NHL Showdown Slate: New York Islanders @ Tampa Bay Lightning

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

The hero of game four, with these games expected to stay low-scoring, getting guys like Pulock who will give you the peripherals are going to prove worthwhile, especially when they are hitting the bonuses.

Brayden Point, F TB

With points in seven 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 great place to get points, especially at home.


Victor Hedman, D TB

Seemingly the one very safe floor for Hedman has dissolved before our eyes. He isn’t blocking the shots he once did, and the rate at which he shoots has varied from game to game. He still has big upside, it just hasn’t been really reliable in this series.

Scott Mayfield, D NYI

With the minutes that Mayfield is seeing, he should continue to block lots of shots, but you might not get much more than the blocked shot points though.

Mathew Barzal, F NYI

Barzal has scored a goal in three of his last four games, as he continues to be a difference maker for the Islanders in this series.

Value Tier

Tyler Johnson F TB

Not only did Johnson score in game four, but he looked great at times looking for his scoring game. He could be well worth his price tonight.

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(even if he has a great spin move), but in low scoring games, those points are valuable.

Noah Dobson, D NYI

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