The Stokastic wins just don’t stop — not even for the playoffs. Our very own NHL DFS maven Jake Hari (tommienation1) placed first on Saturday night in DraftKings’ NHL DFS $30K Kick Save contest — bagging $10,000 — and then he followed that up with yet another win in the Kick Save on Sunday for a cool $5,000. Combine all the winnings from his other entries on the two slates and Jake in total took home $21,164.83 in two nights! Let’s take a look at his two lineups and assess his NHL DFS strategy.
— Jake Hari (@JakeHari) May 1, 2023
Almost every piece boomed for Jake, as he stacked four Kings with one Oiler as a run-back, and all went for double-digit points. Plus, Kevin Fiala’s 3-point, five-shot effort was a huge boon as a utility, as was the three-Ranger stack that he paired with the Kings. All but one of Jake’s skaters contributed at least one real point, and four skaters also earned bonuses, so this was a near-perfect stacking choice from Jake.
This lineup had a dud in it, with 0 points from Anthony Duclair, but Jake overcame it with great goal hunting and solid contributions from the rest of the Panthers-Bruins game stack. Brandon Montour and Oliver Bjorkstrand both netted a pair of goals while adding in peripheral stats, and the high-priced wingers boomed as well to give Jake a somewhat contrarian and highly effective lineup despite the Duclair goose egg.
And again, Jake was able to take down these contests by using Stokastic’s NHL DFS tools and NHL DFS projections. Get in on the action yourself by signing up with Stokastic+ and see where our services can take you!
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