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  • Nicolas Baptiste scores first career goal
    Nicolas Baptiste was credited with the first goal of his career in the Sabres 2-1 loss to Vancouver on Thursday.

    Advice: Sabres rookie Nicholas Baptiste threw the puck into the crease from below the goal line and it bounced in off the skate of Canucks forward Jack Skille. The goal was waved off because the referee said Deslauriers knocked it in with his body, but that call was overturned after a lengthy review. Interesting way to get the first goal of your career but they all count the same. The 21-year-old had just 5:49 seconds of ice-time in the game. Yesterday, 11:42 pm
  • Jacob Markstrom leads Canucks to another win
    Jacob Markstrom turned aside 26-of-28 shots in the Canucks 2-1 win over Buffalo on Thursday.

    Advice: The lone goal that got past Markstrom originally got waived off and re-challenged by the Canucks when it stood as a goal through replay. So he really could have easily got the shutout in this tilt if he got a little love from the ref who let it stand. Still, The Canucks will take it as Markstrom has won both starts he's made this season. It's not clear how many more starts he will get with Ryan Miller on the shelf with "tightness." He will bring a 1.65 GAA and .932 save percentage into his next start. Yesterday, 11:37 pm
  • Jannik Hansen scores 100th career goal in win
    Jannik Hansen scored his 100th career goal in the Canucks' 2-1 win over Buffalo on Thursday.

    Advice: Hansen tapped in a rebound after Sutter took a shot on a two-on-one opportunity midway through the second period to open up the scoring for both teams. It was Hansen's first of the season and his 100th career goal. Daniel Sedin scored the game-winning goal for the Canucks who have come out of the gates 4-0. Yesterday, 11:28 pm
  • Nail Yakupov scores against his old team
    Nail Yakupov scored the lone goal for the Blues in a 3-1 loss to Edmonton on Thursday.

    Advice: He nearly had two goals as he rang one off the post as well in the loss. It had to feel good for the former first overall draft pick of the Oilers to get a goal against his old squad. Yakupov has two goals and one assist for three points in five games for his new team. Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • Peter Budaj makes 17 saves, LAK win first gm
    Peter Budaj stopped 17 of 20 shots in Los Angeles' 4-3 OT win over the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: After a couple of ugly outings from Jeff Zatkoff, the Kings decided to turn to Budaj and it worked, as he helped the team pick up their first win of the season. Los Angeles never trailed in this game, but they still needed overtime to get the job done. Budaj's stat line wasn't fantastic tonight, but with Zatkoff struggling, he might get the start in their next game. Neither one of the Kings goalies will be a reliable fantasy option going forward. Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Eddie Lack makes 24 saves in win over CGY
    Eddie Lack turned aside 24-of-26 shots in Carolina's 4-2 win over Calgary on Thursday night.

    Advice: It's Lack's first win in his second start of the season. After giving up a three goal lead to ultimately lose to his former team Vancouver in his first start, it's a nice bounce back. Lack has a 1-0-1 record with 3.00 GAA and .894 save percentage in two starts. He's expected to fight for the number one job this season again with Cam Ward. Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Tanner Pearson scores goal, assist in OT win
    Tanner Pearson scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: Pearson was suspended for the first two games of the regular season, but he's put together back-to-back multi-point efforts in his first two contests. He picked up the primary assist on Jeff Carter's second period goal and his goal gave the Kings a 3-2 lead heading into the third period. Pearson finished the game with a plus-3 rating and three shots on goal in 16:07 of ice time. The 24-year-old has three goals and one assist in two games. Alec Martinez scored the game-winner in overtime. Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Jhonas Enroth allows three goals in loss
    Jhonas Enroth allowed three goals on 27 shots in Toronto's 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

    Advice: Enroth got the start after Frederik Andersen allowed five goals in an OTL to the Jets last night. The Leafs entered the third period with a 2-1 lead, but the Wild were able to score back-to-back goals to win the game. Expect Enroth to continue serving as Andersen's backup. Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Eric Staal scores two goals in win over TOR
    Eric Staal scored two goals in Minnesota's 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Advice: Staal tied the game at one at the 10:09 mark of the second period and he added the game-winner just over eight minutes remaining in regulation. The 31-year-old finished the game with a plus-2 rating, five shots on goal and he won 76 percent of his faceoffs. He has three goals in his first four games of the 2016-17 season. Zac Dalpe also scored for the Wild. Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • Steve Mason gives up three goals in loss
    Steve Mason allowed three goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

    Advice: Mason has made an appearance in three strait games, but is still searching for his first win of the season. He now falls to 0-2-1 on the season. He has a 3.47 goals-against-average and a .875 save percentage in 2016-17. The Flyers could go back to Michal Neuvirth in their next game. Yesterday, 7:37 pm
  • Polak makes season debut Thurs vs Wild
    Roman Polak will fill in for the injured Martin Marincin and make his season debut against the Wild on Thursday night.

