Monday's six-game NHL slate is loaded with top-tier scorers featuring a great matchup as Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers face Rasmus Dahlin and the Buffalo Sabres. 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 November 27th

DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

This should be an interesting slate. There are some really good matchups where there could be high-scoring games. The Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers are likely to get a lot of player's attention with their matchups, but I wouldn't want to lose sight of the Colorado Avalanche and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Both teams are in the top four in goals per game over the last two weeks. The Lightning are coming off an eight-goal outburst against Carolina, and The Avs have scored five goals or more in four of their last seven games.

Recommended DFS Starting Goalies

Top Options for Saves

Jacob Markstrom vs Vegas Golden Knights

Devon Levi vs New York Rangers

Sergei Bobrovsky vs Ottawa Senators

Best Odds for a Win

Jeremy Swaymen vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Igor Shesterkin vs Buffalo Sabres

Darcy Kuemper vs San Jose Sharks

Favorite Goalies to Use for DFS Lineups

Igor Shesterkin, G, New York Rangers

In cash games today Shesterkin would be my pick. I think many people will go to Jeremy Swayman, but Shesterkin has just as good of a matchup against a Sabres team that has struggled to score goals without Tage Thompson. Darcy Kuemper is also viable in cash games as the Sharks don't have much bite these days, but he isn't the same calibre of goalie as Shesterkin or Swayman right now.

Joonas Korpisalo, G, Ottawa Senators

Korpisalo has won three straight starts for the Sens, and he could see enough shots from the Panthers today for him to get to the save bonus. He is a GPP play, however as I wouldn't want to take on the risk in cash games.

Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, Tampa Bay Lightning

In a GPP I don't mind taking a gamble on Vasilsvskiy. He looked good against Carolina, and maybe the rest from his surgery will help him regain his form as the top goalie in the world.

Recommended DFS Skaters

Highest Expected Goal Totals 

Boston Bruins vs Spencer Martin (4.1)

New York Rangers vs Devon Levi (4.0)

Washington Capitals vs Mackenzie Blackwood (3.9)

Favorite Skaters to Use for DFS Lineups

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, Washington Capitals

With how bad the Sharks are, I am amazed to see Kuznetsov's price as low as it is. He hasn't been good this season, but he gets the best minutes to create offence alongside Alex Ovechkin and he is going against a team that gives up a lot of goals.

Chris Kreider, W, New York Rangers

Kreider has five points in his two games. He has been shooting more, and that should lead to success against a struggling Sabres team.

David Pastrnak, W, Boston Bruins

The issue with Pasta today is being able to fit him in. He has 21 shots in his last four games and he will be facing a goalie today in Spencer Martin who has given up four goals or more in each of his last three starts. I would be doing my best to get Pasta into any cash lineups I could, and I would consider him in GPP's as well if you can find enough value plays.

Aaron Ekblad, D, Florida Panthers

With the Senators putting 32 shots on goal per game on average, I expect Ekblad will be able to get three blocked shots, and he has upside with points and shots as well which could make him a real bargain on today's slate.

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