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It is a typically quiet Monday night with only five games of NHL action. The Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning are the biggest favorites this evening, and there are no teams playing on consecutive nights.
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Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning, $8,600 – Bishop has been nothing short of brilliant in goal this season for the Lightning, posting a 1.96 goals against average and a .930 save percentage. The 6’7” Denver native may not be the biggest favorite tonight, but he is the goalie I trust the most. Bishop should also see plenty of shots this contests, and that just means more points for our cash game lineup.
Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers, $3,800 - There are a lot of great options at center tonight, but it is hard to ignore Draisaitl at this price. With six points in his last two games and 26 points in 20 games this season, the 20-year-old German is a must play in cash games.
Loui Eriksson, Boston Bruins, $5,200 - I expect the Bruins to have Patrice Bergeron play against the Edmonton Oilers' top line tonight, so that should leave Boston’s second line in a great spot to produce all evening. Eriksson has been a beast on home ice (9 G, 16 PTS in 14 GP) and he has multi-point upside in this plus matchup.
Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning, $6,400 - Kucherov has very quietly been heating up with three goals in his last three games and five goals in his last five contests. The Bolts’ new top line (Ondrej Palat, Steven Stamkos and Kucherov) is explosive and they have big-game upside against the defensively-challenged Columbus Blue Jackets and sieve Curtis McElhinney.
Torey Krug, Boston Bruins, $6,300 - Even through this nice stretch, the Edmonton Oilers are still struggling in their own end. Edmonton has allowed the fourth-most goals against (3.00) in the NHL this season. On the flip side, the Boston Bruins have scored the second-most goals per game in the league, thanks in large part to their number one ranked power play. Krug quarterbacks the Bruins’ lethal power play, and I love his upside in this game.