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Fantasy Hockey Week 21 Team Forecast

Favorable schedules, who has an easy road ahead, who has it tough. 2/22/2016 - 2/28/2016. A good week for the Flyers platoon of Steve Mason and Michael Neuvirth.

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Goals Against - a low ranking means they let in lots of goals (Ottawa is letting in 3.16 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 3.36 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:

4 Games: Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals.

3 Games: Anaheim Ducks,  Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, NY Islanders, NY Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Ottawa SenatorsPhiladelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lighting,  Toronto Maple Leafs,  and Winnipeg Jets

2 Games: Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks.

Monday

GF

GA

Tuesday

GF

GA

Wednesday

GF

GA

Thursday

GF

GA

Friday

GF

GA

Saturday

GF

GA

Sunday

GF

GA

Anaheim

Buffalo

8

29

Edmonton

4

21

Los Angeles

26

9

Arizona

@Wash

29

1

@Tampa Bay

23

14

@Florida

30

8

@Phil

14

23

Boston

Columbus

2

19

Pittsburgh

18

16

@Carolina

16

25

Tampa Bay

23

14

Buffalo

@Anaheim

24

28

@SJS

11

4

@ LA

26

9

Calgary

@Los Angeles

26

9

NYI

20

5

Ottawa

1

7

Carolina

Philadelphia

14

23

@Toronto

7

26

Boston

10

3

St. Louis

25

24

Chicago

Nashville

15

17

Wash

29

1

Colorado

San Jose

11

4

Detroit

22

20

Columbus

@Boston

10

3

@Detroit

22

20

New Jersey

27

30

Florida

30

8

Dallas

@Winnipeg

6

18

Winnipeg

6

18

NYR

19

6

Detroit

Columbus

2

19

@Colorado

9

13

Edmonton

Ottawa

1

7

@ LA

26

9

@Anaheim

24

28

NYI

20

5

Florida

Arizona

3

15

@Columbus

2

19

@Minnesota

21

22

LA

Calgary

5

12

Edmonton

4

21

Buffalo

8

29

@Anaheim

24

28

Minnesota

N.Y. Islanders

20

5

@Phil

14

23

@Wash

29

1

Florida

30

8

Montreal

Nashville

15

17

@Wash

29

1

Toronto

7

26

NYI

@Minnesota

21

22

0

0

0

@Calgary

5

12

@Edmonton

4

21

NYR

@New Jersey

27

30

0

0

0

@St. Louis

25

24

@Dallas

13

2

Nashville

@Montreal

17

11

@Toronto

7

26

0

0

0

@Chicago

28

10

St. Louis

25

24

NJ

N.Y. Rangers

19

6

0

0

0

@Columbus

2

19

Tampa Bay

23

14

Ottawa

@Edmonton

4

21

0

0

0

@Vancouver

12

27

@Calgary

5

12

Philad.

@Carolina

16

25

0

0

0

Minnesota

21

22

Arizona

3

15

Pittsburgh

@Boston

10

3

Winnipeg

6

18

San Jose

@St. Louis

25

24

@Colorado

9

13

Buffalo

8

29

@Vancouver

12

27

St. Louis

San Jose

11

4

0

0

0

NYR

19

6

@Nashville

15

17

@Carolina

16

25

Tampa Bay

Arizona

3

15

0

0

0

@NJ

27

30

@Boston

10

3

Toronto

Nashville

15

17

0

0

0

Carolina

16

25

@Montreal

17

11

Vancouver

0

0

0

Ottawa

1

7

San Jose

11

4

Wash

Arizona

3

15

Montreal

17

11

Minnesota

21

22

@Chicago

28

10

Winnipeg

Dallas

13

2

0

0

0

@Dallas

13

2

@Pittsburgh

18

16

Favorable Offensive Matchups:
Detroit Red Wings. Only two games but against Columbus and Colorado both in the bottom ten in goals allowed per game. Pavel Datsyuk is heating up, a week for him to continue his scoring.
Vancouver Canucks. Two home games against Ottawa and San Jose who are in the bottom 11 (Ottawa is the worst defensive team). Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin are playing well as is Jannick Hansen (7% owned) and Bo Horvat (7% owned).
Ottawa Senators. They are on the West Canada trip playing at Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary who are all in the bottom 12 in goals allowed. Edmonton and Calgary are in the bottom 5.

Unfavorable Offensive Matchups:
Arizona Coyotes. Four games. All on the road. They face Washington (2nd best defensive team), then Tampa Bay on back to back nights (7th best defensive team) and Florida (Best defensive team) before  a respite against Philadelphia who is "just" average defensively.
Minnesota Wild. Four games. The middle two back to back on the road against Philadelphia and Washington. The book ends against the Islanders and Florida. Three of the four games are against top ten defensive teams.
Columbus Blue Jackets. Four games (seeing a trend here). Half of them are on the road. Boston is in the bottom ten but the next three Detroit, New Jersey and Florida are all in the top ten defensively.

Favorable Defensive Matchups:
San Jose Sharks. They have 4 games this week and 3 of them are away (St. Louis, Colorado and Vancouver) while the home game is against Buffalo. All of them except Colorado are scoring fewer than 2.43 goals per game. Martin Jones should fare well.
Los Angeles Kings. Four games. Calgary, Edmonton and Buffalo are all scoring less than 2.29 goals per game among the worst 8 teams in the league. A good week for Jonthan Quick.
Philadelphia Flyers. They got Michael Neuvirth back for a fortunate week. They are at Carolina and home against Minnesota and Arizona. The first two are in the7 worst offensive team scoring fewer than 2.46 goals per game.

Unfavorable Defensive Matchups:
Vancouver Canucks. Great week for their offense, terrible for Ryan Miller. Ottawa and San Jose are the 7th and 4th best offensive teams in terms of goals scored this year.
Winnipeg Jets. Three games and the first two are a home and away stint against the Dallas Stars, the last one is against the Penguins who are one of the best offensive units right now.
Calgary Flames. They had an easier week last week, now they face LA, Islanders and Ottawa who are all top ten offensive units this year.  They are all scoring 2.79 goals per game or better. Jonas Hiller will be on an uphill climb.