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NHL Plays: Wednesday

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

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).


Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Toronto will play the first half of their respective back-to-back situations Wednesday night.


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Taylor Hall (NJD) - W - $7,600 (FanDuel), $6,500 (DraftKings)


Hall hasn’t been filling the net yet, but he has been setting up his teammates for plenty of goals this season. He has collected 10 assists in 10 games and has 13 points. Hall is coming off a two-goal, three-point performance against Arizona on Saturday night. The 25-year-old winger had two goals and one assist in two appearances against Vancouver last season. He has amassed 29 points, including 20 helpers, in 31 career outings versus the Canucks.


Sean Couturier (PHI) - C - $6,500 (FanDuel), $6,500 (DraftKings)


Couturier’s long-awaited offensive breakout finally appears be happening. He has had a great start to the season, while playing between Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek, with nine goals and 15 points through 12 contests. Couturier has scored five times and he has added three assists during a four-game point streak going into Wednesday’s tilt against Chicago.


Nazem Kadri (TOR) - C - $6,000 (FanDuel), $5,800 (DraftKings)


Kadri nearly salvaged a poor performance against San Jose on Monday night with a late goal, but it was determined after the contest that he didn’t tip in Andreas Borgman’s point shot, so the rookie blueliner got his first NHL goal. Still, Kadri seems like a good bet to get back on the scoresheet on Wednesday night. He has six goals and two helpers in eight career meetings versus Anaheim. Kadri found the back of the net in both matches against the Ducks in 2016-17.


Matt Murray (PIT) - G - $8,900 (FanDuel), $7,400 (DraftKings)


Murray is an undervalued netminder on DraftKings for Wednesday's slate. The lack of a backup goalie in Pittsburgh has overworked him, but he has had some time to rest after he was pulled early in Sunday’s loss to Winnipeg. Murray was starting for the second time in two nights and it was also his fourth game in six days. He was superb in three outings before facing the Jets and he posted 29 saves on 30 shots in a 2-1 overtime victory against Edmonton. Murray is 2-0-0 versus the Oilers in his career with a 1.99 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage.


Brandon Montour (ANA) - D - $4,400 (FanDuel), $4,600 (DraftKings)


Montour’s four goals through 11 games ties him for the most among defensemen going into Wednesday night’s action. He has contributed seven points this year, including three on the power play. Montour is logging heavy minutes this season and seeing time on the Ducks’ top power-play unit.


Tim Heed (SJS) - D - $4,200 (FanDuel), $3,900 (DraftKings)


Heed has the potential to be a solid value play on the back end Wednesday night. He has tallied two goals and four assists in nine games this year, while generating three points on the power play. San Jose’s game against Nashville has the makings of a low-scoring affair and taking advantage of any power-play opportunities will probably decide the outcome. Heed and Brent Burns occupy the points on the Sharks’ top unit.


Probable Goaltenders:


Philadelphia (Brian Elliott) Confirmed @ Chicago (Corey Crawford) Confirmed

Pittsburgh (Matt Murray) Confirmed @ Edmonton (Cam Talbot) Confirmed

New Jersey (Cory Schneider) Confirmed @ Vancouver (Jacob Markstrom) Confirmed

Toronto (Frederik Andersen) Confirmed @ Anaheim (John Gibson) Confirmed

Nashville (Pekka Rinne) @ San Jose (Martin Jones) Confirmed

Corey Abbott

Corey Abbott is an Editor for Hockey on Rotoworld. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @CoreAbbott.