“Lighting the Lamp” – NHL Picks – 3/4/21

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Friday is here! I apologize if I haven’t been as available or consistent as usual but I’ve got my head on straight and I’m here to win us some damn money. Lock comes at the usual time of 6pm CST for this perfectly sized six game slate, so make sure your lineups are entered before 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!


Mikko Rantanen (COL) vs ANH

This is the easiest decision you’ll make today. With the recently rejuvenated chemistry between Rantanen and Landeskog, the duo have notched 14 points in their last four games. Nathan NacKinnon is a game time decision, and if he sits, it will pull a lot of ownership away from the Avs, which only makes me like them more. Regardless of who is centering COL1, I’ll have some Rantanen in my builds.

David Pastrnak (BOS) vs WAS

The last series between the Bruins and the Caps, there was 15 goals scored between the two teams. More recently, the game was a much quieter 2-1 win for Washington. Washington. Still, Pasta has gone for double digit DK points in 11 straight games, and given how unpredictable the Caps defense has been this season, I don’t think Pastrnak will have much trouble replicating that feat for a 12th consecutive game.


Here are some players that might not be household names and/or who might fly under the radar, but that are in great spots tonight. In short, these are some less well known one offs that will save you some salary in cash games and bolster your GPP stacks.

Zach Sanford (STL) vs LAK

After riding a moderate wave of success, the Kings have come back to earth amid a three game losing streak in which they’ve given up 10 goals to the opposition. The Blues, on the other hand, have won three straight. A critical part of their winning ways has been the play of Zach Sandford. Slotting up to STL1 alongside Ryan O’Rielly and Jordan Kyrou has done wonders for Sanford’s production. In his last three games, he’s notched six points, including four goals, and at a DK salary of only $3,700, he’s a steal.

Jonathan Marchessault (VGK) vs SJS

Tonight Marchessault and the Vegas Knights travel to San Jose to take on the defensively inefficient Sharks. In fact, San Jose has allowed 4-2-7-6 and 4 goals in their last five outings. Although Marchessault has seen his DK price drop to $4,400, he has continued to produce like someone priced much higher. In 19 games so far this season, he’s put up 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists), including putting up double digit DK points in three of his last four appearances.

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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