Center Player Notes For The Last 15 Days
Ryan Johansen, C, CLB 11/25/2014 9:46:00 PM Description: Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen scored a goal in Tuesday's loss to the Jets. Insight: It was his eighth goal of the season, and Johansen now has a solid 24 points through 21 games.
Bryan Little, C, WIN 11/25/2014 9:45:00 PM Description: Jets center Bryan Little had a goal and an assist on Tuesday night. Insight: He was also +2 on the night, and now has 14 points through 23 games. Owners would like to see a little more, before making him a solid option in regards to their starting lineups.
Kyle Turris, C, OTT 11/24/2014 10:16:00 PM Description: Senators center Kyle Torris recorded two points during Monday's loss to Detroit. Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots on goal and two penalty minutes. Turris now has 14 points through 20 games, and owners hope that Monday's game gets him going.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT 11/24/2014 9:44:00 PM Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby recorded three points during Monday's win against the Bruins. Insight: He had one goal and two assists, and is now tied with Jakub Voracek for the league-lead, with 29 points.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT 11/24/2014 9:43:00 PM Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored two goals, including the overtime winner on Monday. Insight: He now has 10 goals on the season, and continues to be a major force for fantasy owners.
Joe Pavelski, C, SJS 11/23/2014 10:55:00 AM Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored a goal during Saturday's shootout loss to Arizona. Insight: It was his ninth goal of the season, and Pavelski now has 19 points and a +3 rating overall. He will continue to be a great otion for fantasy owners all season long.
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI 11/23/2014 10:46:00 AM Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored two goals in Chicago's 7-1 victory against the Oilers. Insight: He is as steady as they come, and Toews now has 18 points and a +5 rating on the season.
Adam Henrique, C, NJD 11/23/2014 10:34:00 AM Description: Devils center Adam Henrique notched two points in Saturday's shootout loss to the Flames. Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots on goal and a +1 rating on the night. Henrique continues to be a solid option for owners, with 12 points and a +5 rating through 15 games.
Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL 11/23/2014 10:25:00 AM Description: Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon recorded three assists in Saturday's win against Carolina. Insight: He now has 16 points through 21 games, which is solid. However, MacKinnon's -6 rating this season, should worry fantasy owners.
Colin Wilson, C, NAS 11/23/2014 10:02:00 AM Description: Predators center Colin Wilson scored a goal in Saturday's shootout win against the Panthers. Insight: It was just his third goal of the season, and while Wilson is +6 overall, he should not be considered a fantasy option for now.
Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA 11/23/2014 10:00:00 AM Description: Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad scored a goal during Saturday's loss to Nashville. Insight: It was his seventh goal of the season. Bjugstad also had three shots on goal and a +1 rating on the night. He now has 11 points in 18 games, and is turning into a decent option for owners.
John Tavares, C, NYI 11/22/2014 10:00:00 PM Description: Islanders center John Tavares notched two points in Saturday's win against Pittsburgh. Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and continued his strong play. Tavares now has 20 points on the season.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT 11/22/2014 9:58:00 PM Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Islanders. Insight: It was his eighth goal of the season, but Malkin was also -1 on the night. He now has 23 points through 19 games.
Tyler Bozak, C, TOR 11/22/2014 9:54:00 PM Description: Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak scored two goals in Saturday's win against Detroit. Insight: The second one was an empty netter, but nevertheless Bozak now has eight goals and 19 points on the season.
Tomas Plekanec, C, MON 11/22/2014 9:49:00 PM Description: Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec recorded two points in Saturday's win over the Bruins. Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and now has 17 points this season. Plekanec will continue to be a solid fantasy option.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM 11/22/2014 9:43:00 PM Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Wild. Insight: He was also +1 on the night, and now has 24 points through 22 games overall. Stamkos is line for another monster season.
Brandon Dubinsky, C, CLB 11/21/2014 1:46:00 PM Description: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky (abdominal surgery) is expected to begin practicing soon, according to Shawn Mitchel of the Columbus Dispatch. Insight: Dubinsky will likely be a second-line regular, but he excelled in that role last season with 16 goals and 34 assists.
