Cotter hockey league (ID# 70093)
  • J. Winchester still has concussion symptoms
    Jesse Winchester (concussion) is still experiencing symptoms, which have prevented him from making his Colorado debut this season.

    Advice: He suffers from occasional vision problems, but he has been skating on most days. He won't be cleared to take the next step until his symptoms go away completely.
    Today, 8:55 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Mike Santorelli registers two assists Wed.
    Mike Santorelli collected a pair of assists in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.

    Advice: He had helpers on both of Leo Komarov's goals in the match. Santorelli has been an unheralded success 22 games into the season for Toronto. He has chipped in three goals and 12 points, along with a plus-7 rating.
    Today, 8:24 am
  • Darren Helm playing well with Datsyuk, Weiss
    Darren Helm is playing alongside Pavel Datsyuk and Stephen Weiss.

    Advice: He's played there for parts of the past two games and he's picked up three assists. Helm's versatility to play center or the wing is a valuable one for coach Mike Babcock to use depending on the matchup. Helm has 10 points in 22 games this year.
    Today, 7:26 am
  • Nicklas Backstrom has 21 points in 21 games
    Nicklas Backstrom had two assists in a 3-2 overtime loss on Wednesday.

    Advice: Backstrom is now on a three-game point streak. He has five goals and 21 points in 21 games in 2014-15.
    Today, 6:54 am
  • Evgeni Malkin has a three-point game
    Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime win against Toronto.

    Advice: Malkin is on a three-game goal streak and six-contest point streak. He has 11 goals and 17 assists in 21 contests in 2014-15.
    Today, 6:50 am
  • Jets hope Tobias Enstrom can play Friday
    The Jets hope that Tobias Enstrom will be ready to return from a lower-body injury on Friday.

    Advice: He has sat out two games due to the ailment. Enstrom leads Winnipeg in average ice time per game at 25:07. He plays in all situations for the team and his presence in the lineup is missed.
    Today, 6:45 am
  • Martin St. Louis held off scoresheet vs Tampa
    Martin St. Louis didn't record a point in his first game in Tampa Bay since demanding a trade.

    Advice: St. Louis finished with a minus-one rating as the Lightning earned a 4-3 victory over the Rangers Wednesday night. St. Louis might not have had a great return to his old team, but he's having a good season with eight goals and 17 points in 21 contests.
    Today, 6:17 am
  • J. Williams extends point streak to six games
    Justin Williams found the back of the net in a 4-0 win against Minnesota on Wednesday.

    Advice: Williams got off to a slow start this season, but he's recorded at least a point in each of his last six contests. He now has five goals and 11 points in 22 games in 2014-15.
    Today, 6:07 am
  • Benoit Pouliot is on the injured reserve list
    Benoit Pouliot (foot) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

    Advice: Pouliot isn't expected to return until late December at the earliest, so this move makes sense. He has three goals and eight points in 20 games in 2014-15.
    Today, 6:02 am
    Injured Reserve
    5:00 pm @ Nsh
  • Deryk Engelland misses Wednesday's game
    Deryk Engelland didn't play on Wednesday because he was feeling sick.

    Advice: It sounds like Engelland's illness wasn't serious, so he'll probably be fine to play on Saturday. He has two assists in 19 games in 2014-15.
    Today, 5:29 am
  • Logan Couture and Sharks shutout in loss
    Logan Couture fired a team high six shots on goal but was unable to find the back of the net like all his teammates in the Sharks' 1-0 loss to Calgary on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Sharks couldn't find a way to solve Flames' goalie Karri Ramo despite out-shooting the Flames 32-19. The Sharks have really struggled to score of late and has averaged less than two goals a game over their last nine games now. It's highly unlikely this continues though as the team is getting chances and the hockey gods will eventually turn the other cheek.
    Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Karri Ramo shuts out San Jose
    Karri Ramo stopped all 32 shots fired his way on Wednesday in the Flames 2-0 win over San Jose.

