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Sean Couturier, C, PHI10/22/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Sean Couturier scored three points against the Penguins on Wednesday.
Insight: Couturier assisted Pierre-Edouard Bellemare's goal in the first period and Matt Read's goal in the third period. Couturier then sealed the victory with an empty-net goal with less than 30 seconds left. The center was also plus-three.
Ray Emery, G, PHI10/22/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Ray Emery stopped 22 of 25 shots in a victory on Wednesday against the Penguins.
Insight: Emery wasn't particularly good, but the Flyers controlled the puck for much of the game. Emery helped the Flyers penalty kill keep the top power-play unit of Pittsburgh scoreless on two tries. Steve Mason is still the starting goalie, but Emery might receive some more playing time moving forward. Keep an eye on this situation.
Marc-Andre Fleury, G, PIT10/22/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 32 shots against the Flyers on Wednesday.
Insight: That is a .875 save percentage. It wasn't really Fleury's fault as the Penguins played a pretty sloppy defensive game in front of their goaltender. Fleury is 3-2 this season.
Matt Read, RW, PHI10/22/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Flyers right wing Matt Read scored a goal in Wednesday night's game against the Penguins.
Insight: Read scored at the 8:50 mark of the third period to put the Flyers up, 4-2. Pittsburgh scored to cut the lead to one before Philadelphia added an empty-net goal. So Read's goal ended up being the game-winner.
Nick Spaling, C, NAS10/22/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Nick Spaling scored his first goal as a Penguin on Wednesday.
Insight: Spaling had a goal and an assist in what was easily his best fantasy day of the young 2014-2015 season. Spaling was also plus-two, but Pittsburgh lost, 5-3.
Mark Streit, D, PHI10/22/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Mark Streit scored the first of five Philadelphia goals on Wednesday night against the Penguins.
Insight: Streit scored on a slapshot to tie the game at one. Streit also made a nice defensive play that possibly prevented a goal. Philadelphia scored three third period goals to win, 5-3. Streit was plus-two.
Ray Emery, G, PHI10/22/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: The Flyers will start Ray Emery on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Insight: This isn't that surprising since Steven Mason played on Tuesday. Emery has a 2.73 GAA and .907 save percentage in two games this season. With Mason's slow start, perhaps Emery receives more playing time if he plays well on Wednesday.
Corey Crawford, G, CHI10/22/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will not play in the team's next two games according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Crawford missed Tuesday's game due to the upper body injury. He will not travel with the team to Nashville or St. Louis.
Charlie Coyle, C, MIN10/22/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Wild center Charlie Coyle signed a five-year, $16 million extension with the team on Wednesday according to the
Insight: Coyle is in his last season of his entry-level contract. The new deal will come with a $3.2 million annual cap hit starting next season. Many experts have said this is a great move for Minnesota, but it likely has no effect on fantasy owners.
Clarke MacArthur, LW, OTT10/22/2014 5:57:00 PM
Description: The NHL postponed the Senators and Maple Leafs game on Wednesday.
Insight: The game was scheduled for 7:00 PM ET, but due to the shooting in Ottawa Wednesday, the NHL decided to postponed the game. The league has not yet rescheduled the game.
Jarome Iginla, RW, COL10/22/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla is still looking for his first goal of the season.
Insight: He assisted on Alex Tanguay's third goal of the season, but has been unable to light the lamp as a member of Colorado. Iginla has four assists now, and owners should not panic yet, as he is bound to start putting the puck in the back of the net soon.
Roberto Luongo, G, FLA10/22/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo picked up his second win of the season in Tuesday's overtime victory.
Insight: He stopped 30-0f-33 shots on goal, and help defeat the Avalanche 4-3. Luongo is now 2-2-1 with a 2.72 GAA and a .906 save percentage.
Ondrej Palat, LW, TAM10/22/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the overtime winner Tuesday versus Calgary.
Insight: It was his second goal of the season, and he now has four points overall. Palat is fine fantasy option, as he should push for 60 points. Valtteri Filppula scored Tampa Bay's other goal, his first this season.
