Nick Rodriguez has you covered for tonight’s 8-game NHL DFS slate – with his top stacks and goalies for your GPP lineups.
Today’s NHL GPP Breakdown goes over Saturday’s 8-game NHL Slate that has a roster lock of 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT.
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Top Stacks Of The Night
CAR 1: Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravainen, Nino Niederreiter
Possible Add-On: Dougie Hamilton
The Hurricanes and Red Wings matched up earlier this week and it’s no surprise that Carolina dominated that game. Detroit possessed the worst CF% in the league while Carolina finished in the top 5. Carolina does an excellent job creating scoring opportunities and a huge part of that is due to the Aho-Teravainen-Niederreiter line. In their last 328 minutes of ice time together, they have generated 57 high danger scoring chances and recorded 12 even strength goals. They do an excellent job keeping the puck in the offensive zone and you have to love that Rod Brind’Amour gives these guys a lot of offensive zone faceoffs.
EDM 1: Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Zack Kassian
Possible Add-On: Ethan Bear
McDavid and Nugent-Hopkins will likely be the most popular players of the evening after the show put on in their last contest. McDavid recorded a hat-trick while Nugent-Hopkins recorded 3 points. We all know the type of damage this line can do and playing on home ice always gives them an edge. Dave Tippett is able to play with matchups and Montreal ranked in the bottom 10 in most power play goals allowed a year ago.
TOR 2: John Tavares, William Nylander, Jimmy Vesey
Possible Add-On: Jake Muzzin
Ottawa did an excellent job of slowing down Matthews and his linemates last night. The Senators did everything in their power to prevent him from scoring and they succeeded. However, does that happen again tonight? Probably not, but I still prefer the Tavares-Nylander-Vesey trio this evening. For starters, they are more affordable. They have also been able to log two 5v5 goals in just two games. This trio has looked pretty good together and should once again draw some favorable matchups in this contest. Toronto will either face an inconsistent Matt Murray on zero days of rest or not a very good keeper in Marcus Hogberg.
CGY 2: Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, Josh Leivo
Possible Add-On: Noah Hanifin
The Monahan line is surprisingly very affordable, considering the type of damage they can do. Gaudreau and Monhan have exceptional chemistry and recorded 34 even strength goals a year ago. Leivo has yet to find his groove in the NHL, but being a top-six forward and playing with 2 dangerous players could allow him to have a breakout season. Calgary will face the Canucks this evening, who ranked in the bottom 10 in GAA and xGA last season. With Calgary playing at home, you can expect for Gaudreau and company to get plenty of favorable matchups and a ton of offensive zone faceoffs.
VGK 3: Cody Glass, Nicolas Roy, Alex Tuch
Possible Add-On: Alex Pietrangelo
This line has the potential to be one of the best 3rd lines in the league. Glass is a guy I’m high on because he controls and moves the puck extremely well. He’s also been able to show us that he has the ability to generate some scoring chances on the rush. Glass lining up with two young, big wingers that possess beautiful wristers sets Vegas’ third line up nicely against a club that struggled protecting Gibson in net a year ago.
- Robin Lehner, VGK (Unconfirmed)
- Juuse Saros, NSH (Unconfirmed)
- Cam Talbot, MIN (Unconfirmed)
- Petr Mrazek, CAR (Unconfirmed)
C – Derek Stepan
C – Robby Fabbri
W – Josh Anderson
W – Drake Batherson
W – Kirill Kaprizov
W – Martin Necas
D – Noah Hanifin
D – Nick Leddy
D – Ethan Bear