    Advice: Polak has been a monster for tough guy stats over his career, posting nearly two blocks per game, three hits per games and a penalty. Expect him to want to make a big impression on coach Mike Babcock tonight. Yesterday, 4:50 pm
  • Polak, Corrado, Griffith out vs Wild on Thurs
    Roman Polak, Frank Corrado and Seth Griffith will each be scratched against the Wild on Thursday.

    Advice: Tonight is the fourth game of the season for Toronto, and it's the fourth game each of these players will be a healthy scratch. What this suggests is that there may not be much of a role for them on the squad, but let's not jump to conclusions just yet. Yesterday, 4:01 pm
  • Jacob Markstrom starts vs Bufallo on Thursday
    Jacob Markstrom will get the start against Bufallo on Thursday night.

    Advice: Two games and two wins with just four goals against is about as good a start to one's season as there is. Buffalo's depleted lineup and Markstrom's solid play should lead to another gem. Yesterday, 3:18 pm
  • Kyle Brodziak (UBI) is back on Thursday
    Kyle Brodziak (upper body) will rejoin the Blues Thursday night.

    Advice: Brodziak missed Tuesday's contest due to the ailment. He has no points and four penalty minutes in three games this season. Yesterday, 1:25 pm
  • Clarke MacArthur (concussion) skates Thursday
    Clarke MacArthur (concussion) was on the ice Thursday prior to Ottawa's practice.

    Advice: MacArthur is recovering from his fourth concussion in an 18 month period, which is obviously very concerning. The good news is that he said recently he's "feeling much better" and the fact that he skated is another step in the right direction. Yesterday, 12:32 pm
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  • Eddie Lack will get the nod on Thursday
    Eddie Lack will start for the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night.

    Advice: Lack kicked out 27 of 31 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Vancouver on Sunday. This will be his second start of the campaign as Carolina looks to earn its first win of 2016-17. Yesterday, 11:54 am
  • Kings will start Peter Budaj Thursday night
    Peter Budaj will start for the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Budaj is making his first start since being called up to help in Jonathan Quick's (groin) absence. Quick is likely to be gone for at least three months, so Budaj and Jeff Zatkoff have a lot of work ahead of them. Thus far the Kings have leaned on Zatkoff, but he's struggled so far, so Budaj might end up getting used with more regularity going forward. Yesterday, 11:41 am
  • Steve Mason is projected to start Thursday
    Steve Mason is expected to play between the pipes on Thursday.

    Advice: It will be Mason's second start and third appearance of the 2016-17 campaign. He has gotten off to a rough start with a 3.71 GAA and .870 save percentage in two contests. Yesterday, 8:30 am
  • Peter Budaj might begin getting starts
    Although Peter Budaj hasn't gotten a start yet in Jonathan Quick's (groin) absence, he might start getting used with some regularity.

    Advice: The Kings were initially leaning on Jeff Zatkoff, but that hasn't produced positive results so now Los Angeles might split the goalie duties more evenly. It will be telling to see what the Kings do over the next four games in particular because they're well spread out, so Los Angeles won't need to split the goaltending duties over that span for fatigue reasons and consequently any starts Budaj get over that span would likely be for other reasons. Yesterday, 7:33 am
  • Tyler Myers scores first of the year Wed.
    Tyler Myers scored his first goal of the season Wednesday night.

    Advice: He got the Jets on the board late in the second period after Toronto took a 4-0 lead. Winnipeg ended up winning the game in overtime by a score of 5-4. Myers has one point in four games this campaign. Yesterday, 7:06 am
  • Demers pairs with Matheson, earns assist
    Jason Demers has been paired with Michael Matheson at the beginning of the 2016-17 campaign.

    Advice: "I think that playing with Jason Demers has been huge for me, makes it so much easier for me to go and play with confidence," said Matheson. Demers registered an assist on a goal by Matheson in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Tampa Bay. The point was the first for Demers after three games in a Panthers uniform. Yesterday, 4:54 am
  • Kyle Brodziak (UBI) may play vs. Oilers
    Kyle Brodziak (upper body) might be available to return on Thursday.

    Advice: He was back centering the fourth line at practice on Wednesday. Brodziak sat out Tuesday's game after he was hurt on Saturday. Wednesday, 2:54 pm
  • Nail Yakupov set to face Oilers on Thursday
    Nail Yakupov is expected to play with Paul Stastny and Robby Fabbri on Thursday versus his former Edmonton teammates.