Claude Giroux, C, PHI 11/20/2014 10:49:00 PM Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored his sixth goal of the season on Thursday against the Wild. Insight: Giroux tied the game on the power play with fewer than four minutes left in regulation. Giroux may not have a ton of goals yet, but he has 16 assists and a plus-six rating. Philadelphia, however, allowed a goal inside of one minute left in regulation and lost, 3-2.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM 11/20/2014 10:19:00 PM Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored late in the third period but Tampa Bay still lost to Toronto, 5-2. Insight: Stamkos led Tampa Bay with five shots on net. He has 13 goals and 10 assists this season.
Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA 11/20/2014 6:58:00 PM Description: Panthers center Alexsander Barkov will return to the ice on Thursday against the Sharks. Insight: Barkov missed the team's last game because of the flu. The 19-year-old has two goals and three points through 13 games this season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C, DET 11/20/2014 3:08:00 PM Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) will not play Thursday, but could return by the weekend. Insight: He missed three games with a groin injury. Datsyuk is a must start when he playes (11 points in 10 games) he just can't get healthy.
Andrew Shaw, C, CHI 11/20/2014 3:05:00 PM Description: Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw will miss Thursday's game due to an upper body issue, according to Chicsgo Sun-Times beat reporter Mark Lazerus. Insight: Shaw has three goals and three assists in 18 games. Added with a minus 4 rating makes him a non-fantasy factor.
Claude Giroux, C, PHI 11/19/2014 7:54:00 PM Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux is in the lineup on Wednesday against the Rangers. Insight: Giroux suffered an injury in practice on Monday and was expected to sit out. He is considered day-to-day, so he is in the lineup and also should be in yours.
Jeff Carter, C, LOS 11/19/2014 10:17:00 AM Description: Kings center Jeff Carter had a goal and an assist during Tuesday's win over the Panthers. Insight: Carter has been great this season, with 17 points and a +14 rating overall. Owners should be extremely pleased with his numbers.
Tyler Seguin, C, DAL 11/19/2014 9:42:00 AM Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored two goals during Tuesday's loss to Hurricanes. Insight: He has been great this season, and now has 24 points through only 19 games.
Eric Staal, C, CAR 11/19/2014 9:40:00 AM Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal recorded three points in Tuesday's win over the Stars. Insight: He had two goals and one assist, along with four shots on goal and a +1 rating. Staal now has 11 points through 13 games, but is also -5 overall.
Mike Ribeiro, C, NAS 11/18/2014 10:20:00 PM Description: Nashville center Mike Ribeiro registered two points in Tuesday's 9-2 win over the Maple Leafs. Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots on goal and a +2 rating on the night. Ribeiro now has five goals, 16 points, and is +12 overall.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT 11/18/2014 10:04:00 PM Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a goal in Tuesday's win against the Canadiens. Insight: It was his eighth goal of the season, and Crosby is now tied for the league-lead with Jakub Voracek with 26 points overall.
Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS 11/18/2014 9:43:00 PM Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored his second consecutive game-winning goal, Tuesday versus St. Louis. Insight: He opened up the scoring in the first period, and it was enough as Boston shut out the Blues. Bergeron nw has five goals and 15 points through 20 games.
Ryan Strome, C, NYI 11/18/2014 9:31:00 PM Description: Islanders forward Ryan Strome scored one of the team's five goals in Tuesday's victory over Tampa Bay. Insight: It was his third goal of the season, and Strome now has 12 points and a +5 rating through 18 games.
Claude Giroux, C, PHI 11/18/2014 5:16:00 PM Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux is not expected to play Wednesday, as he deals with a lower-body injury. Insight: He was hurt during Monday's practice, but GM Ron Hextall is considering him day-to-day for now. Giroux has 21 points through 16 games.
David Krejci, C, BOS 11/18/2014 2:03:00 PM Description: Bruins center David Krejci (hip) was skating between Milan Lucic and Seth Griffith in Monday's practice and could return as early as this evening. Insight: Krejci hasn't been given medical clearance to play, according to coach Claude Julien, but that could come very soon. be prepared to install him back into your starting lineup. Krejci has totaled 10 points in 10 games.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM 11/17/2014 9:35:00 PM Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos recorded three points in Monday's win versus the Rangers. Insight: Stamkos had one goal and two assists, along with three shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a +2 rating. He is just mowing along, with 12 goals and 22 points, through only 19 games.
