“Lighting the Lamp” – NHL Picks – 3/3/21

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Look, right there on the other side that stack of old National Geographic magazines. Why,it’s..it’s the weekend! She’s so close, you might as well stack some BR so you have sufficient cash on hand for whatever debauchery you have planned. As for tonight, we have a well proportioned 6 gane NHL slate to parse. Lock comes at the usual time of 6pm CST, so make sure your lineups are entered before 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

Connor McDavid (EDM) vs TOR

The recipe for success has been right there: McDavid playing at home against a middle of the road defense who were forced to throw their 3rd string goalie between the pipes. Still, the man we call McJesus has underwhelmed in the last 2 games against the Leafs. The Oilers as a whole stunk it up too as they were blanked for 2 straight games for the first time since Reagan was in office. Although Toronto gets Freddie Anderson back tonight, the Oilers stats dictate that positive regression should be coming in a big way. When it does, McDavid will be smack dab in the midst of it.

David Pastrnak (BOS) vs WAS

The last time the Bruins took on the Caps, there was 15 goals scored between the 2 teams. Pasta was a huge part of the Bruins production in that series, as he has 2 goals and an assist. More recently, the superstar winger was gone for 7 goals in his last 4 games. Also over his last 5 games, he has taken a whopping 23 shots on goal.

THE FIVE HOLE

Here are some players that might not be household names and/or who might fly under the radar, but that are in great spots tonight. In short, these are some less well known one offs that will save you some salary in cash games and bolster your GPP stacks.

Nazem Kadri (COL) vs SJS

The well oiled offensive machine that was the Colorado Avalanche seems to have thrown a sprocket this year. Don’t get me wrong:  they’re still a formidable offense (especially at home) who has some of the best upside in the NHL. The trouble this season has been consistency. Although they were on the wrong side of a 6-2 drubbing at the hands on the Sharks last night, this looks like a great bounce back spot for the Avs, and that’s why I love Kadri. At only $5300 on DK he gives you solid production (13 points in 19 games, including 4 points in his last 3) and he skates on the Avs top power play unit.

Alex Tuch (VGK) vs MIN

Last but certainly not least is Golden Knights winger Alex Tuch. With his DK price seemingly parked at $3800, Tuch has consistently provided DFS’ers with great value in both cash games and GPPs. In the 18 games he’s appeared in for Vegas hes notched 14 points (8 goals, 6 assists). Further, he’s picked up the scoring pace of late, finding the back of the net 4 times over his last 4 games, including one last night against the same Wild squad against whom he will play tonight.

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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