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Steve Mason, G, PHI2/28/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason stood on his head at times as he beat the Rangers, 4-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Mason allowed a weird goal from outside the blue line seven seconds into the game, but it was disallowed. Philadelphia erased a, 2-1, deficit to take a, 3-2, lead early in the third period. Mason had to make 16 saves to keep the one goal margin. He is now 12-13-7 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.
Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI2/28/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto scored the game-winning goal in a highly-entertaining matchup between the Flyers and Rangers on Saturday night.
Insight: Philadelphia won, 4-2, with Del Zotto's goal coming shorthanded in the third period. He was plus-two in the game. Del Zotto has eight goals and 17 assists in 51 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.
Carey Price, G, MON2/28/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Canadiens goaltender Carey Price recorded his sixth shutout of the season with the, 4-0, victory over the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Insight: Price made 30 saves in the shutout over Toronto. Price went 8-1-1 in February with two shutouts. Over that span, Price allowed more than two goals just once.
Brad Marchand, LW, BOS2/28/2015 8:10:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist in the, 4-1, victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Insight: Marchand scored in the first period and then assisted Patrice Bergeron's goal in the second period. Defenseman Zdeno Chara had a goal and an assist in the game as well. Marchand has 18 goals and 16 assists in 57 games this season.
Martin Erat, LW, ARI2/28/2015 8:08:00 PM
Description: Coyotes left wing Martin Erat scored Arizona's only goal as they lost, 4-1, to the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
Insight: Erat scored in the third period to help Arizona avoid the shutout. He has nine goals and 20 assists in 61 games this season, but his minus-16 rating makes him nearly unownable in standard leagues.
Tuukka Rask, G, BOS2/28/2015 8:07:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask allowed just one goal in the, 4-1, victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Insight: Rask made 31 saves in the victory. He is 25-16-9 and came into Saturday with a 2.37 GAA and .919 save percentage.
Justin Faulk, D, CAR2/28/2015 7:52:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored on the power play versus the Islanders on Saturday.
Insight: Faulk picked up the power-play goal and four shots on net, but he was minus-two in the game. He has 12 goals and 28 assists with a minus-16 rating in 61 games this season.
Johnny Boychuk, D, BOSHot2/28/2015 7:50:00 PM
Description: Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk registered two assists in the loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Insight: Boychuk has seven goals and 24 assists in 54 games this season. He also had a plus-16 rating.
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.
Curtis McElhinney, G, CLB2/28/2015 7:39:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney made 17 saves on 18 shots versus the Devils, but it wasn't enough as Columbus lost, 2-0.
Insight: The final New Jersey goal was an empty-netter. McElhinney is 10-12-2 this season and came into the day with a 2.75 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Cory Schneider, G, NJD2/28/2015 7:37:00 PM
Description: Devils goal Cory Schneider made 33 saves to shut out the Blue Jackets on Saturday, 2-0.
Insight: This is Scheider's second shutout of the week and fourth of the season. He is 23-24-5 this season.
Jussi Jokinen, LW, FLA2/28/2015 7:35:00 PM
Description: Panthers winger Jussi Jokinen had three assists in the, 5-3, victory over the Sabres on Saturday.
Insight: Jokinen finished plus-two in the game, picking up one of the assists on the power play. Jokinen has six goals and 28 assists in 61 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.
Jonas Gustavsson, G, DET2/28/2015 7:20:00 PM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson made 37 saves in the, 4-3, victory over the Predators on Saturday.
Insight: Gustavsson allowed three goals, but Detroit came back to win in the third period. Gustavsson is 3-2-1 as the backup goaltender in the Motor City this season.
Pekka Rinne, G, NAS2/28/2015 7:19:00 PM
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne ends the month of February on a cold streak.
Insight: Rinne allowed four goals on Saturday versus the Red Wings to lose his second staight game for the second time this season. Rinne has lost four of his last five starts. All the sudden, the Vezina Trophy is not a sure thing for Rinne.
Niklas Kronwall, D, DET2/28/2015 7:11:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall had two assists and a plus-two rating in the, 4-3, victory over the Predators on Saturday.
Insight: Detroit scored two goals in the final period to comeback and win. Kronwall assisted both those goals, which were scored from Alexei Marchenko and Tomas Tatar. Tatar's goal came on the power play. Kronwall has seven goals and 30 assists in 61 games this season.
