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Nick Leddy, D, NYI3/5/2015 11:15:00 PM
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.
John Tavares, C, NYI3/5/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares scored a goal and an assist in the, 4-3, victory over the Predators on Thursday.
Insight: Taraves started the scoring with a goal and then assisted Anders Lee's power-play goal. Tavares has 30 goals and 35 assists in 66 games this season.
Pekka Rinne, G, NAS3/5/2015 10:41:00 PM
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.
Jonathan Huberdeau, C, FLA3/5/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau scored his 10th goals of the season on Thursday.
Insight: Huberdeau has 28 assists to go with his 10 scores. His goal on Thursday versus the Stars gave Florida a, 3-2, lead but the Panthers lost in a shootout, 4-3.
Ryan Callahan, RW, TAM3/5/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Lightning winger Ryan Callahan scored a goal in the, 4-2, victory over the Maple Leafs on Thursday.
Insight: Callahan led the team with five shots on net. He has 21 goals and 25 assists in 61 games this season.
Richard Panik, RW, TAM3/5/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing Richard Panik scored in the, 4-2, loss to the Lightning on Thursday.
Insight: Panik has 10 goals and four assists this season, so he isn't really fantasy relevant.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM3/5/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos had a pair of assists with three shots on net versus the Maple Leafs on Thursday.
Insight: Stamkos assisted Ryan Callahan's goal in the first period and then Alex Killorn's power-play score. Stamkos has 36 goals and 25 assists in 66 games this season.
Loui Eriksson, RW, BOS3/5/2015 10:09:00 PM
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.
Jiri Hudler, RW, CAL3/5/2015 10:07:00 PM
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.
Curtis Glencross, LW, CAL3/5/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Washington left wing Curtis Glencross scored his first goals as a member of the Capitals on Thursday.
Insight: Glencross has five shots on net in two games with Washington. He has 10 goals and 19 assists in 55 games this season.
Jason Pominville, RW, MIN3/5/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored a pair of goals in the third period to lift Minnesota over Washington, 2-1.
Insight: Pominville led the team with five shots on net and finished plus-two. Zach Parise assisted both of Pominville's goals. Pominville has 15 goals and 29 assists in 64 games this season.
Braden Holtby, G, WAS3/5/2015 9:58:00 PM
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.
Devan Dubnyk, G, MINHot3/5/2015 9:55:00 PM
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.
Steve Mason, G, PHI3/5/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason picked up another victory, making 28 saves versus the Blues on Thursday.
Insight: Mason is 8-2-2 since Jan. 6 with one shutout over that span. It's too bad he hasn't been able to stay healthy this season. He is just 13-13-8 on the season.
Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL3/5/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz scored the team's lone goal versus the Flyers on Thursday.
Insight: Schwartz has 21 goals and 27 assists in 57 games this season. He is also supporting a plus-13 rating.
Wayne Simmonds, RW, PHIHot3/5/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored the game-winning goal on Thursday versus the Blues.
Insight: Simmonds scored in the third period as the Flyers had three unanswered goals in the period to win, 3-1. Simmonds has 26 goals and 18 assists in 65 games this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS3/5/2015 7:05:00 PM
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will not play versus the Wild on Thursday.
Insight: Ovechkin is out with a lower-body injury. It's a rare absence as Ovechkin has played in the last 96 games. He has 43 goals and 67 points in 65 games this season.
Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS3/5/2015 2:25:00 PM
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.
Jimmy Howard, G, DET3/4/2015 11:27:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard made 39 saves in the, 2-1, overtime victory versus the Rangers on Wednesday.
Insight: Howard was making his first start since Feb. 26. He was just superb in a game between two of the best teams in the eastern conference. Howard is now 19-8-9 this season.
Cam Talbot, G, NYR3/4/2015 11:25:00 PM
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.
Marek Zidlicky, D, MIN3/4/2015 11:23:00 PM
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.
Andrew Hammond, G, OTT3/4/2015 11:19:00 PM
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.
Michael Frolik, RW, WIN3/4/2015 11:17:00 PM
Description: Jets winger Michael Frolik scored Winnipeg's only goal in the, 3-1, loss to the Senators on Wednesday.
Insight: Frolik was tied for the team-high with four shots on goal. Frolik has 14 goals and 20 assists in 65 games this season.
Kyle Turris, C, OTT3/4/2015 11:15:00 PM
Description: Senators center Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist versus the Jets on Wednesday.
Insight: Turris scored in the first period and then assisted Erik Condra's goal in the second period. Ottawa beat Winnipeg, 3-1. Turris has 16 goals and 29 assists in 62 games this season.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW, DET3/4/2015 2:16:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg has been cleared to play on Wednesday.
