The bad news is that there’s only one game on Saturday, making every pick for your daily fantasy lineups crucial. The good news is that there are plenty of valuable options left in the extremely tight series between the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers. This betting guide will offer some value picks at the forward position for Saturday’s Game 6.
Andrew Copp, New York Rangers
Andrew Copp is a little more expensive than average, but with the Rangers back at home, he’s probably worth it. Copp has four goals and five assists in the postseason, and all but two of those points have come at Madison Square Garden. He hasn’t gotten a lot of shots off in this series, but he’s balanced it out by blocking shots on the other.
Copp had a goal and two assists in the last game at home against Carolina, and one of those assists came on the power play. He’s piling up a lot of minutes and is getting series time on the special teams. With options limited, Copp is a good play with a salary right down the middle of the road.
Jordan Staal, Carolina Hurricanes
Jordan Staal has made his mark this postseason by heading up a stout defensive line of forwards that has kept the opposition’s superstars in check. However, with Game 6 in New York, the last change goes back to the Rangers. Because of that, Staal has been much more active on offense when the Hurricanes are on the road, and that makes him a decent, low-priced option on Saturday.
Staal has assists in two of his last three games and now has six points in the postseason. His contributions on offense are creeping up. He has just 14 shots on target this postseason, but five of those have come in the last two games. With a crucial game coming in a very tight series, expect Staal to get a lot of minutes with increased chances on offense.
Teuvo Teravainen, Carolina Hurricanes
The price tag on Teuvo Teravainen remains below average, and that’s a good thing for players of daily fantasy hockey. He’s been Carolina’s best player in the postseason, and he’s playing with tons of confidence. Teravainen has goals in back-to-back games and has at least a point in every game except Game 3.
The Canes have notoriously been Jekyll and Hyde during the postseason when home and away, and Teravainen is one of the only Hurricanes that has been serviceable on the road. He had a goal in Game 4 and has been steadily keeping his shots on goal around three per game. He should be in the thick of things again in Game 6, so take advantage of his price.
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