Tuesday's 10-game NHL slate is loaded with top-tier scorers featuring a great matchup as David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins face Adam Fantilli and the Columbus Blue Jackets. 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 2nd

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts


Recommended DFS Starting Goalies,

Top Options for Saves

Sam Montembeault vs Dallas Stars

Martin Jones vs Los Angeles Kings

Marc-Andre Fleury vs Calgary Flames

Best Odds for a Win

Scott Wedgewood vs Montreal Canadiens

Juuse Saros vs Chicago Blackhawks

Linus Ullmark vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Favorite Goalies to Use for DFS Lineups

Linus Ullmark G, Boston Bruins

In cash games, Ullmark is my go-to. The Bruins should win this game against Columbus, and I expect Ullmark shouldn't struggle too much in this matchup. Wedgewood and Saros are both viable cash game plays, but I think Ullmark has played the best of those three goals recently.

Tristan Jarry, G, Pittsburgh Penguins

Following the holiday break, Jarry has played well and so have the Penguins. He will get to face a Washington team today that has really struggled to score goals lately, which should really help the value of playing Jarry today.

Karel Vejmelka G, Arizona Coyotes

Vejmelka has won four straight games for the Coyotes, and he has only given up six goals in those games. This is a matchup against Florida where he should see a lot of shots, and that is typically when he has played his best. He is a player I would consider in GPP's.

Recommended DFS Skaters

Highest Expected Goal Totals 

Nashville Predators vs Arvid Soderblom (4.2)

Dallas Stars vs Sam Montembeault (4.2)

Boston Bruins vs Spencer Knight (4.1)

Favorite Skaters to Use for DFS Lineups

Sebastian Aho, C, Carolina Hurricanes

There are lots of great options at the center today, but Aho stands out mostly because of his incredible run as of late with 11 points in his last three games, and those points have come mostly against teams who are currently in a playoff position.

David Pastrnak, W, Boston Bruins

With the Bruins facing the Blue Jackets Pastrnak is very close to must-play status. He will shoot the puck a lot, and with him facing a below-average goalie in Spencer Martin, Pastrnak could be in for a big night.

Adrian Kempe, W, Los Angeles Kings

Toronto's goalie situation seemly has spiraled from bad to worse with Ilya Samsonov being placed on waivers. Kempe has been shooting the puck a lot lately with at least four shots in four of his last five games, and five points in his last three games.

Charlie McAvoy D, Boston Bruins

Even with Boston having a great matchup I think of McAvoy as more of a GPP play. He has points in four straight games, and he continues to play a lot of minutes for the Bruins. He could be in for a big night, just remember his floor is almost is very low.

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