Welcome to the Friday edition of Draftkings cash preview! We have a small 4 game slate tonight as the regular season winds down.    Keep an eye on lineups as they are released today. Teams may choose to rest players as the playoffs are nearing. Let’s focus and get started!

 

Center

EVGENI MALKIN Pittsburgh Penguins $7600

Malkin and the Penguins host Ottawa tonight.  The Sens have allowed the 5th most goals against since the All-Star break while the Penguins have scored the most goals in the NHL since the All-Star break.  Malkin is 3rd in points in the NHL since the All-Star break. He needs to be in your cash lineup tonight if you want to win.

BRAYDEN SCHENN St. Louis Blues $6900

The big theme going through this article is going to be the Blues need a win and so I expect them to have a good game tonight.  Schenn centers their top line and has 9 points in his last 10 games. The Blues have struggled a bit recently but if they are going to make the playoffs they are going to need to win tonight.  Expect their top line to come through tonight.

VICTOR EJDSELL Chicago Blackhawks $2900

Here is a value play that is going to give us some cash to spend up elsewhere. Ejdsell has looked good in his first few games in the NHL and it is only a matter of time before he scores his first NHL goal.  He looks to have a great shot and has the ability to score from many different spots on the ice.

 

 

Wing

VLADIMIR TARASENKO St. Louis Blues $7700

Tarasenko has been keeping the Blues in their games recently.  He is their best goal scorer and if they are going to win he is going to need to have a good game tonight.  His price is surprisingly high tonight but I am still going to try and find a way to fit him into my cash lineups tonight.

PATRIC HORNQVIST Pittsburgh Penguins $6700

Hornqvist plays with Malkin and has been benefiting by scoring a goal in 3 straight games.  On top of getting to play with Malkin, he also gets to play on the Penguins power play which is the best in the league.

CARL HAGELIN Pittsburgh Penguins $4500

Haglin is a great value play for the night.  He has a point in 3 straight games and should be able to keep that streak going against the Sens that have struggled to keep the puck out of their net.

COLIN WHITE Ottawa Senators $3100

White is playing on the Sens top line.  He is a talented young player for the Sens who was drafted in the first round less than 3 years ago.  He is a great value giving us room to fit some of the higher priced players we want in our lineups tonight.

JADEN SCHWARTZ St. Louis Blues $6300

Here we go with more Blues! Stacking the Blues top line might prove to be expensive tonight but I also think it is going to be profitable.  Schartz and the Blues are in what is as close as you can get to a must-win without it being a complete must win.

 

Defense

ALEX PIETRANGELO St. Louis Blues $6000

It should be a surprise to you to see Pietrangelo as the top defenseman in this write-up.  He has struggled recently but I am going to rely on the Blues needing a win to get back a playoff spot.  Pietrangelo has 50 shots and blocks in his last 10 games giving him a great floor for cash that we look for in cash games.  Also, he averages 27 minutes in those 10 games giving him lots of opportunities to have a big game.

THOMAS CHABOT Ottawa Senators $4000

The Karlsson home due to personal reasons Chabot will play at times giving him more opportunity for points.  He is a nice young defenseman for the Sens and has the talent to have a big game. He score 2 goals in a game as recently as Monday.

VINCE DUNN St. Louis Blues $3500

More Blues! Dunn is a great value at $3500.  He plays on the Blues second power-play unit and has managed 9 power play points this season.

 

Goalie

 

Keep in mind that this article is written before all starting goalies are announced.  Please keep an eye out to make sure that your goalie is going to start.

 

JAKE ALLEN St. Louis  Blues $8200

I am going to play the goalie on the team that most needs a win tonight.  The Blues are one point behind the Avs and with a win, tonight will move into the last playoffs spot. Allen has been only okay recently but I expect him and the Blues to be good enough to win tonight.

 

MIKE MCKENNA Dallas Stars $7300

Mckenna is my other option in goal tonight.  He might be more of a GPP option but I wouldn’t rule him out in cash either.  The Stars are desperate for a win and need one to keep their playoff hopes alive.  McKenna came in relief on Tuesday and stopped all the shots he faced on the way to a win.