It’s a quiet Tuesday night in the NHL ahead of American Thanksgiving on Thursday. The league has loaded up the slate on Wednesday, resulting in just three games being played tonight. There’s still plenty of value to be found, so I’ve highlighted my top-priced, medium-priced and value stacks to help you out. Best of luck!
Dallas 1 – Jamie Benn ($6,000), Roope Hintz ($4,500), Tyler Seguin ($7,700)
The Dallas Stars are one of the hottest teams in the NHL, and the top line is leading the way. Hintz scored in his return from injury against the Blackhawks on Saturday, while Seguin has three goals and 10 points in his last six games. Benn, meanwhile, has four goals and seven points in his last six outings. Hintz was the team’s leading scorer before getting injured, while the dynamic duo of Benn and Seguin have exploded after a slow start to the year.
This line hasn’t been put together much this season, but Hintz and Benn have a solid 51.82 CF% together in almost a 70 minute sample size. The Blackhawks have been a decent defensive team this season, but they’ve given up nine goals in their last three outings and rank in the bottom half of the league in penalty kill percentage. Expect this Dallas trio to continue their success at both even-strength and on the power play as the Stars go for an eighth straight win.
New Jersey 2 – Jesper Boqvist ($2,500), Jack Hughes ($4,100), Wayne Simmonds ($4,100)
New Jersey’s top line with Taylor Hall and Nico Hischier has a good matchup going up Minnesota’s top line tonight, but I see the better value with this second-line trio. The new-look unit was recently put together by head coach John Hynes and has a solid mix of speed, skill and toughness. They’ve impressed in a small sample size with a 59.46 CF% together in almost 30 minutes of ice time.
The Wild have been one of the league’s worst defensive teams and are allowing 3.33 goals per game. New Jersey’s second line will see a mix of both Minnesota’s second and third lines, which have both been outchancing their opponents at 5v5. The value with this Devils stack lies in their early chemistry and who they will be facing in net. Kaapo Kahkonen will be making his first career NHL start in goal for the Wild, and he owns just a .909 save percentage with AHL Iowa this year. All three players in this stack see second-unit power-play time and should produce against a weak defense and inexperienced netminder.
Dallas 3 – Mattias Janmark ($2,600), Joe Pavelski ($5,000), Denis Gurianov ($3,800)
The red-hot Stars offer plenty of good value tonight, including this third line. Janmark picked up a power-play assist last night against Vegas to give him three points in the last four games, while Pavelski and Gurianov are due to breakout after being held off the scoresheet in five consecutive games. Gurianov had five shots on goal against the Golden Knights and plays on the second power-play unit, while Pavelski’s skill is well-known and he plays a big role with the man advantage.
This trio will be seeing a mix of Chicago’s top-nine lines, none of which have been great at even-strength. Pavelski and Gurianov have played almost 70 minutes together and own an impressive 55.86 CF%. The Blackhawks will be turning in goal to Corey Crawford, who owns a decent .914 save percentage on the season. The Chicago netminder has allowed three goals in two of his last three games and will have his hands full with this dangerous Stars’ trio.