Fantasy NHL
Defense Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
Erik Johnson, D, COL12/20/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson recorded two points during Saturday's win over the Sabres.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a plus-two rating. Johnson now has seven goals and 17 points through 31 games.
Justin Faulk, D, CAR12/18/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's, 4-1, victory against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Faulk scored a fair among for a defeseman on a bad team, but he has a horrible plus/minus. Faulk has six goals, 13 assists and a minus-12 rating in 31 games this season.
Dion Phaneuf, D, TOR12/18/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf scored the team's only goal on Thursday.
Insight: Toronto lost to Carolina, 4-1. Phaneuf isn't really fantasy relevant with two goals and 15 assists in 32 games this season.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI12/17/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Arizona blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson netted the overtime winner Tuesday versus Edmonton.
Insight: It was his seventh goal of the season, and he now has 15 points through 31 games. With a minus-12 rating, there are better options out there.
Erik Johnson, D, COL12/14/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson scored a pair of goals in Saturday's loss to the Blues.
Insight: Johnson registered a power-play goal in the first period and then scored again on even strength in the second period. He has six goals and nine assists in 29 games this season.
Kevin Shattenkirk, D, STL12/14/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Avalanche.
Insight: Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal to tie the game at one towards the end of the first period. Then in overtime, he assisted T.J. Oshie's game-winning goal as St. Louis won, 3-2. Shattenkirk has four goals, 22 assists and a plus-13 rating in 30 games this season.
Niklas Kronwall, D, DET12/13/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored Detroit's only goal of Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Kronwall had two shots on net and finished minus-one. Detroit lost, 4-1. Kronwall has five goals and 13 assists this season.
Nikita Zadorov, D, BUF12/13/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Sabres defenseman Nikita Zadorov had his best fantasy day of the season on Saturday.
Insight: Zadorov scored a goal and an assist as Buffalo defeated Florida, 4-3. He still isn't fantasy relevant, however, as two of his three points of the season came in this game.
Kris Letang, D, PIT12/13/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang played extremely well on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Letang scored two goals and finished plus-three. His first goal came on a beautiful two-on-one opportunity with the Penguins short handed. Craig Adams chipped the puck to himself off the boards, which started the break and then found Letang in front of the net. Letang faked the forehand shot and quickly flipped a backhanded shot over Sergei Bobrovsky's glove. Letang's second goal tied the game at three with 10 seconds left in regulation. The defenseman also scored in the shoootout, but Pittsburgh lost, 4-3.
P.K. Subban, D, MON12/12/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban notched two points in Friday's victory against the Kings.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots on goal and a plus-two rating on the night. Subban has been solid all season and now has eight goals and 21 points through 31 games.
Drew Doughty, D, LOS12/12/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Kings defensman Drew Doughty recorded two points in Friday's loss to the Canadiens.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist along with five shots on goal. Doughty now has three goals and 17 points through 30 games.
Kris Letang, D, PIT12/12/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang scored his fifth goal of the season during Friday's victory against the Flames.
Insight: Letang now has 19 points through 23 games, and should be active in all lineups.
Zdeno Chara, D, BOS12/11/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (right knee) is expected to make his return Thursday.
Insight: Chara tore his posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in late October. Even at age 37, he is a huge part of the Bruins and his fantasy teams' defense. Get him back in the lineup tonight.
John Carlson, D, WAS12/9/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Capitals defenseman John Carlson amassed seven shots on net and had an assist on Tuesday.
Insight: Carlson also led the team with a plus-two rating. He has four goals and 16 assists with a plus-seven rating in 27 games this season.
Kevin Klein, D, NYR12/8/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Penguins on Monday as the Rangers won, 4-3.
Insight: It was a huge goal as New York blew a, 3-1, lead late in the third period. The Rangers have several blown leads like that this season, so it was important for them to get the full two points versus Pittsburgh. Klein has six goals and four assists this season.
Justin Faulk, D, CAR12/8/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored a goal in the, 2-1, loss to the Devils on Monday.
Insight: Faulk has four goals and 12 assists this season. He led all Carolina defensemen with three shots on goal.