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Jonathan Quick, G, LOS12/20/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick earned a rather easy win Saturday against Arizona.
Insight: He stopped 15-of-17 shots on goal, and is now 14-8-5 on the season.
Devan Dubnyk, G, ARI12/20/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk allowed four goals during Saturday's loss to the Kings.
Insight: He made 31 saves, and dropped his record to 6-3-2 overall. He will continue to backup Mike Smith.
Marian Gaborik, RW, LOS12/20/2014 6:45:00 PM
Description: Kings left winger Marian Gaborik recorded two points during Saturday's win against the Coyotes.
Insight: He had one goal, one assist, three shots on goal, and a plus-one rating. Gaborik now has 10 goals and 16 points through 22 games.
Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL12/20/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped every shot but one as Dallas defeated Calgary, 2-1, on Friday.
Insight: Lehtonen made 21 saves on 22 shots which is good enough for a .955 save percentage. He improved his record to 13-7-5 but his other numbers aren't great. Lehtonen has a 2.89 GAA and .907 save percentage this season.
Jonas Hiller, G, CAL12/20/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Flames goalie Jonas Hiller made 19 saves in the 2-1 loss on Friday.
Insight: Hiller had a decent game, but Calgary only managed to score one goal versus Kari Lehtonen and the Stars. Hiller is 9-10-1 with a 2.40 GAA and .914 save percentage this season.
Jamie Benn, LW, DAL12/20/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn scored a goal and an assist to finish plus-one as the Stars beat the Flames, 2-1.
Insight: Benn scored his ninth goal of the year exactly four minutes into the second period. He then assisted Trevor Daley's about eight minutes later. Benn has 19 assists to go with his nine goals this season.
Michael Hutchinson, G, WIN12/19/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Jets goalie Matt Huttchinson earned the victory Friday versus Boston.
Insight: He stopped 30-of-31 shots on goal and is now 7-2-2 overall. Hutchinson is still the backup in Winnipeg.
Tuukka Rask, G, BOS12/19/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask took the loss Friday against the Jets.
Insight: He allowed two goals on 27 shots, and has now lost six of his past seven games. Rask needs to step it up, as he is now 12-10-3 overall.
Dustin Byfuglien, RW, WIN12/19/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Jets winger Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and had two shots during Friday's victory against the Bruins.
Insight: He now has eight goals and 17 points through 33 games, along with 53 penalty minutes.
Ilya Bryzgalov, G, ANA12/19/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Ducks goalie Ilya Bryzgalov played poorly during his first start of the season.
Insight: He came in relief during Tuesday's game, and allowed two goals, but was even worse on Friday. Bryzgalov allowed six goals on 31 shots, and needs to beft on the waiver wire for now.
Mike Hoffman, LW, OTT12/19/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Senators left winger Mike Hoffman scored two goals during Friday's victory against the Ducks.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal and a plus-three rating. Hoffman now has 10 goals, 16 points, and a plus-13 rating through 29 games.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA12/19/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf scored both of the team's goals during Friday's loss to the Senators.
Insight: He had three shots on goal, and now has 12 goals and 37 points through 34 games. Getzlaf is one of the top options out there.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW, DET12/19/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the team's only goal in Friday's loss to the Islanders.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal and a plus-one ating on the night. Zetterberg now has six goals and 22 points through 33 games.
Brock Nelson, C, NYI12/19/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Islanders forward Brock Nelson recorded two points during Friday's win against the Red Wings.
Insight: He continued his strong season with a goal and an assist, along with six shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Nelson now has 14 goals and 26 points through 32 games.
Adam Henrique, C, NJD12/19/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Devils center Adam Henrique recorded two points Friday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots on goal. Henrique now has nine goals and 20 points through 27 games. He is a solid option.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM12/19/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal on Friday night.
Insight: It was his 19th goal of the season, and he also had four shots on goal. Stamkos now has 36 points through 34 games, as he continues to be one of the best players in the game.
Steve Mason, G, PHI12/19/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason will miss the team's next two games with an upper-body injury.
Insight: The injury is to his back, and he could be out even longer. Stay tuned.
Carey Price, G, MON12/18/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Canadiens goaltender Carey Price made 21 saves in a loss to the Ducks on Thursday.
Insight: Price allowed two goals as Montreal lost, 2-1. Price is 17-9-1 this season.
Frederik Andersen, G, ANA12/18/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen played outstanding again on Thursday.
