The NHL is getting closer to the end of it's regular season, and the playoff race is in full force. We get a full slate of games to build a lineup from, and I am going to help you with some suggestions. Let’s jump into the action and build a winner.
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Mr. Pucks Profound Three
Sidney Crosby (Pit) -Center- ($9300 FD / $8600 DK)
Fresh off his natural hat trick in his last game, Crosby is making an epic push for the NHL MVP. With Malkin already listed as out, more eyes will be on Sid. He gets to put his talents on display in Buffalo this evening. Sid will add to his season totals with a goal and two assists tonight.
Nikita Kucherov (TBL) -Wing- ($8200 FD / $8000 DK)
No matter what team he is facing, it is tough to overlook Kucherov. He has more than shown he can handle the limelight and lead his team. He faces a Coyotes team that is on the second part of a back-to-back. I feel he will score us a goal and an assist, both on the power play; as well as six shots on net.
Max Pacioretty (MTL) -Wing- ($7300 FD / $6700 DK)
With Montreal in the thick of a playoff run, Pacioretty is a big reason they are in this hunt. He has been held off the scoresheet in his last three games, and he looks to end that quiet streak against the Red Wings. He will get a goal and an assist with four shots on goal tonight.
Mr. Pucks Sleeper Play
Jimmy Vesey (NYR) -Wing- ($3400 FD / $3800 DK)
After a great start to his NHL career, Vesey has come down to earth and the Rangers lineup. He will look to work his way back up the ranks, and he will do that tonight. I see him with a goal and three shots while easily surpassing value.
Teams To Target
Pittsburgh Penguins - Target the top line with Crosby as well as the third line pairing of Kessel-Hornqvist. Cole and Schultz on defense.
Tampa Bay Lightning - Love Kucherov-Point in cash. Also, like Drouin tonight to get a goal. Hedman is a great play on defense.
Montreal Canadiens - Love the Pacioretty line tonight and will have a lot of exposure. Don't overlook Galchenyuk. Sekera and Markov on defense.
Boston Bruins - Pastrnak-Krejci in cash. The top line of Marchand-Bergeron will be a good play as well. Krug or Carlo on defense.
Also Consider: NYR 2, Chi 1 & 2, Col 1, Car 1
**As always check before puck drop to see if your goalie is starting**
- Vasilevskiy - Cash/GPP
- Crawford - Cash/GPP
- Murray - Cash/GPP
- Raanta - GPP
- Ward - GPP
- Pickard - Sneaky GPP play