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
Connor McDavid (EDM), Cam Atkinson (CBJ), Mike Hoffman (STL), Mike Matheson (PIT)
Top Stacks Of The Night
CBJ 1: Jack Roslovic, Cam Atkinson, Patrik Laine
Possible Add-On: Seth Jones
I wouldn’t say that this trio has been tremendous together since they own a 47.41 CF%, but this line has a ton of good things going for them. First off, Atkinson and Laine are two tremendous offensive weapons. I don’t care how poor this line’s Corsi numbers are, they are always going to find a way to light the lamp. They have 3 even-strength goals in 77 minutes in action. Also, Roslovic and company have seen 82 percent of their faceoffs in the offensive zone. Tortorella is putting this line in tremendous situations to score which is a huge plus going up against the Predators. In February, Nashville has allowed an average of 3.44 goals per game and is sporting a 73.1 PK%.
EDM 1: Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jesse Puljujarvi
Possible Add-On: Darnell Nurse
Edmonton played Calgary last night and there’s not much to say about that game. It was a low-scoring affair that only had 34 high-danger scoring chances. Calgary was the home team and did a splendid job slowing down Edmonton’s top line. However, despite Markstrom likely being in net for Calgary, I expect Edmonton’s top line to do some damage. This time around, Edmonton will be the home team and I’m sure Tippett will do everything in his power to put McDavid and company in great situations to light the lamp. It’s also very difficult to slow McDavid down in two consecutive games so I like the idea of playing him on a slate where he may not be the most popular stack of the night.
TB 1: Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat
Possible Add-On: Victor Hedman
The Lightning had a last-minute schedule change and are now going up against Carolina on the road. The good news for Tampa is that they haven’t played since Feb. 15 so I’m expecting Stamkos to be feeling better and the rest of the club to have fresh legs. When Stamkos is skating with Point and Palat, they have combined for 8 even-strength goals and are sporting a 6.03 xGF. I also like that Carolina played last night which gives Tampa Bay an edge. Alex Nedeljkovic should get the nod for Carolina who boasts an .886 SV% in 3 outings.
STL 2: Mike Hoffman, Brayden Scheen, Zach Sanford
Possible Add-On: Justin Faulk
These guys haven’t had much time on the same line but you have to like that Hoffman and Schenn are playing together. Schenn is a balanced offensive player that recorded 25 goals and 33 assists in 71 contests a year ago while Hoffman has one of the most dangerous shots in the league. They should see favorable matchups playing on home ice against the Sharks who have allowed an average of 3.14 goals per game and own a 65.4 PK% in their last seven contests.
- Jordan Binnington, STL
- Andrei Vasilevskiy, TB (Unconfirmed)
- Joonas Korpisalo, CBJ
- John Gibson, ANA (Unconfirmed)
C – Oskar Sundqvist, STL
W – Kasperi Kapanen, PIT
W – Martin Necas, CAR
D – Mike Matheson, PIT
D – Scott Mayfield, NYI
D – Justin Holl, TOR
D – Vladislav Gavrikov, CBJ