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Tweet Fantasy Forecast for Wednesday, January 27 TUESDAYS ROUNDUP: The Washington Capitals will go for their eighth straight win Wednesday at home against Anaheim, but will do so without the goaltender that started the streak and has carried them through it. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping . Jose Theodore is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury sustained in Tuesdays 7-2 thumping of the Islanders in New York, a game that, oddly enough, didnt feature a single point from Alex Ovechkin despite a game-high 10 shots. Theodore (29 games, 16-7-4, 2.86 GAA, owned in 53 percent of all Yahoo! leagues) exited the game at the start of the third period with a 6-2 lead and was replaced by rookie Michal Neuvirth. Theodore stopped 18 of 20 shots. With Theodore joining Semyon Varlamov (16, 12-1-2, 2.21 GAA, 73 percent) on the sideline, Wednesdays start will go to Neuvirth (13, 6-4-0, 3.06 GAA, 6 percent) with Braden Holtby recalled from AHL Hershey on Wednesday to serve as the backup. A win Wednesday would give the Capitals their longest winning streak since a 10-game streak in 1983-84. Following the win against the Islanders, Caps coach Bruce Boudreau said of his team, "theyre in a groove." Washington needs two goals to reach 200 for the season. San Jose is second with 174. The hottest Capital of them all is Alexander Semin, with 9 goals and 10 assists in his last 11 games. In that span Semin (43, 23-28-51, 98 percent) has three multi-goal and seven multi-point games. He now is 16th in the League in scoring. Fantasy Forecast Kronwall back for Wings; Ducks Koivu too Rocky Bonanno - NHL.com Staff Writer Wings and fantasy owners welcome Nik Kronwall back to lineup. READ MORE › Play "Fantasy Hockey 09" from Yahoo! Fantasy questions? Write us: [email protected] NHL.COMS FANTASY INDEX › COMPLETE FANTASY FORECAST ARCHIVE › The Ducks havent been to the Verizon Center since Dec. 8, 2006, when they earned a 6-1 win. The Blackhawks are third in the League with 169 goals, and their potent offense is about to get a boost with the nearing return of center Dave Bolland (13, 2-4-6, 10 percent), who is practicing again after having surgery Nov. 10 to repair a herniated disc in his back. "Theres nothing going down the legs, no more numbness (and) no more shooting pains. It feels like I have new legs. Its almost a miracle what that (surgeon) did to my back." According to the Chicago Tribune, Bolland is targeting Feb. 3 as his return date. Since being named Hurricanes captain, Eric Staal (39, 15-23-38, 94 percent) has 5 goals in three games and has extended his points streak to five games. On Wednesday, Carolina visits the reeling Rangers. On Tuesday, Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall played his first game Nov. 21 and was scoreless in 21:57. Coach Mike Babcock told the Detroit Free press he wasnt sure if he would play Kronwall (22, 5-8-13, 68 percent) on Wednesday at Minnesota. Since returning from an ankle sprain Jan. 7, Bruins power forward Milan Lucic (19, 2-5-7, 36 percent) has just 2 assists in nine games. If you need some instant offense, take a flyer on Flames youngster Mikael Backlund, who was recalled from AHL Abbotsford on Tuesday. The 2007 first-rounder was 10-12-22 in 47 games with the Heat. While those numbers are not overwhelming, Backlund (zero percent) cant do any worse than the entire Flames roster of late, which only has 2 goals in its last three games, and seven in the last six. Calgary visits Dallas on Wednesday. The Toronto Sun points out that since Nov. 3, when he made his season debut after recovering from a shoulder injury, Phil Kessel (42, 15-16-31, 87 percent) leads the NHL with 189 shots on goal. But he has only 15 goals, with just one in his past 13 games. Proving that hes more than just a fantasy force in goals, Ovechkin leads the NHL in shots (233), plus
 
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