We enter the holiday season on this Monday with a very nice little six game slate. Six games is pretty much the perfect sized slate, not too big, and not too small. Check out our DFS picks below for DraftKings and FanDuel! Good luck!
Logan Thompson – Vegas Golden Knights: The Knights head to Columbus tonight to face the Blue Jackets in what is a winnable game. Thompson has a solid matchup tonight and should end up being the safest of the bunch tonight.
Vitek Vanecek – New Jersey Devils: The Devils face the Rangers tonight in what should be an interesting matchup. Vanecek has been solid all year long, and has a chance at some decent upside tonight. However, there is a little risk involved in this one, since it is the Rangers, who can turn it on at any time.
High Risk Goalie Pick – Ville Husso – Detroit Red Wings: The Wings host the Leafs tonight, and Husso should be peppered with shots. He has some solid looking numbers of late, so this looks like a good upside spot. Don’t go all in on him, but he makes sense for some leverage in tournaments.
Others to Consider: Jake Oettinger (DAL), Igor Shesterkin (NYR)
Lines to Build Around
These NHL DFS lines are considered top plays for the night and can be considered the focal point of your builds. They will be listed by position in the following order: Center/Winger/Winger/Correlating Defenseman (if applicable).
Tampa Bay Lightning Power Play – Brayden Point/Steven Stamkos/Nikita Kucherov/Alex Killorn/Victor Hedman: Tampa heads to Buffalo tonight to face the Sabres, who finally snapped out of a losing streak. However, this matchup is solid for the Bolts, and both top lines are in a great spot against a mediocre goalie tonight.
Vegas Golden Knights 1 – Jack Eichel/Mark Stone/Chandler Stephenson/Alex Pietrangelo: As mentioned above, Vegas has a great matchup tonight, and this top line should benefit from it. They should end up seeing a lot of the Kuraly line tonight, which sets them up very nicely.
Florida Panthers 1 – Sam Bennett/Nick Cousins/Matthew Tkachuk/Aaron Ekblad: The Panthers’ top line has a great matchup tonight against Edmonton. Even without Barkov, targeting Edmonton has been a great strategy this year, since their defensive ability is questionable.
High Risk Lines
These are NHL DFS plays that carry significantly more risk, but could pay off at low ownership.They will be listed by position in the following order: Center/Winger/Winger/Correlating Defenseman(if applicable).
Dallas Stars 1 -Roope Hintz/Jason Robertson/Joe Pavelski/Miro Heiskanen: The Stars face the Blues tonight in a game that could be higher scoring. This line is the play most of the time for the Stars, and tonight is no different. Dallas could go a little overlooked on a slate like this, and this line at low ownership is always a decent bet.
St. Louis Blues 1 – Robert Thomas/Vladimir Tarasenko/Pavel Buchnevich/Torey Krug: In that same game, the Blues side of things looks interesting as well. Getting Tarasenko back provides a nice boost to this top line, and this could be another lower-owned leverage spot in a game that could end up getting up there in scoring.
New York Rangers 3 – Vincent Trocheck/Alexis Lafreniere/Barclay Goodrow: The even strength matchup for this line is very, very nice, and could set them up to be a great value play tonight. The Devils have been very solid, and the fact that this line could be limited in ice time makes them a pretty risky play.
NHL DFS Honorable Mentions: BUF1, TORPP, EDM1, NJD1, DAL1
Value Options – DraftKings
Consider these NHL DFS plays to help save you some salary in your lineups on DraftKings. Be sure to stack!
Center: Filip Chytil ($3000) – New York Rangers
Wing: Nick Cousins ($2500) – Florida Panthers
Defense: NIck Perbix ($3400) – Tampa Bay Lightning
Value Options – FanDuel
Consider these NHL DFS plays to help save you some salary in your lineups on FanDuel. Be sure to stack!
Center: Nick Cousins ($3900) – Florida Panthers
Wing: Alexis Lafreniere ($4200) – New York Rangers
Defense: Colton Parayko ($3600) – St. Louis Blues
Cash Considerations – DraftKings and FanDuel
Consider these NHL DFS plays for your cash lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. Cash lineups do not need to be stacked, and it is recommended to play no more than two players from a given team.
Center: Auston Matthews – Toronto Maple Leafs
Wing: Matthew Tkachuk – Florida Panthers
Defense: Victor Hedman – Tampa Bay Lightning
Goalie: Logan Thompson – Vegas Golden Knights
In this section, we will highlight some NHL player props that we like for the upcoming NHL slate.
Dougie Hamilton (NJD): over 3.5 shots on goal (+115 on DK Sportsbook)
Matthew Tkachuk (FLA): anytime goal scorer (+140 on DK Sportsbook)
Jack Eichel (VGK): anytime goal scorer (+100 on DK Sportsbook)
What's up everyone, I am Jon Love and I am happy to be here writing hockey articles for Win Daily Sports! I love sports in general and am a die hard Philly sports fan. Hockey and football top my list as favorites. I have been playing DFS hockey for about six years now and while it is the most challenging and volatile of them, it is one of the most fun sports you can play from a DFS standpoint. Looking forward to bringing you hockey content all season long. Find me in our Win Daily Discord or on Twitter @jlove048 and let's talk about anything sports!