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 every night.
St. Louis Blues (vs. Vancouver Canucks)
This sort of “kids line” has been reunited for the Blues coming down the stretch and they’ve had decent results of late. The last time Vlad Tarasenko faced the Canucks he didn’t have a huge game but he did score and will be in a good spot to at least replicate that production against one of the league’s worst teams. Before cooling off in his last game out, Jaden Schwartz had recorded eight points in his last five games and looked to be fully recovered from injuries sustained earlier in the year. These three men will generally see some time on the power play together (or at least two of them will play together), giving them a good correlation opportunity. Vancouver has fallen to 23rd in the league in goals against and will be on the road against a St. Louis team that has won 6 of their last 8 games. As a result I’d go after this line again tonight and think they make for a nice play, especially given the lack of choices on this slate.
Tampa Bay Lightning (vs. New York Islanders)
” Even in a projected lower scoring game you have to consider all your options tonight…”
After the Lightning sent Nikita Kucherov to the top line the secondary scoring line for the Bolts went through a bit of a drought. However, they picked things back up again in their last game with both Johnson and Palat scoring two points between them. With Marchessault joining this line on the wing using all three together becomes a very affordable option. Even though they’re facing the Islanders, who typically don’t give up a ton of goals, the Isles are coming into this game as losers of 7 of their last 9 and look to be in a tough spot here on the road. All three forwards should see time on the power play in some capacity and they should have good power play correlation potential in this game. Even in a projected lower scoring game you have to consider all your options tonight (with only three games to pick from) so using these three players as a stack makes a ton of sense as they offer good savings. I’d take advantage tonight, while you still can.
Washington Capitals (vs. New Jersey Devils)
On a slate with only three games it definitely won’t hurt to think outside the box tonight when making your GPP lineups. With a big mismatch looming in the Devils-Capitals game, going with some of the secondary scorers from the Capitals isn’t a bad way to get contrarian. Evgeny Kuznetsov is having an amazing-breakout year and while he’s not playing with Ovechkin at even strength anymore, he still has strong value. With TJ Oshie out both Johansson and Andre Burakovsky will play in the top 6 alongside Kuznetsov and will see time on the power-play in some capacity. The Devils’ goalie, Corey Schneider, is out with an injury meaning the Capitals will likely face backup Keith Kincaid, who has allowed 13 goals over his last three games. I like this line tonight as they’ll be far lesser owned than the Ovechkin line. Target this trio if you need a low owned stack in a big GPP.
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