DraftKings NHL: Sunday Breakdown

DraftKings NHL: Sunday Breakdown

This article is part of our DraftKings NHL series.

SLATE PREVIEW

The Islanders-Lightning game comprises a single-game contest on DraftKings on Sunday. The Islanders will look to tie the series after dropping another game to the Bolts. It is unknown if Brayden Point will return, and the Islanders will need to take advantage if he is out again. Puck drop is 3 p.m. EDT.

GOALIES

Andrei Vasilevskiy, TB vs. NYI ($10,600): Vasilevskiy has been tremendous in the playoffs and very sound in the net. He has been the key man to help the Bolts to both wins against the Islanders and will need to continue to perform at his high levels. He will be one of the more expensive goalies of the slate, but for the form, he is well worth it.

VALUE PLAYS

Anthony Cirelli, TB vs. NYI (5,400): The ultimate play of the slate if Point misses the game. Cirelli getting to slot in-between Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat gives him immense value and a rather high ceiling. The young center is not shy of playing with superstars and has had his fair share of time with the likes of McDavid in juniors.

LINE STACKS

Islanders vs. Lightning

Brock Nelson (C - $8,800), Josh Bailey (W - $7,00, Anthony Beauvillier (W - $7,800)

This trio has been one of the better lines in the playoffs as a whole and will need to take advantage if Point is out again and Cirelli slots up on the top line instead. They will go against the "brutes" of Tampa Bay, but the big body of Nelson and the speed of Bailey and Beauvillier should be able to counter.

DEFENSEMEN

Ryan Pulock, NYI vs. TB ($8,000): Pulock has not been as noisy as he typically is known for, but continues to support both sides of the puck for the Islanders. He will continue to be relied on for the Isles and will need to add some offense to his game to help pull the Islanders back into the series.

Mikhail Sergachev, TB vs. NYI ($6,800): Sergachev continues to see second-paring minutes as well as quarterbacking the first power-play unit. It is only a matter of time until the young defeseman fills the shoes that everyone expected him to when he was drafted. With unlimited talent at his disposal during the extra man or even-strength, Sergachev should start to really shine and will be an x-factor if Tampa makes the Finals.

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The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire.
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