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  • Nick Leddy scores opening goal in OTL vs. PHI
    Nick Leddy scored his eighth goal of the season in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers on Sunday.

    Advice: Leddy's unassisted marker in the first period was his eighth goal and 24th point in 44 games this season. With two assists on Saturday in LA, it was a three-point weekend for the veteran blueliner. Today, 7:26 pm
  • Calvert scores in return to lineup on Sunday
    Matt Calvert scored in his return to the lineup during Sunday's 7-6 overtime win over the Senators.

    Advice: He was a scratch for Saturday's contest against Carolina. It was just the sixth goal of the season and eighth point through 39 games for the winger. Today, 5:37 pm
  • Zack Smith tallies three points in loss
    It wasn't Zack Smith's fault the Senators fell to the Blue Jackets 7-6 on Sunday in overtime.

    Advice: Smith scored twice and added an assist for good measure, bringing his season's sum to 11 goals and 22 points in 43 games this season. Today, 5:22 pm
  • Del Zotto scratched vs Islanders on Sunday
    Michael Del Zotto has been made a late scratch against the Islanders on Sunday.

    Advice: Through 30 games the offensive defender has posted 10 points along with 59 blocks and 110 htis. Today, 2:59 pm
  • Matt Calvert returns Sunday vs Ottawa
    Matt Calvert will return to the lineup on Sunday against Ottawa.

    Advice: Through 38 games this season the 27-year-old winger has posted just seven points along with 32 hits and 40 blocks. Today, 1:08 pm
  • Weise, Schultz out vs Isles on Sun
    Dale Weise and Nick Schultz will each be scratched against the Islanders on Sunday.

    Advice: Weise leads the group in terms of fantasy value. Through 41 games he has five points with 15 PIMS and 82 hits. Schultz meanwhile has posted four points with 22 hits and 29 blocks in 13 games. Today, 11:59 am
  • Erik Condra clears waivers on Sunday
    Erik Condra cleared waivers on Sunday.

    Advice: Which means he's eligible to be sent back to AHL Syracuse, his most likely next destination. Nothing is official just yet, so don't be too surprise if he sticks with the club a little longer. Condra is pointless through 10 games with the Lightning this season. Today, 11:23 am
  • Matt Calvert scratched vs Ottawa on Sunday
    Matt Calvert will be scratched against Ottawa on Sunday.

    Advice: Through 38 games this season the 27-year-old winger has posted just seven points along with 32 hits and 40 blocks. Today, 11:18 am
  • Jake Allen to join his teammates on Monday
    Jake Allen will join the rest of his teammates on Monday.

    Advice: He did not travel to Winnipeg as he needed some time to reset after a series of horrible starts. Hopefully the time away from the ice did Allen some good. It is not clear if Allen will get the start against the Penguins on Tuesday, however. Today, 10:13 am
  • Colin Wilson (LBI) skating Sunday
    Colin Wilson (lower body) skated Sunday morning, but he didn't take part in line rushes.

    Advice: Well that is a good sign as Wilson attempts to come back from his latest injury---a lower body one. That said, there is no timetable for his return so consider Wilson day-to-day for now. Today, 10:01 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Benn sustains broken nose but returns
    Jamie Benn sustained a broken nose in Saturday night's game against Washington.

    Advice: The good news is that after he sustained the break he returned to action with a visor on. It looks like Benn will be able to continue playing with the injury, although it may slightly impact his effectiveness. Today, 9:35 am
  • Lehner save in OT has everyone in disbelief
    Robin Lehner's save in overtime off an Alex Galchenyuk shot made it possible for the Sabres to defeat the Canadiens Saturday night.

    Advice: If you haven't seen this glove stop, you're missing something. Lehner dove, avoided Evander Kane who was in the crease, and prevented Galchenyuk from scoring into what was seemingly an open net. Here is a link to the stop. Today, 6:55 am
  • Mikkel Boedker back on second unit
    Mikkel Boedker is playing on the second line with Logan Couture and Joonas Donskoi.

