Friday's 3-game NHL slate is loaded with top-tier scorers featuring some really great matchups! 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 5th


Recommended DFS Starting Goalies,

Top Options for Saves

John Gibson vs Winnipeg Jets

Darcy Kuemper vs Carolina Hurricanes

Arvid Soderblom vs New Jersey Devils

Best Odds for a Win

Vitek Vanecek vs Chicago Blackhawks

Laurent Brossoit vs Anaheim Ducks

Pyotr Kochetkov vs Washington Capitals

Favorite Goalies to Use for DFS Lineups

Pyotr Kochetkov, G, Carolina Hurricanes

The Capitals have played a lot of hockey lately and for a team like them its not a good thing. They've scored just 2.8 goals at home over the past 30 days and the Hurricanes have snapped back into the contending team we thought they would be all season. Koch is a steady goaltender with a 2.53 GAA and a good game script I think he pays off tonight. 

John Gibson, G, Anaheim Ducks

With a slate this small you need to be different and I don't know many DFS players that will have some Ducks exposure tonight. Its a risk but the Jets played last night and the Jets are scoring just 2.9 goals on the road over the past month compared to their 32.2 shots on goal. Opportunity of a slate breaking outing from Gibson tonight. 

Recommended DFS Skaters

Highest Expected Goal Totals 

New Jersey Devils vs Chicago Blackhawks (3.86)

Winnipeg Jets vs Anaheim Ducks (3.48)

Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals (3.41)

Favorite Skaters to Use for DFS Lineups

Jack Hughes, C, New Jersey Devils

He's going to be mega chalk tonight but with the matchup against the Blackhawks who allow 5.4 goals per game on the road over the last month its hard to fade him. May just need to eat the massive ownership to keep pace with everyone else's lineups. 

Nikolaj Ehlers, W, Winnipeg Jets

This is a great matchup for Ehlers, who gets the Ducks tonight who allow a ton of shots. Ehlers has a good floor with 15 shots on goal over the past 4 games and may just score a goal tonight. 

Seth Jarvis, W, Carolina Hurricanes

Cheaper than some other options at winger tonight and a decent matchup against a Capitals team that is kind of falling apart right now. Jarvis has 13 shots over the last 3 games and 27 total points on the season to this point. Gets good minutes and is likely to record some points tonight. 

Luke Hughes, D, New Jersey Devils

The little Hughes has been putting up big numbers lately for the Devils with 6 points over the past 4 games! The matchup is great against a Chicago team on a back to back and the top powerplay unit minutes matter so much for blue liners, plug him into your lineups. 

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