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.
High Priced First lines
Bryan Little ($5600) – Blake Wheeler ($7000) – Andrew Ladd ($5200)
The Arizona Coyotes are one of the worst teams defensively in the league, allowing the second most goals against per game in the league thus far in the season. They’ve also been shaky on the penalty kill and rank in the bottom third of the league in that area as well. The Jets top line has been off and on all season and struggled somewhat on the PP this year but are coming off a great night where the Power Play finally clicked and will be carrying tons of momentum into this game. The Yotes have one of the weakest goalie duos in the league right now and will be starting Louis Domingue again in this game who has allowed over 3 goals in his last two appearances. There’s nothing not to love about this matchup and for stacking purposes this line plays almost the entire game as a unit. They’re a great target for a big game on New Years.
Also check out: The Stars top line of Seguin/Benn/Sharp who are in a good spot tonight against the weaker penalty kill of the Predators.
Anze Kopitar ($5300) –Tyler Toffoli ($5700) – Milan Lucic ($4600)
This line was put back together recently and even though they haven’t done much the last few games there’s reason to think these three could have a big game tonight versus the Flame. All three of these players have been seeing increased time on the power play recently as well and it’s helped jump-start their struggling offense. Anze Koptiar has been playing a ton with the recent injury to Jeff Carter and he’s really clicked with Tyler Toffoli who now has an astounding 6 goals in his last 4 games. The Flames have been pretty dismal on the Penalty Kill this season and also have the worst goals against per game of any team on the season. These three aren’t super cheap but they’re not expensive either, especially considering how well they’ve produced recently. I like them as a value trio against a defensively deficient Flames squad.
Nathan MacKinnon ($6800) –Jarome Iginla ($4600) – Alex Tanguay ($3700)
As a rule with line stacking it never hurts to target trios who play at even strength and on the power play together. The Avalanche are running this line as a trio in both scenarios for the most part right now which really helps for correlation scoring. It also doesn’t hurt that these three players have also excelled since being united and now have 8 points in their last 2 games including 5 power play points from their last contest. While many shy away from the matchup with the Hawks, Chicago has struggled on the road this year and are 25th in the league in penalty killing while away from home. I like this line to build on its recent production and think they have a better than average matchup here in what should be a fast paced, offensive game. They’re a great tournament target.
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