League News
Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored a pretty lucky goal on Wednesday versus the Clippers. | 12/17/2014 10:47 PM
News
Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored a pretty lucky goal on Wednesday versus the Clippers.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
The puck bounced off Pominville several feet in front of the net and deflected past Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg and into the net. The score tied the game at two halfway through the third period. Boston, however, won, 3-2, in overtime. Pominville has six goals and 14 assists this season.
Bruins winger Loui Eriksson scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Boston won, 3-2, against Minnesota. | 12/17/2014 10:45 PM
News
Bruins winger Loui Eriksson scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Boston won, 3-2, against Minnesota.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Eriksson took a pass from Carl Soderberg in the crease and finished with a goal one minute and 30 seconds into overtime. Eriksson had a goal, an assist and a plus-two rating on Wednesday. He has six goals and 11 assists in 32 games this season.
Senators goalie Craig Anderson recorded his third shutout of the season on Wednesday. | 12/17/2014 9:35 PM
News
Senators goalie Craig Anderson recorded his third shutout of the season on Wednesday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Anderson stopped all 34 shots he faced as he had his first shutout since early November. Anderson came into the game with a 2.58 GAA and .925 save percentage. He is 7-8-4 this season.
Devils goal Cory Schneider allowed only one goal, but lost, 1-0, versus the Senators. | 12/17/2014 9:33 PM
News
Devils goal Cory Schneider allowed only one goal, but lost, 1-0, versus the Senators.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Scheider did not have a ton of work, saving 14-of-15 shots on Wednesday, but Kyle Turris beat him on the power play in the first three minutes of the game. Despite the fact New Jersey had more than twice as many shots than Ottawa, they failed to score.
Senators center Kyle Torris scored both goals in Ottawa's, 2-0, victory over New Jersey. | 12/17/2014 9:31 PM
News
Senators center Kyle Torris scored both goals in Ottawa's, 2-0, victory over New Jersey.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Turris scored on the power play early in the first period and then added an empty-net goal inside of one-second left in the game. Turris has six goals and 15 assists with a minus-eight rating in 31 games this season.
Bruins center David Krejci is going to suit up against the Wild on Wednesday. | 12/17/2014 8:11 PM
News
Bruins center David Krejci is going to suit up against the Wild on Wednesday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Krejci was skating with Milan Lucic and Seth Griffin in warmups. In 11 games, Krejci has three goals and seven assists, so he should be in everyone's lineup.
Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk allowed just one goal during Tuesday's overtime victory against the Oilers. | 12/17/2014 9:38 AM
News
Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk allowed just one goal during Tuesday's overtime victory against the Oilers.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He made 31 saves, but continues to backup Mike Smith. Dubnyk is now 6-2-2 with a 2.55 GAA and .922 save percentage.
Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens made 42 saves on 44 shots during Tuesday's overtime loss against Arizona. | 12/17/2014 9:37 AM
News
Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens made 42 saves on 44 shots during Tuesday's overtime loss against Arizona.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
It was a tough loss for Scrivens, but he should be avoided everywhere, as he now has a 5-11-4 record with a 3.04 GAA and .894 save percentage.
Arizona blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson netted the overtime winner Tuesday versus Edmonton. | 12/17/2014 9:35 AM
News
Arizona blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson netted the overtime winner Tuesday versus Edmonton.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
It was his seventh goal of the season, and he now has 15 points through 31 games. With a minus-12 rating, there are better options out there.
Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the team's lone goal during Tuesday's overtime loss to the Coyotes. | 12/17/2014 9:34 AM
News
Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the team's lone goal during Tuesday's overtime loss to the Coyotes.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He also had four shots on goal, and now has eight goals and 20 points through 30 games.
Flames goalie Karri Ramo was yanked in the second period during Tuesday's loss to the Rangers. | 12/17/2014 9:33 AM
News
Flames goalie Karri Ramo was yanked in the second period during Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Ramo allowed four goals on 13 shots before giving way to Jonas Hiller, who stopped all nine shots. The goaltending situation in Calgary is one to avoid.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist extended his winning streak to four games Tuesday against Calgary. | 12/17/2014 9:31 AM
News
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist extended his winning streak to four games Tuesday against Calgary.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He allowed two goals and 31 shots. Lundqvist has picked up his play, and is now 13-7-3 with a 2.48 GAA and .912 save percentage.
