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Dec 19, 2014

Marian Gaborik, RW

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Los Angeles

Gaborik had his season high for points with two goals and an assist in a 6-4 win over St. Louis on Thursday night.

5:39 ET

Impact: The Los Angeles Kings forward has five goals and an assist in his last three games after totaling four goals and four assists in his first 18 this season.

Jeff Carter, C

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Los Angeles

Carter matched his career high for points with a goal and three assists in a 6-4 win over St. Louis on Thursday night.

5:30 ET

Impact: Carter has registered four points in six career games, including one against Chicago in last season's playoffs. He had a goal and three assists in a win over Columbus on Oct. 26, but had three assists in his prior 13 games.

Vladimir Tarasenko, RW

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St. Louis

Tarasenko extended his point streak to seven games with an assist in a 6-4 loss at the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

5:20 ET

Impact: Tarasenko has six goals and five assists during his run.

Martin Brodeur, G

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St. Louis

Brodeur matched a career high by giving up six goals in a loss at the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

5:13 ET

Impact: It was the 15th time in 1,263 regular-season games that Brodeur had allowed six goals. He had yielded seven in his first three appearances for St. Louis and three in his prior two games.

Anze Kopitar, C

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Los Angeles

Kopitar registered his career high for points with one goal and four assists in Los Angeles' 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

4:56 ET

Impact: Kopitar, tied for third on the Kings with 19 points, had one goal and three assists in his prior 13 games.

Melker Karlsson, C

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San Jose

Karlsson had a pair of assists in a 4-3 win over Edmonton on Thursday night.

4:52 ET

Impact: The San Jose center had one assist in his first three NHL games.

Barclay Goodrow, RW

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San Jose

Goodrow scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and had an assist to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

4:47 ET

Impact: It was the first career multipoint effort for Goodrow, and the goal was his second in 17 NHL games. Goodrow had his first in a win over Edmonton on Dec. 9.

Max Pacioretty, LW

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Montreal

Pacioretty left Thursday's game four minutes into the third period after taking a late hit into the boards by Anaheim's Clayton Stoner. Pacioretty, who never saw Stoner coming, spent several seconds on his knees on the ice before being helped to the dressing room by the Canadiens' training staff.

4:42 ET

Impact: Pacioretty sustained an upper-body injury on the play and was taken straight to the hospital for what coach Michel Therrien called "precautionary reasons." There is no indication how many games, if any, Pacioretty will miss.

Matt Tennyson, D

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San Jose

Tennyson and Barclay Goodrow scored within 34 seconds of each other midway through the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

4:38 ET

Impact: The goal was Tennyson's first in eight career games and first point in four contests this season. He had two assists in 2012-13.

Christian Ehrhoff, D

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Pittsburgh

Ehrhoff missed Friday's practice.

4:37 ET

Impact: Ehrhoff has an undisclosed injury.

Andrei Markov, D

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Montreal

Markov recorded his 13th assist in Thursday's loss to Anaheim.

4:37 ET

Impact: Markov has four points in his last four games with two of them coming on the power play. He leads the Canadiens with eight power-play points.

Steve Mason, G

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Philadelphia

Mason is out for the Flyers.

4:36 ET

Impact: Mason has an upper-body injury.

Matt Beleskey, LW

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Anaheim

Beleskey scored his 15th goal in Thursday's win at Montreal.

4:36 ET

Impact: Beleskey has eight goals in his last 15 games.

Ryan Getzlaf, C

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Anaheim

Getzlaf recorded his 25th assist in Thursday's win at Montreal.

4:35 ET

Impact: Getzlaf simply continues to produce with four goals and 12 assists over his last 10 games.

Paul Gaustad, C

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Nashville

Gaustad has landed on injured reserve.

4:34 ET

Impact: Gaustad, 32, has a lower body injury.

Hampus Lindholm, D

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Anaheim

Lindholm scored his fourth goal of the season in Thursday's win at Montreal.

4:32 ET

Impact: Lindholm has recorded exactly one point in eight of his last 11 games. He was without a point in 14 of his previous 18 contests/

Eric Staal, C

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Carolina

Staal had two assists in Thursday's win over Toronto.

4:31 ET

Impact: Staal, whose 18 points are the second-most for Carolina, has three points in three games after going five straight without one.

Andrej Sekera, D

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Carolina

Sekera scored his first goal of the season and recorded his 11th assist in Thursday's win over Toronto.

4:30 ET

Impact: Sekera appears to be finding a rhythm with four points in his last four games after a seven-game point drought.

Nathan Gerbe, LW

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Carolina

Gerbe was credited with two assists in Thursday's win over Toronto.

4:29 ET

Impact: Even with the two points it's hard to consider Gerbe as much of a fantasy option. He had gone without a point in seven straight games.

Justin Faulk, D

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Carolina

Faulk scored his sixth goal of the season in Thursday's win over Toronto.

4:28 ET

Impact: Faulk has scored in three of his last five games after scoring once in his previous 12 games.

Alexander Wennberg, C

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Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Brian Gibbons on injured reserve and recalled center Alexander Wennberg and defenseman Cody Goloubef from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

4:23 ET

Impact: Wennberg, a first-round pick and 14th overall in the 2013 draft, has three assists in 21 games for the Blue Jackets this year.

Cody Goloubef, D

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Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Brian Gibbons on injured reserve and recalled center Alexander Wennberg and defenseman Cody Goloubef from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

4:22 ET

Impact: Goloubef was on a conditioning assignment after a knee injury. He had two penalty minutes in three games with the Blue Jackets before being injured Nov. 1.

Brian Gibbons, C

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Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Brian Gibbons on injured reserve and recalled center Alexander Wennberg and defenseman Cody Goloubef from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

4:21 ET

Impact: Gibbons, who played last year for the Pittsburgh Penguins, suffered a knee injury in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to Washington and is expected to miss two to three weeks. He has collected five assists in 21 games with the Blue Jackets.

Robyn Regehr, D

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Los Angeles

Regehr has been placed on injured reserve by the Los Angeles Kings with an upper-body injury.

3:59 ET

Impact: Regehr was hurt during the second period of Los Angeles' 6-4 comeback victory over St. Louis on Thursday. He is likely to be out at least two weeks with the unspecified injury.

Marc-Andre Fleury, G

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Pittsburgh

Fleury turned away all 29 shots in Thursday's 1-0 overtime win over Colorado.

3:54 ET

Impact: Fleury has been terrific this month, going 5-0-1 with a 1.48 GAA and two shutouts. It's hard to find a hotter goalie in the game right now.

Olli Maatta, D

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is the third member of the team diagnosed with mumps.

3:32 ET

Impact: The Penguins issued a statement Friday that Maatta tested positive for the virus and remains in isolation. Maatta is already out because of an upper body issue. The 20-year-old missed two weeks this season after surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid tumor.

Nick Foligno, LW

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Columbus

Foligno had two goals with an assist in Thursday's loss to Washington.

11:25 ET

Impact: He has five goals with two assists in his last five contests.

Eric Fehr, RW

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Washington

Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the Capitals' point streak to seven games and snapping the Blue Jackets' winning streak at seven.

11:24 ET

Impact: Fehr has four goals with three assists in his last eight games.

Wayne Simmonds, RW

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Philadelphia

Simmonds went scoreless Thursday after getting six goals in his last six contests.

11:20 ET

Impact: He is tied for third on the team with 22 points.

Roberto Luongo, G

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Florida

Luongo made 25 saves Thursday to earn his third straight victory in a shutout.

