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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.

Additionally, it is worth reminding everyone that FanDuel allows you to roster nine players (2C, 2W, 2D, 2UTIL 1G) with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a cap of $50,000 for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 1G, 1UTIL) and Yahoo has a $200 budget for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 2G).

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Monday has two games on tap.


Auston Matthews (Toronto) – C – $8,800 (FanDuel), $9,200 (DraftKings), $34 (Yahoo)

Matthews has one assist in his last four games, but his 3.1 shooting percentage is extraordinarily uncharacteristic and his line has been generating plenty of chances. He could be on the verge of a breakout and that would be just what Toronto needs in Monday’s Game 7 matchup against Montreal. He only has one assist in the past four games of the series, but he had seven shots on target in Game 6.

Patrice Bergeron (Boston) – C – $7,500 (FanDuel), $7,500 (DraftKings), $30 (Yahoo)

Bergeron posted two assists and eight shots on goal in Game 1 of the second round against the Islanders on Saturday. He has four points, including two goals, in his past two postseason outings. Bergeron can be stacked with David Pastrnak, who had a hat trick on Saturday.

Anthony Beauvillier (NY Islanders) – W – $6,400 (FanDuel), $5,300 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

Beauvillier has been red hot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with four goals and eight points in seven games. He has been held off the scoresheet in only one contest during that span and has a five-game point streak going into Monday night’s action. Beauvillier has four goals and three assists over that stretch.

Bargain Bin: Josh Bailey (NYI) – W – $5,200 (FanDuel), $3,900 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo) Zach Hyman (TOR) – W – $5,200 (FanDuel), $23 (Yahoo), Jake DeBrusk (BOS) – W – $3,800 (FanDuel), $3,400 (DraftKings), $13 (Yahoo), Alexander Kerfoot (TOR) – C – $4,700 (FanDuel), $3,600 (DraftKings), W – $17 (Yahoo), Jesperi Kotkaniemi (MON) – C – $4,300 (FanDuel), $2,900 (DraftKings), $10 (Yahoo)

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Charlie McAvoy (Boston) – $5,800 (FanDuel), $5,500 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

McAvoy is tied for third in scoring this postseason among blueliners with six points (one goal, five assists) through six games. He also ranks second in power-play points among all defenders with five helpers. Additionally, he has chipped in 17 shots, 13 hits and 10 blocks.

Bargain Bin: Jeff Petry (MON) – $5,300 (FanDuel), $5,400 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), Ryan Pulock (NYI) – $3,900 (FanDuel), $4,800 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo), Jake Muzzin (TOR) – $4,600 (FanDuel), $4,900 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)


Tuukka Rask (Boston) – $8,400 (FanDuel), $8,300 (DraftKings), $33 (Yahoo)

Rask is a pricey option, but his results in the postseason have been excellent. He has a five-game win streak entering Monday night’s action and he has surrendered two goals or fewer in each of his past four starts. Rask has stopped 150 of 159 shots during his win spree, while posting a .943 save percentage. He has a 1.84 goals-against average and .937 SV% in six appearances this playoffs.

Bargain Bin: Carey Price (MON) – $7,300 (FanDuel), $7,500 (DraftKings), $26 (Yahoo)