Insight: Zetterberg has missed the past four games after being punched in the head by Jamie Benn. Get him active in all lineups.
Jonathan Quick, G, LOS3/4/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick allowed two goals in a win Tuesday against the Oilers.
Insight: Quick faced 23 shots on goal, and is now 26-17-10 with a 2.39 GAA and .914 save percentage.
Teddy Purcell, RW, EDM3/4/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Oilers winger Teddy Purcell scored a goal during Tuesday's loss versus Los Angeles.
Insight: Purcell is not a worthy option, with nine goals, 28 points, and a dreadful minus-27 rating through 64 games this season.
Andrew Cogliano, C, ANA3/4/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Ducks center Andrew Cogliano scored twice on Tuesday night.
Insight: He did so in a win over Arizona, and also had a plus-one rating on the night. Cogliano now has 12 goals and 23 points through 66 games.
Anders Lee, C, NYI3/4/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Islanders winger Anders Lee scored a goal during Tuesday's loss against the Stars.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Bailey now has 21 goals, 32 points, and a plus-11 rating through 54 games.
Cody Eakin, C, DAL3/4/2015 11:17:00 AM
Description: Dallas center Cody Eakin recorded two points, including the game-winner in overtime Tuesday versus the Islanders.
Insight: Eakin now has 15 goals and 30 points through 61 games. He can be kept on the wire, as there are better options out there.
Andrew Hammond, G, OTT3/3/2015 11:28:00 PM
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.
Matt Dumba, D, MIN3/3/2015 11:27:00 PM
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.
Jonathan Bernier, G, TOR3/3/2015 11:25:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier was superb in Tuesday's, 3-2, victory over the Panthers
Insight: Bernier made 40 saves on 42 shots for a .952 save percentage. He is 19-19-5 this season.
Devan Dubnyk, G, MINHot3/3/2015 11:25:00 PM
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.
Roberto Luongo, G, FLA3/3/2015 11:23:00 PM
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.
Peter Holland, C, TOR3/3/2015 11:22:00 PM
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.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM3/3/2015 11:21:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 36th goal of the season on Tuesday versus the Sabres.
Insight: Stamkos started the Tampa Bay scoring as they beat Buffalo, 3-0. He led the team with seven shots on net. In addition to 36 goals, Stamkos has 23 assists this season.
Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TAM3/3/2015 11:18:00 PM
Description: Backup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 28 shots he faced versus the Sabres on Tuesday.
Insight: It was Vasilevskiy's first shutout of the season. He is now 5-3-1 but doesn't get enough starts to be fantasy relevant besides occasionally in daily leagues.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CLB3/3/2015 10:26:00 PM
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.
Nicklas Backstrom, C, WASHot3/3/2015 10:25:00 PM
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.
Alex Ovechkin, RW, WASHot3/3/2015 10:23:00 PM
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.
Scott Hartnell, RW, CLB3/3/2015 10:23:00 PM
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.
Sean Couturier, C, PHI3/3/2015 10:22:00 PM
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.
Karri Ramo, G, CAL3/3/2015 10:22:00 PM
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.
Jiri Hudler, RW, CAL3/3/2015 10:20:00 PM
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.
Mike Cammalleri, LW, NJD3/3/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri scored an empty-netter to seal Tuesday's, 3-1, victory over the Predators.
Insight: Mark Fraser assisted Cammalleri's goal. He has 24 goals and 10 assists in 52 games this season. Cammalleri leads the team in goals and points.
Mike Fisher, C, NAS3/3/2015 10:18:00 PM
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.
Cory Schneider, G, NJD3/3/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Devils goaltender Cory Schneider made 33 saves in the, 3-1, victory over the Predators on Tuesday.
Insight: Schneider has allowed fewer than three goals in 15 of his last 17 games. He also has two shutouts over that span. Schneider is now 24-23-6 this season.
Devan Dubnyk, G, MINHot3/3/2015 8:08:00 PM
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.
Braydon Coburn, D, TAM3/3/2015 8:06:00 PM
Description: Newly acquired Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn will play alongside Jason Garrison in his Tampa Bay debut on Tuesday.
Insight: Coburn and Garrison will be the Lightning's second defensive unit. Coburn had a goal, eight assists and a minus-one rating with Philadelphia this season, so he isn't fantasy relevant.
Anders Lindback, G, BUF3/3/2015 11:20:00 AM
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.
