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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 a rare two-game slate on this Tuesday evening, as with Thanksgiving on Thursday, the NHL schedule is a little strange this week. The Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks are big favorites tonight, and that is where your focus should be when building your cash game lineup.
Make sure to check the RotoGrinders NHL Starting Goalies Page to confirm that the goalies listed below are starting prior to game time.
Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks, $8,300 – The Dallas Stars are the biggest favorites tonight, but I think that game could be a shootout, so I plan to stay away from the goalies. The Anaheim Ducks have not played like the team we saw last year, but I think it is just a matter of time before they get rolling. The Ducks have been very tough team on home ice over the years and I think they dominate this game in all aspects against the Flames. Look for a strong performance from Andersen and the all-important win.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Anderson is now considered questionable with flu-like symptoms. You can read the full story here.
Other Goalies To Target (Cash Games) – Antti Niemi
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars, $8,800 – Seguin has registered a point in each of his last five games and he has more upside than any other player in action tonight. The Ottawa Senators have been a mess in their own end this season, giving up way too many scoring chances, and they have allowed the most shots against per game (34.3) this season. Seguin and the Stars should light them up tonight.
Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks, $8,600 – Perry is still struggling, but he is too talented to have a poor season, so I expect him to turn things around starting tonight. The Calgary Flames have been the weakest defensive team in hockey this season and I expect the Ducks to score a few goals in this one. Perry has ‘hat trick’ upside in this plus matchup on home ice.
Bobby Ryan, Ottawa Senators, $6,000 - There should be plenty of scoring in this game, and that means Bobby Ryan and the Ottawa Senators’ top line is certainly in play. This trio is playing great hockey these days and Ryan has been the best of the bunch. He is currently riding an eight-game point scoring streak, including three goals and two multi-point performances. Look for Ryan to snipe another goal in this game.
John Klingberg, Dallas Stars, $6,400 - Klingberg has been the best offensive defenseman in the game this year and he is in great spot tonight, facing the Ottawa Senators on home ice. The Senators take the fifth-most penalty minutes per game (12.50) and own the league’s 24th-ranked penalty kill. Klingberg has been a beast with the man advantage this season (10 power-play points) and he has multi-point upside again this evening.