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Schedule Analysis: Not Missing A Beat

Even with Corey Crawford injured, the Blackhawks have six in a row.

Schedule Analysis: Monthly Outlooks

Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon is getting on track along with his Avalanche teammates, who have 13 games in December.

Schedule Analysis: Thankful Islanders

Fresh off a great home-and-way series against the Penguins, John Tavares and the Islanders have four games this week, including three at home.

Schedule Analysis: Cakewalk Time?

RotoWire's Brian Rutherford is bullish on Logan Couture and the Sharks this week.

Schedule Analysis: Eight Is Enough

Antoine Vermette and the Coyotes not only have four games this week, but they have four the following week as well, as do the Canadiens.

Schedule Analysis: Penguins Road Show

Pascal Dupuis and Blake Comeau have enjoyed riding shotgun with Evgeni Malkin. They have three attractive road games this week.

Schedule Analysis: On The Prowl

RotoWire's Brian Rutherford likes how the schedule sets up for Pekka Rinne and the Predators this week.

Schedule Analysis: Just Two For the King

Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers have just two games this week. See who else is highlighted by RotoWire's Brian Rutherford in this week's article.

Schedule Analysis: Quack Attack

Corey Perry and the Ducks have four games this week, one of just four teams to be so busy. Check out more of Brian Rutherford's schedule analysis in this week's edition.

Schedule Analysis: Flames Burning Thrice

Sean Monahan and the Flames have three games in the opening week of the NHL season.

Schedule Analysis: Going Out With a Bang

Ryan Suter and the Wild have four games this week, one of 20 teams to have that many games.

Schedule Analysis: Sweet Schedule In Anaheim

Jonas Hiller and the Ducks should have smooth sailing down the stretch.

Schedule Analysis: Four Aces

Jonathan Quick and the Kings head east this week for three of their four games.

Schedule Analysis: Fives Are Wild

Ryan Suter and the Wild have five games this week, but how do those games look for fantasy production?

Schedule Analysis: Back-to-Back Bingo

Evgeni Malkin and the Penguins have one of the most unique schedules seen in the NHL, with not one but two home-and-away games against Conference rivals this week.

Schedule Analysis: Quiet Ducks

Corey Perry and the Ducks have just two games this week, as do the Flyers.

Schedule Analysis: Rock You Like a Hurricane

Eric Staal and the Hurricanes are the only NHL team with four games this week.

Schedule Analysis: Orcas For Four

The Vancouver Canucks have four games this week, but you'll want to make sure that Henrik Sedin (ribs) is good to go before you pencil him into your starting lineup.

Schedule Analysis: Boston's Slate Looks Good on Paper

The Bruins Will be Busy Before the Olympic Break

Schedule Analysis: Broken Wings

The Red Wings centers, including Pavel Datysuk, are all banged up right now. How will they fare with their four-game schedule this week?

Schedule Analysis: Ride the Lightning

Martin St. Louis and the Lightning have a whopping five games, while the Penguins have just one game in this highly unusual week.

Schedule Analysis: Jekyll and Hyde

The fortunes of the Rangers and goalie Henrik Lundqvist have fluctuated wildly.

Schedule Analysis: Two For Toronto

Phil Kessel and the Leafs are playing in the Winter Classic, but it's an otherwise quiet week for them, writes Brian Rutherford.

Schedule Analysis: Isn't That Just Spezza?

Ottawa and Boston hook up for a pair of games this week among the other holiday festivities.

Schedule Analysis: Regional Rivals

There's not much love lost between the Sabres and the Bruins, in no small part because of Milan Lucic's actions in previous tilts.

Schedule Analysis: Needing a T.O.

Phil Kessel is playing through an injury, but other key Leafs are still out, plus they have a tough schedule that includes the Blackhawks and Kings this week.

Schedule Analysis: Back-to-Back Jacks

Brian Rutherford suggests that Tuukka Rask could get a night off for one of the Bruins' back-to-back games.

Schedule Analysis: Hawks' Road Show

Corey Crawford will be awfully busy over the next two weeks, as the Blackhawks will play eight games over that span, including four on the road this week.

Schedule Analysis: Senatorial Schedule

Erik Karlsson and the Senators have four games this upcoming week. Brian Rutherford breaks down the rest of the docket in this week's edition.

Schedule Analysis: Just Two For Bobby Lu

Roberto Luongo and the Canucks play just two games this week. Check out the rest of this week's schedule breakdown from Brian Rutherford.

