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.
The Lightning have tinkered with their lines again but it seems to have paid off for them (again). Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos are arguably their best two offensive players and stacking them on a top line together makes them extra dangerous and extra good for fantasy purposes.
“…the Coyotes are near last in the league in GAA [goals against average] as a team.”
The Lightning also take on the Coyotes tonight which provides an entirely different reason for wanting to roster these three as the Coyotes are near last in the league in GAA as a team and in penalty-killing. Expect these three to see a lot of time together at even strength and on the PP making them a good correlation target against a really weak defensive team. This is definitely a spot for a huge game to develop for the Tampa top line and I’d not hesitate to stack them in any format.
Also check out: The Kings top line of Kopitar – Lucic – Versteeg as mentioned in the NHL Cheat Sheet
Buffalo Sabres (vs. Toronto Maple Leafs)
The Sabres are on the tail end of a back to back games tonight but take on the weak Maple Leafs team in a game which features two pretty under par goalies. While there is always the fear of tired legs I’d still not hesitate to target the “kids line” the Sabres have been rolling out of late as they should be immune somewhat to the late season fatigue.
“…the matchup and opportunity they’re getting make them an excellent play.”
This line produced nicely last night with three points and are being given tons of opportunity down the stretch, including seeing a ton of time together on the power-play. With Girgensons coming so cheap and Reinhart not very expensive himself this line makes for excellent value with the only downside being that all three men are listed as centers tonight (making them slightly harder to use together). I’d still think about using two or all three of the trio though as the matchup and opportunity they’re getting make them an excellent play.
Florida Panthers (vs. Detroit Red Wings)
It’s easy to forget or get off a line after a slow game and I think that’s what many people will be doing tonight with Florida’s top unit today. The top line for Florida has really been great all season however (when all three men are healthy) and they enter tonight’s game with Detroit a little under the radar considering the big slate of games. Detroit is generally a solid team and not one I love targeting in fantasy but with Florida at home and Detroit still without the services and their top goalie I’d at least think about stacking this line in bigger tournaments today as there’s truly no reason they can’t produce in this spot. Detroit is actually below average in penalty killing and with Florida keen to hold onto top spot in the Atlantic I think you’ll see a good effort from these three here and in general down the stretch. Since Huberdeau’s return this line has been produced nicely and I’d consider them as a very low owned play in big gpps today.
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