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The top line for the Preds should see relatively low ownership in tournaments tonight as Nashville has just a 2.5 implied team total, but they should see favorable even-strength matchups. The Stars had been matching the Faksa line (33.2 SCA/60, 19.3 HDCA/60 in 96+ minutes at 5v5) against opposing top competition, which has gone about as well as you think it would. Going up against NSH1, which has some of the best chance-generation metrics in the entire NHL, look for Forsberg, Arvidsson, and Johansen to dictate play at 5v5. While the power-play has been virtually non-existent for the Predators the whole season, the $16,700 price tag and ownership discount makes them a solid GPP stack on DraftKings.
The Flames top line will likely go less-owned than other top stacks on the night, but they should see a ton of ice time tonight against the MacKinnon line at 5v5. Because the Avs want to avoid the MacKinnon vs. Backlund matchup, look for COL1 to see a lot of time against the Gaudreau-Monahan-Lindholm trio, which was rock-solid in Game 2, creating 6 Scoring Chances in under 8 minutes. The Avalanche were one of the most penalized teams in the NHL, and it has continued into the playoffs, as they’ve been short-handed 10 times in 2 games. CGY1’s price won’t jump off the page for most DFSers, but the extra power-play upside and low ownership makes them a great line to go overweight on if you’re playing multiple lineups.