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DraftKings NHL: Friday Breakdown

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This article is part of the DraftKings NHL series.

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There are three games in the NHL on Friday. The Lightning head to the east side of the state to face the Panthers in the Battle of Florida, Colorado host Seattle, and Detroit face the Blackhawks in Chicago. Here are some recommended options for creating an effective lineup.


Ville FussoDET on CHI ($8,100): Husso will try to make amends after losing five goals on 36 shots in overtime loss to the Kings on Monday. He’s 1-0-1 in his win against Montreal a week ago when he shutout 29 saves. Fusso will face the Blackhawks, who have scored just seven goals in three games. If the Red Wings decide to go with Alex Nederikovic at the net, he will play in Husso’s place.

Andrei Vasilevsky, TB in FLA ($7,600): Vasilevskiy lost 3-2 to the Flyers on Tuesday. Vasilevskiy faced Florida in the Stanley Cup playoffs and won 4–0, in the sweep he had 154 shots and only allowed 3 goals. Look for Lightning’s netminder to get you on track Friday.

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Philip Zadina, DET with CHI ($3,500): Zadina had a healthy wound on opening night, but was back in the lineup after Tyler Bertuzzi suffered an upper body injury that kept him out for four to six weeks. Zadina played in the second line on Monday alongside Andrew Kopp and Lucas Raymond. He was off the scoresheet with his 14:25 action, including his 1:04 power and his playing time in the second unit. He deserves to fight the Blackhawks.

Alexander Wenberg, SEA at COL ($3,100): Wenberg has one goal and two assists in five games, recording his first power playing time, but has yet to score a point in man-advantage. Wenberg had two assists against the Blues on Wednesday and will carry that over against the Avalanche.

Nick Paul, Florida Tuberculosis ($3,800): Outside of Stamkos, Paul has yet to score a point this season as the Lightning has fallen offensively. Paul scored five goals and he scored 14 points in his 21 games in the regular season last season, and then 23 Stanley Cups as he scored five goals and he scored nine points in his contests. It was dynamite after being handed over by the Senator. He’s well-regarded at this point.

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Blackhawks Red Wings

David Perron (W – $5,200), Dylan Larkin (C-$5,900), Dominic Kubarik (C – $3,700)

The Red Wings switched lines while Larkin remained in the top unit. He has new linemates in Peron and Kubarik. The trio are also in the first power play unit and will face a weak Chicago team on Friday. Larkin and Perron each have had 4 points in his 3 games and Kubarik has 3 points in the same number of games.

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Mikko Rantanen (W-$8,200), Nathan McKinnon (C-$9,200), Arturi Raekkonen (W-$6,400)

This is Friday’s top line of action and matching pricing. Gabriel Landeskog (top-line regular left winger) has been out of action for 12 weeks after undergoing knee surgery earlier in the week, so this is a great spot for Räikkönen. Rantanen and McKinnon are the top 10 scorers in the NHL. Rantanen has his 9 goals, McKinnon his 8 and Raekkonen his 4 in his 4 games. His talent is there because he failed to play in the top line last season, scoring eight goals and he scored 14 points in his 20 games in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

panthers lightning

Brandon Hegel (W-$3,800), braden point (C-$5,400), Nikita Kucherov (W-$7,400)

The Lightning took Stephen Stamkos off the line and replaced him with Hegel. The move significantly reduced the value of points and Kucherov, making this an interesting stack, especially if you’re interested in defenses like Cale Makar and Victor Hedman, who has 5 assists in his 4 games. He has only two assists in points compared to the record. Hegel has been helpless in his four games so far, and while Power hasn’t seen much of his playing time, he is too talented for the trio to score.


Kare MakarCOL versus SEA ($7,900): The best defenseman in the NHL has 28 goals and 86 points in 77 games in 2021-22 and has five assists in four games this season after winning the Norris Trophy. He will play against a team in Seattle where he has conceded 20 goals in five games.

Vince DunnSEA at COL ($3,700): Dunn had two assists in five games and made Seattle’s first power play at quarterback. Dunn said he had a great season in 2021-22, adding seven goals and 28 assists. The Kraken has scored his six power plays his goals in 19 chances this season, and Dunn has been excellent on defense.

Bowen Byram, COL vs. SEA ($4,000): Byram moves up the depth chart as fellow rearguard Devon Toos is likely out of action with an undisclosed injury. Byram was drafted fourth overall in 2019 and has one goal and one assist in four games so far. He played less than 19 minutes in each of his first two games and has seen an increase in ice time as he played 23:44 on Wednesday in an overtime loss to the Jets. . Byram will see a second power playtime against the Kraken.

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