FanDuel NHL: Wednesday Value Plays
FanDuel NHL: Wednesday Value Plays

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GOALIE

David Rittich, CGY vs. DAL ($7,500): If you believe in David Rittich, he's a steal at this price. After all, he has a 2.04 GAA and .930 save percentage. If that's not enough to entice you, the Stars will be on the road for the second game of a back-to-back. That certainly increases Rittich's chances of picking up a win.

CENTER

Dylan Larkin, DET vs. STL ($6,300): Finally, Larkin's puck luck has returned. After posting a 6.9 shooting percentage last year, the 22-year-old has an 11.0 mark this season. That's helped him score nine goals in 24 games. Meanwhile, the Blues have a 3.32 GAA and .893 save percentage as a team.

Carl Soderberg, COL vs. PIT ($4,400): Soderberg has eight goals and eight assists on the season, providing some solid secondary scoring for the Avalanche. That includes eight points on the power play. The Penguins are on the road for the second game of a back-to-back, and third-string goalie Tristan Jarry is likely to start. He played well in his one start this season, but last year he had a .908 save percentage.

WING

Rickard Rakell, ANA at FLA ($6,900): Rakell's luck is bound to turn around. He's scored at least 33 goals in each of his last two seasons, and he only has four this year. That's on 78 shots through 26 games, so the goals should come in time. The Panthers have a 3.59 GAA, second highest on the team, and starter Roberto Luongo is currently injured.

Elias Lindholm, CGY vs. DAL ($6,400): Lindholm has been a little streaky, but in the end he's got 23 points in 24 games, which is what really matters. He's been helped by the fact he's averaged 20:36 per game in ice time, and 3:30 on the power play. Since the Stars are another team on the road for the second night of a back-to-back, they may either give Anton Khudobin another start, or give rookie Landon Bow his first career start. Either way, it bodes well for Lindholm.

Andreas Athanasiou, DET vs. STL ($5,000): The speedy winger has been on fire since returning from injury, as he has six goals and three helpers in his last nine outings. Overall, he's notched 10 goals in 20 games. As previously noted, the Blues have a 3.32 GAA. Jake Allen, who has an .896 save percentage, had a .906 save percentage last season, so this doesn't feel likely merely a bad start at this point.

DEFENSE

Alex Pietrangelo, STL at DET ($5,400): Last season, Pietrangelo scored 15 goals on 216 shots, and he had 13 points on the power play as well. He has four goals this season on 47 shots, but he also has six assists. Though Jimmy Howard has had a really good season, in his last outing he allowed three goals on 16 shots and only lasted one period. It's a small sample size, but also a reason for concern given Howard's track record.

Noah Hanifin, CGY vs. DAL ($4,000): In his first year with the Flames, Hanifin has averaged 20:15 per game in ice time. The 21-year-old has played well recently, as he's notched six points in his last five games. The Stars are banged up, including in goal, and they are on the road for their second game of a back-to-back. Anton Khudobin had a 3.07 GAA heading into his start Tuesday, and Landon Bow has yet to make a start.

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