With 12 games on the slate for tonight, we will have our choices in DFS, and a couple of heavyweight battles are in the mix including St. Louis in San Jose. Two of the hottest teams in the NHL are squaring off in Canada’s capital city, with the Blackhawks 8-2-0 in their last ten facing the Senators, who are 7-2-1 in their last ten games. The one I’ll be watching is the Boston Bruins out in Edmonton. Boston has been quite hot of late with a 7-3 record over their last ten while Edmonton needs to right the ship with their 4-5-1 record over the same time frame. But let’s cover my DFS picks for tonight.
Mitch Marner ($5900, Toronto Maple Leafs): Tampa Bay trails the Leafs by one game, so tonight’s matchup holds plenty of sway in the Atlantic Division. Toronto may be struggling of late, but Marner is not, with points in five straight games and six points over those five with two goals and four helpers. Scoring goals isn’t the Leafs problem; it’s keeping them out of the net, which makes tonight feel like a high-scoring affair.
Artemi Panarin ($6200, Chicago Blackhawks): With goals in three straight, Panarin and line mates Patrick Kane and Artem Anisimov have really hit pay dirt of late, and the Hawks record shows it. There has been no sophomore slump for Panarin, unlike many of his sophomore classmates. In a great matchup with Ottawa tonight, it’s often special teams that make the difference and Artemi plays not only on the Hawks top line, but also their top power play unit. He's already chipped in seven power play markers this year.
Joshua Ho-Sang ($3800, New York Islanders): Already earning his keep in the NHL offensively, Ho-Sang has points in his last three games with a goal and an assist in each of the last two. One of the Islanders top prospects, he now just needs to tighten up the defensive reigns and his game will be perfect (sarcasm). He has a long way to go but is finally getting the chance to play with the big boys, and he's not disappointing. Use Ho-Sang with confidence at home versus a Winnipeg team known for its own defensive woes.