Karri Ramo, G, CAL10/22/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Flames goalie Karri Ramo stopped 20-of-22 shots in Tuesday's overtime loss to Tampa Bay.
Insight: He is now 2-1-1 and continues to split starts with Jonas Hiller. Neither guy is a great fantasy option, unless one is able to separate himself from the other.
Evgeni Nabokov, G, TAM10/22/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov earned his first win as a member of the team.
Insight: He defeated Calgary 2-1, while stopping 21-of-22 shots on goal. Nabokov is firmly entrenched as the backup behind Ben Bishop, making him an irrelevant fantasy option.
Jamie Benn, LW, DAL10/22/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn recorded two points in Tuesday's win over the Canucks.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and now has eight points on the season. Dallas' top line featuring Benn and Tyler Seguin is as lethal as they come.
Tyler Seguin, C, DALHot10/22/2014 9:51:00 AM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin continued to stay hot on Tuesday night.
Insight: Fresh off earning the first star of the week honors, Seguin notched his fifth goal of the season, along with having six shots on goal. He now has 10 points on the season, and is showing what a dynamic player he really is.
Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL10/22/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen earned his third victory of the season Tuesday versus Vancouver.
Insight: He stopped 43-of-46 shots on goal, and is now 3-0-2 with a 2.92 GAA and a .913 save percentage. Owners should continue to start Lehtonen with confidence.
Ryan Miller, G, VAN10/22/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller was pulled in the second period, in Tuesday's loss to Dallas.
Insight: He let up five goals on only 13 shots, before getting the hook. It was Miller's first loss of the season, but owners should expect this just to be a minor hiccup. Eddie lack took over, and he was able to stop 14-of-15 shots on goal.
Steve Mason, G, PHI10/22/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason played well. despite giving up four goals.
Insight: He faced 43 shots, and stopped 39 of them, but got no help from his team. Mason is off to a disappointing start this season, as he is now 0-3-1 with a 3.83 GAA and .878 save percentage.
Antti Raanta, G, CHI10/22/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta shined in his first start of the season.
Insight: He stopped all 32 shots from Philadelphia, and earned the shutout. However, Raanta is not a fantasy option moving forward, as Corey Crawford is only day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Patrick Kane, RW, CHI10/22/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane had two goals on Tuesday night against the Flyers.
Insight: He now has three goals on the season, and owners are hoping this is the game that puts Kane on a hot streak.
Keith Yandle, D, ARI10/21/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Arizona defenseman Keith Yandle had a big game on Tuesday night.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a +1 rating and nine shots on goal. It was Yandle's first goal of the season, and he now has six points overall. He will continue to be a solid fantasy option.
Mike Ribeiro, C, NAS10/21/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Nashville center Mike Ribeiro notched two points on Tuesday night against Arizona.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and now has five points on the season. James Neal and Ryan Ellis also tallied for the Predators.
Ondrej Pavelec, G, WIN10/21/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec earned his second win of the season.
Insight: He defeated Carolina, while stopping 21 shots on goal. Pavelec is not the best option at goalie, as Winnipeg will struggle to gets wins, all season long.
Andrew Ladd, LW, WIN10/21/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Winnipeg left wing Andrew Ladd scored a goal and had six shots on goal, on Tuesday night.
Insight: It was a nice night for Ladd, who scored his first goal of the season. He is not a great fantasy option, as he plays on a poor team, but Ladd will have solid nights like this one, throughout the season. Dustin Byfuglien and Adam Lowry scored the Jets' other two goals on the night.
Jiri Tlusty, C, CAR10/21/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jiri Tlusty scored his fourth goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to Winnipeg.
Insight: If owners need a goal-scoring option, Tlusty may be on waivers. Now would be a good time to make a move for him.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW, DET10/21/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the team's only goal in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Canadiens.
Insight: It was his second goal of the season, and he now has seven points overall. The question with Zetterback is, can he stay healthy? If so, he will be a dynamic player in 2014-15.
Alex Galchenyuk, LW, MON10/21/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Canadiens left wing Alex Galchenyuk scored a goal and was +1 on the night, in Tuesday's overtime victory.
