Pepsi7's NHL Core Plays: Friday, March 30th

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Friday, March 30th

After a crazy and exciting Thursday night of National Hockey League action, we keep things rolling on this Friday evening with a solid six-game slate. The Washington Capitals and the Colorado Avalanche are tonight’s biggest favorites, and we have three teams (Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings) playing on consecutive nights.


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Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche & Braden Holtby Washington Capitals – We have two solid options in play tonight and I would feel comfortable rolling out either goalie in any format tonight on this six-game slate. However, if you are playing cash games, I think Semyon Varlamov is the safer option. Varlamov (2.36 GAA, .930 SV%) and the Avalanche have been outstanding on home ice (26-11-2), and the Chicago Blackhawks are not only playing on consecutive nights, they have also struggled to score, ranking 23rd overall in the National Hockey League since the All-Star break. Now, if you want a little more save potential, the struggling Braden Holtby is likely the better option. The Carolina Hurricanes love to shoot the puck (averaging 34 shots per game, good for fourth overall), but they just can’t seem to score (23rd overall in goals per game this year), which sets up perfectly for Holtby tonight at the Capital One Arena.

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  • Chris Lowery (pepsi7)

  • Chris Lowery aka Pepsi7 has a long of history of proven success in fantasy sports getting his start in season long leagues where he won many high stakes expert leagues across baseball, football, and hockey. He made the jump to DFS in 2012 and dominated MLB in 2013 in a huge way by winning the FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship for a six-figure payday. The RotoGrinders Director of NHL content, Pepsi7 can frequently be found on RotoGrinders GrindersLive shows, videos, and written articles providing expert insight for hockey and baseball.


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