3 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for Tuesday 05/18/21
In everyday fantasy hockey, stacking is a key strategy in tournaments. We want to correlate our rosters with up to four players to maximize our advantage, like if a player on a line scores goals their teammates are likely to get assists as well. Ideally, we want players who will have a lot of ice time together on an even-handed line and a power play line. LeftWingLock.com and DailyFaceoff.com are two good resources for row combinations, so be sure to check these sites for up-to-date row information.
We have three matches 2 this Tuesday after those three series started with an intense first match. Let’s look at some stacks for these games.
Tampa bay lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning reminded everyone why they are the defending champions. They lost 2-1 and 4-3 at different points in the first game and were able to come back and win 5-4. They are now at full strength after players return from injuries. They are a fully operational battle station which makes them very dangerous and definitely stackable.
The title creator of the first game was Nikita Kucherov ($ 8,400) on his return. He didn’t play in the regular season, but managed to score three points in his first game. He led the playoffs in points last season and is a candidate to do the same if Tampa goes further.
His line mates for the race were Brayden Point ($ 7,600) and Ondrej Palat ($ 5,400), the same linemates he played with in the first game and will play again tonight. Point scored two goals in the third period to take Tampa to victory. He led the playoffs with 14 goals last season, so the pairing between him and Kucherov is definitely one to use.
Victor hedman ($ 6,400) is also a good player to play with this stack, having had three power-play assists, all on goals from Kucherov or Point.
The Lightning will face the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of the Battle of Florida. The first game was a back and forth that ended 5-4. There was some nastiness, too, which made Tampa’s power play work. They are clearly a different unit with Kucherov back with them as they have gone three out of four. If they get the power play odds tonight, the results could be similar.
The Lightning have the highest implied team total on the slate tonight at 3.28. With the players back in the lineup, it seems to be closer to the team that had dominated for three consecutive regular seasons and not one that struggled down the home stretch.
The Panthers were on the other side of this first game which scored the best scores. This was nothing new for Florida as they finished with the fourth most goals in the NHL. They received contributions from their star players and deep guys both in the opening game and throughout the season. They’ll have to adjust to a new lineup again for Game 2, but it’s nothing they can’t handle.
Once again, Aleksander Barkov (8,100 dollars) was a star for the Panthers on Sunday. He had a goal and an assist, as well as five shots on goal. He had no trouble producing against a team as good as Tampa, as he now has 10 points in nine games against them.
Carter Verhaeghe ($ 6,100) has played two games since returning from injury and has scored against his former team in both. Anthony Duclair (4,100 dollars) is a beautiful valuable piece to add to this line. Verhaeghe and Duclair play on the second power play, Barkov being the first.
This first unit consists of the other star player of the Panthers in Jonathan huberdeau ($ 7,700), who scored one goal and two assists in the opener. His cross will be different for this game, like Sam Bennett is suspended this evening. Instead, it will be Alexander Wennberg ($ 4,400) take Bennett’s place on that second row and on the upper power play. Wennberg has scored a career-high 17 goals in that short season, including a hat trick against the Lightning just 10 days ago.
Florida might get overlooked in this game, but they’re still one of the best teams to stack if the game goes like the first. Their implied team total only tracks the Lightning, so this game should be a lot friendlier than the other two on the slate.
On those little slates, it’s a good strategy to get creative in how you stack a team. Playing Barkov with Huberdeau and another center in Wennberg could be unique. You can also add Keith yandle ($ 4000) as a power-play defender to create a four-player stack. Whichever way you choose to do it, the Panthers are a good candidate to stack tonight.
Pittsburgh Penguins dropped out of Sunday’s home opener in overtime. They played decently well though, as they created more scoring opportunities and had more expected goals than the New York Islanders., according to Natural Stat Trick. We know the kind of firepower the Penguins have, and it will need to be fully on display on Tuesday if they are to tie the series.
Although some people write negative articles about it, Sidney crosby ($ 8,400) was the Penguins’ best player on Sunday. He had one goal and five shots on goal, and he led possession for his team.
Jake guentzel ($ 7,400) had an assist and four shots. Guentzel has scored 25 goals in 46 career playoff games as he has been Crosby’s main winger for the past few seasons. Bryan rust ($ 5,700) has quietly scored 22 goals this season, which was in the league’s top 25.
These guys are all playing on the first power play together, with Kris Letang ($ 6,100). Playing these guys with full correlation offers an advantage on a small slate, because if you can get a line that goes for two or three goals, it will be difficult for any other stack to match the fantastic exit they get. .
Pittsburgh is still favored in this game despite losing in Game 1. They were the second highest scoring team in the NHL, so they’re definitely capable of doing some damage in any game.
This one isn’t easy, as the Islanders are one of the best defensive teams in the league. However, we’ve seen the Penguins score six goals once and four goals twice against the Islanders this season, so it’s a game where they can still score.
The Penguins can be overlooked, with Florida teams taking up most of the attention, so it’s a nice setback that could pay off if he hits.
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