Looking Ahead: Week 12

Bob Fisher

2013-12-13

OlliJokinen


Five players with good schedules worth targetting in Week 12.

 

Detroit Red Wings = Target

 

Games: 6 (5H/1A)

Favorable Matchups:

    – vs. Calgary

        > 3rd worst defensive team

        > Reto Berra: 3.18 GAA / .896 SV% / 0 SHO

        > Karri Ramo: 2.82 GAA / .903 SV% / 0 SHO

    – @ Toronto

        > 9th worst defensive team

        > 5th worst PK

        > Most shots allowed per game

        > 17 goals allowed in the past four games

    – vs. NY Islanders

        > 3rd worst defensive team

        > Worst PK

        > One game in past month allowing fewer than three goals

 

The Wings have an upcoming home stand that starts out tough with Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and Anaheim coming to town.  But then Detroit will get their offense going with a visit from Calgary, a trip to Toronto for a Winter Classic appetizer and then the Islanders coming to the Joe.  The Wings had a run of games with no Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg in their lineup, so naturally they struggled to score in those games.  But they actually weren't that bad.  Datsyuk is back but no Zetterberg until the 28th, at the earliest.  As long as it isn't in the shootout, your Wings should be a decent bet to put up some points over the next two weeks.