    Advice: Boedker got off to a horrific start to the season but has played better with four of his six goals coming earlier in the month. He has not picked up a point in his last five games but that seems to be the norm for Boedker this season. He will lose his spot as a top-six forward once Tomas Hertl and/or Timo Meier return from injury. Today, 6:28 am
  • White-hot John Tavares scores again Saturday
    John Tavares scored a power play goal Saturday in a 4-2 win over the Kings.

    Advice: Tavares has been white-hot of late with eight goals in his last five games. He chipped in with an assist as well Saturday and it was his first helper in the five games. Tavares is up to 19 goals and 36 points this season and is a must-start in pools. Today, 5:55 am
  • OT triumph gives Martin Jones his 24th win
    Martin Jones continues to deliver at more or less the same level as his outstanding first season with the Sharks during his second campaign as their No. 1 guy.

    Advice: Jones nabbed a win on Saturday as San Jose edged the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime. He's now 24-14-2 with a solid .917 save percentage and nice 2.24 GAA. It's plausible that he'll match or best 37 wins, the career-high he set last season. The Sharks took a leap of faith with Jones (he only had 34 games of experience at the NHL level before joining San Jose) and that's been looking like a wise decision. Yesterday, 11:44 pm
  • Oilers quickly chase Chad Johnson on Saturday
    It was a short appearance for Chad Johnson on Saturday, as he was a big reason why the Calgary Flames fell 7-3 to the Edmonton Oilers.

    Advice: Johnson stopped one of four shots on goal in just under six minutes of ice time before the Flames saw enough. Brian Elliott had a rough game, too, giving up three goals on 26 shots. Johnson wasn't tagged with the loss, but you can say that he's either lost or had a rough night in three of his last four appearances. Elliott's likely in more control of the Flames' starting job at the moment. Yesterday, 11:36 pm
  • Jordan Eberle torches Flames with four points
    Jordan Eberle continues to put a slump behind him, most emphatically doing so on Saturday with a four-point output in the Edmonton Oilers' 7-3 win against the Calgary Flames.

    Advice: He generated two goals and two assists in this one, managing a +2 rating and six SOG in just 15:39 TOI. Eberle now has six points in his last four games to give him 32 on the season. Yesterday, 11:23 pm
  • Robin Lehner saves 36 in win over Habs
    Robin Lehner blocked 36 shots and allowed two goals as the Sabres defeated the Canadiens 3-2 Saturday night.

    Advice: Lehner recorded a save percentage of .947 in Saturday’s win and that was the ninth time in the past 11 games that he cracked the .900 mark. In those games, he has faced an average of 33.5 goals per game and that has allowed him to accumulate fantasy points. He also has earned a GAA of 3.00 or greater in six of those contests, which compares unfavorably to his season total of 2.54. Yesterday, 8:50 pm
  • Zack Smith, Senators, working to strike deal
    There's mutual interest between Zack Smith and the Senators to work out a new contract.

    Advice: Smith is eligible for unrestricted free agency after the season. "I want to be here. My plans haven’t been to be anywhere else and we’ve made that clear," Smith said. "We’re pretty confident we’ll get something done here." GM Pierre Dorion has also confirmed that he met with Smith's agent Allain Roy on Jan. 17th when the club was in St. Louis. Word is that the two sides are working on a deal that's four years in length. The 28-year-old is in the final season of his current four-year pact which is worth $7.75M. He has scored 49 goals and 80 points while winning 51.8% of his draws and throwing 488 hits over that span, in which he's been healthy for three of those campaigns. More to come. Yesterday, 3:32 pm
  • Weise, Manning, Schultz out vs Devils on Sat
    Dale Weise, Brandon Manning and Nick Schultz will each be scratched against the Devils on Saturday.

    Advice: Through 41 games this season Weise has posted just five points with 15 PIMs and 82 hits. Manning meanwhile has picked up nine points with 40 PIMs and 76 hits. Schultz finally has put together four points with 22 hits and 29 blocks in 13 games. Yesterday, 3:08 pm
  • Robin Lehner will face Montreal on Saturday
    Robin Lehner will face Montreal on Saturday.

    Advice: Lehner has quietly put together a quality season for the Sabres thus far. He owns a 10-12-5 record with a 2.54 GAA and a .920 save percentage. He's a bit worse for wear on the road however, posting a 5-5-3 record with a .916 SV% and 36 goals against in 15 games. Yesterday, 1:59 pm
  • Matt Calvert scratched vs Carolina on Sat
    Matt Calvert will be scratched against Carolina on Saturday.

