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Rookie Dach played on line with Kane, Strome in debut; more daily fantasy targets

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Tomas Hertl, SJS ($6,400 at BUF) -- He's on a three-game point streak with six points (three goals, three assists) over the span. He has 22 shots on goal in eight games this season mostly skating with forwards Evander Kane and Kevin Labanc at even strength and on the top power play with Kane, Labanc, center Logan Couture and elite defenseman Brent Burns. The Buffalo Sabres defeated the Sharks 4-3 in overtime on Saturday, potentially providing San Jose with additional motivation for a road win in the rematch on Tuesday.

Kirby Dach, CHI ($3,000 vs. VGK) -- The rookie made his NHL debut against the Washington Capitals on Sunday and skated 13:41 on a line with elite right wing Patrick Kane and Dylan Strome, who shifted to left wing. If the lineup placement sticks, Dach is worth rostering with high-end exposure to Kane, who's a lineup lock against the Vegas Golden Knights, who will be on the second of back-to-back games on Tuesday.



Kyle Turris, NSH ($4,300 vs. ANA) -- He's on a three-game point streak with two goals, two assists and five SOG over the span. He's been playing wing on the second line with forwards Matt Duchene and Mikael Granlund in place of the injured Filip Forsberg (lower body), who remains day-to-day. Turris remains center-eligible in FanDuel against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday and is worth rostering if Forsberg remains out.



Darnell Nurse, EDM ($5,000 at MIN) -- He has seven points (one goal, six assists) and 15 SOG through nine games. He's averaging 23:52 per game, second among Edmonton defensemen behind Oscar Klefbom (24:56), and providing valuable exposure to elite forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, who have combined for 33 points (11 goals, 22 assists) through nine games.



Connor Hellebuyck, WPG ($7,700 vs. LAK) -- He's coming off a 28-save shutout in the Winnipeg Jets' shootout win against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday and has a favorable matchup against the Los Angeles Kings, who are tied for the most goals allowed per game (4.00), on Tuesday.


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