NHL Plays: Thursday

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

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Thursday has two games on the schedule.


Patrice Bergeron (Boston) - C - $7,700 (FanDuel), $7,700 (DraftKings), $30 (Yahoo)

Bergeron has accounted for three goals and two assists over a three-game point streak going into Game 3 versus the New York Islanders. He has one goal, two helpers and 10 shots in two previous games this series. Bergeron can be stacked alongside Brad Marchand and/or David Pastrnak on Thursday night.

Andrei Svechnikov (Carolina) - W - $6,900 (FanDuel), $5,100 (DraftKings), $24 (Yahoo)

Svechnikov has been Carolina’s top offensive threat in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in what has been a low-scoring series. He is the only member of the Hurricanes to reach the scoresheet in both contests, which were 2-1 victories for the Lightning. Svechnikov has one goal, one assist and 11 shots on target during that time.

Anthony Beauvillier (New York Islanders) - W - $6,700 (FanDuel), $5,400 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo)

Beauvillier extended his point streak to six straight games on Monday with an assist in the Islanders’ Game 2 overtime win over Boston. He has four goals and four helpers during that stretch. That includes one goal and one assist in Round 2 versus the Bruins, with both points coming on the power play. Beauvillier has been held off the scoresheet once in eight matches this postseason.

Bargain Bin: Alex Killorn (TB) - W - $5,500 (FanDuel), $4,100 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), Anthony Cirelli (TB) - C - $4,900 (FanDuel), $3,300 (DraftKings), W - $14 (Yahoo) Jean-Gabriel Pageau (NYI) - C - $4,800 (FanDuel), $4,200 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

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Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay) - $6,600 (FanDuel), $5,600 (DraftKings), $24 (Yahoo)

Hedman has been piling up assists this postseason with 10 across eight outings. He has 18 shots on goal during that span, but he hasn’t been able to light the lamp yet. Hedman has contributed eight helpers on the power play as well as 17 blocked shots.

Bargain Bin: Charlie McAvoy (BOS) - $19 (Yahoo), Erik Cernak (TB) - $3,700 (FanDuel), $3,400 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), Noah Dobson (NYI) - $3,500 (FanDuel), $3,000 (DraftKings), $10 (Yahoo)


Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay) - $8,400 (FanDuel), $8,200 (DraftKings), $38 (Yahoo)

Vasilevskiy has been excellent in the postseason and he’s been outstanding against Carolina in the second round. He has turned aside 68 of 70 shots through two games for a .971 save percentage. Vasilevskiy has been the difference maker so far in what has been a very tight series.

Bargain Bin: Semyon Varlamov (NYI) - $8,000 (FanDuel), $7,900 (DraftKings)