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  • John Gibson will face Vancouver on Sunday
    John Gibson will face Vancouver on Sunday night.

    Advice: After allowing seven goals on 50 shots in his first two games, Gibson has allowed just four goals over his last two games on 50 shots as well. Which is to say he's rounding into shape nicely, and is a must-start against the Canucks. 49 minutes ago
  • Jaroslav Halak will face Minnesota on Sunday
    Jaroslav Halak will face Minnesota on Sunday night.

    Advice: Halak is off to a shaky start in Brooklyn this season, but he also just beat the Coyotes with 25 saves and two goals against. The Wild don't pose much of an offensive threat and played last night, so we'd feel good about this. Today, 11:12 am
  • Clendening out vs Arizona on Sunday
    Adam Clendening will be scratched in favor of the returning Dan Girardi for Sunday's match with Arizona.

    Advice: Through five games Clendening posted an assist with a hit and two blocks while averaging 16:48 per game. Suffice it to say, he's not much of a fantasy asset. Today, 10:12 am
  • Kuemper to start Sunday v Oilers
    Darcy Kuemper is getting the start in goal against the Islanders Sunday evening.

    Advice: Kuemper is coming off a 6-3 win over Los Angeles last week. The Islanders are rested so this will be a decent test for Kuemper. Today, 9:36 am
  • R. Bourque misses 2nd game with groin pull
    Rene Bourque missed his second consecutive game with a groin injury.

    Advice: As the Avalanche don't play again until Friday, there is a very good chance Bourque will be able to suit up at that time. Today, 9:09 am
  • Louis Domingue to get start Sunday
    Louis Domingue will get the start in goal Sunday for the Arizona Coyotes.

    Advice: The start of the season has not been good for Domingue who has given up 10 goals on only 61 shots. He is 0-3 with a 6.24 GAA and a .836 save percentage. His stats should improve after tonight as they have nowhere to go but up. Today, 8:25 am
  • Sven Baertschi bumped up to first line
    Sven Baertschi was bumped up to the first line as he played alongside the Sedin twins Saturday.

    Advice: Baertschi did not do much and was a minus-one in the 4-3 loss in a shootout. Loui Eriksson started the season on the line but he has been struggling and the Canucks are apparently refusing to put Jannik Hansen back there, even though the trio worked together so well last season. It is not a good time to pick up Baertschi off the waiver wire but if he continues to see action on the top unit, then it may be. Today, 7:28 am
  • Sidney Crosby skates on Saturday
    Sidney Crosby (concussion) skated by himself on Saturday.

    Advice: Crosby had a good day off on Friday as described by coach Mike Sullivan and is getting close to returning to action, barring any setbacks. The Penguins would like him to get in a full practice before he returns to the lineup but they play three times next week and that may or may not be a problem. Stay tuned. Today, 7:08 am
  • Matt Read up to five goals this season
    Matt Read scored on Saturday and now has five goals.

    Advice: The veteran has combined for only 19 goals over the last two seasons, including 11 last year, so it looks like Read has finally recovered from all the injuries that have been plaguing him over the last two seasons. He had three straight twenty goal seasons before that so as of now we can recommend picking him up in fantasy pools. Today, 6:36 am
  • Ryan Murphy still out of action
    Ryan Murphy (lower body) is still out of action.

    Advice: Murphy was projected to miss three-to-four weeks when he was injured before the start of the NHL season but he has had a setback so it looks like early-November at the earliest for the defenseman. Murphy had 10 assists in 35 games last season for the Hurricanes so don't expect a lot this season. Today, 4:08 am
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  • Andersen loses to Blackhawks at .886
    Frederik Andersen had a save percentage of .886 with four goals against 31 saves in Saturday night’s 5-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Advice: Andersen now has three overtime losses in his 2016-17 record versus one win. With a little more help at the other end of the ice he could become a solid proposition for fantasy players and that could make him a great differentiator for anyone bold enough to be the first to climb on his bandwagon. Today, 12:19 am
  • Ovechkin gives Caps early lead
    Alex Ovechkin gave the Washington Capitals a two goal lead in the first, but it was the last time the team would score in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers Saturday night.

