Player Notes

  • Tomas Hertl scores 11th in win vs. Coyotes
    Tomas Hertl notched a goal for the Sharks in their 4-1 win against the Coyotes on Saturday night.

    Advice: Hertl’s 11th goal came in the third period. While 132 shots in 53 games is a promising sign, Hertl only has 27 points, so the pieces haven’t all come together yet. Matt Tennyson, Chris Tierney and Joonas Donskoi (empty net) got the other goals. Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Martin Jones sets aside 22 shots in easy win
    Martin Jones made 22 saves in the Sharks’ 4-1 win against the Coyotes on Saturday night.

    Advice: The Sharks are rolling, having reeled off a 11-2-3 stretch. Jones has won two games in a row, stopping 55 of 56 shots against. He has a 2.34 GAA and .916 SV%. He’s still more of a number two in fantasy. Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Martin Hanzal notches only Coyotes goal in L
    Martin Hanzal scored for the Coyotes, who fell 4-1 to the Sharks on Saturday night.

    Advice: Hanzal and two penalty minutes and three shots on goal, too. The 6-foot-6 center is not much of a fantasy factor as he has eight goals and 26 points in 42 games. Tobias Rieder got the assist. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Louis Domingue allows three in loss to SJ
    Louis Domingue gave up three goals on 27 shots in the Coyotes’ 4-1 loss to the Sharks on Saturday night.

    Advice: Domingue allowed two in the first and one in the third. After stringing together two solid outings, Domingue reverted back to the struggles of late. He has given up at least three goals in four of his past six games. Domingue has a 2.55 GAA and .916 SV%. Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Blake Wheeler gets goal in Jets' 2-1 SO win
    Blake Wheeler scored in the Jets’ 2-1 shootout win against the Oilers on Saturday night.

    Advice: He also scored in the shootout, for good measure. Wheeler had seven of the Jets’ 33 shots on net. His goal-scoring pace is down, now with 15 on the year, six coming since the start of December. He has 52 points, though, so he has been a startable player in fantasy leagues. Nikolaj Ehlers and Bryan Little got the assists. Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Ondrej Pavelec makes 21 saves in OT victory
    Ondrej Pavelec sticked aside 21 shots in the Jets’ 2-1 overtime win against the Oilers on Saturday night.

    Advice: Pavelec was making his first start since Nov. 21 as he missed lengthy time with a knee injury. With a 2.82 GAA and .906 SV%, we don’t have a lot of faith in him moving forward. At most, he’s worth keeping an eye on. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Matt Hendricks scores first goal since Dec. 2
    Matt Hendricks potted a goal for the Oilers, who fell 2-1 in the shootout to the Jets on Saturday.

    Advice: Hendricks scored a shorthanded goal in the third period to tie up the game. He also had five penalty minutes. Hendricks is nothing but a role player; thus, he has no fantasy value. The goal was his first since Dec. 2. He has three goals, nine points and 63 penalty minutes. Mark Fayne had the helper. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Brossoit makes 32 saves in season debut
    Laurent Brossoit made 32 saves in the Oilers’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Jets on Saturday night.

    Advice: Broissoit was making his first start of the season and second of his career. He had posted a 2.70 GAA and .921 in 26 games in the AHL prior to his recall. Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Alex Ovechkin scores in fourth game in a row
    Alex Ovechkin notched a power-play goal in the Capitals’ 4-3 loss to the Stars on Saturday night.

    Advice: Leave it to the captain to get the scoring started, the beginning of a rally that fell just short. The Caps scored three goals in the third period to pull within one. Ovechkin also had five shots goal and four hits. He has goals in four games in a row, now with 35 on the year, along with 49 points. Justin Williams and Andre Burakovsky got the other goals. Evgeny Kuznetsov assisted twice. Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Bobby Ryan's strong season continues with G
    Bobby Ryan got a goal for the Senators in their 4-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

    Advice: He also had two penalty minutes and three shots on goal. Ryan has had a bounce-back season with the Senators. His season totals will be his best since 2011-12 with the Ducks. Ryan has 19 goals and 45 points. Cody Ceci got the other goal. Mika Zibanejad assisted twice. Yesterday, 7:35 pm
  • Arcobello notches two goals in Leafs' win
    Mark Arcobello scored twice in the Maple Leafs’ 5-2 win against the Canucks on Saturday night.

