Below are game breakdowns for each of the three games on Thursday’s NHL DFS slate. Example lineups will be added to this post in the afternoon at least an hour prior to lock.


The home team has yet to lose in this series, and the Caps lead 2-1. The Canes could easily have won every game in this series and probably should have a 2-1 lead if nothing else. Carolina dominated the shot attempt share at even strength in both Games 1 and 3, and they narrowly led in that respect in Game 2, which they lost in overtime. Washington is the only team playing on this slate that was a decidedly below average defensive team in the regular season, so the matchup is a good one for a favored Carolina team that we again expect to win the shot share battle.

With Carolina winning 5-0 in Game 3, you can expect them to try and deploy the same line matchups again tonight. Sebastian Aho’s line was the biggest beneficiary of those matchups primarily facing the Evgeny Kuznetsov line at even...