Description: Maple Leafs center Peter Holland scored the game-winning goal in the third period as Toronto defeated Florida, 3-2, on Tuesday.
Insight: Perhaps this victory will allow the Maple Leafs to forget about Phil Kessel ranting to the media and TSN posting a fan tweet joking about Joffrey Lupul sleeping with Dion Phaneuf's wife. Unlikely, though, as it's been a rough season in Toronto. The Maple Leafs scored two goals in the final period to erase a one-goal deficit versus the Panthers. Holland had 10 goals and 10 assists in 54 games this season.
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and winger Alex Ovechkin continue to be a deadly combination as Backstrom assisted both of Ovechkin's goals on Tuesday.
Insight: Backstrom and Ovechkin are currently tied for the league lead with 67 points, but that seems to be changing by the hour. Still, it is very impressive that 65 games into the season two teammates have combined to score over 130 points. One of Backstrom's assists on Tuesday came on the power play.
Description: Flyers center Sean Couturier jump started a Philadelphia comeback that ultimately fell short versus the Flames on Tuesday.
Insight: Philadelphia trailed, 2-0, going into the third period, but tied the game with goals from Couturier and Mark Streit. Flames winger Jiri Hudler won the game in overtime. Couturier has 13 goals with 16 assists this season.
Description: Predators center Mike Fisher scored his team's only goal in their loss to the Devils on Tuesday. Nashville has now lost four games in a row.
Insight: Fisher recorded four shots on net, which was third on the team. He scored on even strength in the second period. Fisher has 16 goals and 18 assists with a plus-12 rating in 44 games this season.
Description: Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin finished with three points during Sunday's victory against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, along with six shots on goal. Malkin now has 26 goals, 64 points, and 60 penalty minutes through 57 games this season. Steve Downie, David Perron, and Derrick Pouliot also tallied for Pittsburgh.
Description: Blues center Paul Stastny registered two points in a strong defensive battle versus the Oilers on Saturday.
Insight: Stastny assisted Dmitrij Jaskin's goal in the first period and then scored the game-winner in the third period. St. Louis won, 2-1. Stastny led the team with five shots on net. He has 12 goals and 24 assists with a plus-11 rating in 54 games this season.
Description: Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored a goal in San Jose's loss to Ottawa on Saturday.
Insight: Marleau scored on the power play to give the Sharks a, 2-1, lead, but the Senators scored three unanswered goals in the final period to win, 4-2. Marleau has 14 goals and 31 assists but is also minus-16 in 63 games this season.
Description: Canadiens center David Desharnais scored a pair of goals in the, 4-0, victory over the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Insight: Desharnais scored both of his goals in the final period as insurance. Not that Carey Price needed it, who has allowed more than two goals just once in his last 10 starts. Desharnais has 11 goals and 27 assists with a plus-22 rating this season.
Description: Sabres center Cody Hodgson scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's loss to the Panthers.
Insight: Hodgson scored and assisted Andrej Meszaros' goal in the first period as the Sabres jumped out to a, 2-0, lead. Florida, however, scored three unanswered goals in the second period and then the final two goals to win, 5-3. Hodgson has four goals and seven assists in 59 games this season.
Description: Panthers center Brandon Pirri scored a pair of goals as Florida came back to defeat Buffalo, 5-3.
Insight: Pirri had a game-high nine shots on goal. That's more shots on net than Buffalo's entire team had in the second and third period combined. Pirri has 11 goals and two assists in 29 games this season.
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored twice during Friday's victory against Chicago.
Insight: Stamkos had a strong game, with seven shots on goal and a plus-one rating as well. He now has 34 goals and 57 points through 63 games. Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan also tallied for Tampa Bay.
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded two points during Thursday's loss against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with six shots and two penalty minutes. Both points came on the power play, as Giroux leads the league with 31 power-play points. Brayden Schenn also scored for Philadelphia.
Description: Buffalo center Torrey Mitchell scored twice during Thursday's victory against the Canucks.
Insight: Mitchell was also plus-four on the night, with two shots on goal. He can be left on the wire, as he has just four goals and 12 points through 50 games. Brian Flynn, Brian Gionta, Andrej Meszaros, and Chris Stewart also tallied for the Sabres.
Description: The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Daniel Winnik in exchange for Zach Sill, a 2016 second-round pick and 2015 fourth-round pick.
Insight: Winnik is an immediate upgrade for a Penguins team that was looking for depth. Winnik had seven goals and 18 assists with a plus-15 rating in 58 games in Toronto. He will already have the second-best plus/minus on the Penguins. Toronto will pay half of Winnik's salary, and he will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Description: Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon a goal during Tuesday's loss against the Predators.
Insight: He also had two shots and a minus-one rating on the night. MacKinnon now has 13 goals and 37 points through 61 games, which is definitely a disappointment for owners. John Mitchell also scored for Colorado.
Description: Bruins center David Krejci has a partially torn MCL and will miss four-to-six weeks of action according to NHL.com.
Insight: Krejci suffered the injury on Sunday against the Blackhawks. The four-to-six week timeframe means he likely won't be back until the end of the regular season. That's if Boston advances to the playoffs. Ryan Spooner will likely move into Krejci's spot next to Milan Lucic.
Description: Stars center Jason Spezza had two goals against the Wild on Sunday as Dallas lost, 6-2.
Insight: The Stars led, 1-0, at the end of two periods, but Minnesota was ferocious in the final period, scoring six goals. Spezza added another goal to make the score a little more respectable, however, it was still a period to forget for Dallas. Spezza has 14 goals and 36 assists in 60 games this season.
Description: Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon scored a hat trick in the, 5-4, victory over the Lightning on Sunday.