    Advice: It's been a trying season for the winger, who has just seven points along with 32 hits and 40 blocks in 38 games thus far. Yesterday, 1:29 pm
  • Martin Jones in net vs Colorado on Saturday
    Martin Jones will be in net against Colorado on Saturday.

    Advice: Though he's only played one fewer game at home, Jones has played much better at home than on the road. In 19 games he's 12-6-1 with a .920 save percentage and a 2.12 GAA. Yesterday, 11:29 am
  • Lightning waive Erik Condra on Saturday
    On Saturday the Lightning waived Erik Condra.

    Advice: Assuming he clears waivers, expect Condra to be sent back to AHL Syracuse. He has seven goals and 23 points in 24 games down on the farm, though he's pointless in 10 games with the Lightning this season. Yesterday, 9:36 am
  • Stars top scorers haven't been as good
    The Dallas Stars have seen a decrease in production from their top players.

    Advice: Last season, Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza combined to score 107 goals. This year, they're on pace to find the back of the net just 60 times. Spezza, in particular, has struggled pretty badly, as he has no goals in his last 11 contests. "We need to be better all over the ice," Spezza said. "We have lots of chances, and we need to score on our individual chances. When you have chances, you need to bury it." Yesterday, 8:28 am
  • Chad Johnson will start on Saturday
    Chad Johnson will play between the pipes in Saturday's contest against Edmonton.

    Advice: That will be Johnson's third consecutive start. He has a 16-11-1 record, 2.31 GAA, and .920 save percentage in 28 contests in 2016-17. Friday, 1:42 pm
  • Jake Allen will stay home so he can reset
    Jake Allen will not travel with the Blues to Winnipeg even though he's healthy.

    Advice: The Blues want to give Allen a chance to reset after he had to be pulled in his last three starts. St. Louis still regards Allen as its long-term starting goaltender though. Pheonix Copley was called up, so he'll join the Blues for Saturday's game. That being said, the Blues haven't made a decision as to who their starter will be. Friday, 11:15 am
  • Chad Johnson struggles in loss to Calgary
    Chad Johnson allowed all four goals in a 4-3 Calgary loss to Nashville on Thursday.

    Advice: He made 17 saves in a game that saw the Flames spot the Predators a 4-0 lead before Calgary finally got on the score sheet late in the third period. Despite the poor start, he's been good this year with 16 wins to go with a 2.31 GAA and .920 save percentage in 28 appearances for the Flames. Thursday, 10:52 pm
  • Jake Allen pulled (again) in loss to Capitals
    Jake Allen got the hook in Thursday's game against the Washington Capitals.

    Advice: Allen was yanked at the 7:33 mark of the second period after he allowed a fourth goal on the 10th shot he faced. The Blues ended up losing the game 7-3, but backup goalie Carter Hutton allowed the last three goals. Allen has now been pulled in each of his last three starts. He has a 17-12-3 record with a 2.85 goals-against-average and a .897 save percentage in 2016-17. We don't recommend using him in standard fantasy leagues right now. Thursday, 8:35 pm
  • Tavares scores 2G, including SHG in shutout
    John Tavares scored two goals, including one on the penalty kill in a 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday.

    Advice: Tavares and Greiss came up huge to deliver interim head coach Dough Weight a win on his head coaching debut. Tavares picked up a loose puck just inside his own blue line before springing free on a breakaway where he beat Kari Lehtonen with a nice move. It was his first career shorthanded goal. Tavares is up to 18 goals and 34 points in 43 games this season. His current pace (0.79 points-per-game) would give him his lowest points-per-game total since his rookie year (0.66). Look for a big second half of the season from the Islanders' captain. Thursday, 7:13 pm
  • Condra, Dotchin out vs Sharks on Thursday
    Erik Condra and Jake Dotchin will be scratched from Thursday's match with the Sharks.

    Advice: The 30-year-old winger is still looking for his first points of the season through 10 games with the Lightning however, Condra does have seven goals and 23 points in 24 games down on the farm. Dotchin meanwhile is having his third straight quality season with the Crunch down in the AHL, posting 12 points with 77 PIMs in just 33 games. Thursday, 6:33 pm
  • St. Louis will start Jake Allen on Thursday
    Jake Allen will get the start on Thursday.

