Defense Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
Kevin Connauton, D, CLB12/27/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Kevin Connauton scored a goal and two assists on Saturday versus the Bruins.
Insight: It was a rare offensive explosion for Connauton, who assisted both of Scott Hartnell's goals and then scored himself. Connauton still doesn't provide much fantasy wise as he has just four goals and five assists in 22 games this season.
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.