Player Notes

  • Evgeni Malkin records a goal, assist vs Isles
    Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist in the Penguins' 4-2 win over the Islanders on Thursday.

    Advice: Malkin has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He's up to three goals and eight points in eight contests in 2016-17. Today, 2:28 am
  • Shayne Gostisbehere has 5 points in 8 games
    Shayne Gostisbehere registered an assist in Philadelphia's 5-4 loss to Arizona Thursday night.

    Advice: Unfortunately Gostisbehere also finished the game with a minus-three rating, dropping him to minus-five this season. He has a goal and four assists in eight games. Today, 2:26 am
  • Travis Hamonic gets two points on Thursday
    Travis Hamonic had a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday.

    Advice: It was Hamonic's first goal and third assist in eight games this season. He ended up with 21 points last season and it wouldn't be surprising to see him surpass the 20-point mark again in 2016-17. Today, 2:24 am
  • H. Lundqvist will likely get the nod Friday
    Look for Henrik Lundqvist to play between the pipes on Friday.

    Advice: Lundqvist will be going for his fourth straight win. He has a 2.35 GAA and .907 save percentage in six contests this season. Today, 2:20 am
  • Jooris out 3-4 weeks with separated shoulder
    Josh Jooris has a Grade-2 shoulder separation.

    Advice: Jooris is expected to be sidelined for the next three-to-four weeks as a result. He has a goal in five games this season. Today, 2:18 am
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  • Tyler Toffoli records a goal on Thursday
    Tyler Toffoli found the back of the net in a 3-2 overtime victory against Nashville on Thursday.

    Advice: Toffoli has two goals and six points in seven games this season. He needs just three more points to reach the 150 mark for his career. Today, 1:55 am
  • McLellan pushes Nugent-Hopkins' two-way work
    Oilers coach Todd McLellan feels Ryan Nugent-Hopkins deserves more recognition for his defensive work.

    Advice: "He’s not going to put up a lot of points or score lots but he does a lot of good things all over the rink and doesn’t get enough credit for it," said McLellan. "He plays in every situation — on the power play, killing penalties, important face-offs, regular-strength shifts — and he’s gone against some of the best players in the world." While that's fair, it's interesting to hear McLellan talk about Nugent-Hopkins not scoring much. Nugent-Hopkins is a former first overall pick that had 52 points as a rookie, but has never really grown offensively beyond that strong start. At this point he's needed in less of an offensive role behind Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, although Nugent-Hopkins still has four assists in seven games. Today, 1:46 am
  • Brandon Saad picks up an assist Thursday
    Brandon Saad registered an assist in a 3-1 loss against San Jose on Thursday.

    Advice: Saad has a goal and three points in six games this season. That's a somewhat mediocre start, but it's too early for it to be concerning. He's got a good shot at matching his 2015-16 totals of 31 goals and 53 points. Today, 1:37 am
  • Michael Stone suffers an upper-body injury
    Michael Stone sustained an upper-body injury during Thursday's game.

    Advice: Coyotes coach Dave Tippett didn't think Stone's injury was serious, but we should learn more in the near future either way. Stone has three assists in four games this season. Today, 1:32 am
  • Hampus Lindholm needs to get a work visa
    Now that Hampus Lindholm is signed to a six-year contract, the Swedish defenseman will need to go through the work visa process.

    Advice: Lindholm is in Sweden and it might take a little bit of time before he's able to start practicing with the Ducks. When he does meet up with the team, he'll likely need to participate in a few practices before he's ready to make his 2016-17 debut given that he missed all of training camp and the start of the season. Today, 1:11 am
  • Dale Weise finishes his three-game suspension
    Dale Weise has completed his three-game suspension.

    Advice: Weise was being punished for hitting Anaheim’s Korbinian Holzer in the head. He returned to the Flyers' lineup on Thursday and registered an assist in 8:50 minutes of ice time. Today, 1:05 am
  • Matt Irwin was called up from the minors on Thursday October 27. Today, 1:05 am
  • Scott Hartnell scores lone goal in loss to SJ
    Scott Hartnell picked up his second goal of the season in a 3-1 Blue Jackets loss to San Jose on Thursdays.

