Round 1 has seen a ton of scoring with action across almost every series. With high-scoring series to open the playoffs, there are always good options to turn to for making picks. Here are our DFS recommendations for May 12, 2022. All totals are for DraftKings DFS lineups.
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Anti Raanta – G – $7,700
The Carolina Hurricanes were back to their best in Game 5, dominating the Bruins on their way to a decisive 5-1 win and a 3-2 series lead. Things looked dicey in Carolina after dropping two in a row in Boston, but it looks like everything is back on track and I see them clinching the series tonight.
Anti Raanta has been stellar in the playoffs so far outside of a dud in Game 4. In Games 1 and 5 he posted a save percentage above .970. I think he keeps it rolling tonight in Boston and helps lead the Canes to the second round. At just $7,700 he’s the third cheapest goaltender option of the night, which seems like some great value given how strong he’s been in the playoffs.
Ryan O’Reilly – C – $4,600
Ryan O’Reilly just keeps rolling in the playoffs, and his price just continue to stay at a bargain rate. The Blues captain has posted four goals and seven points in five games this playoffs, as he leads the Blues in scoring. He’s gone pointless just once this series, and has registered at least three shots in four of five games.
The Wild’s big deadline pickup in Marc-Andre Fleury hasn’t turned out at all, and the Blues should once again be all over the Wild on home ice looking to clinch the series. At his price point for a centre you really can’t go wrong with O’Reilly considering the way he’s been playing thus far. He’s an easy choice for your lineup tonight.