I am so amazed that the NHL has given us a nice slate tonight. My two favorite teams face off, and we have a solid slate of games. Kick was on fire last night with his picks, and I am going to pick up where he left off.
Mr. Pucks Profound Three
Sidney Crosby (Pit) -Center- ($9000 FD / $8300 DK)
This is the time of the year Sid turns it up and moves past the rest of the NHL. With the Pens not making much noise in the trade market, Crosby can continue to dominate. I see him torching the Lightning tonight with two goals and two assists while taking six shots. I will have him in both my cash and gpp lineups.
Nikita Kucherov (TB) -Wing- ($7700 FD / $7700 DK)
Sticking to the same game, Kuch will want to prove he belongs in the same conversations as Crosby. He has stepped up big time and is quickly becoming the face of the Lightning. With Stamkos getting closer to returning, Kucherov will play even harder. He will get a powerplay goal and an assist tonight l while taking four shots.
Sebastian Aho (Car) -Wing- ($5400 FD / $5400 DK)
Aho has been one of the bright spots this season. The youngster has ramped it up and has been scoring with ease. He doesn't care what line he is on as he produces. Tonight he gets to showcase his speed and talent against a bad Coyotes team. I feel he will lead the Canes to victory with two goals and add five shots on net.
Mr. Pucks Sleeper Play
Patrick Eaves (Ana) - Wing - ($5200 FD / $5300 DK)
Eaves will play his first home game as a Duck since being traded. He will play on the third line and will thrill the fans with his first goal in a Ducks uni. I can see a goal, four shots and two blocked shots for a rejuvenated Eaves.
Teams To Target
Pittsburgh Penguins- This game will be chalk. Crosby line will be the line to attack. I also like Kessel to score. Love Cole and Hainsey tonight.
Chicago Blackhawks - The 2nd line will be my main line to target. The Toews line will be high owned also. Keith on defense.
Tampa Bay Lightning - Love the Kucherov line. Also, like the second line pairing of Point-Drouin. Hedman and Sustr on defense.
Carolina Hurricanes - Stall-Aho in cash games will pay off big time tonight. All three of their top lines will factor into the scoring. Faulk or Slavin on defense.
Also Consider - Stl 1, WPG 2, Cgy 1.
**As always check before puck drop to see starting goalies, as things change**
Ward - Cash/GPP
Murray - GPP
Bernier - Cas/GPP
Allen - GPP
Elliott - GPP