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Fantasy Hockey Week 5 Forecaster – Ovechkin’s Power Play Week

Favorable schedules, who has an easy road ahead, who has it tough. 11/9/2015 - 11/15/2015.

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Goals Against - a low ranking means they let in lots of goals (Calgary usurped the Blue Jackets and is letting in 4.07 goals against per game, they are ranked #1).

Goals for - the lower the ranking the more the team scores (Montreal is scoring the most goals for per game at 3.76 and is the number 1 ranking).

So you want to face a team with a low GA and a high GF. This is based off this seasons goals for and against, it will be updated as the season progresses to be a larger aggregate of this year.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Anaheim

Arizona

0

Edmonton

0

N.Y. Islanders

0

0

GA Rank

12

0

5

0

19

0

0

GF Rank

12

0

14

0

13

0

0

Arizona

@Anaheim

@Los Angeles

0

Edmonton

0

@Columbus

0

GA Rank

16

27

0

5

0

2

0

GF Rank

30

22

0

14

0

23

0

Boston

0

0

0

Colorado

0

Detroit

0

GA Rank

0

0

0

6

0

16

0

GF Rank

0

0

0

17

0

20

0

Buffalo

0

@Tampa Bay

0

@Florida

0

San Jose

0

GA Rank

0

20

0

23

0

15

0

GF Rank

0

19

0

14

0

9

0

Calgary

0

@Florida

0

@Tampa Bay

@Washington

0

@Chicago

GA Rank

0

23

0

20

22

0

21

GF Rank

0

14

0

19

4

0

18

Carolina

0

@N.Y. Rangers

0

Minnesota

0

Philadelphia

0

GA Rank

0

28

0

10

0

7

0

GF Rank

0

7

0

5

0

29

0

Chicago

0

0

0

New Jersey

0

@St. Louis

Calgary

GA Rank

0

0

0

16

0

23

1

GF Rank

0

0

0

21

0

14

24

Colorado

0

@Philadelphia

0

@Boston

0

@Montreal

0

GA Rank

0

7

0

3

0

30

0

GF Rank

0

29

0

2

0

1

0

Columbus

0

Vancouver

0

0

@Pittsburgh

Arizona

0

GA Rank

0

26

0

0

29

12

0

GF Rank

0

9

0

0

25

12

0

Dallas

0

Toronto

0

Winnipeg

0

Minnesota

@Detroit

GA Rank

0

3

0

14

0

10

16

GF Rank

0

27

0

7

0

5

20

Detroit

0

Washington

0

0

San Jose

@Boston

Dallas

GA Rank

0

22

0

0

15

3

11

GF Rank

0

4

0

0

9

2

3

Edmonton

0

0

@Anaheim

@Arizona

0

@Los Angeles

0

GA Rank

0

0

16

12

0

27

0

GF Rank

0

0

30

12

0

22

0

Florida

0

Calgary

0

Buffalo

0

@Tampa Bay

0

GA Rank

0

1

0

7

0

20

0

GF Rank

0

24

0

26

0

19

0

Los Angeles

0

Arizona

0

N.Y. Islanders

0

Edmonton

0

GA Rank

0

12

0

19

0

5

0

GF Rank

0

12

0

13

0

14

0

Minnesota

0

Winnipeg

0

@Carolina

0

@Dallas

0

GA Rank

0

14

0

12

0

11

0

GF Rank

0

7

0

27

0

3

0

Montreal

0

0

@Pittsburgh

0

0

Colorado

0

GA Rank

0

0

29

0

0

6

0

GF Rank

0

0

25

0

0

17

0

N.Y. Islanders

0

@San Jose

0

@Los Angeles

@Anaheim

0

0

GA Rank

0

15

0

27

16

0

0

GF Rank

0

9

0

22

30

0

0

N.Y. Rangers

0

Carolina

0

St. Louis

0

@Ottawa

Toronto

GA Rank

0

12

0

23

0

7

3

GF Rank

0

27

0

14

0

6

27

Nashville

0

Ottawa

0

Toronto

0

Winnipeg

0

GA Rank

0

7

0

3

0

14

0

GF Rank

0

6

0

27

0

7

0

New Jersey

0

St. Louis

0

@Chicago

0

Pittsburgh

0

GA Rank

0

23

0

21

0

29

0

GF Rank

0

14

0

18

0

25

0

Ottawa

0

@Nashville

0

Vancouver

0

N.Y. Rangers

0

GA Rank

0

25

0

26

0

28

0

GF Rank

0

11

0

9

0

7

0

Philadelphia

0

Colorado

0

Washington

0

@Carolina

0

GA Rank

0

6

0

22

0

12

0

GF Rank

0

17

0

4

0

27

0

Pittsburgh

