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Fantasy Forecaster: Wings' beatdown will continue

All statistics are through the games of Friday, Feb. 1.

On tap

Stacked! -- Teams with four-plus games, regardless of locale

Anaheim Ducks (@NYI -- Tue, @NYR -- Thu, @NJ -- Fri, @DET -- Sun)
Buffalo Sabres (@BOS -- Tue, NJ -- Wed, BOS -- Fri, FLA -- Sun)
Calgary Flames (@EDM -- Mon, PHO -- Tue, CHI -- Thu, EDM -- Sat)
Columbus Blue Jackets (WAS -- Tue, @PHO -- Thu, @SJ -- Fri, LA -- Sun)
Detroit Red Wings (@MIN -- Tue, LA -- Thu, @TOR -- Sat, ANA -- Sun)
Florida Panthers (@TOR -- Tue, @OTT -- Thu, @BOS -- Sat, @BUF -- Sun)
Los Angeles Kings (@NYR -- Tue, @DET -- Thu, @PIT -- Sat, @CLM -- Sun)
Minnesota Wild (DET -- Tue, DAL -- Thu, NYI -- Sat, @STL -- Sun)
Nashville Predators (CAR -- Tue, TB -- Thu, @SJ -- Sat, @PHO -- Sun)
New Jersey Devils (PIT -- Mon, @BUF -- Wed, ANA -- Fri, CAR -- Sat)
New York Rangers (LA -- Tue, ANA -- Thu, @PHI -- Sat, @WAS -- Sun)
Philadelphia Flyers (@ATL -- Tue, WAS -- Wed, NYR -- Sat, @PIT -- Sun)
Phoenix Coyotes (@COL -- Mon, @CGY -- Tue, CLM -- Thu, NAS -- Sun)
Pittsburgh Penguins (@NJ -- Mon, NYI -- Thu, LA -- Sat, PHI -- Sun)
Vancouver Canucks (@DAL -- Tue, @ATL -- Thu, COL -- Sat, CHI -- Sun)
Washington Capitals (@CLM -- Tue, @PHI -- Wed, CAR -- Fri, NYR -- Sun)

Home cookin' -- Teams with three-plus home games

Atlanta Thrashers (PHI -- Tue, VAN -- Thu, TB -- Sat)
Buffalo Sabres (@BOS -- Tue, NJ -- Wed, BOS -- Fri, FLA -- Sun)
Calgary Flames (@EDM -- Mon, PHO -- Tue, CHI -- Thu, EDM -- Sat)
Minnesota Wild (DET -- Tue, DAL -- Thu, NYI -- Sat, @STL -- Sun)
New Jersey Devils (PIT -- Mon, @BUF -- Wed, ANA -- Fri, CAR -- Sat)
Pittsburgh Penguins (@NJ -- Mon, NYI -- Thu, LA -- Sat, PHI -- Sun)
San Jose Sharks (COL -- Wed, CLM -- Fri, NAS -- Sat)

Short stick -- Teams with two games, one-plus road game

No team plays as few as two games this week.

The long haul -- Teams with three-plus games, all road

Anaheim Ducks (@NYI -- Tue, @NYR -- Thu, @NJ -- Fri, @DET -- Sun)
Carolina Hurricanes (@NAS -- Tue, @WAS -- Fri, @NJ -- Sat)
Chicago Blackhawks (@EDM -- Wed, @CGY -- Thu, @VAN -- Sun)
Florida Panthers (@TOR -- Tue, @OTT -- Thu, @BOS -- Sat, @BUF -- Sun)
Los Angeles Kings (@NYR -- Tue, @DET -- Thu, @PIT -- Sat, @CLM -- Sun)
Tampa Bay Lightning (@STL -- Tue, @NAS -- Thu, @ATL -- Sat)

The matchups

Lightin' the lamp -- Good scorers' matchups

Detroit Red Wings (@MIN -- Tue, LA -- Thu, @TOR -- Sat, ANA -- Sun): The Red Wings have the league's No. 2 offense (3.28 goals per game) and a four-game week, and two of those games come against teams ranked in the bottom six in goals allowed per game (Kings, 28th, 3.23; and Maple Leafs, 26th, 3.15). What's not to like? Daniel Cleary (7 goals, 6 assists in his past 13 games) is in the midst of a torrid hot streak and remains a must-start. … Montreal Canadiens (OTT -- Tue, TOR -- Thu, @OTT -- Sat): A favorable scorers' matchup against the Maple Leafs is sandwiched by two games against the Senators, who allowed 55 goals in their past 15 contests (3.67 per game) and can't seem to sort out their Martin Gerber-Ray Emery platoon. For the Canadiens, Andrei Kostitsyn (4 goals , 2 assists in his past 6 games) and Mark Streit (1 goal, 5 assists in his past 4 games) are red-hot and should be active for you. … Nashville Predators (CAR -- Tue, TB -- Thu, @SJ -- Sat, @PHO -- Sun): It's a four-game week for one of the game's hottest offenses, and again, what's not to like when two of the games come against bottom-five defensive teams (Hurricanes, 27th, 3.19 goals allowed per game; and Lightning, 30th, 3.35)? J.P. Dumont is in the midst of a 16-game points streak (8 goals, 14 assists), and Alexander Radulov had a five-game goal-scoring streak (6 goals, 1 assist), making each a standout fantasy option for Week 19.

