Fantasy Schedule Week 19: Breaking Records

Week 19 is loaded with a ton of games.  This could be the week that you break records in your fantasy hockey pool if you have players from the right teams.

Only the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes play twice, while every other team plays three or more.  In fact there are 14 teams that play four games this week.

Now that we are past the All-Star break every single game has more meaning as teams are fighting for playoff spots so expect your star players to be at their best from here on out.

Here are the games to be played in week 19:

 

GP

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

SUN

ANAHEIM

4

CGY

CAR

@DET

@CBJ

BOSTON

2

@BUF

NAS

BUFFALO

3

BOS

DAL

TB

CALGARY

4

@ANA

@SJ

@PHO

VAN

CAROLINA

2

@ANA

@COL

CHICAGO

3

@COL

@SJ

@PHO

COLORADO

3

CHI

CAR

@STL

COLUMBUS

4

MIN

DAL

@MIN

ANA

DALLAS

4

PHO

@CBJ

@BUF

LA

DETROIT

4

@PHO

EDM

ANA

PHI

EDMONTON

3

@TOR

@DET

@OTT

FLORIDA

4

@WAS

LA

@NJ

@NYI

LOS ANGELES

4

@TB

@FLA

@NYI

@DAL

MINNESOTA

3

@CBJ

VAN

CBJ

MONTREAL

3

PIT

@NYI

@TOR

NASHVILLE

3

VAN

@OTT

@BOS

NEW JERSEY

3

@NYR

STL

FLA

NY ISLANDERS

4

@PHI

MON

LA

FLA

NY RANGERS

4

NJ

TB

@PHI

WAS

OTTAWA

3

STL

NAS

EDM

PHILADELPHIA

4

NYI

TOR

NYR

@DET

PHOENIX

4

DET

@DAL

CGY

CHI

PITTSBURGH

3

@MON

WPG

TB

SAN JOSE

3

CGY

CHI

@STL

ST. LOUIS

4

@OTT

@NJ

COL

SJ

TAMPA BAY

4

LA

@NYR

@BUF

@PIT

TORONTO

4

EDM

@WPG

@PHI

MON

VANCOUVER

3

@NAS

@MIN

@CGY

WASHINGTON

3

FLA

WPG

@NYR

WINNIPEG

3

TOR

@WAS

@PIT

When it comes to dressing your players for the upcoming week – especially your goalies – it is important to know which team is on a long road trip and which team will enjoy an extended period at home.

Listed below are the teams that play at least three home/away games this week or play all their games at home or on the road (home/road records up to February 3, 2012):

HOME: Buffalo (11-9-6), Columbus (8-13-3), Detroit (20-2-1), New York I (11-11-4), New York R (15-5-2), Ottawa (14-9-1), Philadelphia (12-7-4) and Phoenix (10-10-4)

AWAY: Calgary (10-14-4), Carolina (6-13-6), Chicago (10-10-3), Edmonton (6-18-2), Florida (11-10-4), Los Angeles (10-5-6), Tampa Bay (8-16-3) and Vancouver (16-9-1)

If you participate in any type of head-to-head hockey pool, you are likely dressing a lineup for each scoring period, which usually ends on Sunday.

As the week comes to an end, and you find yourself in a close battle for those wins, you want as many players as possible playing for you.

Here are the teams that play on Sunday (February 12, 2012):

SUNDAY: Anaheim, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Florida, Los Angeles, New York I, New York R, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Jose, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington

When you are deciding which goalie to dress you need to look at the NHL schedule to see if your goalie’s team will play in a back-to-back game that week.

Most coaches will not dress the same goalie in back-to-back games, so that is something to consider when you are thinking about which goalie to dress.

Here are the teams that play in back-to-back games this week:

BACK-TO-BACK: Buffalo, Calgary, Chicago, Colorado, Columbus, Dallas, Florida, Los Angeles, New York I, New York R, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Toronto

Knowing which team is on a hot streak or cold streak will help in making your lineup decisions.

For example you definitely want to dress a goalie from teams that are on a hot streak. Here are the top five and bottom five teams over their last 10 games up to February 3, 2012:

TOP FIVE: Detroit (9-1-0), Nashville (8-2-0), Pittsburgh (8-2-0), St. Louis (7-1-2) and Anaheim (7-2-1)

BOTTOM FIVE: Columbus (2-7-1), Dallas (3-6-1), Colorado (3-6-1), Buffalo (3-6-1) and Montreal (3-5-2)

Fantasy hockey is all about offense and what better place to generate offense then the power play.  Here are the top five power plays up to February 3, 2012:

Vancouver Canucks: 22.9 percent
Nashville Predators: 21.8 percent
Edmonton Oilers: 21.4 percent
Philadelphia Flyers: 20.9 percent
New York Islanders: 20.3 percent

For more fantasy hockey analysis, check out FantasyHockeyCoach.com.

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