We have a four-game NHL slate tonight, so sit back, relax and cure your Super Bowl hangover with tonight’s FanDuel NHL Picks.
C – Tyler Seguin (DAL) – $8,000 vs. NYR
With the struggling Rangers in town and the Stars’ offensive upside on home ice, the Dallas big guns form our core three-man stack tonight. Seguin and his Stars are coming off a six-goal blasting of the visiting Wild on Saturday night with the Stars’ top center picking up a goal and two assists in the win. That brings his total up to 31 points across 27 home games for the season. Dallas averages 3.41 goals per game at home (7th) and the Rangers allow 3.48 per game on the road (27th). A very nice matchup for a hot Stars’ offense tonight.
C – Colton Sissons (NSH) – $3,500 vs. NYI
We get right to tonight’s value play with Sissons as he and the Predators visit the Islanders. With Filip Forsberg sidelined, it will be Sissons who slides onto the left wing of Ryan Johansen for tonight’s game against the NHL’s worst defense. The Islanders give up 3.60 goals per game, and the Predators are coming off back-to-back five-goal efforts. Sissons has two of those ten goals over the last two games and there could be plenty more value to be had in a favorable matchup tonight.
W – Jamie Benn (DAL) – $7,700 vs. NYR
Of course with Seguin comes Benn. Benn snapped a three-game pointless drought with a goal and an assist on Saturday to bring his total up to 21 goals and 49 point in 53 games this season. He also has six power play goals and 152 shots on goal, the latter of which is a lot considering he plays with Seguin who has 211 shots on the season. I am looking for a big night again from one of the NHL’s most lethal duos.
W – Alex Killorn (TB) – $4,000 vs. EDM
Tampa Bay will see some ownership tonight in Edmonton, but it’s quite likely Killorn goes lower owned considering all the weapons Tampa has to offer. He has points in just one of his last ten games, but that also happened to be a five-point night last Thursday in Calgary. He skates on a very productive third line for the Lightning while also seeing a good amount of power play time on their second unit. Considering the Oilers have an atrocious 55.8% penalty kill at home, power play upside is big for the Lightning tonight.
W – Yanni Gourde (TB) – $4,900 vs. EDM
With Gourde and Killorn we get to lower owned Lightning forwards who skate together at both 5v5 and on the aforementioned second power play unit. Gourde has recorded six points over his last six games to bring his total to 18 goals and 18 helpers in 52 games. He may very well be the quietest 18-goal scorer in the entire NHL, something that bodes well for GPP games in DFS. Let’s look to get some low owned production from this duo tonight.
W – Mitch Marner (TOR) – $5,300 vs. ANH
On the surface the Ducks are a good defensive club, but they have been vulnerable lately. They were blasted 5-2 in Montreal on Saturday and will be in tough tonight in Toronto. Ryan Miller will once again get the start, and although his season Sv% sits at a nice .922 mark, that number has dropped to .892 over his last seven appearances. Enter Marner who has four points over his last five games with four of his nine goals coming on the power play. He has 27 assists and 120 shots as well, giving him a decent floor.
D – John Klingberg (DAL) – $6,700 vs. NYR
We have enough GPP looks in this lineup that I’m not worried about the Stars’ ownership tonight as Klingberg should be a very high owned player. Nevertheless, the blueliner leads all defenseman with 50 points on the season, six points clear of second place Brent Burns of the Sharks. He’s got a point in back-to-back games and is as consistent as they come on the back end this season.
D – Roman Josi (NSH) – $6,000 vs. NYI
There are some big-time defenseman on this slate, so perhaps Josi gets some lower ownership, hopefully lower than teammate P.K. Subban. Josi has been moved to the Predators’ second power play unit, which means that he and Colton Sissons form a two-man power play stack for Nashville. That’s a good thing considering the Predators own the league’s third best power play at 24.4% and the Islanders own the NHL’s 30th-ranked penalty kill at 73.1%.
G – Ben Bishop (DAL) – $8,900 vs. NYR
Bishop hasn’t fared well over his last two starts, but after sitting out a couple games thanks to getting hit by a puck while on the bench, he returns to the net on home ice where he’s at his best. Bishop owns a stellar 2.10 GAA and a .931 Sv% at American Airlines Arena this season, a big reason why Dallas owns the NHL’s fourth-ranked home defense. The Rangers have scored just two goals over their last two games and two goals or less in four of their last six, so let’s roster Bishop against a cold offense on home ice.