Welcome to Friday’s 6-game NHL Slate. We have a massive slate with a ton of great players to choose from, so we need to make sure we are making the correct choices. There are also some pretty good goalie matchups, so we can’t get that part wrong if we want to cash our GPPs. You can build daily fantasy hockey lineups on DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo Fantasy for Thursday, December 14th, but before you build those NHL daily fantasy lineups, don’t forget to check out our NHL DFS projections, the NHL Value Finder, and the NHL DFS lineup generator. Let's look closer at the daily fantasy hockey top plays for tonight's NHL DFS Showdown slate.


NHL DFS Playbook December 15th


Recommended DFS Starting Goalies

Top Options for Saves

Juuse Saros vs Carolina Hurricanes

Lukas Dostal vs New York Rangers

Anton Forsberg vs Dallas Stars

Best Odds for a Win

Igor Shesterkin vs Anaheim Ducks

Logan Thompson vs Buffalo Sabres

Jake Oettinger vs Ottawa Senators

Favorite Goalies to Use for DFS Lineups

Connor Ingram, G, Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona defense is far from perfect this season but Ingram is holding down the fort in a big way with his 2.55 GAA and .922 SV%. He is 11-6 on the season thus far and tonight is at home against the Sharks who are dead last in scoring average on the road, lock and load!

Juuse Saros, G, Nashville Predators

Taking a stab here but with the Hurricanes being so erratic this season it's not crazy to fade them against a very good goaltender. The floor is extremely raised tonight for Saros as the Canes average 35.8 shots per game at home this season, 2nd most in the NHL so if he can only let in 3 or less tonight its going to be a monster game. 

Linus Ullmark, G, Boston Bruins

Play goalies on the road is always risky at least the way stats breakdown but the Islanders offense lacks teeth and the Bruins remain one of the best defensive teams in the NHL. The B's allow 2.79 goals per game on the road this season, 9th fewest in the NHL and Ullmark getting the nod makes you feel even better. He isn't as good as last season but still holds a 2.71 GAA and that's good enough to shut down the Islanders.

Recommended DFS Skaters

Highest Implied Goal Totals 

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Devon Levi (3.77)

Dallas Stars Vs. Anton Forsberg (3.75)

Arizona Coyotes Vs. Kaapo Kahkonen (3.73)

Favorite Skaters to Use for DFS Lineups

Jack Eichel, C, Vegas Golden Knights

Hard not to love Eichel in a revenge game in a smash spot! He's riding an 8 game point streak into tonight with 13 points in that span and gets a Buffalo team that allows the 6th most DFS points this season to centers. 

Logan Cooley, C, Arizona Coyotes

Time for a bargain player after the very expensive Eichel! Cooley has had an up and down rookie campaign and that's to be expected but tonight its the Sharks and they're just awful. I'm betting on Cooley to pick up 2+ points tonight at the 4k price point, could be a game changer in this smaller slate. 

Filip Forsberg, W, Nashville Predators

The greatest mustache in hockey should put him in the playbook everyday but a good matchup doesn't hurt either. The Hurricanes goaltending situation is so bad right now and Forsberg already has 15 goals on the season, might just net another one against a Canes team that allows the 9th most DFS points to left wingers this season. 

Clayton Keller, W, Arizona Coyotes

I honestly can't believe that Keller is under 7k, I never thought it would happen but with the Coyotes sliding recently we get a discount! Keller gets the Sharks tonight who are just dreadful and give up over 4 goals per game on the road this season, looks like a great spot to bounce back. 

Jacob Trouba, D, New York Rangers

This guy makes my skin crawl but my bank account doesn't have any discrimination against scumbags. He logs huge minutes and should be able to body up these young Ducks players. Points aren't out of the question either but feel free to play Trouba or Fox tonight, both in a great matchup. 


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