Description: Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Montreal defeated Florida, 3-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Pacioretty scored on passes from David Desharnais and P.K. Subban. Pacioretty has 36 goals and 29 assists in 76 games this season. He also has an incredible plus-40 rating, which leads the league.
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson allowed four goals in a start versus the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Insight: This was a rare start for Anderson, who has been replaced by Andrew Hammond in the net. This will not help Anderson's attempt to try and regain his starting role. Fantasy owners should stick with Hammond.
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang went to the hospital to be evaluated after taking a hit from Shane Doan.
Insight: On the same day Pittsburgh regains Patrick Hornqvist and Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins lose Letang. There is no indication as to how serious his injury is, but Letang's history would suggest the Penguins will be extremely cautious.
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored his 10th goal of March on Saturday versus the Lightning.
Insight: As The Sports Network suggested on Wednesday, Abdelkader is a prime waiver wire pickup candidate because he has just been on fire this month. Ten of his 23 goals this season are from March while he also has 23 penalty minutes this month. If owners need those two categories, go pick up Abdelkader.
Description: Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek had two assists in the, 3-2, loss to the Sharks on Saturday.
Insight: Voracek has continued to masterful season as he set up both of Philadelphia's goal versus San Jose. He now has 76 points in 75 games, which is two points behind Sidney Crosby for the NHL lead.
Description: Flyers goaltender Steve Mason had a terrific game despite the, 3-2, shootout loss to the Sharks on Saturday.
Insight: Mason stopped 42 of 44 shots in regulation and overtime and only allowed two goals on five attempts in the shootout. Philadelphia, though, only scored one goal on five shootout attempts. Mason is 15-18-10 this season.
Description: Sharks goalie Alex Stalock made just 16 saves on 18 shots, but he did get the victory over the Flyers in a shootout.
Insight: Conversely, Flyers goaltender Steve Mason faced 44 shots and stopped 42 of them. The Sharks won the shootout on Brent Burns' goal in the fifth round. Stalock is 7-7-1 this season as Antti Niemi's backup.
Description: Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen allowed two goals in the, 3-2, victory over the Islanders on Saturday.
Insight: Andersen has won two straight games since the debacle where he allowed three goals on seven shots in New York. In the second period on Saturday, Andersen helped the Ducks kill a long 5-on-3 Islanders power play. He is 33-11-5 this season.
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist did not do well in his return to the ice on Saturday.
Insight: Lundqvist allowed four goals on 30 shots in the, 4-2, loss to the Bruins. It looked like obvious rust as Lundqvist yielded all those goals in the first 26 minutes of the game. Owners have nothing to worry about with him.
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic had a pair of goals in the, 4-2, victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: This was a huge victory for Boston, who has moved back into the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but Ottawa was played two fewer games and is just two points behind Boston. The Bruins have just seven games remaining. Lucic has 17 goals, 25 assists, plus-12 rating and 79 penalty minutes this season.
Description: Predators center Filip Forsberg had a goal and two assists with a plus-two rating in the, 4-3, victory over the Islanders on Saturday.
Insight: Forsberg scored the third Nashville goal of the first period. He assisted Mike Fisher's score earlier in the period. Forsberg then assisted Mike Ribeiro's goal in the second stanza. Forsberg has 23 goals and 36 assists in 76 games this season.
Description: Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin returned to the ice on Saturday versus the Coyotes and picked up two assists.
Insight: Malkin finished minus-one, but he was second only to Sidney Crosby with five shots on net in the game. Both of Malkin's assists came on the power play. Malkin has averaged more than a point per game, however, he hasn't played enough games to stay in the points race. Malkin has 70 points while Crosby leads the league with 78.
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith made 43 saves in the, 3-2, loss to the Penguins on Saturday.
Insight: Smith is not really fantasy relevant, but if owners in deep leagues have been forced to use him he is at least racking up the saves. Smith is 2-4-0 in his last six starts, but he has at least 35 saves in each start. He is 13-38-5 this season.
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby recorded three points in Pittsburgh's, 3-2, victory over Arizona on Saturday.
Insight: The Penguins have had a tough March, but not to the fault of Crosby. He has five goals and 11 assists in the month and has retake the NHL lead in points with 78. For how little Pittsburgh has scored this month as a team, fantasy owners should be very takeful Crosby has still managed to be productive.
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal recorded three points during Thursday's win over the Penguins.
Insight: He had a goal and two assists, along with five shots and a plus-one rating on the night. Staal now has 20 goals and 47 points through 68 games this season. Jay McClement, Ryan Murphy, and Alexander Semin also tallied for Carolina.
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds will miss the rest of the season with a fractured left leg.
Insight: The injury occurred during Wednesday's win over Chicago, and Simmonds even scored the opening goal of the game. He ends the season with 28 goals, 50 points, 66 penalty minutes, and 24 power-play points through 75 games.
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will dress for Thursday's game versus the Senators according to the Bergen Record.
Insight: Normally third-string goaltender Mackenzie Skapski has been sent back to the AHL, so that means the Rangers are making a spot for Lundqvist. He will probably be the backup on Thursday and then start on either Saturday or Sunday.
Description: Canucks center Henrik Sedin had a goal and two assists in the, 5-2, victory over the Jets on Tuesday.
Insight: Sedin had an assist on Yannick Weber's power-play goal and Radim Vrbata's score in the second period. Then Sedin scored an empty-netter. He has 17 goals and 48 assists in 73 games this season.