    Advice: The good news for fantasy players is that Ovechkin has now scored in his last three consecutive games. His productivity has been limited to pretty much that statistic only, however, and he has only one more assist. Yesterday, 11:55 pm
  • Schneider almost perfect in Win over Wild
    Cory Schneider blocked 28 shots and let only one past in the 2-1 victory of the New Jersey Devils over the Minnesota Wild Saturday night.

    Advice: Schneider has now won two of his last three contests with save percentages ranging from a low of .944 to Saturday night’s high of .966. Yesterday, 11:25 pm
  • Dubnyk impressive in Wild loss
    Devan Dubnyk blocked 30 shots Saturday night in the 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

    Advice: Someone has to be credited with the loss, but Dubnyk was impressive nonetheless with a save percentage of .938. Dubnyk lost the contest 29 seconds into overtime when Taylor Hall and Adam Henrique combined on a crisscross pattern to score. "He's a dynamic player," Dubnyk said of Hall. "I was able to get over there on him. He likes to rip it, but he had his head up and saw that I was on my feet and moving out at him and he snapped it real quick.'' Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Nyquist gets two in victory over Sharks
    Gustav Nyquist scored twice in the second period as the Detroit Red Wings shutout the San Jose Sharks 3-0 Saturday night.

    Advice: Nyquist had a disappointing 2015-16 season with only 17 goals to his credit. He scored 28 in 2013-14 and 27 the following year. He got off to a slow start in 2015-16 to create questions about how he would fare. He had no goals and only three assists in his first four games. The Red Wings were experiencing problems across the board, and as they have begun to regain their composure, the rising tide is lifting all the ships in the harbor. After dropping two, the Wings are on a current four-race winning streak. Nyquist scored one goal and had an assist Friday night against the Predators. Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Devan Dubnyk will face New Jersey on Saturday
    Devan Dubnyk will face New Jersey on Saturday night.

    Advice: With just eight goals against in three games thus far and facing a weak offensive team tonight, Dubnyk projects to be a strong start. Yesterday, 2:18 pm
  • Cory Schneider will face Wild on Saturday
    Cory Schneider will face the Wild on Saturday night.

    Advice: Schneider's 1-2-1 record belies the fact that just eight pucks have beaten him through 128 combined shots in four games. He's about as easy a must-start as there is, especially against a mediocre Minnesota team. Yesterday, 11:53 am
  • Frederik Andersen will start vs. Chicago
    Frederik Andersen will be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Advice: Andersen was given the night off in Thursday's game against Minnesota. He'll enter tonight's game with a 1-0-2 record, a 3.60 goals-against-average and a .876 save percentage. Yesterday, 5:17 am
  • Gustav Nyquist scores 1st goal of the season
    Gustav Nyquist scored a goal and recorded an assist in a 5-3 win over the Predators on Friday.

    Advice: The goal, his first of the season proved to be the game-winner for the Red Wings. His two point effort now gives him five points through five games for the Red Wings this season. After a sub-par 2015-16 season, he has really started the season strong with the intent of proving his doubters wrong. He's owned in only 58% of yahoo leagues, it might be time to consider picking him up if he is lingering on the waiver wire. Friday, 7:26 pm
  • Louis Domingue suffers loss to Islanders
    Louis Domingue stopped 28 of 31 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Islanders on Friday.

    Advice: Domingue was forced into back-to-back starts in consecutive nights because of the lower-body Mike Smith is suffering from. He was much better than in Montreal the night before but still was not good enough to earn his team the win. His record now drops to 0-3-0, and he is now posting a 6.24 GAA and a .836 save percentage. We don't recommend adding him to your lineups unless you are very desperate at the goaltending position. Friday, 7:03 pm
  • Jaroslav Halak earns win over Coyotes
    Jaroslav Halak stopped 23 of 25 shots in a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday.

    Advice: Halak didn't face a great amount of shots, but was good enough for the Islanders. He turned aside a Radim Vrbata on a breakaway early in the second and that seemed to set the pace for him the rest of the way. The win improves his record to 2-2-0, and he is now sporting a 2.77 GAA and a .905 save percentage. Friday, 7:00 pm
  • Jaroslav Halak is expected to start on Friday
    Jaroslav Halak will play between the pipes Friday night.

    Advice: Halak has a 3.03 GAA and .901 save percentage in three games this season. This will be his third straight start. Friday, 7:39 am
  • Yotes will start Louis Domingue again Friday
    Louis Domingue will play between the pipes on Friday.

