Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will dress for Thursday's game versus the Senators according to the Bergen Record.
Insight: Normally third-string goaltender Mackenzie Skapski has been sent back to the AHL, so that means the Rangers are making a spot for Lundqvist. He will probably be the backup on Thursday and then start on either Saturday or Sunday.
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier had a decent game versus the Wild, but he still lost, 2-1.
Insight: It's just been a bad season overall for the Toronto Maple Leafs. It would probably be best for all fantasy owners to forget about owning anyone on this team. Despite just allowing two goals on Monday, Bernier dropped to 20-26-6 on the season.
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk allowed just one goal and made 35 saves in the, 2-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Insight: Dubnyk did not allow that goal until about six minutes left in the third period. We are running out of accolades for this guy. He has won four of his last five games and 22 games since Jan. 15. Dubnyk is 32-11-3 this season.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond continues to dominant the NHL.
Insight: Hammond is 14-0-1 in his first 15 starts in the NHL. Entering Monday's game versus the Sharks, he had a 1.65 GAA and .947 save percentage. Ottawa beat San Jose, 5-2, and Hammond made 29 saves in the victory.
Description: Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin allowed two goals and lost to the Blackhawks, 3-1, on Monday.
Insight: The last Chicago goal came with an empty net. Khudobin shouldn't be on many fantasy hockey teams as he is 8-15-5 this season and came into Monday with a 2.64 GAA and .903 save percentage in 31 games this season.
Description: Devils goaltender Cory Schneider made 30 saves in the, 3-1, loss to the Kings on Monday.
Insight: Schneider has been playing better as of late, but it has resulted in very few victories. He has allowed seven goals in the last five games, winning just two of those games. Schneider is just 26-27-7 this season.
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made 19 saves in the, 3-1, victory over the Devils on Monday.
Insight: Quick allowed just one goal in the victory. Quick is now 31-19-12 this season. The Kings are tied with the Flames for the final spot in the Pacific division, but Calgary is in action Monday night versus Colorado.
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith made 41 saves in the, 3-1, loss to the Canucks on Sunday.
Insight: Smith has had a rough season, but he played well versus Vancouver. Just one of the two goals he allowed were on even strength. Smith, however, should not be in many fantasy lineups as he is 11-37-5 and came into Sunday with a 3.18 GAA and .901 save percentage.
Description: Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot made 36 saves in the, 7-2, victory over the Ducks on Sunday.
Insight: Talbot has just been tremendous for the Rangers. With this victory, New York appears to be the front runner for the President's Trophy. New York, Montreal and Ahaheim all have 99 points, but New York has played the fewest amount of games. Talbot is 19-7-4 this season, and owners should continue to start him until Henrik Lundqvist returns.
Description: Blues goaltender Brian Elliott was pulled early during Saturday's contest versus Minnesota.
Insight: He was lifted less than five minutes into the second period, aftering allowing four goals on 16 shots Elliott had won four of his previous six games before running into trouble on Saturday. Jake Allen took over.
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop made 30 saves in the, 3-1, victory over the Red Wings on Friday.
Insight: Bishop allowed just the one goal on the power play. Detroit has the second best power play in the league, so we will cut Bishop some slack on not getting the shutout. He is 35-11-4 this season.
Description: Blues goaltender Brian Elliott made 33 saves, allowing just one goal, but lost to the Jets in a shootout, 2-1.
Insight: Elliott allowed two goals on three shots while Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec saved one of two shootout attempts. Despite not earning the victory, Elliott has been solid in his last two starts, allowing just one goal on 59 shot attempts.
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk finally had a poor game as he allowed three goals on 27 shots versus the Capitals on Thursday.
Insight: Fantasy owners should give Dubnyk the benefit of the doubt as he allowed two of those goals to Alex Ovechkin. Dubnyk has lost two of his last five games, but he is still an impressive 21-6-2 since Jan. 15.
Description: Florida goaltender Robert Luongo looked great in his return to the net on Thursday.
