Stanley Cup Finals – DraftKings NHL DFS Analysis: Game 4 – June 22, 2022
Looking for a breakdown of options to play for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals? Let’s take a look at our DraftKings breakdown to help navigate the slate for Game 4!
This series has been weird. After a close game 1 that saw the Avs break through early in OT to pick up the win, we have seen blowouts in each of the next two games, one won by each club. Tonight, the two teams drop the puck in Game 4 with Tampa looking to even the series while the Avs look to take a commanding 3-1 advantage.
For Tampa, keep an eye on the status of W Nikita Kucherov and C Brayden Point for this one. Kucherov got banged up with seven minutes left in Game 3 on a hit from Toews. I expect him to play – but certainly make sure you check out the pre-game line rushes to make sure that he’s in the line-up before loading up on exposure to him tonight. As for Point, he played in a couple games to start this series and didn’t really look like his usual self. He was noted to be ‘highly doubtful’ according to coach John Cooper – and I’ll be surprised if he suits up for this one (or even the rest of the series to a lesser extent). Aside from that for Tampa, I like the idea of sprinkling exposure across the Stamkos line, PP1 and the Nick Paul line if you are looking for a two man value stack deeper down the lines for the Bolts from using two options on this unit On the back-end, Sergachev/Hedman remain elite options if you can afford them and Vasilevskiy is the premier goalie in this series and remains the only one that I am interested in between the two netminders.
As for Colorado, I expect a much better effort from them tonight. They put up a dud in Game 3, and while playing the two-time cup champions in their own barn is no easy feat, I do expect a stronger game from Colorado in this one. Nathan MacKinnon has been VERY quiet so far through three games. Keep in mind that Tampa has the last change and their defence has been suffocating most times through this playoff run later in series. If you think this trend can continue, he makes for a very interesting fade candidate tonight. I tend to be in this camp from a game theory standpoint and think that it makes for an interesting approach to roster construction. Cale Makar, Landeskog, Rantanen remain the elite options here and you can sprinkle in exposure to the top nine if you want to spread out your bets on this one.
Enjoy Game 4 tonight, and we’ll be back with a breakdown for Game 5 and beyond as the Stanley Cup Finals continue!