Insight: Andersen made 23 saves and allowed just one goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Canadiens. It was a nice way to see him respond after he allowed four goals in 45 minutes on Tuesday. Prior to that, Anderson won his last seven starts. In December, Andersen is 8-1-0.
Scottie Upshall, RW, FLA12/18/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Florida winger Scottie Upshall scored the only goal for the Panthers in regulation and overtime.
Insight: Florida did eventually beat Philadelphia in a shootout, 2-1. Upshall led Florida with six shots on net and finished plus-one. He has four goals and five assists this season.
Steve Mason, G, PHI12/18/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason took a tough shootout loss on Thursday.
Insight: Mason stopped 31-of-32 shots he faced in regulation and overtime, then made saves on two of the first three shootout attempts, but the game was still tied. Mason, again, stopped two of the next three Florida shootout shots, however, Philadelphia did not score on any of their three.
Roberto Luongo, G, FLA12/18/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo played very well on won, 2-1, in a shootout on Thursday.
Insight: Florida's shootout luck continued, however, it only took six attempts this time as opposed to the 20 rounds it went on Tuesday against the Capitals. Luongo stopped 25-of-26 shots to improve his record to 12-6-6.
Braden Holtby, G, WAS12/18/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a bad night versus the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Holtby allowed four goals, facing just 26 shots. That's only good enough for a .846 save percentage, but Washington rallied to win in overtime to improve Holtby's record to 13-7-5.
Nick Foligno, LW, CLB12/18/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno scored a pair of goals against the Capitals on Thursday.
Insight: Unfortunately, Columbus rallied from 2-0 deficit only to blow a, 3-2 and 4-3 leads. Foligno also had an assist and was minus-one. He has 16 goals and 14 assists in 30 games this season.
Eric Fehr, RW, WAS12/18/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Eric Fehr scored the overtime game-winner on Thursday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: The Capitals rallied twice to beat Columbus. Washington trailed 3-2 and then 4-3, but scored the final two goals to win, 5-4. Fehr also had an assist and now has seven goals and five assists in 28 games this season.
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.
Cam Ward, G, CAR12/18/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward made 25 saves in the, 4-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Thursday.
Insight: Ward stopped 25-of-26 shots against Toronto for his ninth victory of the season. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for Ward.
Blake Comeau, LW, PIT12/18/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Penguins winger Blake Comeau scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Avalanche on Thursday.
Insight: Comeau's score lifted Pittsburgh to a, 1-0, victory. Comeau had a really good game with six shots on net. He has 11 goals and eight assists in 30 games this season.
Calvin Pickard, G, COL12/18/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard had a tremendous game on Thursday, but it still wasn't enough.
Insight: Pickard made 47 saves and helped the Avalanche force overtime in Pittsburgh. The Penguins were knocking on the doorstep for most of the third period and finally broke through in overtime. Pickard is 4-6-1 this season.
Marc-Andre Fleury, G, PIT12/18/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his 34th career shutout on Thursday.
Insight: It was also Fleury's sixth shutout of the season as he continues the best campaign of his career. He stopped all 29 shots he faced and is now second in the league with 18 victories.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT12/18/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby will return on Thursday against the Avalanche.
Insight: Crosby has missed the last three games with the mumps, but he skated with the team Thursday morning and will play. Crosby has 35 points in 27 games and should return to every fantasy lineup.
Jason Pominville, RW, MIN12/17/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored a pretty lucky goal on Wednesday versus the Clippers.
Insight: The puck bounced off Pominville several feet in front of the net and deflected past Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg and into the net. The score tied the game at two halfway through the third period. Boston, however, won, 3-2, in overtime. Pominville has six goals and 14 assists this season.
Loui Eriksson, RW, BOS12/17/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Loui Eriksson scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Boston won, 3-2, against Minnesota.
Insight: Eriksson took a pass from Carl Soderberg in the crease and finished with a goal one minute and 30 seconds into overtime. Eriksson had a goal, an assist and a plus-two rating on Wednesday. He has six goals and 11 assists in 32 games this season.
Craig Anderson, G, OTT12/17/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson recorded his third shutout of the season on Wednesday.
Insight: Anderson stopped all 34 shots he faced as he had his first shutout since early November. Anderson came into the game with a 2.58 GAA and .925 save percentage. He is 7-8-4 this season.
