Pepsi7's NHL Core Plays: Thursday, January 25th

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Thursday, January 25th

After a quiet two-game slate last night, the National Hockey League schedule explodes tonight with 15 games of action on deck, before we head into a four day layoff thanks to the All-Star break. The Vegas Golden Knights, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues are tonight’s biggest favorites, and we have three teams (Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames) playing on consecutive nights.


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Carter Hutton, St. Louis Blues – With 15 games on the schedule, we have quite a few options in goal tonight for your cash game lineup. The Vegas Golden Knights are the biggest favorite, but the New York Islanders can score, so that is an easy fade for me. The Dallas Stars are up next, but I just can’t get on board with Ben Bishop, as he rarely sees a ton of shots, and like the Islanders, the Toronto Maple Leafs can put the biscuit in the basket. That leaves me debating between Tuukka Rask and Carter Hutton. Rask has been outstanding lately and he should see 30-plus shots on his way to the win, but with Hutton being the cheaper option and on home ice, I am going to give him the slight edge. Hutton has been sensational all season long (1.79 GAA, .941 SV%), and I think we see another strong performance from him this evening.

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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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