Each day I will be providing my recommended player picks for your FanDuel daily fantasy hockey lineups.
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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Tuesday never seems to let us down, as we have another action packed night of games ahead of us. With 11 games on tap and 22 teams hitting the ice, it should be an amazing and fun night of NHL hockey. Hopefully my picks can help you win some money in your cash games or even help you take down one of the big tournaments out there.
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Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens, $10,100 - Price is coming off back-to-back shutouts over the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, and he has been absolutely brilliant between the pipes in the month of January (1.53 GAA, .951 SV%). The Sabres’ struggles continue, as they have now lost 14 games in a row. Buffalo is by far the worst team in hockey when it comes to generating offense, as they remain dead last in both shots per game (22.9) and goals per game (1.76) on the season. Price will not come cheap tonight, but he is a lock for the win and your best shot at a shutout.
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars, $7,700 – Seguin had a three-point night in the Stars’ win over the Jets Saturday night and also fired nine shots on goal. Seguin has eight points in his last four games and sits third in the NHL in both goals and points this season. Despite their winning ways of late, Colorado still struggles in their own end and gave up a league-high 34.6 shots per game in the month of January. Seguin has been one of the best cash game players all season long and I think that continues tonight versus the Avalanche.
Ryan Johansen, Columbus Blue Jackets, $6,500 – Johansen has been on a bit of a heater in his last four games, as he has racked up four goals, six points and 33 shots on goal. Only the Buffalo Sabres have allowed more goals per game this season than the Coyotes (3.32), a number that has increased in the month of January (3.75). Arizona allows too many shots per game (31.8), has a poor penalty kill (26thranked penalty kill), and can’t seem to find a goalie who can stop the puck. Johansen makes a great play in all formats tonight.
Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens, $8,800 - Pacioretty was a goal scoring machine for the Canadians in the month of January, racking up nine goals, 12 points and 51 shots on goal in 11 games played. Montreal’s offense runs through Pacioretty and he could not have a better matchup tonight. The Sabres continue to be completely dreadful, allowing the most shots per game (35.0) and goals per game (3.56) this season. Simply put, Buffalo is one of the worst non-expansion teams I have ever seen play. Look for a multi-point performance from Mad Max tonight.
Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators, $6,600 – This Calder trophy frontrunner has four goals and six points in his last five games and is the Predators’ top offensive threat on a nightly basis. The Maple Leafs have lost nine straight games and have allowed the league’s sixth-most goals against in the past month. The last time these two teams met, Nashville pounded Toronto 9-2 at the ACC. I am not suggesting Nashville scores another nine goals, but it should be another productive night for Forsberg.
T.J. Oshie, St. Louis Blues, $6,400 – Oshie is coming off a huge three-point night and now has a five-game scoring streak alive. The Blues’ top line of Alexander Steen, David Backes and T.J. Oshie has been on fire and is one of the top lines to target in any format each night they play. Oshie has points in 13 of his last 15 games and I expect him to remain hot tonight.
John Klingberg, Dallas Stars, $4,900 - Klingberg has exploded offensively in the last two games, registering two goals and six points. Klingberg may not be a household name but he is now the Stars’ powerplay quarterback and he has big-game upside. The Avalanche continue to count on their goaltending to come up big game after game, and at some point the Avalanche are going to get blown out. It could be tonight in Dallas.
Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens, $3,700 – We are aware that the Sabres are a really bad hockey club and are dead last in most defensive categories this season. However, in the month of January they actually got even worse. Buffalo not only lost every game they played, but they also gave up an average of 4.25 goals per game. If this is not the team to pick on right now, I don’t know who is. Markov is a powerplay specialist and the Sabres take the third-most penalties in the NHL and have the second-worst penalty kill.