11:19 ET

Impact: He has a 1.23 goals-against average during that stretch.

Dave Bolland, C

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Florida

Bolland scored the winning goal in the tiebreaker to lead the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

11:17 ET

Impact: The oft-injured Bolland doesn't have a non-shootout goal this season and isn't a serious fantasy option.

Dec 18, 2014

Mark Stuart, D

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Winnipeg

Stuart is likely out until February with a lower-body injury.

8:37 ET

Impact: He was injured in Tuesday's game against Buffalo.

Brad Boyes, RW

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Florida

Boyes is out Thursday for the Panthers due to an upper-body injury.

8:34 ET

Impact: He's considered to be day to day.

Jay Harrison, D

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Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Jets have acquired defenseman Jay Harrison from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a draft pick. Under terms of the deal announced Thursday, Carolina receives the Jets' sixth-round pick in the 2015 draft. That pick originally belonged to Ottawa.

4:37 ET

Impact: The 32-year-old Harrison is reunited with Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice, whom he played for both in Toronto and Carolina. Harrison had one goal and three assists in 20 games while skating at a minus-5 plus-minus rating this season - his sixth with the Hurricanes. Carolina entered Thursday night's home game against Toronto with a league-low 19 points.

Cory Schneider, G

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New Jersey

Schneider made 14 saves Wednesday.

12:11 ET

Impact: Schneider has dropped three straight starts and isn't a strong fantasy option.

Kyle Turris, C

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Ottawa

Turris provided the offense with a pair of goals Wednesday.

12:09 ET

Impact: Turris ended a 10-game goal drought that was no doubt part of why coach Paul MacLean was fired.

Craig Anderson, G

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Ottawa

Anderson put it all together against New Jersey on Wednesday night, making 34 saves in the Senators' 2-0 win over the Devils.

12:09 ET

Impact: Anderson earned his third shutout of the season and 29th in his NHL career.

Eddie Lack, G

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Vancouver

Lack stopped 27 shots for Vancouver on Wednesday night.

12:07 ET

Impact: Lack started for the first time since Dec. 7 in place of No. 1 goalie Ryan Miller, who gave up five goals on 23 shots in a 5-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Kari Lehtonen, G

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Dallas

Lehtonen finished with 27 saves for his second shutout this season Wednesday.

12:07 ET

Impact: Lehtonen has won six of his last nine starts, and has taken six of nine on eht road.

Niklas Backstrom, G

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Minnesota

Backstrom made 22 saves Wednesday night.

12:05 ET

Impact: Backstrom played through a stomach illness at Chicago on Tuesday, giving up four goals on 38 shots in the 5-3 loss. He replaced starter Darcy Kuemper, who came down with a similar sickness a few hours before faceoff.

Niklas Svedberg, G

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Boston

Svedberg made 35 saves for the Bruins on Wednesday.

12:04 ET

Impact: Svedberg made his second start in 11 games to give a rest to Tuukka Rask, who lost in shootouts on Tuesday at Nashville and on Saturday against Ottawa.

Carl Soderberg, C

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Boston

Soderberg picked up a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night.

12:03 ET

Impact: Soderberg notched his first effort with one goal and one assist since Nov. 6 against lowly Edmonton. The goal was his first in 16 games.

Loui Eriksson, RW

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Boston

Eriksson's goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night.

12:02 ET

Impact: Eriksson added an assist for his first multi-point effort since Nov. 6 against lowly Edmonton.

Darcy Kuemper, G

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Minnesota

The Wild have ruled out that Kuemper has the mumps.

11:40 ET

Impact: Kuemper was ill so the Wild ordered him to undergo a thorough examination.

Damon Severson, D

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New Jersey

Severson is expected to miss the next four to five weeks.

11:39 ET

Impact: The New Jersey defenseman has a hairline fracture in his left ankle.

Thomas Greiss, G

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Pittsburgh

Greiss is being tested for mumps.

11:38 ET

Impact: Greiss serves as the backup to goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

Jaden Schwartz, LW

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St. Louis

Schwartz is out with an injury to his right foot.

12:46 ET

Impact: Schwartz is considered week-to-week.

Kyle Palmieri, RW

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Anaheim

Palmieri is on the injured list with a shoulder injury.

12:43 ET

Impact: Palmieri isn't expected to be back until at least a visit to Arizona on Dec. 27.

Dec 17, 2014

Marc Methot, D

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Ottawa

Methot is back on the shelf after aggravating a back injury that had already sidelined him for nearly two months to start the season.

11:28 ET

Impact: He's been limited to two games this season, and there's no telling how long he'll be out.

Ben Smith, RW

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Chicago

Smith had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night.

6:03 ET

Impact: The Chicago Blackhawks forward has three goals and two assists in his last seven games. He has four goals and three assists in 32 contests this season.

James van Riemsdyk, LW

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Toronto

Van Riemsdyk had two assists in Tuesday's win versus Anaheim.

5:53 ET

Impact: Van Riemsdyk, who ranks second on Toronto with 28 points, has four goals and seven assists over his last nine games.

Tyler Bozak, C

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Toronto

Bozak had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's win versus Anaheim.

5:52 ET

Impact: Bozaka Had just one point in his last five games prior to Tuesday following a stretch with nine points in six games, so maybe he'll catch fire again.

Nazem Kadri, C

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Toronto

Kadri scored his ninth goal of the season in Tuesday's win over Anaheim.

5:51 ET

Impact: Kadri has four goals and seven assists over his last 10 games.

Phil Kessel, RW

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Toronto

Kessel scored two goals and added an assist in Tuesday's win over Anaheim for his fourth three-point performance of the season and first since Halloween.

5:51 ET

Impact: Kesell has six goals and five assists over his last nine games, pushing his season totals to 17 in each category.

Ryan Kesler, C

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Anaheim

Kesler tallied his 11th goal and 15th assist of the season in Tuesday's loss at Toronto.

5:47 ET

Impact: Kesler has come alive with five goals and three assists in his last six games after recording one point in his previous five contests.

Brent Seabrook, D

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Chicago

Seabrook recorded his season high for points with a goal and two assists in a 5-3 win against Minnesota on Tuesday night.

5:47 ET

Impact: The Chicago Blackhawks defenseman had one assist in his prior eight games. It was his first three-point game since Dec. 5, 2010, against Calgary.

Jonathan Toews, C

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Chicago

Toews recorded his season high for points with a goal and two assists in a 5-3 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night.

5:45 ET

Impact: The Chicago Blackhawks captain had three points, all assists, in his prior five games. His 12 goals and 28 points are each second-most on the team this season.

Wayne Simmonds, RW

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Philadelphia

Simmonds scored his 14th goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to Tampa Bay.

5:43 ET

Impact: Simmonds has been on fire with six goals in his last six games and he has one in each of his last three.

Patrick Kane, RW

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Chicago

Kane scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 3:28 left, and the Chicago Blackhawks bounced back to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 on Tuesday night for their 13th win in 15 games.

5:40 ET

Impact: Kane also had two assists and matched a season high with three points. His 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in 15 games since Nov. 15 are the most in the league.

Steven Stamkos, C

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Tampa Bay

Stamkos recorded his 18th goal in Tuesday's win at Philadelphia.

5:39 ET

Impact: Stamkos has just three goals in his last 10 games.

Tyler Johnson, C

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Tampa Bay

Johnson had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's win at Philadelphia.

5:38 ET

Impact: Johnson has four goals and eight assists over his last 11 games.

Derek Stepan, C

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NY Rangers

Stepan had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over Calgary on Tuesday night.

