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  • Nick Spaling grabs two points in Pens' defeat
    Nick Spaling posted a goal and an assist in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-2 loss to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night.

    Advice: They were his first goal and first assist of the season on a tough night for the Pens, whose leader, Sidney Crosby, wound up a minus-two. Pascual Dupuis (second) and Marcel Goc (first) delivered the Pens' other goals Wednesday, his second of the season. Evgeni Malkin grabbed his sixth assist of the season on the Dupuis goal.
    Today, 7:57 pm
  • T.J. Oshie thinks his season will turn around
    T.J. Oshie isn't too worried about the fact that he's still searching for his first point of the season after five games.

    Advice: "I feel like this is the best condition I've been in at the start of the season. I feel like my line has been playing really well, we just haven't been capitalizing on opportunities," Oshie said. "It seems like there's one little bounce of the puck or one stick that gets in the way of us making some good plays. Get those plays, get a little more crisp, a little more simple and the pucks will start going into the net for us." Fantasy owners that have Oshie on their team shouldn't panic at this time. He's still a decent bet to get 50-60 points in 2014-15.
    Today, 2:04 pm
  • Voynov's lawyer: Client didn't attack victim
    Slava Voynov's lawyer, Craig Renetzky, is saying that his client did not attack the hospitalized woman in the alleged domestic violence case.

    Advice: Voynov has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested by police. He has since been released on bail and has a court date scheduled for Dec. 1. "There was no intentional attack," Renetzky said. "That's just not what we have here. I think it's more of a misunderstanding. I don't think the police completely understood what she was trying to say. She repeatedly asked for (Voynov) to come in and help interpret, and those requests were denied." This case is expected to be presented to the district attorney this week. From there, the district attorney will decided whether or not to charge Voynov.
    Today, 9:47 am
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  • Mike Ribeiro stretches point streak Tuesday
    Mike Ribeiro generated a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over Arizona.

    Advice: He stretched his point streak to four games with the two-point effort. Ribeiro has accounted for three goals and two assists during his scoring spree. It's early into the year, but so far he has fit in well with the Predators.
    Today, 7:41 am
  • Adam Larsson doesn't play much in debut
    Adam Larsson logged just 12:30 minutes in his season debut on Tuesday.

    Advice: Larsson was a healthy scratch for five straight games. "I thought he was fine," Devils coach Peter DeBoer said. "It's a lot for all our young D to be thrown in. They've got a lot of speed up front. That team is three to four lines deep. I thought our group defensively overall 5-on-5 was pretty good. We bent a little bit in different areas, but I thought we played a pretty solid game. We gave up 24, 25 shots to that team, which isn't a big number." Larsson has a lot of offensive upside, but no fantasy value in standard leagues at this time.
    Today, 7:20 am
  • Patrick Sharp picks up two assists Tuesday
    Patrick Sharp had two helpers in a 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday.

    Advice: He had assists on both of Patrick Kane's power-play goals. Sharp has registered six points in six games this campaign. If there's one complaint about his start to the 2014-15 season it's that Sharp has two goals on a whopping 29 shots. However, fantasy owners probably aren't concerned with that right now.
    Today, 7:02 am
  • Nikita Kucherov returns after hard hit Tues.
    Nikita Kucherov was injured in the first period of Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over Calgary, but he was able to return in the third.

    Advice: He was nailed by Flames defenseman Mark Giordano on an open-ice hit and didn't return for the second period, so it was a bit surprising to see him back at the start of the final frame. Kucherov finished the match with 8:39 of ice time.
    Today, 6:16 am
  • Nick Bjugstad produces first point in 6 games
    Nick Bjugstad had an assist in Florida's 4-3 overtime win over Colorado on Tuesday night.

    Advice: It was his first point in six games this year. The rookie center led the Panthers in scoring last season with 38 points in 76 contests. Bjugstad was credited with six shots in Tuesday's win, so the goals should start coming eventually as well.
    Today, 5:43 am
  • Aleksander Barkov scores in 4-3 OT vs. Avs
    Aleksander Barkov registered his first point of the 2014-15 campaign.