    Advice: "He's been getting better and better every game," coach Ken Hitchcock said Wednesday after practice. "Yesterday was his best game for us. We moved him up (the lineup) based on his play. He's got an element that we need. He's got some speed, he's got some ability to make plays off the rush, which is helpful for us." He has one goal and one assist in four games with the Blues. Wednesday, 2:34 pm
  • Jhonas Enroth expected to face Wild Thursday
    Jhonas Enroth is expected to make his first start of the season on Thursday at Minnesota.

    Advice: Frederik Andersen is slated to start his third straight contest on Wednesday, so it makes sense for the Leafs to get his backup some playing time in the second game of a back-to-back situation. Enroth posted a mark of 7-5-1 with Los Angeles last year to go with a 2.17 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage. Wednesday, 9:15 am
  • Nicholas Baptiste makes his NHL debut
    Nicholas Baptiste made his NHL debut Tuesday night.

    Advice: He saw just 8:50 of ice time and posted a plus-1 rating. The 21-year-old forward started on a line with Derek Grant and Matt Moulson, but he spent most of his time with Zemgus Girgensons and Tyler Ennis. Wednesday, 7:05 am
  • Markstrom nearly perfect in Canucks win
    Jacob Markstrom gave up one goal on 24 shots to give the Vancouver Canucks the 2-1 victory over the St Louis Blues Tuesday night.

    Advice: Markstrom’s save percentage of .958 was almost perfect, but the Canucks remained just so with their third victory in three games this season. Markstrom contributed to the wins Tuesday night with two critical stops in overtime. Alexander Steen and Alex Pietrangelo fired away at Canuck netminder with 1:13 and 1:28 off the clock respectively before Markstrom redirected the action to the other end of the ice where the Henrik Sedin scored the winning goal at the 1:40 minute mark. Tuesday, 10:30 pm
  • Tanner Pearson scores two goals in return
    Tanner Pearson scored a pair of goals in Los Angeles' 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Not a bad regular season debut for Pearson, as he returned to the lineup after serving a two-game suspension for an illegal hit to the head. He opened the scoring just 50 seconds into the game and added his second of the night in the third period to cut the Wild lead to 5-3. Pearson finished the game with a plus-1 rating, four shots on goal and one hit in 16 minutes of ice time. Anze Kopitar also scored for the Kings on Tuesday night. Los Angeles is now 0-3-0 this season. Tuesday, 9:02 pm
  • Jacob Markstrom gets the call Tuesday night
    Jacob Markstrom will start Tuesday's contest against St. Louis.

    Advice: Ryan Miller felt a little tight in the morning, but he should be able to serve as Markstrom's understudy. Tuesday, 11:12 am
  • Clarke MacArthur (concussion) feeling better
    Clarke MacArthur is "feeling much better" as he recovers from his latest concussion.

    Advice: He has been meeting with specialists, who could determine his playing future, but he has felt good for the last few days. Tuesday, 10:42 am
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  • Tanner Pearson ready to return from ban
    Tanner Pearson is eligible to return to the lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He has finished serving his two-game suspension. Pearson skated with Jeff Carter and Devin Setoguchi at Monday's practice. Monday, 12:59 pm
  • Jacob Markstrom, Canucks come back for OTW
    Jacob Markstrom and the Canucks overcame a shaky start to sink the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime on Sunday night.

    Advice: Markstrom allowed three goals on 22 shots, all within the first 26 minutes of the game. He battled back however and his team scored four unanswered goals to earn a big win. Markstrom showed promise last season with a 13-14-4 record, .915 save percentage and 2.73 GAA. Sunday, 9:53 pm
  • Eddie Lack, Canes topped in overtime
    Eddie Lack allowed four goals on 31 shots in the Hurricanes' 4-3 overtime loss to Vancouver on Sunday night.

    Advice: Lack and the Canes jumped out to a 3-0 lead but crumbled in the second half of the game. Lack, who played two seasons for the Canucks, had a mediocre 2015-16 in Carolina and didn't get off to a good start this time around. Sunday, 9:48 pm
  • Jacob Markstrom will face Carolina on Sunday
    Jacob Markstrom will face Carolina on Sunday night.

    Advice: Ryan Miller guided Vancouver to victory on Saturday night over Calgary, so it stands to reason that Markstrom will get the nod tonight. He posted a career season in 2015-16 over 33 games, going 13-14-4 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.73 GAA. He's fared well in his three games against Carolina, winning each with just five goals allowed. Considering there's just a trio of games on the docket tonight that's good a reason as any to pick up Markstrom if you need a boost. Sunday, 11:11 am
  • Brodziak sustains UBI Saturday night
    Kyle Brodziak sustained an upper-body injury in Saturday night's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: He did not return to the game. Consider Brodziak day-to-day for now. Sunday, 11:06 am
  • Staal 1st star Saturday night v Jets
    If you are looking for a reclamation project, we highly recommend Eric Staal.

