Following a few hockey on Canadian Thanksgiving yesterday afternoon, Im back to handle tonights solid slate.
If we can knock out some gains on the 14, lets see!
C — Auston Matthews (TOR) — $8,800 vs. MIN
Undoubtedly the priciest center on the background, Matthews and the Maple Leafs have a matchup tonight at home against the Minnesota Wild. This is, although the Wild formed up on the rear end using a shutout of the Ottawa Senators yesterday day. Matthews was held off the scoresheet in that one, but still sits with six goals in as many games on the season to go along with 29 shots on goal — great for a whopping 4.8 shots per match. I expected this could be the time when Matthews unleashes his DFS potential — surpassing and easily significance firing a slew of shots on goal. Doing this should allow 50 goals this season and likely get close to, or even over, one to get back across the 40-goal mark. The Leafs have played just two road games this season, and Matthews has gone goal in these 2 games. That means he has notched five goals and six points in four home games this season. Following a pointless night in Detroit, I will look for Matthews to get on the board tonight against a Wild team which has enabled 4.20 goals per match this year even following yesterday shutout.
C — Elias Pettersson (VAN) — $6,500 vs. DET
The Canucks crime is averaging a strong few goals each game in the early going, but it hasnt just become the huge boys getting the work finished as Pettersson goes tonights contest against the Red Wings with only one goal and two points on the year across four games. Needless to say, youre not going to keep the elite Swedish throw away the scoresheet this considerably for much longer after he churns 66 points in just 71 matches to claiming Rookie of the Year honors last season. Hes not going to rack up a slew of shots on goal as he managed just 144 shots and has just six through four games this season. However, the Red Wings rank 26th with 33.8 shots against per game this year, so maybe his upside is a bit improved tonight at that department. Shots on goal aside, I expect a effort from Pettersson tonight thinking of that the Red Wings shaky back end. Detroit has enabled 3.20 goals against per game this season, not a dreadful number thinking of that the October purpose spike, nevertheless they are getting worked at the ownership match to the tune of a 45.4percent Corsi For percent, good for 29th in the NHL. I believe that the Canucks top line rack up lots of dream points while doing so and must control tonight to the play.
W — William Nylander (TOR) — $6,000 vs. MIN
Next guy up in our Maple Leafs stack is Nylander whod a five-game point streak snapped on Saturday at Detroit, but he has probably been the Maple Leafs second-best player this season behind Matthews. A contract stalemate that continued until the first of December cost Nylander the initial two months of this season and his creation cratered to just 27 points in 54 games last season. Normally, a 0.50 point-per-game indicate is a good number for a NHL winger, nevertheless Nylander posted 0.75 points-per-game with two 60-plus point seasons in his first two full seasons in the NHL and is capable of raising that mark. Nylander has got five points and two goals to go along with 14 shots on target. Nylander, like his linemates, has been an absolute monster in the possession game this year because he possesses a massive 64.6percent Corsi For% at even strength on this campaign. When he was seemingly at his worst last season, he published a big-time 56.8% Corsi For% at even strength. Hes not hockey on top power play unit with Matthews, however he and Tyson Barrie have left the Maple Leafs almost equally-used second power play device quite dangerous this season as well. Add it up and I need him in my lineup tonight alongside Matthews.
W — Andreas Johnsson (TOR) — $4,500 vs. MIN
Completing our three-man Maple Leafs heap tonight is Johnsson wholl skate next to Matthews and Nylander around the Maple Leafs line when hammering Matthews on the Maple Leafs top power play unit also. Like last season, Johnsson came out of the gate slow by a points perspective as he had been held off the scoresheet for the first few games of the year before logging a goal and an assist last week. He had been geld pointless at the triumph over the Red Wings on Saturday, however he did shoot six shots on goal in that one. Johnsson is averaging 16:47 of ice time this year so far, a rise of more than three minutes from the 13:40 he dropped a year ago. Skating on top line with a red-hot Matthews can do that. Expect his scoring. Last season in largely a third-line function, Johnsson was excellent as the year moved ahead, observing 35 points on his closing 52 games of this season, good for a 0.67 points-per-game speed, fantastic production to get a third-line participant that averages over 14 minutes of ice time per game and also watched almost exclusive instant unit play moments. Against what has largely been a struggling Wild defense, lets go ahead and extract some value out of Johnsson tonight.
W — Brock Boeser (VAN) — $7,000 vs. DET
Next guy up in our three-man Canucks stack is Boeser who is a man who is going to get some big numbers when it is all said and done this past year. He is off to a fine start as he has notched a goal and two assists through four games over the year to go together with his 12 shots on goal also. Boeser has been a guy thats posted a top shooting percentage to the particular point in his NHL career as hes shot 14.1% across the first 144 games of his career, but also comprises an 8.3% mark this season — a number that is guaranteed to improve as the sample size continues to grow. The 22-year-old is going to skate with Pettersson at both strength and on the Canucks best power play unit where he has scored 16 goals within the past two seasons. Boeser has to skate at a fully-healthy NHL year as hes missed 33 games over the first two seasons of his career, however he has still approached the 30-goal mark times. If this guy can stay healthy, he is definitely a player that can struggle for 40 goals, especially playing together with an elite play-making centre in Pettersson. This is really a weak Red Wings defense and this Canucks line has the firepower to be over them tonight.
