Yesterday was a fortuitous day for myself and many Scout Army members. Let's turn today into the same and increase your bankroll in some NHL DFS. The NHL has an interesting slate, with a few teams on the back end of back to back. With some heavy favorite teams on the slate, I'm going to help you navigate the shark-filled waters and pick some winners.
Johnny Gaudreau - Wing - ($7400 FD / $6400 DK) - After missing some time with an injury, Johnny Hockey has returned. It did not take him long to pick up where he left off, scoring a goal and an assist in his first game back. The Flames head to Dallas to take on a Stars team that is currently ranked last in the NHL in goals against. I see Gaudreau lighting the lamp early and scoring a goal with two assists tonight. His ownership will be low making him a great gpp play.
Chris Kreider - Wing - ($6200 FD / $6000 DK) - Kreider and his Rangers head into Brooklyn for an in-state rivalry game against the Islanders. Krider has gotten off to a slow start, with scoring only six goals thus far. His last game he showed his real potential with two third-period tallies against the Hurricanes. I see this game being a blowout a Krider replicating his last game while adding an assist.
Patrick Laine -Wing- ($7300 FD / $7400 DK) - No matter how hard I try, I can't avoid Laine tonight. At home, taking on a Red Wings team that gives up close to three goals a game, I just couldn't do it. Laine has four goals in his last five games and four in his last five at home. He should have a goal and an assist with seven shots on net.
Cappy's Super Sleeper
P.A. Parenteau - Wing - ($4900 FD / $4100 DK) - OK, I know, his price is a bit high to be a sleeper, but this pick is reserved for someone I think will be under 3% owned and will pay off. Every Time I have played Parenteau this season, he has done me right. Tonight he will do the same. He will have a power play goal and two assists with three shots on net. Great GPP play.
Games To Target
I will be listing the teams you want to target in this slate with a little info on each team.
Winnipeg - The Jets are one of the most exciting teams to watch. I feel this will be a high-scoring game, and the top two lines are definitely in play. Byfuglien is a stout defender and Trouba is an excellent pivot.
New York Rangers - The Rangers will run up a down the ice, scoring in bunches. The top three lines are in play, as the third line makes for a quality gpp play. McDonagh is a safe play on defense
Calgary - I feel the Flames will be overlooked tonight, with the Stars being favored. I love the top two lines in this game as pure GPP plays. Giordano is a great defensive play with Wideman being a high upside pivot.
Nashville - The Preds will be the chalk today. They should handle the Avalanche. All three of their lines are in play and should do you well. Josi and Subban on Defense are always good plays.
**As always check before puck drop to see starting goalies, as things change**
I will list a few goalies and if you want them in cash, gpp, or both.
Rinne - Cash/GPP
Schneider - Cash/GPP
Lundqvist - Cash/GPP
Talbot - GPP
Mason - GPP
Johnson - GPP - This is my favorite GPP play if he starts.