Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

Today's NHL DFS Lineup Picks for DraftKings, FanDuel (5/2/23): Daily Fantasy Hockey

Auston Matthews NHL DFS lineup picks daily fantasy hockey

Welcome, RotoBallers! If you do not know me, my name is Brandon and I write both The First-Serve and The Kick-Off for Tennis and Soccer respectively. If you have not checked those out, make sure you do! It is the return of the NHL season which means it's time to sharpen our MLB skills and partake in NHL DFS! As always, I'll give you the best tools to succeed and the info you need to build the best lineups possible for your GPP and cash game NHL contests on both DraftKings and FanDuel.

Today I'll be bringing you my NHL lineup picks, analysis, and advice for NHL DFS contests on DraftKings and FanDuel Tuesday, May, 2nd, 2023 at 7:00 PM EST. Be sure to also check out our awesome NHL tools including our Lineup Optimizer, Research Station, Projections, and DFS Cheat Sheets!

If you have any questions on today's slate, bankroll management, GPP strategy, Cash game strategy, or anything else don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected] or via Twitter @df_solutions or in our premium slack chat. Good luck, RotoBallers!

Featured Promo: Get any DFS Premium Bundle for for 10% off using code BALLER! Win more with expert advice from proven winners and exclusive DFS tools. Get instant access to RotoBaller's Lineup Optimizers, Research Stations, daily picks and VIP chat rooms across 10 sports! Go Premium, Win More!


NHL DFS Analysis and Picks for 5/2/23

The National Hockey League playoffs have yet to disappoint this season – depending on who your team is – as it flaunts its competitive parity with multiple upsets in the First Round, notably Presidents’ Trophy winners Boston Bruins and reigning champions Colorado Avalanche.  During the playoffs, it is much more common to find low-scoring and heavy-hitting games. Keep in mind that teams that showcase a high aptitude to score goals, will play much tighter and be a bit pickier with their shots. Tonight we have a 2-game slate as we start Round 2 of the NHL Playoffs. I will do my best to guide you through this two-game slate on DraftKings and FanDuel starting at 7:00 p.m. EST.

DISCLOSURE: Make sure to monitor the news feed and play at your own risk

Vegas Odds for the Day


Playoff Series Standings:

Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs

Seattle Kraken at Dallas Stars



Sergei Bobrovsky - DK $7.5K || FD $7.8K

Opponent - Toronto Maple Leafs

With the slates tricking down to 2-3 games, selections get much harder and more critical. Bobrovsky is coming off a massive performance that helped backstop the Panthers to a big Game 7 upset over the Presidents’ Trophy winners Boston Bruins, making 33 saves out of 36 shots in a 4-3 overtime win. The netminder is now on a three-game win streak posting north of 0.900 Save Percentage twice in that window. This series will be another back-and-forth matchup similar to the series versus the Bruins. This will lead to a plethora of chances for Bobrovsky to save. As the second-cheapest goalie, he is in store for a big floor if he can find his groove early.                                                                           

Others To Consider (Cash/GPP): Oettinger (DK $8.2K || FD $8.1K), Grubauer (DK $7.2K || FD $7.4K)



Sam Bennett - DK $5.3K || FD $6.3K

Opponent - Toronto Maple Leafs

This will be the matchup to exploit in a massive series for both the Florida Panthers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs dominated the Tampa Bay Lightning’s second line due to being small in nature with a lack of skill. However, Florida’s second line is a complete 180 in that they are very physical and possess high skill, namely, Matthew Tkachuk. Bennett centers Tkachuk in even-strength and he is the least-expensive center out of the top six for both teams by $1.1K on DraftKings. In his six games in the series versus the Bruins, Bennett had 3 goals, 2 assists, 20 shots and 2 blocked shots.                                                                            

Others To Consider (CASH/GPP): Matthews (DK $9.3K || FD $9.7K), Hintz (DK $6.9K || FD $7.8K)



Tyler Seguin - DK $5.7K || FD $5.1K

Opponent - Seattle Kraken

The Kraken will surely be coming into Dallas on a high note after creating history by winning their first-ever playoff series in the franchise’s history by upsetting reigning champs Colorado Avalanche. Seguin will also be coming into this series on a similar note with 4 goals, 2 assists, 20 shots and 2 blocked shots. The Kraken is averaging 3 goals against per game right now and don’t be surprised if Seguin is at the forefront of the Stars’ attack.                              

