Finally the trade deadline will be out of the way by the time teams take the ice tonight which should hopefully mean we get some line-up stability after lots of shifting around lately. There are six games tonight with five home favorites.
STACKS OF THE NIGHT
Colorado Avalanche ... Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, Alex Kerfoot
In the ... what lines are the Avalanche doing today ... category we have Mikko Rantanen back up with Nathan MacKinnon who seemingly BUSTED out of his slump over the weekend and now gets one of his former linemates back with him. The Panthers-Avalanche game is the best core game to use tonight for lineups and COL1 should be the play.
Montreal Canadiens ... Jonathan Drouin Phil Danault, Brendan Gallagher
If you wanted to use MTL 2 as well you could but I want Brendan Gallagher if I am going to use the Canadiens.
Chalk Stacks Today: Tavares/Marner (TOR) and Tampa (Stamkos, Kuch exposure).
Nashville Predators ... Ryan Johansen, Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg
Okay Preds, I am giving you one final shot. You haven't really been good all season long and there's been some injuries along the way that have held me off you, but I gotta pick on an Edmonton team coming into town tonight without Connor McDavid and the Preds at home again where they looked horrible on Saturday afternoon against the Colorado Avalanche. For the cost of this full line tonight I think we'll get them very low owned and they should dominate against a very thin Edmonton team. Make Carrie happy.
ONE OFFS (C-W-D)
William Nylander - C - $3900 ... Nylander has been moved to center on DraftKings while he filled in for Kadri. He's my must play one off from this game in the UTIL spot tonight. The price is a steal for someone who should generate plenty of shots. I like the Toronto third line in what should be one of the better DFS games on the night.
Evgenii Dadanov - W - $5400 .. The Panthers won't be the next victim of the Avs sudden defensive surge. Florida's first road game in a LOOOOONG time but something tells me they're happy to get out and on the road and will keep this game close. The Trocheck-Dadanov line will score tonight.
Tyson Barrie - D - $5200 .. How much Barrie is too much Barrie today? Love him as the fourth wheel in the AVS top line stack today.
Ryan Ellis - D - $5000 ... Wouldn't be a Nashville stack without someone from the blue line. Subban is questionable tonight and Josi's price is too much for me on this slate, so Ellis is someone who normally gets involved when they have big nights.
Tampa Bay Lightning ... Coming off 4 days rest vs a slower paced team in the Kings. Jack Campbell is a longshot Goalie choice today.
Carey Price (MTL) ... My favorite goalie tonight, but not by a ton.
Pekka Rinne (NSH) ... I fear he wont see a ton of shots.
Jake Markstrom (VAN) ... Should be a popular play as folks pick on the Ducks in a low total game.
Jack Campbell (LAK) ... Longshot
The Slap ... SHOTS
LINE LOCK OF THE NIGHT: MacKinnon, Rantanen, Barrie - Colorado
ONE OFF STUD WINGER: Brendan Gallagher - MTL
ONE OFF VALUE WINGER: William Nylander* - TOR ... Technically listed as center tonight on DK
TOP DEFENSEMAN: Tyson Barrie - COL
- Panthers/AVS Over 6.5
- Ducks/Canucks UNDER 5.5
- Kings ML +274