Flames right wing Jiri Hudler scored a goal and had five shots during Tuesday's loss against the Rangers. | 12/17/2014 9:29 AM
News
Flames right wing Jiri Hudler scored a goal and had five shots during Tuesday's loss against the Rangers.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Hudler now has 13 goals and 30 points through 32 games. He has played well, with a plus-seven rating, and is a top-60 option.
Rangers winger Rick Nash continued his strong season during Tuesday's victory against the Flames. | 12/17/2014 9:28 AM
News
Rangers winger Rick Nash continued his strong season during Tuesday's victory against the Flames.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He scored two goals and had five shots on goal, along with a plus-one rating. Nash now has 20 goals, 33 points, and a plus-13 rating through 29 games. He is a top-20 option.
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews registered a goal and two assists during Tuesday's win versus Minnesota. | 12/17/2014 9:25 AM
News
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews registered a goal and two assists during Tuesday's win versus Minnesota.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Toews also had four shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. He is now plus-eight overall and has 28 points through 32 games.
Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane recorded three points during Tuesday's victoy against the Wild. | 12/17/2014 9:23 AM
News
Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane recorded three points during Tuesday's victoy against the Wild.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He had a goal and two assists, along with seven shots on goal and a plau-two rating. Kane is on a four-game point streak, and now has 15 goals and 32 points through 32 games.
Wild winger Nino Niederreiter scord during Tuesday's loss to the Blackhawks. | 12/17/2014 9:21 AM
News
Wild winger Nino Niederreiter scord during Tuesday's loss to the Blackhawks.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He also had five shots on goal, and now has 14 goals on the season. Niederreiter should continue to provide owners with goals, but that is about it.
Nashville center Mike Ribeiro scored his ninth goal of the season on Tuesday. | 12/16/2014 10:55 PM
News
Nashville center Mike Ribeiro scored his ninth goal of the season on Tuesday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Ribeiro scored within the first two minutes of the third period as Nashville took a, 2-1, lead, but Boston responded with a goal about two minutes later. The Predators eventually won in the shootout. Ribeiro has nine goals and 17 assists with a plus-13 rating this season.
Predators goalie Pekka Rinne became the first goal with 20 victories this season. | 12/16/2014 10:53 PM
News
Predators goalie Pekka Rinne became the first goal with 20 victories this season.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Rinne made 33 saves on 35 shots and stopped all three shootout attempts from Boston. Rinne is 20-6-1 and came into the game leading all goalies in GAA and save percentage.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask took a tough loss in a shootout Tuesday against Nashville. | 12/16/2014 10:53 PM
News
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask took a tough loss in a shootout Tuesday against Nashville.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He made 38 saves on 40 shots, but it was noit enough. Rask is now 12-9-3 on the season.
Bruins winger Milan Lucic scored a goal during Tuesday's shootout loss to the Predators. | 12/16/2014 10:52 PM
News
Bruins winger Milan Lucic scored a goal during Tuesday's shootout loss to the Predators.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
It was his fifth goal of the season, and he also had four shots on goal. Lucic has been a bit disappointing, with just 15 points through 31 games. He could be a solid "buy-low" candidate.
Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec stopped 27 shots during Tuesday's victory against the Sabres. | 12/16/2014 10:46 PM
News
Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec stopped 27 shots during Tuesday's victory against the Sabres.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He allowed just one goal, and is now a respectable 10-8-4 overall.
Blues right winger Vladimir Tarasenko recorded a hat trick on Tuesday. | 12/16/2014 10:45 PM
News
Blues right winger Vladimir Tarasenko recorded a hat trick on Tuesday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Tarasenko scored three different way with the first goal coming on even strength in the middle of the first period, the second on the power play in the middle of the second and an empty-netter late in the third. Tarasenko has 20 goals and 15 assists with a plus-17 rating in 31 games this season.
Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth allowed five goals on 36 shots during Tuesday's loss to the Jets. | 12/16/2014 10:44 PM
News
Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth allowed five goals on 36 shots during Tuesday's loss to the Jets.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Neuvirth should be owned anywhere, as he is now 3-7-1 on the season.
Jets center Mark Scheifele recorded three points during Tuesday's victory against the Sabres. | 12/16/2014 10:43 PM
News
Jets center Mark Scheifele recorded three points during Tuesday's victory against the Sabres.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
he had two goals and an assist, along with five shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a plus-two rating. Scheifele now has six goals and 16 points through 32 games, giving owners a reason to give him a look.