5:36 ET

Impact: It was the third multipoint performance in 17 games this season for the New York Rangers center. He had one assist in his prior four contests. Stepan has three goals and 13 assists this season.

Ryan Callahan, RW

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Tampa Bay

Callahan had two assists in Tuesday's win at Philadelphia.

5:36 ET

Impact: Callahan is slumping with four points in his last nine games after recording 21 in his first 19 contests.

Rick Nash, LW

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NY Rangers

Nash scored two goals to reach 20 for the season, and the New York Rangers beat the Calgary Flames 5-2 on Tuesday night to sweep a three-game Western trip.

5:34 ET

Impact: Nash has a career-best 11-game point streak, recording eight goals and six assists during the spurt. He tied Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin for the longest run in the NHL this season.

Devan Dubnyk, G

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Arizona

Dubnyk made 31 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory Tuesday night against his former team, the Edmonton Oilers.

5:22 ET

Impact: The win was Dubnyk's first since Nov. 22. He was 0-2-1 with a 3.59 goals-against average in his four previous appearances. Dubnyk is 6-2-2 with a 2.55 GAA in 12 games this season.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D

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Arizona

Ekman-Larsson scored with 0.3 seconds left in overtime, and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 Tuesday night to end a team-record nine-game home losing streak.

5:11 ET

Impact: The goal was the fourth for the Coyotes defenseman in seven games this month. He also has an assist in that stretch. Ekman-Larsson has seven goals and eight assists in 31 games this season.

Pekka Rinne, G

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Nashville

Rinne made 33 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over Boston.

5:10 ET

Impact: Rinne has allowed two goals or fewer in each of the last five games, going 3-2-0 with a 1.19 GAA. He leads the league with 20 wins on the season.

Ondrej Pavelec, G

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Winnipeg

Pavelec finished with 27 saves in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Buffalo.

5:08 ET

Impact: Pavelec is 3-0-2 with a 2.16 GAA in his last five starts.

Michael Frolik, RW

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Winnipeg

Frolik had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Buffalo.

5:08 ET

Impact: Frolik has notched two points in three of the last four games, giving him 16 on the season.

Mark Scheifele, C

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Winnipeg

Scheifele had two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Buffalo.

5:07 ET

Impact: Scheifele has 16 points on the season, six of which have come in the last three games.

Jake Allen, G

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St. Louis

Allen made 21 saves in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Los Angeles.

5:06 ET

Impact: Allen's victory was his third in a row. He is 11-3-1 with a 2.47 GAA on the season.

James Neal, LW

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Nashville

The NHL has fined Nashville Predators forward James Neal $2,000 for violating the league's revised rule against diving and embellishing. The new rule, implemented for this season after approval by the NHL Board of Governors and the NHL Players' Association, is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players and teams who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. Fines are assessed to players and head coaches on a graduated scale.

5:06 ET

Impact: Neal was issued a warning after an infraction at St. Louis on Nov. 13. No penalty was called then. His second violation at San Jose on Saturday led to the fine imposed Wednesday. Neal received a penalty for embellishment on that play. Third and fourth violations carry fines of $3,000 and $4,000 fines, respectively. A fifth violation yields a maximum $5,000 fine for a player and $2,000 for the head coach.

Vladimir Tarasenko, RW

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St. Louis

Tarasenko recorded his second hat trick of the season as part of a four-point night in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Los Angeles.

5:05 ET

Impact: Tarasenko's four points matched a career high. He has six goals and four assists during a six-game point streak. ''Vladdy shoots the puck so incredibly well that you just tip your hat,'' Blues captain David Backes said. ''He's got 20 goals already. He's the real deal.''

Marian Gaborik, RW

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Los Angeles

Gaborik scored twice in Tuesday's 5-2 loss at St. Louis.

5:02 ET

Impact: Gaborik has three goals in the last two games after scoring four in his first 18.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G

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Columbus

Bobrovsky rewarded his loyal fantasy owners again Tuesday.

3:10 ET

Impact: Bobrovsky made 30 saves in his first shutout and owns a 1.63 GAA in winning seven straight.

Jimmy Howard, G

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Detroit

Howard lost another shootout Tuesday.

3:09 ET

Impact: Howard made 29 saves before falling to 1-6 in tiebreakers this season. "What I don't like is Howie stood on his head and leaves the rink feeling like he didn't win," coach Mike Babcock said. "They don't have a home run derby at the end of a tied ballgame, because it doesn't make any sense."

Roberto Luongo, G

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Florida

Luongo won the NHL-record 20-round shootout Tuesday.

3:07 ET

Impact: Luongo made 23 saves before going down in the history books by beating the Caps in the tiebreaker.

Braden Holtby, G

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Washington

Holtby lost the NHL-record 20-round shootout Tuesday.

3:06 ET

Impact: Holtby stopped 28 shots and has posted a 1.79 GAA in his last six games.

Carey Price, G

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Montreal

Price made 25 saves Tuesday.

3:05 ET

Impact: Price is 12-3-0 with a 2.13 GAA at home so use him when the Habs are at the Bell Centre.

Cam Ward, G

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Carolina

Ward made 25 saves Tuesday.

3:04 ET

Impact: Ward has lost four straight starts so don't use him.

Max Pacioretty, LW

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Montreal

Pacioretty assisted on all three of Alex Galchenyuk's goals, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

3:03 ET

Impact: Pacioretty used to play on the first line with David Desharnais and Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau. Now he's with Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher so fantasy owners can take advantage of this lethal combination.

Alex Galchenyuk, C

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Montreal

Galchenyuk scored a career-best three goals, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

3:02 ET

Impact: Galchenyuk is up to 21 points with nine goals.

Marc-Andre Fleury, G

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Pittsburgh

Fleury will start for the Penguins on Thursday.

10:41 ET

Impact: His test for mumps came back negative.

Mikhail Grigorenko, C

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Buffalo

Grigorenko is heading back to the minors after a one-game NHL stint.

10:31 ET

Impact: The Sabres returned the 2012 first-round draft pick to their AHL affiliate in Rochester on Wednesday, a day after Grigorenko played during a 5-1 loss at Winnipeg. He finished with one shot on goal in logging just under 17 minutes of ice time in his first NHL appearance since Nov. 27, 2013. Grigorenko was called up on Monday to fill in after Torrey Mitchell was hurt blocking a shot in a 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa.

Mark Stone, RW

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Ottawa

Stone has an upper-body injury for the Sens.

10:02 ET

Impact: Stone scored in his last contest so this would be a blow for him if he misses action.

Mike Weaver, D

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Montreal

Weaver is out with a concussion.

12:47 ET

Impact: It's unclear when Weaver will return.

T.J. Oshie, C

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St. Louis

Oshie is out due to personal reasons.

12:41 ET

Impact: Oshie, though, is expected to accompany the team on a three-game road trip that starts Thursday in Los Angeles. That's a good sign that a return is imminent.

Torrey Mitchell, RW

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Buffalo

Mitchell is out with a lower-body injury.

12:39 ET

Impact: The extent of the injury is unknown, but Mitchell is considered day-to-day.

Johan Franzen, RW

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Detroit

Franzen is out with an illness.

12:38 ET

Impact: He's considered day-to-day.

Dec 16, 2014

Duncan Keith, D

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Chicago

Keith has been ruled out for the Blackhawks' game against the Minnesota Wild due to an illness.

