NHL Plays: Saturday

Michael Finewax
·4 min read



NHL Plays will highlight the best and the most underrated daily fantasy options among forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.

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There are five games in the NHL Saturday.

Forwards

Brayden Point (Tampa Bay) - C - $7,900 (FanDuel), $14,400 (Draft Kings), $31 (Yahoo)

The Blue Jackets are the Lightning’s opponents on Saturday once again and Point excels against Columbus. He scored the winner in overtime Thursday and Columbus coach John Tortorella was not happy Friday. "That damn Point just kills us," Tortorella said. "He's one hell of a player. He is a thorn in our side." That just about says it all. Point has two goals and four points in three games as well as 12 shots on net.

Kyle Connor (Winnipeg) - W - $7,500 (FanDuel), $7,600 (DraftKings), $25 (Yahoo)

Connor is off to a great start this season with three goals and seven points in four contests. He is playing on the top line with Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler and faces an Ottawa team that is expected to finish at the bottom of the North Division. Connor has had three straight 30-plus goal seasons and while it may be more difficult in the 56-game schedule, he has a chance to do so.

Tyler Toffoli (Montreal) -W- $4,900 (Fan Duel), $5,100 (Draft Kings), $20 (Yahoo)

The Canadiens play the Canucks for the third time in a row and no one could be happier than the former Vancouver winger who has five goals and an assist in the last two games. Toffoli has only averaged 16:10 per game against Vancouver but has apparently made every second count. He is a great price and will team with Corey Perry (as Joel Armia suffered a concussion Thursday and is out of action) and Jesperi Kotkaniemi during regular strength situations and plays on the first power play.

Bargain Bin: Josh Norris (Ottawa) - C - $3,900 (FanDuel), $4,400 (Draft Kings), $18 (Yahoo) Mike Hoffman (St. Louis) – W - $5,500 (FanDuel) $4,000 (DraftKings), $21 (Yahoo)Zach Sanford (St. Louis) – W - $4,600 (FanDuel), $3,600 (Draft Kings), $13 (Yahoo)

Defensemen:

Quinn Hughes (Vancouver) - $5,500 (FanDuel), $5,800 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)

Hughes has six assists in six games including three in his last two games (all on the power play) against Montreal, Saturday’s opponent at home. He has struggled defensively with a minus-eight rating in his last five games but has 18 shots on goal in six games.

Jeff Petry (Montreal) - $5,500 (FanDuel), $6,500 (DraftKings), $20 (Yahoo)

Petry is tied for the Canadiens scoring lead with Tyler Toffoli as both have seven points. Petry and Shea Weber man the point on the first power play and has points in all five games this season with two goals and five helpers. He is a real bargain in FanDuel.

Bargain Bin:

Charlie McAvoy (Boston) - $4,600 (FanDuel), $5,300 (DraftKings), $14 (Yahoo), Vince Dunn (St. Louis) - $3,600 (FanDuel), $3,000 (Draft Kings), $17 (Yahoo)

Goaltenders:

Jordan Binnington (St. Louis) - $7,300 (FanDuel), $8,400 (DraftKings), - $25 (Yahoo)

Binnington is 2-1-1 this season with a 2.67 GAA and a .913 save percentage. He has had two games in which he has given up four goals and two in which he has given up only one. The Blues face the Kings on Saturday and look for Binnington to have a strong game.

Other plays: Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg) - $8,200 (FanDuel), $7,500 (Draft Kings), - $35 (Yahoo)