HUGE 11 game slate tonight! Large hockey slates are fun because there are so many ways to go. Lets take a look at a few potential stacks.
Carolina PP1/2- Let’s start obvious. Carolina has a slate high Vegas projected total of 4.1 goals. That alone is going to push them to see ownership. Add in the fact that they are at home, where they are top 10 in goals per game, and they are taking on a Rangers team on the 2nd night of a B2B and playing their 3rd game in 4 days.
The Carolina PP units are a great mix of high priced studs and value plays. With Haula out, Lucas Wallmark has moved up to the 3rd line as well as 2nd PP unit. He scored last game and is once again a viable value play. Warren Foegele is another value play as he is playing wing with Aho and Svechnikov while Martin Necas is a final value play who is seeing PP time. Svechnikov/Aho/Hamilton/Teravainen are my top 4 plays here, in that order. Top play- Andrei Svechnikov- 11 points in 8 home games.
Philly PP1/2- Philly has been fantastic at home this year, scoring 4.14 goals per game a home, good for 2nd in the league. Meanwhile, they take on a Montreal team giving up 3.5 goals per game no the road. Whats more, the Philly power play has been solid this year, converting 24.1% of the time (6th best in the league) while the Montreal penalty kill is 2nd worst in the league, allowing a goal 31.1% of the time.
Claude Giroux, Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov have all averaged over a point per game at home and find themselves at the top of our NHL cheat sheet rankings. But don’t sleep on any of the guys on the PP, including value plays in Joel Farabee and Oskar Lindblom. Top play- Travis Konecny- 10 points in 6 home games.
Honorable mention- Calgary PP1, Vancouver PP1 + Edler, Florida 1
Both sides of Ottawa @ Los Angeles- Two teams we have picked on all season now play each other. Let’s look at a few plays here.
Ottawa 1– Ottawa seems to have found themselves a decent line here. Jean-Gabriel Pageau has quietly been fantastic, especially lately, with 4 points over his last 3 games. He centers the top line with Anthony Duclair and Brady Tkachuk. Pageau and Tkachuk find themselves both ranked 6th at their position on our NHL cheat sheet rankings. Fill in your Ottawa stack with plays from the top 2 PP units. Don’t sleep on Nick Paul as a punt. Top Value- Jean-Gabriel Pageau- 4 points in 7 home games.
Los Angeles PP1- Matchup aside, the Kings aren’t very good. They are only scoring 2.38 goals per game on the road, so don’t go out of your way to play them here. But, Ottawa is giving up 3.14 goals per game at home, 10th worst in the league. If you are in a pinch for value and you land on a Kings player getting PP time, you could do a lot worse. Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar are the top plays here, but I would prefer to spend that much on safer plays like some we mentioned above. For value, Dustin Brown is very cheap on DK while pretty much the entire PP units are value plays. Carl Grundstrom is also viable as long as he remains on the top line. Top Value- Carl Grundstrom- 1 point in 2 road games.
Honorable Mention- Florida 3, Washington 2
Auston Matthews- Money at home this year. In 10 home games, Matthews has an insane 11 goals and 5 assist.
Jonathan Huberdeau- The only player with better home splits than Matthews? Huberdeau. In 5 home games, Huberdeau has 5 goals and 5 assists, good for 2 points per game.
Ryan Ellis- Ryan Ellis has been oddly good on the road this year with a point in every single road game. In 5 road games, he has 1 goal and 7 assists. On Fanduel, where he is a bit under priced, Ellis has averaged 17.22 Fanduel points over those 5 road games.
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