    Advice: Allen will attempt to end his three-game losing streak. He has a 2.76 GAA and .900 save percentage in 33 contests this season. Thursday, 10:17 am
  • Chad Johnson will start Thursday night
    Chad Johnson will be the Calgary Flames' starter on Thursday.

    Advice: Johnson will be making his sixth start in the span of seven games. He has a 2.24 GAA and .923 save percentage in 27 contests in 2016-17. Thursday, 9:51 am
  • J. Eberle finally ends goal scoring drought
    Jordan Eberle has finally ended his goal scoring slump at 18 games.

    Advice: Eberle scored the game-tying goal in Edmonton's eventual 4-3 overtime win against Florida on Wednesday. "Yeah, I was pretty excited. It’s a relief. I haven’t scored in awhile and found a way to put it in. Over the last 10 games I’ve probably had more chances than I’ve ever had before," said Eberle. "You start to question yourself a bit but when one goes in, especially when it was to get it to overtime." It wouldn't be surprising if Eberle starts to heat up now that the burden of that drought has been lifted. Thursday, 5:34 am
  • Martin Jones had easy night in win over Kings
    Martin Jones faced only 24 shots Wednesday night and let two of them get past him as the Sharks prevailed over the Kings 3-2.

    Advice: Good defense has limited the number of shots against Jones twice in his last three games. He faced 25 against the Blues on Saturday and gave up three goals. He was a little busier Monday again the Jets, but let two pucks get past on 28 shots. Still, Jones and the Kings are winning. This was his fourth win in the past five games and that has made him worthwhile. Wednesday, 10:47 pm
  • Martin Jones to play against Kings Wednesday
    Martin Jones will face his former Los Angeles teammates on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He has a 5-2-2 record against the Kings in his career along with a 2.21 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. Jones posted his 22nd win in 38 games on Monday against Winnipeg. Wednesday, 3:08 pm
  • Jordan Eberle frustrated by goal slump
    Jordan Eberle admitted that his 18-game goal scoring drought has been frustrating.

    Advice: "I feel like the last 12 games I could have had 10 goals," Eberle said. "It’s just not going in. I’ve hit six or seven posts, had a couple of breakaways. Last game, I actually thought I scored on the breakaway. "Everyone goes through slumps, I’ve had stretches where I haven’t scored, but nothing like this. This is for sure the longest. It’s for sure frustrating." Eberle's next chance to end the drought will come Wednesday night against Florida. He'll be worth keeping an eye on when it does end because that might open the floodgates. Wednesday, 1:50 am
  • Chad Johnson gets win in easy game
    Chad Johnson faced only 22 shots Tuesday night as the Flames beat the Panthers 5-2.

    Advice: Johnson owes a big thank you to the offense for keeping the action on the other end of the ice, but he did his part as well and logged his fifth straight game with a save percentage above the .900 mark. His previous four efforts came in a .926 or greater. Johnson has momentum on his side. This was also his fifth straight game with a GAA of 2.09 or less. Tuesday, 9:43 pm
  • Robin Lehner gets the hook in loss to TOR
    Robin Lehner was pulled after allowing three goals on 16 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Toronto.

    Advice: Things looked good early on for Buffalo, as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period. Unfortunately for Lehner, the Leafs scored three goals in the second period, and the last one got him pulled from the game. The Sabres goalie pulled a tantrum on his team's bench after coach Dan Bylsma made the decision to go with Anders Nilsson. Lehner now owns a 10-12-5 record with a 2.54 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage. Tuesday, 7:40 pm
  • Jamie Benn scores 1G, 2A in win over NYR
    Jamie Benn scored a goal and two assists in Tuesday's crazy 7-6 win over the New York Rangers.