Kings left winger Marian Gaborik scored two goals in the loss Tuesday. | 12/16/2014 10:42 PM
News
Kings left winger Marian Gaborik scored two goals in the loss Tuesday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Gaborik still did not post a plus-rating as the Kings as a team had a poor game. Los Angeles lost, 5-2, with the final goal coming with an empty net. Gaborik was the lone bright spot with two scores on three shots.
Blues goalie Jake Allen continued his hot streak with another victory on Tuesday. | 12/16/2014 10:41 PM
News
Blues goalie Jake Allen continued his hot streak with another victory on Tuesday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Since getting pulled for Martin Brodeur on Dec. 6, Allen has won his last three starts. He stopped 21-of-23 shots against the Kings on Tuesday. Allen is 11-3-1 this season.
Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky won his seventh straight start on Tuesday. | 12/16/2014 10:33 PM
News
Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky won his seventh straight start on Tuesday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
The winning streak continues as Bobrovsky recorded his first shutout of the season. Over the last seven games, Bobrovsky has allowed three goals just twice and fewer than two goals three times. For the fantasy owners that waited patiently for Bobrovsky to return, here is your reward.
Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak continued his strong season during Tuesday's win against Anaheim. | 12/16/2014 10:31 PM
News
Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak continued his strong season during Tuesday's win against Anaheim.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Bozak had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-one rating. He is a strong option, with 12 goals and 27 points through 31 games.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard had the rare shutout and loss on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets. | 12/16/2014 10:31 PM
News
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard had the rare shutout and loss on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Howard stopped all 29 shots he faced to record his 20th career shutout, but Columbus got the better of him in the shootout. Howard is 13-5-7 this season.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel had a big game Tuesday against the Ducks. | 12/16/2014 10:30 PM
News
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel had a big game Tuesday against the Ducks.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He had two goals and an assist, and now has 17 goals and 34 points through 31 games. Kessel is one of the top options out there.
Ducks center Ryan Kesler recorded two points during Tuesday's loss against the Maple Leafs. | 12/16/2014 10:28 PM
News
Ducks center Ryan Kesler recorded two points during Tuesday's loss against the Maple Leafs.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He had a goal and an assist. Kesler has played well in his first season in Anaheim and now has 11 goals and 26 points through 33 games.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby took a tough loss in a shootout on Tuesday night. | 12/16/2014 10:27 PM
News
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby took a tough loss in a shootout on Tuesday night.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
The shootout was as entertaining as it gets, going 20 rounds. Holtby stopped 28-of-29 shots on goal and is now 12-7-5 on the season.
Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo allowed just one goal in Tuesday's shootout victory over the Capitals. | 12/16/2014 10:26 PM
News
Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo allowed just one goal in Tuesday's shootout victory over the Capitals.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
It was an unbelievable ending, as the shootout went 20 rounds. Luongo made 23 saves on 24 shots and is now 11-6-6 overall.
Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored the team's lone goal on Tuesday night. | 12/16/2014 10:08 PM
News
Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer scored the team's lone goal on Tuesday night.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He now has nine goals and 15 points through 30 games. Brouwer should be owned everywhere, but owners should beware he is not a consistent player.
Senators winger Bobby Ryan recored a goal, but was also minus-one Monday against Buffalo. | 12/16/2014 10:06 PM
News
Senators winger Bobby Ryan recored a goal, but was also minus-one Monday against Buffalo.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Ryan now has seven goals and 19 points through 27 games this season. He is a fine option.
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price picked up another win on Tuesday night against Carolina. | 12/16/2014 10:05 PM
News
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price picked up another win on Tuesday night against Carolina.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He stopped 25-of-26 shots on goal. Price is now a solid 17-8-1 on the season.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed four goals during Tuesday's loss to the Canadiens. | 12/16/2014 10:04 PM
News
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward allowed four goals during Tuesday's loss to the Canadiens.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He faced 29 shots on goal and dropped his record to 8-12-1 overall. There are better options out there.
Canadiens left wing Alex Galchenyuk netted a hat trick during Tuesday's win against the Hurricanes. | 12/16/2014 10:03 PM
News
Canadiens left wing Alex Galchenyuk netted a hat trick during Tuesday's win against the Hurricanes.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Galchenyuk should be owned everywhere, as he now has nine goals and 21 points through 32 games.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded two points on Tuesday. | 12/16/2014 9:47 PM
News
Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded two points on Tuesday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Johnson scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and then assisted Valtteri Filppula's empty-net goal as Tampa Bay beat Philadelphia, 3-1. Johnson has 10 goals, 23 assists and a plus-19 rating in 33 games this season.
