Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored twice during Friday's victory against Chicago.
Insight: Stamkos had a strong game, with seven shots on goal and a plus-one rating as well. He now has 34 goals and 57 points through 63 games. Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan also tallied for Tampa Bay.
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded two points during Thursday's loss against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with six shots and two penalty minutes. Both points came on the power play, as Giroux leads the league with 31 power-play points. Brayden Schenn also scored for Philadelphia.
Description: Chicago left wing Brandon Saad notched two points during Thursday's win over the Panthers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a plus-two rating. Saad now has 19 goals and 42 points through 62 games this season. Teuvo Teravainen and Jonathan Toews also tallied for Chicago.
Description: Rangers right wing Lee Stempniak scored two goals, including the game-winner on Thursday versus Arizona.
Insight: The game-winner came with under three minutes left in the game. Stempniak now has nine goals and 18 points through 52 games. He can be left on the wire. Chris Kreider also lit the lamp twice for the Rangers.
Description: Montreal defenseman Andrei Markov recorded two points during Thursday's victory over the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and an impressive plus-five rating. Markov should be owned everywhere, with eight goals, 38 points, 26 penalty minutes, and a plus-13 rating through 61 games.
Description: Buffalo center Torrey Mitchell scored twice during Thursday's victory against the Canucks.
Insight: Mitchell was also plus-four on the night, with two shots on goal. He can be left on the wire, as he has just four goals and 12 points through 50 games. Brian Flynn, Brian Gionta, Andrej Meszaros, and Chris Stewart also tallied for the Sabres.
Description: Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin scored a goal during Thursday's loss versus Buffalo.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and minus-one rating on the night. Sedin now has 14 goals and 54 points through 61 games this season. Shawn Matthias, and Jannik Hansen also scored for Vancouver.
Description: Right winger Jaromir Jagr has been traded to the Florida Panthers.
Insight: While many expected Jagr to be dealt before the deadline, the Panthers are definitely a surprise destination. Nevertheless Florida is just two points out of a playoff spot, and this acquisition only helps. Jagr has 11 goals and 29 points through 57 games this season.
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a rough night Wednesday against the Penguins.
Insight: Holtby allowed four goals on 26 shots, and dropped his record to 29-14-9. He is still a top notch option in net though. Alexander Ovechkin, John Carlson, and Troy Brouwer all lit the lamp for Washington.
Description: Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz notched two points during Wednesday's victory against the Capitals.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and two penalty minutes. Kunitz now has 16 goals, 37 points, and 30 penalty minutes through 53 games this season. Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist, and Brandon Sutter also tallied for Pittsburgh.
Description: The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Daniel Winnik in exchange for Zach Sill, a 2016 second-round pick and 2015 fourth-round pick.
Insight: Winnik is an immediate upgrade for a Penguins team that was looking for depth. Winnik had seven goals and 18 assists with a plus-15 rating in 58 games in Toronto. He will already have the second-best plus/minus on the Penguins. Toronto will pay half of Winnik's salary, and he will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Description: The Blackhawks have placed winger Patrick Kane on long-term injured reserve according to NHL.com.
Insight: That means Kane will be out for at least 24 days or 10 games. Kane fell head-first into the boards on Tuesday after taking a cross check to the lower back. Some reports are saying he could miss more than 10 weeks.
Description: The Chicago Tribune is now reporting Kane could miss even more than 10 weeks due to his crash into the boards on Tuesday night.
Insight: The rumors continue to circle, and fantasy owners won't know anything for sure until Wednesday at the earliest. The reports, however, have all been negative, so at the very least, owners need a replace for the next month.
Description: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane left Tuesday's game after crashing head first into the boards against the Panthers.
Insight: Kane skated off the ice favoring his shoulder. Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune tweeted he may have a broken collarbone, but he made it clear that has not been confirmed. He also reported Kane will miss more than six weeks and maybe as many as 10 weeks. ESPN also confirmed Kane will be out six to 10 weeks. Not good news for a guy who came into Tuesday as the leader in points.
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick picked up his fourth shutout of the season on Tuesday as Los Angeles defeated Detroit, 1-0.
Insight: The Kings have now won eight in a row and have moved into sole possession of third place in the Pacific division. Quick made 20 saves in the victory. He is 25-15-10 with a 2.38 GAA and .914 save percentage this season.
