THE DAILY PUCK DROP – 4/29/2021 – NHL DFS MAIN SLATE

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Welcome everyone to Daily Play Action’s Hockey content for the 2021 NHL season! My name is Sam Duchesneau and I go by @PastaDFS on Twitter, it is a pleasure to be here with you all again tonight!s! We will continue this week with another free article for this 10 gamer! Let’s get it!

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BOS1 Cash Stack: Marchand – Bergeron – Pastrnak

Fanduel: $22,500 (41% of salary) / DraftKings: $24,000 (48% of salary)

The Bruins have an outstanding matchup tonight once again against the Buffalo Sabres. BOS1 hasn’t been as good as the previous season but they are still an elite line in an elite matchup. The Bruins are 16th in goals with 2.81 goals/game with an average PP at 20.7%. They are facing the mediocre Buffalo Sabres who own a 3.42 GA/game and a weak 78.1% PK. BOS1 will match against BUF1 for 80% of the game and they own a horrendous 28SCA, 11HDCA, and a 2.7xGA. BOS1 owns solid numbers at 31SCF, 11HDCF, 60CF%, and a 2.66xGF.

Other viable stacks: TOR1 (Foligno, Matthews, and Marner); CAR1 (Svechnikov, Aho, and Terevainen); FLA2 (Huberdeau, Bennett, and Tippett)

PIT1 GPP Stack: Guentzel – Crosby – Rust

Fanduel: $21,900 (40% of salary) / DraftKings: $21,400 (43% of salary)

Pittsburgh has been a top 3 offensive team in the last month! They have been buzzing lately. Tonight, they are facing a rivalry team in a prime GPP spot. The Caps will be without Ovi and potentially Carlson. The Penguins own an outstanding 3.34 GF/game with a 22.6% PP. Washington owns a 2.90 GA/game with an 82.9% PK. Most Penguins vs Capitals matchups have hit the over. PIT1 will face WSH2 who owns great defensive stats with 17SCA, 4HDCA, and a 1.07xGA. PIT1 owns a solid 29SCF, 11HDCF, 55CF%, and a 2.5xGF. It’s a great hit or miss spot despite WSH2 defensive stats.

Other viable stacks: FLA1 ( Denisenko, Barkov, and Duclair); CAR2 (Paquette, Trocheck, and Necas); TOR2 (Galchenyuk, Tavares, and Nylander)

Favorite players by position (Cash plays for the most part)

Centers

Auston Matthews | $8800 (FD) | $9200 (DK)

Matthews has been on a tear lately scoring goals left and right! The Leafs face the Canucks tonight and have a massive 4.2 goals implied total which is the highest of the slate. Vancouver has been quite awful both offensively and defensively all season long, especially since coming back from their 2-3 weeks of Covid shutdown.

Sam Bennett | $4000 (FD) | $4100 (DK)

Bennett has been my favorite value player to roster as of late. Since his debut with Florida, he has been killing it, and his price doesn’t reflect his past results. He has an outstanding 10 points in 7 games with Florida. Fire him up!

Honorable Mentions: McDavid, Crosby, Barkov, Draisatl, Aho, Bergeron, Couturier, Tavares, Trocheck, Staal, Hayes, McCann, Rask, and Dach

Wingers

David Pastrnak | $7400 (FD) | $8200 (DK)

Pasta has been unable to reproduce last season’s crazy success but he has been a stud nonetheless. His ability to shoot the puck often with quality shots makes him a threat for a multi-goal performance. He has the safest matchup of the slate against the Sabres and he should be able to score tonight!

Andrei Svechnikov | $5700 (FD) | $5600 (DK)

Svech has underperformed this season but that has made his price tag lower than usual. He, Aho, and Terevainen are finally reunited and that line was extremely solid last season. Carolina has a ton of depth and they may score 5 tonight and he doesn’t get anything but I don’t see it. He also plays on PP1 with the big guys.

Honorable Mentions: Marchand, Marner, Kane, Huberdeau, Guentzel, Giroux, DeBrincat, Kaprizov, Rust, Voracek, JVR, RNH, Nylander, Tkachuk, Terevainen, Konecny, Robertson, Zuccarello, Necas, Vatrano, Farabee, Puljujarvi, Foligno, Barre-Boulet, Galchenyuk, Kahun, Denisenko, Duclair, And Greenway

Defenseman

Dougie Hamilton | $6600 (FD) | $6900 (DK)

Dougie is the defenseman lock tonight! His floor is outstanding and he is quite consistent as he often gets at least an assist every game.

Matt Grzelcyk | $3800 (FD) | $5100 (DK)

Grzelcyk is extremely cheap on FD. He plays on PP1 with the Bruins studs. On DK, I would play Rielly over him 100% since this is not a great PP matchup. That FD price tag on Grzelcyk is a joke though. (Rielly isn’t playing after all.)

Honorable Mentions: Hedman, Barrie, Fox, Letang, Provorov, Nurse, Spurgeon, Dumba, Suter, and Weegar

Goaltenders

Tuukka Rask | $7800 (FD) | $8500 (DK)

The Bruins are simply better than Buffalo offensively and defensively. Unless of a crazy upset (it happened last game. Somehow), they should win no problem.

James Reimer | $8500 (FD) | $8400 (DK)

Carolina has been good all season long but whenever they have faced Detroit, it has been for the most part very close results-wise. Carolina is easily better offensively and defensively than Detroit (they don’t have Larkin and Bertuzzi as well and Mantha just got traded. ) but then again it’s the NHL and we never know what may happen. I do believe Carolina wins easily tonight though.

Honorable Mentions: Rittich, Talbot, And Knight

Recap

Finally, don’t forget to check Twitter for warmup line rushes and this helpful list for updates on starting goalies and warmups lines! I am loving BOS1, TOR1, FLA2, FLA1, EDM1, CAR1, CAR2, TOR2, PIT1, and CAR3 tonight. Good luck guys!

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