Player Notes

  • Pekka Rinne pulled in loss to Stars
    Pekka Rinne allowed four goals on 18 shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: Rinne was yanked just over five minutes into the second period. It's his first regulation loss since Nov. 19. He has an 11-6-4 record with a 2.38 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this season. Marek Mazanec entered the game in relief of Rinne. The Preds backup stopped 18 of 19 shots. Yesterday, 11:09 pm
  • Kari Lehtonen makes 34 saves in win over NSH
    Kari Lehtonen allowed two goals on 36 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators.

    Advice: Lehtonen is 2-2 in his last four games, but he's given up two goals or less in each of those games. He has a 6-8-3 record with a 2.90 goals-against-average and a .896 save percentage this season. Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • Michael Hutchinson gives up 2 in loss to NYR
    Michael Hutchinson allowed two goals on 24 shots in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: The game was tied 1-1 late, but Rangers forward Kevin Hayes scored the game-winner with just over one minute left in regulation. Hutchinson has a 3-5-2 record with a 2.95 goals-against-average and a .900 save percentage this season. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Antti Raanta allows 1 goal in win over WPG
    Antti Raanta allowed one goal on 18 shots in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

    Advice: Raanta has been one of the better backup goalies in the NHL this season. He wasn't overly busy tonight, but he managed to do enough to win a close game. Raanta has a 6-1-0 record with a 2.05 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage. He'd only become relevant in fantasy leagues if Henrik Lundqvist were to miss some time. Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Jeff Zatkoff allows three goals in loss
    Jeff Zatkoff made just 15 saves in a 3-1 loss to Carolina on Thursday.

    Advice: Allowing three goals on just 15 shots isn't going to get it done for fantasy owners. Despite playing well in his last two appearances, he has just a 3.05 GAA and .887 GAA in six appearances this season as the backup to the backup option for the Kings this season with Jonathan Quick out. He's not a fantasy option right now. Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Pens get the better of Roberto Luongo
    Roberto Luongo allowed four goals on 29 shots in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Penguins.

    Advice: The game was essentially over after the first period with Pittsburgh leading 3-0. Luongo has now dropped three straight starts and he has just one win in his last five games. He'll enter his next start with a 9-8-2 record, a 2.25 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage. Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Matt Murray makes 28 saves in win over FLA
    Matt Murray stopped 28 of 29 shots in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers.

    Advice: The Penguins spotted Murray a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes of play and they never looked back. The 22-year-old continues to impress in his first full NHL regular season. He has a 9-2-0 record with a 1.94 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage this season. Murray's clearly the Penguins' number one goalie. Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Cam Ward stops 21 in win over Kings
    Cam Ward stopped 20-of-21 shots in Carolina's 3-1 win over the LA Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Nice bounce back for the 32 year-old vet who allowed five goals the night before against Anaheim. He's having a bounce back year altogether with a stellar 2.22 GAA and .920 save percentage to go with eight wins in 20 games started. Start him if you got him. Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Chad Johnson extends winning streak
    Chad Johnson extended his winning streak to five games with the Flames 2-1 OT win over Arizona on Thursday.

    Advice: Five wins in a row for Johnson as the beat rolls on for the red hot Flames. He's stopped 27-of-28 shots in a road win at Arizona. He's allowed just seven goals over the five game winning streak on 155 shots. He brings his red hot 12-4-1 record and 1.98 GAA into his next start. He's a must start in all fantasy formats right now. Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Cory Schneider struggles in loss to Habs
    Cory Schneider allowed five goals on 49 shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Canadiens.

