NHL Power Plays 3/31/18
First things first, it is Saturday which has a nine game main slate. Our focus is on the main as always. However, in the Slack chat, there will be picks and strategy all day and all evening up until lock.
Injuries are a theme in the early going and watch to see who was banged up from the weekend. Goalie confirmations for quite a few will come later in the day. The games start at 7:00 pm ET.
Teams On The Back End Of A Back To Back (Main Slate)
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Vegas Golden Knights
Toronto Maple Leafs
Let’s get into the centers of attention on this night. There will be more emphasis on values. However, in our picks, there will be more of the usual choices. The goal is to mix more value in this evening. Even with a bigger slate, a good amount of chalk exists. Some chalk will have to be played.
$3500 on DK
$3300 on FanDuel
There is something about previous game and current circumstance. All five of our power plays feature value and some “punt” plays today. Chytil has 14 shots in the last three games and scored his first goal last year in the 7-3 loss to Tampa Bay. In a battle of unrested teams, the center may be a good play. Sludge games are the best sometimes for high scoring outputs. Even if there is volatility, young legs should be able to play more. That is the thought process, anyway.
This is even more of a DraftKings play because there is good value. Some think Kevin Hayes is as much of a solid option here. He very well could be. Today is all about price relief plays to the highest order. No power plays will be above $5000 here. With teams out of the playoff race, more and more are calling up their younger players to get exposure to the NHL. Chytil is a big beneficiary here.