Insight: MacKinnon scored a goal in the first period and then two more in the second period. He scored the hat trick on three shots. MacKinnon, however, has been overall disappointing this season with just 12 goals and 24 assists in 60 games this season.
Description: Tampa Bay's second line just keeps rolling along this season with Tyler Johnson leading the way with a goal and two assists on Sunday.
Insight: Johnson's linemates Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat also combined for two goals and an assist. Johnson actually assisted each of his linemates' goals. Johnson has 23 goals and 36 assists in 60 games this season.
Description: Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin broke out of his slump as he scored a pair of goals on Sunday versus the Panthers.
Insight: In his first seven games this month, Malkin had just two points, but he has three goals and two assists in his last three games. Malkin scored in the final minute of the second period, which really turned the tide against the Panthers. Pittsburgh scored three goals in the final period to win, 5-1. Malkin has 24 goals and 34 assists in 55 games this season.
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored a goal and had two assists as Boston routed Chicago, 6-2, on Sunday.
Insight: Bergeron scored from close range to get Boston going. The Bruins then scored four unanswered goals in the second period with Bergeron picking up assists on two of those four goals. One of the assists came of the power play. He has 17 goals and 25 assists in 58 games this season.
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded two points on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, with both points coming on the power play. Amazingly, Giroux has not scored an even-strength goal at home this season, yet still has 57 points through 59 games. Wayne Simmonds scored a goal, extending his point streak to eight games, and Michael Del Zotto netted the game-winner.
Description: Coyotes center Mark Arcobello scored a goal during Saturday's loss versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: He also had two shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Arcobello has 11 goals, but just 18 points through 54 games, and can be left on the wire. Michael Stone also lit the lamp for Edmonton.
Description: Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf scored a goal during Saturday's victory over the Oilers.
Insight: Francois Beauchemin also lit the lamp for Anaheim, as the Ducks won 2-1. Getzlaf keeps trucking along, with 19 goals, 57 points, 45 penalty minutes, and a plus-10 rating through 57 games this season.
Description: Devils forward Adam Henrique scored a goal during Saturday's victory over the Hurricanes.
Insight: He also had two shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Henrique now has 12 goals and 31 points through 52 games this season. Tuomo Ruutu and Andy Greene also scored goals for New Jersey.
Description: Nashville center Colin Wilson scored a goal during Saturday's shootout loss to the Flyers.
Insight: Wilson fast been fantastic all season, and now has 19 goals, 39 points, and a plus-24 rating through 55 games. Craig Smith also scored his fourth goal in the past four games for the Predators.
Description: Islanders center Ryan Strome scored a goal in a losing effort, Saturday versus Washington.
Insight: Strome also had five shots on goal and a plus-one rating in the game, but it was not enough, as the Islanders fell in a shootout. He should be owned everywhere, with 13 goals, 56 points, 37 penalty minutes, and a plus-20 rating through 60 games this season.Travis Hamonic also lit the lamp for New York on Saturday afternoon.
Description: Bruins center David Krejci is doubtful for Sunday's game against Chicago due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Krejci's season has been a disaster for his fantasy owners. Coming off a 69-point season of a year ago, including 50 assists, Krejci has managed just 26 points in 38 games. He just can't get and stay healthy.
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored a pair of goals and had an assist in Thursday's, 5-1, victory over the Jets.
Insight: Backstrom scored twice on the power play, both goals coming in the second period. He also picked up an assist on the man advantage with John Carlson's goal. For good measure, Washington added another special teams goal on the penalty kill. Backstrom has 18 goals and 45 assists in 59 games this season.
Description: Islanders center John Tavares scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's victory over the Predators.
Insight: It was an impressive victory over the top team from the Western Conference. New York jumped out to a, 3-0, lead with Tavares scoring the third Islanders' goal of the first period. It came on the power play. Tavares also assisted Josh Bailey's goal in the final period. He has 29 goals and 31 assists in 59 games this season.
Description: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky scored the game-winning short-handed goal on Thursday against the Penguins.
Insight: Dubinsky didn't get much ice time versus Sidney Crosby early in the game, but he later aggrevated Crosby enough to start a fight with him. Then on the penalty kill with two minutes to go, Dubinsky cleaned up a loose puck in front of the net and finished the play for the game-winner. He has seven goals and 13 assists in 30 games this season.
Description: Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski left Thursday's game in the first period with an apparent head injury.
Insight: Predators left winger Eric Nystrom hit Grabovski and knocked him to the ice. It was unclear live or on the replay whether Nystrom led with his elbow or shoulder, but he definitely hit Grabovski in the chin. The training staff initially brought out a stretcher for Grabovski, but he managed to skate to the locker room.
Description: Red Wings center Darren Helm scored a goal and an assist in the, 3-2, shootout victory over the Blackhawks on Wednesday.
Insight: Chicago outplayed Detroit in the first period, outshooting them 17-6, but the game was still scoreless. The Red Wings outshot the Blackhawks the rest of the game. Helm assisted Tomas Tatar's goal and then scored his own late in the third period to give the Red Wings a, 2-1, lead. Chicago rallied to tie, but Detroit won in the shootout.
Description: Predators forward Craig Smith scored a pair of goals as Nashville routed San Jose, 5-1, on Tuesday.
Insight: Smith scored with about four minutes remaining in the first period and then added a power-play goal in the first minute of the second period. Smith has 17 goals and 14 assists in 57 games this season.
Description: Canucks center Henrik Sedin had two goals versus the Rangers on Thursday.
Insight: Sedin scored twice in the third period with the second goal tying the game, 4-4, and sending it into overtime. Sedin's first goal was on the power play. He has 12 goals and 38 assists in 57 games this season.