It’s another busy Thursday night in the NHL with 11 games on the slate. I’ve highlighted my top high-priced, medium-priced and value stacks to help you out. Good luck!
Colorado 1 – Andre Burakovsky ($5,100), Nathan MacKinnon ($8,800), Mikko Rantanen ($7,700)
I’m riding this new-look Colorado top line again tonight after they put up a solid showing against the Senators in their last outing. They’ll have a favorable matchup tonight against a struggling Washington team that has allowed over four goals-per-game since returning from the All-Star break. Colorado 1 will see a mix of the Capitals’ top-nine. It’ll be an even matchup against the Ovechkin line, but they’ll hold a slight advantage over Washington’s other two lines at even-strength.
MacKinnon brings a five-game point streak into this game, while Rantanen has three goals and six points in his last eight outings. Burakovsky is having a great season with 17 goals and 41 points in 52 games. His price tag is only going to increase in the future if he continues playing with these two superstars, so take advantage while you can. MacKinnon and Rantanen also provide great extra value on PP1 against a struggling Caps PK.
Columbus 1 – Nick Foligno ($4,400), Pierre-Luc Dubois ($6,100), Oliver Bjorkstrand ($6,600)
Columbus 1 is a great line to target tonight in their matchup with Buffalo. This trio owns an impressive 56.32 CF% and 61.02 HDCF%. They will be matched up against the Jack Eichel line, which owns a 50.00 CF% and 46.88 HDCF%. Those numbers include Victor Olofsson, who returns to the Sabres lineup tonight. Olofsson has done most of his damage on the power play and CBJ 1 will hold a significant five-on-five advantage.
Bjorkstrand scored his 18th goal of the season in his last game against Tampa Bay, while Dubois continues to produce with 43 points in 57 games. Foligno isn’t as flashy as the other two, but he’s still been solid with six points in his last 11 games. The added value comes with the man advantage, as all three players in this stack play on the Blue Jackets’ first power-play unit. The Sabres have the fifth-worst PK in the league since the All-Star break (70.6%).
New Jersey 1 – Jesper Bratt ($4,300), Jack Hughes ($4,700), Kyle Palmieri ($5,600)
New Jersey 1 has great value tonight in their matchup with Detroit. Hughes and Palmieri own a 51.01 CF% and 58.11 HDCF% in almost a 200-minute sample size this season and they’ll see a mix of Detroit’s second and third lines. Both these Red Wings lines are getting significantly outchanced at even-strength this season.
Palmieri has been red-hot with six goals and 10 points in his last 10 games, while Bratt has two goals and six points in his last seven outings. Hughes is arguably playing his best hockey of the season with a goal and three points in his last four games. The Red Wings are allowing well over 30 shots per game and also bring a disastrous PK (75.3%) into this game. There’s a great chance that Bratt (PP2), Hughes (PP1) and Palmieri (PP1) do some major damage in both situations.