7:17 ET

Impact: The NHL has been dealing with an outbreak of the mumps, and coach Joel Quenneville says he isn't sure what is wrong with the two-time Norris Trophy winner. He says Keith "came in sick, so he's out" for Tuesday night's game. Keith played in each of Chicago's first 31 games this season and has six goals and 12 assists. He leads Chicago in average ice time at 25 minutes and 53 seconds.

Ben Bishop, G

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Tampa Bay

Bishop is out with a lower-body injury.

6:38 ET

Impact: Bishop is sitting out Monday's meeting with Philadelphia. It's unclear if the injury is serious.

Jacob Trouba, D

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Winnipeg

Trouba will be out for at least six weeks with an upper-body injury.

5:08 ET

Impact: Trouba has been one of the team's top defenseman this season with 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 31 games. ''He's had a kind of pre-existing condition that most players deal with,'' coach Paul Maurice said Tuesday. ''And what you're hopeful for is that it heals, it gets better and progresses, and he had the opposite experience.

Scott Gomez, C

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New Jersey

Gomez had a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Islanders.

5:06 ET

Impact: Gomez has six points over the last five games.

Jaroslav Halak, G

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NY Islanders

Halak made 26 saves in Monday's 3-2 shootout win over New Jersey.

5:05 ET

Impact: Halak is 13-2-0 with a 1.88 GAA since Nov. 5.

Steve Downie, RW

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Pittsburgh

Downie had a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay.

5:04 ET

Impact: Downie has five points over a four-game stretch after coming up empty in the previous eight.

Marc-Andre Fleury, G

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Pittsburgh

Fleury made 28 saves in Monday's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay.

5:03 ET

Impact: Fleury is now 4-0-1 with a 1.78 GAA in five games this month. His 17 wins are tied for second-most in the NHL.

Marcus Foligno, LW

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Buffalo

Foligno had a goal and an assist in Monday's win over Ottawa.

5:01 ET

Impact: Foligno has now scored in three straight games, giving him five goals on the season.

Jhonas Enroth, G

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Buffalo

Enroth made 29 saves in Monday's 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa.

5:01 ET

Impact: Enroth is now 9-2-0 with a 2.20 GAA since Nov. 18, tied for the second-most wins during that time.

Beau Bennett, RW

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Pittsburgh

Bennett has the mumps, joining Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and a dozen other players across the NHL with the disease.

4:55 ET

Impact: The team confirmed the diagnosis on Tuesday after a series of tests. Bennett was placed in isolation on Monday after showing symptoms of the disease. Bennett is already out indefinitely while dealing with a lower-body injury. It's uncertain when he will be cleared to rejoin the club.

Andrej Nestrasil, C

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Carolina

Andrej Nestrasil has been placed in injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

12:53 ET

Impact: He's been limited to three points in eight games for the Hurricanes since being claimed from Detroit last month.

Robert Bortuzzo, D

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Pittsburgh

Bortuzzo is out with an upper-body injury.

12:43 ET

Impact: There's no word on when he'll return.

Zach Sill, C

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Pittsburgh

Sill is sidelined with an upper-body injury.

12:40 ET

Impact: There's no word on a potential return date.

Michael Grabner, RW

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NY Islanders

Grabner missed Monday's game against New Jersey.

12:33 ET

Impact: Grabner is dealing with a lower-body injury. He had hernia surgery on Oct. 9.

Dec 15, 2014

Slava Voynov, D

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Los Angeles

Voynov should stand trial on a felony domestic violence charge. Voynov has pleaded not guilty to one felony count of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury.

2:18 ET

Impact: Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hector M. Guzman ruled there was enough evidence again Voynov to allow the case to proceed. Guzman issued his ruling Monday after a preliminary hearing in which a police officer testified that Voynov's wife described her husband choking her repeatedly, punching her in the face and pushing her into a flat screen TV.

Beau Bennett, RW

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Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins are worried Bennett has mumps.

11:50 ET

Impact: General manager Jim Rutherford said Monday that Bennett has symptoms and the team is awaiting test results before making a diagnosis. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is out for Monday night's game against Tampa Bay after being diagnosed over the weekend. The 23-year-old Bennett has struggled to stay healthy during his brief career. He is already out indefinitely while recovering from a lower body injury against Boston last month.

Justin Williams, RW

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Los Angeles

Williams had a goal with an assist Sunday.

11:49 ET

Impact: He has three goals and two assists in his last six games.

Mike Santorelli, C

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Toronto

Santorelli had a goal with an assist Sunday.

11:44 ET

Impact: He has three goals and 10 assists in his last 10 contests.

Cody Franson, D

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Toronto

Franson had a goal with an assist on Sunday.

11:43 ET

Impact: This snapped a five-game point drought.

Patrick Sharp, LW

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Chicago

Sharp's goal Sunday was his first since returning Tuesday from a knee injury that sidelined him for 14 games.

11:24 ET

Impact: Sharp, who led Chicago with 34 goals last season, has four this year - all on the power play.

Brandon Saad, LW

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Chicago

Saad scored with 7:03 left, and the Blackhawks beat the Flames 2-1 on Sunday night for their 12th victory in the last 14 games.

11:23 ET

Impact: Saad has four goals with three assists in his last eight games.

Rick Nash, LW

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NY Rangers

Nash picked up an assist Sunday, running his point streak to a career-high 10 games.

11:21 ET

Impact: He has six goals with six assists in the last 10.

Henrik Lundqvist, G

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NY Rangers

Lundqvist made 16 saves, and the New York Rangers beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 on Sunday night.

11:20 ET

Impact: He's yielded a goal on 46 shots in his last two shots.

Tim Erixon, D

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Chicago

The Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Jeremy Morin to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday for Erixon.

9:31 ET

Impact: Erixon had one goal and five assists in 19 games with Columbus this season. He scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 26 at Los Angeles. He was thrilled to leave one of the NHL's worst franchises. "It's exciting for me," Erixon said. "It's a classy team and they've got a great history."

Jeremy Morin, LW

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Columbus

The Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Jeremy Morin to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday for defenseman Tim Erixon.

9:30 ET

Impact: Morin has no points in 15 NHL games this season. The winger was assigned to Rockford of the AHL for a conditioning assignment Tuesday because he wasn't playing at all with the loaded Blackhawks.

Derick Brassard, C

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NY Rangers

Brassard is the latest NHL player to acquire the mumps.

12:51 ET

Impact: He'll miss some time because of the disease that has ravaged the league this season.

Oscar Klefbom, D

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Edmonton

Klefbom didn't play Sunday due to a swollen foot.

12:48 ET

Impact: He's day to day.

Zack Smith, C

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Ottawa

Smith has a dislocated wrist.

12:45 ET

Impact: He's out indefinitely, and the Senators have placed him in injured reserve.

Dec 14, 2014

Kris Letang, D

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Pittsburgh

Letang scored twice in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss at Columbus.

5:57 ET

Impact: Letang has four goals and four assists during a five-game point streak.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G

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Columbus

Bobrovsky made 33 saves in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over Pittsburgh.

5:56 ET

Impact: Bobrovsky has won each of his six starts this month behind a 1.91 GAA.

Ryan Getzlaf, C

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Anaheim

Getzlaf had a goal and an assist in Saturday's win at Winnipeg.

5:54 ET

Impact: Getzlaf has been on fire of late, posting 14 points over the last eight games.

Frederik Andersen, G

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Anaheim

Andersen made 27 saves in Saturday's win at Winnipeg.

5:53 ET

Impact: Andersen has won each of his seven starts this month behind a 2.40 GAA.

Niklas Backstrom, G

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Minnesota

Backstrom made 27 saves in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win at Arizona.

