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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.
Arizona defenseman Keith Yandle had a big game on Tuesday night. | 10/21/2014 10:52 PM
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Arizona defenseman Keith Yandle had a big game on Tuesday night.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with a +1 rating and nine shots on goal. It was Yandle's first goal of the season, and he now has six points overall. He will continue to be a solid fantasy option.
Nashville center Mike Ribeiro notched two points on Tuesday night against Arizona. | 10/21/2014 10:52 PM
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Nashville center Mike Ribeiro notched two points on Tuesday night against Arizona.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, and now has five points on the season. James Neal and Ryan Ellis also tallied for the Predators.
Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec earned his second win of the season. | 10/21/2014 10:43 PM
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Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec earned his second win of the season.
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Impact
He defeated Carolina, while stopping 21 shots on goal. Pavelec is not the best option at goalie, as Winnipeg will struggle to gets wins, all season long.
Winnipeg left wing Andrew Ladd scored a goal and had six shots on goal, on Tuesday night. | 10/21/2014 10:42 PM
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Winnipeg left wing Andrew Ladd scored a goal and had six shots on goal, on Tuesday night.
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Impact
It was a nice night for Ladd, who scored his first goal of the season. He is not a great fantasy option, as he plays on a poor team, but Ladd will have solid nights like this one, throughout the season. Dustin Byfuglien and Adam Lowry scored the Jets' other two goals on the night.
Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored his fourth goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to Winnipeg. | 10/21/2014 10:41 PM
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Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored his fourth goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to Winnipeg.
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Impact
If owners need a goal-scoring option, Tlusty may be on waivers. Now would be a good time to make a move for him.
Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the team's only goal in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Canadiens. | 10/21/2014 10:22 PM
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Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the team's only goal in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Canadiens.
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Impact
It was his second goal of the season, and he now has seven points overall. The question with Zetterback is, can he stay healthy? If so, he will be a dynamic player in 2014-15.
Canadiens left wing Alex Galchenyuk scored a goal and was +1 on the night, in Tuesday's overtime victory. | 10/21/2014 10:20 PM
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Canadiens left wing Alex Galchenyuk scored a goal and was +1 on the night, in Tuesday's overtime victory.
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Impact
He is off to a nice start this season, as Galchenyuk now has seven points, along with a +4 rating. Owners need to consider picking him up off waivers.
Montreal center David Desharnais scored the overtime winner against Detroit. | 10/21/2014 10:18 PM
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Montreal center David Desharnais scored the overtime winner against Detroit.
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Impact
It was his first goal of the season, and he now has four points overall. There are better options than Desharnais from a fantasy perspecyive, but it is nice to see him score the OT winner.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well despite losing in overtime to Montreal. | 10/21/2014 10:17 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well despite losing in overtime to Montreal.
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Impact
He made 34 saves on 36 shots on goal, but it wasn't enough for the Wings. Howard is now 2-2-1, but is still a solid fantasy option.
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price played well in Tuesday's overtime win against Detroit. | 10/21/2014 10:15 PM
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Canadiens goaltender Carey Price played well in Tuesday's overtime win against Detroit.
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Impact
He stopped 27-of-28 shots on goal, and is now 5-1-0 on the season. Impressive start to the season for Price.
Sharks center Logan Couture had a big game in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins. | 10/21/2014 10:01 PM
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Sharks center Logan Couture had a big game in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.
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Impact
He scored two goals, and also had a superb eight shots on goal. However since the Sharks gave up five goals, Couture was -2 on the night. Joe Thornton added San Jose's third goal on the night, his second of the season.
Bruins winger Milan Lucic busted out of his early-season slump in Tueaday's win. | 10/21/2014 9:58 PM
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Bruins winger Milan Lucic busted out of his early-season slump in Tueaday's win.
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Impact
He has yet to score a goal, but Lucic did have three assists, along with a +1 rating. He now has five points on the season, and owners should expect him to start lighting the lamp extremely soon.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask did enough to pick up the win over San Jose on Tuesday night. | 10/21/2014 9:56 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask did enough to pick up the win over San Jose on Tuesday night.
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Impact
He stopped 31-of-34 shots on goal, for his third victory of the season. Rask has yet to be dominant just yet, but it is inevitable that he will carry Boston at some point this season.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped 28-of-31 shots in Tuesday's overtime victory over New Jersey. | 10/21/2014 9:54 PM
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped 28-of-31 shots in Tuesday's overtime victory over New Jersey.
