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Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek now leads the team in points, thus far in 2014-15. | 10/25/2014 9:44 PM
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Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek now leads the team in points, thus far in 2014-15.
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Impact
Voracek had two assists, including one on Brayden Schenn's game-winning goal, in the third period. He now has 11 points, and looks bound to break out this season.
Flyers goalie Ray Emery started for a consecutive game and earned another victory. | 10/25/2014 9:41 PM
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Flyers goalie Ray Emery started for a consecutive game and earned another victory.
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Impact
After playing okay against the Penguins on Wednesday and receiving the win, Emery was great on Saturday. He stopped 35-of-27 shots on goal, and is now in line for more playing time. Do not be surprised if he starts over Steve Mason next time out.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk notched his first goal of the season, in Saturday's loss to Philadelphia. | 10/25/2014 9:39 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk notched his first goal of the season, in Saturday's loss to Philadelphia.
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Impact
He tied the score at 2-2 in the third period, but Detroit went onto lose 4-2. Datsyuk has been off to a slow start, as he has only three total points, but owners should expect a breakout shortly.
Flyers winger Michael Raffl had three points on Saturday against Detroit. | 10/25/2014 9:37 PM
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Flyers winger Michael Raffl had three points on Saturday against Detroit.
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Impact
He had two goals and an assist, and now owners need to monitor Raffl as we move forward. He is playing on the top line next to Claude Giroux, and that assigment does not look like it is going anywhere.
Sabres center Cody Hodgson scored his first goal of the season on Saturday. | 10/25/2014 6:39 PM
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Sabres center Cody Hodgson scored his first goal of the season on Saturday.
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Impact
He has not gotten off to the start that owners wished he would, but hopefully this goal will gets Hodgson going. Nicolas Deslauriers scored the other tally for Buffalo, his second-career goal.
San Jose defensemen Brent Burns continued to play well, after changing positions this season. | 10/25/2014 6:36 PM
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San Jose defensemen Brent Burns continued to play well, after changing positions this season.
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Impact
He notched his second goal of the season, and after converting from being a winger, Burns now has nine points on the season. Owners who took the gamble with him, have it paying off.
Sharks goalie Alex Stalock did not see4 much action in Saturday's loss. | 10/25/2014 6:35 PM
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Sharks goalie Alex Stalock did not see4 much action in Saturday's loss.
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Impact
He stopped 13-of-shots on goal, as San Jose fell to the Sabres 2-1. Unless Stalock is able to separate himself from Antti Niemi, he will remain the backup goaltender for the Sharks.
Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth earned his first win of the season, by defeating the Sharks on Saturday. | 10/25/2014 6:33 PM
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Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth earned his first win of the season, by defeating the Sharks on Saturday.
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Impact
He stopped 29-of-30 shots, and played extremely well. However, Neuvirth is cemented in as Buffalo's backup goalie, moving forward.
Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton will extended playing time with Zdeno Chara sidelined for foru-to-six weeks. | 10/25/2014 4:07 PM
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Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton will extended playing time with Zdeno Chara sidelined for foru-to-six weeks.
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Impact
Hamilton and Dennis Seidenberg will have the first opportunity to be the Bruins top defensive pairing. Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid will be the second pair. Hamilton and Krug will also play on the power play Saturday night.
Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz will start at left wing on the top line with David Backes and T.J. Oshie on Saturday against the Blackhawks. | 10/25/2014 2:44 PM
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Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz will start at left wing on the top line with David Backes and T.J. Oshie on Saturday against the Blackhawks.
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Impact
Schwartz and Alexander Steen are basically flip flopping spots. Steen will skate on the second line with Jori Lehtera and Vladimir Tarasenko. The loser is Steve Ott, who was a top-six forward earlier in the week, but will be on the fourth line Saturday.
Stars center Jason Spezza will continue to center the top-line alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. | 10/25/2014 2:35 PM
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Stars center Jason Spezza will continue to center the top-line alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.
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Impact
Seguin has moved to right wing to make room for Spezza on the top line. It has paid huge dividends as the Dallas first line is one of the best units in the league. Benn has scored in five straight games and Spezza has points in the last four contests. Obviously, Benn, Spezza and Seguin are must-starts.
Stars center Jason Spezza will continue to top the top-line center alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. | 10/25/2014 2:34 PM
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Stars center Jason Spezza will continue to top the top-line center alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.
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Impact
Seguin has moved to right wing to make room for Spezza on the top line. It has paid huge dividends as the Dallas first line is one of the best units in the league. Benn has scored in five straight games and Spezza has points in the last four contests. Obviously, Benn, Spezza and Seguin are must-starts.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel will have a lot more space to work with on Saturday night against the Bruins. | 10/25/2014 1:23 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel will have a lot more space to work with on Saturday night against the Bruins.
