NHL Plays: Friday

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NHL Plays will highlight the best and the most underrated daily fantasy options among forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.

Please note, these players were chosen early in the day, so make sure to check NBC Sports EDGE's player news for any lineup changes, injuries and potential changes in the crease for starting goaltenders.

There is only one game scheduled for tonight, which means the format is different. With FanDuel, you’ll be picking a Captain, who will give you 1.5x points, and four utility players with a budget of $55,000. DraftKings will have you pick a Captain worth 1.5x points and five flex players with a budget of $50,000. For Yahoo, you’ll be picking a Superstar worth 1.5x points and four flex players with a budget of $130. In other words, the terminology and budget changes from site-to-site, but the basic idea is the same throughout. It should also be noted that DraftKings and Yahoo allow you use goaltenders.

CAPTAIN/SUPERSTAR:

Tyler Toffoli (Montreal) - $15,500 FanDuel, $13,500 DraftKings, $20 Yahoo

Toffoli is the hottest player on either team going into Friday’s action. He’s recorded at least a point in each of his last eight games. He’s up to five goals and 12 points in 13 playoff contests this year.

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UTILITY/FLEX:

Alex Pietrangelo (Vegas) - $13,500 FanDuel, $14,100 DraftKings, $23 Yahoo

Pietrangelo scored a pair of goals on Wednesday. He’s been red hot lately with three goals and seven points in his last six contests. That brings him up to three goals and 10 points in 15 postseason games.

William Karlsson (Vegas) - $12,000 FanDuel, $11,700 DraftKings, $18 Yahoo

Karlsson extended his point streak to six contests with an assist on Wednesday. He has four goals and 13 points in 15 playoff contests this year. That puts him just two away from his career-high in postseason points, which was set back in 2018 when Vegas got to the Stanley Cup Final.

Cole Caufield (Montreal) - $9,000 FanDuel, $9,600 DraftKings, $17 Yahoo

Caufield has chipped in a point in each of his last four games. The 20-year-old rookie has contributed a goal and six points in 11 postseason contests. He also scored four goals and five points in 10 regular season games.

Bargain Bin: Corey Perry (MON) - $8,500 FanDuel/$6,000 DraftKings/$13 Yahoo, Nick Holden (VGK) - $7,000 FanDuel/$3,000 DraftKings/$13 Yahoo, Zach Whitecloud (VGK) - $6,500 FanDuel/$6,600 DraftKings/$14 Yahoo.