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored Philadelphia's only goal on Tuesday as they lost, 3-1. | 12/16/2014 9:45 PM
News
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored Philadelphia's only goal on Tuesday as they lost, 3-1.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
The game started great as the Flyers led, 1-0, at the end of the first period with Simmonds goal. Philadelphia nearly added a second goal in the final 10 seconds too. Tampa Bay took over the game after that, scoring two goals in the first seven minutes of the second period. Simmonds has 14 goals and eight assists in 30 games this season.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 18th goal of the season on Tuesday. | 12/16/2014 9:42 PM
News
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 18th goal of the season on Tuesday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
The goal evened the score at one at the beginning of the second period. Tampa Bay added another goal in the period and an empty-netter to win, 3-1. Along with his 18 goals, Stamkos has 17 assists with a plus-one rating.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left Monday's game due to a lower-body injury and is unlikely to play Tuesday. | 12/16/2014 12:02 PM
News
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left Monday's game due to a lower-body injury and is unlikely to play Tuesday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
While the team waits for a timetable for return they have called up Andrei Vasilevskiy to back up Evgeni Nabokov.
Penguins left winger Steve Downie had a goal and an assist during Monday's victory against the Lightning. | 12/15/2014 9:58 PM
News
Penguins left winger Steve Downie had a goal and an assist during Monday's victory against the Lightning.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Downie has played well with Pittsburgh, and now has five goals and 15 points through 30 games.
Sabres left winger Matt Moulson scored a goal in Monday's shootout win against the Senators. | 12/15/2014 9:57 PM
News
Sabres left winger Matt Moulson scored a goal in Monday's shootout win against the Senators.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He also had three shots on goal and a minus-one rating on the night. Moulson now has seven goals and 15 points overall. There are better options out there.
Senators winger Bobby Ryan rscored a goal, but was also minus-one Monday against Buffalo. | 12/15/2014 9:56 PM
News
Senators winger Bobby Ryan rscored a goal, but was also minus-one Monday against Buffalo.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Ryan now has seven goals and 19 points through 27 games this season. He is a fine option.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak earned a shootout victory Monday versus New Jersey. | 12/15/2014 9:45 PM
News
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak earned a shootout victory Monday versus New Jersey.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He made 26 saves on 28 shots, and raised his record to 16-6-0 overall. Halak has been a pleasant surprise this season.
Devils center Scott Gomez notched two points on Monday night. | 12/15/2014 9:43 PM
News
Devils center Scott Gomez notched two points on Monday night.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He had a goal and an assist, and has played well since joing the Devils this season. Gomez has two goals and 6 points through eight games. He is worth a look.
Penguins left winger Steve Downie had a goal and an assist during Monday's victory against the Lightning. | 12/15/2014 9:41 PM
News
Penguins left winger Steve Downie had a goal and an assist during Monday's victory against the Lightning.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Downie has played well with Pittsburgh, and now has five goals and 15 points through 30 games.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov recorded two points during Monday's loss to the Penguins. | 12/15/2014 9:40 PM
News
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov recorded two points during Monday's loss to the Penguins.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-one rating. Kucherov now has 12 goals, 28 points, and a plus-17 rating though 32 games. The breakout season is on.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby has the mumps according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. | 12/14/2014 12:19 PM
News
Penguins center Sidney Crosby has the mumps according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
After his tests came back negative on Friday, second tests have apparently said Crosby has the disease spreading through the league. Crosby will miss Monday's game against the Lightning, which is a big loss for fantasy owners, but hopefully he returns shortly after that.
Canucks winger Radim Vrbata's stint away from the team's top line was quite short. | 12/14/2014 10:52 AM
News
Canucks winger Radim Vrbata's stint away from the team's top line was quite short.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Vancouver moved Vrbata off the first line in Friday's practice, but starting the third period on Saturday, the Canucks had Vrbata back playing with the Sedins. Vrbata should stay there with his 12 goals and 11 assists in 28 games this season.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby is still feeling ill and there is no word yet what is wrong according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. | 12/14/2014 10:50 AM
News
Penguins center Sidney Crosby is still feeling ill and there is no word yet what is wrong according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Crosby underwent tests for the mumps, which has been spreading around the league, and when the tests came back negative, Crosby practiced Friday. Then on Saturday, he sat out again to undergo further tests. Pittsburgh next plays Tampa Bay on Monday and would really like to have Crosby back, along with all fantasy owners, but Sid's status is up in the air.