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Impact
Without defenseman Zdeno Chara, Kessel will have more room to work with than he usually does against the Bruins. It could result in a big night. Make sure Kessel is in your lineup.
Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski is off the injured reserved and is expected to play Saturday night against the Stars. | 10/25/2014 1:21 PM
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Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski is off the injured reserved and is expected to play Saturday night against the Stars.
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Impact
In four games, Grabovski has two goals, one assist, seven shots and a plus-three rating. He is a welcome addition to the Islanders and fantasy teams.
Predators winger James Neal should have added motivation on Saturday facing the Penguins for the first time since the offseason trade. | 10/25/2014 1:19 PM
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Predators winger James Neal should have added motivation on Saturday facing the Penguins for the first time since the offseason trade.
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Impact
Neal did not have a very good playoff season last spring, which resulted in a trade to Nashville for Patrick Hornqvist and Nick Spalling. Neal and Hornqvist should be motivated to play well on Saturday against their former teams. Neal has five goals in his last four games, including a hat trick on Thursday.
Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist will be facing his old team on Saturday night in Nashville. | 10/25/2014 12:28 PM
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Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist will be facing his old team on Saturday night in Nashville.
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Impact
Hornqvist, along with Nick Spaling, are returning to Nashville for the first time since the offseason trade that sent James Neal to the Predators for Hornqvist and Spaling. The deal has worked out for both sides so far.
The Philadelphia Flyers are interested in Ryan Whitney according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. | 10/25/2014 12:26 PM
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The Philadelphia Flyers are interested in Ryan Whitney according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Impact
The St. Louis Blues released Whitney in training camp, so he signed with a Russian team in the KHL. Philadelphia lost two defensemen this week, so they are in dire need of some bodies. They will have to act quickly before Whitney plays a game in Russian, or he will have to go through waivers to return to the NHL.
Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau is plus-four in game games to start his rookie campaign. | 10/25/2014 12:23 PM
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Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau is plus-four in game games to start his rookie campaign.
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Impact
Gaudreau has responded well since being a healthy scratch about a week ago. He has a goal and two assists on the season as well. He is a worthy fantasy player in most leagues.
Ducks goalie John Gibson started his first game since opening night and performed pretty well. | 10/25/2014 11:25 AM
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Ducks goalie John Gibson started his first game since opening night and performed pretty well.
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Impact
Gibson allowed six goals to the Penguins on Oct. 9, and he hadn't started since because fellow goal Frederik Andersen was playing so well. Gibson allowed one goal on 17 shots on Friday.
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf had two points on Friday against the Blue Jackets. | 10/25/2014 11:23 AM
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Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf had two points on Friday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Getzlaf had a goal and an assist. He finished plus-two with five shots on net. Getzlaf has three goals this season.
Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky allowed three goals on 33 shots on Friday against the Ducks. | 10/25/2014 11:21 AM
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Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky allowed three goals on 33 shots on Friday against the Ducks.
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Impact
Bobrovsky fell victim to some bad luck. He allowed two early power-play goals to the most lethal man advantage unit in the NHL a season ago, and Columbus produced just 17 shots on net themselves. Bobrovsky is 4-3 with a 2.47 GAA and .920 save percentage.
Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen continued to shine on the power play on Friday against the Blue Jackets. | 10/25/2014 11:18 AM
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Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen continued to shine on the power play on Friday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Vatanen assisted Corey Perry's power-play goal and then scored a man-advantage goal of his own. Vatanan has three goals and four assists on the season.
Blue Jackets winger Scott Hartnell scored the lone Blue Jackets goal on Friday versus the Ducks. | 10/25/2014 11:17 AM
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Blue Jackets winger Scott Hartnell scored the lone Blue Jackets goal on Friday versus the Ducks.
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Impact
Anaheim won the game, 4-1. Hartnell was minus-one with five shots on net in addition to his score. It was his first goal of the season.
Ducks winger Corey Perry scored his league-leading ninth goal of the season on Friday against the Blue Jackets. | 10/25/2014 11:15 AM
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Ducks winger Corey Perry scored his league-leading ninth goal of the season on Friday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Perry scored on the power play on passes from Sami Vatanen and Cam Fowler early in the first period. Perry then assisted Devante Smith-Pelly's goal in the second period. The Ducks won, 4-1. Perry is tied for the league lead with 12 points.
Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin is still looking for his first victory this season. | 10/25/2014 11:13 AM
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Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin is still looking for his first victory this season.
