3 Daily Fantasy NHL Stacks for Tuesday 3/8/22

In daily fantasy hockey, stacking is a key strategy in tournaments. We want to correlate our lineups with up to four players to maximize our upside -- if one player on a line is scoring goals, it's likely that his linemates are getting assists, as well.

Ideally, we want players who will get a lot of ice time together on an even-strength line and a power-play line. Two good resources for line combinations are LeftWingLock.com and DailyFaceoff.com, so be sure to check those sites for updated line information.

We've got a huge 11-game slate on Tuesday, so let's identify the best stacks of the night.

Vegas Golden Knights

Many people expected the Vegas Golden Knights to be runaway winners in the Pacific Division. Instead, they trail both the Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings. They have gotten some key pieces back into their lineup, however, and look to start a winning streak that could see them atop the division.

Vegas has had so many injuries that their lines have hardly had a chance to settle. When they finally got Jack Eichel ($6,200) on the ice after his long absence, Max Pacioretty ($9,400) went down.

Now, these two are back as of Sunday. Eichel scored the game-winning goal, and Pacioretty had five shots and an assist. Nicolas Roy ($4,400) joined this line and is capable of contributing with these star players. Roy and Eichel carry salaries low enough to make this stack a good value.

The Golden Knights will face the Philadelphia Flyers on the road tonight. We usually think of Vegas as being a dominant home team, but this season, they've played better away from home. They are 16-8-1 on the road and average more goals per game than at home. The Flyers haven't been good anywhere this season, going 2-6-2 in their last 10 games and allowing the fourth-most expected goals per 60 minutes.

Vegas' implied team total is a healthy 3.36 goals. It's hard to find a better value on the top line than what this line gives you, so they are one of the best stacks of the night.

Detroit Red Wings

We don't often talk about the Detroit Red Wings in this space, but they are in a good spot tonight. They have a great matchup and their first line is set up nicely for fantasy players. Their young players have been playing well, and have the capabilities of being true difference makers on this slate.

Detroit's first line is headlined by Dylan Larkin ($8,300). The captain is on pace for a career-high in goals and points. Rookie Lucas Raymond ($6,000) has impressed all season and is second in points for rookies with 43. Robby Fabbri ($5,000) has been rejuvenated playing in a top-six role for the Wings and has 16 goals on the season. This line is fully correlated on the power play and comes in for a low total salary for a first line.

Detroit will host the Arizona Coyotes tonight. Not much has changed for Arizona, as they still sit dead last in the Western Conference and have allowed the third-most goals per 60 minutes in the league. They are also the second-worst penalty kill in the league, something this line can exploit.

The Red Wings' implied team total is 3.36 goals, and you can get the first line for an affordable combined salary. You can even add in rookie defenseman Moritz Seider ($6,600) for another power play piece. The young German has 12 points in his last 10 games and has been nothing short of excellent in his debut campaign.

Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche continue their march to finishing first in the entire league for the second season in a row. They'll hope for a better playoff outcome than what they had last season. They scored five goals last night and get an even better matchup tonight.

Colorado has used these new sets of lines for over a week now. They have Nathan MacKinnon ($10,100) playing with Mikko Rantanen ($8,600) at even strength and on the power play like usual. Then they've added Andre Burakovsky ($5,600) to the five-on-five line, and he's scored four goals since getting the bump up to play with these stars. Rantanen has gone four games without a point, which is surprising for someone as good as him, but he should bounce back and we can take advantage of some recency bias and the dip in salary.

The second line now is also in play with Gabriel Landeskog ($8,900) moving down. He'll play with Nazem Kadri ($9,100) in all situations. Kadri continues to have the best season of his career, adding two assists last night.

The Avalanche take on the New Jersey Devils tonight. The Devils have been getting poor goaltending all season long. Their team save percentage is the second-lowest in the league. That doesn't bode well for them against an offensive juggernaut like Colorado, who is in the top five in most offensive metrics.

Colorado's implied team total is 3.76 goals, and they certainly have the potential to exceed that if things break right for them.

Others to Consider: Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning

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