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Favorable schedules, who has an easy road ahead, who has it tough. 1/25/2015 - 1/31/2015. A few games before the All-Star break in Nashville.

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Goals Against - a low ranking means they let in lots of goals (Columbus is letting in 3.25 goals against per game, they are ranked #1).

Goals for - the lower the ranking the more the team scores (Washington is scoring the most goals for per game at 3.37 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.

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

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Anaheim

0

@Boston

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

16

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

Arizona

@Minnesota

@Winnipeg

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

26

6

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

21

17

0

0

0

0

0

Boston

@Philadelphia

Anaheim

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

13

25

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

28

30

0

0

0

0

0

Buffalo

@N.Y. Rangers

@Ottawa

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

17

2

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

4

7

0

0

0

0

0

Calgary

@Dallas

0

Nashville

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

14

0

9

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

2

0

16

0

0

0

0

Carolina

0

Chicago

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

27

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

6

0

0

0

0

0

Chicago

0

@Carolina

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

10

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

27

0

0

0

0

0

Colorado

0

@San Jose

@Los Angeles

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

11

28

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

5

15

0

0

0

0

Columbus

Montreal

@Montreal

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

18

18

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

10

10

0

0

0

0

0

Dallas

Calgary

0

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

Detroit

@N.Y. Islanders

0

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

21

0

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

Edmonton

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Florida

0

Toronto

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

8

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

24

0

0

0

0

0

Los Angeles

0

0

Colorado

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

0

12

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

0

9

0

0

0

0

Minnesota

Arizona

0

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

13

0

0

0

0

0

0

Montreal

@Columbus

Columbus

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

20

20

0

0

0

0

0

N.Y. Islanders

Detroit

0

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

25

0

0

0

0

0

0

N.Y. Rangers

Buffalo

0

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

29

0

0

0

0

0

0

Nashville

0

@Vancouver

@Calgary

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

7

3

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

22

11

0

0

0

0

New Jersey

0

@Pittsburgh

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

19

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

18

0

0

0

0

0

Ottawa

0

Buffalo

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

15

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

29

0

0

0

0

0

Philadelphia

Boston

0

@Washington

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

16

0

30

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

Pittsburgh

0

New Jersey

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

23

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

26

0

0

0

0

0

San Jose

0

Colorado

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

12

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

9

0

0

0

0

0

St. Louis

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tampa Bay

0

0

Toronto

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

0

8

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

0

24

0

0

0

0

Toronto

0

@Florida

@Tampa Bay

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

29

24

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

0

12

0

0

0

0

Vancouver

0

Nashville

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

9

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

16

0

0

0

0

0

Washington

0

0

Philadelphia

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

0

13

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

0

28

0

0

0

0

Winnipeg

0

Arizona

0

0

0

0

0

GA Rank

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

GF Rank

0

13

0

0

0

0

0

Favorable Offensive Matchups:
Montreal Canadiens. Home and away vs. Columbus. That spells potential success for Max Pacioretti and P.K. Subban
Dallas Stars. The second best offense faces the third worst defense (Calgary).
Minnesota Wild. Arizona Coyotes are the 4th worst defensive team. Zach Parise needs to make up some ground as he is having a slow year.

Unfavorable Offensive Matchups:
Carolina Hurricanes. Chicago is never an easy matchup but Crawford is having an especially strong year in net this year.
Toronto Maple Leafs. Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning are both strong on defense with Roberto Luongo and Ben Bishop holding strong in net. There will be lots of shots under Mike Babocks system but few will go in.
Philadelphia Flyers. Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals both have strong goalies and the Flyers are already having trouble scoring.
Pittsburgh Penguins. Cory Schneider is having a career year in New Jersey.

Favorable Defensive Matchups:
Ottawa Senators. Buffalo Sabres hope to be scoring more but for the time being Ryan O'Reilly is the only one succeeding. A good week for Craig Anderson
NY Rangers. Also facing the Sabres. Favorable week for Henrik Lundqvist
Boston Bruins. Philadelphia and Anaheim two normally strong offensive teams who can't buy a goal now.

Unfavorable Defensive Matchups:
Philadelphia Flyers. Avoid them as much as possible this week. Boston and Washington are both strong.
Anaheim Ducks. The Bruins have been electric especially on the power play with Patrice Bergeron and Loui Ericksson.
Buffalo Sabres. New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators both on the road.