Insight: He is off to a nice start this season, as Galchenyuk now has seven points, along with a +4 rating. Owners need to consider picking him up off waivers.
David Desharnais, C, MON10/21/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Montreal center David Desharnais scored the overtime winner against Detroit.
Insight: It was his first goal of the season, and he now has four points overall. There are better options than Desharnais from a fantasy perspecyive, but it is nice to see him score the OT winner.
Jimmy Howard, G, DET10/21/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well despite losing in overtime to Montreal.
Insight: He made 34 saves on 36 shots on goal, but it wasn't enough for the Wings. Howard is now 2-2-1, but is still a solid fantasy option.
Carey Price, G, MON10/21/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Canadiens goaltender Carey Price played well in Tuesday's overtime win against Detroit.
Insight: He stopped 27-of-28 shots on goal, and is now 5-1-0 on the season. Impressive start to the season for Price.
Logan Couture, C, SJS10/21/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture had a big game in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.
Insight: He scored two goals, and also had a superb eight shots on goal. However since the Sharks gave up five goals, Couture was -2 on the night. Joe Thornton added San Jose's third goal on the night, his second of the season.
Milan Lucic, LW, BOS10/21/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Milan Lucic busted out of his early-season slump in Tueaday's win.
Insight: He has yet to score a goal, but Lucic did have three assists, along with a +1 rating. He now has five points on the season, and owners should expect him to start lighting the lamp extremely soon.
Tuukka Rask, G, BOS10/21/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask did enough to pick up the win over San Jose on Tuesday night.
Insight: He stopped 31-of-34 shots on goal, for his third victory of the season. Rask has yet to be dominant just yet, but it is inevitable that he will carry Boston at some point this season.
Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR10/21/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped 28-of-31 shots in Tuesday's overtime victory over New Jersey.
Insight: It was his fourth win of the season, and it looks like Lundqvist is starting to show why he is an elite goaltender in the NHL.
Jaromir Jagr, RW, NJD10/21/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr scored his first goal of the season.
Insight: Jagr also had an assist, along with a -1 rating and two shots on goal. He now has four points on the season, and as long as he can stay healthy, Jagr will have an impact on the fantasy season.
Chris Kreider, LW, NYR10/21/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Chris Kreider played a strong game against the Devils on Tuesday.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a +2 rating and four shots on goal. Kreider continues to be a solid fantasy player, and it should stay that way, as he plays on the Rangers' top line.
Rick Nash, LW, NYRHot10/21/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash has scored another goal in Tuesday's overtime win against New Jersey.
Insight: It is already his eighth goal of the season. Nash seems unstoppable right now, which is music to owners ears. Kevin Klein notched the OT winner for the Rangers, to take down their division rival.
Jonathan Bernier, G, TOR10/21/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier picked up his first win of the season.
Insight: He stopped 34-of-36 shots on goal, and frustrated Islanders' players all night. Bernier will continue to split starts with James Reimer, unless something drastic happens.
Phil Kessel, RW, TOR10/21/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored two goals on Tuesday night.
Insight: He added an assist, and was +3 on the night with five shots on goal. Kessel is a top tier player, and is producing as one of the better players in the NHL, at the moment.
James van Riemsdyk, LW, TOR10/21/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Toronto left wing James van Riemsdyk had two points in Tuesday's win over the Islanders.
Insight: He had a goal and assist, along with a +2 rating and two shots on goal. JVR should continue to be a goal-scoring machine, moving forward.
John Tavares, C, NYI10/21/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares notched his thurd goal of the season.
Insight: He now has 10 points, and is clearly looking like one of the best players in the game. Tavares has a chance to be a top-three fantasy player by season's end.
Jaroslav Halak, G, NYI10/21/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak was pulled in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.
Insight: He let up five goals on 23 shots, before being yanked in the third period. It was Halak's second loss of the season, but he remains entrenched as New York's top goaltender. Chad Johnson replaced Halak and stopped all five shots he faced.
Jason Spezza, C, DALHot10/21/2014 1:55:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Jason Spezza will play on the Stars top line Tuesday.