Description: Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling played well in a spot start on Tuesday.
Insight: Darling made 34 saves in the shootout victory over the Panthers. He is 6-2-0 with a 1.96 GAA and .938 save percentage in eight starts, but since this was his first start in over two months, he isn't fantasy relevant.
Description: Panthers winger Jussi Jokinen scored a goal in Florida's comeback against the Blackhawks on Tuesday.
Insight: The Panthers tallied two goals in the third period to tie the game, but ultimately, Florida lost in a shootout. Jokinen misses playing with Evgeni Malkin. He had seven goals in 13 playoff games last spring, but he has just six goals in 59 games this season.
Description: Blues goalie Jake Allen was awful in a spot start on Tuesday versus the Canadiens.
Insight: Allen allowed five goals on 23 shots, which is just a .783 save percentage. Prior to Tuesday, Allen had allowed just six goals in all of February. After a strong first half, Allen is just too unpredicatable for fantasy owners to trust.
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens picked up a rare victory on Tuesday.
Insight: It was Scrivens' fourth victory of the last 10 games and just his 12th win of the season. Scrivens made 33 saves as Edmonton won, 2-1. He is 12-19-7 this season and came into the game with a 2.99 GAA and .895 save percentage.
Description: Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk finally lost a game and to a team he had really no business losing to.
Insight: It's hard to be mad at Dubnyk, who 9-1-1 with a .939 save percentage and three shutouts this month, but the Wild shouldn't have lost to the lowly Oilers. Dubnyk had 17 saves on 19 shots as Minnesota lost, 2-1.
Description: Oilers left wing Benoit Pouliot had two goals in the, 2-1, victory over the Wild on Tuesday.
Insight: Pouliot scored both goals in the first period that helped Edmonton defeat the hottest goalie in the league. Pouliot led the team with five shots on net. He has 13 goals and seven assists in 39 games this season.
Description: Predators defenseman Roman Josi had a plus-three rating on Tuesday night.
Insight: Josi also scored a goal and had three shots. He is a great option on defense, and now has 11 goals, 43 points, 18 penalty minutes, and a plus-20 rating through 61 games. Owners cannot ask for much more out of a defenseman.
Description: Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon a goal during Tuesday's loss against the Predators.
Insight: He also had two shots and a minus-one rating on the night. MacKinnon now has 13 goals and 37 points through 61 games, which is definitely a disappointment for owners. John Mitchell also scored for Colorado.
Description: Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth picked up his fifth win of the season.
Insight: He defeated Columbus on Tuesday night by stopping 45-of-47 shots on goal. This was arguably Neuvirth's best game of the season, but he still should be kept on the waiver wire, with a 5-16-3 record.
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk recorded two points during Tuesday's victory against the Flyers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. Faulk now has 11 goals and 38 points through 59 games. Jay McClement, Jeff Skinner, and Jordan Staal also tallied for the Hurricanes.
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot made 21 saves to pickup his first shutout of the season.
Insight: Talbot came into the game having won six of his last nine games, but his other numbers are terrible: 3.06 GAA and .895 save percentage. The shutout will certainly help those. Talbot should remain in fantasy lineups until Henrik Lundqvist returns.
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored his team's only goal of the, 2-1, loss to the Oilers on Tuesday.
Insight: Minnesota has played very well lately, but losing to a bad Edmonton team is a tough pill to swallow. All three of the games' goals were scored in the first period. vanek has 13 goals and 26 assists in 60 games this season.
Description: Bruins center David Krejci has a partially torn MCL and will miss four-to-six weeks of action according to NHL.com.
Insight: Krejci suffered the injury on Sunday against the Blackhawks. The four-to-six week timeframe means he likely won't be back until the end of the regular season. That's if Boston advances to the playoffs. Ryan Spooner will likely move into Krejci's spot next to Milan Lucic.
Description: Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg will not play on Monday against the Ducks.
Insight: Zetterberg took a blow to the head from Jamie Benn on Saturday, so he will not play on Monday. Coach Mike Babcock said Zetterberg will likely not play on Tuesday either. Fantasy owners will miss him as he has 15 goals and 34 assists in 57 games this season.
Description: Stars center Jason Spezza had two goals against the Wild on Sunday as Dallas lost, 6-2.
