DraftKings NHL: Sunday Playoff Picks
DraftKings NHL: Sunday Playoff Picks

This article is part of our DraftKings NHL series.

Sunday's NHL slate begins at 12:00 PM Eastern time and features four Game 3s. Three teams will be trying to grab commanding 3-0 advantages in their respective series, while one of the Sharks or Golden Knights will emerge with a 2-1 lead. Read on to see which players stand out as options to target at their respective valuations.

GOALIE

Jordan Binnington, STL vs. WPG ($7,700): After winning eight of his last nine regular-season starts, Binnington has carried that strong play over to the postseason with two wins in Winnipeg. The outstanding rookie netminder, who owns a sparkling 1.89 GAA and .927 save percentage, should keep rolling in St. Louis' first home game of the playoffs.

CENTER

Matt Duchene, CLS vs. TB ($5,300): Duchene helped the Blue Jackets snag a 2-0 series lead with a four-point night Friday, and the key trade deadline acquisition has plenty of upside in Columbus' first home game of the postseason given the poor play of Lightning netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy thus far. Another point working in Columbus' favor will be the absence of star Tampa Bay winger Nikita Kucherov, who's suspended one game for boarding.

Evgeni Malkin, PIT vs. NYI ($6,400): The Penguins have been limited to four goals in this series, but Malkin has played a hand in three of them with a goal and two assists. He's been better than a point-per-game career playoff performer with 168 points in 160 career postseason tilts, making Malkin a strong piece to build your roster around as this slate's fifth-most expensive center.

WING

J.T. Miller, TB at CLS ($3,700): Miller already skates on the top power-play unit and will likely move into a top-six role at even strength with Kucherov suspended. He's been one of the few productive Lightning players in this series with two assists, and Miller's been hot for a while with 12 points over his last 11 games. 

Mark Stone, VGK vs. SJ ($6,400): The Sharks' season-long goaltending issues reared their ugly head again in Game 2, as Martin Jones was pulled after allowing three goals on seven shots. Vegas should continue to take advantage of San Jose's weakness in net, and Stone has already been doing so by potting three of his team's seven goals this series.

Jordan Eberle, NYI at PIT ($4,800): Eberle was a disappointment in his first taste of the playoffs, totaling just two assists in 13 games with Edmonton in 2017. He looks like a completely different player this time around, with two goals and two assists through two games. Keep rolling Eberle out there until he shows signs of slowing down. 

DEFENSE

Erik Karlsson, SJ at VGK ($5,900): Karlsson has been arguably the best player on the Sharks in this series, with two assists in Game 1 and two more in Game 2. While Brent Burns has a better shot at lighting the lamp for San Jose, Karlsson possesses almost as much upside and comes $1,000 cheaper.

Dustin Byfuglien, WPG at MEM ($5,300): Like Malkin in Pittsburgh, Byfuglien has played a role in three of his team's four goals and is a proven postseason performer. Big Buff seems to be back up to speed now that it's been over two weeks since he returned from injury, having added six shots and three blocks so far in this series. His ability to contribute across the board makes Byfuglien a strong play in a game his team has to win to avoid a 3-0 series deficit.

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Sasha Yodashkin
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