Back at it tonight with 12 games! Tonight is broken down into four separate slates. Main, express, Express II and after hours.
We’ve taken our time here and have come up with eight different line combos. Some expensive and some cheap lines. It was very confusing at first glance but the numbers spoke to me. They told me to follow my heart!
Gabriel Landeskog L1 & PP1 Nathan MacKinnon L1 & PP1 Mikko Ratingen L1 & PP1
I’m going to lump both Colorado lines together in this one. They jumped off the page to me right off the bat. That first power play line is going to do some damage tonight in Ottawa.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins L2 & PP1 Leon Draisaitl L2 & PP1 Kailer Yamamoto L2 & PP2
Edmonton’s second line is actually ranked higher and a little better then their first line! All thanks to Leon and Ryan Nug! They both play on the first power play with Connor. That’s really what we’re after here. McDavid is at 1.49 points a game. So the trick here is to get a piece of him without his spending up on his crazy high salary.
Ilya Kovalchuk L2 & PP2 Nick Suzuki L2 & PP1 Joel Armia L2 & PP2
Montreal is a home favorite tonight vs. the Ducks. The Canadians have a 3 goal implication tonight and I think they meet it with ease!
James van Riemsdyk L1 & PP1 Claude Giroux L1 & PP1 Travis Konecny L1 & PP1
The Flyers are another team who jumped off the computer screen at me today. The Devils are in Philly tonight and they are a massive underdog. Look for the Flyers top line to exceed their 3.4 implied goal implication. Fire up their top line with confidence!
Johnny Gaudreau L2 & PP1 Sean Monanhan L2 & PP1 Buddy Robinson L2
Back to the Calgary 2 well again! Nashville is in Calgary tonight and its completely split down the middle! Goal implications and all! Their second line is a tad pricy but could pay dividends on the power play.
The Red Wings are in town tonight so I wouldn’t be upset if any of you went with BUF1 and Jack Eichel. Buffalos third line is a nice way to get some salary relief.
ST. LOUIS 2
Jaden Schwartz L2 & PP1 Brayden Schenn L2 & PP1 Robert Thomas L2 & PP2
The Blues are favorites tonight at home against the Jets. They are projected win at 70% with a 3.3 goal implication. Most people will flock to the Blues first line. Best production will come from their second line.
PITTSBURGH @ TAMPA BAY
Oh boy! I’d be an idiot not to mention this one. Loaded with massive stars but all at extremely high prices. Best thing I can tell you is look for a few one offs on each 1st or 2nd line. Like Pittsburgh’s Jared McCann or Dominik Simon. Both play on the Penguins top line with Crosby and they are both under $5k. Same principles apply for Tampa Bay. Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson come to mind. Both play on the Lightening second line and get some PP2 minutes. They are both under 5k as well!
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Oh boy! Thirteen games on the schedule tonight! Plus an 8p express slate AND an after hours slate at 9p!
That’s enough to make our heads spin right? Don’t worry! Me and the team here at DFScheatsheets are here to help! I’ve been over this round of games with a fine toothed comb. From top to bottom, backwards and forward. Even left to right! Lets make a deal! It’ll make more sense as you read along!
There are many one off players that stick out but not one line that is grabbing my attention. Upon further review here is a list of line combinations that will put up the points needed to get us in the green!
Ilya Kovalchuk L2 & PP2 Nick Suzuki L2 & PP1 Joel Armia L2 & PP2
The Canadiens are road favorites tonight in New Jersey. They have projected goal total of 3.2. Their second line is currently playing more minutes then their first line. MON2 is always in the thick of things and are dirt cheap!
Johnny Gaudreau L2 & PP1 Sean Monahan L2 & PP1 Buddy Robinson L2
The Flames are the favorites tonight at home vs. the Sharks. Calgarys first line and second line are basically interchangeable. Both lines see about the same minutes. With their 3.2 implied goal total tonight I like Flames for 2 goals on the power play.
Alex Ovechkin L1 & PP1 Nicklas Backstrom L1 & PP1 Tom Wilson L1 & PP2
The Caps first line is the big money stack of the night. It’s like Let’s Make a Deal between WSH1 or TB1. Big Deal of the day! Hopefully that joke picks up some steam as the day unfolds. Alex and Nicklas are stone cold studs on the power play. Washington is a home favorite tonight vs. the Kings and have a 3.5 implied goal tonight. This line is expensive and will be well worth it tonight. Look for the Caps to go bonkers on the power play this evening.
Filip Forsberg L2 & PP2 Kyle Turris L2 & PP2 Viktor Arvidsson L2 & PP1
The game in Winnipeg tonight is a toss up. Whoever wins isn’t really the important stat were looking for. The goals scored is what were interested in. Both teams sit at around 3.1-3.3 implied goal totals. That’s what I find most interesting! Look for a fast paced hard fought game with a ton of shots.
Nick Foligno L1 & PP2 Pierre-Luc Dubois L1 & PP1 Oliver Bjorkstrand L1 & PP1
This Blue Jackets team just doesn’t stop! They keep coming and coming! They are slight favorites at home vs. the Florida Panthers. CBJ also has a 3.3 projected goal total. With their top line being the heart and soul I’m going to push the total goals scored to 4. All three skaters are cheap and their upside is through the roof! They fit nicely with any other stack you choose tonight!
