DraftKings NHL: Friday Picks
DraftKings NHL: Friday Picks

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Sebastian Aho, CAR at NYR ($12,000): He's the most talented center on the ice tonight and playing against a team that is allowing 3.32 goals per game. He's scored nine points in his past six games, and even though Henrik Lundqvist's numbers are slightly better at home, the Rangers defense isn't good enough to keep the Hurricanes off the scoresheet.

Petr Mrazek, CAR at NYR ($7,700): If you have to pick a goalie, go with the Hurricanes. They're coming off an overtime win last night, but they have a lot of momentum on their side with three wins in their past four games, including ones against the Pens and Knights. Mrazek has been just okay this season, but he has been slightly better on the road and he was victorious last time against the Rangers.

Andrei Svechnikov, CAR at NYR ($6,400): Despite an impressive collection of young talent the Hurricanes power play is really inept, so there's not a lot of value picking guys just because they play on the top unit. All 13 of Svechnikov's goals this season have come at even strength, and he trails only Aho on the team. The drawback to Svechnikov is his lack of ice time, averaging around 14-15 minutes per game.

Lucas Wallmark, CAR at NYR ($6,100): Wallmark's certainly played well over the past two games but it's more important who he plays with – Michael Ferland ($8,000) and Teuvo Teravainen ($8,500). The hope is that his linemates can elevate his play and help him get an easy point or two, because let's face it, if Wallmark gets on the board it's not because he carried the play. Wallmark faced Ryan Strome's line last time and he should have no problem with that matchup.

Anthony DeAngelo, NYR vs. CAR ($5,800): He has an assist in two straight games, including a power-play assist against the Bruins, and offers up way more value than Kevin Shattenkirk ($5,300). He has certainly surpassed him on the depth chart, and the Hurricanes penalty killing is just average. DeAngelo's ice time has fluctuated all season but it's at a season-high right now, averaging almost 21 minutes per game in February.

Pavel Buchnevich, NYR vs. CAR ($4,700): This is good value for Buchnevich, who has played at least 16 minutes in each of the past three games and currently Kevin Hayes' winger on the second line. He gets some power play time on the second unit, which gives him even more value, and he's a much better pick than Jimmy Vesey ($4,800) or Filip Chytil ($5,100).

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Jason Chen
Jason joined RotoWire in 2013. In 2014, he was a finalist for the FSWA Hockey Writer of the Year award. Jason has also written for Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports, The Hockey News, The Hockey Hall of Fame's Legends Magazine, and Centre Ice Magazine.
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