    Advice: It was an impressive performance from the whole team as the Flames earned a win in the second night of a back-to-back situation on the road against a rested Sharks side. Ramo has now earned wins in three straight starts and carries a 5-2-1 record to go with a 2.54 GGA and .911 save percentage into this next start which is probably going to come sooner rather than later. Ramo continues to earn starts despite the good play of Jonas Hiller.
    Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Calvin Pickard outstanding in loss to CHI
    Calvin Pickard made 42 saves in Colorado's 3-2 loss to Chicago on Wednesday.

    Advice: The rookie netminder made a number of outstanding saves to keep his team in this wild game. Pickard was making his first start since Oct. 28 at Montreal. He earned the start thanks to back-to-back wins in relief of Reto Berra on Monday and Saturday. With Semyon Varlamov sidelined with a groin injury and Berra struggling so much its highly likely he gets more starting nods.
    Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Patrick Kane gets a trio of assists in win
    Patrick Kane handed out three assists in the Blackhawks 3-2 win over Colorado on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kane was magic all night long in facilitating all of the Blackhawk goals for his fourth multi-point effort in the last five games. The Hawks superstar is officially on fire with 11 points in his last six games. Jonathan Toews, Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw were all benefactors with goals thanks to Kane’s outstanding play.
    Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Corey Crawford makes 26 saves in win over Avs
    Corey Crawford turned aside 26-of-28 shots in the Blackhawks’ 3-2 win over the Avalanche on Wednesday night.

    Advice: It was Crawford’s 10th win of the season in a nice bounce back effort from the loss in Vancouver for the Chicago number one. Crawford now has wins in six of his last eight starts and carries a stellar 1.98 goals against average to go with a .926 save percentage into this next start for the Hawks.
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Enstrom, Perreault out; Halischuk, Peluso in
    Tobias Enstrom and Mathieu Perreault will sit against the Sabres on Wednesday night, while Matt Halischuk and Anthony Peluso will tag in.

    Advice: Enstrom and Perreault are still recovering from injuries, but are both considered day-to-day, meaning Matt Halishuk and Anthony Peluso will see their 13th and fourth games of the season respectively.
    Yesterday, 3:36 pm
  • Karri Ramo scheduled to start Wednesday
    Karri Ramo will be in goal for Calgary for Wednesday's game versus San Jose.

    Advice: Jonas Hiller was between the pipes in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Anaheim. Ramo has a 4-2-1 record to go with an .898 save percentage and a 2.88 goals-against average.
    Yesterday, 1:41 pm
  • Avs will start Calvin Pickard against Chicago
    Calvin Pickard will get the nod for Colorado on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He has won his past two games in relief after taking over for Reto Berra on Tuesday and Saturday. Pickard stopped all 42 shots he faced in those contests.
    Yesterday, 9:04 am
  • St. Louis set for emotional return to Tampa
    It will be an emotional game for Martin St. Louis on Wednesday night when he makes his return to Tampa Bay.

    Advice: "I think it's going to be special for me [Wednesday] to play here. It was 14 great years," he said. "I look back at it, and I grew up here, pretty much, I felt like it as a professional. So, to come back here and play here, it's going to be special." It was also be emotional for the hometown crowd and mixed response is probable. St. Louis didn't leave on the best of terms after he demanded a trade, but the Lightning and coach Jon Cooper hope that the fans remember all the good things he did for the organization instead.
    Yesterday, 7:58 am
  • St. Louis might reach 1000 points in Tampa
    Martin St. Louis has a chance to record the 1,000 point milestone in his old city of Tampa Bay.

    Advice: St. Louis demanded a trade from the Lightning last season and was consequently moved to the New York Rangers. Now he would need two points on Wednesday to reach the 1,000 point mark in Tampa Bay. "It's funny the way things line up sometimes," St. Louis said. "They cancelled the game in Buffalo and now, here we are."
    Yesterday, 6:20 am
  • Calvin Pickard gets his second win in relief
    Calvin Pickard stopped all 25 shots he faced in the Avalanche 4-3 come from behind overtime win over Arizona on Tuesday.

