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.
Anaheim Ducks (vs. Ottawa Senators)
The Ducks haven’t had a very successful road trip out East thus far as a team but they have been scoring goals. The Ducks have 8 goals in their last two games and take on another weak opponent tonight in the Ottawa Senators. The Sens have tightened up a tiny bit defensively towards the end of the year but are still second last in penalty-killing and last in shots allowed per game. The Ducks have been rolling offensively lately but will be without their second best centre in Ryan Kesler tonight. More of the offensive load should fall on their big line as a result and I expect these three to be in line for a possible huge night in this matchup. Jamie McGinn has been a great compliment on the wing since coming over and the talented Brandon Pirri really broke out in his last game with 3 points. Playing alongside Ryan Getzlaf these two wingers should continue to prosper in this matchup and will be in a great spot to see a little extra power-play time together given Kesler’s absence. I’d look at this stack as one of the best options of the night and love targeting the Senators defense any time they’re on the slate.
St. Louis Blues (vs. Washington Capitals)
The Blues second line has been amazing lately and again came through for a huge game last night against the Canucks. Paul Stastny has really been making things happen lately for the Blues and is up to 7 assists and 9 points overall in his last six games. Young Robby Fabbri and veteran Troy Brouwer provide a nice blend and toughness and skill on the wing and really have been getting it done against the weaker competition they usually see, thanks to most teams focusing their attention on the Blues big gun Vladimir Tarasenko.
“When two good teams like this collide there’s always some potential for a higher scoring shootout…”
The matchup tonight against the Capitals isn’t the best but this line has been playing so well and come so cheap that I think using two or all three in a cheap stack isn’t a bad play. When two good teams like this collide there’s always some potential for a higher scoring shootout to develop due to the talent on each offense. I’d consider these three if you need value options and are looking for a cheap stack on this slate.
Boston Bruins (vs. Toronto Maple Leafs)
The Bruins as a team have now lost five in a row and their top line has now gone goalless in six of their last seven games. This doesn’t seem like a line that should be on your radar but given the matchup and the fact that the Bruins have been one of the better offensive teams over the course of the season, a big rebound is very possible here. The Maple Leafs have won three in a row but they’re still not a team I’d trust and still gave up five goals against in their last game out. The bloom will come off the rose so to speak of this hot run for Toronto soon and I won’t be shocked if rival Boston is the one to take it off permanently. While top centre Patrice Bergeron hasn’t been scoring much at all lately he’s still getting his shot through and has 23 SOG over his last five games (over 4 per game). At some point things will start breaking his way and goals will start flowing. As a low owned tournament play I like Bergeron and his line mates tonight and think they’ll be overlooked by most fantasy players.
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