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The National Hockey League has a quiet three-game night booked this evening, before exploding tomorrow night with a 12-game slate. The Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning are your biggest favorites and the Habs are the only team playing on the tail end of a back-to-back set.
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Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning, $8,700 – Bishop is the only goaltender I trust tonight, making him a lock for my cash game lineups. Bishop plays his best hockey on home ice and he has really picked up his game in 2016, posting a 1.77 goals against average and a .931 save percentage. Look for a win and 25-plus saves from Bishop in this one.
Vladislav Namestnikov, Tampa Bay Lightning, $5,100 – Namestnikov has looked very impressive of late with ten points in his last 11 contests. Skating alongside superstar Steven Stamkos at both even strength and on the Bolts’ number one power play unit, the former first round pick should continue to see plenty of scoring opportunities. At $5,100, he is one of the top bargains on the board tonight.
Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames, $8,400 – Gaudreau put on a clinic during the All-Star game and he is one of the NHL’s best young players. The 22-year-old New Jersey native is the Calgary Flames’ offensive leader and he has been a monster on home ice this season (17 G, 34 PTS in 24 GP). Gaudreau has multi-point upside in this plus matchup.
Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning, $6,700 – At $6,700, Kucherov is a must play in your cash games. The talented young Russian has been the Tampa Bay Lightning’s biggest scoring threat this year and one of the most consistent point getters in the league all season long. Look for Kucherov to hit the score sheet with ease this evening.
P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens, $6,100 – Subban has been the only offensive bright spot for the Montreal Canadiens recently. P.K. has points in four of his last five games, including two of the multi-point variety. In his last 12 contests, Subban is producing at a point per game pace with three goals and 12 points. Without a lot to love on the blue line tonight, Subban is the top dog.