The only team that played last night that is also playing tonight is Pittsburgh. Going into Ottawa without Craig Anderson isn’t a bad matchup for the Penguins either. They are not heavily-favored though; that distinction belongs to the Islanders (at home to Toronto) and the Canadiens (at home to Edmonton). With Dustin Tokarski starting for Montreal, it’s not a bad idea to go with the starting goalie from either one of those teams.
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There are a lot of good values on the wing tonight. Aside from a couple of expensive options like Zach Parise or Max Pacioretty, there really isn’t much need to spend far above $5000 on a winger. There are also a lot of good goaltending values, which means spending a bit more than normal for a big slate on defencemen isn’t a bad idea.
|Plekanec (MTL) – $5500||Perron (PIT) – $4900||Subban (MTL) – $5800||Halak (NYI) – $7800|
|Lee (NYI) – $4600||Gallagher (MTL) – $5200||Leddy (NYI) – $3400||Tokarski (MTL) – $7000|
|Galchenyuk (MTL) – $5000||Toffoli (LAK) – $4600||Stralman (TBL) – $3000||Greiss (PIT) – $7000|
|Carter (LAK) – $5100||Forsberg (NSH) – $5300||Muzzin (LAK) – $4700||Dubnyk (MIN) – $8600|
|Smith (NSH) – $4400||Maroon (ANA) – $3100||Letang (PIT) – $6200|
|Brassard (NYR) – $4700||Parise (MIN) – $7500|
|MacKinnon (COL) – $5700||St. Louis (NYR) – $4300|
|Tavares (NYI) – $8000||Pacioretty (MTL) – $8400|
- Montreal has such a good matchup that their “second” line should be able to run wild on the non-first line of Edmonton.
- I’m not a big fan of the Los Angeles matchup tonight, but I think Jeff Carter’s line manages to play away from the Giordano/Brodie pairing.
- Spending a bit on either Subban or Letang (in that order) isn’t a bad idea with all the values across the board tonight.
|Plekanec (MTL) – $5500||Gallagher (MTL) – $5200||Subban (MTL) – $5800||Varlamov (COL) – $8300|
|Galchenyuk (MTL) – $5000||Bailey (NYI) – $3800||Leddy (NYI) – $3400||Ward (CAR) – $6800|
|Lee (NYI) – $4600||Kunitz (PIT) – $5300||Martin (PIT) – $2700|
|Nielsen (NYI) – $4700||Perron (PIT) – $4900||Dumba (MIN) – $2600|
|Tavares (NYI) – $8000||Vanek (MIN) – $4600||Barrie (COL) – $4600|
|Crosby (PIT) – $9000||Landeskog (COL) – $5200|
|Granlund (MIN) – $3800||O’Reilly (COL) – $5000|
|MacKinnon (COL) – $5700|
- Obviously, Montreal and the Islanders are a couple of chalk plays tonight as the most heavily favored teams.
- The cost of the Pittsburgh wingers is almost too cheap to pass up. There isn’t a need to necessarily stack Crosby, as a Perron/Martin duo can work well as a mini-stack. Another mini-stack I like is Vanek-Granlund-Dumba. It gets exposure to both power play lines, and they are all fairly cheap.
- Hopefully Colorado can take advantage of Cam Talbot, the backup goalie for the Rangers who hasn’t played too well since taking over for Henrik Lundqvist.
Patrik Berglund (STL-C, $2900) – He’s part of a very good line with Stastny, and Jaskin that has played very well of late.
Brett Connolly (TBL-W, $2900) – Forming a good third line with Killorn and Drouin, while playing the power play with the Johnson line.
Paul Martin (PIT-D, $2700) – Playing with Kris Letang and is the first off the bench when the power play rotates units (which means he overlaps with Crosby/Malkin).