Player Notes

  • Darcy Kuemper will start against Flyers
    Darcy Kuemper will get the start against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

    Advice: The 24-year-old has a record of 8-5-0 this season with a 2.03 goals-against-average and a 9.14 save percentage. He has collected a win in back-to-back games.
    Today, 2:57 pm
  • Ray Emery will be Philly's crease Thursday
    As expected, Ray Emery will start Thursday's match versus Minnesota.

    Advice: Steve Mason was in the Flyers' crease for Wednesday's 2-0 loss to the Rangers. Emery hasn't started since Nov. 15 when he allowed six goals in a 6-3 loss to Montreal.
    Today, 2:10 pm
  • Frederik Andersen will be in goal Thursday
    Frederik Andersen will tend to Anaheim's goal on Thursday at Vancouver.

    Advice: He hasn't won a game since Oct. 31 and he's had some rough outings lately. Andersen's excellent start to the year still has him sitting with a .920 save percentage and a 2.13 goals-against average.
    Today, 12:59 pm
  • Canucks will play Eddie Lack vs. Anaheim
    Eddie Lack will be between the pipes for Vancouver Thursday against Anaheim.

    Advice: Ryan Miller played in Wednesday's 5-4 win over Edmonton, so he'll get the night off. Lack's last start came versus the Ducks in a 2-1 shootout win back on Nov. 9.
    Today, 11:19 am
  • Antti Niemi will be in goal for Sharks Thurs.
    Antti Niemi will be back in the crease for San Jose on Thursday versus Florida.

    Advice: This wouldn't be very noteworthy if Troy Grosenick hadn't started the past two games for the Sharks. Niemi has posted just one win in his last five outings.
    Today, 11:11 am
  • Corey Crawford will get the call Thursday
    Corey Crawford will be in goal for Chicago on Thursday against Calgary.

    Advice: It will mark his ninth consecutive start for the Blackhawks. Crawford has been excellent this season, so it's not surprising to see Chicago riding him as much as possible.
    Today, 8:07 am
  • Carter Hutton gets the nod Thurs. for Preds
    Nashville coach Peter Laviolette told local radio station 94.9 Game 2 that Carter Hutton would get the call for Thursday's game versus Ottawa.

    Advice: The Predators' backup goalie has played in just two games this season and his last appearance came on Nov. 4 against Winnipeg. Hutton has good peripherals, with a .935 save percentage and a 1.95 GAA, but he hasn't picked up a win yet this season.
    Today, 7:16 am
  • Robin Lehner will start against Predators
    Robin Lehner will get the nod for Ottawa on Thursday versus Nashville.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Nov. 9 and he's allowed nine goals against in his past two appearances, so he'll be looking to get back on track.
    Today, 6:39 am
  • Ryan Miller continues dominance over Oilers
    Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller made 28 saves in the Vancouver Canucks' 5-4 victory over the Oilers in Edmonton Wednesday night.

    Advice: Miller extended his career winning streak against the Oilers to 11 games. He is enjoying a top-notch season, his first with Vancouver, sporting a record of 12-3-0. The veteran's goals-against average is 2.74 and his save percentage is .900. If, by chance, Miller is available in your fantasy league -- and that's doubtful -- you should snap him up immediately. The Canucks are for real this season, and it's largely because of their new goalie.
    Yesterday, 8:13 pm
  • Goalie Steve Mason stops 32 but takes loss
    Flyers goalie Steve Mason turned away 32 shots but took a 2-0 loss to the Rangers in New York Wednesday night.

    Advice: Mason's teammates couldn't get any goals past backup Rangers goalie Cameron Talbot, who stopped 31 shots. Mason's having a tough season. He is now 3-6-1. His goals-against average is 2.94 and his save percentage, .914. Don't give up on him if he's your fantasy goalie. He played well against the Rangers and, eventually, the Flyers offense will produce some goals for him.
    Yesterday, 7:54 pm
  • Cam Talbot first-rate in shutting out Flyers
    Backup goalie Cameron Talbot turned in a gem Wednesday night, sparking the New York Rangers to a 2-0 shutout victory over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

    Advice: Talbot, playing his sixth game of the season because the Rangers gave first-stringer Henrik Lundqvist the night off, had what was easily his best game of the season, kicking aside all 31 of Philly's shots, five of which were fired by Jakub Voracek. Talbot's goals-against average improved to 2.70. His save percentage is now .908. The shutout was Talbot's first win of the season. It was his first shutout since a 26-save, 5-0 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on March 30, 2014. Talbot's record this season is 1-2-1. The Rangers, who will face the Buffalo Sabres on the road Friday, snapped a three-game losing streak. The Flyers now have lost three straight.
    Yesterday, 7:49 pm
  • Sabres bring up goalie Nathan Lieuwen
    Nathan Lieuwen has been summoned from the minors by Buffalo.

