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  • Ducks G Frederik Andersen to start Saturday
    Frederik Andersen almost certainly will start for the Ducks when they entertain the Winnipeg Jets in Anaheim Saturday night for Game 2 of their opening-round playoff series.

    Advice: Andersen was the winning goalie in the opener of this series, when he stopped 25 Winnipeg shots. He enters Saturday night with a 4-2 record in eight career postseason contests. Rotoworld.com
    46 minutes ago
  • Derrick Pouliot can't play for Pittsburgh
    The Pittsburgh Penguins won't get Derrick Pouliot back in their defensive mix against the New York Rangers in Game 2.

    Advice: Pouliot has the kind of offensive ability that could come up big with Kris Letang sidelined, but it's just not meant to be for the Penguins' defense, at least not on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:06 am
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  • Mike Fisher out Friday and possibly Sunday
    Mike Fisher did not play Friday night in Game 2 and may also miss Game 3 due to a lower-body injury.

    Advice: There are no further updates out of Nashville regarding Fisher's condition, so we have to assume he is questionable for Sunday's Game 3. Adjust your roster accordingly. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:43 am
    L, 4-1 @ Dal
  • Ekblad will play for Canada at IIHF Tourney
    Aaron Ekblad was one of the first seventeen skaters named to Team Canada for the upcoming World Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic starting May 1st.

    Advice: Ekblad had an impressive rookie campaign and will in the running for the Calder Trophy awarded to the NHL's top first-year player. Ekblad will be joined on Team Canada's blueline by Tyson Barrie, Brent Burns, Jake Muzzin and David Savard. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:53 am
  • Franzen likely out for the playoffs
    Although Johan Franzen is skating, it is the longest of longshots that he will be able to play again this season.

    Advice: Franzen is dealing with post-concussion syndrome for the second time in 14 months and his recovery has gone slowly. The Wings will not take any chances with him so inserting him into the playoff lineup even if he is healthy after such a long layoff is not likely in the cards. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:25 am
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    W, 2-0 @ Car
  • Derrick Pouliot skates on Friday
    Derrick Pouliot (upper body) skated in an optional workout on Friday.

    Advice: The blueliner missed Thursday's opening game of the playoffs but he has to be close to returning to the lineup. The offensively talented blueliner is still a few years away from reaching his potential but is worth looking at late in deeper pools next season. He had two goals and seven points for the Penguins in 34 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:18 am
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    W, 2-0 @ Buf
  • Playoffs not friendly to Sidney Crosby
    The playoffs have not been kind to Sidney Crosby of late as he has only one goal in his last 19 games.

    Advice: That's a pretty awful streak for the superstar center and the slump continued in Game 1 against the Rangers as he managed only one shot on goal for the Penguins against Henrik Lundqvist. He will need to be a lot better if Pittsburgh hopes to advance to the next round of the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:03 am
  • Sabres ready to welcome Eichel or McDavid
    The Sabres and their fans finally will get to know if the team will get Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel in this June's draft.

    Advice: The draft order will be determined Saturday night in Toronto and both McDavid and Eichel will be on hand. The Sabres have the highest odds of selecting first at 20 percent based on their last-place in the NHL finish. If they win the lottery they will certainly choose McDavid, but even if they don't, the worst they can do is choose second and Eichel. Draft lottery night is always fun. Keep an eye on it. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:01 am
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  • Carl Soderberg wants to stay in Boston
    Carl Soderberg, one of Boston's five unrestricted free agents, has stated that staying in Boston is his first preference.

    Advice: Soderberg had a nice season as the Bruins' third-line center (tied for 3rd in team scoring with 44 points) and will likely cost the team more than they are willing to spend ($3-4 million per season). There may also not be a spot for Soderberg given the emergence of Ryan Spooner and with both Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci ahead of him on the center depth chart. Our best guess is that despite Soderberg's desire to remain in Beantown, he signs with another team for two years and $6 million. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:48 am
  • Sam Bennett suffers second period injury
    Sam Bennett suffered an undisclosed injury in the second period Friday but returned for three shifts in the third.

