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NHL Plays: Saturday

Saturday, December 30, 2017


NHL Plays will look at some players to consider adding while building your lineups. Remember to check back on this page later in the day for confirmations on starting goalies and keep an eye on Rotoworld’s daily blurbs for all your fantasy hockey needs.

 

Keep in mind that FanDuel allows you to roster nine players (2C, 4W, 2D, 1G) with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a cap of $50,000 for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 1G, 1UT).la

 

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Tuukka Rask G (Boston) - $8,400 FanDuel, $8,400 DraftKings

Tuukka Rask is an amazing 9-0-1 in his last ten games and has given up only 13 goals in 266 shots in the 10 games. He is actually 9-0 in games he has started. Rask got off to a slow start this season with a 3-8-2 record but his GAA is now 2.23 after the slow start. He is a must start, especially playing a rather weak Ottawa team.

 

Matt Dumba D (Minnesota) - $4,300 FanDuel, $4,300 DraftKings

 

Dumba is really coming into his own of late with four goals and seven points in his last seven games. He has seven goals and 21 points this season and chips in with 64 shots on goal and 53 blocked shots. Great price for the 23-year-old, especially in FanDuel.

 

Mattias Ekholm D (Nashville) - $4,500 FanDuel, $4,300 DraftKings

Ekholm has not had a point in his last six games but he still has six goals and 21 points this season and is ready to break out of his slump as the Predators take on the Wild. Ekholm is a streaky scorer and may lose some power play time to Ryan Ellis who should return next week so this could be his last chance to showcase his offensive talents with the man-advantage. He has 65 shots and 56 blocked shots this season.

 

Vincent Trocheck C (Florida) - $6,500 FanDuel, $6,900 DraftKings

The Panthers have a great first line starring Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau but Trocheck is the Florida leader in goals, shots on goal and second in points with 14 goals, 35 points and 120 shots. Throw in 30 blocked shots and Trocheck is the top DFS player on the Panthers.

 

Brad Marchand W (Boston) - $7,600 FanDuel, $7,300 DraftKings

 

Marchand is pointless in four of his last five games but still has 15 goals and 32 points in 28 games. The one game he did score in was a three-point night. Marchand is playing on the top line with David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron and the trio are due to break loose.

 

Brock Boeser W (Vancouver) - $6,900 FanDuel, $6,600 DraftKings

Boeser has been a dream for the Canucks who were lacking in star power. Boeser became the quickest Canuck to 25 goals in team history as he did it in 44 games. Boeser has 21 goals this season in 35 games (he had four in nine games last year after leaving the University of North Dakota) and has 17 assists as well. He is the Canucks top player and using him with linemates Thomas Vanek and Sam Gagner may be a good play on Saturday.

 

Goaltenders

 

Boston (Tuukka Rask) Confirmed @ Ottawa (Mike Condon) Confirmed

Montreal (Carey Price) @ Florida (James Reimer) confirmed

New Jersey (Cory Schneider) Confirmed @ Washington (Braden Holtby) confirmed

Carolina (Scott Darling) confirmed @ St. Louis (Carter Hutton)

Minnesota (Alex Stalock) @ Nashville (Juuse Saros)

Los Angeles (Jonathan Quick) @ Vancouver (Jacob Markstrom)



Michael Finewax is entering his 13th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.
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