    Advice: Domingue was yanked from Thursday's contest after allowing four goals on just 19 shots. "Change momentum for us and recognize we have to play tomorrow night again," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said of the decision to pull him. "We’ll put Louis back in there tomorrow night and see if we can get a better start from him." Mike Smith is sidelined due to what might be a knee injury. Friday, 6:31 am
  • Devan Dubnyk makes 33 saves in win over TOR
    Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 of 35 shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Advice: After dropping his first start of the season to St. Louis, Dubnyk has bounced back by winning two in a row. The Wild goaltender will enter his next start with a 2.70 goals-against-average and a .901 save percentage. Thursday, 9:08 pm
  • Louis Domingue yanked in loss to Habs
    Louis Domingue was pulled in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

    Advice: Domingue couldn't be faulted on Montreal's first three goals, but he was given the hook at the 5:49 mark of the second period after allowing a soft goal to Alex Galchenyuk. With Mike Smith out due to injury, Justin Peters entered the game in relief of Domingue. The Coyotes scored two goals after the change, but they were unable to complete the comeback. Domingue has an 0-2-0 record with an 11.22 goals-against-average and a .767 save percentage. Those are some ugly numbers. Thursday, 8:53 pm
  • Alex Ovechkin scores in second straight game
    Alex Ovechkin found the back of the net in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

    Advice: The Capitals jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, but the Panthers came back to tie the game at two heading into the third period. Ovechkin broke the 2-2 deadlock with his second goal of the season. The Caps captain has now scored in back-to-back games. He has three points in four games in 2016-17. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two shots on goal and three hits in 16:42 of ice time. Justin Williams, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Marcus Johansson also scored for Washington. Thursday, 8:00 pm
  • John Gibson collects first win of the season
    John Gibson stopped 20 of 22 shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

    Advice: Gibson got off to a rocky start, as he allowed seven goals in his first two games, but has responded by giving just four in his last two outings. You can't fault Gibson on either of Philadelphia's two goals tonight. He has a 1-2-1 record with a 2.80 goals-against-average and a .890 save percentage this season. Thursday, 7:33 pm
  • Cory Schneider allows 2 goals in loss to BOS
    Cory Schneider allowed two goals on 36 shots in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Boston Bruins.

    Advice: Schneider kept the Bruins off the board until the 9:47 mark of the final frame, when Brad Marchand scored. Boston's Patrice Bergeron managed to score the game-winning goal with 2:15 remaining in the game. Schneider's record drops to 1-2-1 on the season. He has a 2.00 goals-against-average and a .938 save percentage in 2016-17. He's made the saves, but hasn't received a ton of goal support so far. Thursday, 7:20 pm
  • Devan Dubnyk starts vs Maple Leafs on Thurs
    Devan Dubnyk will get the start against the Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

    Advice: Two games and six goals against on 48 combined shots is not quite the start the Wild and Dubnyk were looking for. Considering how hot Auston Matthews & Co. are at the moment, it'd be reasonable to seek a more favorable matchup. Thursday, 3:05 pm
  • Cory Schneider starts vs Boston on Thursday
    Cory Schneider will get the start against Boston on Thursday night.

    Advice: Just six pucks have beaten Schneider through three games and 92 combined shots thus far this season. The veteran netminder has traditionally been a bit weaker against the Bruins in his career, with 17 goals against in six games, but we'd toss that aside and trust the all-world goalie against a talented yet mediocre team. Thursday, 2:52 pm
  • John Gibson will start on Thursday
    John Gibson will play between the pipes Thursday night.

    Advice: Gibson and the Ducks will be looking for their first win of the 2016-17 campaign. He has a 3.07 GAA and .885 save percentage in three contests. Thursday, 11:27 am
  • Crosby skates, doesn't practice Wednesday
    Sidney Crosby (concussion) wasn't part of Wednesday's practice, but he did skate on his own.

    Advice: There was previously some hope that Crosby would practice Wednesday. However, he remains day-to-day and there's really no telling when he'll be back, but that also doesn't necessarily mean that he'll be unavailable for much longer. Thursday, 7:57 am
  • Louis Domingue will get the start on Thursday
    Louis Domingue will play between the pipes on Thursday.