Schedule Analysis: Hoping to Strike Oil

Nail Yakupov and the Oilers hit up the Florida teams before playing Philly this week, so there's a good opportunity for their skaters to register a lot of points this week.

Schedule Analysis: Back-to-Backs

The four-game teams this week all have back-to-back games featured in their schedules, which could affect the playing time of the likes of Montreal's Carey Price.

Schedule Analysis: Tip Your Caps

Alex Ovechkin and the Caps are on a West Coast swing this week.

Schedule Analysis: Clearing This Week's Hertl

Tomas Hertl had a wonderful night against the Rangers last week. Can he and the Sharks repeat this week? Brian Rutherford weighs in.

Schedule Analysis: We Love LA

Anze Kopitar and the Kings have a favorable fantasy schedule this week.

Schedule Analysis: Back For One More

Teemu Selanne is back for one more season. His Ducks are one of nine teams with three games in the first week of the NHL season.

Schedule Analysis: All Bets Are Wild

The Wild get to feast on the Oilers and Avs in the final week of the season, which bodes well for Niklas Backstrom.

Schedule Analysis: Beware the C.R.A.W.

John Tavares and the Isles remain hot - Brian Rutherford breaks down their schedule for the final two weeks.

Schedule Analysis: Taming the Wild

Niklas Backstrom gave up four goals in back-to-back games and then got pulled after allowing two more on two shots against the Kings last week.

Schedule Analysis: Big Matchups This Week

There are a number of repeat engagements this week as we hit the NHL trade deadline, including Nashville with three huge games against the Blackhawks this week.

Schedule Analysis: Bruins For Four

Brad Marchand and the Bruins have a favorable four-game schedule this week. Brian Rutherford breaks them all down here.

Schedule Analysis: Rare Bird in Vancouver

Henrik Sedin and the Canucks have five games this week. But is that a good thing for their fantasy owners? Brian Rutherford discusses that concept this week.

Schedule Analysis: Five in Beantown

Milan Lucic and the Bruins have five games this week. Brian Rutherford breaks down the rest of the schedule for Week 8.

Schedule Analysis: March's Rollercoaster Schedule

Logan Couture and the Sharks couldn't be happier that February is over.

Schedule Analysis: New Coach, But Same Old Play?

There is no guaranteed win for Ryan Miller and the Sabres these days.

Schedule Analysis: Five on the Isle

John Tavares and the Islanders have a rare five-game week.

Schedule Analysis: Fizzling Flames

The Calgary Flames have four games this week, but they're dealing with a lot of injuries right now, including one for goalie Miikka Kiprusoff..

Schedule Analysis: Short Month, Busy Schedule

Henrik Zetterberg and the Red Wings are going to be awfully busy in February.

Schedule Analysis: Back-to-Back Twice

Montreal (and Carey Price) and Dallas have arduous schedules due to the timing of their games this week.

Schedule Analysis: The Jam-Packed Schedule Begins

The Flyers, Blues and Blackhawks all have six games over the first nine games.

Schedule Analysis: Final Week

Nicklas Backstrom could be a key to whether the Caps get to the playoffs.

Schedule Analysis: Division Drop-Offs

What are the schedules like for those in tight division races this week?

Schedule Analysis: Picking on the Wild

The Wild have been struggling lately, though the return of Niklas Backstrom could be imminent.

Schedule Analysis: Sharks' Blood In The Water

Antii Niemi and the Sharks have flailed down the stretch and are at risk of missing the playoffs.

Schedule Analysis: Smell the Desperation

Which teams will benefit from their schedules this week?

Schedule Analysis: Smoke Clearing

How has your roster been affected by the trade deadline manuevering?

Schedule Analysis: Eye of the Hurricanes

Tuomo Ruutu is out, but who else might miss games if they get dealt?

Schedule Analysis: Back-to-Back Bonanza

Schedule Analysis: New Guy Riding Shotgun

Who's riding shotgun with Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis?

Schedule Analysis: Back In Action

The NHL returns with a heavy slate, especially in the East.

Schedule Analysis: All-Star Week

Only a handful of teams have multiple games this week.

Schedule Analysis: Five Games For the Champs

Zdeno Chara and the Bruins will be busy this week, with five games in seven days.

Schedule Analysis: Standing Alone

The Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury must be feeling lonely given all the injuries to his teammates.

