Welcome to another special Monday Draftkings cash preview! We have a great 8 game slate tonight. Let’s focus on tonight and get started!
ALEKSANDER BARKOV Florida Panthers $7600
Barkov had his point streak broken on Saturday, he should start a new one tonight. The Panthers host the Senators tonight. The Panthers have been scoring a lot lately with 23 goals in their last 6 games. Barkov centers the top line for the Panthers and is on their top power-play unit putting him a great position to have a great game tonight.
JORDAN STAAL Carolina Hurricanes $4700
Jordan Staal and the Hurricanes host the Rangers tonight as the Rangers continue their 2018 farewell tour. Carolina has struggled recently and has fallen 6 points out of a playoff spot. Staal plays on the first line and on the top power-play unit for the ‘Canes. The Rangers have allowed the most goals in the NHL since the All-Star break. Look for the ‘Canes to get back on track tonight.
JOE PAVELSKI San Jose Sharks $6800
The Red Wings have allowed 21 goals in their last 5 games. They have fallen out of the playoff picture and are playing out the last month of the season. The Sharks are looking to secure home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Look for the Sharks to play well tonight and to score about 4 goals tonight. I think Pavelski is in for a multi-point night.
EVGENII DADONOV Florida Panthers $6900
Dadonov had his multi-point game scoring streak broken Saturday night. With the Panthers looking to get into the playoffs in a month they should be the more desperate team. The Panthers should be able to get their top line on the ice in positive matchups as the Sens do not have a deep defensive core and look for the Panthers to take advantage of some positive matchups at home.
NICK BJUGSTAD Florida Panthers $5700
Bjugstad is the third member of the Panthers top line and he plays on their top power-play unit. Bjugstad has 10 points in his last 9 games. He is a cheap value going up against the Senators at home.
SEBASTIAN AHO Carolina Hurricanes $6000
Aho and the Hurricanes are visiting the Rangers tonight and the Rangers are not in the playoff race. Aho is the Hurricanes leading goal scorer. He has been their most consistent offensive player this season. He rarely has slumped this season. He should be a safe play in cash tonight.
TEUVO TERAVAINEN Carolina Hurricanes $5600
Teravainen finishes off my Carolina first line stack. He 6 goals in his last 9 games. He plays on the top power-play unit for the ‘Canes as well. The Rangers penalty kill ranks 28th in the NHL since the All-Star break. I expect the Hurricanes to score at least once on the power play tonight.
EVANDER KANE San Jose Sharks $6800
Evander Kane has been a fantastic fit in San Jose. The Sharks needed to add a forward that can score. Kane is exactly that. The Wings have been struggling to keep the puck out of their net in their most recent games and Kane is the Sharks best goal scorer.
JOONAS DONSKOI San Jose Sharks $4600
Donskoi plays on the Sharks top line and top power-play unit. He is a great value at $4600 as he plays against the leaky defense of the Red Wings.
BRENT BURNS San Jose Sharks $7300
Berns has not produced the points that we expect from him lately but he has been producing the shots and blocks which give him the high floor that we look for when playing cash games. Also, Berns has massive upside going up against the Red Wings. Given his matchup, I am going to do my best to find the value elsewhere to figure out a way to fit Burns into my cash lineups tonight.
JOHN GILMOUR New York Rangers $3800
Gilmour makes his return to this article again. Gilmour is too cheap for the ice time he receives. He plays on the Rangers top pairing and their top power-play unit.
KEITH YANDLE Florida Panthers $6000
Yandle has been one of the top reasons why the Panthers have climbed into the playoff race. He has a 4 game point streak and 11 assists in his last 10 games.
CAM FOWLER Anaheim Ducks $4500
Fowler and the Ducks are playing at home against the Blues tonight. The Blues have struggled on the penalty kill of late. Fowler is at a reasonable price and gets the shots and blocks that I look for in a cash game play for defensemen.
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.
SERGEI BOBROVSKY Columbus Blue Jackets $8500
Columbus host the Habs tonight. Montreal is tied for 27 in goals for in the NHL since the All-Star break. The Blue Jackets are 9th in goals against since the All-Star break. Columbus has won 4 games in a row, look for them to make it 5 in a row tonight.
ROBERTO LUONGO Florida Panthers $8400
The Panthers should be the biggest favorite tonight. The Senators have been terrible on the road this season with only 9 wins in 36 games. Luongo has won 7 of his last 8 games and has a record of 10-3 at home with a save percentage of .943.