DraftKings NHL: Wednesday Stanley Cup Picks
DraftKings NHL: Wednesday Stanley Cup Picks

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Jordan Binnington, STL at BOS ($7,800): If the Blues go down 2-0 in the series, you might as well stick a fork in them. The Blues held a 2-0 lead before collapsing in the second period, so if they can avoid another breakdown, they can easily split the series before heading home. Binnington did his part, stopping 34 shots, outplaying Tuukka Rask ($9,100) for long stretches, and he could easily do it again. Binnington is going to face a lot of shots and the Blues have what it takes to win.

Torey Krug, BOS vs. STL ($7,500): He was as fired up as he'd ever been, and this is Krug's first taste of the Stanley Cup Finals. He has 12 points in 18 games this postseason and remains the B's most dynamic offensive player on the blue line. He led his time in ice time with 25:24, 6:40 of which came on the power play. Boston has a huge advantage in special teams, which makes Krug a good pick even with the premium price.

Brayden Schenn, STL at BOS ($7,300): Schenn had a monster Game 1, accounting for six of the Blues' 20 shots and led the way with a goal and an assist. The Blues spread out their top line but Schenn's line has been excellent throughout, especially with Jaden Schwartz ($8,700) and Vladimir Tarasenko ($11,100) scoring consistently, and it's this line the Blues rely on for offense. You can only be snakebit for so long, and after a rough start Schenn now has a goal in two straight games. The faceoff wins are also a nice bonus.

Marcus Johansson, BOS vs. STL ($5,500): The third line didn't register a point but they had some dominant shifts in Game 1. Linemate Charlie Coyle ($5,800) was tough to knock off the puck and Johansson used his speed to create chances and generate room. They hit the post at least once, and depth could be the difference maker with two very good top-six units. Johansson gets a lot of power-play time, which boosts his fantasy value.

Patrick Maroon, STL at BOS ($4,400): He played a team-low 8:59, but there's two reasons his role is more likely to expand than reduce: he's got a big body and it'll come in handy when the games get physical, and he's a good net-front presence on the power play that had just two opportunities in Game 1. The Blues scored both goals in the slot, which is usually the area Maroon patrols.

Noel Acciari, BOS vs. STL ($4,100): The fourth line came up huge in Game 1 with Acciari having his best game of the playoffs, pitching in with an assist, three shots, six hits and a plus-2 rating. The Bruins certainly have the advantage between the two fourth lines, and Bruce Cassidy has not been shy about using them in any situation. The Blues had a little trouble dealing with some of the speedier Bruins, and Acciari's one of them.

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