“Lighting the Lamp” – NHL Picks – 2/9/21

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Tuesday is usually a good day to be a hockey fan, and today is no exception.  There’s a nicely sized seven game NHL slate for us to tear through, so let’s get cracking. 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!


Joe Pavelski (DAL) vs CHI

My how the stars have aligned to bring about the resurgence of Joe Pavelski (no pun intended). First, an offseason move takes him from San Jose and drops him deep in the heart of Texas with the Stars. Then, an injury to Tyler Seguin bumps him up to DAL1 where he has played great hockey. He and Jaime Benn have skated well together, and I look for them to cut up the Hawks tonight.

Leon Draisaitl (EDM) vs OTT

Wow did this game disappoint yesterday! We all know the difference between the Oilers at home versus the Oilers on the road, but come on. The Sens are allowing well over four goals a game, and Draisaitl did his part, so why not go back?

Paul Hornqvist (FLA) vs DET

This guy has been absolute nails since landing in Florida. Not that he was a slouch in Pittsburgh (he wasn’t), but it just seems like he’s found another gear with the Panthers. Throw in the fact that Florida is on home ice and has a rock solid matchup vs Detroit, and Hornqvist starts to look like a terrific place to start your cash and GPP lineups.


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.

Cody Glass (VGK) vs ANH

Glass and Alex Tuch have quietly been doing work on the Golden Knights third line. In the last four games Vegas has played, these two have accounted for seven points, and Glass has a point in three straight games. With a DK salary of only $4,300, he makes for a solid cash game play, or you can link him with Tuch in GPPs when they take on the Ducks tonight.

Adrian Kempe (LAK) vs SJ

At $3,900 and with a favorable matchup against the Sharks tonight, Kempe is another guy I’d seriously consider inserting into my cash game builds. Kempe has amassed seven points in the Kings first 11 games. Over the last two contests, he’s taken 8 shots on goal and picked a goal and an assist. I like the Kings as a sneaky play in GPPs, and Kempe should provide the low owned upside we need.

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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