The young tender with a Stanley Cup on his resume has been solid lately as he has won four of his last five games and he allowed only one goal to the Ducks last game. The Ducks are ranked 30th in offense and the Blues are massive favorites to win so fire up Binnington in all formats.
The veteran German tender has been awesome this year as he is 27-8-1 to go along with a 2.00 GAA and a .921 save %. The Sharks can score goals at times but they are still ranked 24th in offense and the Avs are just too strong of a team. Lock and load Grubauer in all formats with confidence.
Teams to Target
Holy Mackerel, the Avs top line has been on an absolute tear lately and they own the league’s top offense while the Sharks are ranked 29th in defense.
Of course it starts with Nathan Mackinnon who has a goal, three assists and a whopping 18 shots in his last two games. That’s simply amazing and Mikko Rantanen has three goals, four assists, and 13 shots in his last three and Gabriel Landeskog completes the top line for the Avs.
This game could get ugly as there was a lot of drama two nights ago and Tom Wilson didn’t even get suspended for his unsurprising behaviour. The Rangers have nothing to play for so the Caps could be on their third-ranked powerplay a lot.
Nicklas Backstrom has a goal and three assists in his last three games and John Carlson had an assist, three shots, and three blocks last game. Some of the Caps’ top players are still hurt or sick so we will need to check the lineups later in the day to see who completes the top PP unit.
One-off Value Plays
The young centre is becoming a star for the Habs and he is on a six-game point streak where he has four goals and six assists. He is too cheap on both sites for this kind of production so fire him up as a value play.
The veteran point-man has been a good fit with the Blues and he has two assists, ten shots, and three blocks in his last two games while averaging 26 minutes of ice-time. Lock and load Faulk as a value play this evening.