Scott Darling, G, CHI2/27/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling was not very sharp on Friday night.
Insight: He allowed four goals on 29 shots in a losing effort. Darling still has a winning record, at 6-3-0 overall.
Ben Bishop, G, TAM2/27/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all 28 shots on goal to record a shutout on Friday night.
Insight: He defeated the blackhawks and looked comfortable all game long. Bishop is now 31-10-3 on the 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.
Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR2/27/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner scored a goal on Friday night.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and a plus-one rating. Skinner has disappointed this season, with just 16 goals, 25 points, and a minus-15 rating through 55 games.
Braden Holtby, G, WAS2/27/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby played well, but took the loss Friday versus Carolina.
Insight: Holtby allowed just two goals, but the Capitals were unable to solve Anton Khudobin. Holtby is now 29-15-9 overall.
Anton Khudobin, G, CAR2/27/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin posted a shutout Friday against the Capitals.
Insight: He stopped all 28 shots on goal and frustrated Washington all night. Khudobin is still not a relevant option, with a 7-11-3 record.
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.
Jordin Tootoo, RW, NJD2/27/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Devils winger Jordin Tootoo scored a goal during Friday's overtime loss versus Boston.
Insight: He tied the game in the third period to force overtime. Tootoo now has six goals and 10 points through 48 games this season. Tuomo Ruutu also lit the lamp for New Jersey.
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.
Jonathan Bernier, G, TOR2/26/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was fantastic during Thursday's victory against the Flyers.
Insight: He faced 49 shots on goal and allowed only two to get past him. Bernier is still not a great fantasy option though, as he is now 18-18-5 on the season.
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.
Roberto Luongo, G, FLA2/26/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo allowed two goals during Thursday's loss against the Blackhawks.
Insight: Luongo faced 28 shots on goal, fell to 22-16-11 on the season.
Corey Crawford, G, CHI2/26/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford pitched a shutout Thursday versus Florida.
Insight: He faced just 20 shots, and was not heavily tested. Crawford is now 24-14-4 on the season.
Brandon Saad, LW, CHI2/26/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Chicago left wing Brandon Saad notched two points during Thursday's win over the Panthers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a plus-two rating. Saad now has 19 goals and 42 points through 62 games this season. Teuvo Teravainen and Jonathan Toews also tallied for Chicago.
Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR2/26/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Rangers right wing Lee Stempniak scored two goals, including the game-winner on Thursday versus Arizona.
Insight: The game-winner came with under three minutes left in the game. Stempniak now has nine goals and 18 points through 52 games. He can be left on the wire. Chris Kreider also lit the lamp twice for the Rangers.
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.
Andrei Markov, D, MON2/26/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Montreal defenseman Andrei Markov recorded two points during Thursday's victory over the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and an impressive plus-five rating. Markov should be owned everywhere, with eight goals, 38 points, 26 penalty minutes, and a plus-13 rating through 61 games.
Jacob de la Rose, LW, MON2/26/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Canadiens defender Jacob de la Rose scored his first two NHL goals on Thursday night.
Insight: They both came in the third period, and one was an empty-netter. He will not be a relevant option this season, but is a nice sight nevertheless.
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.
Daniel Sedin, LW, VAN2/26/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin scored a goal during Thursday's loss versus Buffalo.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and minus-one rating on the night. Sedin now has 14 goals and 54 points through 61 games this season. Shawn Matthias, and Jannik Hansen also scored for Vancouver.
Rob Zepp, G, PHI2/26/2015 8:44:00 PM
Description: Flyers netminder Rob Zepp was pulled during the second period on Thursday night.
Insight: He allowed two goals on eight shots, and head coach Craig Berube decided to attempt to jumpstart the team. Steve Mason took over, and played for the first time since Feb. 8.
Steve Mason, G, PHI2/26/2015 5:44:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason (knee) will back up Rob Zepp on Thursday night.
Insight: He has not played since Feb. 8, and will likely start Saturday's contest against the Rangers. The good news is all signs point to Mason being recovered from his injury.
Jaromir Jagr, RW, FLA2/26/2015 4:49:00 PM
Description: Right winger Jaromir Jagr has been traded to the Florida Panthers.
