The Vegas Golden Knights and the Florida Panthers go head-to-head in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Vegas was able to secure a 5-2 victory in Game 1 and are hoping to add another win to their total before the series shifts to Florida. The Panthers didn’t play poorly in the first game, but Vegas was a better team all around and Adin Hill made key saves and key moments. So who has the best shot at winning tonight? You can build daily fantasy hockey lineups on DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo Fantasy for Saturday, June 3rd, 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 

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Sergei Bobrovsky: (3.0)

Florida Panthers vs. Adin Hill: (2.6)


Florida Panthers Vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Players to target: Matthew Tkachuk, Brandon Montour, Carter Verhaeghe, Nick Cousins, Anthony Duclair Adin Hill, Jack Eichel, Jonathan Marchessault, Brett Howden, Alex Pietrangelo, Zach Whitecloud, Mark Stone.

Let's keep this short and sweet, shall we? The total for Game 6 opened at 6.0 but has since shifted to 5.5. I know we saw a total of 7 goals in Game 1, but I’m not expecting a high-scoring affair in this one. Both teams are good defensively and I expect Sergei Bobrovsky to play better tonight. With the total being lower, you can of course target a goalie in the CPT spot. Adin Hill might seem like the logical choice, but I’m going back to Bob tonight because I don’t think Florida loses this game.

As for the rest of our lineup, we are going to continue to target some good value. Nick Cousins is under $3K and is skating in the top six, so even if he does nothing, the salary relief alone is enough to get me on board. This allows us to pay up for players like Matthew Tkachuk, Brandon Montour and Carter Verhaeghe. I also like the value that Anthony Duclair provides. You can go with a combination of those four and still have some salary left over to pay up for a couple of Vegas’ top players.

Speaking of those top players, the one I will be targeting the most is Mark Stone. We don’t think of Stone as a player who shoots the puck a ton, but he has seven shots in Game 1, so we can’t ignore him tonight. I don’t know if we see the same amount of shots from him again in this game, but he could still find a way to hit value. If you want to target a second player, Zach Whitecloud is the way to go. He is seeing close to 20 minutes a game, which may not seem like much, but Vegas rolls all six defensemen and only two of them played over that mark (Alex Pietrangelo and Shea Theodore). He also managed to score a goal in the first game, but don’t bet on that to happen again. We are looking for him to block shots and he’s been doing that consistently in the playoffs.