Monday's 4-game NHL slate is loaded with top-tier scorers featuring a great matchup as Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche face David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins. 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 8th

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It is an interesting four-game slate today as we have some genuinely fun matchups. The matchup that stands out the most for me is Dallas at Minnesota. The Stars have been scoring four goals per game on average in the last couple of weeks, and Marc-Andre Fleury hasn't played well this season. This could be a long night for the Wild at home. The other matchup that stands out for me is Boston at Colorado. In Boston's last six games, they have scored five goals per game on average, while Colorado has struggled defensively as they are in the bottom third in the league in goals against, and Alexandar Georgiev hasn't helped much either with a 0.894 save percentage on the year.

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Top Options for Saves

Carter Hart vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Marc-Andre Fleury vs Dallas Stars

Alex Nedeljkovic vs Philadelphia Flyers

Best Odds for a Win

Igor Shesterkin vs Vancouver Canucks

Scott Wedgewood vs Minnesota Wild

Alexandar Georgiev vs Boston Bruins

Favorite Goalies to Use for DFS Lineups

Carter Hart G, Philadelphia Flyers

Hart has been feast or famine as of late. He has either been giving up no goals, or blowing up. With that said, he has only lost once in regulation in his last nine games, and he played very well in a win the last time the Flyers faced the Penguins.

Igor Shesterkin G, New York Rangers

Outside the game against the Hurricanes, we have seen Shesterkin play well in his last five days. With that said though I don't love his price, and I see him as a GPP play only, as he has struggled at home this season, and Vancouver has enough firepower to score four times or more today.

Jeremy Swayman G, Boston Bruins

Swayman has lost just once this season on the road. If the Bruins can lock down the Avalanche's top line it shouldn't be a surprise for them to win this game on the road. In a GPP I don't mind taking Swayman on the road as he could see a lot of shots as well.

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Highest Expected Goal Totals 

New York Rangers vs Thatcher Demko (3.6)

Dallas Stars vs Marc-Andre Fleury (3.2)

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carter Hart (3.2)

Favorite Skaters to Use for DFS Lineups

Nathan MacKinnon, C, Colorado Avalanche

MacKinnon has as solid of a floor as you're going to find. He has 17 shots in his last three games, and seven points in those three games as well. It isn't a great matchup against Boston, but that will keep his ownership numbers down as well and be a boon if he had a big game.

Travis Konecny, W, Philadelphia Flyers

With goals in four of his last five games, Konecny has been one of the hottest players in the league as of late. He also has five shots or more in three straight games, which will help his floor in what should be a hard-fought matchup against the Penguins.

Mason Marchment, W, Dallas Stars

We continue to see solid value from Marchment who has points in four straight games, and he has had five shots or more in two of those games as well. With the Stars having one of the better matchups tonight we should look for him to keep his point streak alive.

Jacob Trouba D, New York Rangers

Trouba has points in three of his last four games, and he has blocked three shots or more in four of his last five games. Trouba's floor remains really high, and with the Rangers facing a Canucks team today that hasn't been good on the road, I would expect them to score more than a few goals.


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