There are four games on the NHL fantasy hockey slate tonight, featuring a great Pacific Division matchup between the Golden Knights and Sharks. The Jets travel to Hollywood as well to battle the Kings. Here are some value plays, top line stacks and stud goalies you should consider building your DFS lineup around.
Top Line Stacks
Jets at Kings
Patrik Laine ($5,700) – Mark Scheifele ($7,100) – Blake Wheeler ($7,200)
The Jets’ No. 1 line is one of the most dangerous lines in the NHL. Wheeler is on a three-game point streak and has collected four points (1G, 3A) in those contests. He’s producing 4.6 FPPG and has dished out 29 helpers on the PP. Laine has sniped 29 goals this season, and 19 of them have been on the road. He has potted 14 goals on the power play and is averaging 3.7 fantasy points per contest. Scheifele has scored a goal in two straight games and has 34 total this year. The center is averaging 4.3 FPPG and has a goal in two matchups against the Kings this year.
Blackhawks vs. Canucks
Dominik Kahun ($3,300) – Artem Anisimov ($4,000) – Patrick Kane ($7,700)
The Blackhawks most likely will be facing Thatcher Demko ($7,100), who is the Canucks’ back-up goalie. He has a 3.21 GAA and a .895 save percentage. Kane has one goal and four assists in the past five contests. He has potted 41 goals and is recording 5.6 FPPG. Kahun has tallied one goal and two helpers in the past three games. The left winger is producing 2.1 FPPG and has sniped 12 goals. Anisimov has totaled two assists in two games against the Canucks this season and is averaging 2.3 FPPG.
Superstar to Build Around
Mark Stone, VGK at SJ ($6,700) – Stone has been on fire since he was traded to the Golden Knights. He’s on a five-game point streak and has produced six points (3G, 3A) in those games. Stone’s producing 4.2 fantasy points per game and has recorded 31 goals. The right winger has tallied five goals and 14 assists on the power play.
Value on Offense
Tyler Johnson, TB vs. ARI ($5,300) – The Lightning left winger has been scoring at will as of late. He has scored in three straight games and is on a four-game point streak. Johnson has potted 26 goals this season, and he’s collecting 2.9 FPPG. He has recorded one goal and seven assists on the power play.
Dustin Brown, LA vs. WPG ($4,600) – Brown tallied a goal and an assist in the Kings’ most recent game. He has potted 18 goals this year and is averaging 3.1 FPPG. Brown has recorded seven goals and one helper on the PP. He also has tallied a goal and an assist shorthanded.
Andrei Vasilevskiy, TB vs ARI ($8,200) – Tampa Bay’s No. 1 goalie has produced a GAA of 2.28, a save percentage of .929 and 32 wins. He’s averaging 6.3 FPPG and has collected six shutouts this year. He is a career 2-1-0 against the Coyotes. Vasilevskiy has won his past three starts.
Corey Crawford, CHI vs. VAN ($7,900) – The Blackhawks are in the midst of a playoff race and will square off against the the Canucks and rookie G Thatcher Demko ($7,100) tonight. Crawford has won his past five starts and is coming off a season-high 48 saves in a 2-0 shutout win over the Canadiens on Saturday.
Value on Defense
Erik Gustafsson, CHI vs. VAN ($5,500) – Gustafsson has collected two assists in the past three games and has totaled 37 helpers this season. He has sniped 13 goals this year and is collecting 3.4 fantasy points per contest. The d-man has recorded four goals and 13 assists with the man-advantage.
Shea Theodore, VGK at SJ ($5,100) – The Golden Knights d-man dished out a helper in their most recent game. He has sniped 11 goals this year and is averaging 3.0 FPPG. Theodore has produced four goals and four helpers on the PP. He has tallied two goals and six assists in the past 10 contests.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI at TB ($4,500) – The Coyotes d-man is on a three-game point streak. He has recorded two goals and an assist in those games. He has potted 11 goals and tallied 28 assists this season. He’s averaging 2.7 FPPG and has produced 18 points (5G, 13A) on the PP.
Brent Burns, SJ vs. VGK ($6,700) – The Norris Trophy winner has been dominant for the Sharks this year. Burns has recorded six goals and 19 assists on the power play. Five of his six PP goals have come on the road. He’s averaging 4.8 fantasy points per contest.
Victor Hedman, TB vs. ARI ($6,200) – The Lightning d-man is an offensive threat, and he’s proving that this year. He has recorded nine goals and 37 assists this season. Hedman is on a four-game point streak and has produced nine points (2G, 7A) in the past 10 contests. He has sniped two goals and totaled 21 helpers on the PP.
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