Nathan MacKinnon (DK: $6,900 FD: $8,500): The Colorado Avalanche will host the Minnesota Wild tonight in what is a bit of a lopsided matchup. This will be the 2nd game of the season for both teams. Colorado managed to win 5-3 over Calgary while Minnesota lost 4-2 to Nashville. MacKinnon and company quickly continued their usual ways to start the season as he got involved, recording an assist and registering seven shots on net, granting him the +3 bonus on DraftKings. MacKinnon has quickly become one of the best players in the league, finishing with 41 goals and 58 assists to end up 7th in the league with 99 points last year. Tonight, MacKinnon has actually been given a lower price point on DraftKings than he was on Wednesday. While Minnesota has been known to be a more defensive team than Calgary, they are overall a much worse team. Where Colorado should really take advantage is the power play. Last year on the road Minnesota ranked 24th on the penalty kill, allowing teams to score 21.7% of the time. Colorado drew the most penalties last year, ending with 286 power play opportunities. With Colorado having one of the highest implied totals tonight at 3.4 goals, we suggest you lock MacKinnon into your lineups.
Elias Lindholm (DK: $4,400 FD: $5,500): The Calgary Flames will have their home opener tonight against the Vancouver Canucks, in what can quickly become a lopsided game. Last year, the Flames led the league in scoring on home ice, scoring 4.03 goals per game. With nearly an identical team to last year, we expect this to continue this season. Elias Lindholm is criminally underpriced on both DraftKings and FanDuel, especially considering he is on Calgary’s top line and top power play unit. In addition, he continued where he left off last year, recording an assist in his first game of the season against Colorado. Lindholm had his first season in Calgary last year, and it led to career numbers, recording 27 goals and 51 assists in 81 games. A handful of his work came on the power play where he registered nine goals and 17 assists. On home ice, the Calgary power play scored 23.58% of the time, while Vancouver on the road ranked 27th on the penalty kill, allowing opponents to score 22.8% of the time. Calgary has an implied total of 3.6 goals tonight and we suggest you take advantage of his low price and lock him in your lineup.
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