Player Notes

  • Chris Bigras is on all-OHL team in 2014-15
    Chris Bigras was named to the all-OHL team for the 2014-15 season.

    Advice: Bigras was selected by the Avalanche in the second round of the 2013 Entry Draft. Joining him on the first team were Connor McDavid, Max Domi, Anthony DeAngelo and Mitchell Marner and Lucas Perissini. The 20-year-old had 20 goals and 71 points in 62 games with Owen Sound in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
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  • Brent Seabrook scores in Game 4 win over ANA
    Brent Seabrook scored a goal in Saturday's 5-4 double overtime win over the Anaheim Ducks.

    Advice: The two teams combined for five goals in what was a crazy third period. Seabrook scored at the 7:38 mark of the third frame to extend the Hawks' lead to 3-1, but Anaheim responded quickly by scoring three goals in 37 seconds to take a 4-3 lead. The Hawks eventually tied the game on a goal by Patrick Kane, and Antoine Vermette scored the game-winner in the second period of overtime. The 30-year-old has four goals and seven points in 14 games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:25 am
  • Brandon Saad scores three points in OT win
    Brandon Saad scored a goal and added two assists in Saturday's 5-4 double-overtime win over Anaheim in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.

    Advice: Saad opened the scoring late in the first period when he beat Frederik Andersen with a shorthanded goal. The 22-year-old also picked up an assist on each of Chicago's first two third period goals, which were scored by Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook. He finished the game with a plus-3 rating, three shots on goal and two hits in just over 24 minutes of ice time. Saad now has four goals and two assists this postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:21 am
  • Hawks stayed calm after giving up lead
    Jonathan Toews said his team stayed calm after surrendering three goals in 37 seconds in the third period.

    Advice: The Hawks were up 3-1 in the final frame when Anaheim opened up the machine and scored goals at the 8:42, 9:05 and 9:19 marks of the period. Chicago responded with a goal by Patrick Kane to tie the game at four and they eventually won in double overtime. "I guess when it rains, it pours in some moments, especially for us in that third," Toews said. "A lot of teams wouldn’t feel too good about themselves, but I think we did a good job of staying calm. … We had the character and the poise to relax and calm ourselves down and make a game of it and find a way to get into it." Toews scored a goal and an assist of his own in the game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:15 am
  • Patrick Kane scores goal to force OT on Sat
    Patrick Kane scored the game-tying goal in the third period of Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against Anaheim.

    Advice: The Hawks had a 3-1 lead in the third period but they allowed three goals in just under one minute and quickly trailed 4-3. Kane ended up tying the game on the power play at the 12:39 mark of the third frame to eventually force overtime. The goal proved to be even more significant when Antoine Vermette gave the Hawks the win in the second period of overtime. The best-of-seven series is now tied 2-2. Kane has nine goals and 15 points in 14 postseason games this year. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:04 am
  • Antoine Vermette moving on from being scratch
    Antoine Vermette admitted that it was difficult to be a healthy scratch in Game 3, but he's glad he was able to bounce back and help his team win in Game 4.

    Advice: Vermette scored the double overtime winner in Game 4 on Saturday night after being scratched in Game 3. "Yeah, [but] at the same time, at this time of the year you don’t want to make [it about] the individual or a personal story," said Vermette, "That main focus is about the team’s success and that’s all that matters. I’m glad we won tonight." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:57 am
  • Mats Zuccarello still out with concussion
    Mats Zuccarello is still out of action with a concussion.

    Advice: The Rangers winger suffered the injury a month ago today and while he skated with the team on Thursday, he did not do so Friday. Don't count on him the remainder of the series and likely the Cup Final as well, if the Rangers make it that far. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:38 am
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  • Henrik Lundqvist expected to start Sunday
    Henrik Lundqvist is expected to get the start on Sunday in Game 5.

    Advice: Well, if he got the start in Game 4 after giving up six goals in back-to-back games, he certainly should get the start after his stellar performance Friday in which he turned aside 38 of 39 shots in a 5-1 win over Tampa Bay. He is 10-6 in the post-season with a 2.05 GAA and a .930 save percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:34 am
  • Pascal Dupuis update within a couple of weeks
    There should be more known about the status of Pascal Dupuis (blood clots) within a couple of weeks.

    Advice: That's the timetable that GM Jim Rutherford has given for an update on Dupuis' status. He was diagnosed with the blood clots on November 19 and managed to play another five games before the Penguins shut him down for the remainder of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:05 am
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  • Pens looking to hear soon on status of Letang
    GM Jim Rutherford is hoping to hear in the next couple of weeks on the status of Kris Letang (concussion).

    Advice: Letang suffered the injury on March 28 and is approaching the two month mark since the injury. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:02 am
  • Jay Beagle would be 'honored' to re-sign
    Jay Beagle said that he would be 'honored' to re-sign with the Washington Capitals.

