Player Notes

  • Vanek, Koivu have been key scorers since ASG
    Thomas Vanek is tied for Minnesota's goal scoring lead since the All-Star break with 11 markers.

    Advice: He's also tied with Mikko Koivu for second the team with 21 points over that time. Vanek has 20 goals and 50 points in 75 games this season.
    33 minutes ago
  • Jets welcome back Bryan Little for Tuesday
    Bryan Little (upper body) is expected to return Tuesday night.

    Advice: Coach Paul Maurice talked about Little returning to the top line between Andrew Ladd and Michael Frolik. Little has been sidelined since Mar. 4 because of an upper-body injury. Get him back into your lineup if you normally would.
    Today, 10:14 am
  • Erik Cole hopes to return Thursday
    Updating an earlier item, Erik Cole (upper body) won't play Tuesday night.

    Advice: He hasn't ruled out a return for Thursday, though. Cole has three goals and and three assists in 11 games since being acquired from Dallas. Consider him day-to-day.
    Today, 8:37 am
  • Jagr adds leadership, enjoys playing in FLA
    Jaromir Jagr has provided the Panthers with some leadership as the club attempts to qualify for the playoffs.

    Advice: He has skated alongside Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov since he was acquired from New Jersey. "I've really enjoyed the games I've played here," Jagr said. "I think I can help the young kids and by the way they play, they can help me. They've surprised me in how talented they are. Even though they're very young, they make plays like they've been in the league 10 years. I had no idea." The veteran winger has collected four goals and 12 points in 14 games with the Panthers.
    Today, 8:32 am
  • Voracek still in running for Art Ross Trophy
    Jakub Voracek might become the first Philadelphia Flyers player to win the Art Ross Trophy.

    Advice: Eric Lindros came the closest with 70 points in 1995. That was enough to tie Jaromir Jagr at the top of the scoring race, but Lindros loss the Art Ross Trophy because he had fewer goals. This time around Voracek is three points behind Sidney Crosby in the scoring race. Voracek has 21 goals and 76 points in 76 games.
    Today, 7:11 am
  • Teddy Purcell gets an assist against Colorado
    Teddy Purcell had an assist in a 4-1 win against Colorado on Monday.

    Advice: Purcell has recorded at least a point in back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 3-9. He has 10 goals and 32 points in 76 contests in 2014-15.
    Today, 6:49 am
  • Sam Gagner gets an assist vs. Buffalo
    Sam Gagner had an assist in a 4-1 loss to Buffalo.

    Advice: Gagner has recorded a point in three of his last four games. He has 13 goals and 38 points in 76 contests in 2014-15.
    Today, 6:23 am
  • Brian Gionta nets two more points in victory
    Brian Gionta collected a short-handed goal and an assist, both into empty nets, to finish off Monday's 4-1 victory over Arizona.

    Advice: Gionta has now recorded two points in three of his last four games, with four goals and six points during that time. The Sabres Captain now owns 11 goals and 28 points this season, his worst season total in which he's played at least 60 games since 2006-07.
    Today, 12:18 am
  • Andrew Miller now has points in three games
    Andrew Miller, who went pointless over his first three NHL games, now has points in three straight.

    Advice: Miller recorded three assists during Monday's 4-1 victory over the Avalanche. He now has five assists and six points over his first six NHL games.
    Yesterday, 11:49 pm
  • Jiri Hudler scores two more points in victory
    Jiri Hudler scored two more points in Monday's 5-3 victory over Dallas.

    Advice: Hudler now has points in six of his last seven games, accumulating four goals and 11 points during that span. He posted 10 goals and 23 points over 15 games in the month of March, failing to record a point in just three of those games. Hudler continues to lead the team in goals with 29, assists with 42, and points with 71.
    Yesterday, 11:33 pm
  • Hossa leads Hawks past Kings with two points
    Marian Hossa helped lead the charge past the Kings Monday night with two points in the 4-1 win.