    Advice: That could be just the first of a series of starts Domingue makes in a row as Mike Smith recovers from a lower-body injury. "It’s a situation I’ve been in before, so I gotta use that experience in my favor to try to help the team get some points on the road," said Domingue. "It’s a big task for me (and) important road trip for the whole team." Smith missed a significant portion of the 2015-16 campaign and that led to Domingue playing in 39 games last season. He finished that campaign with a 2.75 GAA and .912 save percentage. Thursday, 6:58 am
  • Frederik Andersen allows five in OTL to Jets
    Frederik Andersen allowed five goals on 34 shots in Wednesday's 5-4 OT loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

    Advice: Andersen blanked the Jets in the first half of this game, but things changed in a hurry. Winnipeg overcame a four-goal deficit to force overtime and rookie Patrik Laine won the game in the extra frame. Andersen has a 1-0-2 record with a 3.60 goals-against-average and a .876 save percentage this season. He's in no danger of losing his starting job in Toronto. Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Frederik Andersen will start Wednesday v. WPG
    Frederik Andersen will get the nod on Wednesday night versus Winnipeg.

    Advice: He was much better against the Bruins on Saturday after a sub-par performance versus Ottawa in Toronto's season opener. Andersen owns a 1-0-1 record with a 2.98 GAA and an .891 save percentage. Wednesday, 9:11 am
  • Sven Baertschi records an assist Tuesday
    Sven Baertschi registered an assist in Vancouver's 2-1 overtime win against St. Louis on Tuesday.

    Advice: It was Baertschi's first point in three games this season. He had 15 goals and 28 points in 69 contests in 2015-16. Wednesday, 6:10 am
  • Matt Read scores two goals in loss to CHI
    Matt Read scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Advice: The Flyers found themselves down 4-0 in the second period, but managed to score four unanswered goals to tie the game. Read got the Flyers on the board late in the second period to cut the deficit to 4-1 and he scored the first goal of the third period to make it 4-2. Sean Couturier and Wayne Simmonds also scored for the Flyers, but Chicago answered by scoring the final three goals of the game. After being kept off the scoresheet in the regular season opener, Read has scored three goals in his last two games. Tuesday, 9:28 pm
  • Darcy Kuemper wins first game of 16-17
    Darcy Kuemper turned aside 27 of 30 shots in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

    Advice: This was his first start of the regular season. Kuemper got some help early on, as the Kings hit three posts in the first period. The Wild's backup goalie won't play very much unless starter Devan Dubnyk gets injured at some point. Kuemper has no fantasy value in standard leagues. Tuesday, 9:17 pm
  • John Gibson loses again on Tuesday
    John Gibson stopped 26 of 28 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Devils.

    Advice: Although he has given up less and less goals in every start this season, Gibson continues to search for his first win of 2016-17. He was great in 41 games last season, and the Ducks were hoping for more of that when they traded Frederik Andersen to the Maple Leafs during the off-season. But Gibson has failed to meet expectations so far. He's now 0-2-1, with a GAA of 3.07 and a .885 save percentage through three starts this season. If he continues to struggle, the Ducks might be forced to give Jonathan Bernier a few more starts than they'd like. Tuesday, 7:32 pm
  • Cory Schneider solid in win over Ducks
    Cory Schneider stopped 23 of 24 shots in a 2-1 win over the Ducks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Schneider continues to be Schneider. He records another win while receiving just enough offensive support from his teammates. He's one of the most consistent goalies in the NHL, but his win totals can be frustrating for fantasy owners because the Devils inconsistently generate enough offensive production for their netminder. He is a great asset in league that award points for shutouts, goals against average, and save percentage. Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • Jaro Halak gives up 3 goals in loss to Sharks
    Jaroslav Halak gave up three goals in a 3-2 loss to the Sharks on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He stopped 24 of 27 shots in the contest. With the Islanders choosing to retain three goaltenders on their roster, they will make it difficult for any of the three to get into a groove. Halak is the type who needs an extended stretch of games to really get into a groove but he might not get that this season. The Islanders will also likely limit his starts considering his injury history. However, there are not many goaltenders better than him when he is at the top of his game. Tuesday, 7:06 pm
  • Alex Ovechkin scores first goal in win
    Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

    Advice: Ovechkin opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 15:44 mark of the first period. Dmitri Orlov and Marcus Johansson registered the assists on the goal. Ovechkin also helped set up T.J. Oshie's second goal of the game at 13:35 mark of the third period. The 31-year-old now has two points in the first three games of the season. He'll continue to be an elite point producer. He's a must-start every time he plays. Tuesday, 6:52 pm
  • Jaroslav Halak will start vs. San Jose
    Jaroslav Halak will get the start in Tuesday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