No, it's a trap! -- Bad scorers' matchups

Anaheim Ducks (@NYI -- Tue, @NYR -- Thu, @NJ -- Fri, @DET -- Sun): It's a four-game week, and the Ducks now have both Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne back on the roster. However, fantasy owners could ask for better than a four-game road trip to cities where the opponents all boast solid goaltenders. The Rangers (4th, 2.39), Devils (3rd, 2.37) and Red Wings (1st, 2.04) all rank among the game's top five in goals allowed per game, so while Niedermayer, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Chris Pronger remain must-starts, anyone else is a risky play. … Buffalo Sabres (@BOS -- Tue, NJ -- Wed, BOS -- Fri, FLA -- Sun): Tim Thomas has done an exceptional job between the pipes all year, and he is 2-0-1 with a 1.92 goals-against average in three starts against these Sabres. And then there's the great Martin Brodeur. Besides Brian Campbell, Jason Pominville and Derek Roy, there's not a lot to like on the Sabres' side this week. … Los Angeles Kings (@NYR -- Tue, @DET -- Thu, @PIT -- Sat, @CLM -- Sun): Again, here's a heavy schedule, but it's a four-game road trip to cities where the caliber of goaltending is nothing short of top-notch. The Penguins' Ty Conklin is perhaps the shakiest -- in terms of longterm reputation, that is -- but he is among the hottest goalies in the league. The Kings are in the midst of a treacherous road trip, and it appears it will continue.

Stone 'em cold -- Good goalie matchups

Anaheim Ducks (@NYI -- Tue, @NYR -- Thu, @NJ -- Fri, @DET -- Sun): The Ducks' schedule this week isn't kind to its scorers, but Jean-Sebastien Giguere still should get the green light. The Red Wings represent the only elite offense in that bunch; all three New York-area teams are in the middle (or worse) in goals per game. Giguere is regarded as a clear No. 1 goalie for fantasy, and he should play like it this week. … Boston Bruins (BUF -- Tue, @BUF -- Fri, FLA -- Sat): The aforementioned Thomas has dominated the Sabres, whom he will face twice in three games, and the Panthers rank 25th in goals per game with 2.43. Keep riding that hot streak. … Washington Capitals (@CLM -- Tue, @PHI -- Wed, CAR -- Fri, NYR -- Sun): Not that I'd want to trust Olaf Kolzig too often for fantasy purposes, but there are a couple of spot-start opportunities here, and, at worst, this is a favorable enough schedule to call him a No. 2 option in weekly formats. Hey, at the very least, he will get offensive support, so if you are hunting for wins, it is a good week to start him.

The sieve -- Bad goalie matchups

Columbus Blue Jackets (WAS -- Tue, @PHO -- Thu, @SJ -- Fri, LA -- Sun): The Capitals were hot before getting shut out Saturday, and the Coyotes are a vastly underrated team, particularly on their home ice. Pascal Leclaire was 2-3-0 with a 2.59 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in his past five starts, hardly elite numbers, and his so-so streak seems likely to extend into Week 19. … New York Rangers (LA -- Tue, ANA -- Thu, @PHI -- Sat, @WAS -- Sun): Henrik Lundqvist's play has picked up the past month, but his Rangers still have yet to offer him consistent offensive support. In terms of goals-against average and save percentage, he is too talented to sit. Unfortunately, though, that's a schedule that's unlikely to amount to many wins. … Toronto Maple Leafs (FLA -- Tue, @MON -- Thu, DET -- Sat): Vesa Toskala's play has come back to a more league-average level the past month; he was 4-4-1 with a 2.79 goals-against average in 10 games in January. He is a bit concerning as we look ahead, though, with his Maple Leafs likely being sellers at the upcoming trade deadline, and those Canadiens (4th, 3.12 goals per game) and Red Wings (2nd, 3.28) represent two of the league's four most potent offenses.

Lineup tidbits

Daniel Alfredsson (hip): That pesky hip flexor is dogging Alfredsson again, having cost him the team's past two games and putting him in jeopardy to miss time this week. He is far too valuable to sit if there's any chance he will play, though, so keep tabs on him.

Michael Cammalleri (bruised ribs): That's now 17 straight games he has missed, putting him into the classification of "let him play two games to show you what he has before you activate him." There have been no indications he will play this week.

Ilya Kovalchuk (knee): He missed the team's two weekend games, but his owners will have to accept that and thank their lucky stars he won't be out for an extended period. There's still a chance he will miss much of Week 19, but if the reports Monday are good, and they may well be, use him.

Niklas Kronwall (shoulder): The Red Wings said they expected him to miss only 10 days from the time he left Wednesday's game, even though the injury could have been much more serious. He could be fine for Week 20, but sit him this week.

Sheldon Souray (shoulder): The Oilers placed him on injured reserve Wednesday, although that was more a roster formality, as he already is eligible to return to the lineup. He's not close to being game-ready, though. Not only can you sit him this week, you might even consider dropping him.

Paul Stastny (appendectomy): He resumed skating Thursday but missed the team's two road games this weekend. His return appears imminent, though, so if the reports are good when the Avalanche return home, go ahead and activate him.

Sergei Zubov (foot, groin): He remained in Dallas during the Stars' three-game trip to Canada last week and saw his status slip into week-to-week coming out of the All-Star break. That's not a designation to take lightly; he likely will miss all of Week 19.

Tristan H. Cockcroft covers fantasy sports for ESPN.com. You can e-mail him here.