Pepsi7's NHL Core Plays: Wednesday, March 21st

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Wednesday, March 21st

After a crazy and exciting Tuesday night in the National Hockey League, we slow things down a little on this Wednesday evening with four games on tap. The Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues are your favorites, and the Pittsburgh Penguins are the only team playing on consecutive nights.


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Casey DeSmith, Pittsburgh Penguins – Regardless of whether you are playing cash games or tournaments this evening, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith should be at the top of your goalie list. The Penguins are by far the biggest favorite on the board tonight, and although the Montreal Canadiens struggle to score goals (sitting 29th overall in goals per game, and 31st overall in goals per game on the road), they continue to fire plenty of pucks on net (averaging 33.3 shots per game, god for eighth overall in the National Hockey League), putting De Smith in a prime spot tonight at the PPG Paints Arena. Look for the Penguins’ young netminder to not only come away with the win, but to also make at least 30 saves in the process.

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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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