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  • Pearson snaps six-game point drought on Sat
    Tanner Pearson snapped his six-game point drought during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Senators.

    Advice: Pearson is now up to five helpers and 12 points in 25 games thus far. Unfortunately the 24-year-old has not quite lived up to the hype, and it may be time to hop off the bus. Today, 6:46 pm
  • Dustin Brown now with points in 3 of last 5
    Dustin Brown now has points in three of his last five games thanks to the helper he picked up in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Senators.

    Advice: The former captain is now up to eight helpers and 12 points in 27 games this season. Unfortunately, he's just not that valuable anymore. Today, 6:44 pm
  • Tom Pyatt nets 7th point of the season
    Tom Pyatt collected his seventh point of the season during Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Kings.

    Advice: Pyatt now has 61 points in 273 career NHL games, so we wouldn't expect much more from him. Today, 6:20 pm
  • Lightning put Vasilevskiy in net vs Penguins
    The Tampa Bay Lightning will put Andrei Vasilevskiy in net against the Penguins on Saturday night.

    Advice: Suddenly the young netminder has allowed 10 of his 22 goals against in the last three games, but he suffered just one loss over that span because one contest was a relief appearance and the other he was pulled from. For the season, he's been pretty good though, while posting a 6-2-1 record with a 2.27 GAA and .927 save percentage. Today, 2:31 pm
  • Brayden Schenn nets second career hat trick
    He did it again, Brayden Schenn collected his second career hat trick during Saturday's 4-2 win over the Stars.

    Advice: All three markers came on the power play as well. He's now up to seven goals with six coming with the extra-man. Schenn is also now up to 13 power play points, with 19 overall. Today, 1:42 pm
  • Rowe hopes to get Mahessault back vs Wild
    Coach Tom Rowe says that he hopes to have Jonathan Marchessault (lower body injury) back on Tuesday against the Wild.

    Advice: Which means he may only miss just one more game which would be tonight against the Canucks, bringing his absence to four straight. Marchessault has five goals and 10 points in 25 games thus far. Today, 10:37 am
  • Okposo: Sabres didn't play well on Friday
    Kyle Okposo wasn't impressed with the Sabres' effort in Friday's loss to the Washington Capitals.

    Advice: Buffalo gave up two power play goals in the game, but Okposo didn't like the team's overall effort either. "Obviously, it hurts giving up a couple PK goals, but I didn’t think we did enough to win the game," Okposo said. "We had a couple good shifts, some good spurts, but we just didn’t have that extra jam. The last few games we’ve had that push, and we just didn’t come with it." Today, 9:46 am
  • Lightning need to be more 'desperate'
    Brian Boyle says the Tampa Bay Lightning need to play with a little more urgency.

    Advice: The Lightning were expected to be legitimate cup contenders this year, but they've slumped to a 14-12-2 record so far. They've collected just three points in the standings over the last 16 days, which simply isn't good enough. "We need to be a little bit more desperate," said Boyle. "We need to understand where we're at. You are what your record says you are. And we've got a long ways to go." Today, 8:18 am
  • Erik Gudbranson returns to Florida
    Former Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson will be returning to Florida for the first time since being acquired by the Canucks.

    Advice: "I'm excited. It's going to be fun," Gudbranson said. "It's going to be really weird for sure. But it's going to be fun. I made a lot of friends there. I spent five good years there and went through some serious low times and some really good up times so I'm excited to be back." He played 309 games with the Panthers over five seasons. Today, 7:52 am
  • Eric Staal scores shootout winner vs. EDM
    Eric Staal scored the game-winning goal in the shootout during Friday's 3-2 win over the Oilers.

    Advice: With the Wild on the power play, Staal had an opportunity to end the game in overtime but he rang a shot off the post. He eventually made up for it later on. "I was disappointed not being able to finish it off in overtime," Staal said. "I wanted to make sure I buried it for the group." Jason Pominville and Chris Stewart also scored in the six-round shootout. Today, 7:24 am
  • Taylor Hall earns assist in 400th NHL game
    Taylor Hall skated in his 400th career game Friday night.