Cory Schneider, G, NJD12/17/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Devils goal Cory Schneider allowed only one goal, but lost, 1-0, versus the Senators.
Insight: Scheider did not have a ton of work, saving 14-of-15 shots on Wednesday, but Kyle Turris beat him on the power play in the first three minutes of the game. Despite the fact New Jersey had more than twice as many shots than Ottawa, they failed to score.
Kyle Turris, C, OTT12/17/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Senators center Kyle Torris scored both goals in Ottawa's, 2-0, victory over New Jersey.
Insight: Turris scored on the power play early in the first period and then added an empty-net goal inside of one-second left in the game. Turris has six goals and 15 assists with a minus-eight rating in 31 games this season.
David Krejci, C, BOS12/17/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci is going to suit up against the Wild on Wednesday.
Insight: Krejci was skating with Milan Lucic and Seth Griffin in warmups. In 11 games, Krejci has three goals and seven assists, so he should be in everyone's lineup.
Devan Dubnyk, G, ARI12/17/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk allowed just one goal during Tuesday's overtime victory against the Oilers.
Insight: He made 31 saves, but continues to backup Mike Smith. Dubnyk is now 6-2-2 with a 2.55 GAA and .922 save percentage.
Ben Scrivens, G, EDM12/17/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens made 42 saves on 44 shots during Tuesday's overtime loss against Arizona.
Insight: It was a tough loss for Scrivens, but he should be avoided everywhere, as he now has a 5-11-4 record with a 3.04 GAA and .894 save percentage.
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.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, EDM12/17/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the team's lone goal during Tuesday's overtime loss to the Coyotes.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal, and now has eight goals and 20 points through 30 games.
Karri Ramo, G, CAL12/17/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Flames goalie Karri Ramo was yanked in the second period during Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.
Insight: Ramo allowed four goals on 13 shots before giving way to Jonas Hiller, who stopped all nine shots. The goaltending situation in Calgary is one to avoid.
Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR12/17/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist extended his winning streak to four games Tuesday against Calgary.
Insight: He allowed two goals and 31 shots. Lundqvist has picked up his play, and is now 13-7-3 with a 2.48 GAA and .912 save percentage.
Jiri Hudler, RW, CAL12/17/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Flames right wing Jiri Hudler scored a goal and had five shots during Tuesday's loss against the Rangers.
Insight: Hudler now has 13 goals and 30 points through 32 games. He has played well, with a plus-seven rating, and is a top-60 option.
Rick Nash, LW, NYR12/17/2014 9:27:00 AM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash continued his strong season during Tuesday's victory against the Flames.
Insight: He scored two goals and had five shots on goal, along with a plus-one rating. Nash now has 20 goals, 33 points, and a plus-13 rating through 29 games. He is a top-20 option.
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI12/17/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews registered a goal and two assists during Tuesday's win versus Minnesota.
Insight: Toews also had four shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. He is now plus-eight overall and has 28 points through 32 games.
Patrick Kane, RW, CHI12/17/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane recorded three points during Tuesday's victoy against the Wild.
Insight: He had a goal and two assists, along with seven shots on goal and a plau-two rating. Kane is on a four-game point streak, and now has 15 goals and 32 points through 32 games.
Nino Niederreiter, RW, MIN12/17/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Wild winger Nino Niederreiter scord during Tuesday's loss to the Blackhawks.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal, and now has 14 goals on the season. Niederreiter should continue to provide owners with goals, but that is about it.
Mike Ribeiro, C, NAS12/16/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Nashville center Mike Ribeiro scored his ninth goal of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: Ribeiro scored within the first two minutes of the third period as Nashville took a, 2-1, lead, but Boston responded with a goal about two minutes later. The Predators eventually won in the shootout. Ribeiro has nine goals and 17 assists with a plus-13 rating this season.
Tuukka Rask, G, BOS12/16/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask took a tough loss in a shootout Tuesday against Nashville.
Insight: He made 38 saves on 40 shots, but it was noit enough. Rask is now 12-9-3 on the season.
Milan Lucic, LW, BOS12/16/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic scored a goal during Tuesday's shootout loss to the Predators.
Insight: It was his fifth goal of the season, and he also had four shots on goal. Lucic has been a bit disappointing, with just 15 points through 31 games. He could be a solid "buy-low" candidate.
Pekka Rinne, G, NAS12/16/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne became the first goal with 20 victories this season.