Schedule Analysis: Ringing In the New Year

Jonathan Toews and his Blackhawk teammates will be awfully busy early in January.

Schedule Analysis: Blues Before And After

The Red Wings draw the Blues in the Joe twice this week.

Schedule Analysis: Light Christmas Schedule

Every game counts a little more this week, with the lighter schedule around Christmas.

Schedule Analysis: Cross-Coast Trips

The Stars and Kings face challenging road trips this week.

Schedule Analysis: Hab or Hab Not

Brian Rutherford breaks down the Canadiens' schedule this week, among other teams.

Schedule Analysis: Ducks' Fowl Schedule

Corey Perry and the Ducks have a tough schedule this week.

Schedule Analysis: Tough Calgary Schedule

The Flames have one of the tougher schedules in a busy week this week.

Schedule Analysis: Week 6 Highlights

Brian Rutherford highlights the key points of this week's NHL schedule.

Schedule Analysis: Light Schedule

Niklas Backstrom (who may start Tuesday) and the Wild are one of only three teams that play more than three games and six total teams will play only two games this upcoming week in the NHL.

Schedule Analysis: Multiple Back-to-Back Games

This is a good week to steal points with a backup goalie.

Schedule Analysis: Bench Backstrom

Niklas Backstrom and the Wild have just two tough games this week.

Schedule Analysis: Get Those Oilers Now

Brian Rutherford isn't just bullish on Edmonton's future, but wants to get in on the ground floor this year.

Schedule Analysis: The Season Begins

Brian Rutherford breaks down the first 11 days of the NHL season.

Schedule Analysis: Coyotes vs. Sharks

With the final week of the regular season upon us, Brian Rutherford looks at a few critical matchups. Shane Doan and the Coyotes are 0-4 against the Sharks this season.

Schedule Analysis: NHL's March Madness

Schedule Analysis: Winnowing Down

Patrik Elias and the Devils are making a final push for a playoff spot.

Schedule Analysis: Do-Or-Die Time

Martin Brodeur and the Devils have four big games this week.

Schedule Analysis: Tight Playoff Races

Brian Rutherford breaks down the high-points for this week's NHL Schedule.

Schedule Analysis: Post-Deadline Analysis

Schedule Analysis: Blues For Five

The St. Louis Blues have five games this week.

Schedule Analysis: Wild Week

Niklas Backstrom and the Wild have a pretty big week coming up.

Schedule Analysis: Big Road Games

A number teams on the playoff fringe have big road games this week.

Schedule Analysis: Popular Penguins

Get ready to see a lot of Kris Letang and his Penguins teammates this week. Pittsburgh plays four games, three of which will be broadcast on national television.

Schedule Analysis: Nabby Not on the Island

Evgeni Nabokov said he will not report to the Islanders.

Schedule Analysis: Fire Sale on the Eastern Seabord?

The Panthers could be a big seller at the trade deadline.

Schedule Analysis: New School Rivalries

A few teams that aren't traditional rivals but have evolved into rivals nonetheless hook up this week.

Schedule Analysis: Schedule Trends

The schedule really starts to pick up after New Year's Day.

Schedule Analysis: Tracking the Broadcasts

Niklas Backstrom has seemingly regained his starting job between the pipes for the Wild.

Schedule Analysis: Quick Week For Flyers

Schedule Analysis: Strong Matchups in the West

Schedule Analysis: Scanning the Bottom Feeders

Schedule Analysis: Division Leaders Check

Daniel Briere and the Flyers are among the league's elite.

Schedule Analysis: Word Association

Rick Nash is the face of the Blue Jackets, but there's more to Columbus besides him.

Schedule Analysis: Kings of the West

Anze Kopitar and the Kings remain white-hot.

Schedule Analysis: Rebounding Blackhawks

Look for Patrick Sharp and his fellow Blackhawks to get back on track this week.

Schedule Analysis: Targeting the Devils?

It's not necessarily Marty Brodeur's fault, but it's been a sound strategy to start your skaters against the Devils this year.

Schedule Analysis: Time to Fly?

Mike Richards and the Flyers have four games this week.

Schedule Analysis: Intriguing Islanders

Josh Bailey and his Islanders teammates are off to a nice start.

Schedule Analysis: Four For the Pens

Marc-Andre Fleury (pictured) and the Pens have four games this week. Brian Rutherford breaks down the schedule for the other four-game teams in the NHL.

Schedule Analysis: Strength of Schedule Analysis