Description: Jets right winger Blake Wheeler scored in the, 5-3, loss to the Canucks on Tuesday.
Insight: It was a one score game until Vancouver scored two empty-net goals in the final minute. Wheeler's goal came on even strength. With this loss and the Kings victory over the Rangers, Los Angeles is two points behind Winnipeg for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference, and the Kings have played one fewer game. Wheeler has 23 goals and 34 assists with a plus-24 rating this season.
Description: Canucks winger Radim Vrbata had two goals and an assist in the, 5-2, victory over the Jets on Tuesday.
Insight: Vrbata was all over the ice, leading his team with seven shots on net. No one else for Vancouver even had five. All three of Vrbata's points came at even strength. He has 29 goals and 27 assists in 70 games this season.
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored a goal and an assist in the overtime loss to the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Insight: Detroit never led in the game, but they also never trailed by more than one as Arizona and Detroit alternated on nine goals. Abdelkader scored in the second period and then assisted Gustav Nyquist's power-play goal to tie it at four. Abdelkader has been very good in March with eight goals and two assists this month.
It was a power-play goal and his 20th of the season. Abdelkader also had an assist, seven shots, four penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Erik Cole also tallied for Detroit.
Description: Coyotes center Mark Arcobello scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift Arizona over Detroit, 5-4.
Insight: Arcobello's goal was unassisted as he simply beat Red Wings defeseman Marek Zidlicky and with his long reach Arcobello beat goaltender Jimmy Howard stick side. Arcobello had two goals and an assist in the game. He has 15 goals and 11 assists in 69 games this season.
Description: Blue Jackets winger Scott Hartnell registered a hat trick on Tuesday versus the Ducks.
Insight: Hartnell has just been on fire lately. He led the team with five shots on net Tuesday. Hartnell has five goals in the last five games and 11 this month. He has 25 goals and 28 assists this season.
Description: Ducks center Ryan Kesler scored in the, 5-3, loss to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
Insight: Kesler had three shots on net, scoring on the power play in the first period. Anaheim actually took a, 2-0, lead and then lead, 3-2, but Columbus scored the final three goals of the game. Kesler has 19 goals and 27 assists in 75 games this season.
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello scored a goal during Tuesday's loss to the Kings.
Insight: Zuccarello also had two shots on goal and a minus-one rating on the night. He now has 13 goals, 44 points, 37 penalty minutes, and a plus-18 rating overall. Kevin Hayes also tallied for the Rangers.
Description: Kings center Jeff Carter scored a goal during Tuesday's victory against the Rangers.
Insight: Carter has had a solid campaign, with 26 goals, 54 points, 28 penalty minutes, and a plus-five rating through 73 games. Marion Gaborik, Jake Muzzin, and Robin Regehr also scored for Los Angeles.
Description: Stars center Cody Eakin scored the game-winning goal in the, 4-3, victory over the Sabres on Monday.
Insight: It was a beautiful goal. Eakin actually fell down, but when he got up, he broke for the slot. John Klingberg made a wonderful pass and Eakin scored easily. Eakin has 17 goals and 17 assists in 69 games this season.
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had a goal and an assist in the, 2-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Insight: Vanek assisted Charlie Coyle's goal in the first period and then scored in the third period to give Minnesota a, 2-0, lead. The goal turned out to be the game-winner. vanek has 19 goals and 30 assists in 72 games this season.
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier had a decent game versus the Wild, but he still lost, 2-1.
Insight: It's just been a bad season overall for the Toronto Maple Leafs. It would probably be best for all fantasy owners to forget about owning anyone on this team. Despite just allowing two goals on Monday, Bernier dropped to 20-26-6 on the season.
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk allowed just one goal and made 35 saves in the, 2-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Insight: Dubnyk did not allow that goal until about six minutes left in the third period. We are running out of accolades for this guy. He has won four of his last five games and 22 games since Jan. 15. Dubnyk is 32-11-3 this season.
Description: Senators left winger Mike Hoffman had a goal and two assists in the, 5-2, victory over the Sharks on Monday.
Insight: Hoffman has been slumping a bit lately as he had just two goals and two assists in March before Monday. The three points versus the Sharks is hopefully a sign he has things turning around for good. Hoffman has 26 goals and 20 assists in his rookie season.
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored his 35th goal of the season as San Jose lost to Ottawa, 5-2, on Monday.
Insight: Pavelski, however, was minus-two in the game. He did have seven shots on net to lead all Sharks skaters. Pavelski has 31 assists with his 35 goals and a plus-11 rating in 73 games this season.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond continues to dominant the NHL.
Insight: Hammond is 14-0-1 in his first 15 starts in the NHL. Entering Monday's game versus the Sharks, he had a 1.65 GAA and .947 save percentage. Ottawa beat San Jose, 5-2, and Hammond made 29 saves in the victory.
Description: Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin allowed two goals and lost to the Blackhawks, 3-1, on Monday.
Insight: The last Chicago goal came with an empty net. Khudobin shouldn't be on many fantasy hockey teams as he is 8-15-5 this season and came into Monday with a 2.64 GAA and .903 save percentage in 31 games this season.
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar registered a goal and two assists with a plus-two rating on Monday versus the Devils.
Insight: Kopitar assisted Los Angeles' first two goals in the first period with Tyler Toffoli's score coming on the power play. Then Kopitar scored in the third period. He has 15 goals and 42 assists in 69 games this season.