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Tonight's the night. Tonight's the night that we win a GPP or big cash game. Whether its your first or second time, tonight's the night. Every day I write this saying down on the top of my sheet of paper as I begin to look over the nights games. I adapted it from a man who was a diver and explorer. After searching for more than 20 years, he discovered the Atocha, a Spanish ship sunk 300 years ago worth 400 million dollars. During the most desperate and financial dire times, he had shirts made up that said, 'Today's the Day', hinting that they would find the mother lode that day. With no money to pay the crew, these positive statements kept up morale when they felt like quitting and money was non-existent. I can certainly relate to this feeling of frustration that whatever I do is wrong or that ever lineup decision I make is the wrong one, or I leave a player out cause I didn't trust my gut instinct. At times like this, I definitely feel like throwing in the towel. But, instead, I just dust myself off, learn from my mistakes and look toward a new day and say to myself that tonight's the night. This positive thought is vital to staying in a strong, positive mind frame to prevent going on tilt, chasing after the money from the night before and letting it negatively affect your though process/lineup decisions. Stay positive because no matter what happened tonight, last night or whenever because today is a new day. And most importantly, don't ever forget that tonight's the night.

Goalies

Jonathan Bernier (G), Toronto

FanDuel

DraftKings

Opponent

GAA

SV%

QS%

Opp Goal Total

Moneyline

$7,000

$6,400

Boston

3.14

0.896

0.474

2.5 (-144)

+122

I know, I know….Bernier? In Boston? But here is the thing, Toronto is/was playing good hockey as seen last night against the Hawks. They had chance after chance but Darling stood on his head. Bozak and Kadri looked good and Parenteau played terrific too with a helper on the lone O'Reilly goal. Berniers' numbers are so so but you have to realize that he is not getting much scoring. I think tonight against a very tired Bruin team, the Leafs will roll in and find heir scoring and win.


Top Skaters

Ryan Spooner (W), Bruins

FanDuel

DraftKings

Opponent

Time On Ice

Points/60

Shots/60

Lines

Goal Total

$5,500

$6,200

Toronto

17:50

2.52

9.2

Even 2, PP 2

2.5 (-144)

Spooner had a huge game last night and was in all the winning lineups in cash and GPPs. His line as a whole has been producing 74% of the goals scored and have meshed well while Marchand was out and now with Krejci on the lam Vegas has this one as a shoot out type game but as I said earlier, I think this will stay under 5 and I do have the Leafs finding their way. Book-ended by Beleskey and Eriksson, this line is coming into its own as they find their way as players and a team. The scoring is coming as we have seen, now the winning has to follow suit.

Michael Ferland (LW), Flames

Now that Hudler has been sidelined for the past few games, Ferland has landed on the top line with Gaudreau and Monohan in his place. He found himself with a healthy dose of power play time (2:34) to go along with over 20 minutes of ice time. If he continues to show production and mesh well with his new line-mates, he could certainly make an argument for securing a permanent spot on the first line.

Justin Williams (RW), Capitals

With this team operating at almost full capacity on nights, the firs two lines are sneaky. They have such a one two punch that line match ups are a nightmare playing against them. With him averaging just shy of 3 FPPG, William is a viable play especially for the points per dollar average he can crush on a good night. Vegas has this under % but you can never sleep on Washington.

Carl Soderberg (C), Avalanche

Now here is a guy who plays on one of the worst Corsi possession teams in the league and yet he still finds a way to put up points both on the power play as well as even strength. Tonight against the good ole Blue Jackets, who we all like to pick on, I see Soderberg in a great position to get quality chances, with his line getting at least a goal if not three….!!!?? He is a solid play with a huge ceiling tonight against Torts and crew.


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