    Advice: Bennett was not on the ice at the end of the game in which 154 penalty minutes were assessed in the last five minutes of the game as coach Bob Hartley did not want to subject his outstanding rookie to any of the fisticuffs or possible dirty hits. "He’s good," said Hartley. "He’s just got bumps. There was no sense at the end of the game that I would expose him." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:28 am
  • Daniel Sedin opens scoring in big 4-1 win
    Daniel Sedin opened Friday's scoring in Vancouver's big 4-1 win over Calgary to tie their series at one.

    Advice: Sedin was up to his usual silky ways, Henrik Sedin, that is. Henrik Sedin found his brother Daniel through a maze of sticks before Daniel Sedin popped Jonas Hiller's water bottle just 2:56 into the game. They each now have a point in the series. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:42 am
  • Kris Russell now leads the Flames in scoring
    Kris Russell scored his second goal in as many games, and now leads the team in scoring. However Calgary would go on to lose Game Two 4-1 to Vancouver, tying the season at one.

    Advice: Jiri Hudler? Zero points. Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Dennis Wideman? One point each. Russell is the only Flame with multiple points, let alone multiple goals. As brilliant as he was across 26:51 of ice time with two blocks in Game Two, this will not prove to be a recipe for sustained success for Calgary. Probably. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:09 am
  • Craig Smith records trio of points in 6-2 win
    Craig Smith had a great game, scoring two goals and recording a power play assist during Friday's 6-2 win over Chicago to tie the series at one.

    Advice: Smith now has two goals and four points in four career playoff games. Smith was simply brilliant all night long, adding two more shots, two hits, and a takeaway over 18:34 of work. He has just one other career game with over two points, a two goal and four point effort over Minnesota in April of 2013. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:45 pm
  • Forsberg scores first career playoff points
    Filip Forsberg recorded his first career playoff goal and assist during Friday's 6-2 victory over Chicago to tie the series at one.

    Advice: Forsberg was a force to be reckoned with all night long. This was exemplified well by how he followed up his own rebound to score in the third period, and one shift later dove to send Craig Smith on a goal-scoring breakaway. Forsberg finished with three total shots, two takeaways, and a block across 18:24 of work to go along with his third period points. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Rinne rebounds, leads Preds over Blackhawks
    Pekka Rinne made 24 saves during Friday's 6-2 win over Chicago, tying the series at one.

    Advice: Rinne was solid throughout, even if he did surrender a pair of one-goal leads. He even held Chicago's potent power play off the board across three opportunities. Rinne has now allowed six goals on 62 through eight periods of play across the first two games of the series. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Andrew Shaw earns 12 PIMs, and assist in loss
    Andrew Shaw had a full night with 12 PIMs and an assist during Chicago's 6-2 loss to Nashville in Game Two of the series on Friday night.

    Advice: Shaw had the secondary helper on Patrick Sharp's tally late in the first, and was penalized twice. The first was a roughing penalty with a trio of others at the 20:00 mark of the first, and he'd later pick up a 10 minute misconduct with 43 seconds remaining in the game. It was merely the refs trying to keep the game from getting out of hand. Lastly, he also led all skaters with five hits and added a block and a takeaway over 15:13 of work. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Pekka Rinne indeed starting Game Two vs. CHI
    Updating an earlier item, Pekka Rinne will indeed start Game Two against Chicago on Friday night.

