Stacking is the best way to take down a GPP in NHL DFS. You are looking at three stacks below, that consist of top and contrarian stacks. Stacking doesn't always feature just wingers or centers, especially with the offensive defenseman in the game these days. When stacking we tend to focus on the top two lines for teams, as well as who is on the powerplay.
San Jose Sharks
This is your more expensive stack tonight, costing you 39% of your FanDuel salary , and 41% of your DraftKings salary. San Jose has lost just six times at home all year, and are averaging .2 more goals per game at the Shark Tank this season. The Sharks will host a defensively struggling Blues team, who have allowed an average of three goals per game, ranking 28th in the NHL. On the they have allowed 3.76 goals per game. Jake Allen has a 3.77 GAA over his last ten, and allows 3.41 goals per game on the road, compared to 2.26 at home.
The Sharks have the best fantasy defenseman in the league in Brent Burns, who has four straight games with two or more points. He has 44 points on the season. Joe Pavelski has a point or more in four straight games, while Joe Thornton is a value source skating with these two, even though his numbers aren't as impressive. The Blues are allowing 8.45 points per game this season, and I expect the Sharks to push for over three goals tonight.
Toronto and Ottawa are neck and neck in the standings, and both have been above .500 in their last ten games. Ottawa has one six, and will look to defend home ice against Canadian rivals. The Maple Leafs have been having some hiccups of late on the defensive side, allowing 3.8 goals per game in January. They rank 18th in goals against per game this season, so middle of the road at best. Toronto is allowing 7.75 points per game, and rank seventh in penalty minutes, which boosts this stack.
Erik Karlsson had been rather quiet before his two assist game at Pittsburgh, so let's hope that he can build upon that. Mark Stone and Derick Brassard each have five points in the last five games. This stack will cost you 35% of your DraftKings and FanDuel salary. Ottawa might draw lower ownership than above given their are a handful of potent offenses going tonight.
Edmonton is a repeat stack from my last article, which capped off a nice night then, and I will head on back to this team. This time I am including Andrej Sekera on the powerplay stack. If you want the top line, Patrick Maroon would be put in over him. Calgary is right on Edmonton's heels in the standings, as both teams would make the playoffs if the season ended today. Calgary is an undisciplined team, leading the league in penalty minutes, and rank 23rd in powerplay goals allowed. You can see why the Oilers powerplay stack is in play. Overall Calgary allows 2.7 goals per game, which ranks 16th. Connor McDavid is the stud of this group, and has seven points in his last five games. Sekara has three in his last four, and Leon Draisaitl has five in five. The Oilers cost 36% of your salary and are projected for over three goals.