NO better way to start the holiday week then with a 6 game NHL DFS slate. We get some key matchups out west as two of the top teams meet in Nashville with the Predators and Jets, also the Ducks and Sharks renew their Cali rivalry.
Here are two teams to stack in tonight’s action.
Minnesota Wild – The Wild will look to continue their mastery of foes from the east when the Devils visit on Monday. Minnesota is 4-0-1 versus Eastern Conference teams at Xcel Energy Center this season. The Devils are piling up the losses due to a defense that can’t keep the puck out of the net, and they’ve given up a combined 11 goals in their last three games on the road. The Wild have played their best at home and the home team has won seven of the last nine contests between these two clubs. Center Eric Staal ($6000), who leads the team with 17 points, has collected nine over his last seven games. Wild winger Nino Niederreiter ($5000) has scored a goal in three consecutive games and is in the midst of a five-game point streak. Defenseman Jared Spurgeon ($4800) has been the most productive blueliner for the wild with 14 points in 19 games.
Columbus Blue Jackets – The Jackets travel to Buffalo, who has dropped five games in a row (0-3-2), scoring one goal in four of them, and have plummeted to the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Columbus has rebounded from a four-game losing streak by winning three straight, allowing a total of two goals. The Blue Jackets defeated the Sabres on Oct. 25 as defenseman Seth Jones ($5300) registered a goal and an assist in a 5-1 triumph. Between the pipes Sergei Bobrovsky ($7800) 11-4-1, .933 save percentage, has allowed just four goals in his last four games. Artemi Panarin ($6100) has scored a goal in two of his last three games and leads the team with 14. Center Brandon Dubinsky ($4200) is riding a 2 game point streak with 6 shots and 5 blocks in that span. Defensively Zach Werenski ($5200) has recorded six goals, and netted the game winner in each of the last two games.