We are winding down the regular season, and there will be some exciting games. A few teams will be looking to play spoiler while others will look to better their chances for the top pick. Time to look at tonight's slate and pick a winning team.
Mr. Pucks Profound Three
Nikita Kucherov (TBL) - Wing - ($8500 FD / $7900 DK)
Kuch gets a tough game against the Blackhawks this evening, but it is a home game. He is looking to push his team closer to a playoff spot. With seven goals and two assists in his last four games, he owns the ice. I see him getting another two goals and an assist against the Hawks.
Johnny Gaudreau (CGY) - Wing - ($7500 FD / $6600 DK)
Don't be surprised if the Flames are chalky. I am willing to attack that chalk with Johnny Hockey. He has a goal and six assists in his last four, and I feel he extends it to five games. I see him getting a goal and two assists while taking five shots on net.
Artemi Panarin (CHI) - Wing - ($7000 FD / $6600 DK)
Panarin has been a constant for the Blackhawks this season. He has scored points in 11 of his last 15 games, and he will continue to pad his stats against the Bolts. I expect him to lead all scorers in the game with two goals and two assists plus six shots on net.
Mr. Pucks Sleeper Play
Jussi Jokinen (FLA) - Wing - ($4600 FD / $4000 DK)
Jokinen is a role player with skills. The Panthers are pushing hard to clinch a playoff spot, and Jussi knows what to do. I feel he gets a goal and two assists tonight. His ownership is going to be very low and his upside high. Great GPP play.
Teams To Target
Buffalo Sabres - I like the Eichel line as well as the third line in GPP. Not big on their defense with no Risto.
Calgary Flames - I mentioned they will be chalk. I will have a lot of exposure to the Gaudreau line. Also consider Giordano or Hamilton on defense.
Tampa Bay Lightning - The line of Palat-Point-Kucherov will provide a ton of upside. Also like Namestnikov-Drouin as a nice pivot. Hedman on defense.
Chicago Blackhawks - I feel this is a game people will second guess due to the Panthers play of late. I will target Panarin-Hartman in both cash and GPP. Kane is pricey to do a full line stack. Also consider the line of Panik-Toews as a safe play. Love Keith and Oduya on defense.
Also Consider: NSH 1, Stl 1, NYI 1, Carolina 1&2
**As always check before puck drop to see if your goalie is starting*
Ward - Cash/GPP
Elliott - Cash/GPP
Lehner - GPP
Allen - GPP