    Advice: He registered an assist in New Jersey's 4-1 loss to St. Louis to extend his point streak to four straight games. The 25-year-old winger has 20 points in 19 outings with the Devils and 384 points in his career. Today, 6:06 am
  • Hampus Lindholm scores GWG on Friday
    Hampus Lindholm scored the game-winning goal with just over five minutes remaining in the third period in a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday.

    Advice: Lindholm missed the start of the season due to a contract dispute and has really struggled to put up points after missing all of training camp. The former 6th overall pick brings a solid two-way game but only has three points in 15 games this season. His current pace of 0.2 points-per-game would be the lowest of his career. Rickard Rakell and Antoine Vermette also scored for the Ducks. Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Brent Burns scores in loss to Ducks
    Brent Burns scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

    Advice: The goal was already his 12th of the season, putting him on pace for an outstanding 36 goals this season. Burns has now moved up to 5th all-time in goals in the opening 27 games of a NHL season. If he can continue at this incredible pace, he would be the first defensemen to crack 30 goals since Mike Green did it for the Capitals during the 2008-09 season. Burns has arguably turned into the most valuable fantasy defenseman this season. Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Matt Dumba scores in shootout win over EDM
    Matt Dumba scored a goal in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers.

    Advice: Dumba's second-period goal tied the game at one. Nino Niederreiter and Jason Pominville picked up the assists on that goal. Dumba finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two penalty minutes, two shots on goal in 20:50. He has three goals and nine points in 26 games this season. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Keith Kinkaid allows four goals in loss
    Keith Kainkaid allowed four goals on 32 shots in Friday's 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

    Advice: This was New Jersey's first regulation loss at home this season. Cory Schneider wasn't very good in last night's loss to Montreal and Kinkaid failed to get the job done tonight. Kinkaid has a 3-2-2 record with a 2.79 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Kyle Okposo scores in loss to Capitals
    Kyle Okposo scored a goal in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

    Advice: With his team trailing 2-0 in the third period, Okposo managed to get the Sabres on the board with a power play goal. Rasmus Ristolainen and Ryan O'Reilly picked up the assists on the Sabres' only goal. Okposo has nine goals and nine assists in his first 26 games with Buffalo. Yesterday, 8:19 pm
  • Erik Gudbranson nets his first goal of 16-17
    Erik Gudbranson had a goal and an assist in the Canucks' 5-1 win on Thursday.

    Advice: The marker was Gudbranson's first of the season. In 336 career NHL games he's scored 12 goals. Yesterday, 8:28 am
  • Jonathan Marchessault may be back soon
    Jonathan Marchessault (lower body) may be ready to return soon.

    Advice: Interim bench boss Tom Rowe believes Marchessault should be back within the next three to five days. He has missed three games with a lower-body injury. Yesterday, 5:24 am
  • Taylor Hall picks up 2 points in loss to MTL
    Taylor Hall scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

    Advice: Hall helped set up Adam Henrique's first period goal that tied the game at one, and he picked up a marker of his own with his team trailing 4-1 at the time. The 25-year-old has now put together three consecutive multi-point efforts. He has eight goals and 19 points in 18 games this season. He's the best fantasy option on the Devils' roster and he needs to be started in all formats right now. Thursday, 9:59 pm
  • No Marchessault vs Penguins on Thursday
    Jonathan Marchessault won't play Thursday against Pittsburgh due to a lower body injury.

    Advice: Tough break for the Panthers, as there was word he might play after all. As it stands, Marchessault remains at 25 games played with 10 goals and 19 points and leads the Panthers in scoring. Thursday, 4:28 pm
  • Keith Kinkaid is expected to start on Friday
    Keith Kinkaid will be the Devils' starter Friday night.

