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DraftKings NHL: Saturday-Sunday Picks

Chris Morgan

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The Saturday/Sunday combination contests will take us through the final weekend of the Conference Finals. Let's make the most of it. Here are some players that look like enticing options for daily fantasy purposes.

GOALIE

John Gibson, ANA vs. NAS ($7,800): In his last five games, Gibson has a 2.07 GAA and a .938 save percentage. Those numbers are more in line with what he did during the regular season, when he posted a 2.22 GAA and a .924 save percentage. The Ducks are back at home for Game 5, and they went 29-8-4 in Anaheim this year.

CENTER

Ryan Kesler, ANA vs. NAS ($5,800): Kesler only has one goal in the playoffs, but he has seven points overall and he's put 32 shots on net in 11 games. He's averaged 3.3 fantasy points per game, and he tallied 58 points this year. Despite his defensive acumen, Kesler is also a power-play threat. He notched 20 points with the extra man this season, and in the playoffs he's averaged 3:04 per game on the power play.

Kyle Turris, OTT at PIT ($5,100): Turris has averaged 3.2 fantasy points per game, and this year he scored a career-high 27 goals in 78 games. He also started 35.3 percent of his shifts in the offensive zone, fourth most among Ottawa forwards, and he tallied 17 power-play points as well. Turris has notched seven points in his last 11 games, and the Penguins have allowed 34.0 shots on net per contest in the playoffs after giving up 32.6 in the regular season.

WING

Viktor Arvidsson, NAS at ANA ($6,300): Arvidsson notched 30 goals on 246 shots in his breakout season, but he's been playing the role of a playmaker recently. He's registered six assists in his last five games, and he currently has a three-game point streak. Gibson has played better in net for the Ducks recently, but on the other hand Anaheim has allowed 2.87 goals and 33.5 shots on net per game in the playoffs.

Jake Guentzel, PIT vs. OTT ($6,200): Guentzel finally broke out against the Senators, picking up two assists and four shots on goal in Game 4. That's more in line with how he was playing earlier in the playoffs, as he tallied 14 points in 12 games prior to this series. It certainly helped Guentzel that Sidney Crosby looked more like himself Friday, and going back to Pittsburgh means the Penguins will have more control over their matchups.

Rickard Rakell, ANA vs. NAS ($5,900): Pekka Rinne's overall numbers are excellent in the postseason, but in this series he has a 2.34 GAA and a .911 save percentage. It's only four games, but that's encouraging when it comes to players such as Rakell, who's started 36.4 percent of his shifts in the offensive zone and has played his part in hurting Rinne's save percentage. He has a three-game point streak, and in his last nine games he's notched five goals and three assists.

DEFENSE

Roman Josi, NAS at ANA ($6,100): Josi put 217 shots on goal in 72 games, a hearty number for a defenseman. He's kept that up in the playoffs, as in this series he's notched 19 shots on net. On top of that, Josi has notched 10 points in 14 playoff games. He's averaged 3.9 fantasy points per game, and he's well-worth his elevated price.

Cam Fowler, ANA vs. NAS ($4,900): Fowler has been a real spark for the Ducks since getting healthy and returning to the lineup. He has eight points in 11 games, including three in this series. Additionally, Fowler has eight shots on goal against the Predators, as well as 11 blocked shots. He's also averaged 3:08 per game with the extra man in the postseason.

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