It’s a busy Tuesday in the NHL with 10 games. The Maple Leafs and Golden Knights are both playing on the road in the second leg of a back-to-back set, and the Predators are the largest favorites of the night. Interestingly, the Toronto-Boston matchup is the lone game featuring divisional rivals.
Top Line Stacks
Oilers at WildZack Kassian ($4,500) – Connor McDavid ($8,200) – Leon Draisaitl ($7,900)
The Wild have allowed the most goals per 60 minutes (4.0) in the league this season, and Edmonton’s top line has been dominant to start the campaign. The trio have clicked for an elite 6.1 goals per hour to start the campaign, including a 7.2 mark when for McDavid and Draisaitl are without Kassian. Expect this to be a popular line, though.
Kings at JetsBlake Wheeler ($5,600) – Mark Scheifele ($7,100) – Patrik Laine ($7,000)
Through the first eight games of the campaign, Scheifele, Wheeler and Laine clicked for 5.0 goals per hour and 30 combined points. However, they’ve been held off the scoresheet in consecutive games, and their salaries are down as a result. The Kings have surrendered 17 goals through three road contests, so this checks out as a rebound setup for Winnipeg’s top line.
Superstar to Build AroundDavid Pastrnak, BOS vs. TOR ($8,000) – Scorching hot, Pastrnak has multi-point showings in five of his past six games for nine tallies, six helpers and seven power-play points. The Maple Leafs lost 4-3 to Columbus in overtime Monday and will likely start Michael Hutchinson ($7,200) against the Bruins. There’s nothing intimidating about the backup netminder’s .905 save percentage and 3.07 GAA through eight outings as a Maple Leaf.
Value on OffenseElias Pettersson, VAN at DET ($5,600) – Detroit has lost four straight games and allowed 17 goals during the skid. Meanwhile, Pettersson has marked the scoresheet in five of his past six outings for two goals, six assists while logging 4:31 of power-play time per contest. The sophomore also registered a season-high three points in his first meeting with the Red Wings this season.
Nick Schmaltz, ARI at NYR ($5,100) – The fourth-year wing has recorded three goals, five assists and 12 shots during his five-game point streak. His salary has not climbed significantly, and the Rangers have surrendered a league-high 14.7 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes this season.
Jake DeBrusk, BOS vs. TOR ($4,200) – As noted, Toronto enters the matchup on the second leg of a back-to-back set, so it should be a soft matchup for the young wing, and especially with Hutchinson ($7,200) likely starting for the Maple Leafs. DeBrusk also had his best game of the season against Toronto on Saturday with a goal, five shots and five high-danger scoring chances.
Stud GoaliesTuukka Rask, BOS vs. TOR ($7,900) – As noted, Toronto will be playing its second game in consecutive nights and is still without John Tavares ($6,500). Boston lost to the Maple Leafs on Saturday, so look for an impressive outing from the Bruins, and Rask is obviously up to the task with his .946 save percentage and 1.72 GAA.
Darcy Kuemper, ARI at NYR ($7,200) – Dating back to last season, Kuemper has a high-end .927 save percentage and 2.27 GAA through 60 games. The Rangers have lost four straight games and scored just seven goals during that stretch.
John Gibson, ANA at NSH ($7,000) – The Ducks are notable underdogs Tuesday, and a trip to Nashville is never an easy setup for fantasy success. However, Gibson’s underpriced and could allow you to spend up across the rest of your lineup. Anaheim is also allowing a league-low 1.78 goals on just 8.2 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes this season.
Value on DefenseOliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI at NYR ($4,900) – The veteran defenseman has recorded four points — one goal — through his past four games while logging significant minutes (25:47 with 4:13 on the power play per contest). Ekman-Larsson’s go-to role and reliable shot volume (13.4 per hour) are a good building blocks for his offensive production to build on.
Neal Poink, WPG vs. LAK ($4,700) – The first-year Jet has been solid this season with six points through 10 games, and the noted soft matchup against Los Angeles makes him a solid addition to a Winnipeg stack. Poink logged 5:31 of power-play time in his latest game quarterbacking the No. 1 unit.
Power-Play DefensemanKris Letang, PIT at FLA ($6,500) – Before a stinker during Saturday’s shutout loss to Vegas, Letang posted at least 9.5 DraftKings points in every game and collected 10 points — four goals — through eight contests. His 34 shots this season also stand out, and the Panthers have surrendered 3.49 goals per 60 minutes this season.
Torey Krug, BOS vs. TOR ($5,600) – Another Bruin to consider, Krug’s 2.3 points per 60 minutes pace all regular defensemen dating back to the beginning of the 2017-18 campaign. He’s also recorded double-digit DraftKings points in five of his past six showings providing a high fantasy floor for Tuesday’s home game against the Maple Leafs.
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