Nick Rodriguez has you covered for tonight’s NHL DFS slate – with his top stacks and goalies for your GPP lineups and cash game core four.
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Cash Game Core Four
Nick Suzuki (MON), Blake Wheeler (WPG), Drake Batherson (OTT), Josh Morrissey (WPG)
Top Stacks Of The Night
WPG 1: Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler
Possible Add-On: Josh Morrissey
This trio will likely see favorable matchups playing on home ice against the Senators. In 4 contests this year, the Senators have allowed an average of 3.50 goals per game and own an awful 43.88 CF%. They have struggled mightily keeping the puck out of their own zone which provides Winnipeg’s top line that is full with offensive firepower the perfect opportunity to have a big night. These clubs have already faced each other twice and this trio has combined for 10 points.
MTL 2: Josh Anderson, Nick Suzuki, Jonathan Drouin
Possible Add-On: Jeff Petry
In 47 minutes of ice time, this trio owns an impressive 57.65 CF% and has logged 3 even strength goals. Suzuki has looked stellar this year and has logged at least 1 point in each game this season. He’s centering the speedy, crafty Drouin and the powerful Anderson which provides this line with nice versatility. They will be going up against Vancouver who has struggled defensively to start the year. The club owns the highest xGA and has allowed 42 high danger scoring chances in 6 contests.
VAN 1: Brock Boeser, J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson
Possible Add-On: Nate Schmidt
I’m going to be honest with you guys, this line just hasn’t been very good together as they’ve put together a 0.59 xGF and 42.11 CF%. We’ve seen what this line can do in the past and I’m hoping tonight’s the night they flip that switch. They are going up against the Canadiens at home so they should draw favorable matchups, especially since 80% of their faceoffs have been in the offensive zone. The other, and probably main reason why I’m attracted to this trio is because they all play on the top power play unit. Montreal has been shorthanded 43 times in 8 games and is boasting a 65.1 PK%.
BOS 1: Jake DeBrusk, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron
Possible Add-On: Charlie McAvoy
Truth be told, the Flyers haven’t looked very impressive despite their 3-1-1 start. They do have one of the best goaltenders in the league which has helped them out but their numbers aren’t too pretty. They rank 24th in PK%, 30th in CF%, and have allowed the 9th most goals per game. This club allows a ton of high danger scoring chances and facing a line with great offensive weapons may not end up well for them this evening. Bergeron and company excel in controlling the puck as they are sporting an impressive 74.47 CF%. We all know they have the type of upside to win you a GPP which is why it’s important to get some type of exposure to them if you’re entering multiple lineups.
- Jordan Binnington, STL (Unconfirmed)
- Jaroslav Halak, BOS
- Connor Hellebuyck, WPG (Unconfirmed)
C – Derek Stepan, OTT
C – Adam Lowry, WPG
W – Drake Batherson, OTT
W – Nick Ritchie, BOS
W – Adrian Kempe, LA
W – Andrew Copp, WPG
D – Derek Forbort, WPG