Insight: Luongo has been out for two and a half weeks, so it's nice to see him back for the last part of the fantasy hockey playoffs. Luongo made 26 saves, allowing just one goal versus the Red Wings in his return. It's safe to plug him back in lineups.
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot had another phenominal game on Wednesday but lost to the Chicago Blackhawks, 1-0.
Insight: Talbot allowed just one goal in the third period. New York appeared to score a goal in the first period, but it was disallowed. Talbot has allowed just four goals in his last five starts, going 4-1-0 during that stretch. Unfortunately for owners riding Talbot's hot streak, Henrik Lundqvist could be returning soon.
Talbot is a remarkable 11-0-2 in his last 11 games, and is making a case to stay between the pipes. He is now 17-6-4 overall.
Description: Pittsburgh backup goalie Thomas Greiss had another solid start in a losing effort on Tuesday.
Insight: In his last two starts, Greiss has allowed one goal in each game, but the Penguins failed to score in both contests. Pittsburgh has one goal in the last three games. Greiss is 8-5-3 this season as Marc Andre Fleury's backup.
Description: Devils goaltender Cory Schneider made 35 saves in his fifth shutout of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: Schneider seems to have the Penguins number this season. In a losing effort the last time Schneider faced Pittsburgh he made 41 saves and allowed just two goals. He didn't yield a goal in that contest until late in the third period. This time, he finished the job rather than waiting for his offense to score again. Schneider is 26-25-7 this season.
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek had an incredible game against the Penguins on Sunday.
Insight: Detroit won, 5-1, so not many fans are going to point to Mrazek as a key to the game, but he made 42 saves. Mrazek was standing on his head at times, and some of those saves were big early in the game. He certainly redeemed himself from his last start, which was also against the Penguins in which Mrazek allowed four goals in two periods.
Description: Blues goalie Jake Allen posted a shutout Sunday versus Dallas.
Insight: He stopped all 28 shots on goal and was fantastic all night. Allen kept the Blues in the game, as the score was tied 0-0 heading into third. The Blues went onto win 3-0. Allen is now 18-6-3 on the season.
Description: Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was chased out of the net on Saturday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Fleury lasted about a period and a half, allowing four goals on 16 shots. It was an awful game for the Penguins all around, who had 30 penalty minutes in the first period alone. Chalk this one up to a very undisciplined showing from Pittsburgh.
Description: Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov made 29 saves in the, 3-2, victory over the Flames on Saturday.
Insight: Varlamov actually had a rough third period after two great periods. He didn't allow a goal on 19 shots in the third two periods and then two goals on 12 shots in the final period. Varlamov has won five straight games, having given up just five goals in that stretch.
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne allowed just one goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Kings on Saturday.
Insight: Rinne has allowed just one goal in three straight games, so it appears he is out of his slump. The cold streak, however, went long enough that he is no longer the Vezina Trophy front runner and the Predators are clinging to just a two point lead in the Central Division.
Description: Devils goaltender Cory Schneider made 30 saves in the, 4-1, victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Insight: Schneider has evened his victory count with his losses once again. Schneider has been bouncing back and forth between more wins and more losses. He also has a 2.20 GAA and .927 save percentage this season.
Description: Canadiens goaltender Carey Price allowed just one goal on Saturday against the high-flying New York Islanders.
Insight: Although they have struggled lately, the Islanders are still second behind only the Lightning in goals scored in the Eastern Conference, so it was an impressive outing for Price. It was also a nice rebound from allowing five goals versus the Senators on Thursday. Price is 38-14-4 and is our choice for the Vezina Trophy winner.
Description: Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack had an excellent game, making 28 saves in the, 4-1, victory over the Maple Leafs.
Insight: The only goal he did allow was a penalty shot, so he was very close to a shutout. Lack has been a pretty solid pickup for owners who needed to replace Ryan Miller. Lack has allowed three goals just once in his last six starts.
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask earned his third shutout of the season with a, 2-0, victory over the Penguins on Saturday.
Insight: Pittsburgh played without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin the last two periods to make Rask's job much easier, but fantasy owners will take it. Rask is on a three-game winning streak. The surge is definitely helping owners in the playoffs.