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Welcome to the Saturday edition of Draftkings cash preview! We have a huge 14 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!
PATRICE BERGERON Boston Bruins $7400
The Bruins get a great matchup tonight. They are playing a tired Ottawa team. The Bruins still have a chance to win their division and have a first-round matchup against a wild card team. Bergeron and the Bruins top line have had a fantastic season and I like them to score multiple times tonight.
CONNOR MCDAVID Edmonton Oilers $8100
McDavid is going to win the Art Ross trophy this season unless something really weird happens tonight. He has really turned it on recently. He is shooting more and scoring a lot more. The Oilers are hosing the Canucks tonight and there should be some more points for McDavid tonight.
JARED MCCANN Florida Panthers $3100
Mccann is a great play tonight for the Panthers. The Panthers get a plus matchup tonight against the Sabres and should score some goals. Mccann is playing on the top power-play unit and on
DEREK STEPAN Arizona Coyotes $5000
The Coyotes have been good enough to make the playoffs if the NHL season started in January. It doesn’t but they are good enough to be useful in DFS and the strange thing is their prices haven’t gone up much over that time. Stephan has points in 6 of his last 10 games.
BRAD MARCHAND Boston Bruins $7300
The Bruins are my top play tonight. Marchand had 85 points in only 66 games this season. That would be a 105 points season if Marchand played all 82 games this season. The Bruins are playing a Sens team that ranks 30th in goals against this season.
DAVID PASTRNAK Boston Bruins $6700
Pastrnak completes my Bruins first line stack. Look for him to also have a multiple point night against a weak Ottawa team.
EVGENII DADONOV Florida Panthers $6400
The Panthers may still have a chance to make the playoffs if they win their two remaining games. It is going to depend on the result of the Flyers-Rangers game going on this afternoon. Dadonov is the Panthers best goal scorer in their lineup.
RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS Edmonton Oilers $6000
Nugent-Hopkins move to the wing has been great for his fantasy value. Playing with McDavid should be great for anyone’s fantasy value. Hopkins has 11 points in his last 10. Hosting the Canucks should help to keep the Nuge on the score sheet.
DANIEL SEDIN Vancouver Canucks $4500
Tonight the Sedin twins will play their final NHL game. They will be in Edmonton and the Oilers have not been good defensively and their penalty kill is ranked last at home. Expect Sedin to have at least one point tonight and I would expect that point to come on the power play.
ALEXANDER EDLER Vancouver Canucks $5200
Edler has been such a good cash game option all season. He offers us such a steady floor with all of the blocks and shots he gets. He is an even better option in cash games tonight as he and the Canucks visit the Oilers. The Oilers have an epically awful penalty kill at home. Edler plays on the Canucks top power-play unit giving him a lot of upside tonight.
JEFF PETRY Montreal Canadiens $4500
The Habs are playing the Leafs tonight and you guys know by now how much I like to use defensemen against the Leafs. Petry is the best offensive defenseman in the Habs lineup. He has 22 power play points this season. Given that he hasn’t been on the Habs top power play unit all season that is even more impressive. Petry has had some big games this season. He is a great option tonight.
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.
ROBERTO LUONGO Florida Panthers $8300
If the Panthers are still in the hunt for a playoff spot at puck drop tonight I like Luongo a lot. The Panthers will be playing in a must-win game and Luongo has lots of experience in playing in must-win games including an Olympic gold medal game that ended in overtime which he won. He is a big game goalie.
ANTON KHUDOBIN Boston Bruins $8200
Khudobin and the Bruins are looking to finish first in their division still and a win tonight can give them a chance to do that. Khudobin has had a great season and has been very reliable for the Bruins. The Bruins have a great matchup against the Sens tonight and are a very safe play for a win tonight.