0

0

Montreal

0

Columbus

@New Jersey

0

GA Rank

0

0

30

0

2

16

0

GF Rank

0

0

1

0

23

21

0

San Jose

0

N.Y. Islanders

0

0

@Detroit

@Buffalo

0

GA Rank

0

19

0

0

16

7

0

GF Rank

0

13

0

0

20

26

0

St. Louis

0

@New Jersey

0

@N.Y. Rangers

0

Chicago

0

GA Rank

0

16

0

28

0

21

0

GF Rank

0

21

0

7

0

18

0

Tampa Bay

0

Buffalo

0

Calgary

0

Florida

0

GA Rank

0

7

0

1

0

23

0

GF Rank

0

26

0

24

0

14

0

Toronto

0

@Dallas

0

@Nashville

0

Vancouver

@N.Y. Rangers

GA Rank

0

11

0

25

0

26

28

GF Rank

0

3

0

11

0

9

7

Vancouver

0

@Columbus

0

@Ottawa

0

@Toronto

0

GA Rank

0

2

0

7

0

3

0

GF Rank

0

23

0

6

0

27

0

Washington

0

@Detroit

0

@Philadelphia

Calgary

0

0

GA Rank

0

16

0

7

1

0

0

GF Rank

0

20

0

29

24

0

0

Winnipeg

0

@Minnesota

0

@Dallas

0

@Nashville

0

GA Rank

0

10

0

11

0

25

0

GF Rank

0

5

0

3

0

11

0

Number of games this week

4 games: Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, NY Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs
3 games: Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, New York Islanders, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets
2 games: Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens

Favorable Offensive Matchups

Vancouver Canucks has two favorable offensive matchups against Toronto and Columbus, on the road but both of them have allowed 3.57 goals against on average.
Washington Capitals - Detroit, Philadelphia and Calgary. The Flyers and Flames are in the bottom 7 in goals allowed this season. Add in penalty issues with both teams and Alexander Ovechkin and Niklas Backstrom will be licking their chops for some power play points this week.
Nashville Predators - Three games, all home and the first two (Ottawa and Toronto) are allowing at least 3 goals per game. A good week for Filip Forsberg.

Unfavorable Offensive Matchups

Toronto Maple Leafs offense can't catch a break. Tons of shots and no goals and now 3 away matches 1 home. The last 3 games this week are against the Rangers, Canucks and Predators who are all keeping opponents within 2.25 goals per game.
Calgary Flames - worst in goals against and not a favorable offensive week against Panthers, Lightning, Capitals and Blackhawks all less than 2.5 goals per game. 
Ottawa Senators - Same unfavorable three as Maple Leafs: Rangers, Canucks and Predators.

Favorable Defensive Matchups

Arizona Coyotes - 4 matchups this week. 3 of them - Anaheim, Los Angeles and Columbus all score on average 2.40 goals or less. Mike Smith should tally some good stats this week.
NY Rangers - 4 games this week 3 of them at Madison Square Garden. Toronto and Carolina both average 2.17 goals per game. 
Washington Capitals - All 3 of their opponents this week are in the lowest third in average goals per game. Detroit is the best at 2.5.

Unfavorable Defensive Matchups

Detroit Red Wings - the ‘easiest' defensive matchup is against San Jose who is 9th in the league in goals for at 2.69goals for per game. 3 home matchups but 3 of them are in the top 4 in goals for. IF possible, avoid Jimmy Howard this week.
Winnipeg Jets - at Minnesota and at Dallas - two of the 5 most lethal offenses in the league. Top it off with at Nashville who is scoring 2.92 goals per game. 
Ottawa Senators - 2 of their 3 games are at home but Vancouver and the Rangers scoring at least 2.92 goals per game.