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Friday 15th Dec 2017

Wednesday night presents just a four game schedule, but they’re four good games involving a few of the hottest teams in the league. The Philadelphia Flyers have won nine straight and are headed to Colorado to play one of the worst puck possession teams. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay is in Calgary to take on the rejuvenated Flames, and the player responsible for the new life is Johnny Gaudreau returning from his hand injury.

The headliner for me is the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins hosting the Boston Bruins, but let’s gets to the DFS gems for tonight.

Jakub Voracek ($6900, Philadelphia Flyers): Finally, it looks as if the Jakub Voracek from two seasons back has returned, and returned with a vengeance. Voracek has four goals and 15 points over the last nine games, all wins. The Flyers face a struggling Colorado team, with the stars aligning to make that ten in a row. The Flyers boast the second best power play in the NHL at 24.14%, while Colorado struggles mightily on the penalty kill at 79.25% - 24th overall. Colorado is also 3-6-1 in their last ten, so along with Jakub, I recommend you try to stack with Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds since goalie may be cheaper than other options tonight.

Johnny Gaudreau ($7000, Calgary Flames): Ever since Johnny Hockey has returned, the Flames have been darn near unstoppable going 6-1 in the process, with the loss being in overtime. Gaudreau has five goals and nine points since his return and has also sparked the much needed fire under line mate Sean Monahan and young defenseman Dougie Hamilton. At home tonight against the lost identity Tampa Bay Lightning (2-7-1 their last ten) Calgary can take over the lead in the Pacific with a victory, only being a point back of Anaheim and Edmonton in a division that is wide open now.

Mark Stone ($5700, Ottawa Senators): Speaking of finding lost touches, Stone is another fantasy name I’m glad to see starting to populate the score sheet again. With 12 points his last 11 games, Stone can spark the Sens offense that got lost half way through their west coast trip. San Jose is in town tonight--Ottawa just beat them four games ago on the left coast--and Stone potted a sweet goal that night as well. The Sharks present no small task though going 7-3-0 in their last ten, but as I just mentioned, Ottawa was one of those three losses, and with the Sens relying on back up net minders with the personal absence of Craig Anderson, this game has offense written all over it.

You can Tweet me @PolkaPat.

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