With 12 NHL games on the docket for Tuesday night we have another loaded player pool for DraftKings DFS Hockey players to choose from. So worry not, there are superstars, and value buys to be had on the Line Stack front. Let’s take a look.
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Tyler Seguin ($8,800) – Jamie Benn ($8,100) – Patrick Sharp ($6,000)
This was my top line stack of the night on my Cheat Sheet for tonight’s action, they have been my top stack here and there in the past, and like I said in the Cheat Sheet until someone can stop them they will continue to be in that position. Night in and night out this line does lethal things on the ice and it is almost impossible right now to keep them off the scoreboard. Seguin is tied for the NHL lead in points with Patrick Kane at 23, Benn is right behind them at 21 and Sharp has nine points in his last seven games since bumping up to the top line in “Big D.” This is my top stack of the night and they come in at $22,900.
Nathan MacKinnon ($7,500) – Matt Duchene ($5,100) – Gabriel Landeskog ($7,000)
Many people expected the Avalanche to be playoff contenders this season, but they have not looked like it to date, and head coach Patrick Roy is being forced to shuffle his lines looking for something to work. With Alex Tanguay hurting, Roy has taken the chance to put arguably his three top players on one line in what could be an incredibly potent stacking. MacKinnon is one of the top scorers in the league at the moment with 15 points on the season and is riding a three-game, five-point scoring streak. He has a history of playing with Landeskog, someone he has shown good chemistry with in the past, who is scoreless in his last two games but has 11 points on the season. Duchene kicks out to the wing and has struggled to produce this season but had a three-game point streak snapped last time out against the Rangers. They face the Flyers on Tuesday and come in for a line stack total of: $19,600.
Johnny Gaudreau ($6,200) – Sean Monahan ($5,500) – Jiri Hudler ($4,800)
The Flames top line has seen its production go up and down this season, but all three have managed to put up double-digit point totals so far with Gaudreau leading the way. On the season Gaudreau has moved into a tie for fourth in the NHL with 17 points and is currently on a three-game scoring streak that was capped by a three point game on Saturday against the Penguins. Monahan also had a multi-point effort against the Penguins, good enough to give him 10 points on the season. Hudler has gone pointless his last two outings but this line is dangerous together and they will be relied on heavily against the Panthers on Tuesday. This mid-level stack comes in costing DFS players: $16,500.
Anze Kopitar ($5,300) – Tanner Pearson ($4,000) – Dustin Brown ($4,100)
The Kings current top-line struggled out of the gate this season, but has begun to come on stronger as of late. Kopitar, who only had three points through the team’s first 10 games, has three points (2G, 1A) in his last four contests with seven SOG. Pearson has three of his six points, along with six SOG, in his last three games. And finally Brown has points in back-to-back outings with five shots in that span. The Kings are 7-2-0 in their previous nine and have three or more goals in a game five times in that span. They face the Coyotes on Tuesday who are coming off 4-3 OT win over the Ducks on Monday night and will be tired, so roll one of the the Kings top-lines for a cost of $13,400.
Mikko Koivu ($4,500) – Jason Zucker ($4,200) – Nino Niederreiter ($3,600)
I wrote about Zucker in the Cheat Sheet as well, and with Zach Parise going down for a couple of weeks with a sprained MCL, this line no becomes to defacto top-line in Minnesota. This line has been surprising for the Wild and has been a major contributor to their success on the season. Koivu has points in eight of his last 10 games giving him 12 on the season. Zucker is right there with him, having a six-game scoring streak snapped on Saturday against Tampa. Niederreiter has been up and down with only six points on the season, but this line will be seeing top minutes for the time being and come in at a collective cost of $12,300 for DFS players.
Kevin Hayes ($4,200) – Oscar Lindberg ($3,400) – Viktor Stalberg ($2,800)
The Rangers have been shuffling their middle six lines as of late, and Hayes has been returned to his natural Center position where he was drafted and played in college. Hayes has seen his production take a step forward lately with seven points and 22 SOG in his previous 10 games, including a three-game scoring streak right now. Lindberg has not fizzled out after his hot start at the beginning of the season and despite playing a primarily third-line role, he’s tied with Mats Zuccarello for the team lead in points with 11. Stalberg has gone cold since those first few games with only a lone point in his past 10 contests, but he has logged five shots on goal in his last three games and is still active in this line on offense. The Rangers and their fifth-ranked offense take on the Hurricanes 21st-ranked scoring defense on Tuesday and this value-line stack will come in at a $10,400 price tag.
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