Description: Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy had a goal and an assist in the, 4-3, victory over the Predators on Thursday.
Insight: Leddy picked up a power-play point, assisting Anders Lee's goal on the man advantage and then scored himself in the third. Leddy has eight goals and 18 assists with a plus-17 rating in 66 games this season.
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is in a real slump.
Insight: Rinne allowed four goals again on Thursday. He has allowed at least three goals in his last four starts, all loses. In his last seven starts, Rinne is 1-5-1. Strangely, Rinne won five starts in a row before that. Rinne has still been superb this season, but he is losing his chance at the Vezina Trophy.
Description: Bruins winger Loui Eriksson was Boston's best skater on the ice Thursday versus the Flames.
Insight: Eriksson led the team with seven shots on net and scored the game-tying goal in the third period. After eight rounds in the shootout, however, Tuukka Rask allowed a goal and Boston lost, 4-3. Eriksson has 15 goals and 21 assists in 62 games this season.
Description: Flames left winger Jiri Hudler scored a goal and an assist as Calgary defeated Boston, 4-3, in a very long shootout.
Insight: Hudler assisted Sean Monahan's goal on the power play in the first period. Then in the second, Hudler scored on passes from Mikael Backlund and Dennis Wideman. Hudler has 21 goals and 31 assists in 61 games this season.
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a decent game versus the Wild on Thursday, but he and Washington lost, 2-1.
Insight: Holtby made 28 saves on 30 shots. He is 31-16-9 and came into Thursday with a 2.17 GAA, .925 save percentage and seven shutouts. Holtby is in the top six among goaltenders in each of those categories.
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk beat the high-flying Washington Capitals, 2-1, on Thursday.
Insight: Washington didn't have Alex Ovechkin, but it was still impressive. Dubnyk made 24 saves in the victory. It is getting a bit redundant, but you can't say enough about how well Dubnyk has played since he joined Minnesota. He 16-3-2 and nine starts with one or zero goals allowed since the Wild acquired him on Jan. 14.
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will be a game-time decision Thursday.
Insight: Ovechkin is proving to be the most valuable fantasy hockey player during the 2014-15 season. He leads the league in goals (43), is tied for the lead in points and has improved his defense under new head coach Barry Trotz, which has resulted in a plus-12 rating.
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot had a nice game, making 29 saves versus the Red Wings, but lost, 2-1.
Insight: Talbot gave up a power-play goal a couple minutes into overtime. Talbot is now 13-6-4. Although starter Henrik Lundqvist is getting closer, there is still no timetable for his return, so Talbot is the guy.
Description: Red Wings defenseman Marek Zidlicky scored the game-winning goal in his Detroit debut versus the Rangers on Wednesday.
Insight: Zidlicky scored a "dirty" power-play goal in overtime. With a crowd in front of Cam Talbot, Zidlicky's shot took a funny hop and bounced over Talbot, hit his back and went into the net. The Red Wings won, 2-1. Zidlicky has five goals and 19 assists in 64 games this season.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond made 35 saves as he continues to impress fantasy owners.
Insight: Hammond has made the last seven starts for Ottawa and is 6-0-1 in the stretch. All the sudden, the Senators are only four points out of the last playoff spot. Hammond made 35 saves on Wednesday and allowed just one third period goal in the, 3-1, victory.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond lost his first game of the season on Tuesday although it was a, 3-2, shootout loss to the Wild.
Insight: Hammond took over in net on Feb. 16 and promptly won his first five starts, leading Ottawa on a five-game winning streak. The Senators have picked up 16 points in their last 10 games to stay alive in the playoff race. If owners need goalie help, Hammond can provide some.
Description: Wild defenseman Matt Dumba scored a pair of goals in Minnesota's, 3-2, shootout victory over the Senators on Tuesday.
Insight: Dumba was second on the team with five shots on net. He had just four goals coming into the game, so he isn't really fantasy relevant. Dumba now has six goals and four assists in 39 games this season.
