Tonight is more my speed! A three game Main slate! Also an two game After Hours slate. As you read on you’ll see chalk plays like LVK1 and COL1 but you’ll also notice PIT4 or COL4. It’s a very small slate so you eat chalk. There is no surprise if that makes sense.
I’ve never bought in to the idea of, “chalk” but I get it. Again, with tonight being so small and compact, “chalk plays” go out the window. You will need these top ranked lines to keep pace with the field. What will set us apart tonight are the one offs and/or those odd line combos
After some close consideration this is what I’m working with tonight!
Gabriel Landeskog L1 & PP1
Nathan MacKinnon L1 & PP1
Valeri Nichushkin L1 & PP1
Mark Barberio L3
Vladislav Kamenev L3 & PP2
Logan O’Connor L3
Colorado is home tonight riding a three game winning streak. Buffalo comes to the Pepsi center and I wouldn’t touch them with your FD/DK account. Buffalo has played well but they are miserable on the road. Not to mention COL is fantastic at home this season. By the way BUF is 1-7 vs. COL their last 8 games. Colorado wins 4-2 or 5-1.
Connor Sheary L2 & PP2
Evgeni Malkin L2 & PP1
Bryan Rust L2 & PP1
Patrick Marleau L3
Jared McCann L3 & PP2
Patric Hornqvist L3 & PP1
The Penguins are averaging 3.3 goals a game and have split their last 12. They travel to LA tonight to play the Kings. Rust leads the Pens in goals (23) while Malkin leads the team in assists (41). The Kings have lost 8 of their last 11. At a glance one would think this game is going to be lopsided. Once you dig in and read a little you’ll see LA has had some success vs. the Penguins as of late. Winning four of the last five. At this current moment in time these teams are heading in opposite directions. The Kings have had no consistency on defense and the Pens win here 4-2.
LAS VEGAS 2
Jonathan Marchessault L2 & PP1
Paul Stastny L2 & PP1
Reilly Smith L2 & PP2
LAS VEGAS 1
Max Pacioretty L1 & PP1
William Karlsson L1 & PP2
Mark Stone L1 & PP1
Vegas is rolling right now riding a six game winning streak! They are home tonight and welcome Edmonton into T-Mobile arena. The home team is 5-2 in most recent match-ups in this series. Edmonton lost to the Ducks last night but their most recent acquisition Andreas Athanasiou scored! EDM is playing their second game of a back-to-back tonight and expect Mikko Koskinen in goal for the Oilers tonight. Vegas is home favorite and I can see a ton of people flocking to EDM1 tonight. Rightfully so but I’m going in a different direction! Vegas wins tonight 4-2 or 5-3.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins L1 & PP1
Leon Draisaitl L1 & PP1
Alex Chiasson L2 & PP1
Can’t call EDM2 a sneaky play tonight but it’s a fantastic line to pluck a one-off from! All three skaters play on the top power play line and we all know what Leon is about. EDM is 0-6 in their last Wednesday games. That’s such an odd statistic but info I think is important! Again, we don’t care who wins! It’s about goals and points!
As you can see I have provided a sample line for MAIN and AFTER HOURS.
Please play responsibility and know these lines are to be used for entertainment purposes!
Hang here and look for an update line closer to the After Hours lock at 10:30p!
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