Oh boy! Thirteen games on the schedule tonight! Plus an 8p express slate AND an after hours slate at 9p!
That’s enough to make our heads spin right? Don’t worry! Me and the team here at DFScheatsheets are here to help! I’ve been over this round of games with a fine toothed comb. From top to bottom, backwards and forward. Even left to right! Lets make a deal! It’ll make more sense as you read along!
There are many one off players that stick out but not one line that is grabbing my attention. Upon further review here is a list of line combinations that will put up the points needed to get us in the green!
Ilya Kovalchuk L2 & PP2
Nick Suzuki L2 & PP1
Joel Armia L2 & PP2
The Canadiens are road favorites tonight in New Jersey. They have projected goal total of 3.2. Their second line is currently playing more minutes then their first line. MON2 is always in the thick of things and are dirt cheap!
Johnny Gaudreau L2 & PP1
Sean Monahan L2 & PP1
Buddy Robinson L2
The Flames are the favorites tonight at home vs. the Sharks. Calgarys first line and second line are basically interchangeable. Both lines see about the same minutes. With their 3.2 implied goal total tonight I like Flames for 2 goals on the power play.
Alex Ovechkin L1 & PP1
Nicklas Backstrom L1 & PP1
Tom Wilson L1 & PP2
The Caps first line is the big money stack of the night. It’s like Let’s Make a Deal between WSH1 or TB1. Big Deal of the day! Hopefully that joke picks up some steam as the day unfolds. Alex and Nicklas are stone cold studs on the power play. Washington is a home favorite tonight vs. the Kings and have a 3.5 implied goal tonight. This line is expensive and will be well worth it tonight. Look for the Caps to go bonkers on the power play this evening.
Filip Forsberg L2 & PP2
Kyle Turris L2 & PP2
Viktor Arvidsson L2 & PP1
The game in Winnipeg tonight is a toss up. Whoever wins isn’t really the important stat were looking for. The goals scored is what were interested in. Both teams sit at around 3.1-3.3 implied goal totals. That’s what I find most interesting! Look for a fast paced hard fought game with a ton of shots.
Nick Foligno L1 & PP2
Pierre-Luc Dubois L1 & PP1
Oliver Bjorkstrand L1 & PP1
This Blue Jackets team just doesn’t stop! They keep coming and coming! They are slight favorites at home vs. the Florida Panthers. CBJ also has a 3.3 projected goal total. With their top line being the heart and soul I’m going to push the total goals scored to 4. All three skaters are cheap and their upside is through the roof! They fit nicely with any other stack you choose tonight!
TAMPA BAY 1
Steven Stamkos L1 & PP1
Brayden Point L1 & PP1
Nikita Kucherov L1 & PP1
Lets Make a Deal! TB1 or WSH1 tonight? One will be the big deal of the day! Tampa’s first line is one of the best in hockey. They are also priced as such. I feel the Caps have an easier time on the ice tonight. If you’re like me, you’ll make two separate lines. One with TB1 and another one with WSH1.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS PP1
Anders Lee PP1 & L1
Brock Nelson PP1 & L2
Jordan Eberle PP1 & L1
Mathew Barzal PP1 & L1
Devon Toews (defense) PP1 & L2
I happened to stumble upon the Islanders first power play unit moments before I started writing this article. What stuck out to me is their price and production. Not to mention playing against the Dallas Stars at home. Who have given up the most goals in the NHL to date. NYI PP1 is sneaky yet smart play!
Here are a few sample lines I’ve been toying with. As usual, these sample lines are for fun! Please play responsible!
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