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Impact
Khudobin stopped 23 shots on Friday and allowed five goals against the Oilers. Khudobin is 0-3-1 with a 3.24 GAA and .891 save percentage.
Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens allowed three goals in a victory on Friday. | 10/25/2014 11:11 AM
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Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens allowed three goals in a victory on Friday.
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Impact
Scrivens stopped 27-of-30 shots Friday against the Hurricanes. The Oilers won mostly behind four third period goals, winning 6-3.
Hurricanes center Riley Nash scored in the second period to tie Friday's game against the Oilers at one. | 10/25/2014 11:09 AM
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Hurricanes center Riley Nash scored in the second period to tie Friday's game against the Oilers at one.
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Impact
The goal was Nash's second of the season. Both teams scored one more time in the second period, so the game was tied, 2-2, but Edmonton scored four goals in the third period to win, 6-3.
Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist on Friday against the Hurricanes. | 10/25/2014 11:06 AM
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Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist on Friday against the Hurricanes.
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Impact
The goals were Eberle's first and second of the season. He is now up to six points with a even rating.
Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored his third goal of the season on Friday in Colorado's rout of Voncouver, 7-3. | 10/25/2014 11:05 AM
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Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored his third goal of the season on Friday in Colorado's rout of Voncouver, 7-3.
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Impact
Duchene also had two assists and a plus-two rating on Friday. Duchene had six shots on goal as well.
Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie had three assists on Friday against the Canucks. | 10/25/2014 11:05 AM
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Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie had three assists on Friday against the Canucks.
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Impact
Barrie has a bad plus-minus to start the season at minus-seven but he has six points after the outburst on Friday.
Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov returned to action on Friday and allowed three goals on 29 shots. | 10/25/2014 11:04 AM
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Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov returned to action on Friday and allowed three goals on 29 shots.
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Impact
He was less than stellar again, but Varlamov won the game behind seven Avalanche goals. It is safe to plug him back into your lineup.
Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov returned to action on Friday and allowed three goals on 29 shots. | 10/25/2014 11:03 AM
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Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov returned to action on Friday and allowed three goals on 29 shots.
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Impact
He was less than stellar again, but Varlamov won the game behind seven Avalanche goals. It is safe to plug him back into your lineup.
Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie had three assists on Friday against the Canucks. | 10/25/2014 11:02 AM
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Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie had three assists on Friday against the Canucks.
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Impact
Barrie has a bad plus-minus to start the season at minus-seven but he has six points after the outburst on Friday.
Canucks goalie Eddie Lack had a night to forget on Friday. | 10/25/2014 10:59 AM
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Canucks goalie Eddie Lack had a night to forget on Friday.
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Impact
His 41 saves for fantasy owners were nice, but he also allowed seven goals. Four of them came in the third period. Lack 0-3 with a .862 save percentage this season.
Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored his third goal of the season on Friday in Colorado's rout of Voncouver, 7-3. | 10/25/2014 10:56 AM
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Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored his third goal of the season on Friday in Colorado's rout of Voncouver, 7-3.
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Impact
Duchene also had two assists and a plus-two rating on Friday. Duchene had six shots on goal as well.
Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin scored and had an assist on Friday against the Avalanche. | 10/25/2014 10:54 AM
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Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin scored and had an assist on Friday against the Avalanche.
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Impact
Sedin was one of the bright spots in Vancouver's, 7-3, loss Friday night. He had a plus-one rating and six shots on goal in nearly 18 minutes of ice time.
Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla scored two goals on Friday against the Canucks. | 10/25/2014 10:52 AM
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Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla scored two goals on Friday against the Canucks.
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Impact
Iginla had been held scoreless for the season until Friday. He scored early in the first period and then added a seventh Colorado goal with less than a minute left in the game. In addition to two goals, Iginla had an assist, plus-three rating and five shots on goal.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist on Friday against the Jets. | 10/24/2014 10:54 PM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist on Friday against the Jets.
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Impact
It was Palat's second multi-point game of the season, but first with a goal and an assist. Palat was originally given credit for two goals, but his shot on the power play was tipped into the net by Vladislav Namestnikov. He finished plus-one.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his sixth goal of the season on Friday. | 10/24/2014 10:47 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his sixth goal of the season on Friday.
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Impact
The score came on a passes from Jonathan Drouin and Valtteri Filppula. It was the first goal of the game, and Tampa Bay defeated Winnipeg. 4-2. Stamkos is third in the league in goals.
Jets center Bryan Little scored his fourth goal of the season on Friday against the Lightning. | 10/24/2014 10:44 PM
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Jets center Bryan Little scored his fourth goal of the season on Friday against the Lightning.