    Advice: Hartnell crashed the net hard to bury a rebound with 2:58 left in the third period to give the Jackets some hope but it turned out to be the only goal scored by his club on the night. The rugged winger was also credited with four hits and two blocked shots in over 13 minutes of ice-time. He has two goals and four points in six games now. He's a pretty consistent scorer in this league with 20 plus goals in five of the last six seasons. He's usually underrated in drafts. Today, 12:59 am
  • Martin Jones makes 24 saves in win over CBJ
    Martin Jones turned aside 24-of-25 shots in a 3-1 win over Columbus on Thursday night.

    Advice: Making his fourth straight start, Jones picked up his fourth win of the season. He has a 2.32 GAA and .908 save percentage in seven starts this season so far. He will be hard pressed to be better than last year's breakout season of 37 wins in 65 starts but he is well on his way now with full confidence in himself and backed by a strong team in his second season of being the unquestioned number one goalie. Today, 12:51 am
  • Tomas Hertl scores twice in Sharks win
    Tomas Hertl potted a pair in the Sharks 3-1 win over Columbus on Thursday.

    Advice: Hertl scored his first of the night on the power-play by stationing himself in front the net and banging home a rebound. He then finished off the Jackets with an empty netter to seal the win for the Sharks. He added two PIMs, two shots and a hit in the contest. Hertl scored 21 goals last season and is a candidate to exceed that this season. Joonas Donskoi scored the other goal for the Sharks. Today, 12:44 am
  • Pekka Rinne rock-solid in OT loss to LA
    Pekka Rinne made 42 saves in Nashville's 3-2 overtime loss to Los Angeles on Thursday.

    Advice: It was his second start in as many nights but he still showed up to play. He made two key saves in overtime but the Kings dominated puck possession and managed to get one by him on a crazy deflection play with 28 seconds left in the extra period. Rinne falls to 1-3-0-1 on the season and has a disappointing early goals-against-average of 3.25 with an equally disappointing .909 save percentage in five games started. The Preds have started slowly but they are very talented so we expect Rinne and the team to turn things around soon. Today, 12:27 am
  • Viktor Arvidsson scores shorthanded in loss
    Viktor Arvidsson picked up his fourth goal of the season and added an assist in a 3-2 Nashville loss to LA on Thursday.

    Advice: Arvidsson's goal was shorthanded and at the time, put the Preds ahead 2-1 in the game. He also recorded an assist on Craig Smith's goal in the second period. Arvidsson has four goals and two assists in seven games thus far this season. It's a nice start for the 23-year-old Swede who tallied just eight goals in 56 NHL games last season. Today, 12:21 am
  • Peter Budaj wins fourth straight start
    Peter Budaj turned aside 24-of-26 shots in 3-2 overtime win over Nashville on Thursday night.

    Advice: The win is his fourth straight in as many starts so fantasy owners have to be thrilled with that. "He's played really well for us. We don't give up much, and he's expected to make some big saves, obviously, but we don't give up many shots," said Kings coach Darryl Sutter on Budaj. It's true, he only had to make eight saves in the third period and overtime combined but a win is still a win. Budaj carries a 2.21 and a .901 save percentage into his next start. Today, 12:11 am
  • Kevin Shattenkirk scores in loss to DET
    Kevin Shattenkirk scored a goal in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

    Advice: Shattenkirk opened the scoring at the 2:31 mark of the second period before Frans Nielsen tied the game just over 11 minutes later. The score remained tied until the shootout. Henrik Zetterberg scored the game-winner in the eighth round of the shootout to give Detroit the win. Shattenkirk has three goals, three assists and a minus-4 rating in eight games this season. He's averaging 20:31 of ice time per game so far. Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Connor Hellebuyck makes 38 saves in win
    Connor Hellebuyck turned aside 38 of 39 shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: The Jets have been waiting for one of their goaltenders to step up and tonight, they got a strong performance from their youngster. The win was Hellebuyck's first since opening night of the Jets season. He has a 2-2-0 record with a 2.79 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage. Yesterday, 9:42 pm
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