8-14-2) and the Wild have been very good on home ice (14-7-2). Dubnyk has posted terrific numbers in January (2.31 GA, .924 SV%) and I expect him to stay hot in this game.
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks, $8,500 – The Blackhawks have won nine in a row and they are getting consistent scoring from both of their top two lines. Toews is playing his best hockey of the season recently, producing three goals and seven points in his last four games. Despite playing in consecutive games, I like Toews and the Blackhawks’ offense to keep rolling in Toronto tonight.
Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild, $8,800 – Parise should have plenty of scoring opportunities tonight against a very undisciplined Winnipeg Jets squad. Parise has looked very good of late, with five goals and 19 shots on net in his last five games. Despite getting a boost in goal with Connor Hellebuyck, the Jets have still allowed the eighth-most high-danger scoring chances and the sixth-most goals against per game. Parise has hat-trick upside in this plus matchup on home ice.
Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning, $6,400 – Kucherov has been one of the most consistent and safest cash game plays all season long. The 22-year-old Russian has points in 11 of his last 12 contests, including five of the multi-point variety. Look for Kucherov to find the score sheet again tonight.
Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild, $4,500 – Suter is coming off a multi-point performance and he continues to be the best value defenseman on FanDuel. The Winnipeg Jets lead the National Hockey League in minor penalty minutes per game and they have not done a good job killing off those penalties (27th-ranked penalty kill). Look for Suter to break through with the man advantage in this one.