Others To Consider (CASH/GPP): Tkachuk (DK $8K || FD $9.6K), Marner (DK $6.7K || FD $7.4K)



Morgan Rielly - DK $5K || FD $5.9K

Opponent - Florida Panthers

Rielly has finally hit the $5K mark on DraftKings and his production has not slowed down. If anything he is even more of a MUST now than he was earlier in the Lightning series. In 7 games, he had 3 goals, 9 assists, 14 shots and 19 blocked shots. As mentioned, this series will be a back-and-forth series giving plenty of chances for both teams to score. Rielly remains on the third pairing, but his role as the quarterback on the top power-play unit gives him one of the highest ceilings out of all remaining defensemen in the playoffs. Rielly and his partner Luke Schenn have one of the best Expected Goals For Difference out of all defensive pairings in the playoffs – 60.6 Percent –. 

Others To Consider (CASH/GPP): Heiskanen (DK $5.7K || FD $6.3K), Dunn (DK $4.1K || FD $4.2K)


NHL DFS Top Power Plays and Stacks

  • FLA1
  • DAL1

Brandon's Stack of the Day

  • FLA: Luostarinen-Bennett-Tkachuk

Chalk Stack

  • DAL: Robertson-Hintz-Seguin

Sneaky Stack

  • SEA: Tolvanen-Gourde-Bjorkstrand


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts


Ben Griffin5 mins ago

Loves The Bermuda Grass
Chris Kirk25 mins ago

Looks To Defend Title At Cognizant Classic
PGA25 mins ago

Alex Noren A Player To Watch At PGA National
Stephan Jaeger26 mins ago

Closing In On First Tour Victory
Thorbjorn Olesen26 mins ago

A Contender At PGA National
Ryan Fox27 mins ago

In For A Tough Week At PGA National
Mason Miller37 mins ago

A's To Ease Mason Miller Into Closer's Role?
Thomas Detry38 mins ago

Trying To Shake Off Rough Event In Mexico
Nick Lodolo45 mins ago

Graham Ashcraft, Nick Lodolo Nearing Spring Debuts
Akshay Bhatia46 mins ago

Up And Down In 2024
Trevor Stephan50 mins ago

Shut Down For Three Weeks
Billy Horschel54 mins ago

Might Fare Better After Rest
Justin Rose57 mins ago

Putter Carrying Aging Justin Rose
Julio Rodríguez58 mins ago

Julio Rodriguez Likely To Play Again On Saturday
Sepp Straka1 hour ago

Struggling Since Sentry
PGA1 hour ago

Chris Gotterup Is Struggling So Far In His Rookie Season
Daniel Berger1 hour ago

Easing His Way Back On Tour
Carlos Estévez1 hour ago

Angels Confirm That Carlos Estevez Is The Closer
Robert Stephenson1 hour ago

Dealing With Shoulder Soreness
Justin Verlander2 hours ago

Not Ready To Face Hitters Yet
John Konchar2 hours ago

Doubtful For Wednesday
Luke Kennard2 hours ago

Won't Play On Wednesday
Julio Rodríguez2 hours ago

Julio Rodriguez Feeling Much Better
Cam Reddish2 hours ago

Set To Return On Wednesday
Eric Cole2 hours ago

Returns To Breakthrough Event
Anthony Davis2 hours ago

On Track To Play Wednesday
Cameron Young2 hours ago

Continues To Be Ball-Striking Beast
Lonzo Ball2 hours ago

Still Not Sprinting
Detroit Pistons2 hours ago

Mike Muscala Getting Bought Out By Pistons
Deandre Ayton2 hours ago

X-Rays Clear On Deandre Ayton's Hand Following Tuesday's Exit
Rory McIlroy3 hours ago

Offers Reasons To Be Concerned
Marquez Valdes-Scantling3 hours ago

Chiefs Release Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Drake Maye13 hours ago

