Daily Fantasy Hockey Picks
Another edition of our Daily Fantasy Hockey Picks is here. There were six games on the NHL schedule tonight, but the Islanders and Panthers had the only 7 pm start so let the puck drop there and we’re going to play with the remaining 5 games in the “express” pool.
Headlining the soiree is an 8 pm start between the LA Kings and Chicago Blackhawks. The two rival powerhouses will do battle in what could (hopefully) be a playoff preview.
Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty are the usual suspects on LA’s side, while the dynamic duo of Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin are always fantasy candidates for Chicago.
Marian Hossa is now back in the lineup and playing with captain Jonathan Toews and Andrew Ladd on what could be a very productive line in a game with a playoff-like atmosphere.
St-Louis plays Calgary at 9 pm, and Johnny Gaudreau has been nothing short of phenomenal at home this season for the Flames this season. Calgary always plays tough against the Blues, so I expect Gaudreau to score multiple points.
Worth noting – Mikael Backlund has recently seen success next to Gaudreau on the top line since Hudler departed.
Let’s take a look at the rest of my lineup. As always I strive for value picks and have $500 leftover.
Jaden Schwartz is so often the choice for me at LW. His consistent production and price tag are a great fit for my lineups. He plays on a good team, with highly-skilled players, on the top-six and gets powerplay time. Oh yeah, and he’s really slick with the puck. Perhaps the premier playmaker on the St-Louis team.
But, teammate Robby Fabbri is on a 4 game point streak of his own (5 points), and has 7 in his last 6. He makes for a solid choice tonight and is cheaper than Schwartz.
More Hawks – Tervainen has been on a tear of late, and Christian Ehrhoff sees a ton of ice-time with the man advantage.
Connor McDavid has scored at over a point-per-game pace as a rookie, so not breaking the scoresheet two games in a row sounds like crazy talk.
Let’s see how this lineup does with such limited choices.