New York Islanders @ Tampa Bay Lightning June 19th, 2021

Spread: TB -1.5

O/U: 5









Nikita Kucherov , F TB

Kucherov just continues to rack up the points. He has at least a point in the last five games.

Andrei Vasilevskiy, G TB

There might not be a safer floor in this game than Vasilevskiy. He hasn’t given up more than two goals in just two of his last nine games. 

Ryan Pulock D NYI

Should this be a low scoring game, Pulock is in a place where he can get you points without hitting the scoreboard. He blocks shots on a regular basis, but he will also give you shots and he has scored in two of his last three games.


Victor Hedman, D TB

The blocks came back for Hedman in game 3, and he keeps getting points. You can use Hedman in the captain spot, but he does have one of the safer floors.

Scott Mayfield, D NYI

Mayfield missed the block total for the first time in three games last game, but I still love the floor with Mayfield. I expect he will surpass the three block total again tonight.

Mathew Barzal, F NYI

After a slow start to the playoffs, Barzal has really turned things around as of late. He has scored in four of his last five games played, and he has scored in back-to-back games.

Brayden Point, F TB

With points in six straight games, Point continues to get it done. He is point dependent, because he doesn’t offer many shots or blocks, but he is in a good place to get points.

Value Tier

Blake Coleman F TB

Coleman has points in back-to-back games, and you will need the points to hit value as he won’t shoot or block shots.

Ryan McDonagh F TB

McDonagh is a player that can hit the block bonus and still give you some shots. He isn’t likely to get you any points, but in low scoring games, those points are valuable.

Noah Dobson, D NYI

Dobson is a nice value play. He is the primary defensemen on the Islanders power play, which is a nice path for him to get points.


Prize Picks

Victor Hedman Over 3.5 Fantasy Points  - Over

Hedman can get you to 3.5 fantasy points with shots and blocks alone, so if he can get a point or an extra shot or block then you’re going to be over on this one. 

Semyan Varlamov 28.5 Saves - Under

Varlamov has been under 29 saves in 3 of this last four games, and with the Islanders likely to do everything they can to slow down the Lightning, I expect this to be another game where Varlamov hits the under.