Not Throwing At Scouting Combine
Kansas City Chiefs13 hours ago

Chiefs Want To Sign Chris Jones To Long-Term Extension
Daniel Jones13 hours ago

Has Been Throwing
Blake Snell13 hours ago

Giants, Blake Snell Deal A "50-50" Possibility
Geno Smith13 hours ago

In The Team's Plans For Now
Brandon Aiyuk14 hours ago

49ers Seeking Extension With Brandon Aiyuk
Tee Higgins14 hours ago

Bengals Not Planning On Trading Tee Higgins
Derrick Henry14 hours ago

Unlikely To Return To Titans
Josh Jacobs14 hours ago

Raiders Will Explore Re-Signing Josh Jacobs
Jordan Montgomery15 hours ago

Red Sox Have Virtual Meeting With Jordan Montgomery
Matt Chapman15 hours ago

Giants Still A Potential Landing Spot For Matt Chapman
Cedric Mullins15 hours ago

Reportedly Back To 100%
Kyle Anderson16 hours ago

Exits Early On Tuesday
De'Aaron Fox16 hours ago

Listed As Questionable For Wednesday
LeBron James16 hours ago

Returns To Injury Report
De'Anthony Melton16 hours ago

Won't Return On Tuesday
Scoot Henderson17 hours ago

Expected To Miss Road Trip
CJ McCollum19 hours ago

Out Again On Tuesday Night
Zion Williamson19 hours ago

Good To Go On Tuesday
Isaiah Hartenstein20 hours ago

Will Not Suit Up On Tuesday
Cam Thomas20 hours ago

Undergoes An MRI
Jalen Brunson20 hours ago

Downgraded To Out On Tuesday
Moses Moody20 hours ago

Starting On Tuesday
Landry Shamet20 hours ago

Cleared For Action
Corey Kispert20 hours ago

Good To Go Tuesday
Paolo Banchero20 hours ago

Ruled Out Tuesday
Kansas City Chiefs21 hours ago

Chiefs Plan To Franchise-Tag L'Jarius Sneed
Deshaun Watson21 hours ago

To Begin Throwing In March
Masyn Winn22 hours ago

Still The Team's Starter At Shortstop
Jameson Williams22 hours ago

To Push To Be Full-Time Starter
Rashod Bateman22 hours ago

To Get The Ball "A Lot More"
Kyle Pitts23 hours ago

Falcons Have A Lot Of Faith In Kyle Pitts
Jonnu Smith23 hours ago

Falcons Releasing Jonnu Smith
Tampa Bay Buccaneers23 hours ago

Buccaneers Release Shaquil Barrett
Mike Evans23 hours ago

Buccaneers Actively Working To Re-Sign Mike Evans
Travis Konecny23 hours ago

Jamie Drysdale Without Timetables To Return
Matthew Tkachuk23 hours ago

To Return Tuesday
Jack Eichel23 hours ago

Returns To Practice Tuesday
Calvin Ridley23 hours ago

Jaguars Want To Re-Sign Calvin Ridley
Russell Wilson23 hours ago

Broncos Haven't Received Calls On Russell Wilson
Justin Fields23 hours ago

Bears Could Trade Justin Fields Before Free Agency
Saquon Barkley24 hours ago

Giants Not Ruling Out Franchise Tag For Saquon Barkley
Timothy Liljegren24 hours ago

Out On Tuesday
Riley Greene1 day ago

Playing Outfield On Tuesday
Starling Marte1 day ago

To Make Grapefruit League Debut Wednesday
Evan Carter1 day ago

Back In Action Tuesday
Byron Buxton1 day ago

Playing Center Field Tuesday
Jesús Luzardo1 day ago

Jesus Luzardo To Start On Opening Day
Jackson Holliday1 day ago

Hitting Leadoff On Tuesday
Craig Kimbrel1 day ago

Expects To Make Spring Debut Thursday
Gunnar Henderson1 day ago

Taking Batting Practice Tuesday
Matthew Tkachuk1 day ago

Expected To Return On Tuesday
Clayton Keller1 day ago

Out On Tuesday
Connor McDavid1 day ago

Hits Special Milestone With Monday's Outing
Shane Pinto1 day ago

Notches Three Points In Losing Effort
David Pastrnak1 day ago

Tallies Three Points Versus Seattle
Jamie Drysdale1 day ago

Labeled As Week-To-Week
Bryan Rust1 day ago

Stays Behind As Penguins Start Road Trip
Scott Mayfield2 days ago

Listed As Day-To-Day
Brandon Royval2 days ago

Gets Back On Track With Decision Win
Justin Faulk2 days ago

Activated From Long-Term Injured Reserve
Brandon Moreno2 days ago

Loses Back-To-Back Fights
Nick Jensen2 days ago

Anthony Mantha, Nick Jensen Game-Time Decisions For Capitals Monday
Francisco Prado2 days ago

