DFS Thursday: Lightning Strike

Stephen Dotzel

2022-04-28

The final Thursday of the regular season is upon us and it presents one of the last opportunities of the year for a slate with more than five games. Using Dobber Hockey's new DFS subscription service (link below) and this article, let's try to piece together a lineup that ends the season on a high note.  

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Top-Tier Stack to Target

Tampa Bay – Few teams are hotter as the playoffs approach than the two-time defending champs, who have won six of seven with an average of a whopping 5.7 goals during that span. Steven Stamkos ($7,600) has been centering Nikita Kucherov ($7,800) of late and would be where I'd look for stacks with someone like Ondrej Palat ($3,400) who can provide some salary relief.

Also consider Boston. With questionable motivations for many of the top teams on the slate, I think we'll see all the regulars for the Bruins in action as they're still alive to climb out of a wild card position. Patrice Bergeron ($6,400), Brad Marchand ($7,400), and Charlie McAvoy ($5,800) are where I'd start and I'd add in David Pastrnak ($7,300) or Jake DeBrusk ($5,000) pending if you want to pay up or down at the fourth spot.

Mid-Tier Stack to Target

Vancouver – The Kings are locked into their playoff spot, so they really have no motivation to win this game other than pride. They rested some players last night and with this being a back-to-back I'd expect some more "load management" tonight. On home ice I'm looking at Elias Pettersson ($5,700), Brock Boeser ($4,300), and JT Miller ($7,000) all from th