HIGH PRICED STACKS
PIT 1: Jared McCann, Jake Guentzel and Sidney Crosby
Possible Add-on: Justin Schultz
I mentioned recently that Crosby has had his way against the Flyers throughout his career. Well, the same goes with Philly. In 66 games, Crosby has logged 41 goals and 58 assists. Also, despite poor corsi numbers his line has found ways to light the lamp. PIT 1 has recorded five goals in 77 minutes of action. I’m expecting for that trend to continue against a club that’s allowed 3.57 goals per game in its last seven.
FLA 1: Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau and Evgenii Dadonov
Possible Add-on: Aaron Ekblad (5v5) or Keith Yandle (PP)
I’m all over FLA 1 this evening. This line is just special together. Barkov and company move the puck extremely well and are all excellent playmakers. Just look at the goals they recorded last night and you’ll see just how crafty these gentlemen are. In addition to their play, I love that all three guys play on the top powerplay unit. Anaheim is boasting a 71.1 PK% in its last nine game and has short handed for a total of 38 times (4.22 times per game).
VGK 2: Paul Stastny, Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone
Possible Add-on: Shea Theodore
Edmonton will be playing on the road and with no days of rest, which is two scenarios the team has struggled playing in. When playing away from Edmonton, the Oilers have allowed an average of 3.25 goals per game and their goalies have combined for an .896 SV%. Also, when playing on the backend of back to backs, Edmonton has allowed an averaged of 3.44 goals per game. This puts Vegas in an appealing situation. I’m looking at Stone’s line in this one. In 103 minutes of action, this line owns an impressive 62 CF% and has recorded six even strength goals. Look for this line to get plenty of opportunities against a club that owns a 45.65 CF% since Feb. 17.
STL 1: David Perron, Brayden Schenn and Ryan O’Reilly
Possible Add-on: Alex Pietrangelo
Buffalo went from one of the hottest teams in the NHL to one of the coldest. The club as a whole has struggled lighting the lamp and keeping opponents out of their own zone, which is a reason why they are 2-10-2 in their last 14. This naturally makes me want to get exposure to St. Louis. And what better way to get exposure to this club by stacking O’Reilly and his linemates. Not only do you get exposure to the O’Reilly revenge game narrative, but you also get exposure to the team’s top line. Perron, Schenn and O’Reilly all play with the top power play unit. This is a huge bonus, as the Sabres have posted a 68.2 PK% in March.
PIT 3: Patric Hornqvist, Nick Bjugstad and Dominik Simon
Possible Add-on: Brian Dumoulin
I love the way this line has played together in 53 minutes of action. It’s sporting a 60 CF%, which has allowed Bjugstad and company to created 13 high danger scoring opportunities and record three goals. The Flyers are boasting a 45.60 CF% since Feb. 17, which is why I like this line. I’m expecting Simon and company to create many scoring opportunities. Additionally, this line will most likely see most of its time against the Flyers’ third line. In 24 minutes of action, PHI 3 is boasting a 33.33 CF% and has allowed two even strength goals.
1. Marc-Andre Fleury
2. Anton Khudobin
3. Roberto Luongo
4. Robin Lehner