    Advice: Rinne's beaten Chicago just twice in the playoffs over seven games, allowing 20 goals in the process. But you should start perhaps the best goalie in the world with confidence, anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:07 pm
  • Pekka Rinne expected to start Game Two vs CHI
    Pekka Rinne is expected to start Game Two on Friday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Advice: Aside from blowing a 3-0 lead, Rinne was was his usual stellar self making 38 saves in Game One's double overtime loss in Game One. Rinne now owns a 13-16 record with 73 goals against in 29 career playoff starts. He's beaten Chicago just twice in the playoffs over seven games, allowing 20 goals in the process. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:31 pm
  • Mike Fisher (LBI) doesn't practice Friday
    Mike Fisher (lower body) didn't take part in Friday's practice.

    Advice: Fisher was hurt in Game 1 of the Predators' first round series on Wednesday. It would be surprising to see him play in Friday's contest, but he should be regarded as day-to-day beyond that. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:02 pm
    L, 4-1 @ Dal
  • Sidney Crosby struggles in Game 1 vs. Rangers
    Sidney Crosby had just one shot on goal and a minus-one rating in Game 1 of the Penguins' first round series against the New York Rangers.

    Advice: Crosby is one of the best players in the league and the Penguins need to him to play a big role going forward if they're going to make it past the New York Rangers. He had a rough time in the 2014 playoffs too with just one goal and nine points in 13 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:25 am
  • Frederik Andersen helps take Game One vs Jets
    Frederik Andersen helped take Game One over Winnipeg by making 25 saves.

    Advice: Andersen wasn't quite on top of his game, but he was certainly good enough to support Anaheim's outstanding offense. He was only beaten by two expertly placed pucks, and sometimes there's nothing one can do about those. Andersen's career playoff record improves to 4-2 in eight starts with 21 goals against. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:09 pm
  • Frederik Andersen will get start in game 1
    Frederik Andersen will get the start in game one of Anaheim's first round playoff series against Winnipeg.

    Advice: The 25-year-old played in seven playoff games last year but he didn't do so well. He had a 3-2 record in seven games and he allowed 19 goals during that span. Many expect the Ducks to make a long playoff run this season, but they will need their goaltender to play better than he did at this time last year. Andersen finished the regular season with a 35-12-5 record with a 2.38 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:36 pm
  • Derrick Pouliot won't play Thursday
    Derrick Pouliot (upper body) won't be available for Thursday's playoff opener.

    Advice: Coach Mike Johnston said Pouliot is "moving in the right direction," but it's unclear if he'll be ready to play in Game 2. Pouliot sat out the last two games of the regular season with an upper-body injury. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:29 pm
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  • Mike Fisher leaves Game 1 with LBI
    Mike Fisher exited Wednesday's playoff opener early in the second period with a lower-body injury.

    Advice: He logged just 5:32 of ice time in Game 1 against Chicago after missing the last two games of the regular season with a lower-body ailment. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:46 am
    L, 4-1 @ Dal
  • Sam Bennett gets an assist in playoff debut
    Sam Bennett had an assist in Calgary's 2-1 win against Vancouver in Game 1 of the first round.

    Advice: It was Bennett's playoff debut and came just days after he made his NHL debut in Calgary's regular season finale. Bennett was trusted with 14:58 minutes of ice time, which is impressive given his level of experience. He missed most of the 2014-15 campaign due to a shoulder injury, but he did have 11 goals and 24 points in 11 OHL games. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:12 am
  • Pekka Rinne 38 saves not enough in opener
    Pekka Rinne made 38 saves in a 4-3 double OT series opening loss to Chicago on Wednesday.

    Advice: After going up 3-0 in the first period, the Predators suffered a big letdown in the second period and rash of power goals against killed the lead. Rinne was not good enough to stem the tide and the Hawks exploded for three goals of their own to tie it and eventually go on to win the game in double overtime. Rinne is on a personal four game losing streak where he has allowed 3.5 goals per game in a bit of a disturbing trend. The Predators will need much more from their All-Star goalie if they are going to beat the Hawks in this difficult first round match-up. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:22 am
  • Kris Russell's late goal lifts CGY in Game 1
    Kris Russell's point shot with less than 30 seconds left in the third period gave the Flames the lead for good as they took the series opener 2-1 over Vancouver on Wednesday night.

