Monday's 4-game NHL slate is loaded with top-tier scorers featuring a great matchup as Bo Horvat and the New York Islanders face Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs. 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 December 11th

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

As far as four-game slates go this is an interesting one. We don't have any high expected goal totals, but you can look at each matchup and find a path to four or more goals. Colorado provides the clearest path, as Nathan MacKinnon continues to play well, and is shooting the puck a lot, Bo Horvat has been hot as of late with six points in his last three games and Toronto continues to struggle to play at a high level consistently. Dallas has the highest expected goal total today, but they are playing a Detroit team that has proven they can score goals as well, and lastly Buffalo has Tage Thompson back, and they face an Arizona team that is hard to predict, but they have been scoring at a much greater pace this season than in previous years.

Recommended DFS Starting Goalies,

Top Options for Saves

Connor Ingram vs Buffalo Sabres

Ilya Sorokin vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Daniel Vladar vs Colorado Avalanche

Best Odds for a Win

Jake Oettinger vs Detroit Red Wings

Alexandar Georgiev vs Calgary Flames

Ilya Samsonov vs New York Islanders

Favorite Goalies to Use for DFS Lineups

Connor Ingram, G, Arizona Coyotes

Ingram is a player who should be in consideration for your GPP's. He will face a Sabres team that is averaging 36.7 shots per game over their last seven games, and the Coyotes are a team that isn't afraid to let their goalies face nearly 40 shots. That kind of upside is hard to pass on in a GPP.

Ville Husso, G, Detroit Red Wings

While Husso hasn't played great recently, he is priced in a way that he has a lot of upside. Detroit should be in this game with the Stars and they could certainly win as well and the win alone should be enough to get you to value at Husso's price.

Ilya Sorokin, G, New York Islanders

Sorokin has started to play much better as of late for the Islanders. He is coming off a 34-save win against the Kings, and this is a game that the Islanders can win at home, so don't be afraid to buy in on Sorkin.

Recommended DFS Skaters

Highest Expected Goal Totals 

Colorado Avalanche vs Daniel Vladar (3.8)

Dallas Stars vs Ville Husso (3.6)

Buffalo Sabres vs Connor Ingram  (3.5)

Favorite Skaters to Use for DFS Lineups

Bo Horvat, C, New York Islanders

Horvat comes into this game with points in five straight games and multi-point games in three of his last four games. He won't draw the same attention as the bigger names on this slate which makes him a great fit for GPP's.

Nathan MacKinnon, C, Colorado Avalanche

The attraction to MacKinnon is always the shots. His big games will come and go, but his shots are almost always there, which provides an ideal cash game floor if you can pay up for him. The Flames at home should be a good matchup for him to get points as well, so I would be willing to use him in all game types today.

Mason Marchment, W, Dallas Stars

Marchment has been very solid for the Stars as of late. He has a point in three of his last five games, and Detroit will likely be without Dylan Larkin today which is likely to help the Stars as well.

Noah Dobson D, New York Islanders

It shouldn't go unnoticed that Dobson is playing at a near point-per-game pace as a defenceman on an Islanders team that doesn't score a lot of goals. He shoots and blocks shots as well, which has given Dobson one of the best floors this season.

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