    Advice: He'll go head-to-head against Aaron Dell, who'll be making his first career start. Halak has started two of three games this season and he's coming off a 24-save performance in a 3-2 win over Anaheim on Sunday. He'll enter the game with a 1-1 record, a 3.00 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage. Tuesday, 3:09 pm
  • Cory Schneider to start vs. Ducks
    Cory Schneider will be between the pipes for Tuesday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

    Advice: Schneider is still looking for his first win of the season after losses to Florida (overtime) and Tampa Bay. He has a 2.48 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage. Tuesday, 3:06 pm
  • Sidney Crosby might practice Wednesday
    Sidney Crosby (concussion) may be back at practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He skated again on Tuesday as he works his way back from a concussion. A timetable for his return remains uncertain. Tuesday, 2:47 pm
  • John Gibson starts against Devils Tuesday
    John Gibson will be between the pipes Tuesday against New Jersey.

    Advice: It will mark his second straight start and third of the season. Gibson is off to a sluggish start with a 0-1-1 record, a 3.59 goals-against average and an .860 save percentage. Tuesday, 12:41 pm
  • Capitals await offense from top line
    Alex Ovechkin and his linemates, Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie, have been held off the scoresheet in the Capitals' opening two games of the season.

    Advice: "It starts right in practice; let’s talk, let’s get together, let's get on the same page," coach Barry Trotz said. "I talked to all three members today, and just get on the same page. Once you get on the same page, bring the work ethic. They're all leaders, they're all tremendously talented, so they'll figure it out." The trio will attempt to break out on Tuesday night versus Colorado. Tuesday, 9:54 am
  • Wild will play Darcy Kuemper against Kings
    Darcy Kuemper will get the call for Minnesota on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He will start against Los Angeles in his season debut after Devan Dubnyk posted a win and a loss in the first two games of the year for the Wild. Tuesday, 9:48 am
  • Rene Bourque fine to play Monday night
    Rene Bourque took part in Monday's morning skate after he missed practice on Sunday.

    Advice: He is expected to play against Pittsburgh. Bourque will play on the third line with Joe Colborne and Gabriel Bourque. Monday, 3:26 pm
  • Jaroslav Halak makes 24 saves on 26 shots
    Jaroslav Halak turned in his first win of the season on Sunday as the Isles topped Anaheim in overtime.

    Advice: The 31-year-old netminder was much better in his second start of the season after a poor start against the Rangers. Expect the veteran to keep improving on his 3.00 goals against average and .906 save percentage as the season wears on. Oct 16, 7:21 pm
  • John Gibson allows 3 GA in loss to NYI
    John Gibson made 27 saves on 30 shots on Sunday, which was enough to earn the Ducks a point in their overtime loss to the Islanders.

    Advice: Gibson is now winless through two starts this season with a 3.60 goals against average and .860 save percentage. The 23-year-old is off to a less than ideal start, but will certainly be a valuable fantasy commodity this season. Oct 16, 7:17 pm
  • John Gibson will indeed face NYI on Sunday
    Confirming an earlier note, John Gibson will indeed face the Islanders on Sunday night.

    Advice: Gibson hasn't fared quite that well against Eastern foes in 27 games, he's posted a 9-13-2 with an .898 save percentage and 32 goals against. But with just three games playing tonight, we'd roll the dice if he's your best option available. Oct 16, 2:31 pm
  • John Gibson expected to face NYI on Sunday
    Expect John Gibson to take on the Islanders on Sunday.

    Advice: Jonathan Bernier took Saturday's match against the Penguins and lost 3-2, so it'd be surprising if Gibson doesn't go tonight. In his one game against New York, he turned away 18 of 19 a no-decision over two periods of play. However Gibson hasn't fared quite that well against Eastern foes in 27 games, he's posted a 9-13-2 with an .898 save percentage and 32 goals against. Oct 16, 10:02 am
  • Jaroslav Halak back in net Sunday vs Ducks
    After getting Saturday off, Jaroslav Halak will return to the Islanders' crease against the Ducks.

