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.
High Priced First lines
Steven Stamkos ($7200) – Alex Killorn ($4300) – Ryan Callahan ($5000)
These three got upstaged a bit in their last game by the Triplet line but I would stay on them for fantasy purposes tonight. The Lightning play the Senators so the fact is most of Tampa’s forwards make for good plays but I would lean towards stacking this line over any other on Tampa for the simple reason that these three have seen the most power-play time of any trio over the past three games for the Lightning. The Senators have the second worst penalty-kill in the league and also give up the most shots per game in the league (by a wide margin). After a brief winning streak, the Sens have now given up 13 goals in their last three games and make for a pretty ripe target for Tampa’s first line who—despite getting shutout in their last game—still have 15 points between them over their last four appearances. I’d feel good about paying up for these three tonight and would be disappointed if I didn’t get at least a point or two in this matchup.
Also check out: The Flyers top line of Giroux-Simmonds-Schenn who are coming off a big game and have a terrific matchup versus the Oilers.
Ryan Getzlaf ($6300) – David Perron ($4700) – Mike Santorelli ($3300) or Corey Perry ($6500)
The Ducks have truly been rolling the second half of the season and one of the main reasons why is the play of their Captain and first line centre Ryan Getzlaf. Getzlaf has been on fire of late and just had a 10 game point streak snapped in his last outing. Playing alongside him is David Perron who has been a great bargain for his price ever since being traded to Anaheim and has recorded points in his last three games. Perron will see time on the power-play and at even strength with Getzlaf while the other winger role is likely to be filled by Mike Santorelli who makes this line extremely affordable to stack. If you don’t mind paying up however you can also throw Corey Perry alongside Perron and Getzlaf as he’ll see the majority of his time on the PP with those two and brings more offense to the table. The Ducks take on the Coyotes tonight who are reeling after six straight losses. I like targeting this very affordable line tonight in a great matchup.
Aleksander Barkov ($6300) – Jaromir Jagr ($5500) – Jiri Hudler ($4200)
With so many games going on tonight there’s a good chance people could simply overlook the Florida Panthers. Florida has scored the tenth most goals per game as a team this year and since returning form injury their young centre Alex Barkov has been terrific scoring three times in his first four games. The Panthers play the Avalanche tonight which should be a good matchup between two young teams. However, one of the main reasons I like this matchup for this line is the fact that Colorado has been getting some shaky goaltending of late from Semyon Varlamov who seems to be in one his cold streaks and has now allowed 11 goals in his last three starts. Regardless of whether he or Calvin Pickard starts I think the Panthers first line will have a better than advertised matchup tonight and will be in a good spot for a decent game. With Jonathan Huberdeau out the Panthers have been using newly acquired Jiri Hudler on the wing and his price makes using these three as stack very affordable. I’d consider using two or all three in tournaments and expect they’ll be fairly lowly owned.
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