    Advice: Schneider faced a lot of rubber, but he wasn't very good tonight. The Canadiens never trailed in this one and they appeared to be in control for most of the game. Schneider will definitely want to have Max Pacioretty's soft third period goal back. The Devils goalie has just one win in his last five outings. His record falls to 9-7-4 in 2016-17, and he'll go into his next start with a 2.72 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Carey Price flips his lid in win over Devils
    Carey Price stopped 19 of 21 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

    Advice: The interesting part of this game came late in the first period when Devils forward Kyle Palmieri lost an edge and crashed into Price. The Canadiens goalie was furious with Palmieri. Price punched Palmieri with his blocker once in the head and two more times in the body. The Habs netminder picked up four minutes for roughing on the play, while Palmieri got two minutes for interference. It's important to remember that Price has dealt with his share of injuries in the last few seasons. The 29-year-old has a 15-3-1 record with a 1.83 goals-against-average and a .940 save percentage. He's the best fantasy option at his position. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Mike Smith solid in OT loss
    Mike Smith made 33 saves on 35 shots in a 2-1 OT lost to Calgary on Thursday.

    Advice: Nice bounce back for the Smith after an ugly loss against Chicago. He's been up and down of late and very hard to predict which should be understandable on a rebuilding Arizona team. He brings a 4-1-4 record to go with a 2.70 GAA and .926 save percentage in 12 appearances. Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Ben Bishop yanked in loss to Vancouver
    Ben Bishop was pulled after allowing four goals on 20 shots in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

    Advice: Bishop finished the second period, but didn't come out for the third period. The Lightning's starter is going through a tough stretch. He has just one win in his last seven games. Bishop has an 8-10-1 record with a 2.86 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage this season. If this slide continues, he might start losing starts to Andrei Vasilevskiy. Yesterday, 8:59 pm
  • Ryan Miller fantastic in win over the Bolts
    Ryan Miller stopped 38 of 39 shots in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Advice: Miller turned in one of his better performances of the season, but he came out of the game late in the third period because he "felt sore and maybe twisted something," said head coach Willie Desjardins after the game. Desjardins went on to explain that he expects Miller to be fine. Miller has a 6-9-0 record with a 2.63 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage. Yesterday, 8:54 pm
  • Steve Mason gives up 5, but still wins
    Steve Mason allowed five goals on 33 shots in Thursday's 6-5 win over Edmonton Oilers.

    Advice: It wasn't Mason's best effort, but this one was just a wacky game. He's won six games in a row and he improved his overall record to 11-8-3 on the season. Mason will enter his next start with a 2.82 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage. Yesterday, 8:39 pm
  • Thomas Greiss stops 24 shots in win over STL
    Thomas Greiss stopped 24 of 26 shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.

    Advice: The Blues got the first goal of the game less than five minutes in, but the Islanders battled back to regain the lead heading into the second period. Greiss has now won three in a row, and he's given up six goals during that span. He has a 5-4-0 record with a 2.43 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage this season. Yesterday, 7:18 pm
  • Anton Khudobin allows 4 goals in loss to COL
    Anton Khudobin allowed four goals on 22 shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

    Advice: Khudobin has only played in five games this year, but his numbers haven't been pretty. It's the third time he's given up four goals in a game. He has a 1-4-0 record with a 3.02 goals-against-average and a .888 save percentage. Yesterday, 7:02 pm
  • Canes expected to tab Leighton vs Kings
    Michael Leighton may start Thursday's match against the Kings.

    Advice: Cam Ward played Wednesday night against Anaheim. Through two games Leighton has seen 56 combined shots and stopped 50 of them while splitting the two decisions. All things considered that's not too shabby. Though you may still wish to find a more favorable match-up. Yesterday, 5:41 pm
  • Cam Talbot will get the nod on Friday
    Cam Talbot will be the Edmonton Oilers' starter on Friday.

    Advice: Talbot is projected to get Thursday's contest off. He has a 13-9-3 record, 2.61 GAA, and a .914 save percentage in 25 games this season. Yesterday, 10:16 am
  • Mike Condon blocks 35 in win over Sharks
    Mike Condon blocked 35 of 37 shots Wednesday night as the Ottawa Senators defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-2.

    Advice: The reliever was playing in only his seventh game with the Senators after moving over from the Nashville Predators in early November and he has heated up the ice. In six complete games and a short stint against the Penguins on Monday night, he has recorded a save percentage of .945. On Wednesday, he logged a .946 and has been busy enough in most contests to bank a lot of points. Wednesday, 11:20 pm
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