    Advice: In 13 career games against Anaheim, Halak has posted a 7-5-0 record with a .900 save percentage and 30 goals against. That's not very encouraging. Both Anaheim and New York played last night (and lost), so if you can find solace in the Isles' youthful lineup over the Ducks' veteran lineup then you may find reason to be confident in Halak today. Oct 16, 9:11 am
  • Andersen’s 24 blocked shots key to winning
    Frederik Andersen stopped 24 and let one shot pass in the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins Saturday night.

    Advice: Andersen moved over from the Anaheim Ducks this year, where he had 22 wins in 43 games in the 2015-16 season and 35 wins in 54 games in 2014-15. With a save percentage of .960 and only one goal against, he was a key component to winning one’s fantasy roster. Oct 16, 7:43 am
  • Nyquist's line only one producing in Detroit
    The only Detroit line that is producing any offense is the Gustav Nyquist-Darren Helm-Thomas Vanek unit.

    Advice: In fact that line is responsible for three out of the four even-strength goals the Red Wings have tallied over their first two games, both losses. Detroit coach Jeff Blashill when asked about his team's play had this to say: "We need more than that [Nyquist line] top to bottom. It starts with getting out our zone and it puts the onus as a team to do a better job of getting out of our zone". Nyquist, Vanek and possibly Helm should be active in deep pools based on their performance to date. Oct 16, 6:35 am
  • Personal workouts better for Sidney Crosby
    The Pittsburgh Penguins are finding that personal workouts are better for Sidney Crosby (concussion) than having limited practices with the team.

    Advice: Crosby suffered his concussion nine days ago and while he has been on the ice for the last five days, the Penguins feel he gets more out of individual workouts than with the team. The Penguins are able to better control his heart rate etc. with the workouts so that's the plan for now. Consider Crosby day-to-day for now. Oct 16, 6:08 am
  • Dubnyk scored Wild victory with modest saves
    Devan Dubnyk gave up three points in the 4-3 victory of the Minnesota Wild over the Winnipeg Jets.

    Advice: A win is a win, but the modest save percentage of .824 will certainly not help elevate very many fantasy leagues. Last year, Dubnyk barely cleared the .900 mark at .918 with the Wild and so far in 2016-17 he has only hit .875. Oct 15, 10:29 pm
  • Schneider faced 34 shots in Devils loss
    Cory Schneider gave up three goals in the 3-2 loss of the New Jersey Devils to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Advice: ''It's not good enough to get only one point this trip when we felt we could have got three or four,'' Devils goalie Cory Schneider said. "We've got to find a way to win these games and close them out.'' The Lightning also lost to the Panthers Thursday night. The game winning goal was a bit of a fluke when a shot by Jason Garrison ricocheted off Valtteri Filppula at the 5:43 minute mark of the third. Oct 15, 9:32 pm
  • Cory Schneider starts vs Tampa Bay on Sat
    Cory Schneider will get the start against Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

    Advice: Though Schneider sports a career .925 save percentage, he's not fared quite as well against Tampa Bay. The talented netminder is 2-2-1 with 16 goals against in five career games against the Lightning. However it's worth noting that the Bolts will be putting Andrei Vasilevskiy in their net. Oct 15, 11:30 am
  • Devan Dubnyk starts vs Jets on Saturday
    Devan Dubnyk will get the start against the Jets on Saturday.

    Advice: Dubnyk has struggled in 10 career games against Winnipeg. He's posted a 3-6-1 record with a .907 save percentage and 27 goals against, though it's worth noting that that record is not all with Minnesota where he's stellar. The Jets will be going with Michael Hutchinson in the other net, so we suspect Dubnyk will out-perform his career numbers tonight. Oct 15, 10:55 am
  • Sidney Crosby skates, still day-to-day
    Sidney Crosby (concussion) skated by himself on Friday and remains day-to-day.

    Advice: "He's making progress, but he's still day-to-day," coach Mike Sullivan said. Crosby didn't take part in the team's session and it doesn't seem likely that he will be in the lineup on Saturday versus Anaheim. Oct 15, 7:05 am
  • Frederik Andersen eager to bounce back
    Frederik Andersen will try to bounce back on Saturday against Boston.

