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The Flames’ top line doesn’t have great possession numbers just yet, but they’ve run into 3 tough road matchups in a row against the Predators, Blues, and Avalanche, so we can give them a bit of a pass for a slow start. Tonight, they’ll be at home against the Bruins who really only have one line we’re scared of, and the Backlund line will be on hard-match shutdown duty against them. CGY1 should be in favorable matchups all night at even-strength and Boston has had issues with goaltending and the penalty kill, so each piece of the trio getting PP1 time is very valuable here.
The Islanders’ 2nd line will probably not have much ownership because they’re on the road with a low team total, but if you’re looking to pay up for one of the power lines, NYI2 makes for a great filler stack. While there isn’t much data on this line together, the Nelson-Eberle and Eberle-Lee combos both played very high-event hockey in their time together last season. The Ducks are getting back Ryan Getzlaf which is a bit of a boost, but their defense has been one of the worst in the league, as they’re in the top-7 in all of Corsi Against per 60, Scoring Chances Against per 60, and High-Danger Chances Against per 60 in their 6 games this year.