There is only one game tonight, but three tomorrow, so the Featured DraftKings contests expand over two nights, combining all four games!
- Add even more excitement to the NHL playoffs
- Prove your NHL knowledge
- Compete with other hockey fans around the globe
- $13,000 prize pool
- First place wins $1,500
- Only $4 to Enter!
- $6,000 prize pool
- First place wins $1,000
- $33 to Enter!
Here’s a quick explanation on how to build your lineup an play! You have $50,000 in Salary space, to build a team that consists of 2C, 3W, 2D, 1G and 1 Util. Below you will find how skaters and goalies scoring works!
• Players will accumulate points as follows:
- Goal = +3 PTS
- Assist = +2 PTS
- Shot on Goal = +0.5 PTS
- Blocked Shot = +0.5 PTS
- Short Handed Point Bonus (Goal/Assist) = +1 PTS
- Shootout Goal = +0.2 PTS
- Hat Trick Bonus = +1.5 PTS
• Goalies only will accumulate points as follows:
- Win = +3 PTS
- Save = +0.2 PTS
- Goal Against = -1 PTS
- Shutout Bonus = +2 PTS
• Goalie Scoring Notes:
- Goalies WILL receive points for all stats they accrue, including goals and assists.
- The Goalie Shutout Bonus is credited to goalies if they complete the entire game with 0 goals allowed in regulation + overtime. Shootout goals will not prevent a shutout. Goalie must complete the entire game to get credit for a shutout.
Below I’ve listed my top DFS line stacks, defensemen and goalies as well as a few sample DraftKings lineup for tonight
Evgeny Kuznetsov – vs. PIT – $6,300
The Capitals’ backs are against the wall on Saturday night. Either they win and head back to Pittsburgh or lose and go golfing. Matt Murray has been a difference maker in this series, but the Johansson-Kuznetsov-Williams line has played much better in the last few games and will need to become the difference makers to keep the Caps alive. Kuznetsov has 11 shots in the last three games, but just two points (1G / 1A) in 10 playoff games. They need a lot more out of him in Game 5.
Tyler Johnson – @ NYI – $6,100
The Lightning are getting to Thomas Greiss, having averaged 4.00 goals per game through the first three games of this series. Johnson and “The Triplets” line continue to provide the vast majority of the Lighting’s offence and a win tonight would send them back to Tampa Bay with chance to wrap the series up. Johnson has two goals, two assists and 13 DraftKings points (6.5 FPPG) in the last two games.
Mike Fisher – @ SJS – $3,900
Fisher was on my Wednesday cheat sheet and that turned out great! He had two goals, including the Triple-OT Game-Winner on Thursday and picked up a total of 10.5 DraftKings points. He has been a beast in the second round, picking up three goals, two assists and 6.0 FPPG so far.
Ondrej Palat – @ NYI – $5,200
Palat is a cheaper stack with Johnson than Nikita Kucherov is and he has been very steady in this series. He has one goal and one assist and is averaging 4.0 shots and 4.17 DraftKings points per game in the first three contests. He is a consistent, reliable option with a reasonable price tag.
Justin Williams – vs. PIT – $5,000
As I mentioned, I liked what I saw from the Capitals’ second line in Game 4 and they will play a huge role in the outcome of Game 5 on Saturday. Williams has one goal, one assist, nine shots and 9.5 FP in the last two games and he has earned the tag of being a clutch playoff performer. Washington needs the clutch, ice in the veins Justin Williams tomorrow.
Colin Wilson – @ SJS – $3,400
Wilson had a disappointing regular season, but has caught fire in the playoffs, specifically in this round. He has two goals, four assists and 5.25 FPPG in the first four games vs. the Sharks and comes into Saturday’s game riding a five-game point streak. He is extremely undervalued at $3,400 and stacking him with Fisher leaves a tonne of cap-space to spend elsewhere.
Victor Hedman – @ NYI – $6,600
Hedman was quiet in the first round, picking up just one assist vs. the Red Wings, but has been a force in Round 2. He has a point in each of the first three games, totalling two goal on 15 shots, four assists and 7.83 DraftKings points per game. He is on-fire and is not even one of the top-5 most expensive players at his position.
John Carlson – vs. PIT – $6,400
I think I have had Carlson in every single one of my playoff cheat sheets because he has been an absolute monster. He has 10 points (4G / 6A), 45 shots (4.5 S/PG), 19 blocked shots (1.9 BS/PG) and 5.6 FPPG in 10 playoff games so far. He is as steady as it gets on the blueline and you should expect more good things from him in a must-win for the Capitals.
Ryan Ellis – @ SJS – $4,400
Ellis is another Predator I had on my Wednesday Cheat Sheet and he picked up two assists, two shots and two blocks on Thursday, totalling 6.0 FP. He has been a steady daily producer with a middle of the pack price tag, making him a great money-saving option on the blueline. He is averaging 3.42 FPPG in his last six games.
Braden Holtby – vs. PIT – $8,600
Even in defeat, Holtby hasn’t performed horribly for the Capitals or for his DraftKings investors. He is facing an average of 34 shots per game in the second round, so there has been plenty of opportunities for him to earn points from saves. However, he is averaging nearly three goals against per game as well, but I don’t expect Murray to continue to outplay him, especially not in Washington in a must-win game.
Ben Bishop – @ NYI – $8,400
After a disastrous start to the second round, Bishop has settled in with back-to-back wins and nearly 6.0 FPPG. Overall, he has a 2.28 GAA and .927 SV% in the postseason and has averaged an impressive 5.75 FPPG in all eight playoff starts and should make for another strong option on Friday evening.
Pekka Rinne – @ SJS – $7,900
Triple overtime offered Rinne investors with plenty of saves (44) and 8.8 DraftKings points on Thursday. After losing the first two games of the series, Rinne has now stopped 70 of 74 (.946 SV%) shots to earn back-to-back wins and the Predators will look to keep things rolling in San Jose on Saturday night.
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