“Lighting the Lamp” – NHL Picks – 2/8/21

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Is anyone really surprised Tom Brady pocketed another Lombardi Trophy? Simple greatness is rare in this world, and I’m always in awe when I see it. Enough of that, let’s focus on our own greatness vis a vis the six game NHL slate we get to play tonight. Rosters lock at the usual time of 6:00 pm CST, so make sure your lineups are set by then. Also, please be sure to check services like Left Wing Lock or Daily Face Off to verify there have been no last minute line shuffling or goalie changes.

This article will discuss the one offs you can plug into your lineups to compliment your stacks or with which to start your cash games. Also, our members will be discussing the slate, lineup construction and everything else NHL DFS related in our Discord, so do yourself a favor and find your way to our premium membership page and get signed up so you won’t miss out on the edge our membership provides!

TOP SHELF

Auston Matthews (TOR) vs VAN

Just as was the case when these two teams met two nights ago, Vancouver is still among the league’s worst defenses. Auston Matthews is the heart and soul of the Leafs attack, and if he doesn’t score tonight, there’s some sort of glitch in the matrix.

Leon Draisaitl (EDM) vs OTT

Last seasons goal scoring leader is taking on the team that is allowing more goals per game than any other. I could have just as easily listed McDavid here, and you can just as easily play him, but Draisaitl comes at a price break and should have an easier time skating against OTT2 and 3.

Vincent Trocheck (CAR) vs CBJ

The Jackets have surrendered 15 goals in their last 3 games.. Conversely, the Canes have scored at least four goals in five straight contests. Although Trocheck’s price has crept up because the quality of his play, he’s still a great play, even for the cost. To be honest, I think Staal and Sevechnikov are also both good plays.

THE FIVE HOLE

Here are some players that might not be household names and who might fly under the radar that are in great spots. They are some less well known one offs that will save you some salary and bolster your stacks.

Connor Garland (ARI) vs STL

The Yotes have done a great job of flying under the radar while playing solid hockey. This is especially true of Connor Garland. In his last four games he’s notched six points, and he draws a favorable matchup with the Blues, who are allowing 3.17 goal per game.

Anthony Cirelli (TB) vs NSH

Cirelli is having a solid season as the centerpiece of the Bolts 2nd line. He has been especially effective lately by dropping four points over his last four games. . Cirelli also gets time on Tampa’s second power play unit, and with how bad the Preds PK unit has been, that only helps Cirelli’s chances of racking up points.

That’s a wrap on today’s picks. Give us a follow on Twitter at @DFSHeadquarters and myself at @bellmar21 if you like what you see! Let’s go LIGHT THE LAMP!

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