    Advice: It will be the second half of a back-to-back set, so it's not too surprising that Kinkaid is getting some work. He has a 3-1-2 record, 2.59 GAA, and .928 save percentage in six games. Thursday, 8:09 am
  • Burns scores 11th goal of the season
    Brent Burns tied Wednesday night’s competition at the 6:30 minute mark of the third period, but two unanswered goals shifted to momentum to give the Ottawa Senators a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

    Advice: The defenseman Burns recorded five shots on goal in the game, which was second only to the forward Joe Pavelski. Burns has proved that the best defense is a good offence 23 times this season with his 11th goal scored Wednesday night and 12 prior assists. Wednesday, 11:12 pm
  • Eric Staal scores GWG in 3-2 win over TOR
    Eric Staal scored the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Advice: The Wild never trailed in this game, as they jumped out to 2-0 and 3-1 leads in the game. Staal's had an up and down season, but for the most part, he's been a solid signing. He's picked up at least one point in five of his last seven games, and he's now up to six goals and 18 points in 25 games this season. Jason Zucker and Chris Stewart also found the back of the net for Minnesota tonight. Wednesday, 7:50 pm
  • Matt Dumba off Minnesota's 2nd PP unit
    Matt Dumba was removed from the second power-play unit during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Jason Pominville replaced him on the point. Minnesota hasn't scored on the power play in nine opportunities during the team's road trip. Wednesday, 9:17 am
  • Taylor Hall defends hit on Philip Larsen
    Taylor Hall defended his hit on Philip Larsen following Tuesday's game.

    Advice: Hall smashed Larsen behind the net during the contest and the head appeared to be the principal point of contact. At the same time, Larsen's head was down and it didn't look like Hall was targeting the head. Larsen was taken off the ice on a stretcher, but fortunately the Canucks reported that he was alert and had full motion. "I tried to keep all my extremities kind of in close and I just wanted to make contact chest to chest and sometimes it doesn’t work out like that," Hall said. Wednesday, 6:30 am
  • Taylor Hall is a man on fire
    Taylor Hall is a man who is allergic to staying off the scoreboard.

    Advice: In fact with his goal and assist during Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Canucks, Hall now has a trio of multi-point games over his last four. For the season he's up to seven goals and 17 points in 17 games. Tuesday, 9:28 pm
  • Kyle Okposo scores in a losing effort Monday
    Kyle Okposo netted a goal in Buffalo's 3-2 loss to Washington Monday night.

    Advice: Zemgus Girgensons also scored a goal for the Sabres. Rasmus Ristolainen, Derek Grant, William Carrier, and Ryan O'Reilly each recorded an assist. Monday, 7:32 pm
  • Marchessault DTD with lower body injury
    Jonathan Marchessault is considered day-to-day with a lower body injury.

    Advice: Through 25 games this season the breakout sensation for the Panthers has posted 10 goals and 19 points along with 12 PIMs and 37 hits. That'll make fantasy owners happy across the land. Sunday, 11:50 am
  • Vasilevskiy may start Sunday v Hurricanes
    Andrei Vasilevskiy may get the start Sunday afternoon against the Hurricanes.

    Advice: The Lightning are playing on back-to-back days and Ben Bishop was in goal Saturday night against the Capitals, so it is reasonable to presume Vasilevskiy will get the start Sunday. However, the youngster is coming off two bad outings and Bishop was outstanding in a 2-1 shootout win over Washington, so it is far from cerrtain Vasilevskiy will get this start. We will update you before game time. Sunday, 8:30 am
  • Brian Boyle scores winning goal in shootout
    Brian Boyle scored in the fourth round of a shootout as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 Saturday night.

    Advice: The pressure was on Boyle as the Lightning were back on their heels with a four-game losing streak. During this stretch, the Bolts scored only one goal in two of their contests, but the other two losses came with three goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 25th and the St Louis Blues on Thursday. Nikita Kucherov scored the lone goal for Tampa Bay in regulation. Saturday, 7:11 pm
  • Taylor Hall records 3 points Saturday
    Taylor Hall is back, baby.

