Nichols on Fantasy NHL: Live NHL Recap

January 14, 2012, 11:32 PM

Goaltending match-up: Jonathan Quick (29/30, .967 SV%) vs. Miikka Kiprusoff (20/23, .870 SV%)

Combos: Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams/ Dustin Penner – Mike Richards – Jarret Stoll/ Brad Richardson – Andrei Loktionov – Trevor Lewis/ Kyle Clifford – Colin Fraser – Trent Hunter/ Rob Scuderi – Drew Doughty/ Willie Mitchell – Slava Voynov/ Jack Johnson – Matt Greene

Scratches: Westgarth, Martinez, Drewiske

Top PP times: Doughty (3:29), Johnson (3:28), Penner, Stoll (2:43), Richards (2:35)

Trending: Anze Kopitar (1G, +1, 2:18 PP, 3 SOG) looked like he might have a concussion after that hit from the last game, but apparently not. He looked fine tonight too, although then he got hit hard by Mark Giordano in the third period tonight. Mike Richards (1G, 1A, +2, 3 SOG) had just two points on the month before matching that here. Justin Williams (2A, +2, 2:26 PP, 2 SOG) had three points in two games before tonight, while Jarret Stoll (1A, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG) has points in three of five. Dustin Penner (1A, +2, no SOG) had just a couple of points in his past few weeks coming in here. Dustin Brown (1G, 1A, +1, 1 SOG) has points in four of six. Drew Doughty (1A, +2, no SOG) has points in four of five now and has been pretty solid over the past three weeks after a rough start to the season.

Combos: Curtis Glencross – Olli Jokinen – Jarome Iginla/ Michael Cammalleri – Mikael Backlund – Lee Stempniak/ Lance Bouma – Blair Jones – Blake Comeau/ Tom Kostopoulos – Roman Horak – Tim Jackman/ Jay Bouwmeester – Chris Butler/ T.J. Brodie – Cory Sarich/ Mark Giordano – Anton Babchuk

Scratches: Carson, Wilson, Byron

Top PP times: Babchuk (2:52), Cammalleri (2:40), Bouwmeester (2:33), Iginla (2:25), Backlund (1:40)

Trending: Michael Cammalleri (1G, -2, 2 PIM, 15:21 TOI, 3 SOG) made his second debut with the Flames tonight and look for him to have a much stronger second half. Line combos will also be shuffled around, as they tend to be and as they were in-game here too. His ice time will go up from here – it’s been a hectic day or so for him – and he should be pretty good for the Flames as things wear on here. Jay Bouwmeester (1A, -1, 2 SOG) had three points in three games coming in, while Anton Babchuk (1A, 1 SOG) had nothing on the month before tonight.


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