Insight: While many expected Jagr to be dealt before the deadline, the Panthers are definitely a surprise destination. Nevertheless Florida is just two points out of a playoff spot, and this acquisition only helps. Jagr has 11 goals and 29 points through 57 games this season.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CLB2/26/2015 2:20:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (groin) was part of the optional skating session Wednesday.
Insight: He could come back by the weekend. Bobrovsky has a 2.85 GAA and .913 save percentage this season.
Braden Holtby, G, WAS2/25/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a rough night Wednesday against the Penguins.
Insight: Holtby allowed four goals on 26 shots, and dropped his record to 29-14-9. He is still a top notch option in net though. Alexander Ovechkin, John Carlson, and Troy Brouwer all lit the lamp for Washington.
Marc-Andre Fleury, G, PIT2/25/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed three goals during Wednesday's victory versus Washington.
Insight: He was not particularly sharp, and saw just 24 shots on goal. Nevertheless, Fleury is now 28-13-6 on the season.
Chris Kunitz, LW, PIT2/25/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz notched two points during Wednesday's victory against the Capitals.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and two penalty minutes. Kunitz now has 16 goals, 37 points, and 30 penalty minutes through 53 games this season. Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist, and Brandon Sutter also tallied for Pittsburgh.
Mike Cammalleri, LW, NJDHot2/25/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Devils left winger Mike Cammalleri scored the team's lone goal during Wednesday's loss versus Calgary.
Insight: He now has five goals over his past four games, and 23 overall. Cammalleri has 31 points and 22 penalty minutes through 49 games this season.
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.
Curtis Glencross, LW, CAL2/25/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Calgary left wing Curtis Glencross scored a goal during Wednesday's win against the Devils.
Insight: It was his ninth goal and 28th point of the season. With 34 penalty minutes, Glencross has some value, but is not a must-own player.
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.
Patrick Kane, RW, CHI2/25/2015 2:29:00 PM
Description: The Blackhawks have placed winger Patrick Kane on long-term injured reserve according to NHL.com.
Insight: That means Kane will be out for at least 24 days or 10 games. Kane fell head-first into the boards on Tuesday after taking a cross check to the lower back. Some reports are saying he could miss more than 10 weeks.
Rick Nash, LW, NYR2/25/2015 1:41:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash is listed as day-to-day with neck injury according to the Bergen Record.
Insight: Nash did not play on Tuesday against the Flames, but the ailment is not considered serious. Coach Vigneault said about the injury, "Just a bad sleep, he got a crick."
Patrick Kane, RW, CHI2/25/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: The Chicago Tribune is now reporting Kane could miss even more than 10 weeks due to his crash into the boards on Tuesday night.
Insight: The rumors continue to circle, and fantasy owners won't know anything for sure until Wednesday at the earliest. The reports, however, have all been negative, so at the very least, owners need a replace for the next month.
Patrick Kane, RW, CHI2/25/2015 10:13:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane left Tuesday's game after crashing head first into the boards against the Panthers.
Insight: Kane skated off the ice favoring his shoulder. Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune tweeted he may have a broken collarbone, but he made it clear that has not been confirmed. He also reported Kane will miss more than six weeks and maybe as many as 10 weeks. ESPN also confirmed Kane will be out six to 10 weeks. Not good news for a guy who came into Tuesday as the leader in points.
Justin Williams, RW, LOS2/25/2015 9:39:00 AM
Description: Kings winger Justin Williams scored the only goal of the Red Wings versus Kings game. Los Angeles won, 1-0.
Insight: Williams scored on the power play less than three minutes into the game. That was no more scoring. Williams has 16 goals and 13 assists in 58 games this season.
Jonas Gustavsson, G, DET2/25/2015 9:37:00 AM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson made 26 saves and allowed just one goal on Tuesday but lost to the Kings, 1-0.
Insight: Gustavsson doesn't get enough playing time to be fantasy relevant, but it was a nice game nonetheless. He is 2-2-1 with a 1.91 GAA and .924 save percentage.
Jonathan Quick, G, LOS2/25/2015 9:35:00 AM
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick picked up his fourth shutout of the season on Tuesday as Los Angeles defeated Detroit, 1-0.
Insight: The Kings have now won eight in a row and have moved into sole possession of third place in the Pacific division. Quick made 20 saves in the victory. He is 25-15-10 with a 2.38 GAA and .914 save percentage this season.
