What a night of playoff hockey on Tuesday eh? Triple-overtime? Yes please! There are four more games tonight and the first night where a team could be eliminated. The Senators and Jets both face elimination on home ice. In a Twitter survey of our followers, 93.3% of responses think the Senators are most likely of the two teams to be swept.
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DraftKings lineups are made up of eight skaters and one goalie. Each player is allotted a salary based off of performance and you have $50,000 to build the best team possible that consists of 2C, 3W, 2D, 1UTIL and 1G.
Players will accumulate points as follows:
Goal = +3 pts
Assist = +2 pts
Shot on goal = +0.5 pts
Blocked Shot = +0.5 pts
Short Handed Point = +1 pts
Shootout Goal = +0.2 pts
Hat Trick Bonus = +1.5 pts
Goalies will accumulate points as follows:
Win = +3 pts
Save = +0.2 pts
Goal Against = -1 pts
Shutout Bonus = +2 pts
(Goalies WILL also receive skater points, if they score a goal or record an assist)
To help you build the ideal one-day lineup here are my top centres, wingers, defensemen, goalies and value picks for the April 21st games.
RYAN GETZLAF – @ WPG ($8,700)
After posting one goal and three assists in the first two games, Getzlaf was surprisingly held off of the scoresheet in Game 3 despite the Ducks scoring five goals. The Ducks will be looking to put the Jets away tonight and Getzlaf should be able to get back on the board.
EVGENI MALKIN – vs. NYR ($6,800)
Malkin has not registered a point in the first three games of the series and the Penguins are in desperate need of a breakout performance from Geno. Malkin comes at a reasonable price for a player of his caliber.
MIKAEL GRANLUND – vs. STL ($4,200)
The Wild’s top line of Parise-Granlud-Pominville have played extremely well on home-ice this season. In the first game in Minnesota, Granlund had two assists and that line combined for six points. With Game 4 in Minnesota, I like them again.
Value Picks: David Desharnais – @ OTT ($4,100) / Andrew Cogliano – @ WPG ($3,600)
COREY PERRY – @ WPG ($8,500)
Perry scored again in Game 3, giving him three goals and two assists in the first three games of the series. The Ducks would love to sweep the Jets tonight and Perry is one of the hottest players going right now.
ZACH PARISE – vs. STL ($8,200)
Parise potted his first goal of the playoffs and added his third helper in the Game 3 win. As previously mentioned, this top-line is great at Xcel Energy Center—Parise has 20 goals and 17 assists (37 points) in 39 games at home this season.
JASON POMINVILLE – vs. STL ($6,700)
The third member of that line is Pominville. He also had one goal and one assist in Game 3 and now has four points (2G / 2A) in the first three contests. He now has 12 more points at home than on the road this season.
Value Picks: David Perron – vs. NYR ($4,200) / Blake Comeau – vs. NYR ($3,600)
ERIK KARLSSON – vs. MTL ($7,900)
Karlsson has an assist in each of the Senators first three playoff games. In Game 3 he delivered an inspired performance, registering four shots and six hits. In an elimination game, expect Karlsson to be at his best once again.
SAMI VATANEN – @ WPG ($5,000)
Vatanen had three points (1G / 2A) in the series opener, but hasn’t registered a point in the last two games, despite having six shots on goal. He is the Ducks top blue line option, and in a big game for Anaheim, he should be in top form.
Value Picks: Patrick Wiercioch – vs. MTL ($3,400) / Matt Dumba – vs. STL ($3,300)
CAREY PRICE – @ OTT ($9,300)
Price has yet to lose in the playoffs and has posted a strong 1.88 GAA and .939 SV% so far. He will probably be great again tonight as the Habs look to complete the sweep of the Senators.
DEVAN DUBNYK – vs. STL ($8,500)
Dubnyk is coming off of his first career playoff shutout and has posted the second best GAA (1.68) at this point in the postseason. The Wild are great on home-ice, so they have a nice chance to take a 3-1 series lead.