Center Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Andrew Cogliano, C, ANA3/4/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Ducks center Andrew Cogliano scored twice on Tuesday night.
Insight: He did so in a win over Arizona, and also had a plus-one rating on the night. Cogliano now has 12 goals and 23 points through 66 games.
Anders Lee, C, NYI3/4/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Islanders winger Anders Lee scored a goal during Tuesday's loss against the Stars.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Bailey now has 21 goals, 32 points, and a plus-11 rating through 54 games.
Cody Eakin, C, DAL3/4/2015 11:17:00 AM
Description: Dallas center Cody Eakin recorded two points, including the game-winner in overtime Tuesday versus the Islanders.
Insight: Eakin now has 15 goals and 30 points through 61 games. He can be kept on the wire, as there are better options out there.
Peter Holland, C, TOR3/3/2015 11:22:00 PM
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.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM3/3/2015 11:21:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 36th goal of the season on Tuesday versus the Sabres.
Insight: Stamkos started the Tampa Bay scoring as they beat Buffalo, 3-0. He led the team with seven shots on net. In addition to 36 goals, Stamkos has 23 assists this season.
Nicklas Backstrom, C, WASHot3/3/2015 10:25:00 PM
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.
Sean Couturier, C, PHI3/3/2015 10:22:00 PM
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.
Mike Fisher, C, NAS3/3/2015 10:18:00 PM
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.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA3/1/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf hit the 20-goal mark for the second consecutive season.
Insight: Getzlaf is a borderline top-30 option in standard leagues these days. However, after coming into the season as the sixth-ranked player, fantasy owners have expected a little more.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT3/1/2015 8:11:00 PM
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.
Jeff Carter, C, LOS3/1/2015 7:57:00 PM
Description: Kings center Jeff Carter scored both of the team's goals during Sunday's loss against the Jets.
Insight: Carter also had three shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the day. He now has 20 goals, 48 points, and 26 penalty minutes through 62 games.
Brandon Dubinsky, C, CLB3/1/2015 1:33:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky is out indefinitely with a concussion according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Dubinsky suffered the concussion on Thursday. He did practice on Friday but didn't finish the practice. Dubinksy is worth dropping in redraft leagues if owners can find a better option.
Maxime Talbot, C, COL3/1/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Avalanche forward Maxime Talbot scored his team's only goal versus the Wild on Saturday as Colorado lost, 3-1.
Insight: Talbot tied the game at one less than two minutes into the second period, but Minnesota scored the final two goals of the game. Talbot has five goals and 10 assists in 63 games this season.
Paul Stastny, C, STL3/1/2015 10:08:00 AM
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.
Patrick Marleau, C, SJS3/1/2015 10:00:00 AM
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.
J.T. Miller, C, NYR2/28/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Rangers rookie center J.T. Miller had a very nice game against the Flyers on Saturday, scoring a goal with four shots on net.
Insight: Miller was tied for second on the team in shots. John Moore scored the other New York goal. The Rangers lost, 4-2. Miller has six goals and eight assists in 37 games this season.
David Desharnais, C, MON2/28/2015 10:26:00 PM
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.
Jay McClement, C, CAR2/28/2015 7:48:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Jay McClement scored a pair of goals in the victory over the Islanders on Saturday.
Insight: McClement scored in the first and second period. Carolina notched four second-period goals as they beat New York, 5-3. McClement has six goals and 12 assists in 61 games this season.
Travis Zajac, C, NJD2/28/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Devils center Travis Zajac scored an empty-net goal to seal the victory over the Blue Jackets, 2-0.
Insight: Zajac has 10 goals and 10 assists in 55 games this season.
Cody Hodgson, C, BUF2/28/2015 7:29:00 PM
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.
Brandon Pirri, C, FLA2/28/2015 7:27:00 PM
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.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM2/27/2015 10:15:00 PM
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.
Ryan Strome, C, NYI2/27/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Islanders center Ryan Strome scored a goal during Friday's victory over the Flames.
Insight: Strome has had a great season, with 14 goals, 40 points, 39 penalty minutes, and a plus-21 rating through 63 games.
Josh Jooris, C, CAL2/27/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Flames center Josh Jooris scored a goal during Friday's loss against the Islanders.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Jooris now has 11 goals and 19 points through 45 games this season. He can be left on the wire.
Ryan Spooner, C, BOS2/27/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Ryan Spooner's first career goal was a big one.
Insight: He netted the overtime winner to defeat the Devils on Friday night. It was the 35th game of Spooner's career. Daniel Paille and David Pastrnak scored in regulation for Boston.
Mark Scheifele, C, WIN2/26/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Jets center Mark Scheifele scored a goal and had five shots on Thursday night.
Insight: Scheifele has produced nicely this season, with 10 goals, 35 points, and 22 penalty minutes through 63 games. He is worthy of a roster spot in standard leagues.
Patrik Berglund, C, STL2/26/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Blues center Patrik Berglund scored a goal on Thursday night.
