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Patrik Berglund, C, STL12/21/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: St. Louis center Patrik Berglund scored a goal during Saturday's overtime loss to the Sharks.
Insight: He also had two shots on goal and plus-one rating on the night. Berglund now has four goals and 11 points through 32 games. He is not a relevant option.
Craig Smith, C, NAS12/21/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Predators forward Craig Smith recorded two points during Saturday's winagainst Minnesota.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with seven shots and a plus-two rating. Smith now has eight goals and 17 points through 31 games. He is not a great option.
Filip Forsberg, C, NAS12/21/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Predators center Filip Forsberg scored a goal during Saturday's overtime victory against the Wild.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Forsberg now has 13 goals, 31 points, and a plus-24 rating through 31 games. He is a top notch option.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT12/20/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a goal and had seven shots during Saturday's win against the Panthers.
Insight: It was his first goal since returning from dealing with the mumps. Crosby now has 10 goals and 36 points through 29 games.
Claude Giroux, C, PHI12/20/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded four points during Saturday's victory over the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He had two goals, two assists, four shots on goal, and a plus-three rating. Giroux is now tied for second in the NHL in points, with 39.
Tomas Plekanec, C, MON12/20/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec scored a goal during Saturday's victory against Ottawa.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and two penalty minutes. Plekanec now has 10 goals and 23 points through 34 games.
Nicklas Backstrom, C, WAS12/20/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had a big game during Saturday's win against the Devils.
Insight: He had two goals and one assist, along with two penalty minutes, two shots, and a plus-three rating. Backstrom now has 10 goals and 26 points through 32 games.
John Tavares, C, NYI12/20/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares scored a goal during Saturday's victory over Tampa Bay.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Tavares now has 13 goals and 28 points through 33 games.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA12/19/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf scored both of the team's goals during Friday's loss to the Senators.
Insight: He had three shots on goal, and now has 12 goals and 37 points through 34 games. Getzlaf is one of the top options out there.
Brock Nelson, C, NYI12/19/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Islanders forward Brock Nelson recorded two points during Friday's win against the Red Wings.
Insight: He continued his strong season with a goal and an assist, along with six shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Nelson now has 14 goals and 26 points through 32 games.
Adam Henrique, C, NJD12/19/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Devils center Adam Henrique recorded two points Friday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots on goal. Henrique now has nine goals and 20 points through 27 games. He is a solid option.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM12/19/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal on Friday night.
Insight: It was his 19th goal of the season, and he also had four shots on goal. Stamkos now has 36 points through 34 games, as he continues to be one of the best players in the game.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT12/18/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby will return on Thursday against the Avalanche.
Insight: Crosby has missed the last three games with the mumps, but he skated with the team Thursday morning and will play. Crosby has 35 points in 27 games and should return to every fantasy lineup.
Kyle Turris, C, OTT12/17/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Senators center Kyle Torris scored both goals in Ottawa's, 2-0, victory over New Jersey.
Insight: Turris scored on the power play early in the first period and then added an empty-net goal inside of one-second left in the game. Turris has six goals and 15 assists with a minus-eight rating in 31 games this season.
David Krejci, C, BOS12/17/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci is going to suit up against the Wild on Wednesday.
Insight: Krejci was skating with Milan Lucic and Seth Griffin in warmups. In 11 games, Krejci has three goals and seven assists, so he should be in everyone's lineup.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, EDM12/17/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the team's lone goal during Tuesday's overtime loss to the Coyotes.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal, and now has eight goals and 20 points through 30 games.
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI12/17/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews registered a goal and two assists during Tuesday's win versus Minnesota.
Insight: Toews also had four shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. He is now plus-eight overall and has 28 points through 32 games.
Mike Ribeiro, C, NAS12/16/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Nashville center Mike Ribeiro scored his ninth goal of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: Ribeiro scored within the first two minutes of the third period as Nashville took a, 2-1, lead, but Boston responded with a goal about two minutes later. The Predators eventually won in the shootout. Ribeiro has nine goals and 17 assists with a plus-13 rating this season.
Mark Scheifele, C, WIN12/16/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Jets center Mark Scheifele recorded three points during Tuesday's victory against the Sabres.
Insight: he had two goals and an assist, along with five shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a plus-two rating. Scheifele now has six goals and 16 points through 32 games, giving owners a reason to give him a look.
Tyler Bozak, C, TOR12/16/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak continued his strong season during Tuesday's win against Anaheim.
Insight: Bozak had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-one rating. He is a strong option, with 12 goals and 27 points through 31 games.
Ryan Kesler, C, ANA12/16/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Ducks center Ryan Kesler recorded two points during Tuesday's loss against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist. Kesler has played well in his first season in Anaheim and now has 11 goals and 26 points through 33 games.
Tyler Johnson, C, TAM12/16/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded two points on Tuesday.
