Hot Pucking Stacks 2/23 NHL DFS
Hot Pucking Stacks 2/23 NHL DFS
Hot Pucking Stacks
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
Let’s talk briefly about the outlook of Hot Puck tonight. Most daily fantasy sports content is about giving others the best possible choices for the best possible outcomes. Good outcomes normally mean good money. However, these ‘good outcomes’ are now readily available across the board to an infinite amount of people.
If I have said it once I have said it a million times, “do you want a piece of the pie or the whole damn thing?” Tonight’s hockey schedule includes Toronto, Colorado, and Tampa Bay. Three high flyings, popular, and very expensive skaters. The last thing I want to do is waste your time by telling you to start COL1, TOR1, and TB1. If you’re reading this, it’s safe to assume that you know the deal when it comes to not only DFS but hockey DFS.
Let’s take the road less traveled tonight on a few other teams and several stacks off the beaten path! There are five games on the NHL schedule tonight. Let’s look around!
Main 7:30p EST(5) Main 7:30p EST(5)
BUFFALO SABERS L1 @ Montreal 7:30p EST
Tage Thompson L1 & PP1 (FD-$6,400)(DK-$6,500)
Jeff Skinner L1 & PP1 (FD-$6,300)(DK-$5,600)
Alex Touch L1 & PP1 (FD-$7,800)(DK-$6,700)
Buffalo is riding a three-game losing streak as they skate into Montreal tonight. The Sabres are averaging a measly 2.67 goals per game scored on 29.5 shots per game. The Buffalo defense is allowing around 3.60 goals per game while facing 35.2 shots a game. Buffalo has had some success on the power play converting around 19.6% of the time with 27 goals. As far as the penalty kill goes, Buffalo has allowed 32 total power-play goals and killed off only 77% of the power plays faced.
Look, at the beginning of the article, I made it clear we need to suspend belief as we build and stack tonight. Facing the likes of Colorado, Edmonton, and Tampa tonight we need to think outside the box. Even if Buffalo’s first line is your secondary stack it is a good way to differentiate yourself in this slate.
Buffalo shows well here tonight in Montreal, but they fall short 3-4.
MONTREAL CANADIANS L1 vs. Buffalo 7:30p EST
Nick Suzuki L1 & PP1 (FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,900)
Cole Caufield L1 & PP1 (FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,700)
Josh Anderson L1 & PP2 (FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,300)
Montreal has won their last 3 games including a shocking win against the Toronto Maple Leaves 5-2! The Habs’ first line went nuclear as well! Nick, Cole, and Josh accounted for three goals, five assists, and a + rating of 7! The win didn’t do much for their overall record of 11-33-7 but the short-term DFS ramifications are huge!
The Canadiens have scored 19 power-play goals and have a PP conversion of 12.7% on the year. Their penalty kill has been successful around 74.1% of the time, but MTL has allowed 44 power-play goals. Montreal faces around 34.4 shots per game thus allowing 3.90 goals a game. While the Habs are averaging around 2.25 goals on only 29.4 shots per game. So, on paper, it does not look good but riding a hot streak or sudden bump in connectivity between their first line can be successful!
Montreal hangs tough with Buffalo tonight as they push the envelope and win this one 4-3.
DETROIT RED WINGS L2 vs. Colorado 7:30p EST
Pius Suter L1 & PP2 (FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,900)
Robby Fabbri L1 &PP1 (FD-$5,400)(DK-$3,300)
Tyler Bertuzzi L1 & PP1 (FD-$8,300)(DK-$6,100)
The Red Wings are at home tonight after beating the Rangers in New York. However, the Wings haven’t played since last Thursday, February the 17th! We can take this one of two ways. Well-rested or out of sync? The Red Wings are sitting at 23-22-6 overall and keep scratching and clawing for a Wild Card playoff spot!
When playing at home this season, the Wings have a stout record of 15-9-3. When it comes to scoring this season, the Red Wings are averaging about 2.85 goals per game on around 29.8 shots per game. Defensively, Detroit is allowing 3.40 goals a game while facing a total of 32.9 shots per game. The golden ticket in this one could be the Red Wings power play seeing how they have scored 24 power-play goals while converting around 16.7% of the time.
I am expecting Colorado to bounce back big time hereafter losing on the road their last time out. The Wings will hang touch and push the pace of play but fall short and lose 4-2.
Moritz Seider L1 & PP1 DET v COL(FD-$6,400)(DK-$5,600)
Stack Mo with the Wings second line for a little taste of the first power play as well! The rookie phenom is logging some big boy ice time around 25 total minutes a game. A no-brainer with Mo tonight!
Samuel Girad L2 & PP2 COL @ DET(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,700)
Sam continues to be a low-risk high floor defenseman this season. This kid continues to block shots and get involved in the offensive zone. Girad is averaging about 20 minutes of total ice time. Something good is bound to happen tonight!
Jeff Petry L1 MTL vs. BUF(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,800)
Jeff Petry has come alive. Truth be told my defensive skaters are normally the last part of my NHL DFS process. I build my stacks and line combos the plugin my D-guys with whatever cash I have left. If you’re going to trust me tonight, please stack up Petry with the rest of MTL1!
Tyson Barrie L3 & PP1 EDM @ TB(FD-$4,200)(DK-$3,900)
Nothing crazy here seeing how Tyson is on the Oiler’s third line but, the minutes he sees on the first power-play unit is what I’m after! Moving the pieces around on any given slate which includes a cheaply priced defensive guy skating with McDavid and Leon is a winning move in my book!
There you have it! Good luck with your hockey adventures today!
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