DFS NHL Optimal Lineups: December 9
Christopher Morais provides you with a slate breakdown and optimal lineups for today's NHL DFS main slate.
Montreal Canadiens Vs. Chicago Blackhawks
This matchup on paper is all Montreal, but Vegas only has the Canadiens as a -116 favourite. The Blackhawks can’t score goals, they certainly can’t keep the puck out of their net, the power play is below average and lets not even talk about the penalty kill. The Habs aren’t a better team on the road, but they should be able to score a couple of goals in this game.
Let’s start with the only Montreal line worth looking at: Tomas Tatar, Phillip Danault and Brendan Gallagher. This line has come back down to earth over the last couple of weeks, but their possession numbers are still very good. Since Drouin, Domi and Shaw have started to play better, there’s a good chance that Chicago matches Toews’ line against them, give that second line a ton of ice to work with. If you want to just mini-stack Tatar and Gallagher in cash games, that’s fine.
As a nice single bullet option, rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi is only $3700 on FanDuel and he’s...