It’s a two-game list in the NHL on Wednesday with Winnipeg hosting Montreal in Game 1 of its second-round series, and Vegas looking to bounce back from a loss in Game 1 to Colorado. Both home teams are favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook, and the Avalanche receive notable chalk after crushing the Golden Knights, 7-1, on Sunday. Here’s a look at the daily fantasy scenery before the action.
All statistics from Natural Stat Trick and Hockey Reference.
Top Line Stacks
Gabriel Landeskog ($ 6,200) – Nathan MacKinnon ($ 9,000) – Mikko Rantanen ($ 7,600)
Colorado’s No.1 line combined five goals and three assists in Game 1 to move up to 32 combined otherworldly points in just five games. Plus, they’ve racked up 88 shot attempts and 22 high-risk individual scoring chances, so the looming negative scoring regression could be meager. Keep in mind that MacKinnon, Landeskog, and Rantanen are likely to be popular, and Vegas allowed the fewest goals per game and had the league’s best penalty percentage during the regular season.
Golden Knights at Avalanche
Max Pacioretty ($ 6,900) – Chandler Stephenson ($ 4,300) – Mark Stone ($ 6,000)
The Stephenson-Pacioretty-Stone line largely avoided Colorado’s No.1 line 5-5 in Game 1, and they led possession with eight shooting attempts to just three against. The trio combined for an impressive 5.79 goals per 60 minutes during the regular season and also plan to cover both Vegas power play units on Wednesday.
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Superstar to build
Kyle Connor, Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens ($ 6,400) – There are coincidences in Connor’s game, and with a number of superstars already highlighted, it’s important to know that there is a low floor here. Still, he’s racked up five goals and four assists in his last six games dating back to the regular season while adding 25 shooting attempts and five high-risk scoring chances in four first-round games against Edmonton.
Value in case of infringement
Paul Stastny, Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens ($ 3,600) – The veteran adds sneaky value due to his role in the # 1 power play unit, and Stastny has some solid stats underpinning it as well. He’s tied for first on the team in high-risk scoring chances with seven in just four playoff games.
Tyson Jost, Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights ($ 2,800) – The 2016 first-round selection has found the scoresheet in three of the last four games and has accumulated 20 respectable shooting attempts and four high-risk individual scoring opportunities during the playoffs. Close to the minimum wage, Jost is seen as a source of raising the ceiling.
Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens ($ 7,900) – After slowing down the Oilers, the Canadiens shouldn’t be a tough test for Hellebuyck. He’s won six straight starts since the regular season with a .954 save percentage and 1.43 GPA, and that streak includes two shutouts. This salary is a gift considering that Montreal has only scored nine 5-5 goals in seven playoff games.
Marc-André Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights at the Colorado Avalanche ($ 7,700) – It was a little surprising to see Fleury watching Game 1 from the bench, but her salary fell into profit territory. Considering how well he has played this season, it is worth considering for those looking for contrarian angles. After all, Fleury posted a .931 save percentage and a 1.71 GPA in the first round after registering .928 and 1.98 during the regular season.
Value on defense
Neal Pionk, Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens ($ 4,700) – A return to the # 1 power play unit increases Pionk’s fantastic value, and he comes off an impressive first-round performance with three assists, six shots and eight blocks in four games. Its multiple avenues to fantastic points offer a high profile and high ceiling.
Samuel Girard, Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights ($ 3,600) – After posting a sly 15th place in the points standings by 60 minutes among regular defensemen during the regular season, Girard’s salary is a worthy value. He skates with the # 2 power play unit and has three assists, seven shots and six blocks while averaging 22:23 of ice time per game over five playoff games.
Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights ($ 5,800) – Not only has Makar paced regular NHL defensemen in points by 60 minutes over the past two seasons, he’s also recorded 22 points – including six goals – in 10 playoff games over the past two years. That salary probably isn’t prohibitive enough to wipe it off your radar, and it won’t be too difficult to fit into the lineups, either.
Shea Theodore, Vegas Golden Knights at Colorado Avalanche ($ 5,500) – The power-play quarterback was second in points and paced all regular NHL defensemen in points by 60 minutes during the regular season, then had a decisive game with two assists in the first round. , and he remains a solid target given his role, volume of shots and proven offensive history.
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