DraftKings and FanDuel NHL Stacks of the Day for 4/18

We won’t be seeing many more 4-game slates with teams looking to close out series in the next couple days, so I’m enjoying all these tournaments options while I have them. Pricing is depressed on some teams on DK, so there is a lot to like on this slate. If you want to see where every line ranks tonight, check out Awesemo’s Stack Rankings. Awesemo will weigh in on each stack, then I (Tommienation1) will follow up.

COL1: Rantanen-MacKinnon-Landeskog ($18,200 DK/

“The Avalanche top line carries the entire offense, and a 2.7 total is solid for this “A” points grade stack at this price.”

The MacKinnon line (“A” points grade) has been awesome all series, posting a 59.1 Corsi For Percentage, 24.5 Scoring Chances For and 9.6 High-Danger Chances For (Score & Venue Adjusted) in 37 minutes at even-strength. They should see mostly the top-6 for the Preds tonight where they had a bunch of success at even-strength, as MacKinnon was able to fire 9 shot attempts and 7 Scoring Chances. As always, they’ll all play on the top power-play, and Nashville has had trouble staying out of the penalty box in the playoffs just like they did in the regular season.

PIT2: Hagelin-Malkin-Kessel ($18,000 DK/

“The Penguins have a huge team total tonight on the road as the Flyers may be without their top-line center, Sean Couturier.”

Malkin and Kessel are reunited in the absence in Patric Hornqvist and they were rock solid together with Carl Hagelin, posting 30.3 Scoring Chances For per 60 minutes and 10.2 High-Danger Chances For per 60 minutes. With Sean Couturier a possibility to miss this game, Malkin and Kessel should spend most of their time against the Patrick and Filppula lines, which are both matchups we like for them. Add in the top power-play time for Malkin and Kessel plus the savings for Hagelin and this becomes one of the top stacks on the night.

ANA1: Rakell-Getzlaf-Perry ($15,400 DK/

“The price drop in the Ducks top line makes them viable in tournaments tonight even with a 2.2 implied total.”

This is the cheapest we’ve seen this trio (“A” DK value) of players all season, and I want to take advantage in tournaments, as I don’t think they’ll be very high-owned even though they’ve played exceptionally at even-strength. This series, the Getzlaf-Rakell combo has posted 54 Corsi For, 28 Scoring Chances, and 10 High-Danger Chances at even-strength but the results haven’t been there for them. I’m willing to give them another chance against the Couture line, which has allowed 41 Corsi Against, 19 Scoring Chances, and 8 High-Danger Chances. The low total does scare me a little bit, but I’m really liking their even-strength matchup so this is much too cheap for a very good line.

Jake Hari is the Director of NHL Content at Awesemo.com and contributes to the site's NHL and MLB coverage as a writer of the spotlight stacks articles and host of Strategy Videos and Livestreams. Jake has been dubbed "the Baseball Savant" thanks to his immense knowledge of MLB but he's achieved some of his best success as an innovator in the world of NHL DFS. You can contact Jake by emailing [email protected].

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