Frozen Tools Forensics: Lines on Fire

Chris Kane

2022-04-01

At this point we are in playoff season. Many leagues are deep into their first round already. A good add can make or break your season and there is a lot less leash for players who we would historically keep long term. Player schedules, or bumps in deployment all have bigger impacts when it's win or go home.

This week we are going to take a look at the hottest lines in the league and see if there are any lines and third wheels and so on worth taking a look at.

We will be focusing on the Even Strength Line report for the last two weeks and sorting by goals for. With each of the lines I have bolded players who are more readily available in leagues and we will briefly touch on their performances.

Line CombinationTeamGFGAGF%SFSASF%
PATRICK KANE – DYLAN STROME – ALEX DEBRINCATCHI8561.5494452.7
TOMAS HERTL – TIMO MEIER – ALEXANDER BARABANOVS.J8372.7412958.6
ELIAS LINDHOLM – JOHNNY GAUDREAU – MATTHEW TKACHUKCGY7463.6404050
ANDERS LEE – BROCK NELSON – ANTHONY BEAUVILLIERNYI7846.6364942.4
MITCHELL MARNER – MICHAEL BUNTING – AUSTON MATTHEWSTOR6366.6412265.1
TAYLOR HALL – ERIK HAULA – DAVID PASTRNAKBOS6185.7412760.3
EVANDER KANE – CONNOR MCDAVID – KAILER YAMAMOTOEDM5362.5412463.1
TEUVO TERAVAINEN – SEBASTIAN AHO – SETH JARVISCAR5271.4293446
SIDNEY CROSBY – EVAN RODRIGUES – JAKE GUENTZELPIT5271.4322457.1
MATT DUCHENE – RYAN JOHANSEN – FILIP FORSBERGNSH5455.5323150.8
MIKA ZIBANEJAD – CHRIS KREIDER – FRANK VATRANONYR5183.3271171.1
COLTON SISSONS – YAKOV TRENIN – TANNER JEANNOTNSH5362.5353351.5

Quick side note: all data is before game time on March 31, and rostered percentages are from Yahoo.

Alex Barabanov has six points in his last six games, though only two in his last three. He also had five shots in his game on March 30, but you have to go back seven games before getting another three-plus-shot game. He also has two games over 19 minutes of total time on ice in his last four starts, plus about two minutes of power-play time. At only four percent rostered, he seems like a decent gr