Every series is underway with both favourites picking up wins and underdogs claiming upsets. The action continues with four series playing Game 2 tonight. Here are our DFS recommendations for May 4, 2022. All totals are for DraftKings DFS lineups.
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Adrian Kempe – W – $4,800
The Los Angeles Kings shocked the NHL on Monday earning a big game one upset over the Edmonton Oilers. As he has all season, Adrian Kempe played a big part in the Kings’ victory. He posted one assist, a game-leading six shots and logged a ridiculous 24:55 TOI.
As long as Mike Smith is in net for the Oilers, they’re going to allow a lot of goals. Kempe should once again be right in the middle of it tonight as he was on Monday. He finished the regular season with six goals and nine points in his final 10 games, and has clearly caried that play into the playoffs. At $4,800 he’s a cheap mid-range option that could provide some big points again given how much he’s shooting and playing.
Kevin Fiala – W – $5,800
The Minnesota Wild were crushed on home ice in game one, not posting a single goal as they lost 4-0. I would be shocked if that were to happen two games in a row. In their final 12 games of the regular season, the Wild posted at least four goals eight times. They hadn’t been shutout since February 8 in a loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
The odds suggest the Wild will bounce back offensively in Game 2 on home ice and one of their most important players in Kevin Fiala should be a big part of it. Fiala posted four shots in over 20 minutes of ice time in Game 1. Over his final 10 games of the regular season, he posted seven goals and 27 shots. He’s a lethal and efficient shooter and has a great shot of a bounce back game tonight.
Andrei Vasilevskiy – G – $7,700
Okay, we’re trying this again. The recommendation to pick Andrei Vasilevskiy in Game 1 on Monday backfired in a big way as he suffered one of his worst playoff performances of his career. Don’t expect that to happen again.
Over the 48 playoff games Vasilevskiy played over the previous two seasons, he posted a save percentage lower than his 0.844 mark on Monday just twice—or just four percent of his games played. Even more impressive? Over the past two playoffs, Vasilevskiy has posted a 14-0 record with a .966 save percentage and five shutouts following a loss.
The Lightning will no doubt be much better than they were in Game 2, and Vasilevskiy has been the best goalie in the NHL after a playoff loss over the past two seasons. At $7,700 he’s the third cheapest starting option.