Joe Pavelski, C, SJS 11/15/2014 10:44:00 PM Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored in a losing effort against the Blue Jackets on Saturday. Insight: Pavelski has eight goals and eight assists this season. San Jose had 37 shots against the Blue Jackets, but lost, 2-1.
Matt Duchene, C, COL 11/15/2014 10:39:00 PM Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored a goal and finished plus-one on Saturday. Insight: Duchene has six goals and seven assists with a minus-one rating this season. Colorado won, 3-2, on Saturday for its second straight game, so perhaps the Avalanche get rolling now. They have struggled out of the gate.
Brock Nelson, C, NYI 11/15/2014 10:28:00 PM Description: Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored a goal and had an incredible seven shots on net against the Lightning on Saturday. Insight: Just when fantasy owners likely thought it was safe to drop Nelson, he has a game where he is heavily involved in the offense. Coming into Saturday's game, Nelson had just three points in November after registering 12 points in October. Fantasy owners should keep Nelson for the moment.
Brayden Schenn, C, PHI 11/15/2014 10:21:00 PM Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn scored two goals in a losing effort on Saturday against the Candiens. Insight: Schenn was plus-one in the 6-3 loss to Montreal. He led the Flyers with five shots on goal. Schenn has six goals and seven assists this season.
Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF 11/15/2014 10:13:00 PM Description: Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons scored two goals against the Maple Leafs. Insight: Buffalo scored a season-high six goals on Saturday to win its fourth game of the season. Girgensons was the only Sabre with multiple goals and a plus-four rating. He has six goals and four assists this season.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT 11/15/2014 10:07:00 PM Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Rangers. Insight: Malkin played his best game of the season Saturday. He was flying all over the ice. He had an assist on Blake Comeau's goal to start the scoring and tied the game in the second period. Pittsburgh won in a shootout, 3-2.
Anze Kopitar, C, LOS 11/15/2014 7:03:00 PM Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar scored his fifth goal of the season on the power play to tie the game agaisnt the Ducks on Saturday. Insight: Center Jarret Stoll then scored on the power play in overtime to give the Kings the come-from-behind victory. Kopitar has eight points this season.
Ryan Kesler, C, ANA 11/15/2014 7:01:00 PM Description: Ducks center Ryan Kesler scored his sixth goal of the season on Saturday. Insight: Kesler gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead over the Kings at the end of the second period. Anaheim, however, allowed a power-play goal halfway through the third period, and the Kings won in overtime. The Kings and Ducks split the home-and-home series this week.
Mikael Granlund, C, MIN 11/15/2014 4:41:00 PM Description: Wild center Mikael Granlund scored the game-winning goal Saturday against the Stars. Insight: It was just his second goal of the season, so he should be left out of lineups for the time being.
Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS 11/15/2014 3:33:00 PM Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal Saturday versus Carolina. Insight: All goals were scored in the first period, as Seth Griffith scored his fifth goal in the frame as well. Bergeron now has four goals and 14 points overall.
Jiri Tlusty, C, CAR 11/15/2014 3:31:00 PM Description: Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to Boston Insight: He also had four shots on goal, and now has seven goals and nine points on the season, but is also minus-six overall.
Martin Hanzal, C, ARI 11/15/2014 9:43:00 AM Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal recorded a hat trick in Friday's win over Vancouver. Insight: He now has five goals and 11 points on the season, but owners need to see a little more before he can inserted into lineups.
John Tavares, C, NYI 11/14/2014 10:23:00 PM Description: Islanders center John Tavares scored his seventh goal of the season. Insight: He now has 17 points in 16 games, and is looking like one of the best players in the NHL.
Claude Giroux, C, PHI 11/14/2014 9:41:00 PM Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux had two more points in Friday's loss to Columbus. Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and already has 20 points in 15 games. Teammate Jakub Voracek also chipped in two points, and he now has 24 points this season.
Filip Forsberg, C, NAS 11/13/2014 10:52:00 PM Description: Predators center Filip Forsberg recorded three points and five shots on goal in Thursday's loss to the Blues. Insight: He has been a force this season, and now has 20 points and a +19 rating through only 16 games.
Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF 11/13/2014 10:37:00 PM Description: Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons recorded two points during Thursday's loss to Minnesota. Insight: He also had two shots and a +1 rating on the night, but should not be considered a fantasy option for the time being.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM 11/13/2014 10:07:00 PM Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored Tampa Bay's lone goal on Thursday. Insight: Just another season for Stamkos, who now has 18 points in 17 games.
Joe Thornton, C, SJS 11/13/2014 10:06:00 PM Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton scored a goal in Thursday's win over the Lightning. Insight: Thornton now has a solid 16 points in 18 games played. Owners should be pleased with his production.
Matt Duchene, C, COL 11/13/2014 9:50:00 PM Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene recorded two points on Thursday. Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a +1 rating on the night. Duchene now has 12 points on the season, but is -2 in 2014-15 as well.
Tyler Johnson, C, TAM 11/12/2014 1:31:00 PM Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson left Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks after taking a cross-check from Brent Seabrook. Insight: Johnson did not return. The Tampa Bribune reports he will be evaulated on Wednesday.
Derek Stepan, C, NYR 11/12/2014 10:39:00 AM Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan had two assists in New York's rout of Pittsburgh, 5-0, on Tuesday. Insight: With the pair of assists, Stepan hit the 200-point mark. He was able to reach that plateau in 297 games. Stepan has three points in the last three games.
Kyle Turris, C, OTT 11/12/2014 10:22:00 AM Description: Senators center Kyle Torris scored for the second straight game on Tuesday. Insight: Turris had a goal and an assist against the Canucks. He had four shots on goal. Turris has three goals, seven assists and a minus-two rating this season.
Tyler Seguin, C, DAL 11/12/2014 10:13:00 AM Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored two goals within a minute of each other in the second period to help Dallas capture a much-needed victory over Arizona, 4-3. Insight: Seguin's back-to-back goals erased a two-goal Arizona lead. Dallas took their own lead on Erik Cole's score with less than five minutes left in regulation. Arizona tied the game, again, a minute later, but then the Stars scored shorthanded to win. Seguin's second goal came on the power play. He is tied with Rick Nash for the league lead in goals scored with 12.
Brad Richards, C, CHI 11/12/2014 10:02:00 AM Description: Blackhawks center Brad Richards scored his third goal of the season on Tuesday. Insight: Richards tied the game at one with a score at the 9:13 mark of the second period. Kris Versteeg and Brandon Saad had the assists. Chicago went on to win in a shootout due to Patrick Kane's shootout goal.
Joakim Lindstrom, C, STL 11/11/2014 11:01:00 PM Description: Blues Joakim Lindstrom scored two power-play goals as St. Louis tacked on three late goals and beat the Sabres, 6-1. Insight: St. Louis led Buffalo, 3-1, for most of the third period, but the Blues scored three power-play goals inside of three minutes to play. Lindstrom scored two of them. He now has three goals this season.
Jori Lehtera, C, STL 11/11/2014 10:57:00 PM Description: Blues center Jori Lehtera recorded a hat trick on Tuesday against the Sabres. Insight: Lehtera scored on 3-of-his-5 shots and was plus-three. He has five goals and eight assists this season.
Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA 11/11/2014 10:15:00 PM Description: Panthers center Alexsander Barkov scored his second goal of the season on Tuesday against the Sharks. Insight: Maybe that will get him going. He has just two goals and no assists in 11 games to start the 2014-2015 season.
Joe Thornton, C, SJS 11/11/2014 10:13:00 PM Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton scored the lone goal for San Jose against the lowly Panthers. Insight: Thornton is having a productive season at the age of 35. He has five goals and 10 assists in 17 games.
Marcus Johansson, C, WAS 11/11/2014 10:01:00 PM Description: Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored two goals against the Blue Jackets. Insight: Johnansson joined Alex Ovechkin as multi-goal scorers on Tuesday. Johansson finished plus-one with eight shots. He has eight goals and four assists this season.
Ryan Carter, C, NJD 11/11/2014 9:40:00 PM Description: Wild center Ryan Carter scored against his former team on Tuesday. Insight: Carter scored his first goal of the season against the Devils. He has six points in 13 games this season.