    Advice: It was the second of two third period goals for the Flames who came from behind to take down the higher seeded Canucks. David Jones scored the game tying goal before Russell's late goal iced it for the road. Russell racked up 29:07 of ice-time as well. Sam Bennett earned an assist on the game winning goal for Calgary and was a menace all night in his first playoff game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:57 pm
  • Sam Bennett gets spot in playoff opener
    Sam Bennett will indeed get his first taste of NHL playoff action as he draws into the lineup over Mason Raymond.

    Advice: It was suspected that Bennett would be in the lineup as he took line rushes with the team in the pre-game practice and skate. Mason Raymond will be a healthy scratch for the Flames. Bennett will likely play with Joe Colborne and Mikael Backlund. Bennett scored a goal in his first and only NHL game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:55 pm
  • Pekka Rinne gets the nod in net for Game 1
    Pekka Rinne will get the nod in net for Game 1 Wednesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Advice: Rinne won 41 games this season, good for second best in the league, and finished the season with a stellar 2.18 goals-against-average and .923 save percentage. However, since injuring his knee in February, Rinne’s save percentage dropped from .944 to .925, which included a .897 mark over his last four starts of the year. In 28 career post season appearances, he has a 13-15-1 record with a 2.41 GAA and .916 save percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:13 pm
  • Mike Fisher (LBI) will dress in Game 1
    Mike Fisher (lower body) will get back into the lineup Wednesday for Game 1 versus Chicago.

    Advice: He missed the last two games of the regular season with a lower-body injury. In 59 games, Fisher generated 19 goals and 39 points. He is slated to play between Colin Wilson and James Neal. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:34 am
    L, 4-1 @ Dal
  • Andersen feels better prepared for postseason
    Frederik Andersen feels better prepared going into the 2015 playoffs compared to last year's postseason.

    Advice: Andersen posted a 3.10 GAA and .899 save percentage in seven playoff games as a rookie in 2014. "Experience-wise it's different. I played a lot more this season," Andersen noted. "I kind of feel more comfortable handling playing every second day. It's a lot different than playing once a week, like I did last year, basically, then all of a sudden had to play every second night. It's a little bit of an adjustment, how to get up for every game and be your best every night." The Ducks better hope that's the case. He certainly did fine in the regular season with his 2.38 GAA and .914 save percentage and Anaheim needs him to be at least solid in the playoffs if they have any hope of enjoying a lengthy playoff run. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:18 am
  • Derrick Pouliot misses Tuesday's practice
    Derrick Pouliot (upper body) missed Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Pouliot was initially projected to be ready for Game 1 on Thursday, but that perhaps that has changed. He had two goals and seven points in 34 regular season games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:57 am
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    W, 2-0 @ Buf
  • Mike Fisher skates Monday, still day-to-day
    Mike Fisher (lower body) skated for part of Monday's practice.

    Advice: "It was good to see him," coach Peter Laviolette said. "We were just getting him back on the ice and working him in a little bit." Fisher is listed as day-to-day after he missed the last two games of the season with a lower-body injury. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:09 am
    L, 4-1 @ Dal
  • Lots of Predators poised for playoff debuts
    Filip Forsberg will be one of as many as nine Nashville players making their NHL debuts on Wednesday night in Game 1 against Chicago.

    Advice: Forsberg was a big part of the Predators' success this season. He led the team in scoring with 26 goals and 63 points in 82 games. Mattias Ekholm, Seth Jones and Calle Jarnkrok will likely be in the lineup as well, while Taylor Beck, Mike Santorelli, Kevin Fiala, Victor Bartley and goalie Carter Hutton could be in the fold as well. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:03 am
  • Sam Bennett might play in Game 1 vs. Canucks
    Sam Bennett might end up playing in the Flames' playoff opener.