    Advice: Beagle is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 but if he had his druthers, he wants back in with the Capitals. "I would love to stay here," Beagle said. "I would be honored to. That’s the way I look at it. At the end of the day, I will talk to my agent. That’s why I have him. He’s there for me and he’s always been great for me. I definitely want to hear what he has to say and see what happens. This is the first time I’ve been through it. I have no clue what could happen. But I obviously love it here. I’m not going to say otherwise." Beagle had ten goals and 20 points in 60 regular season games so his fantasy value is limited at best. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:55 am
  • Francois Beauchemin sets Ducks record
    Francois Beauchemin set an Anaheim Ducks record Saturday for most assists in the playoffs by a defenseman.

    Advice: Beauchemin picked up his 27th career assist for the Ducks when he set up Emerson Etem for Anaheim's opening goal. The assist allowed him to pass Scott Niedermeyer for the top spot in Anaheim history. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:48 am
  • Ryan Kesler scores fifth of the playoffs
    Ryan Kesler scored his fifth goal of the playoffs on Saturday.

    Advice: Kesler's goal started a flurry of Anaheim action as the Ducks scored three times in 37 seconds in the third period. Kesler has played great defense as well as he has stymied Chicago's top center Jonathan Toews at almost every opportunity. Kesler has 10 points in the post-season, making him a fine acquisition in fantasy pools. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:24 am
  • Emersno Etem opens the scoring for the Ducks
    Emerson Etem's third goal of the playoffs tied Game 4 at one apiece.

    Advice: The Long Beach, California native has played well in 11 post-season games as a bottom-six forward. He has yet to garner an assist in the playoffs and it was his first goal in the third round. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:21 am
  • Ducks score three goals in 37 seconds
    The Anaheim Ducks scored three goals in 37 seconds, becoming the second-fastest team to score three in the playoffs.

    Advice: The 1979 Toronto Maple Leafs still hold the record as they scored three times in 23 seconds against the Atlanta Flames, in which Chicago coach Joel Quenneville picked up an assist on the third Leaf goal. Matt Beleskey scored the middle goal for the Ducks and now has six in the playoffs after scoring all five in the second round against the Calgary Flames. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:06 am
  • Crawford makes 47 saves; Hawks even series
    Corey Crawford made 47 saves in the Blackhawks’ 5-4 double-overtime win against the Ducks on Saturday night.

    Advice: Let’s face it, even though the final stat line doesn’t look that bad, Crawford did not look comfortable in net all night. He struggled to read the puck cleanly off of shots and was lucky to come away with this win. The Blackhawks took a 3-1 lead in the third period, only to see that erased within 37 seconds. Chicago needed a goal at 12:39 of the period to force extra time. Crawford has a 7-3 record, 2.36 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Perry scores ninth goal of playoffs in loss
    Corey Perry lit the lamp for the Ducks in their 5-4 double-overtime loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

    Advice: The Western Conference final heads back to Anaheim tied up at two games apiece. Perry scored the third goal in a 37-second span for the Ducks in the second period, one that put them ahead for several minutes, 4-3. He now has nine goals and eight assists in the playoffs. Emerson Etem, Ryan Kesler, and Matt Beleskey picked up the other goals. Patrick Maroon had five shots on goal and eight hits. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Andersen stops 35 in 2OT loss in Game 4
    Frederik Andersen stopped 35 shots in the Ducks’ 5-4 double-overtime loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

    Advice: Neither goalie had a banner-worthy night. Andersen had given up a one goal through the first two periods, on 20 shots, then gave up three on 13 third-period shots. Andersen still sports a 10-3 record, with a 1.92 goals-against average and .929 save percentage. The Western Conference final is knotted up at two. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Victor Hedman impressing all this playoffs
    Victor Hedman has taken his game to a new level this post-season registering 10 points (second in the NHL) and a plus nine rating (tied for first in the NHL).

    Advice: He has been extremely impressive for the Bolts in the playoffs and has earned praise from Tampa's coaching staff as well as from opposing teams. "You watch him sometimes and it's like he's been shot out of a cannon," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said of Hedman. "We'll have an even-man rush and all of a sudden it's an odd-man rush because here comes Victor. But the thing that makes you proud about the way he's playing is he's playing defense and he's playing it fast and he's closing fast (in his own end) and being physical." Hedman has arrived. He clearly is a top-tier rearguard and should be high on all draft lists next season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:11 am
  • Blysma top contender for Sabres' coaching gig
    Dan Bylsma is allegedly a frontrunner to fill the Sabres' vacant head coaching position.

    Advice: Word on the street is that the Penguins were asked for, and granted, permission to the Sabres to talk to Bylsma about being Buffalo's bench boss next season. Permission was needed as Bylsma, who was fired last summer by the Penguins, is still under contract with Pittsburgh. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:52 am
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