• Fails to extend tally streak
    Draisaitl registered a minus-2 rating during Monday's 3-2 loss to the visiting Capitals.

    Advice: Draisaitl, who was coming off a four-point effort Saturday, failed to score for the first time in six games Monday. The 27-year-old center was left off a scoresheet for just the fourth time in 26 games this season. Draisaitl, who recorded one shot, one hit and one block in 23:03 of ice time Monday, remains the NHL's second-leading scorer with 42 points, including 17 goals. Rotowire.com Today, 12:13 am
  • Nabs helper in overtime loss
    Evans produced an assist in Monday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Advice: Evans hasn't been able to do much on offense this season with just three assists in 25 outings. Two of those helpers have come in the last six games, but his bottom-six role doesn't lead to many good scoring chances. The 26-year-old could get a boost in usage if Sean Monahan (undisclosed) is forced to miss time after exiting Monday's game. Still, even more playing time is unlikely to make Evans worth a look in most fantasy formats. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:36 pm
  • Plucks apple Monday
    Armia notched an assist, two hits, two shots on goal and two PIM in Monday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Advice: Armia had no points in his first 12 outings of the season, but he's now logged assists in consecutive games. He helped out on a Christian Dvorak tally in the third period Monday. Armia typically adds a little offense with a physical playing style -- he had 14 points and 104 hits in 60 games last year. He often struggles to stay healthy. With two assists, 29 shots on net, six hits, nine blocked shots and a minus-4 rating in 14 outings this season, there are more productive depth wingers available on most waiver wires. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:34 pm
  • Hands out helper Monday
    Dadonov provided an assist in Monday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Advice: Dadonov set up Christian Dvorak for a game-tying goal in the third period. With a goal and an assist over his last two games, Dadonov is finally starting to look a bit more comfortable in the Canadiens' offense. The 33-year-old winger still has just four points through 21 outings, and he's added 28 shots on net, 14 blocked shots and a minus-9 rating. Name recognition only gets a player so far -- Dadonov's production won't be useful in many formats if he can't sustain his recent improvements. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:31 pm
  • Helps Caps win on road
    Lindgren made 28 saves during Monday's 3-2 victory over the Oilers.

    Advice: Lingren claimed his first decision since Nov. 7. The 28-year-old netminder entered Monday winless during his past four appearances but blanked the Oilers over the final 25 minutes, helping the Capitals improve to 4-8-3 on the road this season. With No. 1 netminder Darcy Kuemper sidelined with an upper-body injury, Hunter Shepard, the AHL's goalie of the month for November, served as Lindgren's backup. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:30 pm
  • Helpers in back-to-back games
    Matheson posted an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Advice: Matheson has assists in consecutive games for the first time this year. The 28-year-old has provided a significant boost to the Canadiens' blue line in terms of experience since his season debut Nov. 19. He's picked up a goal, three helpers, 20 shots on net and a minus-4 rating through eight contests while logging massive minutes in a top-four role. That's also included regular power-play time, so Matheson is worth a look in deeper fantasy formats if he can keep chipping in a point roughly every other game. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:28 pm
  • Puts up helper Monday
    Guhle notched an assist and two hits in Monday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Advice: Guhle set up a Nick Suzuki goal in the first period. With two assists in three games to begin December, Guhle is starting to find his way on offense again. The 20-year-old blueliner is up to 10 points, 22 shots on net, 55 hits, 42 blocked shots, 21 PIM and a minus-8 rating through 25 contests. He's logged steady top-four minutes, and unlike some of the Canadiens' other young blueliners, the rookie is expected to be a part of the lineup every game. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:25 pm
  • Dishes pair of assists
    Harris recorded two assists in Monday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Advice: Harris set up goals by Cole Caufield and Michael Pezzetta in the first period. This was Harris' fourth appearance in Montreal's last eight games -- the team is carrying eight defensemen, with many of the younger players rotating in and out of the lineup. With David Savard (upper body) hurt, that could allow Harris a more stable role in the short term. Harris has a goal, six assists, 28 shots on net, 35 blocked shots, 10 PIM and an even plus-minus rating through 21 outings. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:23 pm
  • Gets first goal of season
    Pezzetta scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Monday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Advice: Pezzetta tallied the fourth of the Canadiens' first-period tallies. That looked like it might be enough initially, as the Canucks swapped out Spencer Martin for Collin Delia in goal before going on an impressive comeback rally. Pezzetta's goal was his first point in 12 games this year. He's added 16 shots, 31 hits and a minus-2 rating in a fourth-line role. As long as the Canadiens' forward group is dealing with a handful of injuries, Pezzetta should have a steady spot in the lineup. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:20 pm