Insight: Berglund is not much of a fantasy option, with just eight goals and 19 points through 57 games this season. He can be kept on the wire.
Tyler Bozak, C, TOR2/26/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak had a goal and an assist on Thursday night.
Insight: Bozak has been solid this season, with 17 goals and 39 points through 61 games. Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf also lit the lamp for Toronto.
Claude Giroux, C, PHI2/26/2015 10:14:00 PM
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.
Sam Gagner, C, ARI2/26/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Sam Gagner scored two goals during Thursday's loss against the Rangers.
Insight: It is nice to see that Gagner has 11 goals, 30 points and 22 penalty minutes, however his minus-22 rating is alarming through 61 games this season. Marc Arcobello also scored for Arizona.
Brandon Dubinsky, C, CLB2/26/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist during Thursday's loss versus Montreal.
Insight: Dubinsky has played well through 34 games this season, as he now has eight goals, 23 points, 37 penalty minutes, and a plus-nine rating overall.
Torrey Mitchell, C, BUF2/26/2015 9:42:00 PM
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.
Sean Monahan, C, CAL2/25/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Flames winger Sean Monahan recorded two points on Wednesday night.
Insight: Monahan had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. He now has 21 goals and 42 points through 61 games this season.
Jiri Tlusty, C, CAR2/25/2015 4:48:00 PM
Description: Carolina has traded Jiri Tlusty to the Winnipeg Jets for a third-round pick in 2016 and a conditional sixth-round selection in 2015 according to NHL.com.
Insight: Tlusty has 13 goals and 10 points in 52 games this season. He will help fill in for Mathieu Perreault, who is out with a lower-body injury until April.
Daniel Winnik, C, TOR2/25/2015 4:46:00 PM
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.
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI2/25/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored a power-play goal in the shootout victory over the Panthers on Tuesday.
Insight: That was Toews' sixth power-play goal of the season. Marian Hossa and Brent Seabrook had the assists. Toews has 18 goals and 31 assists with a plus-19 rating in 61 games this season.
David Backes, C, STL2/24/2015 10:39:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes scored his 20th goal of the season in the loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday.
Insight: Backes had three shots on net and was one of three Blues players with a positive plus/minus. In addition to his 20 goals, Backes has 21 assists and 86 penalty minutes in 59 games this season.
Filip Forsberg, C, NAS2/24/2015 10:39:00 PM
Description: Predators center Filip Forsberg scored a goal and had two penalty minutes during Tuesday's victory over the Avalanche.
Insight: Forsberg is a great fantasy option, with 21 goals, 52 points, 18 penalty minutes, and a plus-21 rating through 61 games this season.
Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL2/24/2015 10:37:00 PM
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.
Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF2/24/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons had a goal and an assist during Tuesday's win against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He is now up to the 30-point mark, but with a minus-16 rating, there are better fantasy options out there.
Brock Nelson, C, NYI2/24/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Islanders forward Brock Nelson recorded two points during Tuesday's win over the Coyotes.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, with five shots and a plus-two rating. Nelson is having a dolid season, woith 17 goals, 36 points, 22 penalty minutes, and a plus-six rating through 62 games.
Mark Arcobello, C, EDM2/24/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Mark Arcobello scored the team's lone during Tuesday's loss against the Islanders.
Insight: He also had seven shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Arcobello now has 12 goals and 19 points through 56 games, making him an unworthy option.
David Krejci, C, BOS2/23/2015 9:51:00 PM
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.
Jason Spezza, C, DAL2/22/2015 10:44:00 PM
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.
Derek Stepan, C, NYR2/22/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan had two assists and six shots on net in the, 4-3, shootout victory over the Blue Jackets on Sunday.
Insight: The six shots on net was a team-high. Stepan assisted both of Martin St. Louis' goals. Stepan has 11 goals and 32 assists in 44 games this season.
Ryan O'Reilly, C, COL2/22/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly had two assists in the, 5-4, victory over the Lightning on Sunday.
Insight: O'Reilly step up two of Nathan MacKinnon's goals. MacKinnon had a hat trick in the victory. O'Reilly has 10 goals and 24 assists in 60 games this season.
Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL2/22/2015 9:51:00 PM
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.
Tyler Johnson, C, TAM2/22/2015 9:49:00 PM
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.
Mike Ribeiro, C, NAS2/22/2015 9:09:00 PM
Description: Predators center Mike Ribeiro scored the team's lone goal Sunday against the Sabres.
Insight: It, however, was just enough as Nashville won, 2-1, in the shootout. He has 12 goals and 38 assists with a plus-16 rating in 60 games this season.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT2/22/2015 8:34:00 PM
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.
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI2/22/2015 6:25:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored a goal on Sunday in the lopsided loss to the Bruins.
Insight: Toews had an even rating which is pretty difficult to do when your team loses by four goals. Toews scored his goal on the power play. He has 17 goals and 31 assists in 60 games this season.
Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS2/22/2015 6:22:00 PM
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.
