NHL Playoffs Slapshot – 4/17

We will cover NHL DFS for the opening round of the playoffs when there are four games on a slate.  If you want to join the DailyAmbush bracket challenge you can do so here:  https://bracketchallenge.nhl.com/en/league/77464

Here are my series predictions


  • Bruins over Panthers in 6.  Florida will give them a quick scare with a G2 win in Boston but Boston takes games 3 and 6 on the road to close this out.
  • Leafs over Lightning in 5.  Yes, the Leafs finally do it.
  • Islanders over Hurricanes in 6 or 7.  Sorokin is going to steal this one
  • Rangers over Devils in 7.  Winner of this series is gonna cruise past Isles and I think can make the Stanley Cup Finals



  • Kraken over Avalanche.  All the lines on this one are too tough to back the Avs and if their Defensemen aren’t right they won’t win this series.
  • Stars over Wild in 7.  Lots of overtimes here.
  • Vegas over Winnipeg in 6
  • Oilers over Kings in 7.


Stanley Cup Finals

  • Knights over Rangers


Tonight kicks off the Islanders/Hurricanes, Panthers/Bruins, Kings/Oilers and Wild/Stars series and in the playoffs I have usually had the most success with lineup construction that centers around ONE key 3-4 man team stack and then one offs from the other games.  Obviously scoring isn’t as high in the playoffs and PP chances aren’t as great either so getting a full tic-tac-toe 3 man goal stack isn’t as common of a winning formula.

LA Kings

Danault, Arvidsson, Moore

Some value here and a game which no doubt is worth looking at first for scoring.  Expect Arvy to score.

Dallas Stars

Hintz, Pavelski, Robertson

I’m tossing back and forth if I want more Dallas or Minnesota but pace is something I expect to be good in this series and Robertson or Kaprizov (MIN) are my top wingers overall today.



Assuming Bergeron is OUT for the Bruins, we have a ton of value with their centers since they are at home and can dictate who avoids Barkov.  Zach and Krejci are both cheap and Krejci is on PP1, so I lean him, especially since he’ll skate with Pastrnak.

  1. David Krejci
  2. Connor McDavid
  3. Roope Hintz
  4. Phillip Danault
  5. Sebastian Aho



  1. Jason Robertson
  2. Kirill Kaprizov
  3. Victor Arvidsson
  4. Zach Hyman
  5. Seth Jarvis
  6. Anders Lee
  7. Matt Boldy



  1. Charlie McAvoy … Bostons gonna need their D to have a big game tonight.  Gotta have one of their top D men.
  2. Darnell Nurse
  3. Noah Dobson
  4. Miro Heiskanen
  5. Jonas Brodin


Linus Ullmark

Ilya Sorokin



Danault Arvidsson Moore (Kings)


Jason Robertson


Seth Jarvis


Charlie McAvoy