Our most reliable stacks have not been getting it done this week and that trend continued last night with the Colorado Avalanche big guns getting stymied by the Flyers. We goal a goal from the low owned Andre Burakovsky and Kevin Hayes, but Marc-Andreu Fleury lost to the lowly coyotes, so our safest plays let us down last night. Let’s turn that around on tonight’s 10-game slate!
C – Vincent Trocheck (FLA) – $7,100 vs. OTT
You can go with a Barkov-Dadonov play here, but I am liking the upside and floors that Trocheck and his linemate bring into this matchup tonight against Ottawa. The Senators are the league’s 30th-ranked home defense as well as the league’s 30th-ranked home penalty kill, so this is a good team to pick on. Trocheck has 30 goals on 258 shots this season, with three of those goals actually coming while short handed. He will be shooting the puck a ton tonight, so roster Trocheck and his attractive floor this evening.
C – Patrice Bergeron (BOS) – $6,900 vs. TB
At first glance, picking on the Lightning doesn’t seem like a great idea, but they haven’t been any good on the back end lately, so we will use Bergeron and his high floor this evening. He has scored 27 goals despite playing in only 57 games this season, while he’s also added 29 assists and an impressive 202 shots on goal as well. The Lightning have also been awful on the penalty kill, producing a 62.5% clip over their last seven. Plenty of opportunities lie ahead of Boston’s top center tonight.
W – Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA) – $6,100 vs. OTT
Fresh off a two-goal game last night in Toronto, I am looking for Huberdeau to stay hot tonight in a very favorable matchup against the Sens. Those two tallies gave him 25 tucks for the season, while he’s also added 42 assists and 188 shots to boot. The pair of tallies snapped a seven-game goalless drought for Huberdeau, and I believe he has caught fire, something he will have a great opportunity to build on in this matchup tonight.
W – Brad Marchand (BOS) – $7,300 vs. TB
Marchand is simply one of the top players in this league and one of the most consistent point producers as well. His 1.35 points per game is the top mark in the NHL as he’s notched 83 points in just 61 games for the season. Marchand is extremely consistent, recording at least one points in 21 of his last 25 games while also notching 24 points over his last 13. Against a Lightning team that has surrendered 3.75 goals per game over their last four, Marchand should continue to produce this evening.
W – Miles Wood (NJ) – $3,300 vs. PIT
If Patrick Maroon doesn’t play again tonight for the Devils, Wood has an excellent opportunity tonight against the Penguins. He will skate on the Devils’ second line alongside the red-hot Kyle Palmieri, while also getting first unit power play time with the Devils’ top offensive players. Wood has scored 17 goals this season and is taking on a Penguins team that is struggling defensively, yielding 14 goals over their last three games. Wood brings plenty of value upside tonight at low ownership.
D – Keith Yandle (FLA) – $5,800 vs. OTT
We have a very high upside three-man Panthers stack going tonight in Ottawa. Yandle, like his teammates above, brings a real high floor into play tonight as he’s notched 53 points on 169 shots across 75 games this season. He’s also hot entering play tonight, notching two goals and four assists over his last five games. Look for this trio to put up some big numbers tonight in an excellent road matchup.
D – Marco Scandella (BUF) – $3,200 vs. DET
The first part of a mini-stack, Scandella can bring a little bit of everything for us in tonight’s contest against the lowly Red Wings. He will skate on the second power play unit tonight, but has scored five goals, 15 assists, 131 shots and 106 blocks on the season across 76 games. That cross-category production combined, his power play ice time and his matchup against one of the NHL’s worst teams gives Scandella a healthy amount of value upside on a large slate at low ownership tonight.
G – Robin Lehner (BUF) – $7,200 vs. DET
This is a bit of a risky play, but given the cost and his opponent, I think Lehner can provide a lot of value in this lineup. The Red Wings are the league’s 28th-ranked offense at just 2.52 goals per game, and are averaging just 2.40 goals per game over their last 10. Given Detroit’s poor defense as well, I’m expecting Buffalo to give their goaltender some goal support tonight as well. He sports a solid 2.62 GAA and a .918 Sv% on home ice this season.
UTIL – Casey Mittelstadt (BUF) – $3,000 vs. DET
The second part of our Sabres mini-stack, Mittelstadt will make his highly anticipated NHL debut tonight against the Red Wings. He should skate on the second line while forming a PP2 mini-stack with Scandella this evening. He put up 30 points in 34 games as a Freshman with the Minnesota Golden Gophers this season, and there are few teams who are a better matchup for his first career game than the Red Wings. Plenty of value to be unlocked here.