“Lighting the Lamp” – NHL Picks – 2/1/21

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Happy Monday my fellow degenerates. Today we have a five game slate, and that’s right in the Goldilocks Zone as far as slate size is concerned. 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 have been no last minute line shuffling or goalie changes.

This article will discuss the one offs you can plug into your lineups to compliment your stacks or with which to start your cash games. Also, 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!


Brendan Gallagher (MTL) vs VAN

The Canucks are allowing 3.36 goals per game. At the same time, the Habs are leading the league in scoring, averaging 4.13 goals per game. Gallagher is an integral part of Montreal’s offense, populating both MTL1 and their top power play unit. I love his chances to score tonight.

Sydney Crosby (PIT) vs NYR

The Rangers are allowing three goals a game, and the goaltending they’ve been getting from Shesterkin and Georgiev has been subpar. Crosby has put up eight points so far (four goals, four assists), and he’s been steering the Pens offense. The matchup is solid, and Crosby makes for a great cash game play.

Brayden Point (TB) vs NSH

We have talked multiple times about the Preds awful penalty killing numbers. Their 62% PK rate is by far the worst in hockey. Point is the centerpiece of TBPP1, and I can see him snagging multiple points tonight.


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

Andrew Copp (WPG) vs CGY

Copp is having a career year thus far, as he’s already notched nine points on the young season. Him and Ehlers have developed quite an impressive chemistry to start this season, and it’s lead to some spectacular performances. His price is still very affordable, so scoop him up while you can.

Mikael Granlund (NSH) vs TB

On the flip side of the Braden Point play is Granlund. Playing on Nashville’s second line with Duchene has worked wonders for Granlund stat line. While the matchup with the Lightning isn’t the best in the world, it’s not as tough as one might think, and with Granlund’s price where it is, this is a great under the radar play.

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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