    Advice: Benn helped the Stars build up a 7-3 lead heading into the third period. Many suspected the game was over at that point, but that was far from the case. The Rangers cut the lead to 7-6 with just over 12 minutes remaining. Thankfully for Dallas, they were able to hang on by the skin of their teeth. Benn has 11 goals 38 points in 42 games this season. Patrick Sharp (2), Radek Faksa (2), Patrick Eaves (3), Cody Eakin (2) and Lauri Korpikoski (2) all had multi-point games for Dallas tonight. Tuesday, 7:06 pm
  • Chad Johnson will face Panthers Tuesday night
    Chad Johnson will be between the pipes Tuesday versus Florida.

    Advice: This will be his fifth start in the past six games. Johnson has allowed two goals or less in each of his last four outings (2-2-0). He owns a mark of 15-10-1 this season with a 2.25 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage. Tuesday, 12:26 pm
  • Robin Lehner will start Tuesday night
    Robin Lehner will be in goal for Buffalo again on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He turned aside 31 of 32 shots in a 4-1 win against Dallas on Monday afternoon and will start versus Toronto in the second half of the Sabres' back-to-back set. Lehner has 10 wins along with a 2.48 GAA and a .922 save percentage in 28 games this season. Tuesday, 10:03 am
  • Jamie Benn is frustrated with his struggles
    Jamie Benn does not like the way he has played this season.

    Advice: He frustration boiled over Monday against Buffalo when he snapped three sticks after he committed a bad turnover, which resulted in a goal by Jake McCabe. "It's pretty bad, and that's taking it easy on myself," Benn said. "I wish I could say how I really feel, but it's probably not good for TV." He has battled through some injuries again, but that isn't something new for the talented winger and he said they have not impacted his play. Benn has 10 goals and 35 points in 41 matches this year. Tuesday, 8:35 am
  • Jordan Eberle ends six-game point slump
    Jordan Eberle snapped his six-game point drought on Monday with an assist.

    Advice: Eberle's goal scoring slump extended to 18 games though despite firing four shots on goal. He has eight markers and 27 points in 46 contests in 2016-17. Tuesday, 1:31 am
  • M. Jones makes 26 saves as Sharks top Jets
    Martin Jones stopped 26 of 28 shots in a 5-2 victory against Winnipeg on Monday.

    Advice: Jones was just 2:36 minutes away from a shutout, but the Jets scored a pair of late goals to spoil that. Nevertheless, this ends Jones' run of four straight games where he allowed at least three goals. Jan 16, 3:41 pm
  • Robin Lehner stops 31 shots in win vs Stars
    Robin Lehner saved 31 of 32 shots in a 4-1 victory over Dallas Monday afternoon.

    Advice: Lehner returned to the Sabres' lineup after missing three games due to the flu. This was his second straight win, giving him a 10-12-5 record in 2016-17. Jan 16, 12:49 pm
  • Robin Lehner (flu) will get the nod on Monday
    Robin Lehner (flu) will play between the pipes on Monday.

    Advice: Lehner didn't participate in Buffalo's previous three games. He has a 2.53 GAA and .921 save percentage in 27 contests this season. Jan 16, 8:19 am
  • Mikkel Boedker moves up to the second line
    Mikkel Boedker saw second line time with Logan Couture and Kevin Labanc Saturday.

    Advice: The Sharks were shutout so Boedker did not hit the scoresheet but he has looked very good this past week with four goals and an assist in his previous three games. He has only six goals and 13 points this season but certainly appears to be coming out of his season long funk. Jan 15, 7:23 am
  • Jamie Benn recorded an assist on Saturday
    Jamie Benn picked up an assist in the Stars' 5-4 loss to Minnesota on Saturday.

    Advice: Benn has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last six contests. He's up to 10 goals and 35 points in 40 games this season, which puts him just outside of the top-30 in the scoring race. Jan 15, 1:39 am
  • Robin Lehner is likely over the flu
    Robin Lehner is presumably ready to return after dealing with the flu.

    Advice: That's based on the fact that the Sabres sent Linus Ullmark to the minors, leaving the team with two goaltenders including Lehner. It's possible that the Sabres will still recall Ullmark or another netminder prior to Monday's game, but it seems likely that Lehner is simply healthy enough to play now. Jan 15, 1:20 am
  • Martin Jones falls to 21-14-2 on the season
    Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks couldn't handle the St. Louis Blues, falling 4-0 on Saturday.