Cam Talbot, G, NYR3/2/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot continued to fill in nicely for the injured Henrik Lundqvist.
Insight: Talbot allowed just one goal and 26 total shots, and improved his record to 13-6-3 in a win Monday over Nashville. Talbot should be active everywhere until Lundqvist returns.
Pekka Rinne, G, NAS3/2/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne allowed three goals on Monday night.
Insight: He did so in a loss against the Rangers. Rinne is still having a remarkable season, and is now 35-11-3 overall.
Rick Nash, LW, NYR3/2/2015 9:45:00 PM
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.
Matt Cullen, LW, NAS3/2/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Nashville forward Matt Cullen scored the team's lone goal during Monday's loss against the Rangers.
Insight: He also had two shots on goals and two penalty minutes as well. Cullen is not a relevant option, with seven goals and 20 points through 49 points this season.
Mark Giordano, D, CAL3/2/2015 7:01:00 PM
Description: Flames defenseman Mark Giordano will miss the remainder of the season.
Insight: He will undergo surgery on a torn biceps tendon and will need four-to-five months to recover. It is a devestating blow, as Giordano was second among defensemen, with 48 points.
Keith Yandle, D, NYR3/2/2015 6:38:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle will make his team-debut on Monday night.
Insight: No surprise here. Look for Yandle to produce big numbers in New York.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA3/1/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf hit the 20-goal mark for the second consecutive season.
Insight: Getzlaf is a borderline top-30 option in standard leagues these days. However, after coming into the season as the sixth-ranked player, fantasy owners have expected a little more.
Corey Perry, RW, ANA3/1/2015 10:43:00 PM
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.
Patrick Eaves, RW, DAL3/1/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Dallas winger Patrick Eaves returned to the lineup on Sunday, and scored a goal.
Insight: It was his first game since Feb. 13, and while it was nice for him to get the tally, Eaves can be left on the waiver wire, as he is barely a top-600 player.
James Reimer, G, TOR3/1/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer allowed three goals during Sunday's loss against the Capitals.
Insight: Reimer faced 31 total shots, and lowered his record to 7-14-0. In no way should he be owned anywhere.
Braden Holtby, G, WAS3/1/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby recorded a shutout Sunday versus Toronto.
Insight: Holtby continued his stellar season by stopping all 29 shots on goal. He is now 30-15-9 overall.
Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS3/1/2015 9:40:00 PM
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.
Marc-Andre Fleury, G, PIT3/1/2015 8:14:00 PM
Description: Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury picked up another win on Sunday.
Insight: He defeated Columbus for his 29th victory of the season. Fleury is now 29-13-6 overall, and has been better than expected in 2014-15.
Curtis McElhinney, G, CLB3/1/2015 8:13:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney allowed five goals on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: He faced 41 total shots in a loss to the Penguins, and is now 10-13-2 overall.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT3/1/2015 8:11:00 PM
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.
Jaromir Jagr, RW, FLA3/1/2015 8:07:00 PM
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.
Anton Stralman, D, TAM3/1/2015 8:05:00 PM
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.
Andrew Ladd, LW, WIN3/1/2015 8:00:00 PM
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.
Jeff Carter, C, LOS3/1/2015 7:57:00 PM
Description: Kings center Jeff Carter scored both of the team's goals during Sunday's loss against the Jets.
Insight: Carter also had three shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the day. He now has 20 goals, 48 points, and 26 penalty minutes through 62 games.
Keith Yandle, D, NYR3/1/2015 7:38:00 PM
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.
Mark Giordano, D, CAL3/1/2015 3:19:00 PM
Description: The Calgary Flames have placed Mark Giordano on injured reserve due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Too bad. Giordano has 11 goals and 37 assists with a plus-13 rating this season, so he is a big loss for fantasy owners.
Brandon Dubinsky, C, CLB3/1/2015 1:33:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky is out indefinitely with a concussion according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Dubinsky suffered the concussion on Thursday. He did practice on Friday but didn't finish the practice. Dubinksy is worth dropping in redraft leagues if owners can find a better option.
Justin Fontaine, RW, MIN3/1/2015 10:18:00 AM
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.
Maxime Talbot, C, COL3/1/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Avalanche forward Maxime Talbot scored his team's only goal versus the Wild on Saturday as Colorado lost, 3-1.
Insight: Talbot tied the game at one less than two minutes into the second period, but Minnesota scored the final two goals of the game. Talbot has five goals and 10 assists in 63 games this season.
Devan Dubnyk, G, MIN3/1/2015 10:14:00 AM
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.
Paul Stastny, C, STL3/1/2015 10:08:00 AM
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.
