NHL Power Plays 2/7/17   

Tuesday nights are usually big nights in the NHL DFS world, and tonight is no different.  There are eleven games on tap for tonight.  With this massive size slate, the scoring is usually inflated so its going to take a big number to take something down tonight.  There are only three teams that are playing on back to back nights.  They are Buffalo, Toronto, and St. Louis.  There are a couple juicy matchups to target tonight and we will hit on them later, but lets dig into the massive slate tonight and see If we can find you a couple plays that will help you take down that big GPP tonight.  Here are your Power Plays for Tuesday night.  Good luck!

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Schedule for Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

AWAYHOMETIME
AnaheimNY Rangers7:00 PM
CarolinaWashington7:00 PM
CalgaryPittsburgh7:00 PM
San JoseBuffalo*7:00 PM
ColumbusDetroit7:30 PM
DallasToronto*7:30 PM
Los AngelesTampa Bay7:30 PM
St. Louis*Ottawa7:30 PM
MinnesotaWinnipeg8:00 PM
VancouverNashville8:00 PM
MontrealColorado9:00 PM

BOLD = Back to Back

*Third game in 4 nights

 

CENTERS

 

Sidney Crosby – PIT vs CGY – 8,500

The Penguins are dealing with injury to their second elite sniper Evgeni Malkin, but between Crosby and their depth they should be able to manage ok.  Crosby is coming off of a great game without Malkin lighting the lamp twice and adding a helper for 10 DK points against the Blues.  Crosby has an unbelievable amount of talent and he is matchup proof.  I say that because the Flames will be trying to deploy the Mikael Backlund line as much as they can to shut down Crosby but they won’t have last change, and I don’t think it matters.  Crosby also makes everyone around him better when he is on the ice.  Its hard to stack the penguins and get the power play correlation along with it because they jumble the lines up so much on the extra man advantage.  my suggestion is to stack even strength lines or you could even stack power play lines and get exposure to the depth lines.  Add in a guy like Justin Schultz and you can get a little bit of correlation on the top power play with Crosby.  Calgary takes a ton of penalties, and although they have been better on the defensive end, they are still a bottom ten team with an 80% kill rate.

 

Tyler Seguin – DAL vs TOR – $7,700

Seguin has points in six out of his last seven games, and it seems like he is still under owned all the time.  He is quietly fifth in the league with 3.55 shots on net per game.  The Maple Leaf’s are a very fast paced team and they have a ton of young talent on offense, but that’s also some of their downside too.  Toronto gives up 32.3 shots on net per game, and they are also giving up the seventh most scoring chances per game in the league with an adjusted 8.60 SCA/60.  This game has all the making for a shootout with a good possibility to be a football score.  The last time these teams squared off the score ended up being 6-3 Stars.  This game should have fireworks and I suggest you get a piece of it.  Toronto is also playing on the hind end of a back to back and they are also playing their third game in four nights.  They could be a tad fatigued but they are young so I’m not taking that into massive consideration, but it could lead to a little bit of open play with a little sloppiness.

 

Austin Matthews – TOR vs DAL – $7,900

This kid is going to be good, wait he already is.  I thought for sure that the Leafs would have saw a rookie slump or even a slow down, but they keep pouring goals in game after game.  I think the reason the leafs are playing so well, is because they have one of the best coaches there are in Mike Babcock.   Matthews line has been one of the best in the league creating scoring chances.  Matthews – Zach Hyman – William Nylander are creating 14.65 SCF/60 on even strength, that’s insane.  The next highest line is Minnesota’s Kouivu – Granlund – Zucker line with 10.91 SCF/60.   Dallas is also giving up the third most scoring chances in the league after adjustment with a 8.92 SCA/60 as a team.  The Stars penalty kill has also been horrendous, their spacing is bad and they don’t block up the neutral zone when teams try to enter the zone, its just a welcome mat, and not to mention their goaltending on the penalty kill has been a turnstile.

 

Miko Kouivu – MIN vs WPG – $5,800

Kouivu and the Wild have been playing ridiculously good hockey lately.  Kouivu has eight points in his last ten games and his shot volume has been pretty solid for the aging center facilitator.  Winnipeg takes a ton of penalties, just shy of four per game, and they have a lot of trouble killing them off with a 76.4% kill rate.  The wild will get plenty of looks tonight, and the way that the second line of Kouivu – Granlund – Zucker have ben playing, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the lamp get lit a couple times.

 

Philip Danault – MTL vs COL – $4,700

Danault makes for an interesting play tonight against the Avalanche.  He only has four points in his last ten games, but he sits in a good spot tonight on the top line for the Habs between Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov.  The trio also plays together on the top power play unit.  Colorado has been one of the worst teams in the league the whole year and has led them to consider trade talks for some of their top players.  The Avs are taking the most penalties per game in the league, they are giving up the fifth most shots on net, and they are also allowing the most goals per game in the league.  Montreal should have more than ample amounts of opportunity tonight and I’m sticking with the top line as they should produce in bunches tonight.    