Scott Darling, G, CHI2/25/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling played well in a spot start on Tuesday.
Insight: Darling made 34 saves in the shootout victory over the Panthers. He is 6-2-0 with a 1.96 GAA and .938 save percentage in eight starts, but since this was his first start in over two months, he isn't fantasy relevant.
Jussi Jokinen, LW, FLA2/25/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Panthers winger Jussi Jokinen scored a goal in Florida's comeback against the Blackhawks on Tuesday.
Insight: The Panthers tallied two goals in the third period to tie the game, but ultimately, Florida lost in a shootout. Jokinen misses playing with Evgeni Malkin. He had seven goals in 13 playoff games last spring, but he has just six goals in 59 games this season.
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.
Jake Allen, G, STL2/24/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Blues goalie Jake Allen was awful in a spot start on Tuesday versus the Canadiens.
Insight: Allen allowed five goals on 23 shots, which is just a .783 save percentage. Prior to Tuesday, Allen had allowed just six goals in all of February. After a strong first half, Allen is just too unpredicatable for fantasy owners to trust.
Michael Hutchinson, G, WIN2/24/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Jets goalie Matt Hutchinson picked up his 18th win of the season.
Insight: He defeated the Stars by stopping 26-of-28 shots on goal, and is now 18-7-4 overall. Hutchinson is worthy of a roster spot.
Ben Scrivens, G, EDM2/24/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens picked up a rare victory on Tuesday.
Insight: It was Scrivens' fourth victory of the last 10 games and just his 12th win of the season. Scrivens made 33 saves as Edmonton won, 2-1. He is 12-19-7 this season and came into the game with a 2.99 GAA and .895 save percentage.
Jhonas Enroth, G, DAL2/24/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Stars goalie Jhonas Enroth allowed three goals during Tuesday's loss against the Jets.
Insight: Enroth faced 24 shots on goal, and fell to 13-24-2 on the season. It is safe to leave him on the waiver wire.
Devan Dubnyk, G, MIN2/24/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk finally lost a game and to a team he had really no business losing to.
Insight: It's hard to be mad at Dubnyk, who 9-1-1 with a .939 save percentage and three shutouts this month, but the Wild shouldn't have lost to the lowly Oilers. Dubnyk had 17 saves on 19 shots as Minnesota lost, 2-1.
Dustin Byfuglien, RW, WIN2/24/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Jets blueliner Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal during Tuesday's victory versus Dallas.
Insight: Byfuglien now has 15 goals, 41 points, a plus-seven rating, and a remarkable 107 penalty minutes through 62 games. He is having a dynamic fantasy season for owners.
Benoit Pouliot, LW, EDM2/24/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Oilers left wing Benoit Pouliot had two goals in the, 2-1, victory over the Wild on Tuesday.
Insight: Pouliot scored both goals in the first period that helped Edmonton defeat the hottest goalie in the league. Pouliot led the team with five shots on net. He has 13 goals and seven assists in 39 games this season.
Brendan Gallagher, RW, MON2/24/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher had a pair of goals as Montreal defeated St. Louis, 5-2, on Tuesday.
Insight: The first goal came on even strength and the second on the power play. Gallagher has 17 goals and 18 assists with a plus-16 rating in 60 games this season.
Roman Josi, D, NAS2/24/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Predators defenseman Roman Josi had a plus-three rating on Tuesday night.
Insight: Josi also scored a goal and had three shots. He is a great option on defense, and now has 11 goals, 43 points, 18 penalty minutes, and a plus-20 rating through 61 games. Owners cannot ask for much more out of a defenseman.
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.
Alex Galchenyuk, LW, MON2/24/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Canadiens left wing Alex Galchenyuk scored a pair of goals and added an assist in Tuesday's, 5-2, rout of the St. Louis Blues.
Insight: Galchenyuk scored on even strength in the first and second periods. He then assisted Michael Bournival's score. Galchenyuk has 18 goals and 21 assists in 58 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.
Zack Kassian, RW, VAN2/24/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Canucks right wing Zack Kassian scored his ninth goal of the season to lift Vancouver to a, 2-1, victory over the Bruins.
