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DraftKings NHL: Saturday Picks

Neil Parker

A loyal Cubs, Cowboys and Maple Leafs fan for decades, Neil has contributed to RotoWire since 2014. He previously worked for USA Today Fantasy Sports.


Harri Sateri, FLA vs. DET ($7,400): The 28-year-old Finn has won consecutive games while allowing just three goals and now draws a soft matchup against Detroit. The Red Wings are playing the second leg of back-to-back road games, and they're scoring only 2.53 goals and generating only 9.88 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes away from Little Caesars Arena this season. At this salary, Sateri is a nice source of upside and cap relief.


Brayden Schenn, STL at BUF ($6,700): After a bit of a dry spell, Schenn has heated up against with four goals, seven points and 17 shots through his past six outings. The solid run also projects to have long legs, as he's combined with linemate Jaden Schwartz for 4.86 goals per 60 minutes this season -- remember Schwartz is just three outings removed from a 20-game absence due to an ankle injury. It's also worth highlighting that there's nothing scary about the matchup with the Sabres, a team allowing the fourth-most goals per 60 minutes (3.28) in the league.

Ryan Johansen, NAS vs. NYR ($5,300): With the Rangers allowing the second-most high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes (12.86) and the fourth-most goals per road game (3.41), this is a ripe matchup for Johansen. The pivot has five assists and 12 shots through his past four games, and there's potential for statistical correction ahead for his 6.9 shooting percentage. This is also a manageable salary for a top offensive center.


Patrik Laine, WPG vs. COL ($6,700): Since Mark Scheifele (upper body) was sidelined, Laine has collected five tallies, six helpers and 48 shots while combining with Blake Wheeler for 4.9 goals per 60 minutes through 14 games. The Avs are stuck in a tough spot with superstar Nathan MacKinnon (shoulder) out of action, so this should be viewed as a favorable matchup for Winnipeg and Laine.

Tyler Johnson, TB at VAN ($5,600): Mired in an eight-game goalless stretch with just four helpers, Johnson is a potential bounce-back option with a reasonable salary. He's combined with center Brayden Point for 4.61 goals per 60 minutes this season, and the Canucks are a target-worthy opponent with 3.44 goals and 11.32 high-danger scoring chances allowed per 60 through their past 25 games.

Tyler Toffoli, LA vs. ARI ($5,000): The Coyotes have struggled all season on the road with a 6-14-6 record while allowing 3.36 goals and 11.54 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes. So, with Toffoli sporting a nine-game point drought, this sets up as the perfect matchup in which to right the ship. He's also projected to skate with Anze Kopitar in all situations, and the duo have combined for 4.61 goals per 60 this season.


John Klingberg, DAL vs. MIN ($6,300): The Swede has marked the scoresheet in 14 of the past 18 games, recording two goals and 20 assists to improve to a league-best 2.39 points per 60 minutes. The Wild enter on the second leg of a back-to-back set after a meaningful 5-2 win over Vegas on Friday, so this sets up as a sneaky-good matchup for Klingberg and the Stars.

Jake Muzzin, LA vs. ARI ($5,200): The defenseman missed the scoresheet Thursday for the first time in seven games since being activated from injury reserve Jan. 18 following an undisclosed ailment. As noted, this is a solid matchup against Arizona, and Muzzin enters in solid form. He also offers nice peripheral category coverage with 104 shots and 91 blocked shots through 48 contests this season. His role on the No. 1 power-play unit makes him a solid stack option with Toffoli, too.

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