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Cash Game Core Four
DraftKings: Connor McDavid (EDM), Kyle Connor (WPG), Kevin Labanc (SJ), Shea Weber (MON)
FanDuel: Connor McDavid (EDM), Kyle Connor (WPG), Anthony Mantha (DET), Noah Hanifin (CGY)
Top Stacks Of The Night
TOR 1: Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Joe Thorton
Possible Add-On: Morgan Reilly
In 16 games playing on zero days of rest, Calgary has allowed an average of 5.38 goals per game while Toronto has averaged 4.27 goals per game when playing on no rest. Toronto is also on home ice, putting Marner and company is a tremendous situation to put some points on the board. Marner and Matthews have combined for 46 points in 33 games at home. Plus, Rittich is expected in net and he’s boasting a -0.85 GSAA pm the season.
EDM 1: Connor McDavid, Jesse Puljujarvi, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Possible Add-On: Tyson Barrie
This top line looked pretty good in its last time out and I’m expecting for them to generate a ton of scoring chances this evening. McDavid recorded two goals and Nugent-Hopkins did as well but it was called back. Nugent-Hopkins has recorded four goals and McDavid has logged 11 points in five contests against Winnipeg this year. Winnipeg has struggled in March defensively. The club has allowed an average of 3.40 goals per game 93 high danger scoring chances in 10 games.
WPG 2: Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Connor, Nikolaj Ehlers
Possible Add-On: Neal Pionk
All three guys are at a great price point and you have to like the situation they are in. Edmonton ranks top 7 in pace of play which should benefit this line as they all skate really well. Edmonton has also been allowing a ton of high danger scoring opportunities but have been lucky with strong goaltending play. I’m hoping Connor and company can crack the Edmonton goaltending goal this evening and take advantage of Edmonton’s poor PK% this month.
MTL 2: Tyler Toffoli, Nick Suzuki, Joel Armia
Possible Add-On: Shea Weber
Vancouver is boasting the highest xGA this month and I’m looking for Montreal to take advantage of that this evening. Yes, this was a low scoring and Vancouver has only allowed 2.10 goals per game this month, but a huge part of that is because of Thatcher Demko. He’s been playing absolutely out of his mind and just stops everything that comes his way. However, Holtby is expected to be in net this evening. He is boasting a save percentage less than .900 and a .273 QS%. Toffoli was disappointing yesterday but I’m expecting for him to bounce back this evening.
DAL 2: Jason Robertson, Denis Gurianov, Roope Hintz
Possible Add-On: John Klingberg
In 68 minutes of 5v5 time, Hintz and company have put together six even strength goals and 18 high danger scoring chances. This should work in their favor, as Detroit has allowed an average of 35.7 shots on goal in its last seven contests. Detroit has also had to kill over three penalties per game during that span, meaning this trio should see some opportunities to light the lamp in the man advantage.
- Carey Price, MTL
- James Reimer, CAR
- Jack Campbell, TOR
C – Jason Dickinson, DAL
C – Nick Foligno, CBJ
W – Kevin Labanc, SJ
W – Oliver Wahlstrom, NYI
W – Jakub Voracek, PHI
W –Josh Bailey, NYI
W – Matt Nieto, SJ
D – Mario Ferraro, SJ
D – David Savard, CBJ
D – Noah Hanifin, CGY
D – Vince Dunn, STL