Wow, where do we start? It was a longer then usual NHL All-Star break. Devastating news yesterday afternoon with the death of Kobe Bryant and eight other people including his daughter.

With such a tragic story it puts life into perspective. Be more kind. Love your family even more. Stop and smell the roses. Live your life to its fullest potential. We don’t have time to be angry and hurtful. Make every moment count.

It seems weird to be writing a NHL DFS article but for me, doing what we love is the best pay to carry on and heal.

Tonight there are six games broken up into three slates. I will break down each slate and give you a sample lineup for BOTH the 8p express AND 10p after hours!

The main slate is comprised of six total games. After digging all weekend here is what I’ve come up with!

OTTAWA line 1 & Power Play 1

Brady Tkachuk PP1
Jean-Gabriel Pageau PP1
Anthony Duclair PP1

By now you know how much I love double dipping with lines that also play power play minutes! Perfect example tonight with the Senators first line! Each member of this line is priced medium to cheap!

TORONTO Power Play 1

William Nylander L2 & PP1
John Tavares L2 & PP1
Mitch Marner L1 & PP1
Auston Matthews L1 & PP1

The Maple Leafs first Power Play unit is expensive along with their first line. They are well worth it and should pay off! As you read along you’ll see with OTT1 & my next line stack MON 2 you can fit them in!


Max Domi L2 & PP2
Nick Suzuki L2 & PP1
Joel Armia L2 & PP2

These additional Candiens are part of the second Power Play unit.

Nick Couzins PP2
Ilya Kovalchuk PP2

Both the Montreal second line and the second power play unit are dirt cheap! You can plug and play them with the Maple Leafs PP1 and it should yield fantastic results!

When we move to the 8p Express slate it quite cut and dry!

Keep Toronto first line and their top power play unit in your mind when building an express slate!

TORONTO Power Play 1

William Nylander L2 & PP1
John Tavares L2 & PP1
Mitch Marner L1 & PP1
Auston Matthews L1 & PP1

Nashville L2 & PP2

Filip Forsberg L2 & PP2
Matt Duchene L2 & PP1
Mikael Grandlund L2 PP2

These additional two skaters make up the rest of the Predators second power play unit.

Craig Smith L3 & PP2
Kyle Turris PP2 & PP2

Nashville and their second power play team is perfectly priced. Tonight the Toronto @ Nashville game has the highest implied goal total at 6.5 goals. If you’re going to stack a game choose this one and shy away from the two goalies!

8p express

Moving on we come to the 10p After Hours contest! I have three super solid stacks to pick from. Here they are.

Vancouver PP1

JT Miller
Bo Horvat
Brock Boeser
Elias Petterson

The Canuks first power play unit is priced above average but I find it justified given their production. They are home tonight vs. the Blues and I can see a 2-3 or 4-3 final in this one!

St. Louis L1

Jaden Schwartz L1 & PP1
Brayden Schenn L1 & PP1
Oskar Sundqvist L1

This line here is my favorite on the After Hours slate. They are medium to low priced. The Blues first line also plays on their first power play unit. Aside from Oskar and again, you know how much I love to double dip!

San Jose L1

Evander Kane L1 & PP1
Tomas Hertl L1 & PP1
Timo Hertl L1

They are home vs. the Anaheim Ducks. No brainer tonight!

10p After Hours

Thanks for reading! Any questions or comments? Leave one here or find me on Twitter @detroitbeastie!

Just a reminder, these lines are strictly for fun! Please play responsible! Hang here for more NHL content and our fantastic NBA coverage!

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