DraftKings NHL: Friday Playoff Picks
DraftKings NHL: Friday Playoff Picks

This article is part of our DraftKings NHL series.

The last time the Sharks and Blues took the ice, things got controversial after the overtime winner. Game 4 is taking place Friday, and here's another chance for a Showdown contest. You pick six players, at least one from each team, and your lineup could look a little something like this...

Brent Burns, SAN ($11,600)

Yes, Burns is the most expensive player. He's also a defenseman with 13 points and 40 shots on goal in his last 12 outings. Burns is as offensively talented as any defenseman in the NHL, and he's blocked 30 shots in those 12 games for good measure.

Logan Couture, SAN ($11,300)

I don't believe Couture turns it on for the playoffs and takes his game to the next level. However, I do believe that he has 14 goals on 59 shots in 17 playoff games. I also believe that Jordan Binnington has a .904 save percentage in the playoffs.

Ryan O'Reilly, STL ($9,800)

O'Reilly didn't have a point in Game 3 of this series, but he had a point in the first two contests against the Sharks. He's also at the tail end of a season where he set or tied personal bests in goals, assists, points, and shots on net. People got excited about Martin Jones "turning it around" briefly in the playoffs, but he has a .903 save percentage in the postseason as a whole.

David Perron, STL ($6,700)

The Blues lost Game 3, but you can't blame Perron. He scored two goals, giving him five points in his last five contests. In addition to his .903 save percentage in the playoffs, Martin Jones had an .896 save percentage in the regular season.

Gustav Nyquist, SAN ($5,300)

Nyquist only has one goal in the playoffs, but he does have nine assists. That includes five helpers in his last five contests. On top of that, Goose is skating on San Jose's top line, and it's rare for a player with that distinction to be so cheap, giving the Swede an intriguing upside.

Joel Edmundson, STL ($5,200)

Edmundson isn't normally known as a points producer, but he has five points in his last five games. Additionally, Vince Dunn is banged up, and if he's not able to go, Edmundson seems like the player most likely to benefit. Throw in the fact the Sharks struggled defensively on the road, and that Martin Jones had an .896 save percentage, and there is reason to like the 25-year-old more than usual.

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