5:48 ET

Impact: Backstrom is now 5-2-1 with a 2.27 GAA on the season.

Ryan Suter, D

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Minnesota

Suter notched a pair of assists in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win at Arizona.

5:46 ET

Impact: Suter has racked up seven assists over the last five games.

Cory Schneider, G

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New Jersey

Schneider stopped 29 of 33 shots before giving way to Keith Kinkaid to start the third period in Saturday's 4-3 loss at Dallas.

5:44 ET

Impact: Schneider has allowed three or four goals in four of his last five starts, dropping to 5-11-1 since Nov. 4.

Kari Lehtonen, G

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Dallas

Lehtonen made 28 saves in Saturday's 4-3 win over New Jersey.

5:44 ET

Impact: Lehtonen is 5-2-1 despite a shaky 3.22 GAA in his last eight games.

Tyler Seguin, C

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Dallas

Seguin had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over New Jersey.

5:42 ET

Impact: Seguin has been on fire of late, posting nine goals and 14 points over the last nine games.

Jake Allen, G

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St. Louis

Allen made 23 saves in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win at Colorado.

5:40 ET

Impact: Allen owns a lackluster 3.09 GAA over his last 11 games, but fantasy owners have to be pleased with his 10-3-1 record.

Kevin Shattenkirk, D

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St. Louis

Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win at Colorado.

5:34 ET

Impact: Shattenkirk had eight points over the last five games.

Claude Giroux, C

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Philadelphia

Giroux shined in fantasy action Saturday.

5:31 ET

Impact: Giroux had two assists which proved helpful to fantasy owners.

Brayden Schenn, C

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Philadelphia

Schenn shined in fantasy action Saturday.

5:31 ET

Impact: Schenn is third on Philly with a solid 22 points.

Henrik Lundqvist, G

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NY Rangers

Lundqvist made 29 saves in Saturday's 5-1 win at Vancouver.

5:31 ET

Impact: Lundqvist has won three of his last four starts, improving to 11-7-3 with a 2.63 GAA on the season.

Scott Laughton, C

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Philadelphia

Laughton had a goal and an assist and four other Flyers scored in Philadelphia's 5-1 rout of the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

5:30 ET

Impact: Laughton doubled his career point total.

Eric Staal, C

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Carolina

Staal had a goal Saturday.

5:29 ET

Impact: Staal ended a pathetic nine-game goalless run.

Jakub Voracek, RW

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Philadelphia

Voracek had a goal and an assist and four other Flyers scored in Philadelphia's 5-1 rout of the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

5:28 ET

Impact: Voracek is a fantasy stud with 37 points, good for second in the NHL. The former Blue Jackets bust has found a home in Philadelphia, albeit with one of the league's most dysfunctional organizations.

Mats Zuccarello, RW

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NY Rangers

Zuccarello scored twice in Saturday's 5-1 win at Vancouver.

5:28 ET

Impact: Zuccarello's two goals matched his total from the previous 13 games. He has 13 points in 25 games on the season.

Wayne Simmonds, RW

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Philadelphia

Simmonds had a goal and an assist and four other Flyers scored in Philadelphia's 5-1 rout of the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

5:27 ET

Impact: Simmonds has six points in his last five games.

Anton Khudobin, G

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Carolina

Khudobin made 18 saves Saturday.

5:26 ET

Impact: Khudobin is very lame at 0-7-2 with a 3.11 GAA. When will his woes end?

Joe Thornton, C

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San Jose

Thornton had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 2-0 win over Nashville.

5:26 ET

Impact: Thornton has notched two points in each of the last three games, giving him a team-leading 28 on the season.

Steve Mason, G

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Philadelphia

Mason made 25 saves Saturday.

5:25 ET

Impact: Mason rarely wins and plays on a terrible team so he's a bad fantasy option.

Antti Niemi, G

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San Jose

Niemi made all 29 saves in Saturday's 2-0 win over Nashville.

5:24 ET

Impact: Niemi has won five consecutive starts behind a 2.20 GAA.

Robin Lehner, G

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Ottawa

Lehner made 29 saves Saturday.

5:22 ET

Impact: Lehner owns a 2.76 GAA so you can find better fantasy options.

Tuukka Rask, G

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Boston

Rask made 29 saves Saturday.

5:21 ET

Impact: Rask lost for the fourth time in five starts.

Jaroslav Halak, G

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NY Islanders

Halak stopped 23 shots Saturday.

5:19 ET

Impact: Halak avoided a third straight loss.

Scott Darling, G

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Chicago

Darling stopped 38 shots Saturday.

5:19 ET

Impact: Darling, subbing again for injured Corey Crawford, had won four straight - all on the road - and three times in six days.

Matthew Carle, D

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Tampa Bay

Carle had one goal and one assist Saturday.

5:18 ET

Impact: Carle has little fantasy value.

Tom Wilson, RW

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Washington

Wilson had two assists Saturday.

5:17 ET

Impact: Wilson has nine points with two goals.

Alex Ovechkin, RW

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Washington

Ovechkin had two assists Saturday.

2:52 ET

Impact: Ovechkin is up to a solid 25 points.

Braden Holtby, G

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Washington

Holtby made 26 saves Saturday.

2:51 ET

Impact: Holtby once again stymied Steven Stamkos, who has scored just once in his career past the Caps goalie. It's a great matchup to watch.

Nicklas Backstrom, C

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Washington

Backstrom had his first career regular season hat trick as the Capitals held on to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2.

2:51 ET

Impact: Backstrom scored two second period goals and completed the natural hat trick early in the third. He now has eight goals on the season, to go with 22 assists.

Ben Bishop, G

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Tampa Bay

Bishop made 24 saves Saturday.

2:50 ET

Impact: Bishop has lost three straight and his confidence could be hurting.

Daniel Winnik, LW

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Toronto

Winnik had two assists Saturday.

2:46 ET

Impact: Winnik ended a pathetic seven-game pointless run.

Jonathan Bernier, G

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Toronto

Bernier made 27 saves Saturday.

2:39 ET

Impact: Bernier, who recently made news for thinking that Nelson Mandela was a hockey player, was no doubt happy to put that behind him in his third straight win.

Petr Mrazek, G

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Detroit

Mrazek made 37 saves Saturday.

2:38 ET

Impact: Mrazek made his fourth start of the season - his first career outing against Toronto - as the Wings rested Jimmy Howard after playing Friday. Mrazek, a 22-year-old playing his 15th NHL game, is filling in for the injured Jonas Gustavsson.

Al Montoya, G

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Florida

Montoya made 28 saves Saturday.

2:37 ET

Impact: Montoya is 2-2-2.

Jhonas Enroth, G

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Buffalo

Enroth made 25 saves Saturday.

2:36 ET

Impact: Enroth has won three straight with one shutout.

Sean Bergenheim, LW

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Florida

Bergenheim had a goal and an assist Saturday.

2:35 ET

Impact: Bergenheim is up to nine points.

Nikita Zadorov, D

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Buffalo

Zadorov had a goal and an assist Saturday.

2:34 ET

Impact: Zadorov entered with two points in 25 career games.

Radko Gudas, D

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Tampa Bay

Gudas sat out Monday due to a stomach virus.

12:13 ET

Impact: Gudas is day to day.

Jared Spurgeon, D

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Minnesota

Spurgeon missed his second consecutive game with illness Tuesday.

12:12 ET

Impact: Coach Mike Yeo said it was the stomach flu and not the mumps, which has run through the team.

Dec 13, 2014

Shawn Thornton, LW

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Florida

Thornton remains out with a groin injury.