Insight: Playing alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin can only help his fantasy value. Spezza may not be a 90-point scorer like he was in Ottawa for so many seasons, but he's got seven points in his first five games.
Pavel Datsyuk, C, DET10/21/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday night.
Insight: We were hoping Datsyuk would be able to stay healthy this season, but here we are five games into the season and Datsyuk is set to make his season debut. He played in just 45 games last season, the fewest in his 12-year career.
Mason Raymond, LW, CALHot10/20/2014 12:37:00 PM
Description: Calgary winger Mason Raymond led the team Sunday night with a goal and two assists.
Insight: In case you haven't been paying attention, Raymond's hot. He already has five goals (on 20 shots) and two assists in seven games while playing on the Flames third line.
Sami Vatanen, D, ANA10/20/2014 12:32:00 PM
Description: Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen scored twice to earn the No. 1 star in Sunday's 3-0 win over St. Louis.
Insight: Vatanen's got five points this season, all of them on the power play. As long as he stays out there in man-advantage situations he will be a solid fantasy option.
Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYRHot10/20/2014 12:30:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made in two wins in a row with a 4-0 shutout win against San Jose.
Insight: He stopped all 33 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season. The Sharks are second in scoring this season, so it was a well-earned blanking.
Jonathan Quick, G, LOSHot10/20/2014 12:24:00 PM
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stopped 40-of-41 shots Sunday night en route to a 2-1 victory.
Insight: Quick has now won three in a row and stopped 114 of 116 shots after starting the season slowly. He back where he belongs and is a must start whenever he's between the pipes.
Jimmy Howard, G, DET10/20/2014 12:19:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (groin) is practicing Monday, according to Chuck Pleiness and could return for Tuesday's contest with Montreal.
Insight: Howard's groin injury appears to have been a minor one. He's 2-1-1 with a 1.72 GAA and .934 save percentage.
Johan Franzen, RW, DET10/20/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen did not start on Saturday and has missed Monday's practice which makes him unlikly to be ready for Tuesday's game with Montreal.
Insight: When healthy, Franzen is a offensive force, as his five points in four games this season will atest, but keeping him healthy has been a problem lately. He played just 54 games last season.
Viktor Fasth, G, EDM10/20/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth was supposed to have an MRI on his groin Friday, but we haven't heard the results.
Insight: Fasth was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, but we have no timetable for his return.
Victor Hedman, D, TAM10/20/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to a broken hand, according to Bob McKenzie. He was injured blocking a shot in the game against Vancouver on Saturday.
Insight: Hedman normally is paired with Anton Stralman, but Matthew Carle will likely take that spot. His points production (seven in five games, including five on the power play) will be missed by fantasy owners.
Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CAL10/19/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Flames rookie Johnny Gaudreau said the healthy scratch on Friday was "good" for him according to the Calgary Sun.
Insight: Gaudreau was pointless in the first five games of the season, so coach Bob Hartley scratched him for Friday's game. Gaudreau said he talked to Hartley and understands its a learning experience that will benefit him in the long run. His teammates have been fully supporting the rookie in the locker room. The Calgary Sun reported Gaudreau looked great in practice on Saturday and should be back in the lineup soon, maybe as early as Sunday.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM10/19/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist on Saturday against the Canucks.
Insight: Stamkos set the tone with a goal in the first minute of the game. Vancouver answered, but Stamkos responded right back with his second goal about a minute after the Canucks tied the game at one. Stamkos is second in the league with five goals.
Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL10/19/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz scored a hat trick on Saturday against the Coyotes as St. Louis routed Arizona, 6-1.
Insight: Schwartz scored a power-play goal about halfway through the second period, an even-strength goal in the first minute of the third period and then another power-play goal with seconds remaining. Schwartz had four points in the game and now has seven on the season.
Johnny Oduya, D, CHI10/19/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya scored his first goal of the season on Saturday against the Predators.
Insight: Oduya's goal was his only shot of the game. He scored at the 1:49 mark of the first period, and Chicago won the game in overtime, 2-1. Oduya was plus-two.
Shea Weber, D, NAS10/19/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Predators defenseman Shea Weber scored a power play goal on Saturday for his third score of the season.
