Daily Fantasy: Saturday’s NHL picks
There are 11 evening games on tap in the National Hockey League Saturday, Nov. 8, and the Minnesota-Montreal (7:00pm ET) game is nationally televised onNHL Network. Enjoy the nearly full slate of games.
(FantasyAces.com salaries in parentheses) (all times ET)
Brian Elliott, St. Louis ($7600 vs NSH): Elliott is in line for the start Saturday. The Predators have won just once in the past 11 in this series, so Elliott has a good chance to win, especially at home where St. Louis is 4-1 in their past five against Nashville.
Steve Mason, Philadelphia ($7400 vs COL): The Flyers have been solid at home, going 4-1-2 in seven games this season. Conversely, Colorado is just 1-11 in their past 12 games on the road, and they're 0-4 in their past four against a team with a losing record.
Tyler Bozak, Toronto ($4800 vs NYR): Bozak has punched in four power play goals to go along with two assists on the man advantage. Tonight, only Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin has more PPG than Bozak, and the Toronto center comes at a fraction of the cost of Geno.
Logan Couture, San Jose ($5550 at DAL): Couture was demoted to the third line earlier in the season, and it seemed to light a fire under him. He has connected for goals in three of the pas four games, and he has at least three shots on goal (SOG) in each outing. And, unlike most other forwards, he isn't afraid to block shots. He has 14 blocked shots this season, a small added bonus for DFS users.
Filip Forsberg, Nashville ($4600 at STL): Typically I don't like to start a forward facing one of my top Daily Fantasy netminders, but Forsberg can be solid even if he isn't scoring. He has 32 SOG this season and a plus-14 rating, while also chipping in with a handful of blocked shots.
Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis ($5450 vs NSH): Tarasenko is showing no signs of slowing down. He has lit the lamp in three straight games (four total) goals, and over his past five games he is good for seven goals with nine points and a plus-8 rating while totaling 21 SOG.
Erik Johnson, Colorado ($3850 at PHL): It should be a physical game against the Broad Street Bullies, and Johnson will be right in the mix. He has matured over the years, and is more than just a physical presence. He blocks plenty of shots, has two goals and 11 points and he logs plenty of time on the power play these days.
Anton Stralman, Tampa Bay ($4250 at CBJ): Stralman has a goal and nine points on the season, but his real value is his plus/minus rating. He leads the Eastern Conference with a plus-15, and he has managed 19 SOG and nine blocked shots this season.
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