With all but one spot locked up for the playoffs, this is the time where a lot of young kids will get their shot on the ice. Value will be all over the place and finding it will be the trick. A few teams are fighting for the final spot left, and we will want to consider them for our lineups. Time to lock in some plays and build a winner.
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Mr. Pucks Profound Three
Patrick Kane (CHI) - Wing - ($8900 FD / $8100 DK)
Kane has a great matchup against an Avs team that has nothing to play for. He will want to enter the playoffs on a streak and will fire it up in this game. He has a goal and five assists in his last five and will look for more. I can see two goals and an assist with six shots on net.
Tyler Seguin (DAL) - Center - ($7800 FD / $7100 DK)
Seguin and his Stars will want to close the season on a high note. With a game against a bad Coyotes team, I expect an offensive display from Seguin tonight. He needs eight more points to hit 80 on the year, and he should get three tonight. A goal and two assists while taking four shots on net.
William Nylander (Tor) - Wing - ($6300 FD / $6200 DK)
Nylander and his Maple Leafs offense host the Washington Capitals, in what should be a high-scoring game. Toronto is currently holding onto the sixth seed in the playoffs and will look to extend that lead and lock in a spot. He just had his 11 game point scoring streak (four goals / ten assists), snapped against the Nashville Predators. He is looking to start a new streak against a weak Red Wings team. I am targeting a cash pair with him and Matthews ($7200 FD / $7600 DK). I like Nylander for a goal and two assists, with four shots on net.
Mr. Pucks Sleeper Play
Joel Eriksson-Ek (Min) - Center- ($3200 FD / 2900 DK)
With his JR season finished, Eriksson-Ek has rejoined the Wild. Currently the Wilds 4th line center, I expect him to see a good amount of ice time as the Wild rest the stars a bit. He can easily score and loves shooting the puck. Great GPP play with huge potential.
Teams To Target
Tampa Bay Lightning - The pair of Kucherov-Point will be a nice cash game play, toss in Palat for a full line stack in GPPs. You can also target (as I will in a few lineups) the second line pairing of Johnson-Drouin in either cash or GPP. Will only use either Hedman or Dotchin on defense.
Toronto Maple Leafs - I think a lot of people will skip this game. It is just a matter of which line you like the most. I like the Play of Matthews-Nylander as mentioned above, but do not overlook van Riemsdyk-Bozak-Marner in GPP. Those three are one of the better lines on tonight's slate. Defensively speaking, I like Zaitsev in this game.
Philadelphia Flyers - I feel not as many people will target this game with some other juicy matchups on the slate. I will have the top line of Voracek-Giroux-Weal in some of my GPP lineups, and also like a two player second line pairing of Simmonds-Filppula. Gostisbehere has worked his way out of the doghouse and is making noise; I am using him in my cash lineups for sure as well as a few GPP. Also like Gudas to make some noise tonight.
Also Consider: Chi 2, Dal 1, Min 1&4, Ott 1, WPG 2, Was 1, Pit 1.
**As always check before puck drop to see if your goalie is starting
Lehtonen - Cash/GPP
Talbot - Cash/GPP
Dubnyk - Cash/GPP
Condon - GPP
Mason - GPP