A huge slate of nine NHL games on the ticket tonight means that DFS DK players will have a sizable player pool for Tuesday night’s hockey action. Still, there are superstars, and value buys on the Line Stack front, so let’s take a look:
Tyler Seguin ($8,700) – Jamie Benn ($8,300) – Patrick Sharp ($6,200)
My top line of the evening from today’s Cheat Sheet, the Stars top trio’s matchup with Carolina on Tuesday is too juicy to pass on for another top line. Benn continues to lead the league in goals with 18 despite being held off the scoresheet for his last three games. In those three games he has put up nine shots on goal in that span, and seems destined to break back into a scoring streak soon. Seguin has a lone goal in his last three games, but has continued to shoot the lights out more than Benn with 17 shots on goal, as well as four blocked shots, and has just not had the puck luck to find the back of the net. Sharp is in a longer points slump with only a single point in his last four games. However this line will have a great chance to break out of their recent funk on Tuesday when the Hurricanes, who have given up 21 goals against their last four games, come to Dallas.
Alex Ovechkin ($9,100) – Nicklas Backstrom ($6,400) – T.J. Oshie ($5,900)
Always one of the top lines in the league on any night that they play this line will have a great chance to produce against Detroit at home where all three have done their most damage this season, combining for 34 points at Verizon Center. Ovie continues to pace the league in shots on goal with an impressive 124 in 24 games this season (5.1 per game), and is always a threat no matter the situation to find the scoresheet. Backstrom is riding a five-game point streak at the moment and has 22 points in 22 games on the season. Oshie has been inconsistent but has three points and nine shots on goal in his last four games. The Caps are 1-1-0 against Red Wings starter Petr Mrazek this season, but he has had back-to-back shaky outings giving up four goals against in both games, and this line is powering the leagues fourth-best scoring offense.
Vladimir Tarasenko ($7,700) – Paul Stastny ($5,200) – Magnus Paajarvi ($2,800)
The addition of Paajarvi drops this line to a mid-level stack, but they have the chance to be very productive. Tarasenko is one of the league’s best pure scorers, and is on pace for a career high 47 goals this season. Stastny is beginning to find his consistency again, is forming a great chemistry with Tarasenko and has points in back-to-back games for St. Louis. Paajarvi is getting what Coach Ken Hitchcock is calling the “chance of his lifetime” and hoping he takes advantage of it. His two points in 14 games don’t inspire much, but he is averaging almost two shots on goal per gameand this chance with two elite-level playmakers could be just what he needs to jump start his season. This line will have an excellent chance to put up the points on Tuesday night against Arizona’s 29th-ranked scoring defense.
Jeff Carter ($6,400) – Tyler Toffoli ($5,900) – Milan Lucic ($4,700)
This line has been the most consistent line for the Kings this season since Coach Darryl Sutter put them together. Carter and Toffoli have been good since they were together on “That 70’s line” last season and are pacing the Kings offense this season as the only two scorers to have hit the 20-point plateau and this line as a whole are the only Kings skaters in double-digits each in goals scored. Carter has a six-game point streak at the moment that has produced a goal and five assists. Toffoli, despite being scoreless in four straight, still leads the team in goals with 11 and is second in points with 20 and continues to shoot the puck sitting third on the team in SOG. Lucic has found his scoring touch with goals in back-to-back games and points in five of his last six games overall. The Kings face the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night who continue to be one of the most inconsistent teams in the NHL and despite their improved play under John Tortorella, still sit 23rd in the in league in scoring defense allowing 2.9 goals against per game.
Max Domi ($5,200) – Mikkel Boedker ($4,600) – Martin Hanzal ($4,400)
The Coyotes are a very talented but young team and have been shuffling their lines all season in an attempt to make things work offensively. Their latest top line has looked solid and is made up of the Coyotes three leading scorers to date on the season. Domi, who leads the team with 10 goals and 23 points, has points in five of his last seven games and has a multi-goal game against Buffalo on Friday night. Hanzal leads the team with 15 assists on the season despite missing a few games to injury. Boedker is second to Domi with nine goals and sits tied with Hanzal at 20 points on the year. He has been held goalless his last four but has managed two assists in that span. The Coyotes have a tough test on Tuesday against the Blues, but St. Louis has hit the skids lately riding a three-game losing streak and dropping four of their last five while allowing almost three goals against per game in that span.
Eric Staal ($5,200) – Kris Versteeg ($3,900) – Elias Lindholm ($3,700)
The Hurricanes head to Dallas on Tuesday night and despite being the best team in the league and scoring over well over three goals per game, the Stars are vulnerable on the back end and have given up 20 goals against in their last six games. The Hurricanes are riding a small two-game winning streak, but have put up eight goals in that span and this line was a large contributor in their 5-4 win over Arizona on Sunday night. Staal broke a three-game scoreless streak on Sunday against Arizona with a multi-point game that included five shots on goal and a blocked shot. Versteeg also has a goal and assist against Arizona on Sunday night with two shots. Lindholm added an assist for this line and has two points and 17 shots on goal in his last four games. With the Stars allowing over three goals a game as of late this line is a sneaky buy-low, high-reward option for your lineup on Tuesday night.
Make sure to check out my NHL Cheat Sheet and NHL Targets posts today before finalizing your lineups. As always for any DFS Hockey questions or comments this season, find me on Twitter at: @JHarding_Hockey