Player Notes

  • Philipp Grubauer pulled in loss to Pens on Monday
    Philipp Grubauer was yanked during Monday's 6-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    Advice: This wasn't a pretty outing from Grubauer, as he lasted just 5:07 in this game. He allowed the Penguins to score three goals on their first four shots before exiting the game early. It's tough to get a good read on Grubauer's season because he's playing for an expansion team, but he hasn't been very impressive this year. He now has a 7-10-2 record with a 3.17 goals-against-average and an .886 save percentage. Joey Daccord, who entered the game in relief of Grubauer, allowed three more goals on 27 shots in the loss.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Casey DeSmith allows 1 goal in win over Kraken
    Casey DeSmith allowed one goal on 29 shots during Monday's 6-1 win over the Seattle Kraken.

    Advice: The Penguins scored three goals in the first 5:07 of this game and that's all their goaltender needed to hang on for the win. DeSmith hasn't played much this year, so he'll feel good about getting his first win of the season. He now has a 1-3-1 record with a 3.64 goals-against-average and an .885 save percentage this season. He won't carry any fantasy value unless Tristan Jarry suffers an injury.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Cal Petersen allows 4 goals in loss to Canucks
    Cal Petersen allowed four goals on 30 shots during Monday's 4-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. 

    Advice: Petersen also had to face an Elias Pettersson penalty shot in this one, but the Canucks forward failed to convert. Vancouver clearly got a boost from their coaching change and there's not much they didn't do well against the Kings tonight. Petersen owns a 5-5-1 record with a 3.10 goals-against-average and a .893 save percentage this season. He's tough to trust in season-long fantasy leagues right now.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Thatcher Demko blanks Kings on Monday night
    Thatcher Demko turned aside all 31 shots he faced during Monday's 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings. 

    Advice: The coaching change clearly gave the Canucks a boost tonight, as they played very well in their first game of the Bruce Boudreau era. Demko was locked in from the very beginning of tonight's game and he made a few key saves when the game was still close. The 25-year-old has a 9-11-1 record with a 2.82 goals-against-average and a .912 save percentage this season. If Vancouver is going to get back into the playoff race, they'll need their goalie to stand tall.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Jordan Eberle scores 12th goal in loss to PIT
    Jordan Eberle found the back of the net during Monday's 6-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

    Advice: Eberle cut the Penguins’ lead to 3-1 with his goal at the 3:43 mark of the second period. Seattle has struggled during their inaugural season in the NHL, but Eberle has been one of the positives on the ice in 2021-22. He now has an impressive 12 goals and 17 points in 23 games this season. He’s worth rostering in leagues that award additional points for goals.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Sidney Crosby scores 1G, 1A in win over Kraken
    Sidney Crosby scored a goal and an assist during Monday's 6-1 win over the Seattle Kraken. 

    Advice: The Penguins got three quick goals from Jeff Carter, Crosby and Danton Heinen in the first 5:07 of the game and they never looked back. The Pens captain helped set up Jake Guentzel’s tally in the second frame, which gave Pittsburgh a 4-1 advantage at the time. The 34-year-old now has four goals and nine assists in 13 games this season. He’s also riding a six-game point streak that has seen him put together three multi-point performances. Despite the fact that he’s entering his mid-30’s, Crosby is still clearly a special player.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Viktor Arvidsson has 5 SOG in loss to Canucks
    Viktor Arvidsson had five shots on goal during Monday's 4-0 loss to Vancouver.

    Advice: No Kings player had more shots on goal in this game (Matt Roy also had five). Nobody from Los Angeles was able to get a puck past Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko on this night though. Arvidsson also had his five-game point streak snapped in this one. He has four goals and eight assists in 17 games this season.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Brock Boeser snaps 13-game goal drought
    Brock Boeser picked up a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings. 

    Advice: Clearly, all Boeser needed was a coaching change to get himself going. He managed to snap his personal 13-game goal drought in Bruce Boudreau's first game as Vancouver's bench boss. Boeser also registered the primary assist on J.T. Miller's power-play goal in the third frame. He now has five goals and seven helpers in 23 games this season. That's not enough for a player of Boeser's caliber, but maybe he's about to turn his season around.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Scott Wedgewood gives up 4 in loss to Stars
    Scott Wedgewood allowed four goals on 27 shots during Monday's 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars. 

    Advice: Believe it or not, this game was actually tied, 1-1, heading into the third period. Unfortunately for Wedgewood, he and his teammates allowed the Stars to score the final three goals over an eight-minute span. The 29-year-old owns a 3-7-2 record with a 2.96 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage this season. There's no fantasy value here.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:45 pm
  • Braden Holtby allows 1 goal in win over Coyotes
    Braden Holtby turned aside 18 of 19 shots during Monday's 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

    Advice: Holtby had a relatively quiet night. He faced nine shots in the opening frame, but then just five in each of the final two periods. The 32-year-old has now won each of his last three decisions and he's allowed just four total goals during that stretch. He owns a 5-4-1 record with a 2.18 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage this season.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:42 pm
  • Gostisbehere scores in loss to DAL on Monday
    Shayne Gostisbehere scored a goal during Monday's 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars. 