Drops A Decision At UFC Mexico City
T.J. Oshie2 days ago

Listed As Week-To-Week
Tyler Seguin2 days ago

Listed As Week-To-Week
Daniel Zellhuber2 days ago

Extends Win Streak To Three
Anthony Duclair2 days ago

Sharks Not Discussing Contract Extension
Sam Hughes2 days ago

Takes Decision Loss
Sam Hughes2 days ago

Yazmin Jauregui Defeats Sam Hughes
Logan Couture2 days ago

Not Close To Returning
Kyle Busch2 days ago

Frustrated Despite Finishing Third At Atlanta
Ryan Blaney2 days ago

After Runner-Up at Atlanta: "That Was So Fun"
Daniel Suarez2 days ago

Wins At Atlanta In Photo Finish
Calle Jarnkrok2 days ago

Aiming For Practice Return Next Week
Matt Murray2 days ago

Taking Shots In Injury Recovery
Timothy Liljegren2 days ago

Listed As Day-To-Day
Kaz Grala2 days ago

Rises To 14th By End Of Atlanta Race
Austin Cindric2 days ago

Enjoys Top 5 Result At Atlanta
Ross Chastain3 days ago

Outshone by Teammate, But Still Made Solid Recovery
Harrison Burton3 days ago

Electrifying Ford Speed Carries Harrison Burton to One of His Best Runs
Michael McDowell3 days ago

Finishes Eighth After Strong Atlanta Performance
Ty Gibbs3 days ago

Quietly Recovers From Crash For An Atlanta Top 10 Finish
NASCAR3 days ago

Bubba Wallace Starts 2024 Off With Back-To-Back Top Five Finishes
Todd Gilliland3 days ago

Despite Poor Finish, Todd Gilliland Has Big Day At Atlanta
Chris Duncan3 days ago

Gets Submitted Quickly At UFC Mexico City
Manuel Torres3 days ago

Remains Undefeated In The UFC
Yair Rodriguez3 days ago

Gets Finished At UFC Mexico City
Brian Ortega3 days ago

Gets Submission Win At UFC Mexico City
Joey Logano3 days ago

Will Have to Serve Penalty at Start of Atlanta Race
Joey Logano3 days ago

the Favorite to Win at Atlanta
Ryan Blaney3 days ago

Can Win At Atlanta This Weekend
Chase Elliott3 days ago

a Core DFS Play at Atlanta
William Byron3 days ago

Looking To Win Again
Ross Chastain3 days ago

Has Aggressiveness Needed To Win At Atlanta
Ricky Stenhouse Jr3 days ago

. Looking To Build On Good Atlanta Runs
NASCAR3 days ago

Bubba Wallace Has Upside at Atlanta Despite Poor Record
Ryan Preece3 days ago

Is A Difficult DFS Recommendation For Atlanta
Brad Keselowski3 days ago

Is A DFS Favorite To Recommend At Atlanta
Brandon Royval5 days ago

Set For A Rematch
Brandon Moreno5 days ago

Looks To Get Back In Win Column
Francisco Prado5 days ago

Has A Tough Test In Front Of Him
MMA5 days ago

Daniel Zellhuber Looks To Extend His Win Streak
Yazmin Jauregui5 days ago

Hopes To Get Back In Win Column
Manuel Torres6 days ago

Looking To Remain Undefeated In The UFC
Chris Duncan6 days ago

Goes Into Enemy Territory At UFC Mexico City
Ricky Turcios6 days ago

A Big Underdog At UFC Mexico City
Raul Rosas Jr.6 days ago

Set For Fourth UFC Appearance
Brian Ortega6 days ago

Ends Layoff At UFC Mexico City
Yair Rodriguez6 days ago

A Favorite At UFC Mexico City