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Impact
Little scored on the power play at the 5:33 mark of the second period. The goal made the game, 2-1, but Tampa Bay scored twice before the end of the second period to take a three-goal lead. Little has five points this season.
Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin had his first goal of the season in the Lightning victory over the Jets, 4-2.. | 10/24/2014 10:41 PM
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Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin had his first goal of the season in the Lightning victory over the Jets, 4-2..
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Impact
Drouin first had an assist on Steven Stamkos' goal in the first period, and then scored his first goal at the start of the second as Tampa Bay took a 2-0 lead. The Jets scored the next goal before the Lightning added two more goals to make it 4-1 at the end of the second. With Drouin playing with Stamkos, he has tremendous upside.
Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen made 25 stops on 27 shots against the Devils on Friday. | 10/24/2014 10:22 PM
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Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen made 25 stops on 27 shots against the Devils on Friday.
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Impact
Lehtonen and the Stars won in a shootout. Lehtonen allowed the Devils to tie the game with about eight minutes left in the third, but he stopped both shots he face in the shootout. He is 4-0-2 with a 2.83 GAA.
Devils netminder Cory Schneider lost in a shootout to the Star on Friday, 3-2. | 10/24/2014 10:19 PM
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Devils netminder Cory Schneider lost in a shootout to the Star on Friday, 3-2.
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Impact
Schneider stopped 35-of-37 shots in regulation and overtime for a .946 save percentage. Schneider is 3-2-2 to start this season.
Stars winger Jamie Benn scored the game-winning goal in the shootout to lift Dallas over New Jersey, 3-2. | 10/24/2014 10:17 PM
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Stars winger Jamie Benn scored the game-winning goal in the shootout to lift Dallas over New Jersey, 3-2.
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Impact
Benn's shootout goal clinched the victory for the Star. The captain also scored in regulation on the power play at the beginning of the second period. He finished with four shots on goal.
Sharks forward Joe Pavelski is moving to the third line according to CSN Bay Area. | 10/24/2014 7:52 PM
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Sharks forward Joe Pavelski is moving to the third line according to CSN Bay Area.
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Impact
Pavelski will play with Tommy Wingels and Chris Tierney on Saturday. Pavelski has four goals and four assists in eight games to start the year, but coach Todd McLellan wants to improve the team's defense.
Islanders forward Josh Bailey broke his hand on Thursday against the Bruins. | 10/24/2014 6:10 PM
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Islanders forward Josh Bailey broke his hand on Thursday against the Bruins.
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Impact
Bailey is supposed to miss several weeks according to the New York Newsday. He has three assists and six points this season.
Ducks goalie John Gibson will start on Friday against the Blue Jackets according to the Orange County Register. | 10/24/2014 6:01 PM
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Ducks goalie John Gibson will start on Friday against the Blue Jackets according to the Orange County Register.
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Impact
Gibson started opening night and allowed six goals to the Penguins. Frederik Andersen took over in net and has won his last six starts. During that time, Gibson asked to be sent to the minors to get a few starts to stay fresh, so we do not expect him to at all be rusty on Friday.
Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald will miss four weeks with a lower-body injury according to nhl.com. | 10/24/2014 5:57 PM
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Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald will miss four weeks with a lower-body injury according to nhl.com.
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Impact
The Philadelphia defense looks pretty thin. They already lost Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn before MacDonald went down. MacDonald has a goal and two assists in 2014-2015.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks according to nhl.com. | 10/24/2014 5:54 PM
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Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks according to nhl.com.
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Impact
Chara tore his posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Thursday night versus the Islanders. Even at age 37, he is a huge part of the Bruins and his fantasy teams' defense. Chara will be greatly missed.
Islanders forward Josh Bailey broke his hand on Thursday against the Bruins. | 10/24/2014 5:52 PM
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Islanders forward Josh Bailey broke his hand on Thursday against the Bruins.
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Impact
Bailey is supposed to miss several weeks according to the New York Newsday. He has three assists and six points this season.
Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov has been activated from the IR and is ready to play Friday against the Canucks according to the Denver Post. | 10/24/2014 5:43 PM
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Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov has been activated from the IR and is ready to play Friday against the Canucks according to the Denver Post.
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Impact
Colorado is off to a really slow start and Varlamov's performance is part of that. He is 0-2-1 with a .910 save percentage and a 3.80 GAA. His numbers can do nothing but go up, though, there are doubts are to whether he can repeat his stellar numbers from last season.
Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw score his third goal of the season on Thursday against the Predators. | 10/23/2014 10:55 PM
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Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw score his third goal of the season on Thursday against the Predators.
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Impact
The goal cut the Nashville lead to 3-2 with about seven minutes left in the third period. The Predators held on to win, though, 3-2. Shaw had one shot on goal and a plus-one rating.
Predators winger James Neal scored a hat trick on Thursday against the Blackhawks. | 10/23/2014 10:53 PM
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Predators winger James Neal scored a hat trick on Thursday against the Blackhawks.
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Impact
Neal scored the only goals of the game for Nashville, but it was enough for a 3-2 victory. Neal was all over the ice with six shots on net. He now has five goals on the season.
Wild center Charlie Coyle scored the first goal of Thursday's game against the Coyotes. Minnesota won, 2-0. | 10/23/2014 10:51 PM
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Wild center Charlie Coyle scored the first goal of Thursday's game against the Coyotes. Minnesota won, 2-0.
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Impact
Fresh off a five-year contract extension he signed on Wednesday, Coyle scored at the 2:53 mark of the second period. He finished plus-one with two shots on goal.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper shutout the Coyotes on Thursday. | 10/23/2014 10:47 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper shutout the Coyotes on Thursday.
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Impact
Kuemper stopped all 26 shots he faced against Arizona. Minnesota won, 2-0. The shutout was Kuemper's third of the season in four starts.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller beat his old team on Thursday. | 10/23/2014 10:45 PM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller beat his old team on Thursday.
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Impact
Miller stopped 31-of-32 shots against the St. Louis Blues in a 4-1 victory. It was nice to see Miller bounce back from the horrible start on Tuesday, where he allowed five goals.
Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's loss against the Canucks. | 10/23/2014 10:42 PM
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Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's loss against the Canucks.
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Impact
Shattenkirk scored on the power play to tie the game at the 7:38 mark of the second period. It was the only goal of the game for the Blues.
Canucks winger Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist in Thursday's game against the Blues. | 10/23/2014 10:40 PM
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Canucks winger Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist in Thursday's game against the Blues.
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Impact
Higgins scored the first goal of the game 41 seconds into the first period. St. Louis tied the game in the second period, then Higgins assisted the go-ahead goal from Nick Bonino at the beginning of the third period. It proved to be the game-winner as Vancouver won, 4-1.
Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored two goals and had an assist in the comeback victory over the Penguins on Thursday. | 10/23/2014 10:26 PM
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Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored two goals and had an assist in the comeback victory over the Penguins on Thursday.
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Impact
Kronwall scored with five minutes left in the first period to cut the Pittsburgh lead to one. The Penguins led, 3-1, until Henrik Zetterberg scored a nice goal in the slot to make it 3-2. With the net empty, Pavel Datsyuk dangled the puck in front of the Penguins net and passed it back to the blue line. Kronwall scored on a slap shot. Detroit won, 4-3, in overtime.
Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored two goals and had an assist in the comeback victory over the Penguins on Thursday. | 10/23/2014 10:26 PM
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Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored two goals and had an assist in the comeback victory over the Penguins on Thursday.
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Impact
Kronwall scored with five minutes left in the first period to cut the Pittsburgh lead to one. The Penguins led, 3-1, until Henrik Zetterberg scored a nice goal in the slot to make it 3-2. With the net empty, Pavel Datsyuk dangled the puck in front of the Penguins net and passed it back to the blue line. Kronwall scored on a slap shot. Detroit won, 4-3, in overtime.
Penguins backup goalie Thomas Greiss looked poised to pickup his first victory of the season until the Red Wings scored two goals in the final three minutes of the third period. | 10/23/2014 10:22 PM
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Penguins backup goalie Thomas Greiss looked poised to pickup his first victory of the season until the Red Wings scored two goals in the final three minutes of the third period.
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Impact
Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall scored the late third-period goals to tie the game at 3-3. Pittsburgh had a chance to put the game "on ice" with an empty net goal, but they were unable to convert. Justin Abdelkader scored the game-winner with 46 seconds left in overtime. Greiss stopped 31-of-35 shots.
Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored the game-winning goal on Thursday against the Penguins in overtime. | 10/23/2014 10:18 PM
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Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored the game-winning goal on Thursday against the Penguins in overtime.
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Impact
Abelkader left the game in the first period aftre a puck hit him in the face. He was instrumental in the Red Wings comeback, finishing with a plus-two rating and three shots on goal.
Bruins winger Milan Lucic scored his first goal of the season on Thursday against the Islanders. | 10/23/2014 9:59 PM
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Bruins winger Milan Lucic scored his first goal of the season on Thursday against the Islanders.