    Advice: He will back up Jhonas Enroth with Michal Neuvirth sidelined by a lower-body injury.
    Yesterday, 3:13 pm
  • Cory Schneider loses to Jets Tuesday
    Cory Schneider allowed three goals on 34 shots Tuesday as the Devils were upended by Winnipeg.

    Advice: Schneider has yet to receive a night off this year, having started 19 straight games, but he will eventually need some time off. That said, his heavy workload should be welcome by his fantasy owners. His record is now 8-8-2 while his GAA is 2.72 and his save percentage stands at .910.
    Yesterday, 2:37 am
  • Jonathan Quick sharp again in win
    Jonathan Quick stopped 30-of-32 shots fired his way in a 5-2 Kings win over Florida at the Staples Center on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Quick made most of his quality saves in the third period where the Panthers mounted a brief comeback effort. The Kings number one guy now has three wins in his last four starts and hasn't lost a game in regulation in his last six. Not surprisingly, he holds a superb stat-line thus far highlighted by a .938 save percentage which is second in the NHL. His 9-3-4 record and 2.06 goals against average and two shutouts aren't too shabby either.
    Tuesday, 11:29 pm
  • Roberto Luongo gets hook in blowout loss
    Roberto Luongo was pulled after two periods in the Panthers 5-2 loss to the LA Kings on Tuesday.

    Advice: The flood gates opened in the second period as the Kings scored four straight to chase Luongo. Al Montoya came in to finish off the game in the third period for the Panthers. Luongo now holds a 5-4-4 record to go with 2.45 goals against average and .921 save percentage in 13 starts thus far. Looking ahead, Florida has two tough remaining games against San Jose and Nashville remaining on this Western road trip.
    Tuesday, 10:44 pm
  • Jonas Hiller victorious against his old team
    Jonas Hiller made 24 saves in a 4-3 shootout win over his old team the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.

    Advice: It didn’t start out well for the Flames who fell behind 2-0 to the visitors before exploding for three goals in the third period. Hiller kept his squad in it as the Ducks out-shot the Flames 19-7 through the first two periods before the home side finally got their legs in the third. It had to feel good for Hiller to get the win after not leaving on the best of terms with Anaheim from last season’s post game goalie dramatics in the Duck net. Hiller has been a nice source of good goalie stats for fantasy owners who gambled on the vet late in fantasy drafts. It helps that the Flames look "for real" at this point in the season.
    Tuesday, 10:12 pm
  • Jonathan Bernier yanked in loss to Predators
    Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier lasted just one period Tuesday as he was replaced by James Reimer after allowing three goals on 12 shots in a 9-2 loss to Nashville.

    Advice: It initially seemed like an insult for Bernier to be sent to the showers early, but after Reimer allowed six goals on 25 shots seemed merciful. His record now stands at 5-5-2 while his GAA is 2.72 and his save percentage is .915. Despite this outing his numbers remain respectable.
    Tuesday, 9:56 pm
  • Pekka Rinne handed easy win vs. Maple Leafs
    Pekka Rinne and the Predators pushed around the Maple Leafs en route to a 9-2 blowout win Tuesday.

    Advice: Rinne has turned in an exceptional season thus far and he stopped 29 of 31 shots in this contest, which turned out to be an easy victory. He's an early Vezina Trophy candidate with a record that now stands at 12-3-1, a 1.92 GAA and a .930 save percentage.
    Tuesday, 9:51 pm
  • M-A Fleury and Pens shut out Habs
    Marc-Andre Fleury stonewalled the Canadiens on Tuesday by backstopping Pittsburgh to a 4-0 win.

    Advice: Fleury kicked away all 27 shots he faced in the victory, which was his seventh in eight games. His reputation caused him to be slightly overlooked in drafts this fall, but he was rewarded his owners with an 11-3-0 record, a 1.98 GAA and a .930 save percentage.
    Tuesday, 9:33 pm
  • Troy Grosenick loses in 2nd career start
    Sharks goaltender Troy Grosenick wasn't able to follow-up his fantastic career debut with another victory, as he suffered a 4-1 loss to Buffalo Tuesday night.

    Advice: Grosenick surrendered three goals on just 13 shots in Tuesday's defeat, a far cry from his 45-save shutout effort on Sunday. Brought up to serve as Antti Niemi's backup while Alex Stalock nurses his injury, the 25-year-old has no guarantee of regular playing time going forward.
    Tuesday, 9:26 pm
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