Insight: Weber also had two penalty minutes, three shots and two hits. He has three goals, four points and a plus-five rating five games into the season.
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI10/19/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored the game-winning overtime goal shorthanded on Saturday against the Predators.
Insight: Chicago jumped out to an early 1-0 lead about two minutes into the game, but the Blackhawks did not score again until overtime. Toews was plus-one with three shots and one hit in over 22 minutes of ice time.
Tyler Seguin, C, DAL10/18/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin had four assists on Saturday against the Flyers.
Insight: Seguin has eight points in his last three games, four goals and four assists. His rating is also a plus-six. Hopefully no Bruins fans are watching this guy play because he has been spectacular.
Claude Giroux, C, PHI10/18/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Philadelphia completed a two-goal comeback on Saturday against the Stars.
Insight: The goal was Giroux's second of the season to give the Flyers its first victory. Philadelphia was aggressive, crashing the net in overtime, and drew a penalty. Giroux's goal came on the power play. Giroux also had an assist and finished plus-one.
Paul Stastny, C, STL10/18/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Blues center Paul Stastny suffered an upper body injury and will not return on Saturday according to the team's twitter.
Insight: Stastny suffered the injury on a hit from Martin Hanzal just 31 seconds into the game. Stastny, a free agent acquisition this summer, has a goal and three assists this season.
Justin Peters, G, WAS10/18/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Captals goalie Justin Peters stopped 20-of-21 shots against the Panthers on Saturday.
Insight: The only goal Peters allowed was on the power play, but unfortunately for Washington, they also only scored one goal in regulation. Peters earned the victory in the shootout. The goalie stopped Panthers' right winger Jossi Jokinen and then Alex Ovechkin scored to win.
Brad Boyes, C, FLA10/18/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Panthers forward Brad Boyes scored with under five minutes to go in the third period on Saturday to earn a point for Florida.
Insight: The Captials led the game, 1-0, for over 52 minutes in the game, but Boyes power play goal sent the contest to overtime. The Panthers lost in the shootout, but still earned a point.
Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS10/18/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored on his shootout attempt to seal a Washington victory on Saturday night.
Insight: Ovechkin was the third Capital to score in the shootout, and goalie Justin Peters stopped Panthers' Jossi Jokinen just prior to Ovechkin's score. Therefore, the victory was sealed. Ovechkin had two shots and seven hits in the game.
Patrick Marleau, C, SJS10/18/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored his fourth goal of the young season on Saturday against the Devils.
Insight: San Jose won, 4-2. Marleau had two points, two shots and was plus-one. He has seven points on the season.
Mike Cammalleri, LW, CAL10/18/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Devils left winger Mike Cammalleri scored as New Jersey tried to comeback against the Sharks on Saturday but ultimately lost, 4-2.
Insight: Cammalleri finally got the Devils on the board at the 8:00 mark of the third period. Adam Henrique then scored to make the deficit just one, but the Sharks sealed the victory with an empty-net goal.
Logan Couture, C, SJS10/18/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture scored a goal and has two assist in a victory over the Devils, on Saturday.
Insight: Couture had his first assist and goal on the power play as San Jose jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the end of the second period. Couture then assisted Patrick Marleau's goal as the Sharks led 3-0. The Devils battled back to score the next two goals before allowing an empty netter.
Nick Foligno, LW, CLB10/18/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno scored a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Senators.
Insight: Foligno also had four shots on net and was plus-one. Despite erasing a 2-0 deficit, the Blue Jackets could not complete the comeback as Senators left winger Mike Hoffman scored in the third period, and Ottawa won, 3-2.
Robin Lehner, G, OTT10/18/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Senators backup goalie Robin Lehner won again on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Lehner has earned more playing time with his great play. On Saturday, he allowed just two goals on 40 shots to post a .950 save percentage in the game. He helped kill both Blue Jacket power plays. Lehner will likely stay in net as long as he is playing well.
Jonas Gustavsson, G, DET10/18/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson earned a shutout against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Insight: Detroit and Toronto played a home-and-home series on Friday and Saturday. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard earned the victory on Friday and had the day off on Saturday. The victory was Gustavsson's first of the season.