Insight: Rinne made 33 saves on 35 shots and stopped all three shootout attempts from Boston. Rinne is 20-6-1 and came into the game leading all goalies in GAA and save percentage.
Ondrej Pavelec, G, WIN12/16/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec stopped 27 shots during Tuesday's victory against the Sabres.
Insight: He allowed just one goal, and is now a respectable 10-8-4 overall.
Michal Neuvirth, G, BUF12/16/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth allowed five goals on 36 shots during Tuesday's loss to the Jets.
Insight: Neuvirth should be owned anywhere, as he is now 3-7-1 on the season.
Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL12/16/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Blues right winger Vladimir Tarasenko recorded a hat trick on Tuesday.
Insight: Tarasenko scored three different way with the first goal coming on even strength in the middle of the first period, the second on the power play in the middle of the second and an empty-netter late in the third. Tarasenko has 20 goals and 15 assists with a plus-17 rating in 31 games this season.
Mark Scheifele, C, WIN12/16/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Jets center Mark Scheifele recorded three points during Tuesday's victory against the Sabres.
Insight: he had two goals and an assist, along with five shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a plus-two rating. Scheifele now has six goals and 16 points through 32 games, giving owners a reason to give him a look.
Marian Gaborik, RW, LOS12/16/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Kings left winger Marian Gaborik scored two goals in the loss Tuesday.
Insight: Gaborik still did not post a plus-rating as the Kings as a team had a poor game. Los Angeles lost, 5-2, with the final goal coming with an empty net. Gaborik was the lone bright spot with two scores on three shots.
Jake Allen, G, STLHot12/16/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Blues goalie Jake Allen continued his hot streak with another victory on Tuesday.
Insight: Since getting pulled for Martin Brodeur on Dec. 6, Allen has won his last three starts. He stopped 21-of-23 shots against the Kings on Tuesday. Allen is 11-3-1 this season.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CLB12/16/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky won his seventh straight start on Tuesday.
Insight: The winning streak continues as Bobrovsky recorded his first shutout of the season. Over the last seven games, Bobrovsky has allowed three goals just twice and fewer than two goals three times. For the fantasy owners that waited patiently for Bobrovsky to return, here is your reward.
Tyler Bozak, C, TOR12/16/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak continued his strong season during Tuesday's win against Anaheim.
Insight: Bozak had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-one rating. He is a strong option, with 12 goals and 27 points through 31 games.
Jimmy Howard, G, DET12/16/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard had the rare shutout and loss on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Howard stopped all 29 shots he faced to record his 20th career shutout, but Columbus got the better of him in the shootout. Howard is 13-5-7 this season.
Phil Kessel, RW, TOR12/16/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel had a big game Tuesday against the Ducks.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, and now has 17 goals and 34 points through 31 games. Kessel is one of the top options out there.
Ryan Kesler, C, ANA12/16/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Ducks center Ryan Kesler recorded two points during Tuesday's loss against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist. Kesler has played well in his first season in Anaheim and now has 11 goals and 26 points through 33 games.
Braden Holtby, G, WAS12/16/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby took a tough loss in a shootout on Tuesday night.
Insight: The shootout was as entertaining as it gets, going 20 rounds. Holtby stopped 28-of-29 shots on goal and is now 12-7-5 on the season.
Roberto Luongo, G, FLA12/16/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo allowed just one goal in Tuesday's shootout victory over the Capitals.
Insight: It was an unbelievable ending, as the shootout went 20 rounds. Luongo made 23 saves on 24 shots and is now 11-6-6 overall.
Troy Brouwer, RW, WAS12/16/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored the team's lone goal on Tuesday night.
Insight: He now has nine goals and 15 points through 30 games. Brouwer should be owned everywhere, but owners should beware he is not a consistent player.
Carey Price, G, MON12/16/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Canadiens goaltender Carey Price picked up another win on Tuesday night against Carolina.
Insight: He stopped 25-of-26 shots on goal. Price is now a solid 17-8-1 on the season.
Cam Ward, G, CAR12/16/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed four goals during Tuesday's loss to the Canadiens.
Insight: He faced 29 shots on goal and dropped his record to 8-12-1 overall. There are better options out there.
Alex Galchenyuk, LW, MON12/16/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Canadiens left wing Alex Galchenyuk netted a hat trick during Tuesday's win against the Hurricanes.
