HIGH PRICED STACKS
SJ 1: Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture and Timo Meier
Possible Add-on: Brent Burns
The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed 151 high danger scoring opportunities in their last 12 games. That averages to 12.5 chances per game. The club has not played well as of late and you also have to like the fact that Chicago has allowed an average of 3.94 goals per game on the road this season. This makes San Jose a very appealing team to get exposure to. The club’s top line is one of the lines I’m looking to target. All three gentlemen get time on the man advantage and have combined for 11 points in their last three contests.
CBJ 1: Artemi Panarin, Cam Atkinson and Pierre Luc Dubois
Possible Add-on: Seth Jones
Columbus lost to Edmonton last night by a final of 4-0, and I’m looking for them to bounce back this evening. Winnipeg is 4-6-2 in its last 12 while allowing an average of 10.25 high danger scoring opportunities per game. That is a big reason why the club has allowed 3.75 goals per game during that span. Additionally, Winnipeg has had a rough time killing penalties. In February, Winnipeg boasted a 71.8 PK%. There’s a lot of ways Columbus can score tonight, which is why I’m targeting it’s top line. I’m expecting for Panarin and company to bounce back this evening.
Note: It is very likely that Columbus shuffles its lines for today’s contest after being blown out last night. Make sure to be on twitter and check for updated lines 30 minutes before puck drop.
NSH 1: Ryan Johansen, Viktor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg
Possible Add-on: Ryan Ellis
This game has the lowest total of the night, but I do believe Nashville has an edge in this one. Although the club is on the road against Minnesota, the Wild did play last night. This means that Staclock will be in net, and he has allowed an average of 3.08 goals per game and is boasting an .890 SV%. Also, Nashville’s top line has been great together for years now and this season has not been any different. NSH 1 is sporting a strong 61.35 CF% and has logged 27 even strength goals.
SJ 3: Joe Thornton, Gustav Nyquist and Marcus Sorensen
Possible Add-on: Marc-Edouard Vlasic
To be completely honest with you, this line is a boom-or-bust type of stack. Thornton relies on helpers and goals to have an impact on your DFS lineup and Sorensen is pretty inconsistent as well. However, with Evander Kane and Melker Karlsson out tonight, I’m looking for Sorensen to get extended playing time and for this line to be relied on offensively a bit more. This line has played 12 minutes together and has done a great job handling the puck. It’s boasting a 56 CF% and has even logged an even strength goal. Chicago lacks depth and this is a line that I see taking advantage of that.
Pekka Rinne (Not Confirmed)
Martin Jones (Confirmed)
Sergei Bobrovsky (Not Confirmed)