This article will identify the best line-stacking combos to use for fantasy hockey purposes every night. Considering that at least one player on a forward line will often get an assist on a goal when his line mate scores, stacking players from the same line can prove very fruitful for fantasy purposes. Use these targets to help identify some of your best options ever night.
Florida Panthers (vs. Montreal Canadians)
I wouldn’t let the shutout the Canadians posted in their last game scare you off this matchup. Montreal is still a team with serious depth issues and goalie problems who allowed three or more goals in 6 straight games before the big shutout win their last time out. Meanwhile the top line for the Panthers has been crisp of late with 17 points in their last four games. Jonathan Huberdeau is really starting to develop into the elite talent people knew he was when drafted and Jaromir Jagr continues to defy time with 62 points in 76 games played this year. This line is going to carry even more of the load than usual tonight with Vincent Trochek injured and in a great matchup with a beat up Canadians defense might have a huge game here. I love stacking these three because they play virtually the whole game together. They’re all great targets and one of the best big line stacks out there today.
Also check out: The Oilers line of McDavid-Eberle-Maroon as mentioned in the NHL Cheat Sheet
Detroit Red Wings (vs. Toronto Maple Leafs)
Riley Sheahan ($3100) – Thomas Tatar ($4700) – Gustav Nyquist ($4500)
Truth be told all three of these players have been pretty disappointing for fantasy purposes this year but I think they do have some potential upside as a stack tonight. Over their last two games the trio have combined for nine points and just been far more active than we’ve seen them all year. Tatar and Nyquist are the snipers of this group and have been more active shooting the puck lately which should really help them against the Leafs goalie tonight (Garret Sparks) who has a poor save percentage.
“…you could see this line potentially pay off tonight in a big way.”
With a great matchup the likelihood of a multi-goal game here from one or both of these two goes up significantly and I think you could see this line potentially pay off tonight in a big way. Even though they’re hardly a sure thing, these three don’t cost much and have big potential here. I like them as a value stack tonight.
New York Rangers (vs. Buffalo Sabres)
Derek Stephan ($5700) – Mats Zuccarello ($6000) – JT Miller ($4500)
This Rangers scoring line has really been rolling of late and have 14 points recorded between them in their last four games. The Rangers sometimes get forgotten about as a potential team to stack since most people associate them with Henrik Lundqvist and defense but they’ve actually been quite good offensively this year and have the 10th best power-play overall in the league this year and the 6th best one while at home. With centre Derek Stephan playing so well and being a huge part of the Rangers power-play unit I think stacking him with one or both wingers against a weaker opponent makes a ton of sense here and I don’t expect any of these three to be over-owned in tournaments. The Sabres have a decent penalty-kill but have been much worse at allowing goals on the road this year and are officially without their best goalie (Robin Lehner) for the rest of the year. I think these three Rangers make for a great contrarian stack for tournaments. They’re all seeing a ton of minutes right now for the Rags down the stretch.
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