Ben Scrivens, G, EDM3/1/2015 10:06:00 AM
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.
Brian Elliott, G, STL3/1/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Blues goaltender Brian Elliott made 21 saves in the, 2-1, victory over the Oilers on Saturday.
Insight: Elliott stopped 21-of-22 shots from Edmonton. He is 20-9-2 with a 2.17 GAA and .922 save percentage this season.
Erik Karlsson, D, OTT3/1/2015 10:02:00 AM
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.
Patrick Marleau, C, SJS3/1/2015 10:00:00 AM
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.
Mike Hoffman, LW, OTT3/1/2015 9:57:00 AM
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.
Steve Mason, G, PHI2/28/2015 10:56:00 PM
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.
J.T. Miller, C, NYR2/28/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Rangers rookie center J.T. Miller had a very nice game against the Flyers on Saturday, scoring a goal with four shots on net.
Insight: Miller was tied for second on the team in shots. John Moore scored the other New York goal. The Rangers lost, 4-2. Miller has six goals and eight assists in 37 games this season.
Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI2/28/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto scored the game-winning goal in a highly-entertaining matchup between the Flyers and Rangers on Saturday night.
Insight: Philadelphia won, 4-2, with Del Zotto's goal coming shorthanded in the third period. He was plus-two in the game. Del Zotto has eight goals and 17 assists in 51 games this season.
David Desharnais, C, MON2/28/2015 10:26:00 PM
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.
Carey Price, G, MON2/28/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Canadiens goaltender Carey Price recorded his sixth shutout of the season with the, 4-0, victory over the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Insight: Price made 30 saves in the shutout over Toronto. Price went 8-1-1 in February with two shutouts. Over that span, Price allowed more than two goals just once.
Brad Marchand, LW, BOS2/28/2015 8:10:00 PM
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.
Martin Erat, LW, ARI2/28/2015 8:08:00 PM
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.
Tuukka Rask, G, BOS2/28/2015 8:07:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask allowed just one goal in the, 4-1, victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Insight: Rask made 31 saves in the victory. He is 25-16-9 and came into Saturday with a 2.37 GAA and .919 save percentage.
Justin Faulk, D, CAR2/28/2015 7:52:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored on the power play versus the Islanders on Saturday.
Insight: Faulk picked up the power-play goal and four shots on net, but he was minus-two in the game. He has 12 goals and 28 assists with a minus-16 rating in 61 games this season.
Johnny Boychuk, D, BOSHot2/28/2015 7:50:00 PM
Description: Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk registered two assists in the loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Insight: Boychuk has seven goals and 24 assists in 54 games this season. He also had a plus-16 rating.
Jay McClement, C, CAR2/28/2015 7:48:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Jay McClement scored a pair of goals in the victory over the Islanders on Saturday.
Insight: McClement scored in the first and second period. Carolina notched four second-period goals as they beat New York, 5-3. McClement has six goals and 12 assists in 61 games this season.
Travis Zajac, C, NJD2/28/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Devils center Travis Zajac scored an empty-net goal to seal the victory over the Blue Jackets, 2-0.
Insight: Zajac has 10 goals and 10 assists in 55 games this season.
Curtis McElhinney, G, CLB2/28/2015 7:39:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney made 17 saves on 18 shots versus the Devils, but it wasn't enough as Columbus lost, 2-0.
Insight: The final New Jersey goal was an empty-netter. McElhinney is 10-12-2 this season and came into the day with a 2.75 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Cory Schneider, G, NJD2/28/2015 7:37:00 PM
Description: Devils goal Cory Schneider made 33 saves to shut out the Blue Jackets on Saturday, 2-0.
Insight: This is Scheider's second shutout of the week and fourth of the season. He is 23-24-5 this season.
Jussi Jokinen, LW, FLA2/28/2015 7:35:00 PM
Description: Panthers winger Jussi Jokinen had three assists in the, 5-3, victory over the Sabres on Saturday.
Insight: Jokinen finished plus-two in the game, picking up one of the assists on the power play. Jokinen has six goals and 28 assists in 61 games this season.
Cody Hodgson, C, BUF2/28/2015 7:29:00 PM
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.
Brandon Pirri, C, FLA2/28/2015 7:27:00 PM
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.
Jonas Gustavsson, G, DET2/28/2015 7:20:00 PM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson made 37 saves in the, 4-3, victory over the Predators on Saturday.
Insight: Gustavsson allowed three goals, but Detroit came back to win in the third period. Gustavsson is 3-2-1 as the backup goaltender in the Motor City this season.


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