Jonathan Bernier, G, TOR10/18/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was excellent in a loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night.
Insight: Bernier stopped 31-of-32 shots for a .969 save percentage in the game, but lost 1-0. He allowed Henrik Zetterberg to score with ten seconds left in overtime. Reimer is 2-2 to start the season.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW, DET10/18/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Insight: Zetterberg broke a 0-0 tie with ten seconds remaining in overtime. It was his first goal of the season. Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson had the assists.
Carey Price, G, MON10/18/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Canadiens goaltender Carey Price made 34 saves in a victory over the Avalanche on Saturday.
Insight: It was one of Price's better performances of the young season. Price stopped 32-of-34 shots for a .941 save percentage on Saturday.
Matt Duchene, C, COL10/18/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored his second goal of the season, but Colorado ultimately lost to Montreal, 3-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Duchene scored a tip-in goal off a Jarome Iginla shot at the 17:29 mark of the third period. The goal cut the Montreal lead to just one, but Colorado could not muster another score. With the loss, the Avalance dropped to 1-4-1 on the season.
P.K. Subban, D, MON10/18/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban scored two goals on three shots against the Avalanche on Saturday.
Insight: He also contributed two hits and two penalty minutes. Subban's first goal was a slap shot on the power play to tie the score at one at the beginning of the second period. To cap off three straight goals, Subban scored on a wrister at the 17:59 mark of the second.
Zdeno Chara, D, BOS10/18/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scored his second goal of the season on Saturday against the Sabres.
Insight: The defense for Boston looked great on Saturday as three of the team's four goals came from defensemen. Chara had seven shots, one point and finished plus-two.
Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF10/18/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons was one of the more impressive Sabres' skaters on Saturday against the Bruins.
Insight: That's not saying much since Boston won, 4-0. Girgensons had four shots, a hit and had an even rating. On a night the Sabres were shut out, fantasy owners should take that.
Dougie Hamilton, D, BOS10/18/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and assist on Saturday against the Sabres.
Insight: Boston finally played the way we expect them to all season. Even if it was against Buffalo, Boston was impressive, winning 4-0. Hamilton had his first goal of the season and finished plus-three.
Jaroslav Halak, G, NYI10/18/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed just two goals, both on the power play, against the Penguins on Saturday.
Insight: Halak was superb, stopping 35-of-37 shots for a .946 save percentage. The Islanders held a 1-0 lead in the second period when New York took consecutive penalties and found themselves down two men. The Penguins scored on both power plays and then added an empty netter.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT10/18/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin looks completely healthy to start the 2014-2015 season.
Insight: Fantasy owners are relieved to hear Malkin was all over the ice on Saturday against the Islanders. He scored the team's first goal with a wrist shot on the 5-on-3 power play. With still a man advantage, Malkin set up the next goal with a slap shot that Patric Hornqvist tipped into the net. Malkin also looked great defensively, which fantasy owners might not care much about, but is an excellent sign in terms of his health.
Thomas Hickey, D, NYI10/18/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey scored on a wrist shot in the first period against the Penguins, but New York lost, 3-1, on Saturday.
Insight: Hickey finished with a plus-one rating. The Islanders were trying to start the season, 5-0-0, for the first time in franchise history, but fell just short in a well fought game on the road in Pittsburgh.
Patric Hornqvist, RW, NASHot10/18/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist scored two goals in Pittsburgh's, 3-1, victory over the Islanders on Saturday.
Insight: Hornqvist scored on a deflection off a slap shot from Evgeni Malkin on the power play. His second goal came was an empty-netter with less than two minutes left in the game. Hornqvist registered 12 shots on net and was minus-one. He also had an assist.
Patrick Nemeth, D, DALCold10/18/2014 8:54:00 PM
Description: Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth left Saturday's game against the Flyers with an arm injury.
Insight: Flyers forward R.J. Umberger lost his balance, which caused his skate to come up into the air and cut Nemeth's wrist. It is difficult to tell how serious the injury is, but there did not appear to be any blood on the ice. Nemeth will, however, not return against the Flyers.
