There’s nine games on the NHL slate tonight and it’s the debut of Blackhawks new head coach Jeremy Colliton. Chicago will have its hands full with the surprising Hurricanes. Carey Price and the Canadiens square off with the Sabres, while the Golden Knights battle the Senators. Here are some value picks, stud goalies and lines you should stack for your fantasy hockey lineups.
Top Line Stacks
Hurricanes at BlackhawksMicheal Ferland ($6,000) – Sebastian Aho ($6,700) – Teuvo Teravainen ($5,500)
The Hurricanes have been one of the surprise teams this season and their top line is a big reason why. Aho is producing 4.2 FPPG and has collected 17 points (4G, 13A) in 15 games. He is on a four-game pointless streak, so he’s bound for a big night. Ferland has potted seven goals this season and is averaging 4.0 fantasy points. Teravainen has dished out eight assists and is producing 3.1 FPPG.
Canadiens vs. SabresJonathan Drouin ($5,200) – Max Domi ($5,900) – Charles Hudon ($3,000)
A change of scenery must’ve been exactly what Domi needed. He’s potted nine goals this season and is averaging 4.0 fantasy points after being traded to Montreal by Arizona. He’s tallied three power play goals and four assists on the PP. Drouin has found some chemistry with the Domi and has 10 points in 15 games, while producing 3.0 FPPG. Hudon hasn’t found the scoresheet much, but he’s bound to get some points playing with his talented linemates.
Superstar to Build AroundClaude Giroux, PHI vs. ARI ($6,800) – Sometimes you have to ride the hot hand and Giroux recorded two goals and an assist last game vs. the Coyotes. He has tallied six points in the last four games and collected at least 4.0 fantasy points in three of those contests. He’s collected 17 points in 15 games this year and is averaging 4.4 fantasy points per game.
Value on OffenseKevin Lebanc, SJ at DAL ($4,400) – Lebanc has produced three points in the last three games and will be a great value pick for your fantasy hockey lineup. He has dished out eight assists this season and is average 2.7 fantasy points per contest. The right winger has fired seven shots on net in past three games.
Max Pacioretty, VGK at OTT ($4,400) – It has taken Pacioretty some time to get adjusted in Vegas and he has only tallied two goals. It’s the perfect time to grab the left winger at his low salary. Pacioretty is bound to break out of his slump and the Senators could be the perfect team to take out his frustration on. He’s potted 12 goals and dished out 14 assists in 39 career games against the Senators.
Stud GoaliesAndrei Vasilevskiy, TB vs. NYI ($8,400) – Vasilevskiy has been great this year for the Lightning. He’s won eight games, including each of his last two starts. He’s put up a 1.98 GAA and a .935 save percentage. The Russian netminder is collecting 6.2 FPPG and has made at least 33 saves in his last two starts. He’s beaten the Islanders four times in his career, including one shutout.
Carey Price, MON vs. BUF ($7,800) – The Canadiens are off to hot start and Price has been a big reason why. He’s sporting a .901 save percentage and 2.81 GAA. Price has produced 4.2 FPPG, though he has lost his last two starts, so he’s due for a bounce-back game. Price has 16 career wins against the Sabres, including two shutouts.
Value on DefenseAnton Stralman, TB vs. NYI ($4,200) – The Lightning defenseman is producing 2.3 FPPG and has recorded seven points this year. He has dished out six assists and has two multi-point games this season. Stralman has collected four points in the last two games and is averaging 22.2 TOI/G with top defenseman Victor Hedman sidelined.
Cody Ceci, OTT vs. VGK ($4,200) – Ceci has been getting involved in the goal scoring for the Senators recently. He’s fired two past the netminder in the last three contests. He’s averaging 2.6 fantasy points and has tallied two assists this year.
Alex Goligoski, ARI vs. PHI ($4,700) – Goligoski has been great recently for the Coyotes. He’s collected six assists in the last four contests and two of them have been shorthanded. Goligoski has one goal this year and he’s tallied at least two shots on goal in as many games. The defenseman is averaging 2.8 fantasy points per game.
NOTE: Goligoski (lower-body) is a game-time decision.
Power-Play DefensemenBrent Burns, SJ at DAL ($6,800) – Burns has been on an absolute tear for San Jose. He’s produced five points in the last four games, including sniping one goal. Burns is producing 4.7 FPPG and has recorded seven power-play points this season. He’s tallied nine shots on net in the last four contests.
Shayne Gostisbehere PHI vs. ARI ($5,900) – The Flyers defenseman is a great mobile blue-liner and isn’t afraid to jump into the rush and collect points. He had two points last game, including a power-play goal. Ghost has recorded two goals and three assists on the power play this season. He’s averaging 3.3 fantasy points per game.
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