Wednesday’s 2-game NHL slate is loaded with top-tier scorers. We should expect lots of tight games with some great matchups out there, but expect some of the top scorers to shine through still. So, be sure to check in with our NHL DFS Tools, with the daily NHL projections, and our NHL lineup generator when building those lineups today to help you decide which players you should be targeting!


NHL DFS Playbook April 26th

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

Tonight is the smallest slate we have had so far in these Stanley Cup playoffs so many lineups will look the same! That doesn't mean there won't be a few pivot plays and values to be had though as Boston/Florida sits at 6.5 goals for the total and the Colorado/Seattle series has seen its fair share of scoring. Make no mistake I like the favorites tonight though to win so they will make up the bulk of my lineups. 

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Philipp Grubauer vs Colorado Avalanche

Sergei Bobrovsky vs Boston Bruins

Linus Ullmark vs Florida Panthers

Best Odds for a Win

Linus Ullmark vs Florida Panthers

Alexandar Georgiev vs Seattle Kraken

Philipp Grubauer vs Colorado Avalanche 

Favorite Goalies to Use for DFS Lineups

Alexandar Georgiev, G, Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche have had their hands full with the Kraken through 4 games in this series and Georgiev hasn't looked elite in large part either. He has allowed 2.99 goals per game so far but maintains a SV% of .908. Those numbers need to improve if the Avs want to end this series and win this game tonight but the Kraken will be tough. I like the upside with a motivated Colorado team and Makar suspended, they should focus heavily on defense tonight. 

Linus Ullmark, G, Boston Bruins

The eventual Vezina trophy winner has held up his end of the bargain so far for the Bruins despite having illness issues early on the series. He has allowed just 10 goals through 4 games and has been peppered by the opposition. He has 20+ DFS points in 3 of the 4 games of this series too, the outlier being the bad Game 2 where Florida ran wild. The floor is safe and the Panthers shooting 43 times last time out gives a massive ceiling. 

Recommended DFS Skaters

Highest Expected Goal Totals 

1st Boston Bruins vs Sergei Bobrovsky

2nd Colorado Avalanche vs Philipp Grubauer

3rd Seattle Kraken vs Alexandar Georgiev

4th Florida Panthers vs Linus Ullmark

Favorite Skaters to Use for DFS Lineups

Nathan MacKinnon, C, Colorado Avalanche

Got to have Mac up front here tonight in basically a must win game at home in a 2-2 series. He has returned some value in 3 of 4 games so far but only has 2 goals so far, I think he for sure scores tonight. If not, he has the shots on goal to fall back on as he has 20 thus far over 4 games in the series. 

Patrice Bergeron, C, Boston Bruins

Not official yet as I am writing this but it looks like the Boston captain will give it a go tonight. He has a great postseason track record and we be yearning to make his mark in this series as soon as possible. I also think the Panthers spirit broke after Game 4 so this one could get ugly in a hurry. 

Jaden Schwartz, W, Seattle Kraken

Looks like Jared McCann will be out for Game 5 so Schwartz stands to see a big increase in usage tonight and he deserves it after the last 2 outings. He has 3 points over those pair of games to add along with 15 shots on goal, yes you read that correctly. He has 11 shots in Game 4 and it was beautiful good luck to Schwartz tonight.  

Bowen Byram, D, Colorado Avalanche

Cale Makar got suspended and that was kind of stupid but I'm not here to officiate! Looks like Devon Toews will get the top powerplay but Byram is much more equipped with tools to produce points in the offensive zone. He had two big games to start the series with 21.3 and 16.8 DFS points and is cheap at just 4.9k so sign me up with the kid tonight. 


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