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  • 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. Today, 7:26 pm
  • Petr Mrazek allows three goals in win
    Petr Mrazek stopped 31 of 34 shots in a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Friday.

    Advice: It looked like we were in for a low-scoring, goaltending dual after both goalies stopped all 15 shots they faced after the first period. Even though the saves couldn't last forever, Mrazek was still good enough for the Red Wings to beat the Preds. The win improves Mrazek's record to 2-2-0 on the season. Today, 7:23 pm
  • Johnny Boychuk scores SHG for Islanders
    Johnny Boychuk scored a short-handed goal and assisted another in a 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Friday.

    Advice: His short-handed goal, the first of his NHL career proved to be the game-winner. He's a quality NHL defensemen with some offensive element to his game. He now has three points through five games this season. Boychuk's assist came on Ryan Strome's first period goal and Dennis Seidenberg opened the scoring with his first goal as a New York Islander. Today, 7:12 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. Today, 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. Today, 7:00 pm
  • Arizona waives Jarred Tinordi
    Jarred Tinordi has been placed on waivers by the Arizona Coyotes.

    Advice: Tinordi has completed serving his 20-game suspension for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. He's expected to be sent to the minors and will attempt to work his way back up to the Coyotes from there. Today, 12:29 pm
  • Blue Jackets will scratch Sam Gagner Friday
    Sam Gagner will be a healthy scratch on Friday.

    Advice: That possibility had previously been talked about, but it seems Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella has finalized his decision. With Gagner heading to the press box, Lukas Sedlak will make his NHL debut. Today, 10:11 am
  • Petr Mrazek is expected to start Friday
    Petr Mrazek will play between the pipes on Friday.

    Advice: Mrazek got his first game off on Wednesday. He has 3.03 GAA and.913 save percentage in three contests this season. Today, 9:13 am
  • Patric Hornqvist gets two points Thursday
    Patric Hornqvist had a goal and an assist in the Penguins' 3-2 win against San Jose Thursday night.

    Advice: Hornqvist has two goals and four points in five games this season. Three of his four points have come with the man advantage. Today, 7:49 am
  • 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. Today, 7:39 am
  • Milan Lucic scores the GWG against St. Louis
    Milan Lucic netted the game-winning goal in Edmonton's 3-1 win over St. Louis on Thursday.

    Advice: Lucic has two goals and four points in five games this season. He finished 2015-16 with 55 points, but regular minutes with Connor McDavid could lead to him finishing above that mark in 2016-17. Today, 7:08 am
  • Mike Weber agrees to tryout with AHL team
    Mike Weber has agreed to a tryout with AHL Iowa.

    Advice: It could eventually lead to a two-way contract with Minnesota if things work out in his favor and a roster opens up. Weber played in 45 games with Buffalo and Washington last season. He attended training camp with the St. Louis Blues, but he was released from his PTO before the start of the year. Today, 7:02 am
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  • Jared Spurgeon suffers UBI Thursday night
    Jared Spurgeon sustained an upper-body injury Thursday night.

    Advice: He was hurt in the third period after he was hit hard by Maple Leafs forward Matt Martin. Consider him day-to-day for now. Today, 6:58 am
  • Dougie Hamilton gets an assist Thursday night
    Dougie Hamilton registered an assist in Calgary's 4-2 loss to Carolina on Thursday.

    Advice: Hamilton had been kept off the scoresheet in his first four games of 2016-17. That slow start aside, he's still a good bet to flirt with the 40-point mark for the third straight season. Today, 6:41 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. Today, 6:31 am
  • Alexei Emelin scores Thursday vs. Coyotes
    Alexei Emelin scored a goal for the first time since March 17, 2015 during Thursday's win against Arizona.

    Advice: He opened the scoring in a 5-2 victory. Emeline was also credited with five hits to give him a total of 15 in four games this year. Today, 5:25 am
  • Joe Morrow makes his season debut
    Joe Morrow made his season debut Thursday night.

    Advice: He logged 16:08 of ice time against New Jersey after he was a healthy scratch in the first three games of the year. Rob O'Gara sat in the press box instead in a 2-1 win over the Devils. Today, 4:24 am
  • Jeff Skinner scores and adds assist in win
    Jeff Skinner scored and added an assist in Carolina's 4-2 win over Calgary on Thursday.

    Advice: Skinner added the insurance marker for his team on the power-play late in the third period. He had four shots but was a minus-1 on the night. That's five points in four games so far for the Canes best point producer. Victor Rask and Teuvo Teravainen and Viktor Stalberg scored the other goals for the Canes. Yesterday, 9:14 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. Yesterday, 8:53 pm
  • 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. Yesterday, 6:58 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jarred Tinordi has three games left to serve
    Jarred Tinordi has three games left to serve on his suspension.

    Advice: He was banned for 20-game suspension for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. Tinordi may have to work his way up from being the eighth defender when he is eligible to return. Tuesday, 12:10 pm
  • Sam Gagner might end up in press box
    Sam Gagner might be a healthy scratch for Friday's game.

