Welcome back for another edition of our NHL Breakdown. Tonight, we get an 11 game slate. This is a great slate and should be a ton of fun.
Many people will be on baseball, but this is a great opportunity to play on one of the final nights of the NHL season.
On to the picks!
Brad Marchand – I love the home matchup for Boston against a Carolina team that is less than stellar. I will be all over the top line top, and I think there is multi point upside as the season winds down.
Chris Kreider – Tampa Bay was decimated last night by the Islanders, and there is a decent shot the same thing could happen tonight against the Rangers. I am a big fan of Kreider tonight, who had a big game last night, but also has been playing well.
Tom Kuhnhackl – Penguins on the road against a bad Ottawa team? Everyone is in play! I love the third line here, who has been very productive lately, and really allow you to get some high priced options in your lineup.
James Neal – Neal has been playing stellar hockey over his last ten games, failing to hit the score sheet only twice in that span. The matchup is great against Columbus and I really like for he and his line mates to have a good night.
Corey Perry – I love targeting Winnipeg, and Corey Perry already has some big outings against them. Tonight should be no different. It wouldn’t surprise me if Perry was the top scoring player on the slate.
Tyler Toffoli – If you want to save a little cash, but also play a guy in a good situation, I would look at Toffoli. He has been coming up big lately, and a matchup against the Flames should be a good bet for a nice outing.
Patrice Bergeron– For me, Marchand and Bergeron are a pair. That is how I will be treating them tonight. I probably won’t have one lineup with one and not the other. I expect them to combine for at least 3 points, and that will be a great start.
Matt Cullen – I want to pair Kuhnhackl with someone, so Cullen is a natural choice. They are both dirt cheap, and should be a good bet to score tonight at least once. I get that it is a bit risky, but ultimately, should pay off.
Nick Bjugstad– Bjudstad came through last night with a goal and a helper, and should be a good bet to have a good night tonight against a Canadiens team looking forward to the 2016-17 season.
Kris Letang– I love the Pens today, and Letang is unquestionably the guy I would pay up for first and foremost. He has stepped his game up since Malkin went down, and Ottawa is a great matchup for the blueliner.
Torey Krug – I look for Krug to help the top line of Marchand and Bergeron tonight to get on the score sheet. He is their best offensive defensemen, and has multi point upside in this matchup tonight.
Justin Schultz – If you want to save some money tonight in Pittsburgh, I would advocate for Schultz. He is very cheap, and isn’t likely to have a huge outing, but by all means should be able to get on the score sheet tonight.
Scott Darling – Darling has been confirmed as the starter this evening. Arizona is on the second half of a back to back tonight after losing to the Blues last night. I think they should be tired and Darling should capitalize on that.
John Gibson – Gibson should get plentiful goal help tonight, and should be in line for the win. The Jets should also send a decent amount of shots his way, so I think he is a good bet for a nice night.