Another night of playoff hockey after some great games last night! We’ve got 3 tilts on the menu tonight and a couple of big favorites that should carry most of the ownership (PIT and WPG). It’s hard to argue against players from either team, and I certainly wouldn’t fade both if I don’t have to, so the strategy for tonight (if you’re playing chalk) is to differentiate your lineup construction. Awesemo will weigh in first, and then I (Tommienation1) will follow up with a few additional notes about each stack.
WPG1: Connor-Scheifele-Wheeler ($19,300 DK/$20,400 FD)
“The Jets’ have the 2nd-highest team total behind the Penguins, and they may come at lower ownership despite their dominance in game-1.”
Dominant is the right word for this line in the first game against the Wild, as they doubled up the Staal line in both shots and scoring chances when they were on the ice together. At home, they were fantastic in the regular season on home ice, posting a 54.6 Corsi For Percentage, 33.3 Scoring Chances For per 60 minutes, and 14.1 High-Danger Chances For per 60 minutes. The Wild showed no answer for this line in the first game, and I’m expecting a similar performance tonight.
VGK2: Neal-Haula-Tuch ($14,300 DK/$16,700 FD)
“The Golden Knights played a tight game against the Kings in game-1, but this line showed some promise, and they still have the 3rd-highest implied total on the night.”
This line had a bunch of chances to score in the first game as each of the three had a High-Danger Scoring Chance, but they combined for no goals. I’m expecting them to go up against the Carter line again, which is one of the worst defensively lines on the slate, and they proved that in their last game, allowing 12 shot attempts and 4 scoring chances in 11 minutes at even-strength. This Vegas line is underpriced once again on DraftKings, so I want to go right back to the well with them.