    Advice: Gostisbehere's goal was awesome, as he "walked" Stars forward Jason Robertson moments before tying the game, 1-1. Unfortunately for the Coyotes, that was the only offense they could muster on Monday night. The 28-year-old has put together a solid offensive season so far, as he now has four goals and 17 points in 25 games. He needs to be rostered in all standard fantasy leagues.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:40 pm
  • Jamie Benn nets 3 pts in win over ARZ on Monday
    Jamie Benn scored two goals and an assist during Monday's 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. 

    Advice: The 32-year-old had gone five straight games without collecting a single point. Benn actually did all of his damage in the third frame, as he scored two goals in the final five minutes and he registered a helper on Jacob Peterson's tally earlier in the frame. He finished the night with a plus-2 rating, four shots on goal and two hits in 19:32 of ice time. He now has seven goals and five assists in 22 games this season. Benn is still a big name, but his best days are clearly behind him.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:36 pm
  • Mackenzie Blackwood allows 2 goals in SOL vs. OTT
    Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 21-of-23 shots in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators

    Advice: Blackwood was beat off a beautiful wrist shot by Drake Batherson to tie up the game in the second period. Later in the frame, he yielded another one to Brady Tkachuk who was left all alone in front of the net. Blackwood allowed two goals on three attempts in the shootout as well. He owns a 4-3-3 record with a 3.07 goals-against average and .907 save percentage. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:07 pm
  • Anton Forsberg allows two goals in win vs. Devils
    Anton Forsberg stopped 22-of-24 shots in Monday's 3-2 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils

    Advice: Forsberg allowed a soft-ball goal by him off the stick of Damon Severson in the opening period. However the 29-year-old bounced back and did a bang-up job between the pipes, especially in the shootout when he stopped Andreas Johnsson to deliver his team the victory. Forsberg owns a 4-4-0 record with a 3.79 goals-against average and .895 save percentage. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:01 pm
  • Nathan Bastian scores in shootout loss vs. Sens
    Nathan Bastian scored a goal in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators

    Advice: Bastian got just enough of a piece of P.K. Subban's point-shot to deflect it by Anton Forsberg to give the Devils a 2-1 lead in the second period. Damon Severson scored the other goal for New Jersey in the opening period. Bastian has three goals in seven games played this season. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:58 pm
  • Brady Tkachuk picks up 2 points in win over Devils
    Brady Tkachuk scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's 3-2 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils.

    Advice: Tkachuk picked up a secondary assist on Drake Batherson's beautiful goal that tied the game (1-1) at the 7:15 mark of the second period. Just under five and a half minutes later, Batherson returned the favor to his captain and set him up right in front of the net as he buried the puck past Mackenzie Blackwood to tie the game up once more. Tkachuk finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal, and four hits in 20:04 of ice time. The 22-year-old has eight goals and 10 assists through 20 games.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:54 pm
  • John Gibson allows three goals in shootout loss
    John Gibson allows three goals on 29 shots in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals

    Advice: Gibson was the victim of some beautiful passing plays by the Capitals which led to a couple of their goals. The other one was off a turnover forced by Alex Ovechkin who dropped the puck to John Carlson who found the late second-period equalizer (3-3). Gibson owns a 10-6-4 record with a 2.69 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:45 pm
  • Ilya Samsonov makes 31 stops in shootout win
    Ilya Samsonov stopped 31-of-34 shots in Monday's 4-3 shootout win over the Anaheim Ducks

    Advice: Despite allowing three goals on the first 19 shots of the game, Samsonov did not shoulder the blame for any of them as they were all scored because Capital defenders were sleeping at the wheel. The 24-year-old struggled in the shootout, allowing a couple of goals however his team bailed him out after Sonny Milano missed the net on his attempt. Samsonov owns a stellar 11-1-1 record with a 2.42 goals-against average and .916 save percentage. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:39 pm
  • Sonny Milano scores 1G, 1A in loss vs. Capitals
    Sonny Milano scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals

    Advice: Milano took advantage of a floating puck and showed off his hand-eye coordination by batting the puck out of the air and into the back of the net to knot up the game (2-2) at the 13:35 mark of the second period. Earlier in the frame, the 25-year-old picked up an assist after Josh Manson cleaned up a rebound off his stick. Milano finished the game with a plus-2 rating, five shots on goal, and three blocks in 22:23 of ice time. He has seven goals and 12 assists through 21 games.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:28 pm
  • Ovechkin finds scoresheet twice in win over Ducks
    Alex Ovechkin picked up a pair of assists in Monday's 4-3 shootout win over the Anaheim Ducks

    Advice: Ovechkin found a loose puck and started a play which ended up in the back of the Anaheim net courtesy of Tom Wilson. The 36-year-old forced a turnover late in the second period and made a slick drop pass to John Carlsson who fired it past John Gibson to tie the game (3-3). Ovechkin finished the game with seven shots on goal and a takeaway in 23:25 of ice time. He has 20 goals and 21 assists through 26 games this season. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:23 pm
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