    Advice: Arcobello was playing his third game since his recall. He is an NHL player, though he gets overlooked because of his small stature (5-foot-8, 172 pounds). Some team could gain from acquiring him at the deadline. Brad Boyes, Leo Komarov and Brendan Leipsic got the other goals. Jake Gardiner had two assists. Yesterday, 7:08 pm
  • Justin Faulk Couldn't Play Saturday Night
    Justin Faulk didn't make the lineup Saturday night.

    Advice: He was questionable to dress after missing Friday's contest against the Penguins after having dressed for 149 straight games. Yesterday, 4:33 pm
  • Brad Malone Scratched Saturday Night
    Brad Malone was the Hurricanes healthy scratch Saturday night.

    Advice: Malone hasn't dressed in a handful of consecutive games scoring two goals in 37 games played. Yesterday, 4:29 pm
  • Cory Schneider makes 31 saves in OT win
    Cory Schneider stopped 31 of 32 shots in Saturday's 2-1 OT win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

    Advice: Only Shayne Gostisbehere was able to beat Schneider this afternoon. The 29-year-old has a 25-16-6 record with a 1.98 goals-against-average and a .931 save percentage this season. He's definitely in the running for the Vezina Trophy (top goalie) this year. Schneider has allowed just two goals in his last two contests (both wins). Yesterday, 2:15 pm
  • Adam Henrique scores OT winner vs. PHI
    Adam Henrique scored the overtime winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

    Advice: The 26-year-old beat Michal Neuvirth at the 2:58 mark of the extra frame to give the Devils back-to-back wins. John Moore and Kyle Palmieri assisted on the winning goal. Henrique has 19 goals and 37 points in 54 games this season. Yesterday, 1:18 pm
  • Ladd wants to say in the Peg & Jets want him
    Pending unrestricted free agent Andrew Ladd wants to stay in Winnipeg and the Jets want to keep him.

    Advice: That said, the two sides have not been able to come to terms on a contract. Look for Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff to make a final push to re-sign his captain before the February 29th trade deadline. Yesterday, 11:11 am
  • Rinne likely starter v Panthers Saturday
    Look for Pekka Rinne to get the start in goal Saturday when the Predators face off against the Panthers.

    Advice: He is coming off a 24-save 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Friday night and will be looking to rebound against a tough Panthers' club. Rinne has only one win in his lat five starts and was not too pleased about Tyler Johnson's OT winner Friday night. We wouldn't bet against an angry Rinne. Yesterday, 10:32 am
  • Spurgeon doubtful Saturday v Bruins
    Jared Spurgeon should be considered doubtful for Saturday afternoon's matinee against Boston.

    Advice: He has a deep bone bruise which is rather painful and will likely sit out. Play it safe and keep Spurgeon on reserve for now. Yesterday, 10:16 am
  • Dubnyk likely starter v Bruins Saturday
    Look for Devan Dubnyk to be between the pipes Saturday afternoon against Boston.

    Advice: The Wild are currently on a terrible losing streak and head coach Mike Yeo can't fool around and start anyone but his best. Dubnyk is curently on an eight-game losing streak and sports a 18-19-5 recored overall with a 2.39 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. Yesterday, 10:13 am
  • Mrazek likley starter Sunday v Bruins
    Look for Petr Mrazek to get the start Sunday when the Red Wings face off against the Bruins.

    Advice: And why not? Mrazek has been sensational in the Detroit net virtually all season and has wrestled the starting job away from the slumping Jimmy Howard. For the year, Mrazek sports a 21-10-5 record with a dazzling 1.94 goals against average and a .933 save percentage. Yesterday, 6:40 am
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