The Vegas Golden Knights and the Florida Panthers go head-to-head in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Panthers needed overtime to secure a 3-2 victory and keep this series close. Matthew Tkachuk came up clutch with a late tying goal before Carter Verhaeghe set the building on fire with his overtime goal. There’s still a long way to go in this series and this game will be critical for both teams. You can build daily fantasy hockey lineups on DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo Fantasy for Saturday, June 10th, 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
Players to target: Matthew Tkachuk, Brandon Montour, Carter Verhaeghe, Nick Cousins, Anthony Duclair Adin Hill, Jack Eichel, Jonathan Marchessault, Brett Howden, Brayden McNabb, Zach Whitecloud, Mark Stone.
The total for Game 4 opened at 5.5 but has since moved to 6.0. The market is having a hard time deciding how many goals are going to be scored in this game. Vegas has been the better team throughout the series, but Florida is slowly getting better and can still take their game to another level. There are lots of things to like on both sides, but I will continue to lean on the low-scoring sides because both teams are just that good in goal.
As always, I’m going to be sticking with a goalie in my CPT spot. Adin Hill might look like a great option, but he didn’t see a ton of rubber in Game 3 and was nowhere close to hitting value. The Panthers don’t generate a ton of shots on goal so that really limits his upside. We saw Bobrovsky play a really strong game, so that’s who I’ll be trusting tonight. If you don’t want to back a goalie because you think a healthy amount of goals will be scored, then Jonathan Marchessault is who you should be backing.
As for the rest of my lineup, I’m going to look for some players who played very well in the last game. Carter Verhaeghe is the first name that comes to mind. He scored the key goal to win the hockey game for his team, but he also picked up an assist and added three shots on goal. He’s a great shooter and will get his chances tonight. On the other side, Marchessault will be in every lineup that I build. He’s been on a tear since the Edmonton series and I don’t see him slowing down anytime soon.
The spot where we can find a ton of value is on the Vegas blue line. As a team, they blocked a total of 31 shots last game, which may explain why Hill didn’t see so many shots. Three of Vegas’ defenseman finished with three or more blocked shots, including a whopping seven from Brayden McNabb. I would have no issue having McNabb and Zach Whitecloud in the same lineup as your only Golden Knights skaters because they are going to be counted on again to block a ton of shots and they are quite affordable. If this game is indeed a low-scoring affair, those two players could mean the difference between cashing or finishing towards the bottom of the leaderboard.