Insight: Boston scored its lone goal 65 seconds into the game, but Vancouver defenseman Ryan Stanton answered less than two minutes later. Kassian scored the game-winning goal in the third period.
Matt Calvert, LW, CLB2/24/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Columbus winger Matt Calvert lit the lamp Tuesday versus Buffalo.
Insight: He did so in a losing effort, and also had five shots on goal. Calvert now has 10 goals and 19 points through 48 games this season. Kevin Connauton also scored for the Blue Jackets.
Michal Neuvirth, G, BUF2/24/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth picked up his fifth win of the season.
Insight: He defeated Columbus on Tuesday night by stopping 45-of-47 shots on goal. This was arguably Neuvirth's best game of the season, but he still should be kept on the waiver wire, with a 5-16-3 record.
Tuukka Rask, G, BOS2/24/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask turned in a decent fantasy night, stopping 26-of-28 shots, but Boston lost, 2-1.
Insight: With the loss, Rask fell to 24-16-9. With such a struggling Bruins team, Rask is not earning as many victories as fantasy owners were expecting at the beginning of the season.
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.
Eddie Lack, G, VAN2/24/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack made 40 saves as Vancouver beat Boston, 2-1, on Tuesday.
Insight: Lack has now allowed just one goal in the last 68 shots he has faced. If owners are still looking for a replace for Ryan Miller, Lack is a great candidate.
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.
Kevin Hayes, RW, NYRHot2/24/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Rangers rookie winger Kevin Hayes scored the only goal of the, 1-0, victory over the Flames.
Insight: Hayes scored on a pass from Derick Brassard in the third period. The Rangers have points in each of their last nine games. Hayes has 12 goals and 15 assists this season.
Karri Ramo, G, CAL2/24/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Flames goalie Karri Ramo allowed just one goal on 29 shots but still lost against the Rangers on Tuesday.
Insight: Ramo had a great game, but Rangers backup goalie Cam Talbot recorded a shutout. Ramo is 9-6-1 this season.
Justin Faulk, D, CAR2/24/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk recorded two points during Tuesday's victory against the Flyers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. Faulk now has 11 goals and 38 points through 59 games. Jay McClement, Jeff Skinner, and Jordan Staal also tallied for the Hurricanes.
Nicklas Grossmann, D, PHI2/24/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann scored the team's lone goal Tuesday versus Carolina.
Insight: Leave him on the waiver wire. Grossmann has just four goals and nine points through 51 games this season. Jakub Voracek and Matt Read picked up assists in the defeat.
Cam Talbot, G, NYR2/24/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot made 21 saves to pickup his first shutout of the season.
Insight: Talbot came into the game having won six of his last nine games, but his other numbers are terrible: 3.06 GAA and .895 save percentage. The shutout will certainly help those. Talbot should remain in fantasy lineups until Henrik Lundqvist returns.
Thomas Vanek, LW, MIN2/23/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored his team's only goal of the, 2-1, loss to the Oilers on Tuesday.
Insight: Minnesota has played very well lately, but losing to a bad Edmonton team is a tough pill to swallow. All three of the games' goals were scored in the first period. vanek has 13 goals and 26 assists in 60 games this season.
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.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW, DET2/23/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg will not play on Monday against the Ducks.
Insight: Zetterberg took a blow to the head from Jamie Benn on Saturday, so he will not play on Monday. Coach Mike Babcock said Zetterberg will likely not play on Tuesday either. Fantasy owners will miss him as he has 15 goals and 34 assists in 57 games this season.
Cory Schneider, G, NJD2/23/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Devils goal Cory Schneider made 38 saves to shut out the Coyotes on Monday, 3-0.
Insight: This was Schneider's third shutout of the season and first since Nov. 21. He is 22-22-5 this season.
Mike Smith, G, ARI2/23/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith made 25 saves in the, 3-0, loss to the Devils on Monday.
Insight: Smith allowed two of those goals with the last one being an empty-netter. He is 10-27-5 this season, so hopefully he isn't on your fantasy roster.
Mike Cammalleri, LW, NJDHot2/23/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Devils left winger Mike Cammalleri scored a pair of goals in the, 3-0, victory over the Coyotes on Monday.
Insight: Cammalleri led the team with five shots on net and a plus-two rating. He has four goals and five points in the last three games. He has 22 goals and eight assists in 48 games this season.
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.