National Hockey League (NHL) Must-Haves are our most highly recommended players for any given slate. Our experts select these picks above the rest and have determined they are most likely to reach or exceed value. These are the foundational players that we advise building your lineups around.
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Aleksander Barkov (DK: $7,000 FD: $7,900): The Florida Panthers are in an elite spot tonight as they play host to the New Jersey Devils. The Devils have been abysmal on the road this year, allowing 3.86 goals per game. They have also struggled versus opposing centers over the last four weeks, allowing four points per game and nearly 11 shots in that span. The Panthers have 62 goals in 18 games since March 1, and have a prime spot to produce tonight. Lock in Barkov at center this evening, Justin Williams (DK: $5,700 FD: $5,400): Williams and the Carolina... Read More
Tyler Seguin (DK: $7,600 FD: $8,100): Our lone NHL Must-Have for tonight’s slate gets a great matchup on the road when the Dallas Stars travel to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks. The Stars come in as very slight road favorites (-110), but with the highest total of the night set for 6.5 goals, we can expect plenty of pucks finding the back of the net in this one. Dallas has already clinched a playoff spot, but are now playing for seeding, and a win tonight could help them avoid playing the dangerous Calgary Flames in the first round of... Read More
Sebastian Aho (DK: $6,700 FD: $6,700): The Carolina Hurricanes will host the New Jersey Devils today in what is a must-win game. In the playoff race in the Eastern Conference, and especially the Metro Division, a win for the Canes can not only secure a playoff spot, but give them a chance at finishing the season 3rd in the Metro instead of a wildcard spot. Lucky for Carolina, they host New Jersey who is 30th in goals against on the road this season, giving up 3.83 goals per game. Carolina has the highest implied total on tonight’s slate at 3.91... Read More
Mika Zibanejad (DK: $6,700 FD: $7,100): Our lone NHL Must-Have for tonight’s slate gets a great matchup on home ice when the Ottawa Senators travel to New York to take on the Rangers. The Rangers are coming in as the heaviest favorites tonight (-170) with a total set for 6.0 goals. The Rangers come into this game scoring just shy of three goals per game over their last seven, but with Ottawa giving up nearly four goals per over their last seven, we can expect the Rangers to pile it on tonight. The Rangers are also coming into this game... Read More
Viktor Arvidsson (DK: $6,200 FD: $7,600): Arvidsson is in a great spot tonight as the Nashville Predators visit the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres have been abysmal recently, allowing four goals per game over their last 16 games. They also struggle against opposing right wingers over the last four weeks, allowing 2.15 points per game to right wingers in that span. Arvidsson is on the first line and first power play unit tonight, setting him up for the opportunity to have chances to produce this evening. His Predators are projected nearly 3.3 goals in this contests, showcasing the opportunity Arvidsson has... Read More