It’s another action-packed Tuesday night in the NHL with 11 games on the slate. I’ve gone over my top high-priced, medium-priced and value stacks to help you out. Good luck!
Colorado 1 – Andre Burakovsky ($5,500) , Nathan MacKinnon ($8,500), Mikko Rantanen ($6,900)
Colorado’s top line vs. Ottawa is arguably the best line you can target on this large 11-game slate. They will see a mix of the Sens’ top-nine and will hold a 5-on-5 advantage in each matchup. Mackinnon and Rantanen have a 54.98 CF% and 60.00 HDCF% in over 400 minutes of ice time this season. With Gabriel Landeskog struggling, the addition of Burakovsky (17G, 23A, 51 GP) should only help this unit.
The Senators come into this game riding a five-game losing streak in which they’ve surrendered 19 goals. They are giving up the third-highest amount of goals (3.33/GP) and third-most amount of shots (33.5/GP) in the league and likely won’t have an answer for Colorado’s dangerous top line. Rantanen and MacKinnon also offer extra value on the top power-play unit going up against a below average Ottawa PK.
Edmonton 1 – Ryan-Nugent Hopkins ($6,300), Leon Draisaitl ($7,700), Kailer Yamamoto ($4,800)
The Oilers and Blackhawks always tend to play high-event hockey against each other, so there’s the potential for a ton of goals to be scored in this game. Nugent-Hopkins comes into this matchup with 14 points (five goals in his past 11 games, while Yamamoto has 12 points in 14 contests since his call-up. All the pressure will be on NHL-leading scorer Draisaitl to continue delivering with McDavid out. The Blackhawks are allowing the most shots (35.4/GP) in the NHL, so there’s a great chance of this line doing major damage tonight.
Anaheim 3 – Nick Ritchie ($3,200), Adam Henrique ($4,600), Troy Terry ($2,500)
Given all the solid high-priced options tonight (I also like Florida 1 and Buffalo 1), the best value might come in the game between the Blues and Ducks. This Anaheim line has put up a promising 58.33 CF% and 65.52 HDCF% in a 70-minute sample size and will see a mix of the Blues’ top-nine. The O’Reilly line will be a tough matchup, but they’ll hold a solid five-on-five advantage over the other two lines.
St. Louis has lost seven of their last nine games, while the Ducks have been playing well amidst a five-game point streak. Henrique is the Ducks leading goal-scorer with 18 on the season, while Terry has gotten on the scoresheet in back-to-back game. Ritchie has found twine in two of his last four outings. This makes for a nice value stack when you consider the Blues recent defensive struggles and the Ducks’ solid stretch of play.