Player Notes

  • JVR, Matthews score 11th goals in loss
    The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews tied the Vancouver Canucks at the 1:56 minute mark of the third period before eventually losing in shootout overtime 3-2 Saturday night.

    Advice: This was Matthews’ 11th goal of the season. Notably, the other scorer for the Leafs also recorded his 11th when James van Riemsdyk sunk a puck at the 11:30 minute mark of the second. The two shooters are tied at the top of the Leaf’s leaderboard in terms of goals, but with one more assist JVR gets the nod in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com 33 minutes ago
  • Bryan Little scores GWG in OT win over Blues
    Bryan Little scored the overtime goal that lifted the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 win over the St Louis Blues Saturday night.

    Advice: Little also had an assist on Patrik Laine’s game tying goal in the second period. This was both his second goal of the season and his second assist. Laine returned the favor in overtime by providing an assist on Little’s goal and since that was his seventh for the season on top of 16 goals, he is far more fantasy relevant. Rotoworld.com 55 minutes ago
  • Quiet night for COL's MacKinnon, Duchene
    The Colorado Avalanche couldn't get any offense going in a 3-0 loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

    Advice: The Avs only managed 23 SOG as Kari Lehtonen grabbed his first shutout of 2016-17. Nathan MacKinnon (two SOG, -1) and Matt Duchene (same: two SOG, -1) were among those who were held in check. No Avalanche skater exceeded three shots on goal on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:49 pm
  • Nicklas Backstrom scores PPG against Bolts
    Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-tying goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the 6:24 mark of the third period before the Bolts eventually prevailed 2-1 in a shootout.

    Advice: Backstrom has been a little uneven in recent games. He failed to score a point in two of his previous three attempts and had just two goals in his previous six efforts after he racked up five points versus Pittsburgh on Nov. 16. Still, this was his seventh goal of the season and his 21st point in 23 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:11 pm
  • Barkov, 3 others get three shots in Sens loss
    Aleksander Barkov was one of four Panthers who made three shots on goal Saturday night, but it was not enough as they lost 2-0 to the Ottawa Senators.

    Advice: Barkov had more than 22 minutes on ice as did Vincent Trocheck who also had three shots—both were simply unable to make anything of their effort. Mike Condon will get credited with the shutout win, but he was not challenged very often as the Panthers fall to 12-11-2, which leaves them fifth in the Atlantic. Jaromir Jagr and defenseman Jason Demers were the other Panthers with three shots. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:46 pm
  • Granlund, Horvat score in SO win vs Leafs
    Markus Granlund and Bo Horvat scored during the shootout as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 Saturday night.

    Advice: Neither shooter was able to find the back of the net during regulation when that would have been a difference maker before overtime. Sven Baerstchi and Daniel Sedin had the regulation markers. Both the Canucks and Leafs entered the game second from the bottom of their division, but the two points earned by Vancouver did not move them up. The Leafs single point will allow them to catch the Detroit Red Wings, however. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:35 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:11 pm
  • Di Pauli out 10-12 weeks with back surgery
    Thomas Di Pauli underwent successful back surgery, and will be lost for 10-12 weeks.

    Advice: Tough blow for the defender, who missed the beginning of the season with a long-term lower body injury. Through eight games this season, the 22-year-old has one point (a goal). Rotoworld.com Today, 6:26 pm
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  • Wagner, Holzer out vs Oilers on Saturday
    Chris Wagner and Korbinian Holzer will both be scratched against Oilers on Saturday.

    Advice: Through 21 games thus far, Wagner has posted just two goals and 46 hits. Not bad rates on the physical front in you're in the right league. Holzer has just eight games played this season, and does not appear to have much of a role. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:06 pm
  • Zajac with three multi-point games in five
    Don't look now, but Travis Zajac now owns a trio of multi-point games over his last five.

    Advice: That's right, he picked up another pair of helpers during Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Predators. Over the last five he has three goals and seven points, giving him eight goals and 20 points in 24 games thus far. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:26 pm
  • Henrique chips in with a goal in win
    Adam Henrique chipped in with a goal during Saturday's 5-4 OT win over the Predators.

    Advice: Henrique now has points in three of his last five games, with three points in that span. He has five goals and 11 points in 24 games this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:24 pm
  • Krejci now with points in three of last four
    David Krejci now has points in three of his last four games.

    Advice: He picked up his fourth goal of the season to help push the Bruins past the Sabres 2-1 on Saturday. Now with 15 points in 25 games this season, the pivot seems well on his way towards another quality season. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:02 pm
  • Patrice Bergeron snaps six-game goal drought
    Patrice Bergeron snapped his six-game goal drought during Saturday's 2-1 win over the Sabres.

    Advice: It's been a tough season as far as points go for the long-time Bruin. He has just three goals and seven points in 23 games thus far. It'll turn around eventually, and perhaps today's the start. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:01 pm
  • Victor Rask ends six-game goal drought
    Victor Rask ended his six-game goal drought during Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: The 23-year-old is now up to nine goals and 18 points 24 games this season. He scored 21 goals and 48 points last season. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:33 pm
  • Anisimov can't stay off the score sheet
    Artem Anisimov can't stay off the score sheet.

    Advice: The veteran pivot picked up his 12th helper of the season during Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Flyers. He now has 22 points in 25 games thus far, showing last year was no fluke. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:41 pm
  • Adam Cracknell returns to Stars vs Avalanche
    Adam Cracknell will return to the Stars' lineup against the Avalanche on Saturday.

    Advice: Cracknell had been scratched the past two games. He's posted three points with 31 hits in 23 games so far this season. He'll skate to the right of Curtis McKenzie and Devin Shore. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:29 pm
  • Red Wings place Athanasiou on LTIR
    The Red Wings transferred Andreas Athanasiou (knee) to LTIR on Saturday.

    Advice: That's tough news for the team and the youngster, who had picked up two of his four goals over the last five games. Through 13 games he has five points. He is considered week-to-week. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:31 am
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  • Lindberg, Clendening out vs Hurricanes on Sat
    Oscar Lindberg and Adam Clendening will take their customary seats in the Rangers' press box on Saturday against Carolina.

    Advice: Unfortunately it seems as though neither player has much of a role with the team at this time. Clendening has just seven games of action, and Lindberg, who at least is still working his way back from hip surgery, has 11. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:06 am
  • Canes without Elias Lindholm Sat vs NYR
    The Hurricanes will be without Elias Lindholm against the Rangers on Saturday due to a lower body injury.

    Advice: Through 23 games this season he's posted just seven points while seeing a career high of 18:19 of average ice time. Perhaps a step back from the game can help shake the poor start to his season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:55 am
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:12 am
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