Friday's 4-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 28

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

Welcome back to the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs! We have likely the final 4 game slate of the opening round of these playoffs so let's try to take advantage of that. Every series has a team now facing elimination so expect desperation and unpredictability in spots throughout this slate. That being said I expect Carolina and Boston to close out their series this evening with the Wild and Avalanche forcing a Game 7 in their series. Those teams mentioned will be the ones I target tonight as more goals leads to wins and I will follow the winners to try to make some cash!


Recommended DFS Starting Goalies

Top Options for Saves

Philipp Grubauer vs Colorado Avalanche

Linus Ullmark vs Florida Panthers

Ilya Sorokin vs Carolina Panthers

Best Odds for a Win

Linus Ullmark vs Florida Panthers

Alexandar Georgiev vs Seattle Kraken

Filip Gustavsson vs Dallas Stars

Favorite Goalies to Use for DFS Lineups

Linus Ullmark, G, Boston Bruins

Ullmark has been the best goalie in pretty much every slate he has been in this season and tonight is no different. He has gotten peppered in most games this series and been up to challenge as the Panthers have posted 30+ shots in 3 of the 5 games so far. It's close out night for the Bruins tonight and Ullmark is going to shine. 

Alexandar Georgiev, G, Colorado Avalanche

There will be no sugar coating it, the Avalanche goaltender has not been good enough through 5 games in this series and because of it the defending champions face elimination tonight. I believe that Colorado evens the series tonight though and it may be on the back of their goaltender who was so good during the regular season. 

Filip Gustavsson, G, Minnesota Wild

He is 2-2 in this series so far and despite the losses Gustavsson has been pretty damn good in this series so far. He holds better numbers than Jake Oettinger on the Dallas side with a GAA of 2.01 a SV% of .928! If the Wild can somehow grab a win tonight and extend the series then the DFS numbers will be big time. 


Recommended DFS Skaters

Highest Expected Goal Totals 

Boston Bruins vs Sergei Bobrovsky

Colorado Avalanche vs Philipp Grubauer

Seattle Kraken vs Alexandar Georgiev

Favorite Skaters to Use for DFS Lineups

Nathan MacKinnon, C, Colorado Avalanche

Big time players step up in moments like this as the Avalanche face getting bounced in embarrassing fashion tonight in Game 6. Despite the woes for Colorado MacKinnon has had a great series from a DFS standpoint with 3 goals and 3 assists while posting 24 total shots on goal. He is prime for a big night again and he will be the centerpiece of my lineups. 

Patrice Bergeron, C, Boston Bruins

He had a really nice playoff debut in Game 5 even though the Bruins lost in OT to the Panthers. He scored a goal and added 6 shots on goal in the game and against the Panthers the chances will always be there. I think the Bruins win tonight and Bergeron is going to be a big reason why. 

Jaden Schwartz, W, Seattle Kraken

Schwartz has had an excellent series for the Kraken to this point producing value in every game since Jared McCann went down. He is still just 4.4k on DraftKings and has posted 4 points over the last 3 games to go along with 19 shots on goal during that span. Too cheap in a slate like this to ignore him tonight. 

Cale Makar, D, Colorado Avalanche

Revenge tour starts tonight for Makar after he was suspended in Game 5 and now his team has their backs against the wall! He only has 3 points in the series which is surprising but tonight could see in raining goals for Colorado and Makar is one of the backbones of this elite team. 


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