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Impact
Lucic has had a rough start to the season, but he finally got rid of the goose egg in the goal column. The goal, however, did not help the Bruins win as Boston dropped its fifth game of the young season.
Bruins goalie Chad Johnson stopped 32 shots on Thursday against the Bruins. | 10/23/2014 9:54 PM
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Bruins goalie Chad Johnson stopped 32 shots on Thursday against the Bruins.
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Impact
Johnson captured his second victory of the season on Thursday. He allowed two goals on 34 shots. As far as backup goalies go, Johnson provides some of the best fantasy value.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara left Thursday's game against the Islanders with an undisclosed injury. | 10/23/2014 9:51 PM
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Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara left Thursday's game against the Islanders with an undisclosed injury.
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Impact
Chara left with 8:13 remaining in the first period, which was right after the captain nailed John Tavares. There was nothing noticably wrong on the replay. Chara has two goals, one assist and a minus-two rating after nine games.
Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo scored the first of two New York goals in the second period in a 3-2 victory over the Bruins on Thursday. | 10/23/2014 9:47 PM
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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo scored the first of two New York goals in the second period in a 3-2 victory over the Bruins on Thursday.
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Impact
Okposo has three goals and six assists this season. He was plus-one with five shots on goal Thursday.
Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader left Thursday's game against the Penguins after getting hit in the face with the puck. | 10/23/2014 8:13 PM
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Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader left Thursday's game against the Penguins after getting hit in the face with the puck.
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Impact
With under five minutes to go in the first period, a Red Wing shot missed the net high and nailed Abdelkader just below his visor in his nose. He went to the locker room for repairs.
Jets left wing Evander Kane is progressing ahead of schedule with his knee injury according to coach Paul Maurice. | 10/23/2014 5:51 PM
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Jets left wing Evander Kane is progressing ahead of schedule with his knee injury according to coach Paul Maurice.
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Impact
An exact timetable has not been determined, but Maurice is certainly encouraged by his youg left winger's progress. Kane will likely return at some point in November, which we realize is a wide return widow being as November is a week away.
Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas is hoping to return from his lower-body injury as early as Friday according to the Tampa Bay Times. | 10/23/2014 5:49 PM
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Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas is hoping to return from his lower-body injury as early as Friday according to the Tampa Bay Times.
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Impact
Gudas has missed the past four games with the injury.
Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg will start on Thursday against the Islanders. | 10/23/2014 5:47 PM
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Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg will start on Thursday against the Islanders.
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Impact
Svedberg is 1-1 with a 0.91 GAA and .969 save percentage this season. New York will also go with backup goalie in Chad Johnson.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller will face one of his old teams on Thursday. | 10/23/2014 5:46 PM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller will face one of his old teams on Thursday.
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Impact
Miller played about half a season with St. Louis last season and posted average numbers. The Blues did not try to bring him back to this year's team. Miller will attempt to bounce back against the Blues on Thursday after he allowed five goals on 13 shots against the Stars on Tuesday.
Coyotes center Martin Hanzal didn't travel with the team to Minnesota due to a lower body injury. | 10/23/2014 12:39 PM
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Coyotes center Martin Hanzal didn't travel with the team to Minnesota due to a lower body injury.
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Impact
Hanzal (15 G, 25 A last season) hasn't played more than 65 games in any of the past four season, so an injury this early in the season is disappointing, but not unexpected. He has a goal and two assists in four games this season.
Blues center Paul Stastny suffered a shoulder injury last Saturday and has been placed on the injured reserve list. | 10/23/2014 12:32 PM
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Blues center Paul Stastny suffered a shoulder injury last Saturday and has been placed on the injured reserve list.
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Impact
Stastny suffered the injury on a hit from Martin Hanzal just 31 seconds into the game. Stastny, a free agent acquisition this summer, has four points in four games this season. he totaled 60 points in 71 games last season for Colorado and is a force when healthy.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen (groin) was moved to the injured reserve a couple of days ago to make room for Pavel Datsyuk, but could return when eligible on Saturday. | 10/23/2014 12:28 PM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen (groin) was moved to the injured reserve a couple of days ago to make room for Pavel Datsyuk, but could return when eligible on Saturday.
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Impact
When healthy, Franzen is a offensive force, as his five points in four games this season will atest, but keeping him healthy has been a problem lately. He played just 54 games last season.
Penguins right wing Beau Bennett lower body) could begin practice in a week, according to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report. | 10/23/2014 12:22 PM
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Penguins right wing Beau Bennett lower body) could begin practice in a week, according to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report.
