Not a great night at all with our FanDuel NHL Picks. The Calgary Flames failed to show up against lowly Buffalo Sabres while the Max Domi/Christian Fischer duo didn’t do the damage for the Coyotes. Let’s have a quick rebound on tonight’s large 12-game slate.
C – Tyler Seguin (DAL) – $7,700 vs. FLA
The Stars are a dynamite home team and Seguin owns some real advantageous home/road splits, so let’s roster the superstar this evening. Entering play tonight, the Stars rank sixth in the NHL with 3.43 goals per game at home while Seguin has registered 26 points in 23 home games compared to 15 points in 25 road games. He is once again centering the duo of Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov so look for this line to do some damage tonight against the Panthers and their 27th-ranked defense.
C – Paul Stastny (STL) – $5,700 vs. OTT
The Blues are another team with a real favorable home matchup tonight so let’s grab some exposure to that as well. Stastny is a nice play as he is a cheap option down the middle who centers sniper Vladimir Tarasenko in all situations. He’s racked up 34 points in 49 games for the season with 112 shots to boot. He’s also tallied nine points over his last eight games and could very well stay hot against the Senators and their 29th-ranked defense.
W – Alexander Radulov (DAL) – $6,800 vs. FLA
I would prefer to get Benn in this spot, but Radulov is a cheaper option whose production is matching Benn’s at the moment. Radulov enters play tonight white-hot with 15 points across his last ten games and is now up to 18 goals for the season. Five of those 18 tallies have come on a lethal Stars’ power play that sits over 20% for the season.
W – Vladimir Tarasenko (STL) – $8,200 vs. OTT
Tarasenko brings a real high floor and a much higher ceiling into tonight’s contest against the visiting Sens. His 198 shots on goal rank second in the NHL only behind Alex Ovechkin while he is now up to 20 goals and 45 points on the campaign. He has three goals over his last five games and should be able to get back onto the board tonight, possibly on the power play as the Senators boast the NHL’s 29th-ranked penalty kill at just 74.6%.
W – Drake Caggiula (EDM) – $3,600 vs. BUF
We have some high priced weapons in this lineup tonight so let’s grab some value on a one-off play. I believe we have that value here with Caggiula as he rides shotgun next to Connor McDavid at 5v5 play. That cushy spot to arguably the world’s top player has Caggiula seeing much more ice time these days as he grabbed a goal and an assist in his second to last game. The Sabres are the NHL’s 30th-ranked defense, boosting his matchup even further.
W – Travis Konecny (PHI) – $4,400 vs. DET
Another player who is benefitting from a move up to the top line is Flyers’ winger Travis Konecny. After scoring the OT winner against the Capitals on Saturday, Konecny now has four points over his last three games to go along with seven shots on goal. Skating with two of the NHL’s top point getters can help most player’s production, and Konecny appears to be no exception. He gets a favorable matchup against a suspect Red Wings’ defense tonight on the road.
D – Alex Pietrangelo (STL) – $5,900 vs. OTT
We have a high-upside three-man stack with the Blues with the addition of Pietrangelo. The superstar blueliner grabbed a goal when we last used him last Thursday in Ottawa, which at the time game him a four-game point streak. After being held scoreless against the Coyotes over the weekend, his matchup tonight is obviously a good one against a poor defense and a poor penalty kill that is playing on back-to-back nights.
D – Esa Lindell (DAL) – $4,100 vs. FLA
We have another three-man stack here with the addition of Lindell, but this one is not a power play stack. The obvious choice here is John Klingberg, but the cost was far too high to be able to fit him into the lineup so we will go with the lower owned Lindell. Besides, Lindell skates alongside Klingberg at 5v5 and has 20 points, 97 shots and 73 blocks across 48 games this season. The Stars are surely thrilled with the young blueliner’s play this season.
G – Jonathan Quick (LA) – $8,500 vs. VAN
I always get a real safe feeling every time I roster Quick. The Kings are a stout defensive club as they enter tonight’s game ranked first in team defense and first on the penalty kill. Quick also carries a .924 Sv% with him into play tonight and recently snapped a five-start losing streak with a win over the Rangers on Sunday night. Tonight he faces a weak Canucks’ offense that ranks 27th with just 2.57 goals per game on the season.