Kings left winger Marian Gaborik will play on the third line Sunday. | 12/14/2014 10:45 AM
News
Kings left winger Marian Gaborik will play on the third line Sunday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Coach Darryl Sutter has played with his lines, and he has decided to move Gaborik and Justin Williams to the third line to play with Anze Kopitar. Gaborik has four goals and four assists in 18 games this season.
Sharks forward Tomas Hertl scored his seventh goal of the season on Saturday. | 12/14/2014 10:42 AM
News
Sharks forward Tomas Hertl scored his seventh goal of the season on Saturday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
It was the only goal of the game until Joe Thornton added an empty-net score with about a 1:30 left in the third period. Hertl has seven assists and 14 points in 32 games this season.
Predators goalie Pekka Rinne had a great start on Saturday, but his goalie counterpart was even better. | 12/14/2014 10:40 AM
News
Predators goalie Pekka Rinne had a great start on Saturday, but his goalie counterpart was even better.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Rinne made 32 saves and allowed just one goal, but Sharks goalie Antti Niemi stopped all 29 shots he faced. Rinne still has the best numbers in the league with a 1.75 GAA, .937 save percentage and 19 victories.
Sharks netminder Antti Niemi stopped all 29 shots he faced in a shutout of the Predators on Saturday. | 12/14/2014 10:38 AM
News
Sharks netminder Antti Niemi stopped all 29 shots he faced in a shutout of the Predators on Saturday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
That is a great sign for Niemi, who missed the last two starts for an undisclosed injury reason. Niemi is 12-7-3 with a 2.42 GAA and .919 save percentage this season.
Blues goalie Jake Allen had his best game of the month on Saturday. | 12/14/2014 10:35 AM
News
Blues goalie Jake Allen had his best game of the month on Saturday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Allen has struggled since Brian Elliott went down with an injury and Martin Brodeur joined the team, so it was nice for him to play well in a victory. Allen made 23 saves on 25 shots as the Blues won, 3-2, in overtime.
Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson scored a pair of goals in Saturday's loss to the Blues. | 12/14/2014 10:33 AM
News
Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson scored a pair of goals in Saturday's loss to the Blues.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Johnson registered a power-play goal in the first period and then scored again on even strength in the second period. He has six goals and nine assists in 29 games this season.
Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Avalanche. | 12/14/2014 10:30 AM
News
Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Avalanche.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal to tie the game at one towards the end of the first period. Then in overtime, he assisted T.J. Oshie's game-winning goal as St. Louis won, 3-2. Shattenkirk has four goals, 22 assists and a plus-13 rating in 30 games this season.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist had a great Saturday night. | 12/14/2014 10:27 AM
News
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist had a great Saturday night.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Lundqvist allowed just one third-period goal on 30 shots to lead the Rangers to a, 5-1, victory over the Canucks. He is 11-7-3 with a 2.63 GAA and .909 save percentage, which is very un-Lundqvist like. Perhaps Saturday will get him going.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller is all the sudden struggling big time. | 12/14/2014 10:25 AM
News
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller is all the sudden struggling big time.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
An early-season favorite for the Vezina Trophy, Miller has allowed 11 goals over the last three games, and in one of those contests, he played just 25 minutes. His save percentage in that stretch is .820. Hopefully Miller can get back on track with some time off as the Canucks play next on Wednesday.
Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello scored two goals in the New York rout in Vancouver Saturday. | 12/14/2014 10:22 AM
News
Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello scored two goals in the New York rout in Vancouver Saturday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Zuccarello scored the final goal of the first and second period as the Rangers led, 5-0, after two periods. They won, 5-1. Zuccarello has six goals and seven assists this season.
Stars center Tyler Seguin scored a goal on Saturday to retake the points lead. | 12/14/2014 10:21 AM
News
Stars center Tyler Seguin scored a goal on Saturday to retake the points lead.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Earlier Saturday, Jakub Voracek of Philadelphia scored two points to take the league lead. Seguin scored the first goal of the game and then assisted the next goal to retake first place. Seguin has 38 points, including 23 goals, which also leads the league.