    Advice: "I'm trying to be more comfortable in situations. I have to trust myself more . . . I second-guessed myself in some situations," Andersen said. "You get here and you work on that, to get rid of it." He allowed five goals on 30 shots in Wednesday's opener and admitted that he should've had at least two of them. Andersen expects much more from himself and the Leafs expect more from him too. Perhaps he can rebound with his father, Ernst, and 11-year-old brother, Valdermar, in attendance from Denmark for Saturday's home opener. Oct 14, 6:30 am
  • Nyquist finds chemistry with Helm, Vanek
    Gustav Nyquist is excited to play with Thomas Vanek and Darren Helm this season.

    Advice: "We seemed to find some chemistry," Nyquist said. "Helmer is a hard worker, can really fly, and Vanek is a smart, skilled player, knows how to score. You have to be ready when he's got the puck -- he's got great vision and playmaking ability, so try to get open." The trio was formed in Detroit's exhibition finale and they stayed together for Thursday's opener. Nyquist and Helm accounted for an assist each, while Vanek scored two goals in the Red Wings' 6-4 loss to Tampa Bay. Oct 14, 5:02 am
  • John Gibson allows four goals in loss to DAL
    John Gibson allowed four goals on just 20 shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: With Frederik Andersen now in Toronto, the Ducks will rely heavily on Gibson this season. The 23-year-old is one of the best young goalies in the NHL, but expect him to have some growing pains along the way. Fantasy owners might have to be patient with him, but he's too talented to pass up. Oct 13, 10:12 pm
  • Devan Dubnyk gives up 3 goals in loss to STL
    Devan Dubnyk allowed three goals on 31 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

    Advice: With the game tied 1-1, Dubnyk gave up an ugly goal to Blues forward Nail Yakupov from just over the blue line. The Wild were never able to get back into the game after that. Expect him to get plenty of starts this season, as he's the clear cut number one goalie in Minnesota. Oct 13, 9:23 pm
  • Cory Schneider gives up two goals in OTL
    Cory Schneider allowed two goals on 34 shots in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Panthers.

    Advice: Expect this to happen quite a bit this season. Schneider turned in a strong performance between the pipes, but his team failed to give him more goal support. Of course, Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo had something to say about that. Schneider continues to be one of the top goalies in the NHL. Assuming he stays healthy, he'll get a ton of starts in 2016-17. Oct 13, 8:05 pm
  • Jaroslav Halak gives up 4 in loss to NYR
    Jaroslav Halak allowed four goals on 38 shots in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the New York Rangers.

    Advice: The Islanders trailed 2-0 heading into the third period, but managed to tie the game early in the final frame. Halak enters the season as the Isles starting goalie, but with Thomas Greiss behind him, that could change quickly. Halak has also had a hard time staying healthy, which makes it difficult to trust him in standard leagues. Oct 13, 7:28 pm
  • Devan Dubnyk starts vs Blues in opener
    Devan Dubnyk will get the nod for Thursday's opener against the Blues.

    Advice: Dubnyk's time in Minnesota has been one of extreme highs and slightly disappointing lows. In 106 career games he has a .925 save percentage and a 2.13 GAA with the Wild, and has proven that he can be a fully capable backbone of the roster. He may never again compete for the Vezina, but he should usually play well above average. Oct 13, 4:12 pm
  • Cory Schneider starts vs Florida in opener
    Cory Schneider gets the nod in Thursday's opener against Florida.

    Advice: Schneider posted perhaps his best season yet in 2015-16, producing a .924 save percentage and a 2.15 GAA in 58 games for New Jersey. Many argued he should have been the United States' starter in the World Cup, and you best believe he's out to prove, once again, why in 2016-17. Oct 13, 3:58 pm
  • John Gibson will get the nod on Thursday
    John Gibson is expected to start Thursday night.

    Advice: With Frederik Andersen now in Toronto, Gibson has entered the 2016-17 campaign as the Ducks' clear starter. Gibson had a 2.07 GAA and .920 save percentage in 40 games last season. Oct 13, 12:42 pm
  • Islanders will start Jaroslav Halak Thursday
    Jaroslav Halak will get the nod in the Islanders' season opener on Thursday.

    Advice: Most starters for each team's opening night are obvious, but the Islanders were one of the exceptions. There's been some speculation over the summer that Thomas Greiss has wrestled the top job away from Halak, but the situation was further muddied by Halak's strong showing in the World Cup. To further complicate the situation, the Islanders have a third goalie in Jean-Francois Berube on the roster. Oct 13, 8:55 am
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