NHL Power Plays 11/24/16
Happy Thanksgiving Vice Squad! Tonight there is tough two game slate in the NHL and I’m going to give you a couple options on how to differentiate your lineups away from the Masses that will be entering, just because they want to watch hockey on Thanksgiving. Two game slates are EXTREMELY volatile and I usually tell people to stay away from them, especially in cash games.
That being said, since it is Thanksgiving, I know we have people that want to play no matter what because it’s a holiday. Don’t eat too much turkey, and good luck!
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Let’s dig into the numbers and see if we can find a place to get away from the masses.
Corsi For % 53.2 (2nd)
Goals for per game – 2.5 (16th)
Goals against per game – 2.7 (20th)
Shots For on avg – 29.9 (14th)
Shots against avg – 27.7 (7th)
Penalties per game – 2.72 (1st)
Power play – 21.1 (10th)
Penalty kill – 91.8 (1st)
Carolina has killed every single penalty in their last TEN games. In that span they have killed off 22 straight penalties, that’s insanely good.
Corsi For % – 50.2 (13th)
Goals for per game – 3.15 (2nd)
Goals against per game – 2.25 (4th)
Shots For on avg – 29.2 (22nd)
Shots against avg – 31.4 (22nd)
Penalties per game – 3.85 (25th)
Power play – 23.4% (4th)
Penalty kill – 81.8 (15th)
Corsi For % – 54% (1st)
Goals for per game – 2.42 (22nd)
Goals against per game – 2.32 (5th)
Shots For on avg – 32.9 (2nd)
Shots against avg – 27.3 (4th)
Penalties per game – 3.6 (20th)
Power play – 14.8% (22nd)
Penalty kill – 85.7 (8th)
Corsi For % – 48.3 (24th)
Goals for per game – 2.16 (29th)
Goals against per game – 2.58 (16th)
Shots For on avg – 31.3 (7th)
Penalties per game – 3.1 (15th)
Shots against avg – 31.6 (25th)
Power play – 10.5% (29th)
Penalty kill – 86.4 (5th)
The general public will be all over the Canadiens and the Bruins, which I don’t have a problem with either one of them by any means, but this small of a slate we need to differentiate, and I would rather win the top prize than just cash or split the money with other people.
Game stacking can be advantageous if the game goes off and a lot of goals are put up. You use your favorite goalie from the other game, which tonight if you stack MON vs CAR would most likely be Victor Rask (MAKE SURE HE IS CONFIRMED). Then pick your players that would most likely be on the scoresheet from the underdog team. After that, if you have the salary you can fill in the rest of your team with either line stacks or correlation plays from the favorite team.
Carolina vs Montreal
Carolina has won five games straight and seem to have found a groove with their net minder Cam Ward playing efficient and solid goaltending. Their penalty kill has been ungodly good at 91.8%. They have killed off every penalty for the last 10 games! That’s a total of 22 penalties. Offensively Carolina has been mixing lines up pretty much every game, so make sure you check your lines before entering teams. The player I would use in a one off for this game would be Jeff Skinner – W – $7,000. If you are looking for more of a game stack you could go with Teuvo Teravainin – $4,400 and Victor Rask – C – $6,100 who play on the second line together and are split up on the power play. Defensively you can play Justin Faulk – $5,900 or go down to the second power play with Noah Hanifan – $4,000.
Carey Price has been rock solid at home this year with a 1.75 goals against average and a .945 save %. He isn’t untouchable though, last game against the senators he gave up four goals on 23 shots. Offensively the Habs have been rolling along averaging the second best goals per game at 3.15.
Alex Galchenyuk – $7,400 has lead the way with eight goals and this kid is good. The habs lines are constantly being mixed up so using players on different lines isnt a bad idea in a game stack. Defensively Shae Weber – $7,600 and Andre Markov – $5,000 will be highly owned and you can go under the radar playing Jeff Petry – $4,500.
When the general public is all over Carey Price tonight and you game stack using some players against him, and he gives up four again, you will be sitting very pretty. Remember a two game slate is not for the faint of heart, your either going to lose or win.
Boston vs Ottawa
The Bruins are on a little hot streak right now and they have won eight out of their last 12 games. They lead the league in corsi and are top five in goals against and goals for. I just don’t see a way that the Bruins can lose this game, but I also don’t see this being a high scoring game either. Boston’s puck possession game is too strong for the Senators. The Senators have been extremely inconsistent for my liking and besides last game when they scored four goals on Carey Price, they have only scored one goal in four of their last five games. I like Tuuka Rask – $7,600 a lot tonight if he plays and you could save a good amount of salary from Carey Price. If you are looking for offense from the Bruins look to the top line where David Pasternak – $6,800 could be coming back from injury and he leads the Bruins with 10 goals this year. Alongside Pasternak is Brad Marchand – $7,100 who leads the Bruins in assists at 11, and has 17 points on the year. Defensively you could look to Torey Krug – $5,200.