    Advice: It was the second straight game the Avs’ third string goalie had to come in relief and clean things up for a win after Berra got the hook. He stopped all 17 shots he faced on Saturday to get his first career win against the Hurricanes and was even more impressive here with 25 shots and zero goals as his team rallied in the second and third period. With Semyon Varlamov down with a groin injury and Berra not playing well, he will likely see more action for a desperate Colorado team.
    Tuesday, 9:26 pm
  • Corey Crawford should start Wednesday
    Corey Crawford is set to play between the pipes on Wednesday.

    Advice: It will be Crawford's 16th start in 22 games despite the fact that he missed nearly two weeks due to an upper body injury. He has a 1.98 GAA and .926 save percentage this season.
    Tuesday, 2:22 pm
  • Tobias Enstrom dealing with lower-body injury
    Tobias Enstrom has sustained a lower-body injury.

    Advice: Enstrom is regarded as day-to-day, according to coach Paul Maurice. Enstrom has a goal and nine points in 22 contests in 2014-15.
    Tuesday, 9:53 am
  • Evgeni Malkin scores to give Pens OT victory
    Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the game 32 seconds into overtime to give the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins Monday night.

    Advice: Malkin finished off a 2-on-1 with teammate Sidney Crosby for the overtime goal. The goal was Malkin's 10th of the season. Crosby, the Pens' captain, was given assists on both of Malkin's goals to give him 20 for the season. He also scored a goal himself, his ninth of the season. The Penguins have won eight of their past 10 games against the Bruins.
    Monday, 7:07 pm
  • Calvin Pickard earns first NHL win in relief
    Calvin Pickard entered Saturday's game in relief of Reto Berra and picked up his first NHL victory.

    Advice: He stopped all 17 shots he faced in a 4-3 victory over Carolina when he came into the match late in the first period. "It was a pretty surreal night. I didn't get much sleep. I was up pretty late, or pretty early in the morning in reality," Pickard said Sunday. "I heard from a lot of people. My mom especially was pretty excited. The first guy to hug me was Jarome Iginla, and he was always a favorite of my mom, so it was amazing for her." He might get the call on Tuesday against Arizona.
    Monday, 9:13 am
  • Corey Crawford allows three goals in loss
    Corey Crawford allowed three goals on 29 shots in Chicago's 4-1 loss to Vancouver.

    Advice: The loss snaps Crawford's personal three-game winning streak. Canucks' forward Jannik Hansen got the better of Crawford tonight, as he beat him twice (and added an empty netter). Crawford is 9-5-1 with a 1.98 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage.
    Sunday, 9:29 pm
  • Martin St. Louis scores goal & assist in win
    Martin St. Louis scored a goal and an assist in the Rangers' 5-0 beat down of the Canadiens.

    Advice: St. Louis assisted Derek Stepan's second period goal and he also netted his own goal in the second frame. The two points were the 997th and 998th of St. Louis' career. The Rangers next game is in Tampa Bay on Wednesday, so St. Louis has an opportunity to collect his 1000th point against his former team. The Rangers just dominated the Habs tonight. Dominic Moore, Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin and Rick Nash scored the other goals for New York.
    Sunday, 6:41 pm
  • Corey Crawford will take on the Canucks
    Corey Crawford will be in net for the second consecutive night as Chicago visits Vancouver on Sunday night.

    Advice: Antti Raanta is still sick, putting Crawford back in the net. It'll be his 11th straight start.
    Sunday, 2:39 pm
  • Patrick Kane scores goal and assist in win
    Patrick Kane scored a goal and added an assist in Chicago's 7-1 win over Edmonton on Saturday.

    Advice: Only four Blackhawks finished the game without a point. After a slow start offensively, Kane now has seven points in his last three games. The 26-year-old has eight goals and 10 assists in 20 games this season. He should be a a point-per-game player going forward.
    Sunday, 8:48 am
  • Karri Ramo wins despite giving up four goals
    Karri Ramo gave up four goals but still wound up winning in the Flames’ 5-4 shootout victory against the Devils on Saturday night.