11:57 ET

Impact: Thornton has just one goal and one assist in 22 games this season.

Stephen Weiss, C

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Detroit

Weiss missed Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury.

11:53 ET

Impact: He suffered the injury Friday, and is not expected to miss much time.

Mike Weber, D

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Buffalo

Weber underwent surgery on his left knee Friday and will miss about two weeks.

11:50 ET

Impact: Weber has four points in 26 games this season.

Jiri Tlusty, LW

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Carolina

Tlusty missed his second consecutive game with an upper-body injury.

11:46 ET

Impact: He leads Carolina with 10 goals.

Ladislav Smid, D

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Calgary

Smid left Friday's game with an upper-body injury and has been placed on injured reserve.

11:44 ET

Impact: He has just one point in 28 games.

Vincent Lecavalier, C

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Philadelphia

Lecavalier returned to action Thursday for the Flyers after dealing with a lower-body injury.

11:41 ET

Impact: He's become a regular healthy scratch for Philadelphia anyway, so he has no fantasy value.

Boyd Gordon, C

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Edmonton

Gordon scored in his return Thursday.

11:38 ET

Impact: Gordon was out with a back injury.

Ryan Carter, C

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Minnesota

Carter is on the injured list with an upper-body injury.

11:36 ET

Impact: He has 10 points this season.

Sami Vatanen, D

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Anaheim

Vatanen had his eighth goal and 15th assist in Friday's win at Edmonton.

5:25 ET

Impact: Vatanen has 16 points over his last 21 games.

Ryan Getzlaf, C

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Anaheim

Getzlaf had a goal and an assist in Friday's win at Edmonton.

5:25 ET

Impact: Getzlaf is enjoying quite the run with three goals and nine assists over his last seven games.

Tomas Fleischmann, LW

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Florida

Fleischmann scored his third goal of the season in Friday's shootout win at Detroit.

5:20 ET

Impact: Fleischmann got off to a slow start with three points in his first 21 games, but he has two goals and three assists in his last four.

Nick Bjugstad, C

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Florida

Bjugstad recorded his seventh assist in Friday's shootout win at Detroit.

5:19 ET

Impact: Bjugstad has four goals and three assists over his last four games. He had recorded one point in his previous five games.

Tyler Toffoli, RW

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Los Angeles

Toffoli had two assists in Friday's loss at Montreal.

5:15 ET

Impact: Toffoli now has 13 assists in 30 games after recording 17 in 62 games last season.

Jake Muzzin, D

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Los Angeles

Muzzin scored his second goal of the season in Friday's loss at Montreal.

5:14 ET

Impact: Muzzin now has 15 points in 24 games.

Drew Doughty, D

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Los Angeles

Doughty had a goal and an assist in Friday's loss at Montreal.

5:13 ET

Impact: Doughty now has four points in two games after a six-game drought without a point.

P.K. Subban, D

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Montreal

Subban had a goal and two assists in Friday's win over Los Angeles.

5:11 ET

Impact: It was the first three-point game of the season for Subban, who now has eight such performances in his career.

Kris Letang, D

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Pittsburgh

Letang scored his fifth goal of the season in Friday's win over Calgary.

5:10 ET

Impact: Letang now has two goals and four assists over his last four games.

Evgeni Malkin, C

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Pittsburgh

Malkin had two assists in Friday's win over Calgary.

5:07 ET

Impact: Malkin has five points in his last three games and 18 over his last 13.

Blake Comeau, LW

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Pittsburgh

Comeau scored his ninth goal in Friday's win over Calgary.

5:05 ET

Impact: Comeau had gone six games without a goal since his hat trick against Toronto on Nov. 26.

Jonathan Toews, C

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Chicago

Toews' status for Saturday is uncertain.

12:43 ET

Impact: He was hit hard into the boards Thursday and was forced to leave the game. He did not return. Toews has 23 points in 29 games this season.

Chris Neil, RW

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Ottawa

Neil was injured in Ottawa's game Thursday and did not return.

12:40 ET

Impact: He is expected to miss time with a lower-body injury.

Travis Moen, LW

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Dallas

Moen is out with an upper-body injury.

12:37 ET

Impact: Moen is considered day-to-day.

Cody McCormick, C

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Buffalo

McCormick remained out of the lineup Tuesday against Winnipeg.

12:34 ET

Impact: McCormick is out with a lower-body injury.

Scott Hartnell, LW

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Columbus

Hartnell was placed on injured reserve Friday with a broken finger.

12:32 ET

Impact: Hartnell, 32, is expected to miss two weeks. He has six goals and 11 assists in 28 games this season.

Dec 12, 2014

Zemgus Girgensons, C

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Buffalo

Girgensons had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win over Calgary on Thursday night.

5:14 ET

Impact: This performance can only help his standing in Latvia and perhaps his vote total for the All-Star game. The Buffalo center credited his native country this month for making him the early leader in the NHL's balloting.

Tyler Ennis, C

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Buffalo

Ennis matched his career high for points with three assists in a 4-3 win over Calgary on Thursday night.

5:07 ET

Impact: The Buffalo center had one point, a goal, in his first four games this month. He has a team-best 20 points this season with eight goals and 12 assists.

Matt Moulson, LW

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Buffalo

Moulson scored twice as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Thursday night.

5:03 ET

Impact: Moulson had one assist in his prior five games. He has six goals and eight assists in 29 contests this season.

Mark Giordano, D

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Calgary

Giordano extended his point streak to six games by scoring a goal in Calgary's 4-3 loss to Buffalo on Thursday night.

4:57 ET

Impact: Giordano has two goals and four assists during his streak. He has at least one point in 18 of the past 20 games, and his 30 points are six more than any other defensemen in the league.

Ray Emery, G

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Philadelphia

Emery needed to stop just 17 shots in a 4-1 win over New Jersey on Thursday night, his first since Oct. 28.

4:51 ET

Impact: The Philadelphia Flyers goaltender was 0-4-0 with a 4.35 goals-against average in his prior four starts. He's 5-4-1 with a 3.04 GAA in 11 appearances this season.

Mark Streit, D

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Philadelphia

Streit had a pair of assists in a 4-1 win over New Jersey on Thursday night.

4:46 ET

Impact: The Philadelphia Flyers defenseman has five of his 14 assists in the last four games. He also has four goals in his 28 contests this season.

Wayne Simmonds, RW

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Philadelphia

Simmonds scored a goal in a 4-1 win over New Jersey on Thursday night.

4:43 ET

Impact: It was the fourth in four games for the Flyers winger, and his team-best 12th this season.

Matt Read, RW

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Philadelphia

Read had a goal and an assist to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

4:41 ET

Impact: The performance ended an eight-game point drought for the Flyers forward. He has three goals and seven assists in 28 contests this season.

Sean Couturier, C

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Philadelphia

Couturier had a goal and an assist to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

4:39 ET

Impact: The Flyers center has two goals and four assists during a five-game point streak to open this month. He has six goals and eight assists in 28 games this season.

Nick Foligno, LW

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Columbus

Foligno scored a power-play goal at 4:41 of overtime, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.

4:35 ET

Impact: It was Foligno's second goal of the game and team-high 13th of the season. He had one goal in his prior eight games.

James Wisniewski, D

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Columbus

Wisniewski had two assists in a 3-2 overtime win against Washington on Thursday night.

4:34 ET

Impact: The Columbus defenseman has three assists in his last two games after collecting two in his previous 10 contests.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G

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Columbus

Bobrovsky had 39 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in overtime on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.