    Advice: Staal, who is coming off a number of uninspired seasons with Carolina, had a tremendous training camp with the Wild. He scored his first goal with his new team, dished out three hits and took three shots on goal Saturday night against the Jets and was named the first star in the contest for his performance. Staal is centering Minnesota's top line flanked by Zach Parise and Charlie Coyle, a threesome that plays on the first power play as well. We are buying into a big comeback campaign for the 6'4" pivot. Sunday, 10:24 am
  • Eddie Lack to face former Canucks club on Sun
    Eddie Lack will face his former Canucks club on Sunday night.

    Advice: Lack played in 41 games in each of his two seasons with Vancouver. He accumulated a 34-30-9 record with a .917 save percentage and 2.43 GAA over that span, which speaks to high praise Carolina received in acquiring him for last season. However Lack posted a .901 SV% and 2.81 GAA in 34 games in his first season with the Hurricanes. Normally we'd encourage you to find a more favorable matchup but with just three games on today and Lack likely the only starter on your waiver wire, you might as well roll the dice if you need to make up ground. Sunday, 9:03 am
  • Steve Mason falls in overtime to Arizona
    Advantage Michal Neuvirth? Steve Mason couldn't grab the win for the Philadelphia Flyers, who fell 4-3 in OT against the Arizona Coyotes.

    Advice: The Flyers are one of a handful of teams who aren't stuck with a goalie in a long-term "anchor" contract, so they can play the hot hand between Neuvirth and Mason in 2016-17. Neuvirth won his first start while Mason (31 out of 35 saves) couldn't get the job done on Saturday. Saturday, 9:12 pm
  • Staal scores in first game for the Wild
    Eric Staal scored the third of four unanswered points in the Minnesota Wild 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Saturday night.

    Advice: Staal’s goal came at the 15:00 minute mark with an assist by Charlie Coyle and Zach Parise. Nearly 20 minutes later, Jonas Brodin scored what appeared to be an insurance goal before Mark Scheifele buried a final puck 19 seconds from the end of the contest. In 83 games with the Hurricanes and Rangers last year, Staal scored 13 goals Saturday, 8:42 pm
  • Polak, Corrado, Griffith out vs Bruins on Sat
    Roman Polak, Frank Corrado and Seth Griffith will each be scratched against the Bruins on Saturday.

    Advice: A disappointing result for any poolie in a league that rewards hits and blocks. Through 111 career games with Toronto, Polak has produced 445 hits and 230 blocks. That's elite level kind of production. Saturday, 2:18 pm
  • Buffalo Sabres recall Nicholas Baptiste
    The Buffalo Sabres have recalled Nicholas Baptiste from AHL Rochester.

    Advice: The 21-year-old has no NHL experience, but has posted 30 points in 70 career AHL games. He does not boast any fantasy value. Saturday, 12:38 pm
  • Steve Mason is expected to start Saturday
    Steve Mason will play between the pipes on Saturday.

    Advice: In a bit of a surprise move though, Michal Neuvirth will get the start in Friday's season opener. This is as good an indication as any that Mason is no more the No. 1 goalie than Neuvirth is. They will likely be splitting the duties evenly unless one of them stands out. Friday, 11:53 am
  • Nail Yakupov has 2 points in win over MIN
    Nail Yakupov had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

    Advice: Yakupov made his Blues debut in Wednesday's win over the Blackhawks, but he picked up his first points with his new team tonight. Yakupov gave the Blues a 2-1 lead with his goal at the 12:36 mark of the second period and he picked up the primary assist on Magnus Paajarvi's third period goal. What makes this performance even more impressive is that he did it while playing just 8:30 tonight. The 23-year-old has been disappointment since being drafted first overall in 2012, but a trade out of Edmonton might be what he needed to spark his career. Thursday, 8:56 pm
  • Kings summon Peter Budaj
    The LA Kings have summoned Peter Budaj from AHL Ontario.

    Advice: The 34-year-old veteran guided the Ontario Reign through 60 games last season, but he's played in just one NHL game since 2013-14. So despite what we may think of the Kings as a team, we wouldn't expect much from Budaj who is most likely to back up Jeff Zatkoff. Thursday, 6:24 pm
  • Clarke MacArthur to see concussion specialist
    Clarke MacArthur (concussion) will visit a concussion specialist this week.

    Advice: The future of his NHL career could be determined by doctors after he suffered his fourth concussion in 18 months. "The encouraging part for Clarke, compared to last year, is he's at the rink, he's got color, he looks good and he wants to come back," said GM Pierre Dorion. "But we're going to leave the decision's on Clarke's health in the hands of doctors. We'll have a better idea within the next week what's going to happen." Wednesday, 8:38 am
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