Below are is a breakdown for Friday’s three-game NHL DFS main slate followed by example lineups. Please note that the pivots in the lineups are intended to skew more toward GPP plays.

Teams to Target

Pittsburgh has the highest implied goal total of the slate, which is not a surprise given that the opposing Red Wings allow the most goals per game. There are no individual matchups to target or avoid as Detroit is bad defensively up and down the lineup, so lean towards the only Pitt line with two guys on the top PP unit. That would be Evgeni Malkin’s line with Bryan Rust joining him on the power play. Malkin is priced appropriately on both sites, while Rust continues to be a value on FD but is overpriced on DK. There are three (and maybe only two) elite defensemen on this slate, and Kris Letang is one of them.

Carolina has the second highest implied goal total of the slate. The Canes mixed up their lines last night, so it may be tough to predict their combos as they could...