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  • Devils demote Reid Boucher
    Reid Boucher has been sent to the minors.

    Advice: This might prove to be a very temporary assignment as the Devils just need a third goaltender for Tuesday's contest given that Cory Schneider's wife gave birth early this morning. Boucher made his season debut on Friday, but was scratched on Saturday. Today, 10:24 am
  • Ben Bishop expected to start vs. Red Wings
    Ben Bishop is expected to get the nod on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bishop has a 1.98 GAA and .925 save percentage in three starts this season. He'll play against the Detroit Red Wings, which he has traditionally dominated in the regular season and bested in the first round of the 2015 playoffs. Today, 10:14 am
  • Joonas Donskoi is fine to play Tuesday
    Despite missing most of Sunday's practice, Joonas Donskoi is good to play Tuesday.

    Advice: Donskoi was dealing with the consequences of blocking a shot during Saturday's contest against Anaheim. He has a goal in two games this season. Today, 9:29 am
  • Devils put Tuomo Ruutu back into lineup
    Tuomo Ruutu will draw back into the Devils' lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ruutu played on Friday, but was a healthy scratch on Saturday. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season. Today, 9:24 am
  • Alex Ovechkin (personal) a game-time decision
    Alex Ovechkin didn't take part in Tuesday's practice for personal reasons.

    Advice: Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz is calling Ovechkin a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest against San Jose. Obviously, any time Washington is without Ovechkin, it's a challenge, but the Capitals are already missing Nicklas Backstrom due to a hip injury. Today, 8:36 am
  • David Perron practices on Pens' second line
    David Perron moved up to the second line for Monday's practice.

    Advice: Perron skated alongside Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist. That in turn pushed Sergei Plotnikov down to the third unit. This is a good opportunity for Perron as the 27-year-old forward should have some fantasy value in standard leagues if he sticks with those linemates. Today, 8:18 am
  • Zbynek Michalek probable for Wednesday's game
    Zbynek Michalek (upper body) took part in Monday's practice.

    Advice: Michalek didn't play on Saturday due to the ailment. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett thinks he'll return for Wednesday's game. Today, 6:42 am
  • Mike Santorelli registers an assist Monday
    Mike Santorelli recorded an assist in Anaheim's 2-1 shootout loss to Vancouver.

    Advice: Santorelli signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with Anaheim over the summer. He had 12 goals and 33 points in 79 games with Toronto and Nashville last season. Today, 6:38 am
  • Scottie Upshall skates with Backes, Jaskin
    Scottie Upshall skated with David Backes and Dmitrij Jaskin during Monday's practice.

    Advice: He will probably see his first game action of the season on that line Tuesday night. Upshall is getting a chance to play because Robby Fabbri has a concussion and he's ready for the opportunity. Today, 6:17 am
  • Viktor Arvidsson rides the pine Saturday
    Viktor Arvidsson was on the bench for the entire third period on Saturday.

    Advice: The rookie forward played his last shift with 6:35 remaining in the second period. Arvidsson scored his first NHL goal in Nashville's season opener and knows the year could be filled with plenty of ups and downs. "I'm taking it game by game. I have to make an impression every game," said the 22-year-old. "All the guys in here have to do it. It's a great challenge, and I'm looking forward to competing every day." Today, 6:05 am
  • Panthers' Reilly Smith had impressive debut
    Reilly Smith scored twice in his Florida debut Saturday in a 7-1 win against Philadelphia.

    Advice: Florida was shut out by the Flyers in Monday night's rematch and he was the only player on the team to not register a shot on goal. Smith is playing on the second line with Nick Bjugstad, where he could do some offensive damage this season. Today, 4:44 am
  • Dustin Byfuglien may have hurt his leg
    Dustin Byfuglien appeared to hurt his leg late in Monday afternoon's loss to the New York Islanders.

    Advice: Coach Paul Maurice didn't provide an update on the big defender's status following the game. Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun doesn't think a report on the matter will come until after the morning skate. The Jets play against the Rangers on Tuesday night. Today, 4:04 am
  • Mark Scheifele scores for third straight game
    Mark Scheifele found the back of the net for a third straight game Monday.

    Advice: He has three goals on six shots in three games to start the 2015-16 season. Scheifele's ice time has gone up each contest and he logged 17:59 against the Islanders on Monday afternoon. Today, 3:57 am
  • Frederik Andersen loses in Ducks home opener
    Frederik Andersen was out-shined by Ryan Miller in the Anaheim Ducks 2015-16 home opener at the Honda Center.

    Advice: Tied 1-1 after regulation and overtime, the game was decided by Alexandre Burrows, who scored the crucial goal in the third round of the shootout. Ryan Miller's poke check on Corey Perry then sealed the win for the Vancouver Canucks. Andersen posted a .960 save percentage on the night, blocking 24 of 25 shots. Andersen is now 0-1-1 with a 1.45 goals against average in his first two starts for the Ducks. Today, 1:42 am
  • Sami Vatanen's goal not enough in Duck's loss
    Sami Vatanen scored his first goal of the season in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.

