So far there have been a few surprises but nothing too shocking. Though, the Blackhawks and Kings faithful may disagree. Picking them in Iceholes has jinxed them - my plan is working! Anyway let’s get to some hot picks for the games on Tuesdays schedule.
Brian Elliott – St. Louis ($8600): I hate to sound like a broken record but Elliott has played like a man possessed over the last month and a half. He has stood up to the task of stopping Chicago’s relentless attack, all the while posting a .963 Save Percentage and a 1.28 GAA through three games with two wins thus far.
Craig Smith – Nashville ($4900): Look for more on Smith in Friday’s Iceholes. He plays on the Predators top power play unit and second line, contributing shots on goal, blocks, and hits along with being a prolific scorer. The last time Smith registered a goose-egg was March 9. Smith scored 6.5 points in the last game versus the Ducks with a goal and a helper and should be up for another solid effort.
Brent Seabrook – Chicago ($6300): The Blackhawks may be down 2-to-1, but Seabrook is doing his part. Last game, he totaled six shots and seven hits with over 24 minutes of ice time, embellished by seeing action on the Hawks top power play unit.