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DraftKings picks: Galchenyuk leads value targets

Canadiens center primed for big game; Hagelin comfortable in Pittsburgh

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Fantasy Staff Writer

Alex Galchenyuk, C, Montreal Canadiens

DraftKings price: $5,200

There are 14 centers who are more expensive than Galchenyuk, but none who have been as productive recently. Galchenyuk has 12 goals in 11 games, which include five multi-goal games. He didn't score in his previous game, but had an assist and two shots, good for 3.0 DraftKings points. The Canadiens' leader in goals (26), Galchenyuk averages 3.2 DraftKings points per game. He's playing the Calgary Flames, who allow the most goals-per game in the NHL (3.1), so expect a big game from Galchenyuk.

Carl Hagelin, W, Pittsburgh Penguins

DraftKings Price: $4,400

Hagelin had a goal on three shots in a 4-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, one game after tying a season-high with three points (three assists) in a 4-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday. He has points in seven of 10 games (three goals, six assists). Hagelin has felt much more comfortable in Pittsburgh than he did in Anaheim, and it shows. He has more goals (five) and points (18) in 26 games with the Penguins than he did in 43 with the Ducks (four goals, eight assists). It's another big game for the Penguins against the Washington Capitals, and it's at home where Hagelin has scored 19 of his 30 points.

Hampus Lindholm, D, Anaheim Ducks 

DraftKings price: $4,500 

Lindholm racked up 6.5 DraftKings points in a 4-0 win against the Boston Bruins on Friday with a goal and an assist with three SOG. Although he hasn't been an offensive threat, Lindholm has six points (one goal, five assists) in nine games this month and is on pace for his third straight 30-point season. He already has a career high in SOG (128) and has more than 100 blocks on the season (103). Lindholm is averaging 2.5 DraftKings points per contest for the season. The Ducks are playing the Winnipeg Jets, one of the poorest defensive teams in the League that allows three goals per game.

James Reimer, G, San Jose Sharks

DraftKings price: $6,900 

Reimer likely will start against the Arizona Coyotes after Martin Jones ($7,500) started and made 25 saves in a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers on Saturday. Reimer has two wins in three starts with the Sharks and has averaged 5.9 DraftKings points in those starts. Since allowing three goals on 25 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on March 5, Reimer has allowed two goals in two games, including a 31-save shutout (March 8 against the Edmonton Oilers). Reimer has a 2.42 GAA and .920 SV% and averages 4.1 DraftKings points per contest this season. If Jones starts the second end of the back-to-back games, which is unlikely, he's a good option and cheaper than other top-tier goalies like Braden Holtby ($8,700), Marc-Andre Fleury ($8,300) and Semyon Varlamov ($8,200). 

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