W — Oskar Lindblom (PHI) — $4,800 vs. CGY
The Flyers and Flames get together tonight at a rare sip from Calgary and I think the road team can do any damage in this 1 tonight. First, the Flyers rank second in the NHL at this time with a 55% Corsi For% as a team, albeit they have played just three games up to now. I taking a look at the Flames inconsistency on defense and in purpose. They have let 3.33 goals each game so far, again not a dreadful number considering all of the crime we are seeing so far. However, the Flames have still received just an .896 Sv% from their goaltending for this stage, although we will almost surely see No.1 David Rittich in goal tonight. Still, Rittich is coming from a six-goal thumping in the hands of the Vegas Golden Knights after allowing four goals from his most recent start at home — a 4-3 overtime loss to the L.A. Kings. Input Lindblom whos off to a fine start this season with 2 goals, an assist and 10 shots on goal through 3 games. Despite James van Riemsdyk on the left side as well, Lindblom has preserved his spot as the teams second line winger and is currently skating alongside Sean Couturier. The outcome is 17:34 of typical ice period through two games, a enormous rise from his 13:45 mark from last season. He is also on the second power play unit at which hes notched both his goals this year, so lets search for Lindblom to remain hot in this 1 tonight.
D — Quinn Hughes (VAN) — $4,300 vs. DET
If youre going with a cash lineup youre probably better off using Alexander Edler to complete this stack, however from an offensive perspective Hughes is the exceptional defenseman and against this particular Red Wings group that is becoming dominated in the ownership game, I want the defenseman that has the nose to the net rather than one in Edler who makes a huge chunk of his DFS living from blocking shots. The very first full season of Hughes NHL career is off to a great start as he has notched a goal and two assists to go along with seven shots plus a block along with a healthful 20:08 of ice time per game. Hughes will not see much time alongside Pettersson and Boeser on the Canucks top power play unit, but his sole aim this season came on the next power play unit, so I am okay with having exposure to both teams with this 1 tonight. Its not only this season that is off to a wonderful beginning, however, Hughes had three factors in his five-game cameo at the conclusion of the year with Vancouver this past year, meaning hes just one goal and six points from the first nine games of his NHL career — an outstanding complete to this point. Im loving the price on the recently-turned 20-year-old, so lets see if he could really deliver the value as advertised in this 1 tonight.
D — Ivan Provorov (PHI) — $4,700 vs. CGY
Completing our Flyers mini-stack is Provorov who seems set to bounce back out of what can be regarded as a down year at 2018-19. At only 22 years old, this can be already Provorovs fourth full season in the NHL and he hasnt missed one game through the first three. As a newcomer, he uttered 30 points. As a sophomore, he scored a whopping 17 goals and notched 41 points. However, last year, he dropped to just seven goals and 26 points while his shots on target fell from 203 from 2017-18 to only 145 final season. But if the first return here in 2019-20 are any indication, we could probably expect a big season from Provorov once more this time around. During three games he has notched a goal and 2 assists to go along with two shots on target and and a set of blocks also, re-claiming the fantastic cross-category upside he put on display before last season. Shayne Gostisbehere proceeds to get top-unit power play minutes, but Provorov creates a second-unit electricity play mini-stack together with Lindblom where hes got two of his three things on the year. Hes also skating 23:38 on the season — more than five extra moments over Gostisbeheres 18:18 mark. Provorov is the far superior player from many standpoints this season and I believe he and Lindblom can team of to create some worth tonight.
G — Connor Hellebuyck (WPG) — $7,900 vs. ARI
The Jets and Coyotes get together from Bell MTS Place at Winnipeg tonight, and this one has a Jets win written all over it. The Coyotes are great defensively with only 1.75 goals against per game so far, however, the Jets offense has been great and are absolutely dynamite in the home, therefore Hellebuyck ought to get some aim encourage in such a one. Also, Niklas Hjalmarsson — one of the best defensive defensemen in the NHL — is out for 3 months after hammering his fibula, furthering the Jets opportunity to provide goal aid. Also helping is the fact that the Coyotes have averaged only 1.75 goals per game themselves and therefore so are once again among the worst offenses in the NHL in the early going. Input Hellebuyck who has bounced back in a significant way touched on opening night against the Rangers. Since that time, Hellebuyck has rattled off three consecutive wins and possesses a .953 sv. The had been with copy Laurent Brossoit in target following Hellebuyck defeat the Blackhawks on Saturday. Hes on a job, hes facing a weak crime and he is playing at home where his chances for goal service are high with all the Jets recorded to win one about the moneyline. I will take this value daily.
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