Recap: Yesterday was a weird day in the DFS world of hockey. Not many “studs” scored for their respective teams. I was all over the Dallas Stars last night and unfortunately I had Antti Niemi in far to many lineups. Jamie Benn was my best player on the night and had three shots on net, three assists, one SHA and 2 BS. He put up a solid 9.5 DK pts which is good in my eyes considering he didn’t score a goal. Patrick Sharp finally found the net as he scored one goal and totaled four shots on net, good for 5 DK points. The lineup I posted in yesterday’s article scored 39.4 points on DK which was decent but nothing spectacular. Let’s get back at it today!
We have a short slate today with only three contests scheduled. These small slates are tricky to place in so I suggest you go small today but that’s totally up to you.
The Ottawa Senators first line is my top stack of the day and comes in at a great price. Kyle Turris ($6,100) Mark Stone ($5,700) and Shane Prince ($2,500). Leftwinglock.com has Prince listed as the left winger on this line as of this morning. He is taking the spot of Mike Hoffman who is listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury. If he does end up playing it would be a huge boost to this line but I still think they get it done at home vs the Calgary Flames. Mark Stone has a PDO of 106.38, an average PDO is 100. This stat is basically how puck luck is going for the player and Turris is coming in at 106.09. This line with Hoffman in the lineup is tied for first in the league with 8 goals. If you are looking to pair a D-man with this line you have to go with Erik Karlsson ($6,800) he has 8 assists on the year and is one if not the best offensive defenseman in the league and should be finding the goal sheet very soon. Jonas Hiller is listed as the expected starter tonight for the Flames and he brings a 2-3-0 record with a 3.52 GAA and an ugly .872 save percentage into this contest. Vegas has an implied goal total at 5.5 which is the highest of the three contests tonight. Look for the Sens to roll tonight and this line to do some damage.
The Washington Capitals are at home tonight vs the Pittsburgh Penguins. Alexander Ovechkin vs Sidney Crosby. I will be going with the Caps first line tonight which consists of Alexander Ovechkin ($9,300) Evgeny Kuznetsov ($5,400) and T.J. Oshie ($5,900). I would have this line in the top stack section but it’s hard to tell which Fluery will show up in net for the Pens. Marc-Andre Fluery is having himself a solid start to the season with a 2.02 GAA and a .932 save percentage. This line has clicked lately with the newly acquired Oshie continuing to gel with his counterparts. Washington’s top line is tied for third in league with 6 combined goals. If you wanted to add a D-man to this stack I recommend taking a look at John Carlson. He plays on the top D line as well as the top PP line with Oshie and Ovie. Carlson has 2 goals and 8 assists for 10 points in 7 games played. He is also averaging a healthy 23.6 minutes of playing time per night. The Pens D is shaky at times and I can easily see this line putting up some points tonight especially if they can get into Fleury’s head early.
That’s all for today as I don’t really like anyone in the Nashville Predators vs San Jose Sharks game as both goalies are stellar. Vegas has an implied total of 5 goals in this game just like the Caps and Pens game but I see a 1-0 or 2-1 type of game in the tank tonight. Good luck and feel free to leave comments below or hit me up on twitter @afish84.
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