Claude Giroux, C, PHI2/22/2015 3:23:00 PM
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.
Pavel Datsyuk, C, DET2/22/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk recorded four points during Saturday's thrilling overtime win over the Stars.
Insight: He had two goals and two assists, along with four shots and a plus-three rating. Datsyuk now has 19 goals and 47 points through 46 games this season.
Mark Arcobello, C, EDM2/21/2015 11:59:00 PM
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.
Daniel Winnik, C, TOR2/21/2015 11:58:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Daniel Winnik notched two points on Saturday night.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and now has seven goals and 16 points, along with a plus-15 rating through 58 games this season. Despite the solid outing, Winnik can be left on the wire.
Mark Scheifele, C, WIN2/21/2015 11:55:00 PM
Description: Jets center Mark Scheifele recorded two points during Saturday's overtime loss to the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots and a minus-one rating. Scheifele now has nine goals and 33 points on the season, but is ranked outside the top 170 in standard leagues.
Kyle Turris, C, OTT2/21/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Senators center Kyle Turris recorded three points during Saturday's win against the Panthers.
Insight: Turris had a strong game, with one goal, two assists, five shots, and a plus-two rating. He now has 14 goals and 40 points through 57 games, is definitely worthy of a roster spot.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA2/21/2015 10:21:00 PM
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.
Adam Henrique, C, NJD2/21/2015 10:17:00 PM
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.
Colin Wilson, C, NASHot2/21/2015 5:58:00 PM
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.
Ryan Strome, C, NYI2/21/2015 5:51:00 PM
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.
David Krejci, C, BOS2/21/2015 12:01:00 PM
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.
Nick Bonino, C, VAN2/21/2015 11:39:00 AM
Description: Still no word on Canucks center Nick Bonino who has missed the past six games due to a lower-body injury.
Insight: Bonino has 11 goals and 14 assists in 52 games this season. He's not going to reach the 22-goal, 27-assist production of a season ago with the Ducks.
Mathieu Perreault, C, ANA2/21/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Jets center Mathieu Perreault (18G, 18A) was injured in the first period Monday night, a lower-body injury after a hit from Jeff Petry, and is expected to be out until April.
Insight: He was third on the team in scoring and it's a big blow to the Jets chances of reaching the playoffs. Drew Stafford is playing in his spot alongside Michael Frolik and Mark Scheifele.
Derick Brassard, C, NYR2/20/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard had two assists and amassed an incredible 10 shots on goal Friday versus the Sabres.
Insight: The 10 shots on net is a season-high and almost doubles his total for the entire month of February. Brassard has 13 goals and 34 assists this season.
Eric Staal, C, CAR2/20/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored a goal and an assist in Friday's, 2-1, victory over the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Staal scored on the power play and then assisted his brother, Eric, on his goal in the first period. Eric Staal has 18 goals and 17 assists in 52 games this season.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT2/19/2015 11:18:00 PM
Description: Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin scored in Thursday's, 2-1, loss versus the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Despite the goal, Malkin has just three points in the last eight games and four points in the last 10 games. That's not enough production from the first-round pick.
Nicklas Backstrom, C, WAS2/19/2015 9:56:00 PM
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.
John Tavares, C, NYI2/19/2015 9:50:00 PM
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.
Brandon Dubinsky, C, CLB2/19/2015 9:39:00 PM
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.
Mikhail Grabovski, C, NYI2/19/2015 7:28:00 PM
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.
Darren Helm, C, DET2/18/2015 10:22:00 PM
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.
Craig Smith, C, NAS2/17/2015 10:50:00 PM
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.
Jason Spezza, C, DAL2/17/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Stars center Jason Spezza had it going on with winger Jamie Benn on Tuesday versus the Blues.
Insight: Benn scored a hat trick with Spezza getting the assist on each goal. The last score came on the man advantage. Spezza has 12 goals and 35 assists in 57 games this season.
Patrik Berglund, C, STL2/17/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Blues center Patrik Berglund scored his team's only goal as St. Louis lost to Dallas, 4-1, on Tuesday.
Insight: Berglund scored in the third period to help his team avoid the shutout. He has seven goals and 11 assists in 53 games this season.
Henrik Sedin, C, VAN2/17/2015 10:04:00 PM
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.
Jiri Tlusty, C, CAR2/17/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored Carolina's only goal as they lost, 4-1, against the Islanders on Tuesday.
Insight: Tlusty prevented the shutout as his score made the game, 3-1, with about nine minutes left in the game. He has 13 goals and eight assists in 49 games this season.
Ryan Johansen, C, CLB2/17/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen recorded two points during Tuesday's win versus Philadelphia.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a plus-one rating. Johansen now has 21 goals and 52 points through 55 games this season.
John Tavares, C, NYI2/17/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's game versus the Hurricanes.
Insight: Tavares assisted Anders Lee's power-play goal in the first period and then finished the game with an empty-net score. Tavares has 28 goals and 30 assists this season.

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