    Advice: It was his first goal since Jan. 14 of last season. Barkov missed the last two months of his rookie year because of a knee injury that he sustained in the Winter Olympics. He was reunited with Brad Boyes and Sean Bergenheim in the contest and each member of the trio scored in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over Colorado.
    Today, 5:33 am
  • Brad Marchand snaps goal drought
    Brad Marchand potted his first goal of the 2014-15 season Tuesday night.

    Advice: He opened the scoring in a 5-3 win over San Jose during a Boston power play in the first period. Marchand had two shots and a minus-2 rating in the match. It's been a sleepy start for Marchand, with three points in eight games, but he's hoping to get going offensively now that the monkey is off his back.
    Today, 4:40 am
  • David Krejci extends point streak Tuesday
    David Krejci notched a goal and an assist in Tuesday's win against the San Jose Sharks.

    Advice: In doing so, he extended his point streak to four straight games. Krejci has picked up two goals and four assists over that span. He's been a big part of getting Boston's offense back on track after a quiet start.
    Today, 4:34 am
  • Ryan O'Reilly collects two helpers in loss
    Ryan O'Reilly assisted on two goals but it wasn't enough as the Avalanche fell 4-3 in OT to the Panthers on Tuesday.

    Advice: O'Reilly was part of the three-goal second period for the Avalanche that included two power-play goals. It has been a tough start for a lot of the Avs' top players and O'Reilly has not been immune to it, posting a goal and three assists in seven games this season. Colorado coach Patrick Roy called out his team after the loss on Tuesday and we will see what kind of effect it has on the team going forward.
    Yesterday, 11:31 pm
  • Roberto Luongo picks up win 375
    Roberto Luongo made 30 saves in picking up career win number 375 in the Panthers' 4-3 OT win over Colorado on Tuesday.

    Advice: It wasn't his best outing as he was shaky during the second period where he allowed three straight goals and gave away a two-goal lead, but was still solid enough to let his team get the win. Bobby Lu is now 2-2-1 with a 2.70 GAA to go with a .906 save percentage as Florida's unquestioned number one.
    Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Ryan Miller demolished by Stars Tuesday
    Ryan Miller had a terrible outing against the Stars on Tuesday, lasting just over one period in a 6-3 loss.

    Advice: Miller was beaten for five goals on 13 shots in 21:17 of playing time before coach Willie Desjardins mercifully removed him in favor of backup Eddie Lack. With this disastrous outing on his resume, Miller's record falls to 3-1-0 while his GAA is 3.20 and his save percentage is .884.
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Devan Dubnyk falters in loss to Preds
    Devan Dubnyk was unable to secure himself more playing time Tuesday night as he and the Coyotes were dumped by Nashville in a 4-3 shootout defeat.

    Advice: Dubnyk was impressive in his winning performance against the Kings a week ago, but wasn't as sharp in Tuesday loss. As a result, it's very likely the team will revert back to incumbent Mike Smith for their next contest.
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Adam Larsson's set to make his season debut
    Adam Larsson will make his season debut Tuesday night.

    Advice: Larsson spent the Devils' first five contests in the press box. He's got a lot of potential, but he's struggled to establish himself in the NHL and until he does, it's hard to recommend him in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 3:51 pm
  • Kings back NHL's suspension of Slava Voynov
    The Los Angeles Kings are standing behind the NHL's decision to suspend Slava Voynov indefinitely.

    Advice: The NHL acted after Voynov was arrested following an alleged incident of domestic violence that sent an adult woman to the hospital. While the Kings believe the NHL is acting correctly, they do have questions about what this means for their franchise. More specifically, they aren't sure how this will be handled from a salary cap and roster space perspective. The Kings have looked through the CBA and don't feel it addressed their questions, but they will speak to the league Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 12:28 pm
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  • Arizona will start Devan Dubnyk vs. Nashville
    Devan Dubnyk will start in Tuesday's game against Nashville.