    Advice: Ramo has made the last three Saturday starts for the Flames. He made just 25 saves on this one, but his Flames’ teammates came through for him in the shootout. Ramo gave up two in the first, one in the second and another in the third. He has a 2.88 goals-against average and .898 save percentage this season. Expect Jonas Hiller to be in net Tuesday at the Ducks.
    Saturday, 10:31 pm
  • Corey Crawford records easy win on 24 saves
    Corey Crawford made 24 saves in the Blackhawks’ 7-1 win over the Oilers on Saturday night.

    Advice: Crawford had it easy in this one as the Blackhawks already had a 6-0 when the Oilers got on the board. The netminder has wins in three straight games, and he’s given up six goals total during that time frame. He has a 1.90 goals-against average and .928 save percentage this season.
    Saturday, 10:18 pm
  • Justin Williams extends point streak to four
    Justin Williams netted two goals for the Kings, who fell 5-4 to the Stars on Saturday night.

    Advice: Williams was due for a breakout, and we’re starting to see it now. The puck-possession favorite has points in four straight games, and he now has four goals and nine points on the season. Tanner Pearson and Mike Richards potted the other goals. Brayden McNabb finished a game-low minus-3.
    Saturday, 8:17 pm
  • Evgeni Malkin scores to extend points streak
    Evgeni Malkin lit the lamp for the Penguins in their 4-1 loss to the Islanders on Saturday night.

    Advice: Malkin scored his eighth of the season with 4:11 left in the first period for the game’s first goal. The 28-year-old is in the midst of a four-game points streak, with his 23 ranking eighth in the league. He remains on of the top offensive talents. Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling got the helpers. Steve Downie (17) and Zach Sill (10) led the way in the penalty-minute department.
    Saturday, 7:06 pm
  • Enstrom to play Sunday v Blues
    Tobias Enstrom missed practice Saturday but should be good to go Sunday against the Blues.

    Advice: it was just a maintenance day off for Enstrom who logs a lot minutes, 25:10 per game, to lead the Jets.
    Saturday, 11:43 am
  • Oilers say Benoit Pouliot will miss 5-6 weeks
    The Edmonton Oilers expect Benoit Pouliot to miss five-to-six weeks with a broken foot.

    Advice: One would imagine that the winger will be placed on IR soon. He showed some potential to complement Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle in Taylor Hall's absence, although the team moved Hall back eventually even with Pouliot in the lineup.
    Saturday, 10:44 am
    Injured Reserve
    5:00 pm @ Nsh
  • Karri Ramo to get the start Saturday
    Karri Ramo will get the start in goal Saturday for the Calgary Flames.

    Advice: Ramo started a week ago and gave the Flames the goaltending they needed in a 4-2 win over Ottawa. He has a 2.73 goals-against average and .903 save percentage this season to go with a 3-2-1 record. Start him if you normally would.
    Saturday, 4:31 am
  • Benoit Pouliot blocks shot, breaks foot
    Benoit Pouliot blocked a Marek Zidlicky shot in the second period on Friday night, breaking his foot. He'll be out indefinitely.

    Advice: Pouliot was off to a slow start offensively with just eight points through the season's first 20 games before the injury, and had finally secured his place as an NHL regular by signing a five-year, $20M contract with the Oilers over the summer.
    Friday, 8:34 pm
    Injured Reserve
    5:00 pm @ Nsh
  • Evgeni Malkin assists twice in Pens loss
    Evgeni Malkin assisted twice on Friday night, though the Penguins still lost 5-4 in the shootout.

    Advice: Malkin's two assists were quite nifty, bowling his way into the zone and commanding space along the right hash mark before dishing to Patric Hornqvist in the slot, which lead to Pittsburgh's third and fourth goals.
    Friday, 7:34 pm
  • Nicklas Backstrom gets two points vs. Avs
    Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist in Washington's 3-2 victory on Thursday.

