Player Notes

  • Petr Mrazek allows three goals in win
    Petr Mrazek stopped 31 of 34 shots in a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Friday.

    Advice: It looked like we were in for a low-scoring, goaltending dual after both goalies stopped all 15 shots they faced after the first period. Even though the saves couldn't last forever, Mrazek was still good enough for the Red Wings to beat the Preds. The win improves Mrazek's record to 2-2-0 on the season. Yesterday, 7:23 pm
  • Pekka Rinne stops 39 shots in loss
    Pekka Rinne stopped 39 of 43 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Red Wings on Friday.

    Advice: Rinne was bombarded with shots, facing 34 shots through only two periods. The Predators help a 2-1 lead during the second period largely due to Rinne making save after save. The Red Wings eventually were able to get on track, scoring three goals in just over a span of 12 minutes between the second and third periods. His record drops to 1-2-0 on the season with the loss. Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Louis Domingue suffers loss to Islanders
    Louis Domingue stopped 28 of 31 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Islanders on Friday.

    Advice: Domingue was forced into back-to-back starts in consecutive nights because of the lower-body Mike Smith is suffering from. He was much better than in Montreal the night before but still was not good enough to earn his team the win. His record now drops to 0-3-0, and he is now posting a 6.24 GAA and a .836 save percentage. We don't recommend adding him to your lineups unless you are very desperate at the goaltending position. Yesterday, 7:03 pm
  • Sergei Bobrovsky brilliant for Jackets in win
    Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 33 of 35 shots in a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.

    Advice: Bobrvosky was simply brilliant for the Blue Jackets in this one. The Blue Jackets were outshot 24 to 11 through the final two frames and 'Bob' made several great saves to seal the win for the Jackets. The win is his first of the season. Even after this great performance, it is tough to trust him as your starting goalie in fantasy considering the team that plays in front of him. His record has now improved to 1-2-0 on the young season. Yesterday, 6:41 pm
  • Jonas Gustavsson (UBI) should be available
    Jonas Gustavsson is presumably over his upper-body injury.

    Advice: We haven't gotten confirmation of that, but Edmonton has already sent third-string goaltender Laurent Brossoit to the minors. Gustavsson has only made one appearance so far in 2016-17 and hasn't started in a game yet. Yesterday, 2:01 pm
  • Laurent Brossoit heads to the AHL
    Laurent Brossoit has been sent to the minors.

    Advice: Brossoit was summoned on Oct. 17 because Jonas Gustavsson was dealing with an upper-body injury. With that in mind, his demotion likely indicates that Gustavsson is healthy. Yesterday, 2:00 pm
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  • Semyon Varlamov will start on Saturday
    Semyon Varlamov will be the Colorado Avalanche's starting goaltender on Saturday.

    Advice: Varlamov has a 2.67 GAA and .916 save percentage in three games this season. After this game, Colorado will get nearly a week off, but then its schedule will tighten with six games in 10 days. So it wouldn't be surprising to see Calvin Pickard get two starts over that stretch. Yesterday, 12:57 pm
  • Henrik Lundqvist will start on Saturday
    Henrik Lundqvist is expected to start in Saturday's game.

    Advice: It will be Lundqvist's fourth start in five contests. Backup Antti Raanta might get the nod on Sunday, but that hasn't been decided yet. Yesterday, 11:44 am
  • Tuukka Rask (soreness) misses practice
    Tuukka Rask missed Friday's practice due to general soreness.

    Advice: Rask had been dealing with that problem last week too, though that hasn't stopped him from playing in Boston's last two contests. He's considered day-to-day, but it wouldn't be surprising if he doesn't end up missing any playing time. Yesterday, 11:09 am
  • Craig Anderson will get the nod on Saturday
    Craig Anderson will play between the pipes on Saturday.

    Advice: Anderson has made three starts so far this season and won all of them. It hasn't been pretty though as his 3.55 GAA and .887 save percentage indicates. Yesterday, 10:14 am
  • Joonas Korpisalo resumes skating on Thursday
    Joonas Korpisalo (groin) resumed skating on Thursday.

    Advice: Korpisalo might be able to return by the end of October or early in November. Once he's healthy, the Blue Jackets will need to decide if they want him to start his campaign with Columbus or in the minors. In the meantime, Curtis McElhinney is serving as Columbus' backup goaltender. Yesterday, 6:49 am
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  • Scott Darling probable for Saturday night
    Scott Darling will probably get the nod on Saturday versus Toronto.