4:32 ET

Impact: Bobrovsky has allowed nine goals in the five consecutive wins. He was 5-8-1 with a 3.03 goals-against average in his first 14 games this season.

Justin Faulk, D

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Carolina

Faulk scored his fifth goal of the season in Thursday's loss at Tampa Bay.

4:18 ET

Impact: Faulk has scored in back-to-back games to nearly double his three-goal total from his previous 26 games.

Scott Darling, G

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Chicago

Darling made 32 saves for Chicago in a 3-2 win in Boston on Thursday night, the Blackhawks' eighth in a row.

4:18 ET

Impact: Darling has helped fill in admirably for an injured Corey Crawford, allowing five goals in his three consecutive wins since being recalled from the minors Dec. 2. He's 5-1-0 with a 1.80 goals-against average in his first six NHL games.

Nikita Kucherov, RW

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Tampa Bay

Kucherov scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season in Thursday's win over Carolina.

4:17 ET

Impact: Kucherov has at least one point in 10 of his last 13 games, totaling five goals and six assists.

Marcus Kruger, C

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Chicago

Kruger had a pair of assists in Chicago's 3-2 win in Boston on Thursday night, the Blackhawks' eighth in a row.

4:13 ET

Impact: Kruger had one goal and one assist in his previous eight games. He has four goals and six assists in 29 contests this season.

T.J. Oshie, C

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St. Louis

Oshie had a goal and two assists in Thursday's win over the Islanders.

4:12 ET

Impact: Oshie has had a fairly disappointing season with 11 points in 22 games, but he could be turning things around after two multi-point efforts in a span of three games.

Jaden Schwartz, LW

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St. Louis

Schwartz scored his 10th goal in Thursday's win over the Islanders.

4:11 ET

Impact: With 24 points through 29 games, Schwartz figures to challenge the 56 points he finished with last season in 80 games.

Ben Smith, RW

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Chicago

Smith assisted on the Blackhawks' first goal and scored their second to lead Chicago to its eighth consecutive victory, 3-2 over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

4:11 ET

Impact: Smith had one goal and one assist in his previous 22 games. He has three goals and two assists in 29 contests this season.

Kevin Shattenkirk, D

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St. Louis

Shattenkirk had two assists in Thursday's victory over the Islanders.

4:10 ET

Impact: Shattenkirk has two goals and six assists over his last eight games.

Paul Stastny, C

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St. Louis

Stastny scored his seventh goal in Thursday's win over the Islanders.

4:10 ET

Impact: Stastny is on fire with four goals in his last three games. He had three goals in his previous 18 games.

Alexander Steen, LW

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St. Louis

Steen scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season in Thursday's win over the Islanders.

4:09 ET

Impact: Steen, who had missed two games with an injury, now has 19 points on the season.

Alexandre Bolduc, C

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Arizona

The Arizona Coyotes recalled forward Alex Bolduc from Portland on Friday and assigned forward Jordan Martinook to the American Hockey League club.

4:08 ET

Impact: The 29-year-old Bolduc had nine goals and 11 assists in 24 games for the Pirates this season.

John Tavares, C

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NY Islanders

Tavares scored his 12th goal of the season in Thursday's loss at St. Louis.

4:08 ET

Impact: Tavares continues to be a consistent star with five goals and three assists over his last 10 games.

Jordan Martinook, LW

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Arizona

The Arizona Coyotes recalled forward Alex Bolduc from Portland on Friday and assigned forward Jordan Martinook to the American Hockey League club.

4:08 ET

Impact: The 22-year-old Martinook has appeared in two games for the Coyotes this season. He has four goals and nine assists in 21 games for Portland.

Sidney Crosby, C

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Pittsburgh

Crosby returned to action Thursday after being diagnosed with the mumps. He did not produce a point against the Avalanche.

4:07 ET

Impact: Crosby had missed each of Pittsburgh's previous three games. Crosby spent several days in isolation.

Kyle Okposo, RW

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NY Islanders

Okposo had a goal and an assist in Thursday's loss at St. Louis.

4:07 ET

Impact: Okposo has one goal and six assists over his last seven games. Thursday's goal snapped a 16-game drought without one in which he recorded 42 shots.

Frans Nielsen, C

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NY Islanders

Nielsen recorded his 11th assist in Thursday's loss at St. Louis.

4:06 ET

Impact: Nielsen has a goal and four assists over his last six games after going five straight games without a point.

Klas Dahlbeck, D

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Chicago

Dahlbeck scored his first NHL goal in a 3-2 victory in Boston on Thursday.

4:05 ET

Impact: The defenseman, a third-round draft pick in 2011, made his debut in Chicago's 3-1 win in Nashville on Dec. 6.

Bobby Ryan, RW

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Ottawa

Ryan scored his sixth goal of the season in Thursday's loss to Los Angeles.

4:02 ET

Impact: Ryan snapped a seven-game slump without a goal but had four assists over his previous two games. He has 18 points in 25 games.

Justin Williams, RW

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Los Angeles

Williams scored his seventh goal in Thursday's win at Ottawa.

3:59 ET

Impact: Williams has really come on strong with six goals and five assists over his last 14 games. He had one goal and two assists in his first 14.

Jake Muzzin, D

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Los Angeles

Muzzin had a career-high three assists in Thursday's win over Ottawa.

3:58 ET

Impact: Muzzin already has 14 points in 23 games after finishing with 24 points in 76 games last season.

Anze Kopitar, C

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Los Angeles

Kopitar scored his sixth goal of the season in Thursday's win over Ottawa.

3:56 ET

Impact: Kopitar hadn't scored a goal in his previous 10 games while recording 18 shots.

Drew Doughty, D

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Los Angeles

Doughty had two assists in Thursday's win at Ottawa.

3:55 ET

Impact: Doughty snapped a six-game drought without a point and pushed his point total to 15 on the season.

Joe Thornton, C

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San Jose

Thornton had two assists in Thursday's 2-1 win over Minnesota.

3:33 ET

Impact: Thornton moved past Jean Beliveau into 39th place on the NHL scoring list with 1,220 career points. He's tied for second on the team with 26 on the season.

Alex Stalock, G

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San Jose

Stalock made 18 saves in Thursday's 2-1 win over Minnesota.

3:33 ET

Impact: Stalock has started each of the last three games, going 2-1-0 with a 1.68 GAA.

Filip Forsberg, RW

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Nashville

Forsberg notched two assists in Thursday's 5-1 win at Arizona.

3:31 ET

Impact: Forsberg has posted two points in three of his last four games. He leads the team with 29 on the season.

Pekka Rinne, G

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Nashville

Rinne allowed the first goal 4:11 in before finishing with 31 saves in Thursday's 5-1 win at Arizona.

3:29 ET

Impact: Rinne earned his NHL-leading 19th victory, and he's second in the league with a 1.78 GAA.

Matt Duchene, C

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Colorado

Duchene had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over Winnipeg.

3:26 ET

Impact: Duchene is tied for the team lead with 20 points, six of which have come in the last six games.

Mark Scheifele, C

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Winnipeg

Scheifele had a goal and two assists in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss at Colorado.

3:24 ET

Impact: Scheifele's three points matched his total from the previous 12 games.

Ondrej Palat, LW

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Tampa Bay

Palat missed his fourth straight game Tuesday.

12:00 ET

Impact: He is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Dec 11, 2014

Clarke MacArthur, LW

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Ottawa

MacArthur was sidelined Thursday with the flu.

11:59 ET

Impact: His status is uncertain for Saturday's matchup with Boston.