    Advice: Jones himself allowed three goals on 25 shots, dropping his 2016-17 season record to 21-14-2. With a .916 save percentage and 2.26 GAA, Jones is doing an adequate though unspectacular job so far for the Sharks this season. Jan 14, 10:53 pm
  • John Tavares scores twice in loss to Canes
    John Tavares scored the first and final goals for the Islanders, but it was not enough as they lost a 7-4 contest to the Hurricanes.

    Advice: Tavares got the Islanders on the board first with a goal at the 4:16 mark of the first. He scored again at the 1:08 mark of the third to tie the game at 4-4, but three unanswered points by the Canes deflated the Islanders. This is the second consecutive night Tavares scored more than one goal in a game with Friday night’s hat trick against the Panthers. Jan 14, 6:49 pm
  • Confirmed, Martin Jones in net vs Blues
    It's confirmed that Martin Jones will be in net against the Blues on Saturday.

    Advice: The stalwart netminder has posted a 21-13-2 record with a 2.24 GAA and an .917 save percentage so far this season. Jan 14, 11:50 am
  • Martin Jones probable for Saturday night
    Martin Jones will probably be back in goal against the Blues Saturday night.

    Advice: He got Wednesday night off as Aaron Dell started against the Flames. Jonesis coming off a 33-save, 5-3 win over the Oilers on Tuesday and for the season has a 21-13-2 record with a 2.24 GAA and an .917 SP. Jan 14, 9:49 am
  • Del Zotto, Manning scratched vs Bruins on Sat
    Michael Del Zotto and Brandon Manning will be scratched against the Bruins on Saturday afternoon.

    Advice: Both defenders have had a nice season thus far. Del Zotto has posted 10 points along with 55 blocks and 97 hits in 27 games this season. Meanwhile Manning has posted nine points along with 34 blocks, 38 PIMs and 74 hits in 38 games. Jan 14, 8:44 am
  • Chad Johnson allows only 2 goals in loss
    Chad Johnson allowed two goals on 36 shots in a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils.

    Advice: It's been a whirlwind season for Johnson so far. He appeared to wrestle the starting job away from Brian Elliot, then lost it, and he now appears to have won it back after starting four straight games for the Flames. It appears that coach Glen Gulutzan is set on riding the hot hand in goal and Johnson has been overall the far superior and consistent goaltender for the Flames this year. The loss drops his record to 15-10-1 with a 2.25 goals against average and a .924 save percentage. Jan 13, 9:09 pm
  • John Tavares scores hat trick in win over FLA
    John Tavares scored a hat trick in Friday's 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

    Advice: Tavares' goals gave the Islanders 2-0, 4-2 and 5-2 leads. The Islanders' captain finished the night with a plus-3 rating and six shots on goal, while winning 75 percent of his face-offs. Tavares' fantasy owners will welcome tonight's production, as he had found the back of the net just two times in his previous 12 games. Tavares has 14 goals and 30 points in 40 games this season. Hopefully this is the turning point of his year. Jan 13, 8:23 pm
  • Condra, Witkowski out vs Columbus on Friday
    Erik Condra and Luke Witkowski will be scratched against Columbus on Friday.

    Advice: There's just one point between them through 18 combined games, and it isn't a goal. Unfortunately, that's also about the extent of their production at the NHL level. Jan 13, 4:39 pm
  • Colin Wilson (LBI) is on the IR list
    Colin Wilson (lower body) has been put on the injured reserve list.

    Advice: The move is presumably retroactive to Jan. 6. Wilson has six goals and 17 points in 38 games this season. Jan 13, 10:19 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Flames will start Chad Johnson Friday
    Chad Johnson will get the start on Friday against New Jersey.

    Advice: Johnson was the first goalie off the ice this morning, which is usually a sign of who the starter will be. If he does get the nod then he'll be making his fourth consecutive start. Jan 13, 10:05 am
  • Tampa Bay calls up Erik Condra
    Erik Condra has been summoned by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Advice: Condra has seven goals and 23 points in 24 AHL contests in 2016-17. He's also appeared in eight games with Tampa Bay, but hasn't recorded an NHL point this season. Jan 13, 9:02 am
  • Jordan Eberle extends goal scoring drought
    Jordan Eberle's goal drought was extended on Thursday after he connected with the post in the second period.

