Player Notes

  • John Gibson earns victory over Kings
    John Gibson turned aside 23 of 24 shots in a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

    Advice: It was an easier day at the office for Gibson who only had to stop five shots through the first period. He has now won three straight games for the first time this season, improving his record to 16-13-5 with a 2.59 goals against average and a .923 save percentage. The 24-year-old netminder makes for an interesting buy candidate over the second half of the season now that the Ducks are getting healthier. Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Quick in a slump, loses fifth straight game
    Jonathan Quick allowed two goals on 31 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

    Advice: Quick appeared to have eyes behind the back of his head to somehow reach back and cover up the puck on what would have been a sure goal. Unfortunately, his heroics weren't enough as he has now lost five straight. The veteran goaltender is now one more loss shy of matching his season-high of six straight losses that occurred between Nov. 9-22. His record drops to 19-16-2 with a 2.34 goals against average and a .924 save percentage. Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Henrique scores 11th of the year in win
    Adam Henrique scored his 11th goal of the season in a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

    Advice: Henrique took advantage of a goal mouth scramble to poke home the loose puck and open the scoring just over two minutes into the third period. After a hot start with his new club, it's just his third point in his last 13th game, bringing his total for the season to 25 in 46 games. If you're still holding onto him, he can be safely dropped in all formats. Ryan Kesler also scored in the win. Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Alex Iafallo scores in loss to Ducks
    Alex Iafallo scored a goal in a 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

    Advice: Iafallo put in a great effort tonight, causing havoc on several shifts and was rewarded with a goal off a rebound from Jake Muzzin's point shot. It's Iafallo's third goal of the year, bringing the undrafted free-agent's point tally to 13 in 44 games. Anze Kopitar also picked up an assist on the Kings' only goal. Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • John Carlson scores PPG in loss to Canadiens
    John Carlson scored a power play goal in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

    Advice: Carlson's perfect blast from the point tied the game at one in the second period. The Capitals defender finished the night with a minus-1 rating, eight shots on goal and a blocked shot in 29:11 of ice time. Carlson now has accumulated nine points in his last nine contests. He's up to six goals and 36 points in 47 games. He'll continue to be a strong fantasy option in all fantasy formats. Lars Eller also found the back of the net for the Capitals on Friday night. Yesterday, 7:18 pm
  • Niederreiter out until after All-Star break
    Nino Niederreiter (lower body) will be out until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: That means that Niederreiter won't be back in the lineup before Jan. 30. Head coach Bruce Boudreau called the situation "a setback". The Wild forward suffered the injury in Monday's practice and he hasn't played since. He has 13 goals and 19 points in 31 games this season. Yesterday, 5:34 pm
  • Jason Garrison scratched vs. Panthers on FRI
    Jason Garrison will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Florida Panthers.

    Advice: Garrison was recently recalled from the minors, but he still hasn't played in a game since being called up. The veteran has no goals and one assist in four games this season. Brendan Leipsic will also serve as a healthy scratch in this one. Yesterday, 4:28 pm
  • Sabres haven't attempted to re-sign E. Kane
    Evander Kane and the Buffalo Sabres haven't engaged in contract talks.

    Advice: Kane is willing to negotiate, but its the Sabres that haven't approached him. "Of course I would have. Absolutely," Kane said of the possibility of discussing a contract extension. "I've said from Day One I've really enjoyed the time here. For me, it's a place where I've grown to know more and more about Buffalo. It's been a real great experience for me. I'm just going to continue that until I get told something different." It seems that the Sabres are more focused on trading him before he can become an unrestricted free agent this summer though. That makes some sense given the Sabres' position, though it should be noted that Kane is still just 26-years-old so it's entirely possible that he could still be part of the long-term solution in Buffalo if the Sabres believed he was suited for that role. Yesterday, 1:41 pm
  • Trading Erik Karlsson isn't off the table
    Senators GM Pierre Dorion isn't about to dismiss the possibility of trading Erik Karlsson.

    Advice: Dorion's preference would still be to re-sign Karlsson - something that can't be done until this summer at the earliest - but by the sounds of things, he doesn't believe there is a such thing as having a no-trade list. "Our first priority with Erik is to sign him. He's a special player, but Wayne Gretzky got traded, so, if a team offers you an offer you can't turn down, you listen. But our first priority is to sign Erik Karlsson and [for] Erik Karlsson to be a Senator for life," Dorion explained. This could just be Dorion fishing for offers to see if anyone is willing throw a lot at him for a season and a half of Karlsson's services. The general manager could also be less than absolutely confident that he'll be able to negotiate a new contract with Karlsson once the option is available. We'll have to wait-and-see, but it would still be very surprising if Karlsson was traded. Yesterday, 1:26 pm
  • Kevin Hayes will join Rangers on road trip
    Kevin Hayes (lower body) will join the Rangers on their four-game road trip.