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk made 31 saves in Tuesday's, 3-2, shootout victory over the Senators.
Insight: Dubnyk has made 21 straight starts, a franchise record, but has not slowed down at all. He has allowed just nine goals in the last six games and is 16-3-1 since joining the Wild. Dubnyk is the waiver wire pickup of the season.
Description: In one of the most bizarre moments hockey fans have seen in recent memory, the Florida Panthers played musical chairs with their goaltenders on Tuesday.
Insight: Robert Luongo started the game but suffered an upper-body injury after taking a puck in the right shoulder and side of the head according to cbssports.com. He finished the first period, and backup Al Montoya replaced him to start the second. Montoya, however, was then injured 22 seconds into the third period on Toronto's game-tying goal. Montoya left for the dressing room, which left the Panthers with no goalie. Forwards Scottie Upshall and Derek MacKenzie were prepared to suit up and take the net, but after an 11-minute delay, Luongo came back to finish the game. The important thing is that for fantasy owners, Luongo stopped all 19 shots he faced Tuesday. For more on this crazy story, check out cbcsports.com.
Description: Maple Leafs center Peter Holland scored the game-winning goal in the third period as Toronto defeated Florida, 3-2, on Tuesday.
Insight: Perhaps this victory will allow the Maple Leafs to forget about Phil Kessel ranting to the media and TSN posting a fan tweet joking about Joffrey Lupul sleeping with Dion Phaneuf's wife. Unlikely, though, as it's been a rough season in Toronto. The Maple Leafs scored two goals in the final period to erase a one-goal deficit versus the Panthers. Holland had 10 goals and 10 assists in 54 games this season.
Description: Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was unimpressive in his return to the net on Tuesday.
Insight: Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 32 shots versus the Capitals. He was making his first start since Jan. 21. At this point, fantasy owners cannot expect much from Bobrovsky the rest of the season. Columbus has lost seven in a row, sit in last place in the Metropolitan Division, and Bobrovsky cannot stay healthy.
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and winger Alex Ovechkin continue to be a deadly combination as Backstrom assisted both of Ovechkin's goals on Tuesday.
Insight: Backstrom and Ovechkin are currently tied for the league lead with 67 points, but that seems to be changing by the hour. Still, it is very impressive that 65 games into the season two teammates have combined to score over 130 points. One of Backstrom's assists on Tuesday came on the power play.
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin continued his magical season as he scored a pair of goals in the, 5-3, victory over the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
Insight: Ovechkin is proving to be the most valuable fantasy hockey player during the 2014-15 season. He leads the league in goals (43), and has improved his defense under new head coach Barry Trotz, which has resulted in a plus-12 rating. Ovechkin has continued to produce in penalty minutes (44), and is deadly on the power play. He added another goal on the man advantage Tuesday and leads the league with 19 power-play goals. At the moment, Ovechkin is also tied for the league lead in points (67), with his teammate Nicklas Backstrom.
Description: Blue Jackets winger Scott Hartnell scored a pair of goals in the, 5-3, loss to the Capitals on Tuesday.
Insight: Hartnell was tied for the team lead with six shots on net. One of his goals on Tuesday came on the power play. Hartnell has 16 goals and 27 assists with 88 penalty minutes in 58 games this season.
Description: Flyers center Sean Couturier jump started a Philadelphia comeback that ultimately fell short versus the Flames on Tuesday.
Insight: Philadelphia trailed, 2-0, going into the third period, but tied the game with goals from Couturier and Mark Streit. Flames winger Jiri Hudler won the game in overtime. Couturier has 13 goals with 16 assists this season.
Description: Flames netminder Karri Ramo broke his streak of allowing just one goal per game on Tuesday, but he did pick up the victory over the Flyers.
Insight: Ramo allowed two goals in the third period as Philadelphia tied the game at two, but Jiri Hudler won it in overtime for Calgary. Ramo has allowed just five goals in his last four starts, but he is 2-2-0 over that stretch.
