Fantasy Hockey Schedule Week 27: Final Week of the Season

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Fantasy Hockey Schedule Week 27: Final Week of the Season
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It’s the final week of the 2011-2012 NHL season and there is still so much to play for. 

The St. Louis Blues are only one point up on the New York Rangers and three points up on the Vancouver Canucks for the President’s Trophy and, more importantly, home-ice advantage for all of the playoffs.

The Southeast, Northeast and Pacific division are still up for grabs, which makes it impossible to predict first round matchups just yet.

Finally, there are three teams fighting for the final two playoff spots in the Eastern conference and five teams fighting for the final three playoff spots in the Western conference.

There is still a lot up for grab and here are the games to be played in week 27:

 

GP 

MON 

TUE 

WED 

THU 

FRI 

SAT 

SUN 

ANAHEIM 

3

 

@VAN

 

@EDM

 

@CGY

 

BOSTON 

3

 

PIT

 

@OTT

 

BUF

 

BUFFALO 

3

 

TOR

 

@PHI

 

@BOS

 

CALGARY 

2

 

 

 

VAN

 

ANA

 

CAROLINA 

3

 

@OTT

 

MON

 

@FLA

 

CHICAGO 

2

 

 

 

@MIN

 

@DET

 

COLORADO 

2

 

 

 

CBJ

 

NAS

 

COLUMBUS 

3

 

@PHO

 

@COL

 

NYI

 

DALLAS 

3

 

SJ

 

@NAS

 

STL

 

DETROIT 

3

 

 

@STL

NJ

 

CHI

 

EDMONTON 

3

@LA

 

 

ANA

 

@VAN

 

FLORIDA 

3

 

WPG

 

@WAS

 

CAR

 

LOS ANGELES 

3

EDM

 

 

SJ

 

@SJ

 

MINNESOTA 

3

 

@NAS

 

CHI

 

PHO

 

MONTREAL 

3

 

 

TB

@CAR

 

TOR

 

NASHVILLE 

3

 

MIN

 

DAL

 

@COL

 

NEW JERSEY 

3

 

NYI

 

@DET

 

OTT

 

NY ISLANDERS 

3

 

@NJ

 

WPG

 

@CBJ

 

NY RANGERS 

3

 

@PHI

 

@PIT

 

WAS

 

OTTAWA 

3

 

CAR

 

BOS

 

@NJ

 

PHILADELPHIA 

3

 

NYR

 

BUF

 

@PIT

 

PHOENIX 

3

 

CBJ

 

 

@STL

@DAL

 

PITTSBURGH 

3

 

@BOS

 

NYR

 

PHI

 

SAN JOSE 

2

 

 

 

CBJ

 

NAS

 

ST. LOUIS 

3

 

 

DET

 

PHO

@DAL

 

TAMPA BAY 

4

WAS

 

@MON

@TOR

 

@WPG

 

TORONTO 

3

 

@BUF

 

TB

 

@MON

 

VANCOUVER 

3

 

ANA

 

@CGY

 

EDM

 

WASHINGTON 

3

@TB

 

 

FLA

 

@NYR

 

WINNIPEG 

3

 

@FLA

 

@NYI

 

TB

 

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 March 30, 2012):

HOME: Calgary (21-11-6), Colorado (22-15-2) and San Jose (24-12-3)

AWAY: Anaheim (12-16-9), Chicago (16-18-4) and Tampa Bay (12-21-5)

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 (April 8, 2012):

SUNDAY: There are no games on that Sunday as the regular season ends on Saturday, April 7, 2012 when every team in the NHL will play their final game.

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 back-to-back games 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: Detroit, Montreal, Phoenix, St. Louis and Tampa Bay

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 March 20, 2012:

TOP FIVE: Chicago (7-1-2), Buffalo (7-1-2), NY Rangers (7-3-0), Los Angeles (7-3-0) and Vancouver (6-3-1)

BOTTOM FIVE: Columbus (3-7-0), Winnipeg (3-7-0), Toronto (3-6-1), Detroit (3-5-2) and Tampa Bay (4-6-0)

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 March 30, 2012:

Nashville Predators: 21.7 percent
Edmonton Oilers:
21.0 percent
San Jose Sharks: 20.4 percent
Vancouver Canucks: 20.4 percent
Philadelphia Flyers: 20.2 percent


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Aaron Brouwer is the co-creator of www.fantasyhockeycoach.com.  FHC is a free fantasy hockey service that developed a ranking system combining post-lockout statistics, current factors and hockey knowledge. Email: brouwer@fantasyhockeycoach.com.

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