    Advice: The Coyotes have a bit of a goalie controversy given Mike Smith's slow start to the season. Smith has a 5.33 GAA and .822 save percentage in three games. While his struggles might lead to Dubnyk getting more ice time in the short-term, Smith should get more opportunities to turn his season around before he's in any serious jeopardy of losing the starting gig. It's worth adding that Dubnyk did play for the Predators in 2013-14, but he only appeared in two games, so this isn't the biggest of reunions.
    Yesterday, 10:36 am
  • Aleksander Barkov back with Boyes, Bergenheim
    Aleksander Barkov was reunited with Brad Boyes and Sean Bergenheim during Monday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Gerard Gallant knows that the trio enjoyed success last season and he's trying to get Barkov going offensively with the change. Barkov has no points and five shots in his first five games of the 2014-15 campaign.
    Yesterday, 6:56 am
  • Voynov has court date scheduled for Dec. 1
    Slava Voynov, who was arrested after an alleged incident of domestic violence and is out on bail, has a court date scheduled for Dec. 1.

    Advice: The NHL has suspended Voynov indefinitely. Voynov was arrested after the police responded to a call about an adult woman that was at Little Company of Mary hospital. Voynov was also at the hospital and was taken into custody after the police spoke to the victim.
    Yesterday, 6:09 am
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  • Adam Larsson might replace Gelinas Tuesday
    A final decision hasn't been made yet, but Adam Larsson may make his season debut Tuesday night versus the Rangers.

    Advice: He practiced alongside Jon Merrill on Monday, which could bump Eric Gelinas from the lineup. Larsson is excited by the possibility that he's finally coming out of the press box.
    Monday, 2:39 pm
  • T.J. Oshie still looking for first point
    T.J. Oshie doesn't have a point in his first five games of the season.

    Advice: This marks the first time in his seven-year career he's opened with a scoreless streak like this. Oshie should be able to work himself out of his funk. He enjoyed a career year in 2013-14 with 21 goals and 60 points in 79 games.
    Monday, 9:46 am
  • Slava Voynov arrested on domestic violence
    Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL.

    Advice: Voynov was arrested this morning on charges of domestic violence. The NHL is conducting an investigation into the matter. This comes after the intense scrutiny the NFL faced for its handling of its recent domestic violence incidents, including the initial two-game suspension of Ray Rice, which was seen by many as light under the circumstances.
    Monday, 7:39 am
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  • Nick Spaling moves to center
    Nick Spaling played center on Saturday.

    Advice: Spaling moved from the wing to center on the third line as he was between Blake Comeau and Steve Downie while usual center Marcel Goc moved down to the fourth unit between Zach Sill and Craig Adams. "I don't think it changes anything," Spaling said. "Same gameplan. Same thing. Hopefully take advantage of a little more ice or whatever it brings. It doesn't change any way I'm approaching the game." Spaling is pointless in four games after getting 13 goals and 32 points for Nashville in 71 games last season.
    Sunday, 5:40 am
  • Luongo passes Roy on alltime shutout list
    With his shutout Friday night against the Sabres, Roberto Luongo passed Patrick Roy on the all-time leading shutout list.

    Advice: He is now 14th on that list with 67 shutouts. Luongo has taken a lot of criticism for his play over the past few seasons but there is no denying he has had a tremendous career to date. He also seems to love playing for a low-pressure team like the Panthers.
    Saturday, 7:15 am
  • Ryan Miller perfect against the Oilers
    With the Canucks 2-0 victory over Edmonton, Ryan Miller is a perfect 9-0 against Edmonton in his career.

    Advice: The Canucks can't wait to face the lowly Oilers again, especially with Miller between the pipes. He is now 3-0 this season with a 1.95 GAA and a sparkling .927 save percentage. He is a must start, especially against Edmonton.
    Saturday, 6:43 am
  • Adam Larsson continues to be healthy scratch
    Adam Larsson continues to be a healthy scratch four games into the season.

