NHL DFS Preview 1/4
We are back from an extended holiday break with a massive 12 games slate in the NHL tonight. I will break down some teams to stack in tonight’s action to help you celebrate the new year by putting some money in your in your pocket.
Here are three teams to stack tonight.
Tampa Bay Lighting – Tampa hits the road to face off against the offensively challenged Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy ($8400) is a chalk play tonight, leads the league with 26 wins and 6 shutouts. Blue liner Mikhail Sergachev ($4800) has 2 assist and 4 blocked shots in his last two contest. Offensively Steven Stamkos ($7900) is the pricey play with 4 goals and 17 shots in his last 5 games. The cheap play is winger Ondrej Palat ($4700) with 4 points 7 shots and 7 blocked shots in his last 5 games. The Lighting are 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings vs Montreal.
Minnesota Wild– The Minnesota Wild go for a fourth victory in five games Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres. The Wild are 8-1 in their last nine home games and 7-2 in their last nine meetings against Buffalo. Minnesota opened 2018 with a decisive 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, getting two goals each from Matt Cullen ($2900) and Eric Staal ($6500). Cullen has posted 3 points in his last 3 games and Staal leads the Wild with 35 points. Defender Jared Spurgeon ($5000) has been on fire lately averaging 5 fantasy points in the last 5 contest.
Colorado Avalanche – Colorado host Columbus tonight, the Avs has won three straight at home and is 3-1-0 on its six-game homestand after Tuesday’s 3-2 overtime victory over Winnipeg. The top line centered by Nathan MacKinnon ($7100) continues to produce as left wing Mikko Rantanen ($5700) had a goal and 2 assists Tuesday while MacKinnon added a goal and an assist, and along with Gabriel Landeskog ($6000) has produced 7 goals and 14 points in the last 15 games. Defenseman Erik Johnson ($5400) has scored in each of the last two games, including in overtime Tuesday.