Description: Panthers center Alexsander Barkov scored a goal and two assists versus the Red Wings on Tuesday.
Insight: Barkov has been very disappointing this season. Including Tuesday, Barkov has five goals and nine assists in 34 games. That's not cutting it for a guy who was supposed to be a fantasy sleeper heading into the season.
Description: Red Wings right winger Luke Glendening scored a pair of goals in what is the biggest scoring night of his young NHL career.
Insight: Glendening scored just one goal in 56 games last season and surpassed that total with two goals on Tuesday. Owners still shouldn't rush to the waiver wire to pick up Glendening, though, as he has just six goals and three assists in 48 games this season.
Description: Lightning center Cedric Paquette scored a goal on Tuesday versus the Hurricanes.
Insight: It wasn't a very good night for the regular fantasy stars in Tampa Bay. Paquette was just one of three players with a plus-rating, and he had the highest rating at plus-two. Additionally, only two other skaters had more shots on net than Paquette on Tuesday. He had three shots. His performance, however, probably didn't help many fantasy owners.
Description: Hurricanes center Jordan Staal had two assists in the victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.
Insight: Staal assisted his brother's goal 22 seconds into the game and then Justin Faulk's power-play goal in the second period. Staal has been disappointing as he missed a lot of time this season with injuries, but he has a goal and seven assists in 11 games.
Description: Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is unsure if Evgeni Malkin will return immediately after the All-Star break according to Bleacher Report. UPDATE: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazett reports Malkin will not return immediately after the All-Star break. The team should have a better time frame by Monday.
Insight: This is an update from a note earlier. Malkin missed his first game of the season on Wednesday after suffering an undisclosed injury versus the Flyers on Tuesday. Malkin will not participate in All-Star weekend coming up and could be out longer.
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture led San Jose passed Los Angeles, 4-2, on Wednesday.
Insight: Couture had two goals and an assist versus the Kings. He scored in the first period and assisted Patrick Marleau's power-play goal in the second period. Then in the third period, Couture scored an unassisted empty-netter. Couture has 18 goals and 24 assists in 48 games this season.
Description: Blackhawks center Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and an assist against the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Insight: This was Teravainen's first multi-point game of his career. Teravainen was plus-two with shots on net. He has tremendous potential, but owners should continue to wait-and-see if he is worth adding in standard redraft leagues.
Description: Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's blowout victory over the Coyotes.
Insight: Shaw found the back of the net in the first and second periods. His first goal came on passes from Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell, and Duncan Keith received the helper on the second goal. Shaw amassed an incredible eight shots on net versus Arizona. Shaw has eight goals and six assists in 43 games this season.
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored two goals on Monday versus the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Staal registered an even-strength goal in the second period and then added an empty-netter towards the end of the third period. Staal has 15 goals and 13 assists in 41 games this season although he is hurting fantasy owners with a minus-eight rating.
Description: Blackhawks center Teuvo Teravainen scored his first NHL goal of his career on Friday versus the Jets.
Insight: Blackhawks fans have been waiting for Teravainen to make an impact at the NHL level. Although the 20-year-old has potential, he isn't worth picking up in standard leagues. Perhaps he is worth a look in dynasty leagues.
Description: Jets center Mathieu Perreault left Friday's game with an undisclosed injury and will not return according to the team's twitter page.
Insight: Too bad. Perrault was one of our reccommended pickups with him scoring four goals on Tuesday. He has been on fire with points in 16 of 19 games since the start of December. Hopefully he isn't out too long.
Description: Islanders center John Tavares had three assists in the, 6-3, victory over the Penguins on Friday.
Insight: Tavares drew in defenders and setup his linemate Kyle Okposo three times. Okposo set a career-high with four goals. The last assist for Tavares came on the power play. Tavares was also plus-three in the game which raises his plus/minus to even for the season. The Islander captain has 19 goals and 23 assists in 44 games this season.
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored two goals and an assist versus the Islanders on Friday.
Insight: The first goal and the assist came on the power play, and the second goal came on a delayed penalty call. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, however, the Penguins generated very little on even strength and were blowout again on the island, 6-3. Crosby has 14 goals and 36 assists in 40 games this season.
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk scored the game-winning goal in overtime versus the Blues on Thursday.
Insight: Detroit blew a one-goal lead with under a minute left in regulation, but Datsyuk scored with under five seconds left in overtime to win. Datsyuk has 15 goals and 17 assists in 33 games this season.
Description: Panthers center Alexsander Barkov scored a goal on Thursday versus the Avalanche.
Insight: Barkov has been disappointing overall this season. Fantasy owners were expecting more than four goals and six assists halfway through his second season in the league. Barkov has also missed some games, which didn't help.
Description: Jets center Mathieu Perreault scored four goals in Winnipeg's offensive explosion versus the Panthers on Tuesday.
Insight: Perreault had a hat trick before the game was halfway over and added another score about a minute after his third. Perreault was also plus-four. He has 15 goals and 13 assists in 43 games this season.
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby had three assists versus the Wild on Tuesday.
Insight: This will certainly help put Crosby's owners minds at ease. Crosby came into the game eighth in the league in scoring, but in five games this month, he has a goal and eight assists. Everyone got involved in the scoring for Pittsburgh's, 7-2, victory over Minnesota on Tuesday. Six different Pittsburgh skaters had multiple points.
Description: Islanders winger Anders Lee scored his 11th goal of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: Lee scored on a rebound in front of Henrik Lundqvist in the middle of the second period to break the scoreless tie against the Rangers. It was the first of three Islanders goals in the period. They won, 3-0.