TAMPA BAY 1
Steven Stamkos L1 & PP1 Brayden Point L1 & PP1 Nikita Kucherov L1 & PP1
Lets Make a Deal! TB1 or WSH1 tonight? One will be the big deal of the day! Tampa’s first line is one of the best in hockey. They are also priced as such. I feel the Caps have an easier time on the ice tonight. If you’re like me, you’ll make two separate lines. One with TB1 and another one with WSH1.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS PP1
Anders Lee PP1 & L1 Brock Nelson PP1 & L2 Jordan Eberle PP1 & L1 Mathew Barzal PP1 & L1 Devon Toews (defense) PP1 & L2
I happened to stumble upon the Islanders first power play unit moments before I started writing this article. What stuck out to me is their price and production. Not to mention playing against the Dallas Stars at home. Who have given up the most goals in the NHL to date. NYI PP1 is sneaky yet smart play!
Here are a few sample lines I’ve been toying with. As usual, these sample lines are for fun! Please play responsible!
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Tonight is massive slate of games! Eleven game main, three game express and a two game after hours!
I’m going to concentrate on the main round of hockey then add in a stack or two for each of the smaller slates.
Eleven games and twenty two teams! This has me extra excited! You should know me well enough by now but I’m still going to mention double dipping and those fantastic cheaper plays!
The Detroit Red Wings are hosting the New York Rangers this evening. So you all know what that means! STACK AGAINST the WINGS!
NEW YORK RANGERS 2
Artemi Panarin L2 & PP1 Ryan Strome L2 & PP1 Jesper Fast L2 Anthony DeAngelo (defense) L1 & PP1
No shocker here but the Rangers are the favorite today at 64.9 %. As it stands now they are projected around 3.3 goals. No fancy stats or analysis here. Stack Rangers please!
Alexander Kerfoot L2 John Tavares L2 & PP1 William Nylander L2 & PP1
No surprise here right? The Maple Leafs have a 73.7% chance of winning tonight along with highest projected goal total of 3.9. This line is moderately price and well worth it tonight. If you wanted to go full blown stack then add Tyson Barrie who plays on the second line with these guys and also anchors the first power play unit.
Johnny Gaudreau L2 & PP1 Sean Monahen L2 & PP1 Buddy Robinson L2
Upon further review I was shocked to see the Flames as a home favorite against the Boilers. Edmonton won 4-2 last night at home vs. the Blues. If any of you buy into that back to back tiredness or coming out flat rational then here’s your chance! Hop on Calgary who is projected to score 3.4 goals with a 62.3% chance to win. That actually might work out in our favor!
LAS VEGAS 2
Max Pacioretty L2 & PP1 Chandler Stephenson L2 Mark Stone L2 & PP1
This contest is split down the middle tonight. Actually closer then I thought once I started looking around. The play for me here are the two defenseman who run with the second line.
Nick Holden L2 Shea Theodore L2 & PP1 & PP2
Theodore plays on the second line and BOTH power pay units! At $5,400 on Fanduel he will return every dime of his cost!
ST. LOUIS 3
Alex Steen L3 & PP2 Robert Thomas L2 & PP2 Tyler Bozak L2 & PP2
All three men are around 14 minutes a night and see time together on the second power play unit. Another game that is quite even far as percentages and goals scored. Due to that fact I see a hard fought scrappy game won with scrums in the corner. The Blues are the tougher team here. STL3 is a sneaky sneaky play! Very cheap too!
Luke Kunin L3 Marcus Foligno L3 Joel Eriksson EK L3
The Wilds third line isn’t going to light the world on fire. The Boston Bruins are in town and it should be a fast paced bing bam boom kind of game. They are all cheap allowing you to stack a stud top line with stud defense-man.
I’m digging deep tonight! That’s why I get paid the big bucks! The Kings are favorites tonight at home vs. the Ducks. 56.6% chance to win tonight and in all honesty I don’t think anyone on earth will be paying attention to the Kings tonight. Perfect chance to roster them cheap with no ownership!
ARIZONA L1 & PP1
Taylor Hall L1 & PP1 Connor Garland L1 & PP1 Christian Dvorak L1 & PP1 Phill Kessel L2 & PP1 Oliver Ekman-Larsson L1 & PP1
The Blackhawk’s are awful at killing penalties yet the spend around eight minutes a game shorthanded. The Coyotes are home favorites tonight with a 59.2% chance to win. Chicago hasn’t played since last Tuesday! The Tuesday before the all-star break! I couldn’t believe it! While Arizona has played twice this week. Take about being rusty and flat! Coyotes jump all over the Hawks tonight. You’ll want a piece!
TAMPA BAY 2
Andreas Johnson L3 Pierre Engvall L3 Kasperi Kapanen L3
Tampa is on a little west coast trip right now. They beat the Ducks 4-3 last night and they should jump all over the Sharks. They are once again a road favorite and projected to win at 63% Normally it’s all about the Lightening first line but I can see the third unit getting some more minutes going away!
Here are a few sample up lines and how I’ve worked in my stacks. Per usual, these are for fun! Play safe & responsible!
The after hours slate is ANH @ LA and TB @ SJ
Here is a TB1 stack and with a mix and match of Duck skaters. Tonight its quite simple! Stack Tampa Bay!
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