Written by Matt Eshleman - DF Insider on February 9, 2019

Evander Kane (FD: $7,400 DK: $6,300) The San Jose Sharks travel to Edmonton to take on the Oilers tonight and should continue their goal-scoring dominance. Since January 1st, the Sharks have been one of the best teams in the league, averaging 4.1 goals per game, with the 3rd-best power play, converting 28% of the time. Evander Kane has been one of the key players behind all this. Since January 1st (14 games), he’s scored 12 goals which is the 2nd-most during that time and also added seven assists. With 19 points since January 1st, this is 7th-most in the league. For some reason, DFS sites have not priced him up to the upper tier of pricing, even though he has been consistently putting up big number over the past month. Kane and the Sharks will play the Oilers who have been absolutely horrendous defensively. Over their last 10 games, the Oilers are giving up 3.8 goals per game and have the worst penalty kill in the league during this span, only stopping opponents 64% of the time. In net for the Oilers will be Cam Talbot who’s giving up 3.3 goals per game and has a sub-par save percentage at .895. With the implied goal total being set for San Jose at 3.5 goals tonight, we suggest you lock Evander Kane in as our first daily fantasy NHL Must-Have.

 

Paul Stastny (FD: $5,700 DK: $4,700) The Vegas Golden Knights host the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets tonight, and this is a great chance to stack a strong line that is underpriced. Stastny has been red hot, going 1-11-12 over his last 14 games, with a point in eight of his last nine games. However, for some reason, DFS sites have not upped his price at all and we suggest you take advantage of this. Vegas has been one of the best teams in the league on home ice this season at 16-6-3, while averaging 3.2 goals per game. The Knights have the 2nd-highest implied total on the slate at 3.65 goals tonight. This is largely in part to Columbus recent poor performance, and Sergei Bobrovsky being in net. The two time Vezina winner has been anything but himself as of late. Over his last nine games, Bobrovsky is posting a .873 save percentage and giving up an average of 3.7 goals per game. Bobrovsky has been even worse at 5v5 play where his save percentage falls to .863, giving up 4.33 goals per 60 minutes. We expect Vegas’ 2nd line of Stastny, Tuch and Pacioretty to take advantage of this as they should avoid the Panarin line for most of the night. Go ahead and lock Stastny in tonight, as he should continue his red-hot play in this favorable matchup.

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