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DraftKings NHL: Sunday Breakdown

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This article is part of the DraftKings NHL series.

How about some early hockey action on Sunday? His DFS slate at DraftKings has four games, three of which he will start at 5pm EDT and one he will start at 7pm EDT. I also take cues from his NHL and work early.

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With a 2pm ET match cut from DraftKings’ DFS slate docket, we can’t take advantage of the Blackhawks facing Kraken. It also leaves us with a typical back-to-back heavy day on Sunday. Three of his, The Islanders, Blue His Jacket, and The Sharks are out, but the Flyers are hosting the Sharks at home.


Igor ShesterkinNYR vs. CLM ($8,100): For not having the highest paid goalkeeper on Sunday, Shesterkin is a true steal. We know the Russian goalkeeper has a slow start, but he won last season in Vezina. His Career GAA is 2.33 for him and a .927 save percentage. Shestakin will be fine and it should help him if he stays home when the Blue Jackets are in the back-to-back second leg.

Felix SandstromPHI vs. SAN ($7,700): Both of these teams are back to back, but like I said, the Flyers are at home. If there is an advantage here, they have it. Sundstrom made one start this season, but in another back-to-back he came up against the Panthers on the second night, so there’s no worry that things went wrong. Since the start of last season, the Sharks have the lowest scoring streak. Yes, it’s not a coyote. It’s The Shark.

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Sam BennettFLA vs NYI ($5,400): Bennett was helpless in Florida’s first game, but since then he’s had two multi-point outs and netted 16 shots in his last four games. His 6.3 shooting percentage will improve. Semyon He Varlamov is his excellent backup in the NHL. Varlamov’s final save percentage was .911. Season.

Dominic KubarikDET vs ANA ($4,600): With both Tyler Bertuzzi and Jakub Vrana currently unavailable, Kubalik is rising in both the first line and top power play unit. We know he won’t permanently convert his 25% of his shots, but he’s scored points in his three straight games. This time it looks like he’ll be up against John Gibson, who has his 3.10 GAA for the last three seasons and a .903 save percentage.

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Rangers vs Blue Jackets

Vincent Trochek (C – $5,800), artemi panarin (W – $6,900), Alexis Lafreniere (W – $3,400)

The Rangers share the wealth in the top two lines, so you can’t go wrong either way. Columbus is a clear team targeting Sunday. Ahead of Game 2 of his second consecutive title, he has allowed 35.1 shots at net per game since the start of last season. Daniil Tarasov is likely to be in the net, and in his two starts this season he has posted a 4.50 GAA and .890 saves his percentage.

Trocheck quickly got a new teammate. In five games he scored six points and put 20 shots into the net. His 10.0 isn’t even inflating his numbers with the sample size for this early season. Of course, it’s easier when Panarin is on your wings. ‘Breadman’ has already scored 11 for him, including his 5 on the power play. Columbus has scored his 18th-place penalty kills since the start of last season, but not enough to make Panarin sweat. To encourage Lafreniere, the one-time No. 1 overall pick is valid. He put 18 shots into the net. His shooting percentage is 5.6, but last year his shooting percentage was 17.3 and he scored 19 tying goals in the net.


Jacob TrubaNYR vs. CLM ($6,200): Why not get another crack in those blue jackets? They’re in the bottom five in the GAA and have shot over the net allowed per game since the start of last season. He shoots a lot, having 16 shots in 5 games. That was after he had a 204 last year. All of those shots last season led to 11 goals and zero this season, but that’s likely to change, possibly on Sunday.

Philippe FroneckDET vs ANA ($4,600): Moritz Sider is yet to score a point, but Froneck has an assist in his last three games. This includes his two power plays his assists, this Czech defense averages him 3:17 per game and includes extras his man. In addition to Gibson’s questionable goalie for several years, Anaheim’s youth movement and current Blue Line regimen haven’t spoken to a team with many advantages in penalty kills.

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