    Advice: Hossa who now has points in consecutive games, was responsible for the game's final tally. He sent a sweet wrister past Quick, and also received the primary assist in what proved to be the game's winning goal in Duncan Keith's power play marker. Hossa now has 22 goals and 57 points this season.
    Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Vrbata stays hot, nets two points in 4-1 win
    Radim Vrbata maintained his scoring ways in Monday's 4-1 win over the Blues.

    Advice: Vrbata recorded a goal and an assist for his fourth multi-point game over his last five. He's tallied three goals and nine points during that time. For the season Vrbata continues to lead the team with 31 goals, and ranks third on the team in points with 60.
    Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Tarasenko leaves Monday's game early
    Vladimir Tarasenko left Monday's game early with an injury to his right leg.

    Advice: Tarasenko played just 15:22 and didn't make a mark on the score card. The severity of his injury is not yet known, but the Blues may play it cautious with their leading scorer moving forward.
    Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Jooris, Bollig, and Potter scratched Monday
    Forwards Josh Jooris and Brandon Bollig and defenseman Corey Potter will be held out of Monday's game with the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: Jooris is the most notable name of the bunch here as he had skated in the last four Flames games but with Markus Granlund returning from an illness, he will be listed as a healthy scratch Monday. On the season he has 12 goals and 22 points in 56 games. Bollig will sit for a third consecutive game while Potter has played in just two games this season; his last being on March 3rd.
    Yesterday, 5:39 pm
  • Patrick Kane appears to be ahead of schedule
    It sounds like Patrick Kane (clavicle) is ahead of schedule and coach Joel Quenneville teased that there could be a very good update on the talented winger's status soon.

    Advice: "There's been some excellent progress," Quenneville said Monday. "It could be good news. We'll see." Kane has been skating regularly for nearly two weeks and he was on the ice again on Monday in full gear. He suffered a broken clavicle on Feb. 24, which required surgery to repair, and his initial return wasn't expected to be until mid-May. Stay tuned to see if that has changed.
    Yesterday, 3:57 pm
    Injured Reserve
  • J.T. Brown in the lineup Monday night
    J.T. Brown will be inserted into the LightningÂ’s lineup Monday night versus the Canadiens.

    Advice: Brown will dress Monday night as Tyler Johnson is unable to suit up after being sustaining an upper body injury. Brown has been a productive fourth liner for the Bolts this season, picking up three goals and nine points in 46 games played. He will most likely play the wing alongside Brandon Morrow and Brian Boyle.
    Yesterday, 3:12 pm
  • T.J. Oshie (illness) will return Monday
    T.J. Oshie (illness) will be back in the lineup on Monday.

    Advice: He sat out Saturday's match because he wasn't feeling well. Oshie has produced 19 goals and 51 points in 66 games this season.
    Yesterday, 9:09 am
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    T.J. Oshie StL - C,RW
  • Patric Hornqvist nets a goal vs. San Jose
    Patric Hornqvist scored a goal in a 3-2 shootout win over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.

    Advice: Hornqvist has 24 goals and 46 points in 58 contests this season. He would have likely surpassed his career-high of 53 points if injuries hadn't slowed him down. There's a good chance he'll set a new personal best in 2015-16 though.
    Yesterday, 7:26 am
  • Ryan Strome is on a three-game point streak
    Ryan Strome found the back of the net in a 5-4 win against Detroit Sunday night.

    Advice: Strome is on a three-game point streak. He has 16 goals and 48 points in 76 contests in 2014-15.
    Yesterday, 7:16 am
  • Fleischmann has four points in 11 Ducks games
    Tomas Fleischmann had an assist in Anaheim's 2-1 win over New Jersey on Sunday.

    Advice: Anaheim acquired Fleischmann from Florida in exchange for Dany Heatley and a third-round pick. Fleischmann has gone on to record a goal and four points in 11 games with the Ducks.
    Yesterday, 5:25 am
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