With 13 NHL games on the docket for this night to before Thanksgiving, we have one of the most stacked player pools for DraftKings DFS Hockey players to choose from so far this season. There are superstars, and value buys a plenty to be had on the Line Stack front, so let’s take a look:
Alex Ovechkin ($9,400) – Nicklas Backstrom ($6,600) – T.J. Oshie ($6,000)
This line laid an egg against Edmonton on Monday but have a great chance to get right back on the scoring train with a matchup against Winnipeg on Wednesday night against Winnipeg. The Jets are one of the worst scoring defenses in the league, sitting 28th and giving up over three goals per game, and just took a major hit losing starter Ondrej Pavelec for at least two months and handing the reigns to Michael Hutchinson and his 2.72 GAA on the season. Despite being kept off of the board, this line put six shots on goal on Monday and should test the Jets porous defense early and often on Wednesday night.
Nathan MacKinnon ($7,400) – Matt Duchene ($5,700) – Gabriel Landeskog ($6,900)
This is was my top line stack of the night in my Cheat Sheet and they check in the same here on the Line Stacks. Duchene is dramatically out-playing his DK salary at the moment and is riding a seven-game scoring streak that has seen him put up 13 points and 23 shots, and he has points in nine of his last 10 games overall. MacKinnon continues to lead the team in points with 21, but was kept off the scoresheet Monday against Winnipeg despite four shots on goal. He has still managed 11 points in his last 10 games. Landeskog has points in three straight games since he returned from his suspension, and has put up 10 shots on goal as well. The Avs welcome the Senators on Wednesday night who are coming off a tough game on Tuesday night against the Stars in Dallas, and are traveling to Colorado to finish a two-night back-to-back.
John Tavares ($8,100) – Kyle Okposo ($6,000) – Brock Nelson ($4,200)
Despite the Islanders struggles as of late, their top-line has been a constant on the scoresheet with at least two of the three putting up points in the Islanders last six games. Tavares is the lynchpin of this offense and has seemed to have found a good chemistry with his linemates now that he’s back with Okposo and Nelson has been moved up. He has points in five of his last six games and extended his scoring streak to three games after collecting a goal on Monday in Montreal. Nelson has been very impressive since getting the bump to the top line but had his five-game point streak snapped on Monday. Still, in those five outings he put up eight points, and should be considered as long as he’s seeing time with Tavares. Okposo has a point in seven of his last eight games and currently owns a five game point streak himself. The Islanders have been struggling lately, but this line is consistently producing and should be seriously considered for your and they welcome the Flyers who are giving up 3.30 goals against per game on the road this season, good for fifth-worst in the NHL.
Patrick Kane ($8,500) – Artemi Panarin ($5,700)
The first of two duos in the stacks today, the Blackhawks top-producing point pair keeps churning along. Kane, like I said in today’s cheat sheet, is the best player in the game at the moment. Can is on an incredibly impressive 16-game scoring run that has seen him put up 10 goals and assists. He continues to lead the Hawks in both categories and points as well, and sits tied atop the league in points with the Stars Jamie Benn at 32. Panarin has been held off of the scoresheet for the last two games, but has points in 11 of the 16 games on Kane’s current streak. The pair, along with center Artem Anisimov ($4,400) have been promoted to the Blackhawks top line and this duo are proving to be quite the lethal combination.
Henrik Zetterberg ($6,400) – Dylan Larkin ($4,700) – Justin Abdelkader ($4,600)
Larkin continues to show he belongs in the NHL at age 19 and has picked up his game in a big way as of late. The teenage sensation for Detroit has goals in four straight games and has points in five of his last six overall. He is seeing his shooting totals go up as well with 16 SOG in that span. Seeing top minutes with the likes of Pavel Datsyuk as well as his current linemates Zetterberg and Abdelkader has seemed to do wonders for his confidence after a dip in performance late last month. Zetterberg, who still leads the Red Wings in points with 18, has snapped out of his scoring slump with assists in back-to-back games against LA and St. Louis. Abdelkader, who had seven points through his first 16 games, now has five in his last six outings and is up to 12 on the season and he too has points in consecutive contests. This line seems to have found its mojo again after a hot start to the season and they will need it going up against a Boston team that has won three straight despite being ranked 24th in the league in GAA.
Henrik Sedin ($4,900) – Daniel Sedin ($6,800)
The Sedin twins are hot at the moment, each posting 14 points in their last 10 games. Daniel, with a team-leading 23 points, is riding a five-game point streak that has seen him put up five goals and three assists including a hat-trick over the Blackhawks on Saturday. Henrik sits second on the team with 21 points and has a four-game point streak including a four assist, five-point effort against the Blackhawks with his brother. The twin duo looks as strong as ever and should be considered a must-play as a point pair, especially against Minnesota’s bottom-third of the league scoring defense.
I hope everyone out there has a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. Make sure to check out my NHL Cheat Sheet and Pete Jensen’s NHL Targets posts today before finalizing your lineups. And as always for any DFS Hockey questions or comments this season, find me on Twitter at: @JHarding_Hockey