NHL DFS: Point Shot Cheat Sheet – 8/3

The first two days of the playoffs have been exciting and full of action. The idea of having hockey all day long is nothing short of fantastic and it all continues today.


Connor McDavid (EDM)

Brayden Point (TB)

Nikita Kucherov (TB)

Alex Ovechkin (WSH)

John Carlson (WSH) (questionable)

Oscar Klefbom (EDM)

Sean Monahan (CGY)

William Karlsson (VGK)

Brendan Gallagher (MTL)

Johnny Gaudreau (CGY)

Jonathan Marchessault (VGK)

Shea Weber (MTL)

Mark Giordano (CGY)

Neal Pionk (WPG)

Nick Suzuki (MTL)

Kirby Dach (CHI)

Tomas Tatar (MTL)

Alex Debrincat (CHI)

Jakub Vrana (WSH)

Erik Gustafsson (CHI)

Justin Schultz (PIT)

Jeff Petry (MTL)


Favorite Line Stacks

*Note: Lines are subject to change depending on morning skate lines. Revert to the chat and/or look for updates here for any impact they may have.

Vegas Golden Knights

Marchessault – Stastny – Smith

Calgary Flames

Gaudreau – Monahan – Lindholm

Tampa Bay Lightning

Palat – Point – Kucherov


Value Line Stacks

Chicago Blackhawks

Debrincat – Dach – Sikura

Montreal Canadiens

Tatar – Danault – Gallagher


Top Goalies

Carey Price (MTL) – I’m going back to the well with Price after he delivered a stellar effort in game one of this series stopping 39 of 41 shots he faced. Price’s salary did go up a tad but he’s considered a high upside play.

Robin Lehner (VGK) – The only concern I have with Lehner is that he doesn’t see a ton of shots. Outside of that, I expect Vegas to win this game and for Lehner to control the Golden Knights’ end.

Mike Smith (EDM) – Smitty is very boom or bust and has been for years. This is the ultimate shoot for the upside play as he should see a lot of volume. How he handles those pucks to the net is the mystery.

more thoughts on the netminders…

I would expect Matt Murray (PIT) and Cam Talbot (CGY) to be the popular options in net tonight, neither of which I have any interest in playing. I generally lean towards a goalie that brings upside and can expect to see a lot of pucks on net. I don’t see that scenario from either Murray or Talbot and their price tags help solidify my decision.



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