    Advice: Hall produced a goal and two helpers during the 5-4 overtime victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. He now has points in four of his last five games. For the season, he has six goals and 15 points in 16 games thus far. Saturday, 5:21 pm
  • Kinkaid stops 38 win over Preds
    Keith Kinkaid's made 38 saves in a 5-4 OT win over the Predators on Saturday.

    Advice: The career backup has now seen 40-plus shots in three straight games. The win lifts his record to 3-1-2 with 16 goals against and a .928 save percentage this season. Saturday, 5:20 pm
  • Brayden Schenn scores first goal in 10 games
    Brayden Schenn scored his first goal in 10 games to cap off the Flyers' 3-1 win over the Blackhawks on Saturday.

    Advice: The young veteran picked up four helpers during the goal drought. He's now up to four goals an 15 points in 23 games this season. Saturday, 3:57 pm
  • Devils tab Keith Kinkaid vs Predators on Sat
    The Devils will go with Keith Kinkaid against the Predators on Saturday.

    Advice: He's allowed at least three goals in three of his five games this season, with a pair of one-goal games against Carolina and Buffalo. Depending on what you think of Nashville, this may be one to avoid. Saturday, 9:16 am
  • Wild top line wasn't very good on Friday
    The Wild's top line of Eric Staal, Charlie Coyle and Zach Parise wasn't very good in Friday's shootout loss to Calgary, per head coach Bruce Boudreau.

    Advice: Boudreau called his team "sluggish" after the game and he didn't hesitate to call out his top line. "They weren’t very good," Boudreau said of the first line. "They’ve got to get going on their own. We can prod them, but in the end, we need those guys to be our best players, or we’re not going to have success." The trio had two even-strength shots on goals and no points. Saturday, 8:12 am
  • Brent Burns nets his 10th goal of 2016-17
    Brent Burns scored a goal in the Sharks' 2-1 win over Montreal on Friday.

    Advice: Burns has found the back of the net in four of his last seven games. He has 10 goals and 22 points in 25 contests in 2016-17. Saturday, 8:02 am
  • Taylor Hall gets regular ice time in return
    Taylor Hall logged 19:49 minutes in his return from arthroscopic surgery.

    Advice: Hall was only out for about two weeks, which is significantly less than he was expected to miss. Despite that, he certainly wasn't eased back into the lineup. He finished with no points and a minus-two rating in the Devils' 4-3 loss. Friday, 8:19 am
  • Vasilevskiy stumbles in second chance outing
    Andrei Vasilevskiy got the opportunity to make his second start in a row Thursday to try to bounce back from a tough outing against Columbus on Tuesday.

    Advice: "Vasilevskiy's played extremely well. We've been on a little bit of a tough run here," coach Jon Cooper said. "'Vasy' is on the wrong end of a tough one. We've gone back to 'Bish' on those. We're going back with Vasy in this situation." He permitted five goals on 38 shots to the Blue Jackets and he was pulled against St. Louis after he allowed four goals on 16 shots. Tampa Bay has lost four straight games and the team needs better goaltending from Vasilevskiy and Ben Bishop. Friday, 5:58 am
  • Vasilevskiy yanked vs Blues after 4 goals
    Andrei Vasilevskiy was yanked for the first time this season after he gave up four goals to the Blues on Thursday.

    Advice: The young netminder hasn't fared well in his last two outings and he stopped just 12 of 16 including just two of five on the kill. He barely made it into the second period, but look for a rebound from him next time out. Thursday, 10:50 pm
  • Marchessault lifts point streak to three game
    Jonathan Marchessault's point streak is now up to three games.

    Advice: Marchessault's helper now gives him a goal and three points during the streak. He has 10 goals and 19 points this season, matching his career total coming into the season. Thursday, 10:40 pm
  • Vasilevskiy indeed facing Blues on Thursday
    Confirming an earlier note, Andrei Vasilevskiy will indeed will be facing the Blues on Thursday.