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Impact
It was his fourth win of the season, and it looks like Lundqvist is starting to show why he is an elite goaltender in the NHL.
Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr scored his first goal of the season. | 10/21/2014 9:52 PM
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Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr scored his first goal of the season.
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Impact
Jagr also had an assist, along with a -1 rating and two shots on goal. He now has four points on the season, and as long as he can stay healthy, Jagr will have an impact on the fantasy season.
Rangers winger Chris Kreider played a strong game against the Devils on Tuesday. | 10/21/2014 9:51 PM
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Rangers winger Chris Kreider played a strong game against the Devils on Tuesday.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with a +2 rating and four shots on goal. Kreider continues to be a solid fantasy player, and it should stay that way, as he plays on the Rangers' top line.
Rangers winger Rick Nash has scored another goal in Tuesday's overtime win against New Jersey. | 10/21/2014 9:49 PM
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Rangers winger Rick Nash has scored another goal in Tuesday's overtime win against New Jersey.
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Impact
It is already his eighth goal of the season. Nash seems unstoppable right now, which is music to owners ears. Kevin Klein notched the OT winner for the Rangers, to take down their division rival.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier picked up his first win of the season. | 10/21/2014 9:46 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier picked up his first win of the season.
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Impact
He stopped 34-of-36 shots on goal, and frustrated Islanders' players all night. Bernier will continue to split starts with James Reimer, unless something drastic happens.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored two goals on Tuesday night. | 10/21/2014 9:44 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored two goals on Tuesday night.
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Impact
He added an assist, and was +3 on the night with five shots on goal. Kessel is a top tier player, and is producing as one of the better players in the NHL, at the moment.
Toronto left wing James van Riemsdyk had two points in Tuesday's win over the Islanders. | 10/21/2014 9:42 PM
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Toronto left wing James van Riemsdyk had two points in Tuesday's win over the Islanders.
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Impact
He had a goal and assist, along with a +2 rating and two shots on goal. JVR should continue to be a goal-scoring machine, moving forward.
Islanders center John Tavares notched his thurd goal of the season. | 10/21/2014 9:41 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares notched his thurd goal of the season.
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Impact
He now has 10 points, and is clearly looking like one of the best players in the game. Tavares has a chance to be a top-three fantasy player by season's end.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak was pulled in Tuesday's loss to Toronto. | 10/21/2014 9:39 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak was pulled in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.
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Impact
He let up five goals on 23 shots, before being yanked in the third period. It was Halak's second loss of the season, but he remains entrenched as New York's top goaltender. Chad Johnson replaced Halak and stopped all five shots he faced.
Dallas center Jason Spezza will play on the Stars top line Tuesday. | 10/21/2014 1:55 PM
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Dallas center Jason Spezza will play on the Stars top line Tuesday.
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Impact
Playing alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin can only help his fantasy value. Spezza may not be a 90-point scorer like he was in Ottawa for so many seasons, but he's got seven points in his first five games.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday night. | 10/21/2014 1:52 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday night.
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Impact
We were hoping Datsyuk would be able to stay healthy this season, but here we are five games into the season and Datsyuk is set to make his season debut. He played in just 45 games last season, the fewest in his 12-year career.
Calgary winger Mason Raymond led the team Sunday night with a goal and two assists. | 10/20/2014 12:36 PM
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Calgary winger Mason Raymond led the team Sunday night with a goal and two assists.
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Impact
In case you haven't been paying attention, Raymond's hot. He already has five goals (on 20 shots) and two assists in seven games while playing on the Flames third line.
Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen scored twice to earn the No. 1 star in Sunday's 3-0 win over St. Louis. | 10/20/2014 12:33 PM
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Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen scored twice to earn the No. 1 star in Sunday's 3-0 win over St. Louis.
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Impact
Vatanen's got five points this season, all of them on the power play. As long as he stays out there in man-advantage situations he will be a solid fantasy option.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made in two wins in a row with a 4-0 shutout win against San Jose. | 10/20/2014 12:30 PM
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made in two wins in a row with a 4-0 shutout win against San Jose.
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Impact
He stopped all 33 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season. The Sharks are second in scoring this season, so it was a well-earned blanking.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stopped 40-of-41 shots Sunday night en route to a 2-1 victory. | 10/20/2014 12:25 PM
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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stopped 40-of-41 shots Sunday night en route to a 2-1 victory.