    Advice: Backstrom snapped his three-game point drought. He has five goals and 13 assists in 19 contests in 2014-15.
    Friday, 8:39 am
  • Benoit Pouliot is back on the top line
    Benoit Pouliot will play on the Edmonton Oilers' top line on Friday.

    Advice: Pouliot is projected to skate alongside Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle. That's a great position for Pouliot to be in, although he's played alongside Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle at various points this season, so it's not like this is a new experiment.
    Friday, 7:52 am
    Injured Reserve
    5:00 pm @ Nsh
  • Corey Crawford makes 24 saves in win
    Corey Crawford made 24 saves in Chicago's 4-3 win over Calgary on Thursday.

    Advice: The Hawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the game but the Flames battled back and beat Crawford twice at the end of the first period. The 29-year-old is 8-4-1 with a 1.97 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage. If healthy, Crawford could be an elite fantasy option in goal. There aren't too many goaltenders who will get more fantasy points down the stretch.
    Thursday, 8:58 pm
  • Patrick Kane scores GWG in win over CGY
    Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal in Chicago's 4-3 win over Calgary on Thursday.

    Advice: Kane also registered an assist in the game. After a slow start to the season, the 26-year-old has now scored in three consecutive games. Kane has also collected six points in his last three games. Kane has seven goals and 16 points in 19 games this season. He's starting to heat up and he should continue producing offence consistently the rest of the way. Kane was named the game's first star.
    Thursday, 8:52 pm
  • Corey Crawford will get the call Thursday
    Corey Crawford will be in goal for Chicago on Thursday against Calgary.

    Advice: It will mark his ninth consecutive start for the Blackhawks. Crawford has been excellent this season, so it's not surprising to see Chicago riding him as much as possible.
    Thursday, 8:07 am
  • Martin St. Louis hot as he nears 1000th point
    Martin St. Louis is on a three-game point streak.

    Advice: St. Louis had an assist in the Rangers' 2-0 victory against Philadelphia on Wednesday. With 1,079 career games under his belt, St. Louis is just four points shy of 1,000.
    Thursday, 6:47 am
  • Darren Helm dresses as Pavel Datysuk recovers
    Darren Helm will draw in for the injured Pavel Datsyuk Tuesday night as Detroit takes on Columbus.

    Advice: "He's been injured for so long, now he's trying to find his game," Babcock said of Helm who has just six points in 17 games this season. He'll center Daniel Cleary and Tomas Jurco on the third line while Riley Sheahan bumps up to second line center.
    Tuesday, 3:45 pm
  • Colorado calls up Calvin Pickard
    Calvin Pickard has been called up from the minors.

    Advice: Pickard has a 3.65 GAA and .889 save percentage in two games with Colorado in 2014-15. He will be serving as Reto Berra's understudy while Semyon Varlamov recovers from a groin injury.
    Tuesday, 9:35 am
  • Martin St. Louis scores only goal for Rangers
    Martin St. Louis scored the New York Rangers' only goal in their 5-1 loss to the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning Monday night.

    Advice: St. Louis now has seven goals on the season. His goal was scored on a power play early in the second period on a night when the Rangers were held to a season-low 16 shots on net. Their previous low was 20 in a 5-4 comeback win against the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 27. The Rangers dropped to 7-7-4 after losing their third straight game.
    Monday, 7:12 pm
  • Martin St. Louis gets ready to face Lightning
    Martin St. Louis largely downplayed the personal significance of Monday's game against his former team, the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Advice: "I think the first time you play against an old team it will be a little weird, but once you get past the first shift you just play the game," St. Louis said. "I'm not too worried about it. There are definitely some great friends on the other side, but there's been a lot of changes the past couple of years so there are a lot of guys I don't know. I'm just going to go out there and try to play my game. I know that I might have some butterflies early on, but when you go out and play the butterflies will go away." Although St. Louis got his start in Calgary, he spent the vast majority of his 1,077 game career with Tampa Bay before he demanded a trade last season.
    Monday, 1:49 pm
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