    Advice: Just once this season have more than three pucks beaten the young netminder in a game, and it was on Tuesday. Before then he'd allowed just three goals in a four-game winning streak. So we'd feel comfortable with him in net tonight. Thursday, 3:16 pm
  • Taylor Hall (knee) is ready to play Thursday
    Devils coach John Hynes confirmed that Taylor Hall (knee) will return on Thursday.

    Advice: Hall already declared himself good to go, so this announcement doesn't come as a surprise. It is still impressive though given that he only had arthroscopic surgery about two weeks ago. "I don't think I'm rushing anything," Hall said recently. "I'm not being pressured to play any quicker than I have to. I've been able to heal quickly and I've worked hard to put myself in this spot and get back as soon as I can." Thursday, 12:37 pm
  • Taylor Hall (knee) expected to play Thursday
    Taylor Hall (knee) said he's good to return on Thursday.

    Advice: If Hall is able to play Thursday then he'll be returning roughly two weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus. He has five goals and 12 points in 14 contests in 2016-17. Thursday, 10:13 am
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy will likely start Thursday
    Look for Andrei Vasilevskiy to get the nod on Thursday.

    Advice: Vasilevskiy was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate, which is usually a good way of telling who will start. He has a 1.89 GAA and .940 save percentage in nine games this season, but he surrendered five goals in his last contest. Thursday, 10:09 am
  • Brayden Schenn happy to be centering line
    Brayden Schenn is happy to be serving as a center again.

    Advice: Schenn was playing in the middle on Tuesday and continued to serve in that role during Wednesday's practice. "Center is a natural, comfortable position for me," Schenn said. "It was a good adjustment to get me off the wing. It wasn’t working. I wasn’t moving my feet enough. Center gets me in the middle of the ice and moving around more." Although center is Schenn's natural position, he's spent more time serving as a winger with the Flyers over the years. We'll have to wait and see if this is a long-term change. Thursday, 8:20 am
  • Coach Boudreau calls out Wild top line
    Coach Bruce Boudreau called out Minnesota's top line on Wednesday.

    Advice: The trio of Eric Staal, Zach Parise and Charlie Coyle didn't look good during a video session before Wednesday's practice. They know they have to be better and Boudreau expects them to be. "They're good players and they're all professional and they're going to get back on track," said the Wild bench boss. "We'd like to see, and we haven't seen it too often, that all the lines are going at the same time." Thursday, 6:26 am
  • Dustin Brown scores only goal for Kings
    Dustin Brown scored the only LA Kings goal Wednesday night as they lost a 4-1 contest to the San Jose Sharks.

    Advice: Brown’s goal was scored at the 3:01 minute mark of the second during a power play. He has not been particularly productive this year with only three previous goals and six assists. Wednesday night’s goal snapped a five-game point-less streak. It might not be time to form a bandwagon just yet because his most recent goal previous to this one stood alone with a three-game streak without a goal preceding it. Wednesday, 10:52 pm
  • Brayden Schenn to center second line
    Brayden Schenn skated between Travis Konecny and Wayne Simmonds at practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been playing in the middle of wingers like Chris VandeVelde, Roman Lyubimov, Matt Read and Dale Weise lately, but he is getting a chance to center the second line now. "Hopefully, this gives us some more 5-on-5 scoring," said Schenn. "I'm at the center spot and playing with two great wingers. Hopefully, the three of us can click and make it happen." Wednesday, 1:36 pm
  • Kyle Okposo earns goal, assist Tuesday night
    Kyle Okposo picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 win against Ottawa.

    Advice: Both of his points came on the power play. Okposo has seven goals and eight helpers after 21 games this season. Wednesday, 6:50 am
  • Burns burns the Yotes 19 seconds into OT
    It took only 19 seconds of overtime for Brent Burns to fire the game winning shot past Mike Smith as the San Jose Sharks beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 Tuesday night.

    Advice: The defenseman now has nine goals and 12 assists for the year with 95 shots on goal, making him a solid fantasy selection. Tuesday, 9:47 pm
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