It’s a busy 10-game slate in the NHL tonight. I’ve highlighted my top-priced, medium-priced and value stacks to help you out. Best of luck!
Florida 1 – Jonathan Huberdeau ($6,700), Aleksander Barkov ($6,700), Evgenii Dadonov ($5,300)
Florida’s top line has been extremely dangerous this season and has good value against a Minnesota team that is giving up 3.19 goals per game. Barkov and Huberdeau have both been over a point-per-game players this season, while Dadonov is right behind them in team scoring with 10 goals and 21 points in 26 games.This line has been among the league’s best at 5-on-5 with a 55.53 CF% in almost a 300-minute sample size this year.
They will be matched up with the Staal, Zucker and Zuccarello line, which has recorded a 46.77 CF% in almost a 200-minute sample size this year. This lethal Panthers trio should also benefit at both even-strength and on the power play by facing an inexperienced netminder in net. Kaapo Kahkonen is making just his second career start in goal for Minnesota, and while he had a stellar debut against the lowly Devils, he only posted a .909 save percentage with AHL Iowa this season and will be challenged by one of the best NHL teams in the East.
Vegas 1 – Jonathan Marchessault ($6,300), William Karlsson $(6, 600), Rielly Smith ($5,200)
The top line for Vegas has a great matchup tonight going up against a Devils team has lost their last two games by an 11-1 score. Both Karlsson and Smith have hit the 20-point barrier through 29 games this season, while Marchessault is up to five goals and 18 points. They will be seeing a mix of New Jersey’s top-nine, neither of which have been outchancing their opponents at even strength this season,.
Not only does this Vegas trio have a solid 54.62 CF% together, but they also play on the power play and will be facing a Devils PK that is among the bottom-10 in the league. The Devils are also turning in net to Mackenzie Blackwood, who has a lackluster .898 save percentage this season. The Golden Knights second line has been hotter of late, but the top line is priced better tonight and has the talent to put up points against the second-worst defensive team in the league.
Dallas 2 – Denis Gurianov ($3,500), Roope Hintz ($4,800), Joe Pavelski ($4,800)
This Dallas second line is likely undervalued tonight due to the cold streak they’ve been on. Gurianov and Pavelski have both been held off the scoresheet in eight straight games, while Hintz has been limited to just one goal in his last four contests. This line has only seen 35:28 of ice time together this season, but they’ve put together a decent 50.0 CF%. They’ll be seeing a mix of Winnipeg’s top-nine lines and none of them have been overly impressive at even-strength.
All three players in this stack see second unit power-play time, and Winnipeg’s PK is operating at just 75.8 efficiency this season. Hintz has the skill and speed to create lots of chances and this line should get on the board as the Stars look to snap out of a three-game losing streak.