    Advice: That would be a bit surprising given that Bennett only has one game worth of NHL experience under his belt. At the same time, he's a top-tier prospect that would bring a lot of energy to the game and might be able to chip in offensively. If Bennett plays, it would likely be alongside Joe Colborne and Mikael Backlund, which would be bad news for Mason Raymond. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:42 am
  • Carl Soderberg may not be retained by Boston
    Carl Soderberg is one of Boston's five unrestricted free agents this summer.

    Advice: He had 27 points in the first few months of the season, but his production dipped afterward. Ryan Spooner's emergence in the second half may make Soderberg expendable. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:12 am
  • Derrick Pouliot expected to be ready
    Look for Derrick Pouliot (upper body) to be ready to go for the first game of the playoffs on Thursday.

    Advice: Pouliot missed a couple of games and the Penguins could not bring up a player as they were right up against the salary cap, so Pittsburgh was forced to go with only five rearguards in their last two games. Pouliot is highly regarded and worth looking at next season in deep pools. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:10 am
    Injured Reserve
    W, 2-0 @ Buf
  • Frederik Andersen likely Game 1 goalie
    Look for Frederik Anderson to play in goal when the Anaheim Ducks open their playoff series with Winnipeg.

    Advice: Andersen has won four of his last five outings and with John Gibson sidelined after being injured in practice Friday, it looks like it will be Andersen. Andersen finished the season with a 35-12-5 record to go with a 2.38 GAA and a .914 save percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:57 am
  • Frederik Andersen wins fourth in five games
    Frederik Andersen made 23 saves in the Ducks’ 2-1 win against the Coyotes on Saturday night.

    Advice: Andersen has won four of his past five outings, giving up more than two goals just once. There might not be a playoff goalie controversy anymore if John Gibson’s upper-body injury proves to be more serious than the team has let on. On the year, Andersen sported a 2.38 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:17 pm
  • Filip Forsberg ends rookie year w/ 26th goal
    Filip Forsberg scored the lone goal for Nashville in its 4-1 loss to the Stars on Saturday.

    Advice: Forsberg’s goal gave him 26 and 63 points on the year, both of which are one off the rookie highs. Ryan Ellis and Mike Ribeiro got the assists. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:12 pm
  • Frederik Andersen to go in season finale
    Frederik Andersen will get the start against Arizona in Saturday's regular season finale.

    Advice: Andersen will cap off a strong sophomore season, his first as the primary starter, with a 34-12-5 record, a .914 save percentage, and a 2.40 GAA over 53 games. He's also posted 32 Quality Start and nine Really Bad Starts this season. Andersen comes in 3-2-0 over his last five starts with 12 goals against. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:52 pm
  • Sam Bennett grabs assist in NHL debut
    Sam Bennett generated an assist just 33 seconds into his NHL career.

    Advice: It ended up being the Calgary Flames' only goal (scored by Michael Ferland), as they fell 5-1 to the Winnipeg Jets. The Flames will stay in the third spot in the Pacific Division, giving the Vancouver Canucks home-ice advantage in their first-round series. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:07 pm
  • Sam Bennett makes NHL debut Saturday
    The Calgary Flames have their replacements in against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, which opens the door for Sam Bennett to make his NHL debut.

    Advice: It sounds as if he'll start on the Flames' fourth line, although the Flames might be wise to give the fourth pick of the 2014 NHL Draft a longer spin. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:50 am
  • Mike Fisher out Saturday v Dallas
    Mike Fisher will not play Saturday night against Dallas.

    Advice: He is still dealing with a lower-body injury that kept him out of Thursday's contest. There is no need to play Fisher as the game means nothing to the Preds who need to gear up for the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:27 am
    L, 4-1 @ Dal
  • Flames top the NHL in blocked shots
    The Calgary Flames lead the NHL in blocked shots this season with 1,545.