 

Other notables

Jeff Carter -$7,200

Ryan Johansen – $5,500

Kyle Turris – $5,500

Alex Wennberg – $5,800

Nick Bonino – $4,500

Nik Backstrom – $ 6,600

 

WINGERS

 

Jamie Benn – DAL vs TOR – $7,200

Jamie Benn has found a groove and has played great hockey like we are used to seeing from him.  Benn has 12 points in his last ten games and he is riding a nice little six game point streak with eight points in that time.  His shot volume has been great over the last ten games also with an average of four shots on goal per game.  Benn is a huge guy and he is a physical player with very good skating abilities and he creates mismatches because of his size.  The Leaf’s are going to have their hands full tonight with Seguin and Benn, and I like Benn’s chances to get on the score sheet.

 

Max Pacioretty – MTL @ COL – $7,100

Pacioretty had a field day the last time these teams met, he had four goals, an assist, and eight shots on net for a total of 19.5 DK points!  That’s absolutely ridiculous and no way in hell can I say he will do that again tonight, but I can tell you that he has a great matchup and  I can definitely see him lighting the lamp.  Colorado is a bad team and they do not have any shut down lines really.  The best defensive player on the Avalanche Tyson Barrie has already been ruled out with a lower body injury.  Patches has 7 points in his last ten games, you can say he is seeing the ice very well right now, and I want exposure to him tonight.

 

Phil Kessel – PIT vs CGY – $6,200

Kessel has stepped his game up a little recently and he has five points in his last four games.  The thing I like the most about him right now is the shot volume, he has two games in a  row where he has five shots on net.  He is playing on the second line but he moves up to get exposure with Crosby on the power play, and they have been pretty successful on the extra man advantage.  Did I mention earlier that the Flames average the second most penalties per game in the league this year?  With Malkin out, Kessel will have to shoulder a lot of the load on that second line and its proving that he is doing it with his shot volumes.

 

Mikael Granlund – MIN @ WPG – $6,700

Granlund has seen a massive price increase in the past week, but his production has been insane.  Granlund owns the league’s longest point streak for this year at 12 games so far and he will put it on the line tonight at Winnipeg.  The Wild should match up very well with the Jets as they not only have a good top six but they have solid depth lines too.  Granlund is seeing the open ice and making the right plays every game, and I have to ride the streak as he hasn’t proved me wrong yet.  Now that the Wild have moved Jason Zucker to the top power play unit you can stack the granlund line and get exposure to both power play lines.

 

Filip Forsberg – NSH vs VAN – $6,000

Forsberg has been having a couple games of bad luck not  finding the twine.  He has been shooting the puck a ton with an average of five shots on net per game over his last five games, but hasn’t found the back of the net.  Tonight is a spot to get right at home against the Canucks.  Vancouver is in the bottom ten for shots allowed and goals allowed on the road this year.  I like playing Preds when they are at home against any weaker team, because Bridgestone is a hard place to play in for a road team.

 

Mike Hoffman – OTT vs STL – $5,700

Hoffman has been a steady producer averaging a point per game in his last ten.  His shot volume has been really solid, and he is leading his team in ICF/60 at 14.44.  The Blues are playing on the hind end of a back to back and they are also playing their third game in four nights so I’m expecting a little fatigue which should open play up a little as the Blues are usually a pretty decent shut down defensive team, but their goaltending has been inconsistent, with the exception of 2 shutouts in the past week.  If the Sens can keep getting the puck to the net, they should have a good chance to light the lamp.

 

Other notables

Alex Ovechkin – $8,100

Joe Pavleksi – $7,000

Cam Atkinson – $6,900

Jason Zucker  $5,100

Mitch Marner – $6,100

Bryan Rust – $4,300

 

DEFENSEMAN

 

Justin Schultz – PIT vs CGY – $5,100

Schultz loves playing at home where he has 23 of his 37 points.  He is still seeing top power play minutes as they ease Kris Letang back into the lineup coming back from injury.  Schultz is averaging just over 22 minutes of ice time per game, and he is also averaging 4 blocks/shots per game in those ten.  He should get an ample amount of power play time tonight as the Flames love taking penalties (3.65 per).  If you have the salary, you can definitely look towards Letang.

 

Roman Josi – NSH vs VAN – $5,600

Josi made his return from injury and played 20 minutes, but he had five shots on goal.  Josi also regained his spot on the top power play unit.  Josi ranks fourth in defenders with 3.0 shots on net per game, and he should only get more ice time tonight.  Josi also doesn’t mind blocking a shot or two which only raises his floor.  I like Nashville at home tonight and I think Josi could go a little un noticed.  You could also look to the second units with Ryan Ellis or P.K Suban.

 

Seth Jones – CLS vs DET – $5,300

Jones has stepped up his offensive game with nine points in his last eight games, and he has three multi point games in that span.  Jones is a gifted offensive defenseman and he is doing what the Preds wanted him to do before they traded him.  The Jackets have a lot of offensive fire power and the Wings will have their hands full tonight. You can also look to Zach Werenski as he plays on the top power play unit.

 

John Klingberg – DAL vs TOR – $5,000

Something must have clicked for Klingberg as he has finally awaken with a four game point streak, but he only has one goal in that streak.  Dallas leans on him for his offense from the point and he quarterbacks the top power play unit.  Klingberg has a matchup with the Leafs tonight and he could be in for another solid game.  He should have plenty of rubber to block but he should also have plenty of opportunities to let the cannon loose as the leafs give up a ton of shots on net.  Stacking Klingberg with Benn and Seguin could be a good play tonight.

 

Other notables

Erik Karlsson – $7,000

Brent Burns – $8,600

Dougie Hamilton – $5,200

Ryan Suter – $4,800

Jeff Petry – $4,500