Description: Flames left winger Jiri Hudler had the game-winning goal in overtime and an assist in the, 3-2, victory over the Flyers on Tuesday.
Insight: Hudler scored the game-winner on even strength one minute and 23 seconds into overtime. Hudler also assisted Sean Monahan's first-period goal. Hudler has 20 goals and 30 assists in 60 games this season.
Description: Predators center Mike Fisher scored his team's only goal in their loss to the Devils on Tuesday. Nashville has now lost four games in a row.
Insight: Fisher recorded four shots on net, which was third on the team. He scored on even strength in the second period. Fisher has 16 goals and 18 assists with a plus-12 rating in 44 games this season.
Description: Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk will set a franchise record with his 21st straight start on Tuesday.
Insight: Who would have thought that Dubnyk versus Andrew Hammond of the Senators would be one of the best goaltender matchups of the night? Dubnyk is 15-3-1 and has allowed just 32 goals since being traded to Minnesota.
Description: Sabres goalie Andres Lindback had a decent Buffalo debut, making 32 saves on 35 shots, but his team failed to score and lost, 3-0.
Insight: Buffalo recently acquired Lindback from the Dallas Stars. Lindback and Chad Johnson, the former Islanders' backup goaltender will likely split the starts moving forward, but it is not recommended to use either one. The Sabres have more than twice as many losses than victories.
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored a goal during Monday's win over the Predators.
Insight: Nash also managed four shots on goal and a plus-two rating on the night. He now has 38 goals, 59 points, and a plus-24 rating through 61 games. Chris Kreider, Dominic Moore, and Marc Staal also tallied for New York.
Description: Ducks winger Corey Perry scored his 27th goal of the season on Sunday night.
Insight: Perry continues to produce for fantasy owners, however he actually has not lived up to expectations this season. After coming into 2014-15 as the third-ranked player, he is just a top-60 option at the moment.
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin recorded three points during Sunday's victory over the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, along with six shots and a plus-two rating. Ovechkin is the running for fantasy MVP, with 41 goals, 65 points, 44 penalty minutes, and a plus-11 rating through 64 games.
Description: Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin finished with three points during Sunday's victory against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, along with six shots on goal. Malkin now has 26 goals, 64 points, and 60 penalty minutes through 57 games this season. Steve Downie, David Perron, and Derrick Pouliot also tallied for Pittsburgh.
Description: Panthers Right winger Jaromir Jagr gave the fans what they wanted to see on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: After going pointless in his Florida debut, Jagr recorded a goal and an assist, along with three shots on goal. He is worthy of a roster spot with 12 goals, 30 points, and 42 penalty minutes. Jagr will also continue to skate on the top line.
Description: Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman recorded two points during Sunday's 4-3 loss against the Panthers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots, two penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Stralman now has five goals, 32 points, 22 penalty minutes, and a plus-21 rating through 64 games. Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson also scored for Tampa Bay.
Description: Jets left wing Andrew Ladd a big game on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: He helped defeat the Kings by scoring twice, and also had seven shots, one penalty minute, and a plus-one rating. Ladd has had a big campaign, with 22 goals, 52 points, 67 penalty minutes, and a plus-14 rating through 64 games.
Description: The Rangers have acquired defenseman Keith Yandle from Arizona.
Insight: This is a massive deal, and will improve Yandle's fantasy value immediately. He already had four goals and 41 points this season but a poor minus-32 rating as well. His plus/minus ratio should improve right away. Anthony Duclair, John Moore, and draft picks went to the Coyotes.
Description: Wild right wing Justin Fontaine scored a goal and an assist in the, 3-1, victory over the Avalanche on Saturday.
Insight: Fontaine assisted Erik Haula's goal in the first period and then Fontaine gave Minnesota the lead for good, scoring midway through the second period. Fontaine has eight goals and 14 assists with a plus-11 rating in 52 games this season.
Description: Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk played excellent again, holding Colorado to just one goal in the, 3-1, victory on Saturday.
