Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Daily Fantasy Hockey Morning Coffee. Today we have a small three-game slate to work with for our daily fantasy hockey needs.
Nashville Predators @ Toronto Maple Leafs (Toronto, -120, 5.5 over/under)
Boston Bruins @ New York Rangers (Boston, -125, 5.5 over/under)
Edmonton Oilers @ Los Angeles Kings (Los Angeles, -130, 5.5 over/under)
Toronto and Nashville have both been hot recently but the team I want to start my roster construction around tonight is the Boston Bruins. Even though Boston is on the second night of a back-to-back they get Brad Marchand back on that first line — a line that might just be the best in the NHL this season. And Boston is lucky enough to draw a Rangers team that has lost three straight games and six of their past seven.
Last month New York allowed a league third-worst 3.67 goals against per game and had penalty kill rate of just 71.9 percent. Over their past 10 games the Rangers have a CF% of 42.82 percent — second-worst in the NHL. Additionally New York’s SCA/60 of 30.51 is seventh-worst in the league and their HDCA/60 of 12.1 over their past 10 games is the eighth-worst in the league.
On the other side we have a Bruins team that led the NHL in scoring in January with an average of 3.82 goals for per game. Over their past 10 games Boston has a CF% of 56.81 percent — best in the NHL. Boston’s SCF/60 of 29.27 is good or 12th in the NHL over the past 10 games — and this was largely without Marchand and Charlie McAvoy.
Boston is 8-0-2 over their past 10 road games (not including last night) and I’ll look for Boston to continue their road success tonight.
Our Boston Snapshot
Our Boston Stacks (This is my best guess without seeing any updated line information for Boston this morning)
BRAD MARCHAND $8.3K
PATRICE BERGERON $8.1K
DAVID PASTRNAK $7.6K
DANTON HEINEN $4.6K
DAVID KREJCI $5.8K
RYAN SPOONER $4.8K
Power Play Stack
TOREY KRUG (D) $5.6K
Power Play Two Stack
CHARLIE MCAVOY (D) $4.3K