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by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy identifies daily fantasy hockey player picks, projections and strategies for FanDuel DFS contests in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. For more coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.


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NOTES: Below are the results of a mock FanDuel "3-person snake draft" contest. Each roster has three utility skaters (forwards and/or defensemen; no goalies) from the one-game slate in the Stanley Cup Final (Game 5: Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning), including at least one player from each team.

1. Nikita Kucherov, F, TBL -- Team 1

2. Brayden Point, F, TBL -- Team 2

3. Steven Stamkos, F, TBL -- Team 3

4. Victor Hedman, D, TBL -- Team 3

5. Nick Suzuki, F, MTL -- Team 2

6. Ondrej Palat, F, TBL -- Team 1

7. Josh Anderson, F, MTL -- Team 1

-- Anderson scored two goals, one in overtime, on three shots on goal in Game 4. He has totaled eight SOG in his past three games and scored five points (four goals, one assist) in his past eight playoff games.

8. Shea Weber, D, MTL -- Team 2

9. Cole Caufield, F, MTL -- Team 3

-- Caufield had two assists against the Lightning in Game 4 and leads NHL rookies with 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 19 games this postseason.


Team 1's roster:

UTIL skater - Kucherov, TBL
UTIL skater - Palat, TBL
UTIL skater - J. Anderson, MTL

Team 2's roster:

UTIL skater - Point, TBL
UTIL skater - Suzuki, MTL
UTIL skater - Weber, MTL

Team 3's roster:

UTIL skater - Stamkos, TBL
UTIL skater - Hedman, TBL
UTIL skater - Caufield, MTL


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