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My FanDuel NHL Plays will be broken down by player positions, and will include picks for cash games (50/50s/double-ups/head-to-head) and GPPs (guaranteed prize pool tournaments).
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We have an exciting night of NHL action ahead of us with ten games on the schedule. The Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins are the biggest favorites on the board, and the Minnesota Wild are the only team playing on the tail end of a back-to-back set.
Make sure to check the RotoGrinders NHL Starting Goalies Page to confirm that the goalies listed below are starting prior to game time.
Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins, $8,500 – Rask is by far the best cash game option in goal tonight. Not only is he the safest for the win, he is also very reasonably priced. Not to mention, he has played exceptionally well since the beginning of December and he is a big reason why the Bruins continue to climb in the Eastern Conference standings. The Vancouver Canucks have one of the NHL’s weaker offenses (ranked 26th in goals per game) and they are missing Henrik Sedin. This will also be Vancouver’s fifth road game in eight nights and eventually all of that travel starts to wear a team out. Look for Rask and the Bruins to cruise to an easy victory this evening.
Other Goalies To Target (Cash Games) – Jonathan Quick
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars, $8,000 - Seguin has had a rough go of late, producing only three points in his last eight games. It is quite rare that we see the former second overall pick struggle, and I expect him to break out with a big game tonight. The Edmonton Oilers are mess defensively, ranking as a bottom-five team in scoring chances against, high-danger scoring chances allowed and goals against per game. The Dallas Stars will dominate this hockey game and Seguin will lead the way.
Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning, $6,900 - Kucherov is riding a six-game point streak, including three multi-point performances. The Bolts’ biggest scoring threat has now racked up 26 points in his last 21 games. The 22-year-old Russian has become one of the game’s best players and he is a tough player to fade at his price. The matchup may not be ideal, but Kucherov is underpriced and matchup proof.
Tyler Toffoli, Los Angeles Kings, $6,100 - The Los Angeles Kings’ top line has been on fire recently, producing seven goals and 21 points in their last five games. At $6,100, Toffoli is the cheapest way to get exposure to this potent line. The Minnesota Wild are not a team I look to pick on, however they have lost five consecutive games and they are not the same team away from home. Toffoli has multi-goal upside in this game.
Loui Eriksson, Boston Bruins, $4,700 - Eriksson has four points in his last four contests and he continues to be one of the best bargains in Daily Fantasy Hockey. Eriksson has been a consistent scorer all season long and he is at his best when playing on home ice (11 G, 23 PTS in 23 GP). The Vancouver Canucks are the second worst team in the league in terms of Corsi. As a result, Vancouver has allowed the most scoring chances and the third-most high-danger scoring chances against. Regardless of whether he is playing alongside Ryan Spooner or David Krejci, Eriksson has multi-point upside in this plus matchup on home ice.
Torey Krug, Boston Bruins, $5,500 - Look for the Boston Bruins to see plenty of time with the man advantage tonight against a tired and undisciplined Vancouver Canucks team. The Canucks have taken the ninth-most minor penalties this season and they have an average penalty kill at best. Krug is a power play specialist and he has big potential in this one.