With 12 NHL games on the docket for Friday, we have a second straight stacked player pool for DraftKings DFS Hockey players to choose from. There are superstars, and value buys a plenty to be had on the Line Stack front, so let’s take a look:
Tyler Seguin ($9,000) – Jamie Benn ($8,400) – Patrick Sharp ($6,300)
If this is beginning to sound like a broken record, that’s because it is. This line is very difficult to keep off the scoresheet and Ottawa was able to keep Benn and Seguin in check until the third period on Tuesday night before they broke through. Seguin and Benn are tangled in a game of leap frog at the moment in the scoring race behind Patrick Kane. Seguin has points in six straight games, three goals and five assists, is second on the team in assists with 19 and has a hefty lead on the team in shots on goal with 88. Benn has matched his linemate with points in six straight, including back-to-back multi-goal outings. He leads the team in goals (16) and points (32) and sits fourth in the league in shooting among players who have played at least 15 games with an incredible 25.4. Sharp snapped a two-game scoreless streak last weekend and now has put up points in back-to-back games with a multi-point outing against Ottawa on Tuesday. Sharp has been a high-level scorer in the past and playing with Seguin and Benn has him on pace for a 70+ point season.
Evgeni Malkin ($7,300) – Phil Kessel ($7,300) – David Perron ($4,200)
The Penguins continue to shake off their 0-3 start to the season and now are 13-5 in their last 18 games. This line has been the point of the most offensive consistency with Malkin leading the team in both points (19) and goals (8). Geno has points in three of his last four, seven points total, with two multi-point games in that span. Kessel is riding a modest four-game point streak (1G, 3A) and has managed nine points and 38 shots on goal in his last 10. Perron is beginning to settle in on this line and find his scoring touch again with three points in his last four games and six of his eight points this season coming in his last 10 contests. The Penguins travel to Columbus on Friday night and this line has combined for 15 points in nine Pittsburgh road games this season.
Max Pacioretty ($8,000) – Tomas Plekanec ($6,100)
This duo has not missed a beat since the loss of Brendan Gallagher. In the two games without Gallagher, Pacioretty has points in both with two goals and an assist. Pacioretty leads the Habs in both goals and shots on goal, and sits second to Plekanec in points with 22. Plekanec is one of the hottest scorers in the league at the moment with points in eight of his last nine and has jumped past Pacioretty for the Canadiens points lead with 23, which is tied for ninth in the NHL. He has six points on his current four-game point streak including a three assist performance against the Rangers in Wednesday night’s 5-1 win at MSG. The Canadiens travel to New Jersey to square off with the Devils and this duo has combined for 24 points in 11 road games this year.
Jack Eichel ($5,200) – Evander Kane ($5,100) – Sam Reinhart ($2,700)
The Sabres are beginning to get to full-strength with Kane only recently back after missing a month of the season due to injury. He looked rusty his first few games back, but had one of his best games of the season on Wednesday with a goal and five shots. Eichel has been up and down with his game, but with time to gel with Kane the two should find an offensive rhythm. Eichel had an assist that snapped a two game pointless streak, and he continues to shoot the puck well and often with 74 shots to lead the team this season. Reinhart has struggled currently on a three-game scoreless streak, but as he begins to shoot more he will find more opportunities. The Sabres are home to the Hurricanes on Friday night and Carolina is giving up an average of 2.6 goals against per game on the road this season.
Blackhawks play at 5 PM
Jonathan Toews ($6,400) – Andrew Shaw ($3,200) – Ryan Garbutt ($2,900)
Not who we are used to Toews playing with over the years, but the Blackhawks new second line has clicked well in their brief time together. Toews has points in five of his last seven games, including two straight against the Canucks and Sharks. His three goals and three assists over that span, on top of his 20 shots on goal, show the Toews is on his way back to finding his production. Shaw had a multi-point game Wednesday against the Sharks, assisting on Toews goal and adding a marker of his own. Garbutt has put up points in two straight games, one goal and one assists, and has managed two blocked shots and five SOG in those games as well. You don’t often hear value associated with Toews, but when a line checks in at $12,500 and is a top-six line on a playoff contender, DFS players need to pay attention. Strongly consider this line for your team on Friday against the Ducks.
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