Insight: Dubnyk made 33 saves versus Colorado. In February, Dubnyk was 11-2-1 with a .939 save percentage and three shutouts. Since joining the Wild on Jan. 15, Dubnyk has five shutouts. He is perhaps the best fantasy hockey waiver wire pickup this season.
Description: Blues center Paul Stastny registered two points in a strong defensive battle versus the Oilers on Saturday.
Insight: Stastny assisted Dmitrij Jaskin's goal in the first period and then scored the game-winner in the third period. St. Louis won, 2-1. Stastny led the team with five shots on net. He has 12 goals and 24 assists with a plus-11 rating in 54 games this season.
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens turned in a solid effort on Saturday night, but he still didn't win as Edmonton dropped a close one to St. Louis, 2-1.
Insight: Edmonton tied the game at one with Justin Schultz's goal in the second period, but Paul Stastny scored the game-winner with a little over five minutes remaining in the third period. Scrivens stopped 25-of-27 shots and has actually stopped 58 of the last 61 shots he has faced. Scrivens, however, is just 12-20-7 this season with a 2.92 GAA and .898 save percentage.
Description: Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson scored a goal and an assist versus the Sharks on Saturday.
Insight: Karlsson scored both his points on the power play, notching the game in the second period and then assisting Mike Hoffman's goal. Ottawa came back to beat San Jose, 4-2. Karlsson has 15 goals and 32 assists in 60 games this season.
Description: Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored a goal in San Jose's loss to Ottawa on Saturday.
Insight: Marleau scored on the power play to give the Sharks a, 2-1, lead, but the Senators scored three unanswered goals in the final period to win, 4-2. Marleau has 14 goals and 31 assists but is also minus-16 in 63 games this season.
Description: Senators left winger Mike Hoffman scored a pair of goals in the, 4-2, victory over the Sharks on Saturday.
Insight: Hoffman assisted Erik Karlsson's goal on the power play in the second period and then scored his pair of goals in the third. Hoffman's scores were on the power play and an empty-netter. He finished February with six goals and seven assists. Hoffman has 39 points on the season.
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason stood on his head at times as he beat the Rangers, 4-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Mason allowed a weird goal from outside the blue line seven seconds into the game, but it was disallowed. Philadelphia erased a, 2-1, deficit to take a, 3-2, lead early in the third period. Mason had to make 16 saves to keep the one goal margin. He is now 12-13-7 this season.
Description: Canadiens center David Desharnais scored a pair of goals in the, 4-0, victory over the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Insight: Desharnais scored both of his goals in the final period as insurance. Not that Carey Price needed it, who has allowed more than two goals just once in his last 10 starts. Desharnais has 11 goals and 27 assists with a plus-22 rating this season.
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist in the, 4-1, victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Insight: Marchand scored in the first period and then assisted Patrice Bergeron's goal in the second period. Defenseman Zdeno Chara had a goal and an assist in the game as well. Marchand has 18 goals and 16 assists in 57 games this season.
Description: Coyotes left wing Martin Erat scored Arizona's only goal as they lost, 4-1, to the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
Insight: Erat scored in the third period to help Arizona avoid the shutout. He has nine goals and 20 assists in 61 games this season, but his minus-16 rating makes him nearly unownable in standard leagues.
Description: Sabres center Cody Hodgson scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's loss to the Panthers.
Insight: Hodgson scored and assisted Andrej Meszaros' goal in the first period as the Sabres jumped out to a, 2-0, lead. Florida, however, scored three unanswered goals in the second period and then the final two goals to win, 5-3. Hodgson has four goals and seven assists in 59 games this season.
Description: Panthers center Brandon Pirri scored a pair of goals as Florida came back to defeat Buffalo, 5-3.
Insight: Pirri had a game-high nine shots on goal. That's more shots on net than Buffalo's entire team had in the second and third period combined. Pirri has 11 goals and two assists in 29 games this season.