    Advice: Corey Crawford will start Friday's match at Columbus. Darling stopped 33 shots in a 5-3 win over Nashville last Saturday. Yesterday, 6:13 am
  • Robin Lehner allows two goals but takes loss
    Robin Lehner allowed two goals on 20 shots in a 2-1 loss to Vancouver on Thursday.

    Advice: Lehner probably wishes he had the first goal back which was a juicy rebound in the crease that Jannik Hansen poked in off the rush. He had little to no chance on the game-winner by Daniel Sedin on a cross ice pass. The 25 year-old has had some tough luck to start the season but that should be expected with this young Sabres squad. He will continue to get starts going forward and has shown the ability to give his team a chance to win on each night like he did on this one. He brings his 3:01 GAA and .92 save percentage through four games into his next start. Thursday, 11:49 pm
  • Jacob Markstrom leads Canucks to another win
    Jacob Markstrom turned aside 26-of-28 shots in the Canucks 2-1 win over Buffalo on Thursday.

    Advice: The lone goal that got past Markstrom originally got waived off and re-challenged by the Canucks when it stood as a goal through replay. So he really could have easily got the shutout in this tilt if he got a little love from the ref who let it stand. Still, The Canucks will take it as Markstrom has won both starts he's made this season. It's not clear how many more starts he will get with Ryan Miller on the shelf with "tightness." He will bring a 1.65 GAA and .932 save percentage into his next start. Thursday, 11:37 pm
  • Jake Allen allows two goals and takes loss
    Jake Allen allowed two goals on 22 shots and took the loss in Edmonton on Thursday night.

    Advice: The third goal was an empty net goal. After picking up wins over Nashville and Chicago in his first two starts, Allen has failed to record wins against the Oilers and Canucks on the road. Go figure. He still has a strong 1.99 goals against average and .909 save percentage in four starts. Allen will likely get the start in Calgary on Saturday night. Thursday, 11:17 pm
  • Cam Talbot strong in win over St. Louis
    Cam Talbot turned in his most impressive start of the season, stopping 34 shots in a 3-1 Oilers win over St. Louis on Thursday.

    Advice: Talbot was named the first star of the game for good reason. He's started all five games for the Oilers who have come out of the games 4-1. Fantasy owners likely wish his 3.32 GAA and .904 save percentage were better but right now they have to be happy for the four wins after last season only yielded 21 for the Talbot. He will get the Jets on Sunday in the heritage classic. Thursday, 10:55 pm
  • Brian Elliott struggles again in loss
    Brian Elliott struggled again on Thursday, allowing four goals on 32 shots in a 4-2 loss to Carolina.

    Advice: Elliott has is still win-less to start the season and he has allowed four goals or more in each of his three starts. He will bring his ugly 4.72 GAA and .839 save percentage into his next start where he will hope for his first win. The Flames wrap up a three-game homestand on Saturday when the St. Louis Blues visit. Thursday, 9:35 pm
  • Peter Budaj makes 17 saves, LAK win first gm
    Peter Budaj stopped 17 of 20 shots in Los Angeles' 4-3 OT win over the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: After a couple of ugly outings from Jeff Zatkoff, the Kings decided to turn to Budaj and it worked, as he helped the team pick up their first win of the season. Los Angeles never trailed in this game, but they still needed overtime to get the job done. Budaj's stat line wasn't fantastic tonight, but with Zatkoff struggling, he might get the start in their next game. Neither one of the Kings goalies will be a reliable fantasy option going forward. Thursday, 9:18 pm
  • Eddie Lack makes 24 saves in win over CGY
    Eddie Lack turned aside 24-of-26 shots in Carolina's 4-2 win over Calgary on Thursday night.

    Advice: It's Lack's first win in his second start of the season. After giving up a three goal lead to ultimately lose to his former team Vancouver in his first start, it's a nice bounce back. Lack has a 1-0-1 record with 3.00 GAA and .894 save percentage in two starts. He's expected to fight for the number one job this season again with Cam Ward. Thursday, 9:15 pm
  • Jhonas Enroth allows three goals in loss
    Jhonas Enroth allowed three goals on 27 shots in Toronto's 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

    Advice: Enroth got the start after Frederik Andersen allowed five goals in an OTL to the Jets last night. The Leafs entered the third period with a 2-1 lead, but the Wild were able to score back-to-back goals to win the game. Expect Enroth to continue serving as Andersen's backup. Thursday, 9:03 pm
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