Daily Fantasy: Saturday’s NHL picks
There are 12 evening games on tap in the National Hockey League Saturday, Nov. 22, and the Montreal-Boston (7:00pm ET) game is nationally televised on NHL Network. Enjoy the nearly full slate of games.
(FantasyAces.com salaries in parentheses) (all times ET)
Antti Raanta, Chicago ($6900 at EDM): The Blackhawks give the backup Raanta a shot Saturday night. It will be his fourth appearance of the season. He has won the past two starts, and has a good chance to make it three in a row. Vegas has Chicago listed as the second biggest favorite on the board, and they're the biggest road favorite. Confidence is high Chicago comes away with a win.
Nick Bjugstad, Florida ($4150 at NSH): If you're not familiar, Bjugstad sounds like a foreign kid from Scandanavia, but he is actually from Minneapolis. He has also been hot. Over his past three games, the center has potted four goals with three assists and a plus-5 rating with 11 shots on goal (SOG). He has been one of the main reasons the Panthers are 2-1 on their Western Conference road trip thus far. And he comes with a very cap-friendly salary number.
Markus Granlund, Calgary ($4450 vs NJ): Granlund comes with a small price tag and big production lately. He is on a three-game points streak, posting a goal with five points and a plus-4 rating during the impressive span, and he has already contributed three blocked shots. Don't expect much in the way of shots on goal. He is more of a pass-first type guy.
Johan Franzen, Detroit ($5150 at TOR): Franzen has been productive lately, averaging one point per game over his past eight outings, including a goal last time out in Winnipeg. He isn't afraid to take plenty of shots, and he also logs a lot of minutes on the man advantage.
Alex Killorn, Tampa Bay ($3850 vs MIN): Killorn is riding high into this tilt against Minnesota, as he has lit the lamp in three consecutive games. You won't find that kind of production at this salary level. At the very least, if he does go cold, he will save you plenty of salary to spread elsewhere.
Marco Scandella and Jared Spurgeon, Minnesota ($3400/$4350 at TB): It's one-stop shopping among Minnesota rearguards Saturday. Both Scandella and Spurgeon are cheap options who can help plenty of DFS owners. Scandella is known for the rough stuff, but he comes in riding a two-game goal-scoring streak with a plus-5 rating overall. Spurgeon has surprised with eight points overall, but his real value is for his plus-11 rating and 46 blocked shots.
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