Today's Daily Fantasy Hockey Picks: Advice, strategy for Thursday's DraftKings, FanDuel NHL DFS contests

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Thursday's NHL schedule features a nine-game slate for those in NHL DFS contests. That's a lot of studs, sleepers and values to help fill out your DraftKings and FanDuel GPP and even cash lineups. Fantasy Alarm is here to help with a look at its daily fantasy hockey playbook.

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Today's NHL DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Thursday, Oct. 17

Center: Max Domi, Canadiens vs. Wild. Domi and the Habs take on a slow and boring Wild club with a struggling goalie. The center is riding a three-game point streak with assists in two-straight games.

Wing: Kyle Connor, Jets vs. Islanders. The winger seems to be the go-to guy on the power play for the Jets, scoring two of his three goals on the man advantage. He has three points in his last four games along with 17 shots.

Wing: David Pastrnak, Bruins vs. Lightning. Pastrnak boasts 11 goals and 19 points in 20 career regular-season contests against Tampa Bay.

Defenseman: Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Coyotes vs. Predators. The Coyotes' captain has woken up and posted three points in his last two games. Arizona has been very tough at home, winning 11 of their last 16 on home ice.

Defenseman: Jacob Trouba, Rangers @ Devils. Trouba has been awesome in his first three games as a Ranger, with three points, eight shots and eight blocked shots.

Goalie: Tuukka Rask, Bruins vs. Lightning. The Bruins have a major advantage in tonight's matchup - their goaltender, Tuukka Rask - as the All-Star is holding opponents to an average of 1.33 goals per game, and that may be the difference-maker for the Bruins on home ice.

RWA. ManthaDET@CGY
Thu 9:00 $6700 $5900 $23 Go Pro!

Pos

Player

Matchup

FD

DK

Y!

BreakDown

C

P. Bergeron

TB@BOS
Thu 7:00

$7300

$7100

$32

Go Pro!

C

W. Karlsson

OTT@VGK
Thu 10:00

$6400

$7000

$22

Go Pro!

C

A. Kopitar

BUF@LA
Thu 10:30

$7400

$6300

$18

Go Pro!

C

M. Domi

MIN@MTL
Thu 7:00

$6700

$6400

$21

See above.

C

C. Glass

OTT@VGK
Thu 10:00

$4700

$3900

$17

Go Pro!

RW

D. Pastrnak

TB@BOS
Thu 7:00

$8500

$7500

$30

See above.

RW

R. Smith

OTT@VGK
Thu 10:00

$5800

$6600

$18

Go Pro!

RW

B. Gallagher

MIN@MTL
Thu 7:00

$7000

$6700

$22

Go Pro!

LW

K. Connor

NYI@WPG
Thu 8:00

$6300

$5300

$19

See above.

RW

A. Mantha

DET@CGY
Thu 9:00

$6700

$5900

$23

Go Pro!

LW

N. Schmaltz

NSH@ARI
Thu 10:00

$4900

$4500

$18

Go Pro!

D

J. Petry

MIN@MTL
Thu 7:00

$4600

$5500

$18

Go Pro!

D

O. Ekman-Larsson

NSH@ARI
Thu 10:00

$5500

$4800

$18

See above.

D

S. Theodore

OTT@VGK
Thu 10:00

$5100

$5800

$19

Go Pro!

D

J. Trouba

NYR@NJ
Thu 7:00

$5800

$6000

$21

See above.

D

V. Dunn

VAN@STL
Thu 8:00

$4100

$4000

$17

Go Pro!

G

J. Binnington

VAN@STL
Thu 8:00

$8300

$8200

$32

Go Pro!

G

A. Georgiev

NYR@NJ
Thu 7:00

$7700

$7700

$35

Go Pro!

G

T. Rask

TB@BOS
Thu 7:00

$9100

$7800

$36

See above.

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