Insight: Johnson scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and then assisted Valtteri Filppula's empty-net goal as Tampa Bay beat Philadelphia, 3-1. Johnson has 10 goals, 23 assists and a plus-19 rating in 33 games this season.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM12/16/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 18th goal of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: The goal evened the score at one at the beginning of the second period. Tampa Bay added another goal in the period and an empty-netter to win, 3-1. Along with his 18 goals, Stamkos has 17 assists with a plus-one rating.
Scott Gomez, C, NJD12/15/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Devils center Scott Gomez notched two points on Monday night.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and has played well since joing the Devils this season. Gomez has two goals and 6 points through eight games. He is worth a look.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT12/14/2014 12:19:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby has the mumps according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Insight: After his tests came back negative on Friday, second tests have apparently said Crosby has the disease spreading through the league. Crosby will miss Monday's game against the Lightning, which is a big loss for fantasy owners, but hopefully he returns shortly after that.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT12/14/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby is still feeling ill and there is no word yet what is wrong according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Crosby underwent tests for the mumps, which has been spreading around the league, and when the tests came back negative, Crosby practiced Friday. Then on Saturday, he sat out again to undergo further tests. Pittsburgh next plays Tampa Bay on Monday and would really like to have Crosby back, along with all fantasy owners, but Sid's status is up in the air.
Tomas Hertl, C, SJS12/14/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Sharks forward Tomas Hertl scored his seventh goal of the season on Saturday.
Insight: It was the only goal of the game until Joe Thornton added an empty-net score with about a 1:30 left in the third period. Hertl has seven assists and 14 points in 32 games this season.
Tyler Seguin, C, DAL12/14/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored a goal on Saturday to retake the points lead.
Insight: Earlier Saturday, Jakub Voracek of Philadelphia scored two points to take the league lead. Seguin scored the first goal of the game and then assisted the next goal to retake first place. Seguin has 38 points, including 23 goals, which also leads the league.
Jason Spezza, C, DAL12/14/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Stars coach Lindy Ruff moved Jason Spezza back to the top line with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, and Spezza responded with a goal and an assist on Saturday.
Insight: Spezza assisted Seguin's goal to start the game and then fewer than three minutes later, Seguin assisted Spezza's score. Spezza has six goals and 18 assists this season, and he is a must-start when he is on the top line. Unfortunately, he also comes with a minus-nine rating.
Bryan Little, C, WIN12/13/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Jets center Bryan Little scored the only goal of the game for Winnipeg as they lost, 4-1, to Anaheim on Saturday.
Insight: Little has seven points in his last five games although that is a little misleading as four of those points came in one game. Little has 12 goals and nine assists in 31 games this season.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA12/13/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf recorded two points during Saturday's victory over the Jets.
Insight: Getzlaf had a goal and an assist with two shots on net and a plus-two rating. Getzlaf has 10 goals and 23 assists in 31 games this season.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM12/13/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos had an assist and was even on Saturday.
Insight: Not a great game for Stamkos but considering his most of his teammates were minus-one, minus-two or even minus-three in the, 4-2, loss, owners will take Stamkos' stats versus the Capitals. He has 17 goals and 16 assists this season.
Nicklas Backstrom, C, WAS12/13/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom registered a hat trick on Saturday against the Lightning.
Insight: Backstrom scored on 3-of-his-4 shots on net. He was plus-two in the game. Backstrom is now averaging over a point per game this season with eight goals and 22 assists in 29 games.
Daniel Winnik, C, ANA12/13/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs forward Daniel Winnik led Toronto with two points on Saturday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Winnik assisted both goals in the third period for Toronto as they won, 4-1. Winnik has a goal and 10 assists this season.
Boone Jenner, C, CLB12/13/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets winger Boone Jenner didn't take a shot in the shootout at the end of the game, but had the most important penalty shot of Saturday's game versus the Penguins.
Insight: Jenner earned a penalty shot attempt with the Blue Jackets trailing, 2-1, inside of eight minutes left in regulation. He beat Thomas Greiss to tie the game. Jenner also had an assist on the first goal of the game on the power play.
Mika Zibanejad, C, OTT12/13/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Senators center Mike Zibanejad scored a goal on Saturday.
Insight: It was his eighth goal of the season, and he now has 14 points through 27 games.
Scott Laughton, C, PHI12/13/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Scott Laughton scored his first career goal Saturday against Carolina.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-two rating. Laughton is centering the second line, so there is a chance he starts to produce.
Eric Staal, C, CAR12/13/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's loss to the Flyers.
Insight: He also had six shots on goal and a minus-one rating. Staal has been disappointing this season, and now has seven goals, 16 points, and a minus-11 rating overall.
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI12/13/2014 12:50:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews practiced Saturday morning and should play against the Islanders.
Insight: He will return to top line duties, so owners can breathe easy.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA12/13/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf recorded two points during Friday's victory against the Oilers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots on goal, four penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Another solid season for Getzlaf, who now has nine goals and 31 points through 30 games.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT12/12/2014 4:31:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby will miss the next two games, and possibly more, due to an illness.
Insight: While some have speculated Crosby is dealing with the mumps, there is no official diagnosis on what he is dealing with. We will update you as news comes out about Crosby over the next few days.