    Advice: Kris Russell leads the way with 283, which is well in front of the NHL leaderboard as Roman Josi of the Predators is a distant second with 209. Russell is having a very good season with four goals and 34 points in 79 games as he is also a plus-18. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:33 am
  • Sam Bennett could see first action Saturday
    Sam Bennett could make his NHL debut Saturday.

    Advice: Bennett has been a healthy scratch since his recall on April 1 but the Flames have clinched a playoff spot and that should allow the talented rookie, who was selected fourth overall in the 2014 Draft, to make his debut. Bennett underwent shoulder surgery in October and was sent back to the OHL when he recovered. Bennett had 24 points in 11 games with Kingston before his recall when the Frontenacs season ended last week. He is worth looking at in keeper leagues next season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:17 am
  • Andrew Shaw receives $2,000 fine for diving
    Andrew Shaw has been handed a $2,000 fine for diving.

    Advice: Shaw received a warning for his actions on Nov. 11 and has been fined due to an incident that occurred on March 30. He has 15 goals and 26 points in 78 games in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:25 am
  • Derrick Pouliot (UBI) won't play on Friday
    Derrick Pouliot (upper body) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the New York Islanders.

    Advice: Because of Pittsburgh's cap situation, the Penguins can't call up a replacement defensemen. Consequently, they will only dress five blueliners Friday night. That's a rough situation for the team, especially given that a loss tonight would significantly hurt Pittsburgh's chances of making the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:54 am
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    W, 2-0 @ Buf
  • Penguins might dress five defensemen Friday
    With Derrick Pouliot (upper body) injured, the Penguins might be back to dressing just five defensemen on Friday.

    Advice: The Penguins don't have the cap space to call up a replacement. It would be a different story if Pittsburgh had someone that could be sent down, but the only player that was eligible to be demoted was Pouliot and obviously he can't be sent down now because he's hurt. Pittsburgh will play against the New York Islanders Friday night. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:23 am
    Injured Reserve
    W, 2-0 @ Buf
  • Rookie Filip Forsberg nets his 25th goal
    Filip Forsberg potted his 25th goal of the season in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Minnesota.

    Advice: He opened the scoring at the 2:58 mark of the first period and Nashville led 2-0 after one. However, the Wild stormed back with four unanswered markers to claim the win. Forsberg is tied for second among NHL rookies in goals and points (62). Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:20 am
  • Daniel Sedin increases team lead in points
    Daniel Sedin increased his team lead in points with a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-0 win over Edmonton.

    Advice: Daniel Sedin kicked off the night's scoring with a beauty of a tally, fed, of course, by his brother Henrik Sedin. He'd later set up Yannick Weber's second power play tally of the second period as well. Sedin now has 19 goals and a team-leading 74 points, with 25 coming with the man advantage this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:18 pm
  • Andrew Shaw scores Chicago's only goal in L
    Andrew Shaw scored the Blackhawks' lone goal on Thursday night as Chicago fell to St. Louis 2-1.

    Advice: Shaw now has 15 goals and 26 points this season, which is well short of last year's production of 39 points. The 23-year-old played a different role however this season, and the Hawks have enough scoring power so they don't rely on Shaw for his offensive output too much. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:45 pm
  • Pekka Rinne loses fourth straight vs. MIN
    Pekka Rinne lost his fourth game in a row on Thursday night after 23 saves on 26 shots did not get the job done against Minnesota.

    Advice: Rinne has allowed 14 goals in his past four games and has not performed well during the most important two weeks of the fantasy season. Nonetheless, Rinne's stellar play through most of the season likely helped a lot of owners as he's still 41-17-6 with a .923 save percentage and 2.18 goals against average. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:26 pm
  • Flames scratch Sam Bennett again on Thursday
    Sam Bennett, Tyler Wotherspoon and Drew Shore will all be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Bennett was the fourth overall pick in last summer's NHL entry draft but he's yet to play a game this season. Kari Ramo (lower body), Raphael Diaz (lower body), Lance Bouma (upper body) and Paul Byron (lower body) will also miss Thursday's tilt. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:01 pm
  • Mike Fisher isn't on ice for pre-game warmup
    Mike Fisher (lower body) isn't on the ice for pre-game warmups on Thursday.