    Advice: Obviously there's a lot of time before that contest, so things could change, but Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella seems to be at least entertaining that possibility. "I’m not sure where he’s at now, or where he is for our next game," Tortorella said. "If I can’t use Sam in an offensive position, it’s hard for me to keep him in the lineup. I’m not exactly sure what the lines are going to be, but I need more from Sam offensively for him to stay in the lineup." Gagner had no points and just one shot on goal in Columbus' first two games. Tuesday, 1:46 am
  • Excellent night for Red Wings G Petr Mrazek
    Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek turned away 31 of the 32 shots he faced in a 5-1 slaughter of the Ottawa Senators in Detroit Monday night.

    Advice: Mrazek needed this one. He had begun the season poorly, dropping both of his first two games and entering Monday with a goals-against average of 4.06. Now, however, he is 2-1-0 and his GAA is a more respectable 3.03. His save percentage also improved, from .899 to .913. Monday, 9:58 pm
  • Petr Mrazek will start vs. Ottawa
    Petr Mrazek will get the start in Monday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

    Advice: Mrazek dropped both of his first two games of the 2016-17 season. He enters tonight's game with a 4.06 goals-against-average and a .889 save percentage. Monday, 3:26 pm
  • Milan Lucic gets career point No. 400 in loss
    Milan Lucic posted point No. 400 on Sunday night with a goal in Edmonton's blowout loss to Buffalo.

    Advice: The Oilers' prized free agent signing now has three points in as many games so far this season. It took him 650 games to reach the milestone, 647 of which came with the Boston Bruins. Lucic is a fixture in the Oilers' top-six early in the season, and should produce consistently with either Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl at center. Sunday, 7:34 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. Sunday, 7:21 pm
  • 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. Sunday, 9:11 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. Sunday, 6:35 am
  • Mrazek hardly the cause of Wings loss
    Petr Mrazek blocked 34 shots in the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers Saturday night.

    Advice: Mrazek saved several determined shots or this game might easily have been a much bigger blowout. Mrazek’s 34 blocked shots minimized his loss of fantasy points that were the result of the three he let past. The Panthers final goal of the night went into an empty net. Saturday, 7:07 pm
  • Petr Mrazek in net vs Panthers on Saturday
    Petr Mrazek will be in net against the Panthers on Saturday.

    Advice: In three career games versus Florida, Mrazek has turned away all but nine of the 128 shots he's faced and has won two of the three games. The Panthers come in with a depleted lineup without Jonathan Huberdeau and Nick Bjugstad, and boasts a career .923 save percentage in 95 games. Suffice it to say, this could be a good one for the young starter. Saturday, 10:49 am
  • Milan Lucic gets first points as an Oiler
    Milan Lucic collected two helpers in Friday's 5-3 victory versus Calgary.

    Advice: He had the primary assist on both of Leon Draisaitl's goals in the contest. The points were Lucic's first as a member of the Oilers. Saturday, 8:19 am
  • Johnny Boychuk returned to action on Thursday October 13. Friday, 7:30 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. Friday, 5:02 am
  • Jeff Skinner has 2 points, CAR blow 4-1 lead
    Jeff Skinner scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-4 OT loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

    Advice: Things were looking good for Carolina heading into the third period. They appeared to be in control of the game, but they managed to blow a 4-1 lead over the last 15 minutes of regulation. In overtime, it was Mark Scheifele who gave Winnipeg the win. Skinner quietly put together a solid season last year, as he scored 28 goals and 51 points in 82 games. If he can stay healthy, he'll likely put up similar numbers this year. Thursday, 8:44 pm
  • Petr Mrazek gives up five in loss to Bolts
    Petr Mrazek allowed five goals on 35 shots in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Advice: Not the start Mrazek was looking for after he had a disappointing end to the 2015-16 regular season. It's also important to realize that three of the five goals he allowed were scored while the Red Wings were on the penalty kill. Last year, Detroit showed that they weren't afraid to turn to backup goalie Jimmy Howard when Mrazek struggled at the end of the season, so he'll need to play better in a hurry. Thursday, 8:25 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. Thursday, 7:28 pm
  • Morrow, Schaller scratched vs Columbus on Thu
    Joe Morrow and Tim Schaller will each be scratched for Thursday's opener against Columbus.

    Advice: Though still both young players with less than 50 games of NHL experience each, neither Morrow nor Schaller has shown they produce even for fantasy purposes. So feel free to pass them by until further notice. Thursday, 3:29 pm
  • Petr Mrazek is expected to start Thursday
    Petr Mrazek will play between the pipes Thursday night.

    Advice: It's not too surprising to see Mrazek get the nod for Detroit's season opener. All the same, Jimmy Howard shouldn't be written off in the long run as he might prove to be a strong challenger for the No. 1 spot. Thursday, 10:24 am
  • 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. Thursday, 8:55 am
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