Get ready for the action on the ice with NHL DFS expert Robert Backus' top plays and sleepers for tonight.
Tonight, we have 11 games on the schedule, and the push for the playoffs is on! The trade deadline is Feb. 26. Teams are now having to answer this question: Are we playoff-bound or do we start looking at which players to move. Players on moribund teams will start to feel uneasy as the trade deadline leads to many sleepless nights and possibly many families getting uprooted.
Here are my picks for tonight's slate. Try to get as many of these players onto your roster. I've also listed my sleepers near the bottom of this article to help you create some cap space.
Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Patrik Laine, Winnipeg Jets
Taylor Hall, New Jersey Devils
Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers
Teuvo Teravainen, Carolina Hurricanes
Evander Kane, Buffalo Sabres
Torey Krug, Boston Bruins
Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
Alex Pietrangelo, St.Louis Blues
Shayne Gostisbehere, Philadelphia Flyers
Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets
Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
Goalie Robin Lehner, Buffalo Sabres
Center Rickard Rakell, Anaheim Ducks
Winger Bryan Rust, Pittsburgh Penguins
Enjoy the games tonight and look for my next piece on Thursday, Feb. 8.
Never miss ASL’s latest fantasy sports news. Send us an email at newsletter@advancedsportslo