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Impact
Quick has now won three in a row and stopped 114 of 116 shots after starting the season slowly. He back where he belongs and is a must start whenever he's between the pipes.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (groin) is practicing Monday, according to Chuck Pleiness and could return for Tuesday's contest with Montreal. | 10/20/2014 12:20 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (groin) is practicing Monday, according to Chuck Pleiness and could return for Tuesday's contest with Montreal.
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Impact
Howard's groin injury appears to have been a minor one. He's 2-1-1 with a 1.72 GAA and .934 save percentage.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen did not start on Saturday and has missed Monday's practice which makes him unlikly to be ready for Tuesday's game with Montreal. | 10/20/2014 12:17 PM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen did not start on Saturday and has missed Monday's practice which makes him unlikly to be ready for Tuesday's game with Montreal.
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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.
Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth was supposed to have an MRI on his groin Friday, but we haven't heard the results. | 10/20/2014 12:13 PM
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Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth was supposed to have an MRI on his groin Friday, but we haven't heard the results.
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Impact
Fasth was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, but we have no timetable for his return.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to a broken hand, according to Bob McKenzie. He was injured blocking a shot in the game against Vancouver on Saturday. | 10/20/2014 12:09 PM
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Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to a broken hand, according to Bob McKenzie. He was injured blocking a shot in the game against Vancouver on Saturday.
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Impact
Hedman normally is paired with Anton Stralman, but Matthew Carle will likely take that spot. His points production (seven in five games, including five on the power play) will be missed by fantasy owners.
Flames rookie Johnny Gaudreau said the healthy scratch on Friday was "good" for him according to the Calgary Sun. | 10/19/2014 10:42 AM
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Flames rookie Johnny Gaudreau said the healthy scratch on Friday was "good" for him according to the Calgary Sun.
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Impact
Gaudreau was pointless in the first five games of the season, so coach Bob Hartley scratched him for Friday's game. Gaudreau said he talked to Hartley and understands its a learning experience that will benefit him in the long run. His teammates have been fully supporting the rookie in the locker room. The Calgary Sun reported Gaudreau looked great in practice on Saturday and should be back in the lineup soon, maybe as early as Sunday.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist on Saturday against the Canucks. | 10/19/2014 10:20 AM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist on Saturday against the Canucks.
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Impact
Stamkos set the tone with a goal in the first minute of the game. Vancouver answered, but Stamkos responded right back with his second goal about a minute after the Canucks tied the game at one. Stamkos is second in the league with five goals.
Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz scored a hat trick on Saturday against the Coyotes as St. Louis routed Arizona, 6-1. | 10/19/2014 10:17 AM
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Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz scored a hat trick on Saturday against the Coyotes as St. Louis routed Arizona, 6-1.
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Impact
Schwartz scored a power-play goal about halfway through the second period, an even-strength goal in the first minute of the third period and then another power-play goal with seconds remaining. Schwartz had four points in the game and now has seven on the season.
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored the game-winning overtime goal shorthanded on Saturday against the Predators. | 10/19/2014 10:13 AM
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Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored the game-winning overtime goal shorthanded on Saturday against the Predators.
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Impact
Chicago jumped out to an early 1-0 lead about two minutes into the game, but the Blackhawks did not score again until overtime. Toews was plus-one with three shots and one hit in over 22 minutes of ice time.
Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya scored his first goal of the season on Saturday against the Predators. | 10/19/2014 10:13 AM
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Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya scored his first goal of the season on Saturday against the Predators.
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Impact
Oduya's goal was his only shot of the game. He scored at the 1:49 mark of the first period, and Chicago won the game in overtime, 2-1. Oduya was plus-two.
Predators defenseman Shea Weber scored a power play goal on Saturday for his third score of the season. | 10/19/2014 10:08 AM
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Predators defenseman Shea Weber scored a power play goal on Saturday for his third score of the season.
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Impact
Weber also had two penalty minutes, three shots and two hits. He has three goals, four points and a plus-five rating five games into the season.
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored the game-winning overtime goal shorthanded on Saturday against the Predators. | 10/19/2014 10:04 AM
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Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored the game-winning overtime goal shorthanded on Saturday against the Predators.
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Impact
Toews was on the ice as Chicago jumped out to an early 1-0 lead about two minutes into the game, but the Blackhawks did not score again until overtime. Toews was plus-one with three shots and one hit in over 22 minutes of ice time.
Stars center Tyler Seguin had four assists on Saturday against the Flyers. | 10/18/2014 10:58 PM
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Stars center Tyler Seguin had four assists on Saturday against the Flyers.