    Advice: The young blueliner was taken fourth overall by the Devils in the 2011 draft after many thought he should go first, but he is having a tough time cracking the Devils lineup and has been passed on the depth chart by Damon Severson who has been outstanding. Larsson still has an outstanding future but he may need a change of scenery to fulfill his potential.
    Saturday, 4:32 am
  • Ryan Miller gets first shutout as a Canuck
    Ryan Miller was perfect on Friday night, stopping all 28 shots Edmonton sent his way.

    Advice: Three games. Three starts. Three wins for Miller and the Canucks. Sure his goals against average and save percentage aren't quite there yet, but after just a trio of games - what more could one ask for? Darcy Kuemper notwithstanding.
    Friday, 9:30 pm
  • Ribeiro scores GWG against WPG
    Mike Ribeiro scored the game-winning goal in Nashville's 2-0 win over Winnipeg on Friday.

    Advice: Ribeiro opened the scoring at 16:20 of the first period. Seth Jones and Anton Volchenkov picked up the assists on the goal. The Predators have yet to lose a game in regulation this season, they are now 3-0-1. James Neal scored the other goal for Nashville.
    Friday, 8:05 pm
  • Roberto Luongo shuts out Sabres on Friday
    Roberto Luongo stopped all 26 shots he faced in Friday's 1-0 over the Buffalo Sabres.

    Advice: The win was Luongo's first of the 2014-15 season. The 35-year-old has played pretty well this season but probably isn't going to win many games this season. The Panthers are in the middle of a rebuild, but if they hope to make the playoffs, they will need Luongo to stand on his head for the entire season. Sean Bergenheim scored the game's only goal.
    Friday, 7:01 pm
  • David Krejci key in Bruins' shootout victory
    David Krejci scored in regulation and in the shootout session to help the Bruins grab a 3-2 win in Detroit Wednesday night.

    Advice: The victory gave the Bruins only their second victory over the Red Wings in 10 meetings between the two teams. Krejci opened the scoring Wednesday at 5:12 of the opening period. It was his first goal of the season after missing three of the team's four previous games with a lower-body injury. He made his debut on Monday. Also scoring for the Bruins Wednesday was Reilly Smith, his second of the season. Smith also put one past Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard in the shootout.
    Wednesday, 8:40 pm
  • Ryan O'Reilly gets on the board Tuesday
    Ryan O'Reilly got on the scoresheet in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.

    Advice: He scored a goal in Colorado's 3-2 overtime defeat after going pointless in his previous three outings to open the 2014-15 season. It's been a slow start offensively for the Avalanche, but getting on the board may help O'Reilly get going. He led the team with 28 goals last year.
    Wednesday, 8:25 am
  • Mike Ribeiro scores his first of the season
    Mike Ribeiro scored his first of the season in the Predators' 3-2 SO loss to the Flames on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Ribeiro is one of the players that will be counted on to provide offense for this year’s version of the Predators. Filip Forsberg scored the other goal for the Predators. James Neal is still without a point through first three games for Nashville. This was the first sign of life from the top forwards of the Predators early this season.
    Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • David Krejci 'felt good' in season debut
    David Krejci said he "felt pretty good" after making his season debut Monday.

    Advice: He missed Boston's previous three games with what is believed to be a lower-body injury. "Honestly there were some shifts where I stayed on the ice a little too long and it was hard to catch a breath after that," Krejci said. "Overall, I feel pretty good." He managed to register one shot in 19:05 of ice time.
    Tuesday, 4:29 am
  • Roberto Luongo still winless after loss
    Roberto Luongo and the Panthers have yet to earn a victory this season and fell to 0-2-1 after dropping a 1-0 decision to the Senators Monday night.

