FanDuel NHL: Thursday Value Plays
FanDuel NHL: Thursday Value Plays

This article is part of our FanDuel NHL series.

GOALIE

Ben Bishop, DAL vs. LOS ($8,400): Bishop has been the goalie the Stars were hoping for this season, as he's posted a 2.3 GAA and .922 save percentage. Of course, you don't have to be a top netminder to have a nice day against the Kings. Los Angeles has only managed a woeful 2.26 goals per game, lowest in the league by a comfortable margin.

CENTER

Eric Staal, MIN vs. ANA ($6,000): Staal isn't going to score 42 goals like he did last year, but he has 14 goals (and 16 assists) through 45 games. Plus, he's put 137 shots on net. Anaheim's GAA is up to 3.00, and that's largely because it has allowed 34.3 shots on goal per game.

Ryan Strome, NYR vs. CHI ($3,600): If Kevin Hayes is able to return, Strome may lose his second-line center role, but his recent play has likely earned him more minutes regardless. The 25-year-old has four goals and an assist in his last nine games. You don't need second-line minutes to put up numbers against the Blackhawks anyway, as they have a 3.71 GAA. That's second worst in the NHL.

WING

Anders Lee, NYI vs. NJD ($6,500):John Tavares who? Lee has been just fine offensively this season, as he has 35 points in 45 games. He also has a point in six of his last seven contests. Now he gets to square off with the Devils, who have a 3.88 road GAA.

Chris Kreider, NYR vs. CHI ($6,400): Kreider has notched 21 goals in 45 games after he only managed 16 goals in 58 games last season. That came after he had hit the 20-goal mark in three straight seasons. The Massachusetts native has also managed seven goals with the extra man. On the other hand, the Blackhawks have the league's worst penalty kill.

Dominik Kahun, CHI at NYR ($4,000): Kahun now finds himself on Chicago's top line alongside Jonathan Toews and Alex DeBrincat, and he's seeing a little power-play time as well. That helps his offensive potential, and he does have a point in each of his last two outings. Meanwhile, the Rangers have a 3.41 GAA, bottom five in the NHL, and the 26th-ranked penalty kill as well.

DEFENSE

John Klingberg, DAL vs. LOS ($5,900): Klingberg is an offensive dynamo, as he has 22 points in 29 games. Ten of his points have come on the power play, and he had 23 points with the extra man last year. That bodes well here, as the Kings have the 30th-ranked penalty kill.

Nick Leddy, NYI vs. NJD ($4,500): Leddy may only have 16 points this season, but he has nine assists in his last 15 games. Plus, he has an 1.8 shooting percentage that is likely to improve at some point. That's especially true given that he's averaged 3:15 per game with the extra man. As previously mentioned, the Devils have a 3.88 GAA in away contests.

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