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Impact
Seguin has eight points in his last three games, four goals and four assists. His rating is also a plus-six. Hopefully no Bruins fans are watching this guy play because he has been spectacular.
Flyers center Claude Giroux scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Philadelphia completed a two-goal comeback on Saturday against the Stars. | 10/18/2014 10:55 PM
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Flyers center Claude Giroux scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Philadelphia completed a two-goal comeback on Saturday against the Stars.
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Impact
The goal was Giroux's second of the season to give the Flyers its first victory. Philadelphia was aggressive, crashing the net in overtime, and drew a penalty. Giroux's goal came on the power play. Giroux also had an assist and finished plus-one.
Blues center Paul Stastny suffered an upper body injury and will not return on Saturday according to the team's twitter. | 10/18/2014 10:49 PM
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Blues center Paul Stastny suffered an upper body injury and will not return on Saturday according to the team's twitter.
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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 a goal and three assists this season.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored on his shootout attempt to seal a Washington victory on Saturday night. | 10/18/2014 10:37 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored on his shootout attempt to seal a Washington victory on Saturday night.
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Impact
Ovechkin was the third Capital to score in the shootout, and goalie Justin Peters stopped Panthers' Jossi Jokinen just prior to Ovechkin's score. Therefore, the victory was sealed. Ovechkin had two shots and seven hits in the game.
Captals goalie Justin Peters stopped 20-of-21 shots against the Panthers on Saturday. | 10/18/2014 10:37 PM
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Captals goalie Justin Peters stopped 20-of-21 shots against the Panthers on Saturday.
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Impact
The only goal Peters allowed was on the power play, but unfortunately for Washington, they also only scored one goal in regulation. Peters earned the victory in the shootout. The goalie stopped Panthers' right winger Jossi Jokinen and then Alex Ovechkin scored to win.
Panthers forward Brad Boyes scored with under five minutes to go in the third period on Saturday to earn a point for Florida. | 10/18/2014 10:35 PM
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Panthers forward Brad Boyes scored with under five minutes to go in the third period on Saturday to earn a point for Florida.
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Impact
The Captials led the game, 1-0, for over 52 minutes in the game, but Boyes power play goal sent the contest to overtime. The Panthers lost in the shootout, but still earned a point.
Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored on his shootout attempt to seal a Washington victory on Saturday night. | 10/18/2014 10:31 PM
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Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored on his shootout attempt to seal a Washington victory on Saturday night.
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Impact
Ovechkin was the third Capital to score in the shootout, and goalie Justin Peters stopped Hurricanes' Jossi Jokinen just prior to Ovechkin's score. Therefore, the victory was sealed. Ovechkin had two shots and seven hits in the game.
Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored his fourth goal of the young season on Saturday against the Devils. | 10/18/2014 10:27 PM
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Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored his fourth goal of the young season on Saturday against the Devils.
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Impact
San Jose won, 4-2. Marleau had two points, two shots and was plus-one. He has seven points on the season.
Devils left winger Mike Cammalleri scored as New Jersey tried to comeback against the Sharks on Saturday but ultimately lost, 4-2. | 10/18/2014 10:26 PM
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Devils left winger Mike Cammalleri scored as New Jersey tried to comeback against the Sharks on Saturday but ultimately lost, 4-2.
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Impact
Cammalleri finally got the Devils on the board at the 8:00 mark of the third period. Adam Henrique then scored to make the deficit just one, but the Sharks sealed the victory with an empty-net goal.
Sharks center Logan Couture scored a goal and has two assist in a victory over the Devils, on Saturday. | 10/18/2014 10:23 PM
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Sharks center Logan Couture scored a goal and has two assist in a victory over the Devils, on Saturday.
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Impact
Couture had his first assist and goal on the power play as San Jose jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the end of the second period. Couture then assisted Patrick Marleau's goal as the Sharks led 3-0. The Devils battled back to score the next two goals before allowing an empty netter.
Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno scored a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Senators. | 10/18/2014 10:17 PM
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Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno scored a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Senators.
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Impact
Foligno also had four shots on net and was plus-one. Despite erasing a 2-0 deficit, the Blue Jackets could not complete the comeback as Senators left winger Mike Hoffman scored in the third period, and Ottawa won, 3-2.
Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner won again on Saturday against the Blue Jackets. | 10/18/2014 10:15 PM
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Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner won again on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Lehner has earned more playing time with his great play. On Saturday, he allowed just two goals on 40 shots to post a .950 save percentage in the game. He helped kill both Blue Jacket power plays. Lehner will likely stay in net as long as he is playing well.

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