“Lighting the Lamp” – NHL Picks – 1/28/21

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We get the second 14-game slate in three days. Now, most (all?) of the matchups are the same from Tuesday, so some of my plays will be the same, but I’ll definitely throw some new ones at yall.

Rosters lock at the usual time of 6:00 pm CST, so make sure your lineups are set by then. Also, please be sure to check services like Left Wing Lock or Daily Face Off to verify there has been no last minute line shuffling going on.

This article will discuss the one offs you can plug into your lineups to compliant your stacks and ensure your lineup finishes in the green. Our members will be discussing the slate, lineup construction and everything else NHL DFS related in our Discord, so do yourself a favor and find your way to our premium membership page and get signed up so you won’t miss out on the edge our membership provides!


Nathan MacKinnon (COL) vs SJ

MacKinnon is matchup proof, but fortunately for him and his fans, he has a fairly soft one against the Sharks tonight. Sa Jose is one of three NHL teams currently allowing four goals per game or more. Fit Macin wherever you can and let him eat.

Pierre Bergeron (BOS) vs PIT

Bergeron is starting to heat up, and his price is steadily climbing. The matchup against the Pens is not a difficult as one might think. So far, Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith have been less than stellar between the pipes, and that has led to Pittsburgh allowing 3.71 goal per game, and that’s tied for fourth worse in the NHL.

Anze Kopitar (LAK) vs MIN

Kopitar will carry very little ownership in cash games, but the fact of the matter is that all the time on the ice he’s shared with Iaffalo and Kempe on LAK1 has generated some impressive result and beautiful hockey. He’s still affordable on DK, so strike while the Kopitar is affordable.

Connor McDavid (EDM) vs TOR

It’s McJesus time boys. So far the Leafs have ridden Freddie Anderson every game this season, and that has to be wearing on him. Couple that with the fact that the 67 high danger scoring chances given up by Toronto are the second most in hockey, and it’s easy to see how the Oilers fast break style could be gold tonight, and McDavid is the likely beneficiary of the Leafs loose defense.


Here are some players that might not be household names and who might fly under the radar that are in great spots. Here are some less well known one offs that will save you some salary and bolster your stacks.

Tony Konecny (PHI) vs NJD

Known you is slicker than owl sh#t as my dearly departed father was famous for saying (which makes no sense if you’ve ever seen owl turds). Philly is putting up points at a nice clip thus far, and Konemcy has been right in the middle of it.

Joe Pavelski (DAL) vs DET

Can you believe we have a Joe Pavelski sighting this early into the season? Well let me just saved it is well deserved. With Tyler Seguin on the injury bus, Joey P has done a more than ample job in his stead. The matchup is right, the Couvasier is poured, and the Wings are that chick from the bar that is a real world 5 with loose morals who is waiting to get wrecked by Pavelski.

Quinn Hughes (VAN) vs OTT

The Senators have allowed the second most high danger goals in the NHL this season with 15. On the flip side of that coin, the Canucks have scored 13 high danger goals, which puts them second in the NHL. That sounds a lot like a perfect storm where Vancouver should have no problem scoring on the run.

That’s a wrap on today’s picks. Give us a follow on Twitter at @DFSHeadquarters and myself at @bellmar21 if you like what you see! Let’s go LIGHT THE LAMP!

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