We have one game today that features two teams with a ton of elite talent. Vegas was able to overcome a 4 goal performance from Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl, but can they do it again today? The Edmonton Oilers will be looking to even the series before heading back home for game three. You can build daily fantasy hockey lineups on DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo Fantasy for Saturday, May 6th, but before you build those NHL daily fantasy lineups, don’t forget to check out our NHL DFS projections, the NHL Value Finder, and the NHL DFS lineup generator. Let's now take a closer look at the daily fantasy hockey top plays for tonight's NHL DFS Showdown slate.

Highest Expected Goal Totals 


Edmonton Oilers: 3.7

Vegas Golden Knights: 3.5


Edmonton Oilers vs Vegas Golden Knights

Players to target: Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Evan Bouchard, Mark Stone, Chandler Stephenson, Jack Eichel

Game one was a wild affair, with ten total goals scored, and with the forwards who are in this series there is a good chance that many of these games will have high scores. The Oilers forwards while expensive, are predictable. You can be fairly certain that if the Oilers score goals McDavid and/or Draisaitl are involved. It’s really just a matter of how much you want to invest in the surrounding cast of players. We see Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Zach Hyman, and to a lesser extent, Evander Kane produce, we just don’t always see it on the same night. Vegas is much less consistent. They have been getting points from Mark Stone, Chandler Stephenson, and Jack Eichel, but outside of that you could see almost anyone get goals, and that is exactly what we saw in game one with Michael Amadio getting a goal and Ivan Barbashev scoring two. There is certainly value to be had there if you can guess the right players, but the wrong ones will likely net you a zero.

When we look at these two defensive groups they are nearly the opposite of the forwards. Vegas has consistent sources of DFS production, as they will block a lot of shots, and with that, you can look to players like Zach Whitecloud, and Brayden McNabb for value. If you want to go to the top end, you can certainly get a lot of production from Alex Pietrangelo who will get points, block shots and put shots on goal. When we look at the Oilers, Evan Bouchard has been productive in these playoffs, and he continues to get time on the top powerplay unit. You can also look at Darnel Nurse, who had seven shots in game one and will also block some shots.

For the purposes of a showdown contest tonight, I wouldn’t risk using either team's goalies. It is possible that we could see a good performance from either Stuart Skinner or Laurent Brossoit, but there is also a chance that these goalies get pulled and neither gets the win.

When I’m building lineups today I would give some consideration to using either McDavid or Draisaitl in your captain spot, but ultimately I preferred the flexibility I got from using them both in flex spots and then building from there. I also wouldn’t discount using Pietrangelo in your captain spot with his mix of floor and ceiling, and then looking to find value elsewhere in your lineups,