    Advice: Hayes isn't expected to play on Saturday, but he has a 50-50 shot of returning on Sunday, according to Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. Hayes has 10 goals and 18 points in 43 games this season. Yesterday, 10:13 am
  • Vladimir Tarasenko reaches 20-goal mark
    Vladimir Tarasenko hit the 20-goal plateau on Thursday in a 4-1 win over Ottawa.

    Advice: Tarasenko got the opening goal of the contest at the 6:13 mark of the second period. He has netted at least 20 goals for five straight seasons. Yesterday, 8:58 am
  • Roman Josi posts a pair of helpers Thursday
    Roman Josi earned a pair of assists in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over Arizona.

    Advice: Josi also had five shots in goal in the contest. He has collected one goal and three assists in the last four games. Josi has 27 points after 41 matches this season. Yesterday, 8:46 am
  • Ryan Johansen returns from injury scare
    Ryan Johansen suited up in Thursday's game against Arizona.

    Advice: The Predators already have injuries to Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson, so it was fortunate that Johansen wasn't seriously hurt after he left Tuesday's game against Vegas with a potential head injury. Unfortunately, he didn't make much of an impact in a 3-2 shootout win over the Coyotes. Johansen won nine of his 15 faceoffs and he had one shot on net in 20:12 of ice time. He has contributed five goals and 26 points in 41 games. Yesterday, 8:39 am
  • Stamkos says he has to be 'a lot better'
    Steven Stamkos was not pleased with his performance following Thursday's 4-1 loss to Vegas.

    Advice: Stamkos had one assist, three shots and a minus-3 rating in the defeat. "As a leader, I have to be a lot better, set an example," Stamkos said. "Our line didn't do that (Thursday). I'll take responsibility for that. We're behind the eight-ball to start games, which has been a trend as of late. It's just too hard of a league to play from behind all the time. I'll take responsibility to come out and play a lot better, lead the way. Our line didn't have it tonight." The Lightning will look to bounce back Saturday at Minnesota. Yesterday, 7:49 am
  • Panthers might start Harri Sateri Saturday
    Harri Sateri may get his first NHL start on Saturday against Nashville.

    Advice: "We got total confidence in him and he might be the starter there in Nashville on Saturday night," coach Bob Boughner said. "Whatever goalie's in, we just got to play well in front of him. We ask them to give us a chance." James Reimer will face Vegas on Friday night. Sateri saw his first NHL action earlier this month when he stopped 13 of 14 shots in 23:07 of relief against Minnesota. Yesterday, 7:05 am
  • Jordan Eberle nets a goal versus Boston
    Jordan Eberle found the back of the net in a 5-2 loss to Boston Thursday night.

    Advice: Eberle has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He's up to 15 goals and 37 points in 47 contests this season. He might reach the 60-point milestone for the first time since 2014-15. Yesterday, 6:33 am
  • Justin Falk gets on the board Thursday night
    Justin Falk got his first goal of the season on Thursday night.

    Advice: Falk tied the game at 2-2 at the 17:10 mark of the second period in Buffalo's 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers. It was his first point in 22 appearances this campaign and just his third goal in 245 career NHL games. Yesterday, 6:12 am
  • Marcus Johansson has 13 points in 26 games
    Marcus Johansson recorded an assist in the Devils' 4-3 overtime win against Washington.

    Advice: Johansson has recorded a point in three of his last four games. That gives him five goals and 13 points in 26 contests this season. Yesterday, 6:10 am
  • Jake Muzzin registers an assist in his return
    Jake Muzzin recorded an assist in his return from an upper-body injury.

    Advice: Muzzin is now on a three-game point streak that dates back to before he was hurt. He has three goals and 24 points in 42 games this season. He was out for three games due to the upper-body injury. Yesterday, 6:03 am
  • Jones allows five goals on 22 shots
    Martin Jones allowed five goals on 22 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

    Advice: Jones allowed five goals in an outing for the first time in over a month. He's got a record of 14-11-4, with three shutouts, a 2.68 GAA, and a .910 save percentage. Thursday, 9:22 pm
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