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DraftKings NHL: Thursday Breakdown

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This article is part of the DraftKings NHL series.

Thursday is typically one of the busiest days of the week in the NHL, and this day is no exception, with 12 games scheduled after 7pm EDT. Below are the recommended options for creating an effective DraftKings DFS lineup. All game lines and odds used below courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

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The Rangers are the biggest favorites at home Thursday against the Sharks team, who opened the season with a five-game losing streak, but the Flames aren’t far behind the Sabers in town. Other key favorites include the Golden Knights (vs. Winnipeg), the Bruins (vs. Anaheim) and the Penguins (vs. LA). On Thursday he scored over/under 6.5 goals in 11 of 12 games, with the exception of the Devils vs. Islanders (6.0).


Igor ShesterkinNYR vs SJ ($8,500): The Rangers won’t play until Sunday, but a visit from the lowly sharks could be a good opportunity to give Shesterkin a night off. He should take the win against the Sharks team, who are 19-8 on the way to the start. The current Vezina his trophy winner is off to a slow start with a high standard of 2.68 GAA and .

Jacob MarkstromCGY vs. BUF ($8,200): Like Shesterkin, Markstrom got off to an unremarkable but undefeated start following an excellent season in 2021-22. Calgary’s netminder won both starts while recording a 2.50 GAA and .891 saves his percentage behind a solid Calgary his defense. Mark Strom, who led the league with nine shutouts last year, could be eyeing a season opener at home against Buffalo.

Ilya SorokinNYI vs NJ ($7,700): In what is expected to be the lowest-scoring game of the night, it is a smart move to use the favorite goalkeeper. Sorokin’s 1-1-0 last season saw him go 26-18-8 with a 2.40 GAA and .925 save percentage before going 26-18-8 with a 1.52 GAA and . At -0 he is ahead 12-8. start.

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David PastanakBOS vs. ANH ($8,600): Pastranak aren’t cheap, but a two-time 40-goal scorer should be worth paying at home against a Ducks team that has won 21-12 in four games. 5.25, the second most in the league, and Pastranak is off to a phenomenal start with a 3-5-8 line and 24 shots in four games.

Elias Pettersonminimum VAN ($6,600): If the early trend holds up, Pettersson should have no trouble surpassing the $6,600 valuation here. The Swedish center has had a 3-3-6 line in four games where he has taken at least three shots in every game and tallied a total of 14. Meanwhile, Minnesota struggled with Mark, who allowed him a whopping 6.67 goals per game, and Andre Fleury’s 8.37 GAA.

Matthew BoldyMIN vs. VAN ($4,700): Boldi has been one of the game’s most productive young players since being called up last season and he’s only gotten better. The 2019 first-round pick has a 17-27-44 line through the NHL’s first 50 games, including a 2-3-5 mark in Minnesota’s first three games of the 2022-23 season. . Boldy’s valuation is likely to rise soon, so peg him at $4,700 while you can.

Jonathan MarchesoVGK vs. WPG ($4,600): Marcheseau leads the Golden Knights with three goals in four games, and his 15 shots are two shy of Riley Smith’s team-leading total. For the second time in his career following his 30-goal season, the diminutive winger is showing no signs of slowing down and may be pulling the Jets in at the right time. After beating Colorado in overtime Wednesday night, the Jets tired their feet in front of backup goaltender David Ricci, who posted a 3.57 GAA and a .886 save percentage in 17 appearances in Nashville last season. increase.

lars errorWAS over OTT ($2,700): With Evgeny Kuznetsov suspended for one game, Eller could serve as a pivot in the top six, with Alex Ovechkin ($8,000) lining up in the middle of the top line. Errors aren’t flashy, but while playing mostly in the bottom six, 9 of the last 11 seasons he’s scored 12 or more goals in his season and can be expected to chip in offensively. He had a great opportunity to strengthen his 1-1-2 line in his four games, and in three games he conceded 12 goals against the Senators team, which cost him just $2,700 in error. It’s worth considering a promotion.

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Rangers vs Sharks

Vincent Trochek (C – $5,300), artemi panarin (W – $6,500), Alexis Lafreniere (W – $3,200)

New York’s new look second line is off to a great start. Panarin is top of the league with 10 points from his four games. Trocheck fits seamlessly in midfield as Ryan Strome’s replacement, building a 2-3-5 line while also playing a key role in his power play in his unit for New York’s strong top. Lafrenière’s line is 1-2-3 and the 2020 No. 1 overall pick has lost several per game early in his third season after being limited to occasional flushes in his first two campaigns. Some are starting to play spectacularly.

penguins vs kings

Sidney Crosby (C – $7,700), Jake Genzel (W – $8,100), Rickard Raquel (W – $4,800)

Pittsburgh’s top line is one of the best in the league, and a Kings team that allowed 21 goals in five games is unlikely to hold back this trio. Crosby has him holding a 2-4-6 line in three games and Genzel is right behind him with his 2-2-4. Rakel’s contribution has been limited to his one goal, but he has had chances with his 12 shots on goal and continues to see a lot of open his ice as the defense concentrates on Crosby and Genzel. will be

canadiens vs coyotes

Nick Suzuki (C – $5,200), Cole Corfield (W – $5,800), Sean Monaghan (W – $3,400)

Those were the two worst teams in the league last year, but the Canadiens look much closer to publicity than the Coyotes at the beginning of 2022-23. The young Montreal top has given his future-minded fans something to get excited about with his line, whose members are currently in production. Suzuki has maintained a 2-3-5 line in his four games and against the Penguins he has an 8-shot performance, while Caulfield has 16 shots and he has 3-1. They maintain a 1-4 line and maintain a ferocious scoring pace from the first and second half. Season. Monaghan isn’t part of the youth movement like Suzuki, 23, or Corfield, 21, but the 28-year-old ex-Flame has his 1-1-2 line 12 shots.


Rasmus DarlingBUF in CGY ($6,700): Darling is a poor choice considering the team is facing the flames, but it’s hard not to take note of his blistering start. It’s finally showing the two-way dominance we wanted when we drafted . Darling opened the season with his three-game scoring streak, adding one assist, 13 shots, and five blocked shots, and in every game he surpassed his 20 Fantasy points.

Noah DobsonNYI vs NJ ($6,000): Dobson’s start wasn’t as impressive as Darling’s, but he’s another dominant young blueliner. After surpassing 50 points last season, Dobson formed a 1-1-2 line in his first three straight games of points and added 13 shots.

Rasmus AndersonCGY vs. BUF ($4,900): Anderson quietly reached 50 points last season with the Flames, recording one goal and two power-play assists in three games, and is on pace to get there again. A role that will raise the ceiling for the 25-year-old Swede, Anderson will face a Sabers team that has had one of the league’s lowest penalty kill rates of 10 in each of the past three seasons.

Matt RoyLA PIT ($4,700): Roy showed both high floors and high ceilings in two-way games early on, averaging 15.7 fantasy points and scores of at least 9.9 in all five games for the Kings. He lit the lamp three times and dished helpers while complementing the stat line with 12 shots and 14 blocks.

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