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Impact
Bennett is expected back sometime in mid-November. He's only played 47 games over the past two seasons and fantasy owners obviously can't count on him.
Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is expected to make him season debut Thursday night against Boston. | 10/23/2014 12:17 PM
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Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is expected to make him season debut Thursday night against Boston.
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Impact
Visnovsky is 38-years-old and injuries have become a huge concern after playing just 24 games last season. A young Visnovsky could score 60 points a season, this older version, not so much.
New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic not play Thursday due to an upper body injury. | 10/23/2014 12:16 PM
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New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic not play Thursday due to an upper body injury.
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Impact
Hamonic has just one goal and zero assists through the first six games and isn't a fantasy-worthy defenseman. The 38-year-old Lubomir Visnovsky, just back from injury himself, will take Hamonic's spot on the blue line.
Flyers center Sean Couturier scored three points against the Penguins on Wednesday. | 10/22/2014 11:02 PM
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Flyers center Sean Couturier scored three points against the Penguins on Wednesday.
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Impact
Couturier assisted Pierre-Edouard Bellemare's goal in the first period and Matt Read's goal in the third period. Couturier then sealed the victory with an empty-net goal with less than 30 seconds left. The center was also plus-three.
Flyers goalie Ray Emery stopped 22 of 25 shots in a victory on Wednesday against the Penguins. | 10/22/2014 10:52 PM
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Flyers goalie Ray Emery stopped 22 of 25 shots in a victory on Wednesday against the Penguins.
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Impact
Emery wasn't particularly good, but the Flyers controlled the puck for much of the game. Emery helped the Flyers penalty kill keep the top power-play unit of Pittsburgh scoreless on two tries. Steve Mason is still the starting goalie, but Emery might receive some more playing time moving forward. Keep an eye on this situation.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 32 shots against the Flyers on Wednesday. | 10/22/2014 10:49 PM
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Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 32 shots against the Flyers on Wednesday.
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Impact
That is a .875 save percentage. It wasn't really Fleury's fault as the Penguins played a pretty sloppy defensive game in front of their goaltender. Fleury is 3-2 this season.
Flyers right wing Matt Read scored a goal in Wednesday night's game against the Penguins. | 10/22/2014 10:47 PM
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Flyers right wing Matt Read scored a goal in Wednesday night's game against the Penguins.
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Impact
Read scored at the 8:50 mark of the third period to put the Flyers up, 4-2. Pittsburgh scored to cut the lead to one before Philadelphia added an empty-net goal. So Read's goal ended up being the game-winner.
Penguins center Nick Spaling scored his first goal as a Penguin on Wednesday. | 10/22/2014 10:43 PM
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Penguins center Nick Spaling scored his first goal as a Penguin on Wednesday.
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Impact
Spaling had a goal and an assist in what was easily his best fantasy day of the young 2014-2015 season. Spaling was also plus-two, but Pittsburgh lost, 5-3.
Flyers defenseman Mark Streit scored the first of five Philadelphia goals on Wednesday night against the Penguins. | 10/22/2014 10:42 PM
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Flyers defenseman Mark Streit scored the first of five Philadelphia goals on Wednesday night against the Penguins.
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Impact
Streit scored on a slapshot to tie the game at one. Streit also made a nice defensive play that possibly prevented a goal. Philadelphia scored three third period goals to win, 5-3. Streit was plus-two.
The Flyers will start Ray Emery on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. | 10/22/2014 7:19 PM
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The Flyers will start Ray Emery on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Impact
This isn't that surprising since Steven Mason played on Tuesday. Emery has a 2.73 GAA and .907 save percentage in two games this season. With Mason's slow start, perhaps Emery receives more playing time if he plays well on Wednesday.
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will not play in the team's next two games according to the Chicago Sun-Times. | 10/22/2014 6:05 PM
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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will not play in the team's next two games according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
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Impact
Crawford missed Tuesday's game due to the upper body injury. He will not travel with the team to Nashville or St. Louis.
Wild center Charlie Coyle signed a five-year, $16 million extension with the team on Wednesday according to the startribune.com. | 10/22/2014 6:01 PM
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Wild center Charlie Coyle signed a five-year, $16 million extension with the team on Wednesday according to the startribune.com.
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Impact
Coyle is in his last season of his entry-level contract. The new deal will come with a $3.2 million annual cap hit starting next season. Many experts have said this is a great move for Minnesota, but it likely has no effect on fantasy owners.
The NHL postponed the Senators and Maple Leafs game on Wednesday. | 10/22/2014 5:57 PM
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The NHL postponed the Senators and Maple Leafs game on Wednesday.