Justin Abdelkader, RW, DET10/18/2014 7:44:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader is again on the top line for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Abdelkader has had a nice start to the season with two goals and two assists in four games. With the injury to Johan Franzen, Abdelkader will play next to Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist on Saturday.
Johan Franzen, RW, DET10/18/2014 7:41:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen did not start on Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Franzen is out due to a thigh injury he suffered Friday night. Stephen Weiss takes his roster spot and will play left wing on the third line. Justin Abdelkader has moved up to the top line for Saturday's game.
Calvin Pickard, G, COL10/18/2014 2:30:00 PM
Description: Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard will start in goal against the Canadiens on Saturday evening.
Insight: Both Semyon Varlamov and Reto Berra are banged up, paving the way for Pickard to get the nod. However, Pickard will likely not see many more starts after this one, meaning he can be left on waivers.
Jhonas Enroth, G, BUF10/18/2014 2:27:00 PM
Description: Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth will be back in net for Buffalo on Saturday night.
Insight: After losing a tough one on Friday to the Panthers, 1-0, the Sabres are sticking with the hot hand. Owners need to make sure he is in their lineups, as goalies rarely play back-to-back nights.
Jake Allen, G, STL10/18/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Blues goalie Jake Allen will get his first start of the season against Arizona on Saturday night.
Insight: This is just a start to keep Allen fresh. Goalie Brian Elliot is in no danger of losing his starting gig.
Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL10/18/2014 1:57:00 PM
Description: Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen will get the start Saturday against Philadelphia.
Insight: He earned a win last time out against Pittsburgh, and owners should not be afraid to put him into their lineups.
Jimmy Howard, G, DET10/18/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (groin) has been placed on the 48-hour goalie IR, according to's Ansar Khan.
Insight: Petr Mrazek was recalled to back up Jonas Gustavsson, but Howard will be eligible to play on Tuesday against Montreal. The injury does not appear to be serious.
Jonas Gustavsson, G, DET10/18/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson will get the start against Toronto on Saturday night.
Insight: It will be the second half of a home-and-home series. Jimmy Howard earned the victory on Friday night, and will get this game off, giving Gustavsson a chance to stay fresh.
Johan Franzen, RW, DET10/18/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen left Friday's game as a result of a thigh injury.
Insight: It seemed to be a muscle cramp, and Franzen said that he will have a chance to play Saturday night. For now, consider him day-to-day.
Carey Price, G, MON10/18/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will get the nod Saturday night against Colorado.
Insight: Price has played poorly with a 3.75 GAA and .874 save percentage, but that should not sway owners into benching one of the best goalies in the NHL.
Justin Peters, G, WAS10/18/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Captals goalie Justin Peters will start start the next two games for Washington.
Insight: Coach Barry Trotz said he wants to get Peters some action, and will do just that over the next two contests.
Ben Bishop, G, TAM10/18/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will start in goal on Saturday night against the Canucks.
Insight: No shocker here, as Bishop is 2-0-1 with a 1.61 GAA. Start him with confidence.
Frederik Andersen, G, ANA10/18/2014 9:24:00 AM
Description: Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen stopped 27-of-28 shots and earned the victory on Friday against the Wild.
Insight: Andersen is off to a fantastic start, as he is now 4-0-0 with a 1.72 goals against average, along with a .937 save percentage. Owners who took the chance on him, have it paying off tremendously, early on.
Darcy Kuemper, G, MIN10/18/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper took his first loss of the season Friday against the Ducks.
Insight: He had two shutouts in his first two starts of the season, but could not keep that trend going on Friday. Kuemper stopped 24-of-26 shots, and is now 2-1-0 with a 0.67 goals against average and a .972 save percentage. Owners scoop him up, if Kuemper is still available.
Corey Perry, RW, ANA10/18/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: Ducks winger Corey Perry continued his hot start to the season Friday against Minnesota.
Insight: He scored a goal and was +1 on the night, and now has five goals and seven points through five games. There is no reason to think that Perry is going to slow dowm, as it is looking like he is well on his way to a monster season.