    Advice: The Predators are hosting the Wild and it doesn't look like Fisher will play in the contest. Expect Mike Santorelli to take his spot on the roster. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:33 pm
    L, 4-1 @ Dal
  • Sam Reinhart officially gets sent to AHL
    The Buffalo Sabres have made Sam Reinhart's assignment to AHL Rochester official.

    Advice: Reinhart was taken with the second overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He had a nine-game trial with Buffalo and afterwards he was returned to the WHL Kootenay Ice to avoid burning the first year of his contract. He had just one point with Buffalo, but recorded 65 points in 47 games at the junior level. He's worth keeping an eye on during next season's training camp as there's a very good chance that he'll end up making the squad. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:55 pm
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    L, 2-0 vs Pit
  • Derrick Pouliot (upper body) is out Thursday
    Derrick Pouliot is dealing with an upper-body injury.

    Advice: Pouliot is regarded as day-to-day as a result. He has two goals and seven points in 34 games in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:05 pm
    Injured Reserve
    W, 2-0 @ Buf
  • Report: Sabres send Sam Reinhart to AHL
    Sam Reinhart has been assigned to Rochester of the AHL, according to his junior team.

    Advice: However, there was no word on when he will join Buffalo's minor-league affiliate. Reinhart's season with the WHL's Kootenay Ice ended on Monday with a first-round playoff exit. He had nine points in seven matches to go with the 19 goals and 65 points he recorded in 47 games during the regular season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:53 am
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    L, 2-0 vs Pit
  • Frederik Andersen's 28 saves not near enough
    Frederik Andersen made 28 saves in a 4-0 loss to Dallas on Wednesday.

    Advice: He wasn't the problem-but wasn't part of the solution in the Ducks debacle on Wednesday where the team was booed of their home ice. It is still unknown as who will get that first start in net in the Ducks opening round series. Andersen had won three straight before getting shelled in this effort. If we were to venture a guess, he is still the number one guy for the Ducks. Andersen has a strong 34-12-5 record to go with a 2.40 GAA and .914 save percentage in 53 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:44 pm
  • Frederik Andersen in the crease Wednesday
    Frederik Andersen is expected to be in the crease Wednesday night against the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: Andersen has won three straight games and four of his last giving up a combined 10 goals. In 52 appearances this season, Andersen has a 34-11-5 record with a 2.37 goals-against-average and .914 save percentage. He was able to defeat the Stars earlier this season stopping 21 of 22 shots. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:33 pm
  • Russell stays hot with 34th point of 14-15
    Kris Russell had an assist in Calgary's 3-2 win over Arizona on Tuesday.

    Advice: Russell has recorded at least a point in four of his last five games. He has four goals and 34 points in 78 contests in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:46 am
  • Pekka Rinne's 20 saves not enough in loss
    Pekka Rinne stopped 20-of-23 shots in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Tuesday.

    Advice: It has been a mini-slump in altogether outstanding season for the Preds number one man. Rinne has gone three straight starts without a win but is still second in the NHL with 41. He spots a stellar 2.17 GAA and .923 save percentage in 63 games this year. The Preds still have the central to fight for here late in the year so it's likely that Rinne gets the rest of the starts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:15 pm
  • Crosby commands NHL points lead, but not win
    Sidney Crosby did everything in his power to lead his Penguins to victory, but they fell to the Senators 4-3 instead on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Crosby was a man on a mission, scoring his 28th goal just 10 seconds into the game. Across 21:21 of ice time, including 5:19 on the power play, Crosby won 54% of his draws and sent six pucks towards the net. Crosby is now tied for the league-lead with John Tavares with 83 points this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:24 pm
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