Welcome to Tuesday’s 13-game NHL Slate. We have a massive slate with lots of high-scoring matchups to focus on. There is no shortage of value to exploit and there are some great top-tier options to consider. 




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Let's look closer at the daily fantasy hockey top plays for tonight's NHL DFS Showdown slate.

NHL DFS Picks & Playbook Today, 3/19

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

We have a massive 13-game slate that includes some elite players in very good matchups.  We have the usual elite players to choose from like Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon, but we can also target some really good value plays. 

Goalies will once again be a key part of building our lineups. There are some good options to choose from, but not only because they have a high probability of winning the game. Let’s take a look at which players we need to keep an eye on for this slate.

NHL DFS Goalie Picks

Top Options for Saves

Jake Allen vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Linus Ullmark vs. Ottawa Senators

Sam Montembeault vs. Edmonton Oilers

Best Odds for a Win

Juuse Saros vs. San Jose Sharks

Calvin Pickard vs. Montreal Canadiens

Cam Talbot vs. Chicago Blackhawks




NHL DFS Lineups: Best Goalies to Use

Juuse Saros, G, Nashville Predators

There are three goalies with elite matchups tonight and Juuse Saros is by far the best option. San Jose is a terrible team, and they are even worse on the road. I know it’s a risk to pay $8,500 for a goalie on a large slate, but he’s worth every dollar.

Cam Talbot, G, Los Angeles Kings

Cam Talbot’s last start came against Chicago, and he posted a 28-save shutout. There’s no reason to believe that he can’t do the same on home ice. The Blackhawks are terrible on the road, and they just don’t generate enough chances to score goals. Talbot is best suited as a cash game option.

Linus Ullmark, G, Boston Bruins

Linus Ullmark is 9-2-5 at home this season with a 2.53 GAA and a .913 SV%. He isn’t playing as much as last season, but he still has elite numbers. Ottawa is so terrible despite shooting the puck a ton. Even if Ullmark doesn’t get the regulation win, he should be able to still hit value.

Jake Allen, G, New Jersey Devils

Jake Allen has been very good since coming over to New Jersey at the trade deadline. He has a .945% since the trade and is facing a Pittsburgh offence that is beyond terrible. I know the Devils haven’t been great this season and Allen’s $7,900 price tag might be hard to swallow, but his strong play is enough to get me on board.

Jordan Binnington, G, St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues and Jordan Binnington are much better on home ice. Colorado is dangerous up front, but they just aren’t the same team on the road. Binnington has a 2.41 GAA and a .924 SV% on home ice, so I’ll gladly take my chances with him in a GPP at his $7,300 price tag.




DFS NHL Player Picks

Highest Expected Goal Total

Edmonton Oilers vs. Sam Montembeault (4.4)

Nashville Predators vs. Magnus Chrona (4.1)

Colorado Avalanche vs. Jordan Binnington (3.9)

NHL DFS Lineups: Best Skaters to Use

Connor McDavid, C, Edmonton Oilers

The Montreal Canadiens gave up 5 goals on 28 shots against Calgary on Saturday and how they have to deal with the Edmonton Oilers, who are ranked second in goals at home. Connor McDavid is going to have a blast targeting Montreal’s below-average defence. He might need multiple points to hit value, but that’s not a problem for him. He’s getting at least three points tonight.

Auston Matthews, C, Toronto Maple Leafs

John Tortorella has decided to sit a few of his veteran players, including Sean Couturier. That’s a bold strategy that will blow up in his face. Auston Matthews has slowed down a bit, but he is still a shooting machine and could easily find the back of the net in this one. I also think we can get him at low ownership, so no reason to fade him if you want to go down that route.

David Pastrnak, W, Boston Bruins

David Pastrnak against the Ottawa Senators is just **chef’s kiss**. Pastrnak finished the last game with only one shot on goal, but I expect him to get back to his shooting ways tonight and rack up the points. You can use him as a high-priced single bullet in all formats.

Filip Forsberg, W, Nashville Predators

I love me some Filip Forsberg tonight. We know he can shoot the puck, but his volume has been down over the last few games. He’s got a great matchup on paper against San Jose, and I like his chances of hitting the shot bonus and collecting a few points before the night is done.

Evan Bouchard, D, Edmonton Oilers

Evan Bouchard had a monster game against Colorado, finishing with eight shots on goal and four blocked shots. I don’t think he’s going to block many shots tonight, but his shot volume can definitely hit five against Montreal. Not to mention, the Habs are just terrible on the penalty kill. Bouchard is a great choice to hit value at his soft $6,800 price on DraftKings.

Mike Matheson D, Montreal Canadiens

I’m going to take a shot here with Mike Matheson. His $6,000 price tag is a tough one to swallow, but he’s now blocked three shots in two straight games and he’s playing well over 25 minutes most game. The ice time alone is enough to get me on board. His shot volume has dropped, but he could find his way onto the scoresheet. This is a risky option, so I would only consider him in a GPP if you have the salary to spend.




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