Insight: Galchenyuk should be owned everywhere, as he now has nine goals and 21 points through 32 games.
Tyler Johnson, C, TAM12/16/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded two points on Tuesday.
Insight: Johnson scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and then assisted Valtteri Filppula's empty-net goal as Tampa Bay beat Philadelphia, 3-1. Johnson has 10 goals, 23 assists and a plus-19 rating in 33 games this season.
Wayne Simmonds, RW, PHI12/16/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored Philadelphia's only goal on Tuesday as they lost, 3-1.
Insight: The game started great as the Flyers led, 1-0, at the end of the first period with Simmonds goal. Philadelphia nearly added a second goal in the final 10 seconds too. Tampa Bay took over the game after that, scoring two goals in the first seven minutes of the second period. Simmonds has 14 goals and eight assists in 30 games this season.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM12/16/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 18th goal of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: The goal evened the score at one at the beginning of the second period. Tampa Bay added another goal in the period and an empty-netter to win, 3-1. Along with his 18 goals, Stamkos has 17 assists with a plus-one rating.
Ben Bishop, G, TAM12/16/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left Monday's game due to a lower-body injury and is unlikely to play Tuesday.
Insight: While the team waits for a timetable for return they have called up Andrei Vasilevskiy to back up Evgeni Nabokov.
Matt Moulson, LW, BUF12/15/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Sabres left winger Matt Moulson scored a goal in Monday's shootout win against the Senators.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal and a minus-one rating on the night. Moulson now has seven goals and 15 points overall. There are better options out there.
Bobby Ryan, LW, OTT12/15/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Senators winger Bobby Ryan recored a goal, but was also minus-one Monday against Buffalo.
Insight: Ryan now has seven goals and 19 points through 27 games this season. He is a fine option.
Jaroslav Halak, G, NYI12/15/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak earned a shootout victory Monday versus New Jersey.
Insight: He made 26 saves on 28 shots, and raised his record to 16-6-0 overall. Halak has been a pleasant surprise this season.
Scott Gomez, C, NJD12/15/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Devils center Scott Gomez notched two points on Monday night.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and has played well since joing the Devils this season. Gomez has two goals and 6 points through eight games. He is worth a look.
Steve Downie, RW, PIT12/15/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Penguins left winger Steve Downie had a goal and an assist during Monday's victory against the Lightning.
Insight: Downie has played well with Pittsburgh, and now has five goals and 15 points through 30 games.
Nikita Kucherov, RW, TAM12/15/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Nikita Kucherov recorded two points during Monday's loss to the Penguins.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-one rating. Kucherov now has 12 goals, 28 points, and a plus-17 rating though 32 games. The breakout season is on.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT12/14/2014 12:19:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby has the mumps according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Insight: After his tests came back negative on Friday, second tests have apparently said Crosby has the disease spreading through the league. Crosby will miss Monday's game against the Lightning, which is a big loss for fantasy owners, but hopefully he returns shortly after that.
Radim Vrbata, RW, VAN12/14/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Canucks winger Radim Vrbata's stint away from the team's top line was quite short.
Insight: Vancouver moved Vrbata off the first line in Friday's practice, but starting the third period on Saturday, the Canucks had Vrbata back playing with the Sedins. Vrbata should stay there with his 12 goals and 11 assists in 28 games this season.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT12/14/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby is still feeling ill and there is no word yet what is wrong according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Crosby underwent tests for the mumps, which has been spreading around the league, and when the tests came back negative, Crosby practiced Friday. Then on Saturday, he sat out again to undergo further tests. Pittsburgh next plays Tampa Bay on Monday and would really like to have Crosby back, along with all fantasy owners, but Sid's status is up in the air.
Marian Gaborik, RW, LOS12/14/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: Kings left winger Marian Gaborik will play on the third line Sunday.
Insight: Coach Darryl Sutter has played with his lines, and he has decided to move Gaborik and Justin Williams to the third line to play with Anze Kopitar. Gaborik has four goals and four assists in 18 games this season.
Tomas Hertl, C, SJS12/14/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Sharks forward Tomas Hertl scored his seventh goal of the season on Saturday.
Insight: It was the only goal of the game until Joe Thornton added an empty-net score with about a 1:30 left in the third period. Hertl has seven assists and 14 points in 32 games this season.
Pekka Rinne, G, NAS12/14/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne had a great start on Saturday, but his goalie counterpart was even better.