    Advice: Luongo played well in this contest, ceding only a power play to Clarke MacArthur on 23 shots, but his statistics remain rather ugly. His GAA is currently 3.78 while his save percentage is .870.
    Oct 13, 7:53 pm
  • Roberto Luongo is expected to start Monday
    Roberto Luongo will start in Monday's game against Ottawa.

    Advice: Luongo has a 5.71 GAA and .826 save percentage in two games this season. He'll get better obviously, but he's unlikely to put up elite numbers on a team like Florida.
    Oct 13, 10:27 am
  • David Krejci (undisclosed) returns Monday
    David Krejci (undisclosed) will make his season debut on Monday.

    Advice: Krejci started the season on the injured reserve list due to the ailment. He'll center the Bruins' top line.
    Oct 13, 9:54 am
  • David Krejci may be cleared to play Monday
    David Krejci (undisclosed) took part in Sunday's practice and he's hoping to make his season debut on Monday night.

    Advice: If he gets the green light to play versus Colorado then it will probably be alongside recent callup Seth Griffith and Milan Lucic. Krejci led the Bruins in scoring last season, with 69 points in 80 games, and he inked a lucrative six-year, $43.5 million contract with the Bruins a little more than a month ago.
    Oct 13, 3:49 am
  • Julien hopes Krejci will be ready on Monday
    Claude Julien hopes to have David Krejci (undisclosed) back in the lineup on Monday when Boston faces Colorado.

    Advice: Krejci has missed the first three games of the regular season with an undisclosed injury. Although they'd like to have him back, Krejci's availability is still to-be-determined.
    Oct 12, 9:32 am
  • Panther fans show little support in opener
    The Florida Panthers announced a crowd of 11,419 for their home opener against New Jersey on Saturday.

    Advice: The crowd was the smallest in franchise history for a home opener. Panthers' goaltender Roberto Luongo tried to downplay the situation after the game. "The people here were loud and as players, that's all we ask for," Luongo said. "People are coming to encourage our team. We need to reward them with a better start." The low attendance number is cause for concern, no matter how Luongo spins it.
    Oct 12, 8:45 am
  • Krejci eligible to return on Monday
    David Krejci (undisclosed) is eligible to come off of injured reserve on Monday.

    Advice: The Bruins have struggled offensively in their first three games of the season. Their power play has gone one-for-11 in that span. The addition of Krejci to the Bruins' lineup will definitely help, but the losses of Jarome Iginla and Johnny Boychuk have hurt early-on. There is no word on if Krejci will play in Monday's game against Colorado.
    Oct 12, 6:31 am
  • Ryan Miller gives up four, wins in shootout
    Ryan Miller yielded four goals on 29 shots in Vancouver’s 5-4 shootout win against the Oilers on Saturday night

    Advice: Miller has two wins, despite a 2.88 goals-against average and .889 save percentage. He struggled when he got traded to the Blues, but perhaps the security of a three-year deal with the Canucks will help him find his game. Miller’s best days are probably behind him, but he can still be an asset in fantasy leagues.
    Oct 11, 10:36 pm
  • Devan Dubnyk sets aside 24 shots in OT win
    Devan Dubnyk kicked away 24 shots in the Coyotes’ 3-2 overtime win Saturday night against the Kings.

    Advice: A comforting outing for Dubnyk in his Coyotes debut and for the Coyotes, who needed a better performance from their goalie after Mike Smith’s dreadful first game. Even more important, the Coyotes showed they could hang with the champions, and that should be a confidence-booster. Dubnyk is looking to bounce back from a season that saw him post a 3.43 goals-against average and .891 save percentage.
    Oct 11, 10:16 pm
  • Ryan O'Reilly gets six shots on goal in loss
    Ryan O'Reilly finished with six shots on goal in the Avalanche's 3-0 loss against the Wild on Saturday night.

    Advice: Another loss, but certainly a much more respectable one from the possession side of things for the Avalanche. Erik Johnson had 17 penalty minutes in the loss. The Avs are likely to regress, but there is still a lot of exciting talent on this team.
    Oct 11, 9:51 pm
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