Fantasy Hockey Week 5: Detroit Red Wings Visit Western Canada

October 31st, 2010 by Aaron Brouwer Leave a reply »
The first month of the season is over, and teams are starting to hit their stride.  The Detroit Red Wings start the month of November off with a road trip to western Canada.  Pavel Datsyuk enjoys playing on the West coast, scoring four goals and nine points in six games last season.  Valtteri Filppula didn’t produce so well in Alberta, with just one point in three games, but in Vancouver he scored four points in two games.  Look for Nicklas Lidstrom to break the his western Canada pointless streak this season, as he went pointless there last season.  Jimmy Howard is day-to-day with back spasms, so expect Chris Osgood to be the starter.  Over his career Osgood is 13-8-1 at the Saddledome in Calgary, 7-5-1 at Skyreach Center in Edmonton and 5-2-3 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.


Games to be played in Week 5:

Four Games: Carolina, Chicago, Rangers, Philadelphia and Vancouver

Three Games: Anaheim, Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Edmonton, Florida, Minnesota, Montreal, Nashville, New Jersey, Islanders, Ottawa, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Jose, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Toronto and Washi ...

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