NHL DFS-Wednesday Rivalry Playoff Edition

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There is an exciting four game slate tonight for your NHL DFS line ups.  I Hope everyone has been enjoying some playoff hockey thus far with a few close match ups, and some ready to pull out the brooms for a sweep. Let’s take a look at a few players to consider plugging into your core tonight!

Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers (Penguins lead 2-1)

Tampa Bay Lightning @ New Jersey Devils (Lightning lead 2-1)

Nashville Predators @ Colorado Avalanche (Nashville lead 2-1)

Anaheim Ducks @ San Jose Sharks (Sharks lead 3-0)

G Martin Jones Sharks (DK $8,600/FD $8,800)

The Sharks have been dominant versus the Ducks so far in this series with a chance to sweep at home tonight.  If you take out the skewed playoff statistics of Jusse Saros who came in to relieve Pekka Rinne against Colorado, Jones ranks 2nd in W (3), GAA (1.00), and SV% (0.97).  The SAP Center should be insane tonight, especially after the 8-1 beat down in front of their home fans on Monday.  In a small slate, it’s important to find the best goalie for your core and don’t take too many chances here.  However, with a 3-0 series lead, and no official announcements made, be sure to keep an eye out for his back up Aaron Dell.

C Logan Couture Sharks (DK $5,700/FD $6,800)

Sticking with a mini Sharks stack here, 2nd line center Couture looks like the sure thing in this match up. He is leading San Jose in points in the playoffs with five, including a goal and two assists in Monday’s routing of the Ducks.  During the season, Couture ranked top 10 in goals (34), and top 5 in blocked shots (72).  He’s a reliable player on a hot team, and slightly cheaper than their top line center, Joe Pavelski.  If San Jose can sweep the series tonight, look for Logan Couture to be heavily involved.

D Brian Dumoulin Penguins (DK $3,600/FD $3,600)

Two things that we know here: (1) Flyers ranked 4th against opposing defensemen during the season and (2) Dumoulin doesn’t care!  He has points in three games.  He’s a 1st line defenseman paired with Kris Letang, and spends a lot of time on the ice with the Penguins 1st line forwards Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel.   Dumoulin this season ranked first on the team in blocked shots with and added 101 hits.  He gets a lot of ice time as well averaging 20:37/G.

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