Player Notes

  • 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
  • Sergei Bobrosky takes loss despite 26 saves
    Sergei Bobrovsky allowed two goals on 28 shots in a 3-1 loss to San Jose on Thursday.

    Advice: Both goals were power-play markers as the Sharks were a perfect 2-for-2 on the man advantage. Bobrovsky falls to 2-3-0-1 in six starts despite a solid 2.36 GAA and .929 save percentage. The Jackets are likely going to go the way their starting netminder goes this season as a lot of pressure is on his shoulders with this defense in front of him again. Today, 1:05 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jake Allen allows 1 goal in shootout loss
    Jake Allen allowed one goal on 27 shots in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

    Advice: Allen looked a little silly on Frans Nielsen's shorthanded goal in the second period, but the Blues goalie more than did his part in this one. He also kept his team in the game during the eight-round shootout. He has a 3-1-2 record with a 2.13 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage this season. Allen has come up on the losing end in three of his last four outings. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Red Wings win sixth game in a row
    Petr Mrazek stopped 31 of 32 shots in Detroit's 2-1 shootout win over the St. Louis Blues.

    Advice: Not a bad night at the office for Mrazek, as he only allowed one goal during the game and he was able to stand tall for seven of the Blues' eight shootout attempts. Mrazek has now won four consecutive starts and has a 4-2-0 record on the season. The 24-year-old has a 2.48 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage. The Red Wings are one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now. This was their sixth consecutive win. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Antti Niemi allows four goals in loss to Jets
    Antti Niemi allowed four goals on 32 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

    Advice: This was Niemi's first loss of the season, but it's also the second time he gives up four goals or more in four appearances. The 33-year-old has a 2-1-0 record with a 3.86 goals-against-average and a .893 save percentage. He's made back-to-back starts for the Stars, but don't be surprised if they go back to Kari Lehtonen in their next game. The Stars have a timeshare going with their goalies and that doesn't make them interesting fantasy plays. Yesterday, 9:46 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
  • Ben Bishop gives up two goals in loss
    Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 25 shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to Montreal.

    Advice: This was a tight game that had a bit of a playoff feel to it and Bishop's team ultimately fell just short tonight. The Lightning entered the third period with a 1-0 lead, but the Canadiens were able to score three unanswered goals (one was into an empty net). Bishop has a 3-2-0 record with a 3.22 goals-against-average and a .891 save percentage this season. Bishop has dropped two of his last three games. Yesterday, 8:42 pm
  • Roberto Luongo allows three goals in loss
    Roberto Luongo allowed three goals on 28 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Advice: The Panthers held 1-0 and 2-1 leads in this game, but they weren't able to bury the Maple Leafs at any point. The 37-year-old's record falls to 3-2-0 on the season. Luongo has dropped two of his last three games and now has a 2.20 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage in 2016-17. Yesterday, 8:29 pm
  • Frederik Andersen makes 29 saves in win
    Frederik Andersen stopped 29 of 31 shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

    Advice: Andersen has been criticized for his play so far this season, but this was arguably his best performance of the young season. The win helped the Leafs end their four-game losing streak. Andersen has a 2-1-3 record with a 3.92 goals-against-average and a .866 save percentage this season. It's the second time all year that he's allowed less than four goals in a game. Yesterday, 8:26 pm
  • Steve Mason gives up five in loss to ARZ
    Steve Mason allowed five goals on 25 shots in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

    Advice: The Flyers went down 2-0 in the first period, but managed to battle back in the second period to tie the game. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, things kind of fell apart in the third frame as they allowed the Coyotes to score three goals. Wayne Simmonds cut Arizona's lead to 5-4 in the dying seconds of the third period, but that's as close as they would come. Mason now has a 2-4-1 record with a 3.16 goals-against-average and a .886 save percentage in 2016-17. Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Louis Domingue makes 28 saves in win
    Louis Domingue stopped 28 of 32 shots in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

    Advice: The Coyotes jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, but the Flyers managed to tie the game at two in the second period. Arizona scored two quick goals in the third period and eventually wrapped the game up. Domingue improves his record to 1-4-0 on the season. He has a 4.74 goals-against-average and a .857 save percentage in 2016-17. Yesterday, 8:14 pm
  • Anders Nilsson gives up three in loss to MIN
    Anders Nilsson allowed three goals on 21 shots in Buffalo's 4-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

    Advice: This was Nilsson's second straight start for the Sabres and he came up short in both of them. He's been playing because starter Robin Lehner is out with an illness. Nilsson has an 0-1-1 record with a 2.90 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage this season. He isn't worth adding in standard fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 7:03 pm
  • Ottawa promotes Chris Driedger
    Chris Driedger has been summoned by the Ottawa Senators.

    Advice: Ottawa needs another goalie because Craig Anderson is dealing with a personal matter. Driedger has a 0.96 GAA and .961 save percentage in two AHL contests this season. Yesterday, 10:48 am
  • Keith Kinkaid will make season debut Friday
    Keith Kinkaid will start in Friday's game.

    Advice: It will be Kinkaid's first start of 2016-17 in New Jersey's seventh game. As you might suspect, the Devils plan to go back to Cory Schneider on Saturday. Yesterday, 10:30 am
  • Robin Lehner (illness) is getting better
    Robin Lehner (illness) is starting to feel better.

    Advice: Lehner might skate with his teammates on Friday, but in the meantime he'll miss Thursday's contest. He has a 3.01 GAA and .892 save percentage in four games this season. Yesterday, 8:43 am
  • Holtby records loss with .857 save percentage
    Braden Holtby let four goals pass and stopped 24 in the 4-1 loss of the Washington Capitals to the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night.

    Advice: Holtby began the night strong by blocking 10 shots in the first period, but he was rocked in the second on with back-to-back goals by Benoit Pouliot. The Caps would never gain the lead. Holtby had sufficient help on the other end of the ice as the Capitals outshot the Oilers 34 to 28, but Cam Talbot was stingy and gave up only one goal to Alex Ovechkin early in the third. This was the third straight game in which Holtby recorded a season worst save percentage, dropping from .955 against the Islanders to .929 against Florida. He fell again to .880 against the Rangers and had a .862 against the Oilers. It is apparently time for a little rest. Wednesday, 9:41 pm
  • Talbot active in victory over Capitals
    Cam Talbot stopped 33 shots in the 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals Wednesday night.

    Advice: Talbot got the win, a save percentage of .971, and a couple of punches on T.J Oshie at the 17:38 minute mark of the second period. In general, the Oilers simply seemed more active and motivated than the Capitals. The Oilers improved their record to 6-1 as they lead the Pacific division. Talbot has been in the net for all seven games with save percentages north of .900 in every contest except their 6-2 loss to the Sabres. Wednesday, 9:28 pm
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