Round 1 is nearly over, we’ve already had one sweep by the Colorado Avalanche, and other series are set to finish up. Teams are in desperation mode as Game 5s are pivotal as they represent chances to be one win away from the second round. Here are our DFS recommendations for May 11, 2022. All totals are for DraftKings DFS lineups.
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Jacob Markstrom – G – $8,200
The first round hasn’t gone exactly to plan for the Pacific Division-winning Calgary Flames, as they sit tied 2–2 in their series versus the number seven seed Dallas Stars. That said, it looks like things may be back on track after a dominant Game 4 win.
Despite the Flames’ struggles, it hasn’t been because of goaltending as Jacob Markstrom has been absolutely lights out so far in the playoffs. He’s posted a .952 save percentage and insane 1.27 GAA so far this series. Game 4 was the Flames’ best of the series by far, and one that showed why they won the Pacific Division.
Now with all the momentum on their side and coming off a game in which they finally cracked the Stars slog of a defence, the Flames are in a great spot to take a 3–2 series lead on home ice in Game 5. Markstrom should once again put up elite numbers and if his offence can provide the same support that they did in Game 4, the Flames should easily handle the Stars.
Bryan Rust – W – $5,700
The Pittsburgh Penguins are absolutely rolling the New York Rangers right now. The Pens lead the series 3–1 and are coming off a dominant 7–2 win in Game 4. There’s no reason that domination won’t continue in Game 5 as the Rangers have looked completely outmatched thus far.
In particular, the Pens’ top line including Bryan Rust has crushed the Rangers through four games. Rust has produced five points in four games so far in the series, and has been held pointless just once. The Rangers have absolutely no match for the Pens’ top unit and the offensive domination should continue again tonight. As the eighth cheapest option at wing, Rust provides some good value on a team that is one win away from the next round.