    Advice: Eberle could have certainly used a bit of puck luck as now his slump has extended to 16 games. Eventually he'll find the back of the net again and when it happens, he might get pretty hot to make up for lost time. Jan 13, 8:11 am
  • Jake Allen's struggles continue
    Jake Allen has been pulled three times in his last five starts.

    Advice: He was yanked for a second straight game Thursday night after he allowed three goals on just 15 shots. "We've been beating the deadhorse on we need better goaltending, but it seems like right now we're at a stage where every mistake goes in our net," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "When we make mistakes, it's in the back of our net and we're facing off at center ice." Allen's numbers have eroded to a 2.76 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage in 33 appearances. Jan 13, 7:24 am
  • Colin Wilson sits Thursday due to LBI
    Colin Wilson has missed the last three games because of a lower-body injury.

    Advice: He hasn't been in the lineup since Jan. 6 and is listed as day-to-day. Wilson has six goals and 17 points in 38 games this season. Jan 13, 7:17 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Jamie Benn 'OK' in return to lineup
    Jamie Benn didn't record a point in his return to the lineup from a foot injury, but he played well in the Stars' 5-2 victory over Detroit.

    Advice: He had one shot and four hits in 18:37 of ice time after sitting out four matches. Coach Lindy Ruff called Benn's performance "OK." The Stars bench boss doesn't think Benn is back to 100 percent yet, so he should still have more to give. Jan 13, 6:53 am
  • Jake Allen gets the hook in blowout loss
    Jake Allen was pulled early in the second period after allowing three goals on 15 shots in a blowout loss to Los Angeles.

    Advice: The Blues number one has struggled, allowing three goals in four of his last five starts while picking up just one win. The 26-year-old has a pedestrian 2.76 GAA and .900 save percentage to go with 17 wins in 33 starts. Carter Hutton allowed two goals on 13 shots in relief. Jan 12, 11:37 pm
  • Jake Allen will guard StL's crease on Thurs
    Jake Allen will guard the Blues' crease on Thursday against the Kings.

    Advice: Allen stopped all 27 shots the Kings sent his way earlier in the season, which bodes well for the struggling netminder. He's fared much better against Western foes, posting a 11-6-2 record with a .906 save percentage and a 2.52 GAA. Jan 12, 5:38 pm
  • Matt Calvert (illness) should play on Friday
    Matt Calvert (illness) is expected to play on Friday.

    Advice: That's a pleasant surprise as Calvert was originally regarded as questionable for Friday and Saturday's contests. As it is, it looks like he'll return after only missing one game. Jan 12, 1:15 pm
  • Jamie Benn (foot) will be back on Thursday
    Jamie Benn (foot) will rejoin the Stars on Thursday.

    Advice: Benn is rejoining the Stars after four games on the sidelines. He was on a four-game point streak before getting hurt, so we'll see if he can pick up right where he left off. He has 10 goals and 34 points in 38 contests in 2016-17. Jan 12, 9:25 am
  • Jordan Eberle's goals slump is at 15 games
    Jordan Eberle's goal scoring slump is up to 15 games.

    Advice: "I feel the pressure of not scoring," said Eberle. "The law of averages says they’ll start going in soon. I’m about 13 per cent (shooting percentage) normally. I’m a strong believer in everything equals out. The positive thing is we’re in a playoff spot and the team hasn’t really needed my offence." Eberle's correct that his career average is a 13.5 shooting percentage. He's down to 7.5% this season and has just eight goals in 43 games. Not counting the lockout shortened campaign, he's never scored less than 18 goals in a single season and he's finished with between 24 and 28 markers in each of his last three campaigns. Jan 12, 7:57 am
  • Chad Johnson blocks 25 in win over Sharks
    Chad Johnson faced 27 shots Wednesday night and let two get past him as the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2.

    Advice: This was the second straight night that Johnson made 25 saves on 27 shots. Fortunately, the Flames had enough offense this time to secure the victory, because he last outing produced a 2-0 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. With back-to-back save percentages of .926 on the heels of a .966 game against the Canucks Saturday, Johnson is heating up at the right time to keep the team in the playoff hunt. Jan 11, 9:39 pm
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