Welcome to Tuesday’s 12-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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NHL DFS Picks & Playbook Today, 3/5

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

We have a massive 9-game slate that includes some elite players in very good matchups.  The Devils have a new bench boss, but will that actually make them a better team? Connor McDavid is facing the Bruins, is he worth the price tag? The Penguins have a great matchup against the Blue Jackets, but can we even trust them? So many questions, so little time. Let’s get right into it and look at which players we need to be targeting. 

NHL DFS Goalie Picks

Best Options for Saves

Akira Schmid vs. Florida Panthers

Kaapo Kahkonen vs. Dallas Stars

Jake Allen vs. Nashville Predators

Best Odds for a Win

Jake Oettinger vs. San Jose Sharks

Connor Ingram vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Tristan Jarry vs. Columbus Blue Jackets


NHL DFS Lineups: Best Goalies to Use

Jake Oettinger, G, Dallas Stars

Jake Oettinger has an elite matchup on paper and his numbers on the road have been great. He’s in a great spot to perform if he gets the start. I can’t imagine the Sharks putting up any kind of serious fight.

Tristan Jarry, G, Pittsburgh Penguins

It hasn’t been an easy season for the Penguins or Tristan Jarry. He’s been good overall this season, but his team has provided him with no support. Columbus is playing their second game in as many nights, so one has to believe that Jarry can pick up the win and post some solid numbers, right? This does feel like a trap, but I’m willing to go down this path and so should you.

Connor Ingram, G, Arizona Coyotes

It’s been a rough stretch for the Coyotes and Connor Ingram. The Arizona goalie is 2-6-2 in his last ten games but has a really good matchup on paper against Chicago. The Blackhawks are playing their second game in as many nights, and they are a disaster on the road. I know it’s asking a lot to trust Ingram considering how bad he’s been, but I truly believe he can get back to winning against one of the worst teams in the league.

Akira Schmid, G, New Jersey Devils

The Devils decide to let Lindy Ruff go and usually, when that happens, the team responds with a strong first game. Akira Schmid is getting the call tonight and he’s going to get the first chance to show his new head coach that he can be the starter in New Jersey. I expect the Devils to come out with some fire and play a decent hockey game. Schmid is a great option for a GPP.

Thatcher Demko, G, Vancouver Canucks

The Los Angeles Kings have been playing much better of late but getting Thatcher Demko at $7,400 tonight is a steal. He’s been really good all season and even with his recent struggles, he’s still worth considering in a GPP. The Canucks are one of the best teams in the league and Demko is a big reason for that. I think he can provide us with some value at his current price tag.


DFS NHL Player Picks

Highest Expected Goal Totals 

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Jet Greaves (4.0)

Dallas Stars vs. Kaapo Kahkonen (4.1)

Arizona Coyotes vs. Arvid Soderblom (3.7)

NHL DFS Lineups: Best Skaters to Use

Jack Hughes, C, New Jersey Devils

The Devils have a new bench boss and I expect him to let his best players go out and prove that they deserve their ice time. Jack Hughes has been electric this season and we know how much he loves to shoot the puck. The Matchup on paper isn’t the best, but that means we could get Hughes at low ownership. He’s always a treat to rack up points and hit the shot bonus.

Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins as a team are trash, but Sidney Crosby is having another excellent season and continues to remind the world that he is elite. Columbus is on a back-to-back and Crosby has shot the puck a lot more over the last ten games. I love his chances of hitting value before the end of the night.

David Pastrnak, W, Boston Bruins

I know the Bruins are playing their second game in as many nights, but that just means we should see even more David Pastrnak. The Oilers are a good team, but they’ve been mediocre over the last couple of weeks, and they just aren’t as dominant on the road. 

Pastrnak is a shooting machine and if the Bruins fall behind, he’s going to see even more ice time. He had three assists and seven shots on goal last night and I could see him doing something similar tonight.

Filip Forsberg, W, Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators have won eight games in a row and have a date with a below-average Montreal Canadiens team. Filip Forsberg has been decent in his last ten games, but he’s a player who can score goals and really shoot the puck. Montreal allows a ton of shots on the road, so look for Forsberg to get more than enough chances to find the back of the net.

Roman Josi, D, Nashville Predators

Sticking with the Predators, Roman Josi is also an excellent option tonight. He’s an offensive defenseman that can do a lot of everything. He’s going to see a ton of ice time and take advantage of Montreal’s weak penalty kill. His price tag is very reasonable considering just how much upside he has tonight.

Jonas Siegenthaler, D, New Jersey Devils

The Devils may have a new head coach, but that doesn’t mean all their problems are going to be solved in one day. The Panthers are 1st in shots per game on the road and I don’t expect them to slow down tonight. Jonas Siegenthaler isn’t going to blow anyone away with his offence, but he can block shots and he’s only $3,100 tonight. That is some pretty good value. He can be a cheap option in all formats.


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