Insight: Rinne made 32 saves and allowed just one goal, but Sharks goalie Antti Niemi stopped all 29 shots he faced. Rinne still has the best numbers in the league with a 1.75 GAA, .937 save percentage and 19 victories.
Antti Niemi, G, SJS12/14/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi stopped all 29 shots he faced in a shutout of the Predators on Saturday.
Insight: That is a great sign for Niemi, who missed the last two starts for an undisclosed injury reason. Niemi is 12-7-3 with a 2.42 GAA and .919 save percentage this season.
Jake Allen, G, STL12/14/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Blues goalie Jake Allen had his best game of the month on Saturday.
Insight: Allen has struggled since Brian Elliott went down with an injury and Martin Brodeur joined the team, so it was nice for him to play well in a victory. Allen made 23 saves on 25 shots as the Blues won, 3-2, in overtime.
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.
Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR12/14/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist had a great Saturday night.
Insight: Lundqvist allowed just one third-period goal on 30 shots to lead the Rangers to a, 5-1, victory over the Canucks. He is 11-7-3 with a 2.63 GAA and .909 save percentage, which is very un-Lundqvist like. Perhaps Saturday will get him going.
Ryan Miller, G, VAN12/14/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller is all the sudden struggling big time.
Insight: An early-season favorite for the Vezina Trophy, Miller has allowed 11 goals over the last three games, and in one of those contests, he played just 25 minutes. His save percentage in that stretch is .820. Hopefully Miller can get back on track with some time off as the Canucks play next on Wednesday.
Mats Zuccarello, LW, NYR12/14/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello scored two goals in the New York rout in Vancouver Saturday.
Insight: Zuccarello scored the final goal of the first and second period as the Rangers led, 5-0, after two periods. They won, 5-1. Zuccarello has six goals and seven assists this season.
Tyler Seguin, C, DAL12/14/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored a goal on Saturday to retake the points lead.
Insight: Earlier Saturday, Jakub Voracek of Philadelphia scored two points to take the league lead. Seguin scored the first goal of the game and then assisted the next goal to retake first place. Seguin has 38 points, including 23 goals, which also leads the league.
Cory Schneider, G, NJD12/14/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Devils goal Cory Schneider did not finish Saturday's game due to a coach's decision.
Insight: New Jersey pulled Schneider after he allowed four goals in the first two periods. He did make 29 saves though, facing 33 shots. Schneider continues to see the most work in the league and is 11-14-3 with a 2.61 GAA and .916 save percentage this season.
Jason Spezza, C, DAL12/14/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Stars coach Lindy Ruff moved Jason Spezza back to the top line with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, and Spezza responded with a goal and an assist on Saturday.
Insight: Spezza assisted Seguin's goal to start the game and then fewer than three minutes later, Seguin assisted Spezza's score. Spezza has six goals and 18 assists this season, and he is a must-start when he is on the top line. Unfortunately, he also comes with a minus-nine rating.
Zach Parise, LW, MIN12/14/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored the game-tying goal on the power play to send Saturday's contest into overtime.
Insight: Parise also had a shootout score to help the Wild win, 4-3. He had a team leading eight shots on net. Parise has 11 goals and 12 assists with a plus-seven rating in 23 games this season.
Devan Dubnyk, G, ARI12/14/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk posted a better save percentage than his opposing goalie but got the loss.
Insight: Dubnyk made 32 saves on 35 shots whereas Nicklas Backstrom had 27 saves on 30 shots, but Backstrom did better in the shootout. Dubnyk has decent numbers, 5-2-2, 2.74 GAA and .917 save percentage, as Mike Smith's backup, but what is frustrating fantasy owners is the fact he has yet to take over the starting role. Dubnyk is 0-2-1 in his last three starts which will not win him the job.
Niklas Backstrom, G, MIN12/14/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves in the, 4-3, shootout victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Insight: Backstrom allowed all three goals and one shootout score but did shut the door on the other two shootout attempts. Backstrom is 5-2-1 this season as Darcy Kuemper's backup.
Frederik Andersen, G, ANA12/13/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen won again on Saturday. 17
Insight: Andersen has won his last six starts as the Ducks are on a seven-game winning streak. Over that streak, Andersen's numbers haven't been that impressive as the Ducks offense has really carried them. Andersen has a .914 save percentage and a 2.40 GAA.


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