Insight: The Stars led, 1-0, at the end of two periods, but Minnesota was ferocious in the final period, scoring six goals. Spezza added another goal to make the score a little more respectable, however, it was still a period to forget for Dallas. Spezza has 14 goals and 36 assists in 60 games this season.
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored a pair of goals as Minnesota defeated Dallas, 6-2, on Sunday.
Insight: Minnesota trailed, 1-0, after two period but then scored six goals in the final period. The first and last one came from Parise. He also led his team with a plus-three rating and five shots on net, which was tied with Thomas Vanek. Parise has 25 goals and 21 assists in 52 games this season.
Description: Blue Jackets winger Nick Foligno had two assists in the shootout loss to the Rangers on Sunday.
Insight: Foligno assisted Marko Dano's score in the second period and David Savard's third period goal that tied the game at three. The Blue Jackets erased a, 3-0, deficit only to lose in the shootout, 4-3. Foligno has 23 goals and 32 assists in 56 games this season.
Description: Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon scored a hat trick in the, 5-4, victory over the Lightning on Sunday.
Insight: MacKinnon scored a goal in the first period and then two more in the second period. He scored the hat trick on three shots. MacKinnon, however, has been overall disappointing this season with just 12 goals and 24 assists in 60 games this season.
Description: Tampa Bay's second line just keeps rolling along this season with Tyler Johnson leading the way with a goal and two assists on Sunday.
Insight: Johnson's linemates Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat also combined for two goals and an assist. Johnson actually assisted each of his linemates' goals. Johnson has 23 goals and 36 assists in 60 games this season.
Description: Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth made 37 saves in the shootout loss to the Predators on Sunday.
Insight: Neuvirth also made two nice saves in the shootout, but Filip Forsberg beat him in the fourth round to lift Nashville over Buffalo. Neuvirth is 4-17-2 this season with a GAA over 3.00, so hopefully there aren't too many fantasy owners out there counting on his production.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller did not allow a goal on Sunday, but he also didn't finish the game as he left with an apparent leg injury according to Bleacher Report.
Insight: Miller suffered the injury after colliding with teammate Jannik Hansen. Miller did not return. In about 21 minutes of action, he made 10 saves, and backup Eddie Lack kept the shutout as he turned aside the next 27 shots. Stay tuned for updates on Miller.
Description: Canucks winger Radim Vrbata had a goal and an assist in the shutout over the Islanders on Sunday.
Insight: Vrbata scored both his goal and the assist on the power play. Vancouver scored three goals in the second period and then added an empty-netter to win, 4-0. Vrbata has 22 goals and 20 assists in 56 games this season.
Description: Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is just on fire, having allowed just seven goals in his last seven starts.
Insight: More importantly, he won on Sunday as Pittsburgh routed Florida, 5-1. The Panthers really played hard in the first two periods, but Fleury made some excellent saves to keep Pittsburgh in the lead. Then the Penguins offense took over with four goals in the final 21 minutes. Fleury is 27-13-6 this season.
Description: Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin broke out of his slump as he scored a pair of goals on Sunday versus the Panthers.
Insight: In his first seven games this month, Malkin had just two points, but he has three goals and two assists in his last three games. Malkin scored in the final minute of the second period, which really turned the tide against the Panthers. Pittsburgh scored three goals in the final period to win, 5-1. Malkin has 24 goals and 34 assists in 55 games this season.
Description: Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist scored a pair of goals and added an assist as Pittsburgh defeated Florida, 5-1.
Insight: Hornqvist has been scoring some dirty goals lately, which is exactly what the Penguins needed to jump start their offense. Hornqvist has also scored on the power play twice in the last two games after Pittsburgh entered the weekend scoreless on its last 19 power-play attempts. Hornqvist has 18 goals and 19 assists in 47 games this season.
Description: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton notched a goal and an assist in the, 6-2, victory over the Blackhawks.
Insight: Hamilton scored on the man advantage. Boston won the offensive faceoff that followed the penalty and Hamilton beat Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta with a slap shot. Hamilton has 10 goals and 22 assists in 59 games this season.
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored a goal and had two assists as Boston routed Chicago, 6-2, on Sunday.
Insight: Bergeron scored from close range to get Boston going. The Bruins then scored four unanswered goals in the second period with Bergeron picking up assists on two of those four goals. One of the assists came of the power play. He has 17 goals and 25 assists in 58 games this season.