Pepsi7's NHL Core Plays: Wednesday, January 24th

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Wednesday, January 24th

Today is the calm before the storm with just two games on deck, followed by a massive 15-game slate on Thursday, as we head into the National Hockey League All-Star break. The Calgary Flames and the Chicago Blackhawks are tonight’s favorites, and the Los Angeles Kings are the only team playing on consecutive nights.


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Mike Smith, Calgary Flames – We do not really have a lock tonight in goal, but with the Calgary Flames being the biggest favorite on the board, and with the way Mike Smith has been playing lately (1.68 GAA and a .949 SV% in seven January games), he becomes the top option in net for your cash game lineup. After a great start to the 2017-18 season, the Los Angeles Kings have taken a turn for the worse, losing seven of their last eight games, while averaging just 2.44 goals per game this month, good for 24th overall in the National Hockey League. With Smith’s results in January, and with the way the Kings are struggling on offense, I just can’t see Los Angeles doing much offensive damage this evening. Smith may not be the highest scoring goalie tonight, but he is certainly the safest.

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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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