Anze Kopitar, C, LOS12/11/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar scored a goal during Thursday's victory against the Senators.
Insight: It was his sixth goal of the season, and Kopitar now has 13 points overall. He has been disappointing this season, but hopefully Thursday's goal gets him going.
Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF12/11/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons recorded two points in Thursday's win against the Flames.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-three rating on the night. Girgensons now has 16 points through 29 games.
Sean Monahan, C, CAL12/11/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Calgary winger Sean Monahan scored a goal during Thursday's loss to the Sabres.
Insight: It was his 11th goal of the season, and Monahan now has 20 points through 30 games. He has played well and is a top-80 option.
Claude Giroux, C, PHI12/11/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded two assists during Thursday's victory against the Devils.
Insight: Giroux also had five shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. He now has 32 points and a plus-eight rating through 28 games.
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI12/11/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews left Thursday's game with an upper boddy injury.
Insight: He left after taking an illegal hit from Dennis Seidenberg in the second period. Chicago confirmed Toews will not return to action on Thursday. Stay tuned for news on his progress.
David Krejci, C, BOS12/11/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci (hip) is expected to return this evening.
Insight: Krejci (10 points in 11 games) hasn't played since Nov 18, but he'll return to the top line. Make sure he's back in your fantasy lineups.
Eric Staal, C, CAR12/10/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal didn't practice on Wednesday, but he should be ready to suit up on Thursday against Tampa Bay according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
Insight: It appears Staal's foot is still bothering him a bit. He played 19 minutes and had two shots in the game on Monday. Staal has six goals and nine assists with a minus-nine rating this season.
Logan Couture, C, SJS12/10/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture had a goal and an assist on Tuesday's victory over the Oilers.
Insight: Couture scored the first of three straight goals to win the game as the Sharks won, 5-2. Couture finished plus-two and was tied for the team lead with three shots on net. He has 12 goals and 14 assists this season.
Joe Pavelski, C, SJS12/10/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored two goals to help San Joes score three unanswered goals and win, 5-2, over the Oilers.
Insight: Pavelski scored the first goal of the game and then the second of three straight in the second and third period as the Sharks broke the, 2-2, tie. The second goal for Pavelski was on the power play. Unfortunately, despite the two scores, Pavelski was still minus-one.
Filip Forsberg, C, NAS12/10/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Excluding empty-net goals, Predators center Filip Forsberg was the only player to score on Tuesday in the Nashville vs. Colorado game.
Insight: Forsberg scored two minutes into the game, and it was nearly 56 minutes until the next goal. Gabriel Bourque and James Neal added empty-net goals as the Predators won, 3-0. Forsberg assisted the Neal score. Forsberg has 12 goals and 15 assists with a plus-23 rating in 27 games this season.
Tyler Seguin, C, DAL12/10/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored a goal to reclaim the points lead on Tuesday.
Insight: Seguin has moved into sole possession of the points lead with 36 in 28 games. That's one point ahead of Sidney Crosby. Seguin also has a four-goal lead over Rich Nash with 22 on the season.
Brock Nelson, C, NYI12/9/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored a goal during Tuesday's loss to the Wild.
Insight: He also had two penalty minutes and was minus-one on the night. Nelson now has 13 goals and 24 points through 28 games. He is a solid option for owners at center.
Mikko Koivu, C, MIN12/9/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's comeback victory against the Islanders.
Insight: Minnesota scored four third-period goals to erase a, 4-1, deficit and defeat New York, 5-4. Koivu scored the first goal of the final period. For leagues that include faceoffs, Koivu also won 22 draws.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM12/9/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal but finished minus-three in Tuesday's loss.
Insight: Stamkos has 17 goals and 16 assists in 29 goals, but his plus/minus dropped to plus-two.
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI12/9/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored in the shootout to help lift Chicago over New Jersey, 3-2, on Tuesday.
Insight: As we have mentioned before, shootout stats don't count for fantasy, but Toews did have an assist and a plus-one rating as well Tuesday. He has 23 points in 28 games this season.
Brayden Schenn, C, PHI12/9/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn scored two goals during Tuesday's overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He tied the game with under a minute left in regulation, but the Flyers could not pull out the victory. Schenn now has nine goals and 20 points through 27 games.
Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA12/8/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad is quietly becoming a fantasy sleeper this season.
Insight: I guess the definition of sleeper is playing well without making much noise in the media, but Bjugstad has 12 goals and six assists in 26 games this season. He is also plus-three on a bad Panthers team.
Adam Henrique, C, NJD12/8/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Devils center Adam Henrique scored a power-play goal late in the second period that proved to be the game-winner on Monday versus the Hurricanes.
Insight: Carolina led halfway through the second period, 1-0, but the Devils answered with two goals before the end of the period. Jaromir Jagr scored his fifth goal of the season, and then Henrique scored on a passes from Jagr and Scott Gomez. Henrique has eight goals and eight assists this season.


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