There are nine games on the main NHL DFS slate tonight, Thursday, 11/8/18, with some great daily fantasy hockey contests over at DraftKings and FanDuel.

If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up on Twitter at @chrismeaney. I’ll be updating throughout the day as we hear about morning skates and get confirmation in goal.

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NHL DFS Centers

Steven Stamkos vs. NYI ($7.2 DK / $8.2 FD)

After a slow start to the season, Steven Stamkos has turned it around with four goals and 10 points in his last eight games. He has 34 shots in his last 10 games and three multi-point showings in his last five contests. Stamkos has 11 shots in his last two games and should get a few more tonight against an Islanders squad that has allowed the fifth-most scoring chances and the sixth-most goals per game. Tampa Bay has scored a league-high 55 goals this season.

Max Domi vs. BUF ($5.9 DK / $6.8 FD)

Max Domi is not going to be able to keep this pace up, but he’s hard to ignore right now. Domi scored nine goals last season as a member of the Arizona Coyotes and only five of them were on a goalie. He already has nine with Montreal, and they have come in his last 10 games. He has 16 points in 15 games, and seven of his points have come on the man advantage. Domi’s price is especially nice on DraftKings.

Others to consider: Patrice Bergeron, Connor McDavid, Brayden Point, Sebastian Aho, Aleksander Barkov, William Karlsson (GPP), Alex Galchenyuk


NHL DFS Wingers

Brad Marchand vs. VAN ($6.3 DK / $7.7 FD)

The entire Boston first line is in play against Vancouver. First of all, the Canucks have allowed the second-most scoring chances on 5v5 per 60 minutes and the 10th-most high danger scoring chances. The line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and David Pastrnak have combined for 24 goals and 53 points. Twenty-two of those points have come on the power play. Marchand is the cheapest of the trio but has a solid five goals, 16 points, and 31 shots on goal. Three of his goals and 14 of his shots have come in the last three games.

Claude Giroux vs. ARI ($6.8 DK / $7.4 FD)

Claude Giroux enters with six goals and 17 points in 15 games this season. He has five goals and 11 points in his past 10, with four multi-point games over that span. Darcy Kuemper picked up the start in Arizona’s last game and will go again with Antti Raanta sidelined. Kuemper just played Philly and coughed up four goals in the loss.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins @ FLA ($6.5 DK / $6.4 FD)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads all wingers in ice time (21:51), which has a lot to do with playing alongside Connor McDavid. RNH has hit the scoresheet in seven of his past nine games. Fourteen of his 17 points have been assists, but it’s not for a lack of shots. Nugent-Hopkins has 50 shots and is on pace for 273, which would shatter his career high of 200 set in 2016-17. He already has seven power-play points, and 11 is the most he’s had in his last three seasons. Oh, and he’s on pace for 92 points, which would also blow his career high of 56 out of the water.

Others to consider: Nikita Kucherov, David Pastrnak, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, J.T. Miller, Ty Rattie, Mike Hoffman, Jonathan Marchessault, Micheal Ferland, Evander Kane


NHL DFS Defensemen

Shayne Gostisbehere vs. ARI ($5.9 DK / $5.8 FD)

Shayne Gostisbehere finally ended a lengthy goalless streak with a power play marker in his last game. He had two points, six shots, and played 20 minutes. Much has been made of the slow start, but he is underpriced and has five power-play points on the season.

Torey Krug vs. VAN ($5.6 DK / $5.4 FD)

Torey Krug has two points and six shots in his three games this season. Both of those points were power play assists, and he’s averaging 20 minutes per game. This is a prime time matchup for the Bruins, who have the fifth-best power play in the league. Meanwhile, Vancouver have been shorthanded the second most in the NHL.

Others to consider: Thomas Chabot, Dougie Hamilton, Oscar Klefbom, Jeff Petry, Keith Yandle, Shea Theodore


NHL DFS Goalies

Andrei Vasilevskiy vs. NYI ($8.4 DK / $9.4 FD)

Andrei Vasilevskiy is the top-priced goalie on both sites, but he’s the safest of the night for those who like to play cash lineups. The New York Islanders have been one of the luckiest teams to start the season. They rank first in PDO and shooting percentage on 5v5 per 60 minutes, yet they rank 29th in high-danger chances. Tampa Bay leads the Eastern Conference with 11 wins and 23 points. I wouldn’t put too much stock into New York’s 8-4-2 record.

Martin Jones @ DAL ($7.4 DK / $8.6 FD)

Martin Jones lost three of his first four games but has since reeled off six wins in his last seven games. The one loss he has over that time frame came in a shootout. The Dallas Stars are generating the fewest scoring chances per 60 minutes at 5 on 5 over the last 10 days. A lot of that has to do with the loss of Alexander Radulov.

Others to consider: Jaroslav Halak, Carey Price, Devan Dubnyk, Craig Anderson (GPP)

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