    Advice: Vatanen opened the scoring early in the second period for the Anaheim Ducks with a blast from the point, beating a screened Ryan Miller. Andrew Cogliano and Mike Santorelli assisted on Vatanen's goal. Today, 1:13 am
  • Upshall and/or Gomez may play Tuesday
    Scottie Upshall and/or Scott Gomez may get into the Blues' lineup Tuesday night.

    Advice: St. Louis has an injury to Robby Fabbri to deal with and fourth-liners Steve Ott and Ryan Reaves played a combined 6 and a half minutes in the final two periods on Saturday. "We've got more definition on our fourth line; that's something we're going to have to look at with Upshall and Gomez, about possibly bringing in both so we have different depth. Certainly one guy is going to come in now. We may even bring both in." Upshall and Gomez were scratched in the first two games of the season. Yesterday, 2:09 pm
  • Dustin Byfuglien nets PPG in loss to Isles
    Dustin Byfuglien tallied his first goal of the year in Winnipeg's 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Monday afternoon.

    Advice: He scored on a third-period power play from Mathieu Perreault and Blake Wheeler, but the Islanders got an empty netter to seal the victory, Byfuglien amassed a game-high 10 hits in the game and he posted four penalty minutes as well. Yesterday, 1:31 pm
  • Ben Bishop stops 27 for third straight win
    Ben Bishop stopped 27 of the 30 shots he faced against Boston to run his record to 3-0-0 to start the year.

    Advice: The Bruins jumped out to 2-0 lead after an early power-play goal by David Krejci, but the Lightning bounced back and Bishop didn't lose his cool. Tampa Bay went on to win the match by a score of 6-3. Bishop has an impressive .925 save percentage and a 1.98 GAA. Yesterday, 1:25 pm
  • Frederik Andersen starts Mon. against Canucks
    Frederik Andersen will get the nod for Monday night's home opener against Vancouver.

    Advice: Andersen was brilliant in Saturday's 2-0 loss to San Jose when he stopped 42 of the 44 shots he faced. Yesterday, 10:43 am
  • Ben Bishop will oppose Boston Monday
    As expected, Ben Bishop will be in the crease for the Lightning on Monday afternoon at Boston.

    Advice: It will mark his third straight start to open the year. Bishop has a 2-0-0 record with a .940 save percentage and a 1.48 goals-against average. Yesterday, 9:42 am
  • Mark Scheifele wants continued improvement
    Mark Scheifele has scored in each of his first two games of the year.

    Advice: However, he isn't concerned with generating points, he just wants "to continue to build" and "continue to get better and better every day." Scheifele made great strides last season and it looks he will take another step forward this year. Yesterday, 6:53 am
  • Bishop likely to start Monday v Bruins
    Look for Ben Bishop to get the start Monday against Boston.

    Advice: So says Bolts' coach Jon Cooper. Who are we to doubt him? Make sure you have the talented Bishop active. Sunday, 9:37 am
  • Ben Bishop turns a neat trick Thursday
    Ben Bishop became the fifth goalie since the expansion era to stop two penalty shots in the same game when he turned away the Flyers' Claude Giroux and Scott Laughton Thursday night.

    Advice: Of course it was also the first time a Tampa goalie turned the trick. Bishop, who is 2-0 after stopping 24 Buffalo shots Saturday night in a 4-1 win, remains one of the top fantasy goalies in the NHL. Start him aggresively. Sunday, 8:51 am
  • Zbynek Michalek out with upper body injury
    Zbynek Michalek missed Saturday's contest with an upper body injury.

    Advice: Michalek played on Friday in Los Angeles against the Kings and actually opened the scoring. The defenseman is not a big point producer but his fantasy value lies in the blocked shots category. Consider him day-to-day and look elsewhere for now if you need blocked shots. Sunday, 3:37 am
  • Andersen busy, but loses on opening night
    Frederik Andersen made 42 saves, but the Ducks fell 2-0 to the Sharks on Saturday night.

    Advice: Andersen gave up both goals to Patrick Marleau. With Anton Khudobin backing him up and John Gibson in the minors — plus, with a new contract — Andersen is facing a lot of pressure for a number-one goalie. He had a 2.38 GAA and .914 SV% last season. He could rack up wins with ease this season if he does his part. Saturday, 10:23 pm
  • Alex Ovechkin's 3rd-period goal spurs win
    Alex Ovechkin enjoyed a two-point night in the Capitals’ home opener, a 5-3 win against the Devils on Saturday.

    Advice: Ovechkin scored at 6:33 of the third period to put the Capitals ahead 3-2. It was the first of three consecutive goals. He also had an assist on Marcus Johansson’s marker. Matt Niskanen (goal, empty net and an assist), Jason Chimera (goal, assist) and Brooks Orpik notched the other goals. Justin Williams and John Carlson added two assists apiece. Saturday, 7:51 pm
  • Andersen in goal for Ducks vs. Sharks
    Frederik Andersen will be in nets for the Ducks in their season opener against the Sharks.