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Impact
The game was scheduled for 7:00 PM ET, but due to the shooting in Ottawa Wednesday, the NHL decided to postponed the game. The league has not yet rescheduled the game.
Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov earned his first win as a member of the team. | 10/22/2014 11:12 AM
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Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov earned his first win as a member of the team.
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Impact
He defeated Calgary 2-1, while stopping 21-of-22 shots on goal. Nabokov is firmly entrenched as the backup behind Ben Bishop, making him an irrelevant fantasy option.
Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta shined in his first start of the season. | 10/22/2014 10:22 AM
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Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta shined in his first start of the season.
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Impact
He stopped all 32 shots from Philadelphia, and earned the shutout. However, Raanta is not a fantasy option moving forward, as Corey Crawford is only day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla is still looking for his first goal of the season. | 10/22/2014 10:05 AM
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Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla is still looking for his first goal of the season.
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Impact
He assisted on Alex Tanguay's third goal of the season, but has been unable to light the lamp as a member of Colorado. Iginla has four assists now, and owners should not panic yet, as he is bound to start putting the puck in the back of the net soon.
Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo picked up his second win of the season in Tuesday's overtime victory. | 10/22/2014 10:03 AM
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Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo picked up his second win of the season in Tuesday's overtime victory.
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Impact
He stopped 30-0f-33 shots on goal, and help defeat the Avalanche 4-3. Luongo is now 2-2-1 with a 2.72 GAA and a .906 save percentage.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the overtime winner Tuesday versus Calgary. | 10/22/2014 10:00 AM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the overtime winner Tuesday versus Calgary.
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Impact
It was his second goal of the season, and he now has four points overall. Palat is fine fantasy option, as he should push for 60 points. Valtteri Filppula scored Tampa Bay's other goal, his first this season.
Flames goalie Karri Ramo stopped 20-of-22 shots in Tuesday's overtime loss to Tampa Bay. | 10/22/2014 9:58 AM
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Flames goalie Karri Ramo stopped 20-of-22 shots in Tuesday's overtime loss to Tampa Bay.
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Impact
He is now 2-1-1 and continues to split starts with Jonas Hiller. Neither guy is a great fantasy option, unless one is able to separate himself from the other.
Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov earned his first win as a member of the team. | 10/22/2014 9:55 AM
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Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov earned his first win as a member of the team.
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Impact
He defeated Calgary 2-1, while stopping 21-of-22 shots on goal. Nabokov is firmly entrenched as the backup behind Ben Bishop, making him an irrelevant fantasy option.
Stars winger Jamie Benn recorded two points in Tuesday's win over the Canucks. | 10/22/2014 9:53 AM
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Stars winger Jamie Benn recorded two points in Tuesday's win over the Canucks.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, and now has eight points on the season. Dallas' top line featuring Benn and Tyler Seguin is as lethal as they come.
Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen earned his third victory of the season Tuesday versus Vancouver. | 10/22/2014 9:51 AM
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Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen earned his third victory of the season Tuesday versus Vancouver.
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Impact
He stopped 43-of-46 shots on goal, and is now 3-0-2 with a 2.92 GAA and a .913 save percentage. Owners should continue to start Lehtonen with confidence.
Stars center Tyler Seguin continued to stay hot on Tuesday night. | 10/22/2014 9:51 AM
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Stars center Tyler Seguin continued to stay hot on Tuesday night.
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Impact
Fresh off earning the first star of the week honors, Seguin notched his fifth goal of the season, along with having six shots on goal. He now has 10 points on the season, and is showing what a dynamic player he really is.
Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen earned his third victory of the season Tuesday versus Vancouver. | 10/22/2014 9:49 AM
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Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen earned his third victory of the season Tuesday versus Vancouver.
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Impact
He stopped 43-of-46 shots on goal, and is now 3-0-2 with a 2.92 GAA and a .913 save percentage. Owners should continue to start Lehtonen with confidence.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller was pulled in the second period, in Tuesday's loss to Dallas. | 10/22/2014 9:48 AM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller was pulled in the second period, in Tuesday's loss to Dallas.
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Impact
He let up five goals on only 13 shots, before getting the hook. It was Miller's first loss of the season, but owners should expect this just to be a minor hiccup. Eddie lack took over, and he was able to stop 14-of-15 shots on goal.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason played well. despite giving up four goals. | 10/22/2014 9:45 AM
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Flyers goalie Steve Mason played well. despite giving up four goals.
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Impact
He faced 43 shots, and stopped 39 of them, but got no help from his team. Mason is off to a disappointing start this season, as he is now 0-3-1 with a 3.83 GAA and .878 save percentage.

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