Monday's 6-game NHL slate is loaded with top-tier scorers featuring a great matchup as J.T. Miller and the Vancouver Canucks face Seth Jones and the Chicago Blackhawks. 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 January 22nd

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

The matchups are going to push ownership up for Vancouver and Los Angeles today, with them both having soft matchups. In cash games loading up on those teams will make a lot of sense. Players like J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes, Anze Kopitar, Trevor Moore and Drew Doughty will make a lot of sense. In GPP's I would be looking to Florida and Boston as teams that could have big nights to mix in with the Vancouver and Los Angeles players.

Recommended DFS Starting Goalies,

Top Options for Saves

Juuse Saros vs Florida Panthers

Anthony Stolarz vs Nashville Predators

Connor Ingram vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Best Odds for a Win

Thatcher Demko vs Chicago Blackhawks

David Rittich vs San Jose Sharks

Tristan Jarry vs Arizona Coyotes

Favorite Goalies to Use for DFS Lineups

Connor Hellebuyck G, Winnipeg Jets

Hellebuyck at this price is some serious disrespect from DraftKings. He has a 0.931 save percentage on the road this season, and the Jets are one of the best teams in the league. I am happy to buy in at this price.

Logan Thompson G, Vegas Golden Knights

Over the last two weeks, Vegas has given up less than two goals per game. Thompson has won four of his last five games, and he hasn't given up more than two goals in any of those wins. I think he is a solid choice for GPP's today, as he doesn't come at a high price, and I don't expect him to see a lot of ownership against the Devils in New Jersey.

Thatcher Demko G, Vancouver Canucks

While I would have expected Demko to have gotten the night off, it looks like he will get the start against a Chicago team that has averaged 1.33 goals per game over the last two weeks. Wins are never safe in the NHL, but the odds of Vancouver winning this game are going to be very high.

Recommended DFS Skaters

Highest Expected Goal Totals 

Vancouver Canucks vs Petr Mrazek (4.2)

Los Angeles Kings vs Mackenzie Blackwood (4.1)

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Connor Ingram (3.2)

Favorite Skaters to Use for DFS Lineups

J.T. Miller, C, Vancouver Canucks

Miller continues to be a stud for Vancouver. He has points in four of his last five games and six points in that span. His ownership is likely going to be high, facing Chicago, but I wouldn't let that deter you from using him today in either cash or GPP games.

Phillip Danault D, Los Angeles Kings

It is never a bad idea to play the second-line players when the game might be lopsided as the top line often gets a rest. Danault has four points in his last four games, and he should be in a good spot to have a solid night tonight against the Sharks.

Trevor Moore, W, Los Angeles Kings

The floor for Moore is among the best in the league, as he shoots a lot. In a great matchup against the Sharks, those shots could be goals and that would mean a big night.

Alexandre Carrier, D, Nashville Predators

The Panthers are one of the teams that shoots the most in the NHL. Carrier leads the Preds in blocked shots this season and presents a reasonably priced blocked shots option with him blocking three shots or more in two of his last four games.


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