Devils goal Cory Schneider did not finish Saturday's game due to a coach's decision. | 12/14/2014 10:18 AM
News
Devils goal Cory Schneider did not finish Saturday's game due to a coach's decision.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
New Jersey pulled Schneider after he allowed four goals in the first two periods. He did make 29 saves though, facing 33 shots. Schneider continues to see the most work in the league and is 11-14-3 with a 2.61 GAA and .916 save percentage this season.
Stars coach Lindy Ruff moved Jason Spezza back to the top line with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, and Spezza responded with a goal and an assist on Saturday. | 12/14/2014 10:16 AM
News
Stars coach Lindy Ruff moved Jason Spezza back to the top line with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, and Spezza responded with a goal and an assist on Saturday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Spezza assisted Seguin's goal to start the game and then fewer than three minutes later, Seguin assisted Spezza's score. Spezza has six goals and 18 assists this season, and he is a must-start when he is on the top line. Unfortunately, he also comes with a minus-nine rating.
Wild left winger Zach Parise scored the game-tying goal on the power play to send Saturday's contest into overtime. | 12/14/2014 10:12 AM
News
Wild left winger Zach Parise scored the game-tying goal on the power play to send Saturday's contest into overtime.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Parise also had a shootout score to help the Wild win, 4-3. He had a team leading eight shots on net. Parise has 11 goals and 12 assists with a plus-seven rating in 23 games this season.
Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk posted a better save percentage than his opposing goalie but got the loss. | 12/14/2014 10:10 AM
News
Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk posted a better save percentage than his opposing goalie but got the loss.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Dubnyk made 32 saves on 35 shots whereas Nicklas Backstrom had 27 saves on 30 shots, but Backstrom did better in the shootout. Dubnyk has decent numbers, 5-2-2, 2.74 GAA and .917 save percentage, as Mike Smith's backup, but what is frustrating fantasy owners is the fact he has yet to take over the starting role. Dubnyk is 0-2-1 in his last three starts which will not win him the job.
Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves in the, 4-3, shootout victory over the Coyotes on Saturday. | 12/14/2014 10:05 AM
News
Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves in the, 4-3, shootout victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Backstrom allowed all three goals and one shootout score but did shut the door on the other two shootout attempts. Backstrom is 5-2-1 this season as Darcy Kuemper's backup.
Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen won again on Saturday. 17 | 12/13/2014 10:38 PM
News
Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen won again on Saturday. 17
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Andersen has won his last six starts as the Ducks are on a seven-game winning streak. Over that streak, Andersen's numbers haven't been that impressive as the Ducks offense has really carried them. Andersen has a .914 save percentage and a 2.40 GAA.
Jets center Bryan Little scored the only goal of the game for Winnipeg as they lost, 4-1, to Anaheim on Saturday. | 12/13/2014 10:32 PM
News
Jets center Bryan Little scored the only goal of the game for Winnipeg as they lost, 4-1, to Anaheim on Saturday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Little has seven points in his last five games although that is a little misleading as four of those points came in one game. Little has 12 goals and nine assists in 31 games this season.
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf recorded two points during Saturday's victory over the Jets. | 12/13/2014 10:30 PM
News
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf recorded two points during Saturday's victory over the Jets.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Getzlaf had a goal and an assist with two shots on net and a plus-two rating. Getzlaf has 10 goals and 23 assists in 31 games this season.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak won his 15th game of the season on Saturday. | 12/13/2014 10:27 PM
News
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak won his 15th game of the season on Saturday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Halak stopped 23-of-25 shots to help the Islanders defeat the Blackhawks, 3-2. He came into the game with a .916 save percentage and 2.40 GAA. Halak is now 15-6-0.
Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored a beautiful goal against the Islanders on Saturday night. | 12/13/2014 10:25 PM
News
Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored a beautiful goal against the Islanders on Saturday night.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Kane skated up the right side of the ice and beat Jaroslav Halak with a deadly backhand shot. Kane had three shots on net and has 14 goals and 14 assists in 30 games this season.
Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo scored the game-tying power-play goal on Saturday as the Islanders rallied to beat the Blackhawks, 3-2. | 12/13/2014 10:24 PM
News
Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo scored the game-tying power-play goal on Saturday as the Islanders rallied to beat the Blackhawks, 3-2.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Okposo cleaned up a loose rebound to score his seventh goal of the season and tie the game with under 10 minutes left. Less than a minute later, Lubomir Visnovsky scored the game-winner. Okposo has 20 assists to go with those seven goals.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a good game against the Lightning on Saturday. | 12/13/2014 10:21 PM
News
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a good game against the Lightning on Saturday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Holtby shut out the Lightning through 55 minutes of the game. He allowed two late goals to make things interesting, but Washington added an empty-net goal as they won, 4-2. Holtby is 12-7-4 this season.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos had an assist and was even on Saturday. | 12/13/2014 10:20 PM
News
Lightning center Steven Stamkos had an assist and was even on Saturday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Not a great game for Stamkos but considering his most of his teammates were minus-one, minus-two or even minus-three in the, 4-2, loss, owners will take Stamkos' stats versus the Capitals. He has 17 goals and 16 assists this season.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom registered a hat trick on Saturday against the Lightning. | 12/13/2014 10:18 PM
News
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom registered a hat trick on Saturday against the Lightning.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Backstrom scored on 3-of-his-4 shots on net. He was plus-two in the game. Backstrom is now averaging over a point per game this season with eight goals and 22 assists in 29 games.
Maple Leafs forward Daniel Winnik led Toronto with two points on Saturday against the Red Wings. | 12/13/2014 10:16 PM
News
Maple Leafs forward Daniel Winnik led Toronto with two points on Saturday against the Red Wings.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Winnik assisted both goals in the third period for Toronto as they won, 4-1. Winnik has a goal and 10 assists this season.
Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored Detroit's only goal of Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs. | 12/13/2014 10:14 PM
News
Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored Detroit's only goal of Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Kronwall had two shots on net and finished minus-one. Detroit lost, 4-1. Kronwall has five goals and 13 assists this season.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped 27-of-28 shots to lift the Maple Leafs over the red hot Red Wings, 4-1. | 12/13/2014 10:12 PM
News
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped 27-of-28 shots to lift the Maple Leafs over the red hot Red Wings, 4-1.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Bernier is 4-1-0 with a .928 save percentage over his last four games. He is 12-6-3 and came into the game with a 2.63 GAA and .918 save percentage for the season.
Panthers winger Jussi Jokinen scored his first goal in nearly a month. | 12/13/2014 10:10 PM
News
Panthers winger Jussi Jokinen scored his first goal in nearly a month.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Jokinen has been a huge disappointment which was expected after leaving the high-flying Pittsburgh Penguins, where he played with Evgeni Malkin, for the Florida Panthers. Jokinen has three goals and 13 assists this season.
Sabres defenseman Nikita Zadorov had his best fantasy day of the season on Saturday. | 12/13/2014 10:08 PM
News
Sabres defenseman Nikita Zadorov had his best fantasy day of the season on Saturday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Zadorov scored a goal and an assist as Buffalo defeated Florida, 4-3. He still isn't fantasy relevant, however, as two of his three points of the season came in this game.
Blue Jackets winger Boone Jenner didn't take a shot in the shootout at the end of the game, but had the most important penalty shot of Saturday's game versus the Penguins. | 12/13/2014 10:06 PM
News
Blue Jackets winger Boone Jenner didn't take a shot in the shootout at the end of the game, but had the most important penalty shot of Saturday's game versus the Penguins.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Jenner earned a penalty shot attempt with the Blue Jackets trailing, 2-1, inside of eight minutes left in regulation. He beat Thomas Greiss to tie the game. Jenner also had an assist on the first goal of the game on the power play.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang played extremely well on Saturday against the Blue Jackets. | 12/13/2014 10:03 PM
News
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang played extremely well on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Letang scored two goals and finished plus-three. His first goal came on a beautiful two-on-one opportunity with the Penguins short handed. Craig Adams chipped the puck to himself off the boards, which started the break and then found Letang in front of the net. Letang faked the forehand shot and quickly flipped a backhanded shot over Sergei Bobrovsky's glove. Letang's second goal tied the game at three with 10 seconds left in regulation. The defenseman also scored in the shoootout, but Pittsburgh lost, 4-3.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang played extremely well on Saturday against the Blue Jackets. | 12/13/2014 10:03 PM
News
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang played extremely well on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Letang scored two goals and finished plus-three. His first goal came on a beautiful two-on-one opportunity with the Penguins short handed. Craig Adams chipped the puck to himself off the boards, which started the break and then found Letang in front of the net. Letang faked the forehand shot and quickly flipped a backhanded shot over Sergei Bobrovsky's gove. Letang's second goal tied the game at three with 10 seconds left in regulation. The defenseman also scored in the shoootout, but Pittsburgh lost, 4-3.
Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky won his sixth straight start on Saturday. | 12/13/2014 9:59 PM
News
Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky won his sixth straight start on Saturday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
It took a shootout, but Columbus picked up a much-needed two points as they try to get back into the playoff race. Bobrovsky made 33 saves, allowing three goals and the game-tying score with 10 seconds left in regulation. The goalie then stopped two-of-three shootout attempts from the Penguins.
Bruins winger Loui Erksson scored in Saturday's shootout loss to the Senators. | 12/13/2014 3:51 PM
News
Bruins winger Loui Erksson scored in Saturday's shootout loss to the Senators.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He also had four shots on goal, and now has five goals and 15 points through 30 games. Eriksson should be owned everywhere.
Senators center Mike Zibanejad scored a goal on Saturday. | 12/13/2014 3:48 PM
News
Senators center Mike Zibanejad scored a goal on Saturday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
It was his eighth goal of the season, and he now has 14 points through 27 games.
Flyers center Scott Laughton scored his first career goal Saturday against Carolina. | 12/13/2014 3:38 PM
News
Flyers center Scott Laughton scored his first career goal Saturday against Carolina.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-two rating. Laughton is centering the second line, so there is a chance he starts to produce.
Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek notched two more points during Saturday's victory against the Hurricanes. | 12/13/2014 3:37 PM
News
Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek notched two more points during Saturday's victory against the Hurricanes.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with six shots on goal and a plus-one rating. Voracek continues hisbreakout season and now has 11 goals and 37 points through 29 games.
Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's loss to the Flyers. | 12/13/2014 3:34 PM
News
Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's loss to the Flyers.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He also had six shots on goal and a minus-one rating. Staal has been disappointing this season, and now has seven goals, 16 points, and a minus-11 rating overall.
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews practiced Saturday morning and should play against the Islanders. | 12/13/2014 12:50 PM
News
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews practiced Saturday morning and should play against the Islanders.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He will return to top line duties, so owners can breathe easy.
Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen earned the victory Friday against the Oilers. | 12/13/2014 9:39 AM
News
Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen earned the victory Friday against the Oilers.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He made 21 saves on 23 shots, and has now won six consecutive games. Anderson is an early candidate for the Vezina Trophy, as he sports a 16-4-4 record, with a 2.44 GAA and .913 save percentage.
Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens replaced Viktor Fasth in the second period, and stopped all 12 shots on Friday night. | 12/13/2014 9:37 AM
News
Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens replaced Viktor Fasth in the second period, and stopped all 12 shots on Friday night.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Unfortunately it was too little too late, as Edmonton fell to the Ducks 4-2 after an empty-netter. Fasth stopped 10-of-13 shots on goal before being pulled.
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf recorded two points during Friday's victory against the Oilers. | 12/13/2014 9:34 AM
News
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf recorded two points during Friday's victory against the Oilers.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots on goal, four penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Another solid season for Getzlaf, who now has nine goals and 31 points through 30 games.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed two goals in Friday's shootout loss to the Panthers. | 12/12/2014 10:20 PM
News
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed two goals in Friday's shootout loss to the Panthers.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He stopped 24-of-26 shots on goal. Howard is now 13-5-6 on the season.
Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo stopped 29-of-31 shots on goal during Friday's shootout win against Detroit. | 12/12/2014 10:19 PM
News
Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo stopped 29-of-31 shots on goal during Friday's shootout win against Detroit.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Luongo has played well and is now 10-6-6 overall. He has 10 of the team's 12 wins this season.
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price faced 46 shots in Friday's victory versus Los Angeles. | 12/12/2014 10:17 PM
News
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price faced 46 shots in Friday's victory versus Los Angeles.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He made 44 saves and continues to play well this season. Price is now 16-8-1 overall.
Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban notched two points in Friday's victory against the Kings. | 12/12/2014 10:16 PM
News
Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban notched two points in Friday's victory against the Kings.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots on goal and a plus-two rating on the night. Subban has been solid all season and now has eight goals and 21 points through 31 games.

THN on Twitter