    Advice: Andersen was brilliant last year for the Ducks, posting 35 wins, a 2.38GAA, and a .914SV%. He is the undisputed starter for the Ducks and can be expected to put up plenty of wins this season. Saturday, 6:46 pm
  • Ben Bishop stops 24 for second win of season
    To little surprise, Ben Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, with the final score being 4-1.

    Advice: It was a fairly light afternoon for Bishop, aside from weathering a minor storm from Buffalo in the first period. He stopped 24 out of 25 shots to win his second of as many games so far this season. Saturday, 1:00 pm
  • Ben Bishop will start vs. Sabres on Saturday
    Ben Bishop will get the start in Saturday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

    Advice: The 28-year-old made 23 saves, including two penalty shots, in Tampa's overtime win over the Flyers on Thursday. He comes into this game with a 1.95 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage this season. Take note that this game is set to start just after 1:00 PM Eastern. Saturday, 9:35 am
  • Coach Cooper says Bishop keeps getting better
    Lightning head coach Jon Cooper believes Ben Bishop just keeps getting better.

    Advice: "In the couple years I've been here, he's just getting better and better and better," coach Jon Cooper said. "He's more confident. There were some big-time chances for him to come up and make those saves (Thursday). That's what you ask your goalie to do, give us as chance to win the game, and he did that." Bishop made several key saves in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over Philadelphia, including two penalty shot saves in the contest. Saturday, 4:52 am
  • Reid Boucher returned to action on Friday October 9. Friday, 11:11 pm
  • Viktor Arvidsson records first NHL goal
    Viktor Arvidsson got his first career NHL goal Thursday night in Nashville's season opener against Carolina.

    Advice: His first-period marker turned out to be the game winner in a 2-1 contest. The rookie forward didn't have a point in six games last season with the Predators. Friday, 7:59 am
  • Ben Bishop stops two penalty shots
    Ben Bishop stopped two penalty shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win against Philadelphia.

    Advice: He turned aside Claude Giroux in the first period and Scott Laughton in overtime. "I've never had that before," Bishop said. "But I'll take it." He made 23 saves to get his first victory of the season. Friday, 6:36 am
  • Scheifele scores Jets' first goal of '14-15
    Mark Scheifele tallied a goal in Thursday's season opener versus Boston.

    Advice: He also won six of his eight faceoffs in the contest. Scheifele led the Jets in preseason scoring and he carried that success with him into the start of the 2015-16 schedule when he scored Winnipeg's first goal of the year. Friday, 4:42 am
  • Ben Bishop helps Tampa Bay top PHI
    Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 25 shots as the Lightning snuck past the Flyers 3-2 in overtime on Thursday night.

    Advice: Bishop's fantasy value is no secret this season, and he began to uphold his worth the right way by earning a win, a .920 save percentage and a goals against average just under two after his first game. Thursday, 7:33 pm
  • Scottie Upshall will not play Thursday night
    Scottie Upshall will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.

    Advice: Upshall inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues. He had eight goals and 15 points in 63 contests last season. Don't expect him to have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season. Thursday, 11:17 am
  • Dustin Byfuglien will play Thursday night
    Dustin Byfuglien will travel the Jets and play in Thursday's opener.

    Advice: He took part in Wednesday's practice before leaving for the hospital to be with wife, who had their second child. Byfuglien racked up 18 goals and 45 points in 69 games last season. Wednesday, 12:49 pm
  • Byfuglien (wife having baby) misses practice
    Dustin Byfuglien was absent from Tuesday's practice to be with his wife.

    Advice: She was expected to give birth to their second child. Byfuglien should be back with the Jets soon, as the team will open the regular season on Thursday night versus Boston. Wednesday, 6:23 am
  • Joonas Donskoi likely to debut on top line
    Joonas Donskoi will be a member of the San Jose Sharks when the regular season opens.

    Advice: He is slated to make his NHL debut on the left side of Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. Donskoi signed with the Sharks after six seasons in the SM-liiga and he has impressed since he took part in the team's rookie camp. Tuesday, 12:29 pm
  • Scottie Upshall earns 1-year deal from Blues
    Scottie Upshall has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.

    Advice: He will make $700,000 in the NHL and $200,000 in the AHL. Upshall made the team after attending training camp on a professional tryout. He picked up eight goals and 15 points in 63 games with Florida last year. Monday, 12:55 pm
  • Mark Scheifele enjoys productive preseason
    Mark Scheifele topped the Jets in preseason scoring with five points in five games.

    Advice: Defenseman Ben Chiarot tied Scheifele for the lead with three goals. The Jets rested some of their top guns throughout the exhibition schedule, but it's encouraging to see Scheifele playing well. He will look to improve on his 15-goal, 49-point campaign from a year ago. Oct 5, 6:35 am
  • David Perron failed to score in last 17 games
    David Perron enters this season on a 17 game goalless streak.

    Advice: Perron was unable to find the back of the net in the final 12 regular season games as well as the five playoff games as a Penguin and that forced Pittsburgh to look for more scoring. They found it when they dealt for Phil Kessel and as a result, Perron will line up on the third unit to start the season. Look for Perron to get 20-plus goals and close to 50 points as he eventually should see top-six minutes. Oct 4, 5:34 am
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