Danny DeKeyser, D

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Detroit

DeKeyser will miss both Friday and Saturday for Detroit.

11:57 ET

Impact: DeKeyser, who has 11 points this season, is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Josh Bailey, LW

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NY Islanders

Bailey missed Thursday's game with St. Louis.

11:55 ET

Impact: Bailey is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Justin Abdelkader, LW

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Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL and put Abdelkader on the injured list.

7:31 ET

Impact: Abdelkader's move on Thursday is retroactive to Nov. 30, when he left a game against Vancouver with a shoulder injury. Abdelkader has seven goals and eight assists in 24 games this season.

Xavier Ouellet, D

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Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings have recalled Ouellet from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL and put forward Justin Abdelkader on the injured list.

7:30 ET

Impact: The 21-year-old Ouellet has played five games with the Red Wings this season. He earned his first NHL point with an assist on Nov. 22 at Toronto, and scored his first goal Nov. 28 at New Jersey.

Frederik Andersen, G

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Anaheim

Andersen made 21 saves in the Anaheim Ducks' fifth consecutive victory, 2-1 over the spiraling Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

7:15 ET

Impact: Andersen has started in each of the five straight wins but allowed 13 goals in the first four.

Ryan Kesler, C

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Anaheim

Kesler scored a key goal in the second period Wednesday night in a 2-1 victory over Edmonton.

7:13 ET

Impact: The Anaheim forward has four of his 10 goals and one assist in his last three games.

Matt Beleskey, LW

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Anaheim

Beleskey scored his 14th goal in the Anaheim Ducks' fifth consecutive victory, 2-1 over the spiraling Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

7:11 ET

Impact: Beleskey has seven goals and one assist in his last 11 games.

Zdeno Chara, D

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Boston

Chara is back on the ice for the Boston Bruins.

6:26 ET

Impact: The 2009 Norris Trophy winner returned for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Chara missed seven weeks since tearing the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Oct. 23. The Bruins went 11-8-1 without him.

Ryan Garbutt, RW

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Dallas

Garbutt has suspended for three games by the NHL for slew-footing Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien. The play in question came at 12:17 of the third period of Winnipeg's 5-2 victory in Dallas on Tuesday.

4:45 ET

Impact: Garbutt is considered a repeat offender and will lose $65,854 in salary. He will miss a home game against New Jersey on Saturday and games in Vancouver and Calgary. He is eligible to return Dec. 21 for a game in Edmonton.

Phil Kessel, RW

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Toronto

Kessel scored again in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout win at Detroit.

4:18 ET

Impact: Kessel has scored in four of five games this month. He's tied for fifth in the league with 15 goals on the season.

James Reimer, G

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Toronto

Reimer made 41 saves in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout win at Detroit.

4:17 ET

Impact: Reimer improved to 5-3-0 despite an ugly 3.31 GAA on the season.

Mike Brown, RW

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San Jose

Brown was injured Tuesday against Edmonton and is out indefinitely.

1:02 ET

Impact: Coach Todd McLellan said that Brown will miss some time.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, D

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San Jose

Vlasic suffered an upper-body injury Tuesday and did not return.

12:59 ET

Impact: Vlasic will also miss Thursday's game with Minnesota.

Dec 10, 2014

Marco Scandella, D

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Minnesota

The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella for two games for a hit to the head of New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson.

9:15 ET

Impact: The ban was handed down by the league's Department of Player Safety on Wednesday, one day after the Wild's 5-4 home win over New York. Scandella struck Nelson with 2:28 left in the game and was given a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head. Scandella will miss games at San Jose and Arizona this week and lose $11,021.50 in salary under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

David Perron, LW

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Edmonton

Perron extended his point streak to five games by scoring a goal in a 5-2 loss in San Jose on Tuesday night.

5:57 ET

Impact: The Edmonton forward has three goals and two assists during his streak.

Patrick Marleau, LW

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San Jose

Marleau had a pair of assists in a 5-2 win over Edmonton on Tuesday night.

5:56 ET

Impact: Marleau also extended his point streak to six games. He has one goal and eight assists during that run.

Ryan Suter, D

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Minnesota

Suter had three assists in Tuesday's win over the Islanders.

5:56 ET

Impact: Suter only has one goal this season but he has seven assists in his last seven games.

Thomas Vanek, LW

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Minnesota

Vanek had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's win over the Islanders.

5:54 ET

Impact: Vanek is without a point in five of his last seven games, but he totaled five points in the other two games.

Jason Pominville, RW

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Minnesota

Pominville scored his sixth goal in Tuesday's win over the Islanders.

5:53 ET

Impact: Pominville has two goals and three assists during a season-best five-game point streak.

Nino Niederreiter, RW

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Minnesota

Niederreiter scored his 12th goal of the season in Tuesday's win over the Islanders.

5:53 ET

Impact: Niederreiter has eight goals over his last 12 games after tallying four goals in his previous 14.

Mikko Koivu, C

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Minnesota

Koivu had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's win over the Islanders.

5:52 ET

Impact: Koivu has three goals and five assists over his last seven games.

Logan Couture, C

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San Jose

Couture had a goal and an assist in San Jose's 5-2 win over Edmonton on Tuesday night.

5:51 ET

Impact: Couture has four goals and three assists in his last six games.

John Tavares, C

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NY Islanders

Tavares recorded his 14th assist in Tuesday's loss at Minnesota.

5:51 ET

Impact: Tavares has four goals and three assists over his last nine games.

Brock Nelson, C

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NY Islanders

Nelson scored his 13th goal in Tuesday's loss at Minnesota.

5:50 ET

Impact: Nelson has three goals in four games after scoring as many in his previous 11 contests.

Joe Pavelski, C

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San Jose

Pavelski scored two goals and the San Jose Sharks bounced back from a loss at Edmonton by beating the Oilers 5-2 in the back end of a home-and-home set Tuesday night.

5:48 ET

Impact: Pavelski has six of his team-best 14 goals in the last eight games and one assist.

Victor Hedman, D

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Tampa Bay

Hedman recorded three assists in Tuesday's loss to Washington.

5:46 ET

Impact: Hedman, who entered this season with four career three-assist games, has already had four such performances in only 11 games this season.

Tyler Johnson, C

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Tampa Bay

Johnson was credited with his 21st assist of the season in Tuesday's loss to Washington.

5:46 ET

Impact: Johnson has eight points over his last seven games, including six assists.

Valtteri Filppula, C

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Tampa Bay

Filppula scored his fifth goal in Tuesday's loss to Washington.

5:44 ET

Impact: Filppula ended a 10-game drought without a goal, though he only had 11 shots in that span.

Gabriel Bourque, LW

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Nashville

Bourque had a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over Colorado on Tuesday night.

5:43 ET

Impact: It was the first points in 15 games this season for the Nashville forward.

Ryan Callahan, RW

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Tampa Bay

Callahan recorded his 12th assist of the season in Tuesday's loss to Washington.

5:43 ET

Impact: Callahan has eight points over his last eight games, pushing his season total to 23 in 24 games.

Nicklas Backstrom, C

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Washington

Backstrom had his 21st and 22nd assists of the season in Tuesday's win at Tampa Bay.

5:42 ET

Impact: Backstrom is averaging exactly 1.0 point per game with five goals and 22 assists in 27 contests.

Alex Ovechkin, RW

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Washington

Ovechkin had his fifth multigoal game of the season and ended a four-game point drought with two goals in Tuesday's win at Tampa Bay.

5:41 ET

Impact: Ovechkin is scoring on 11.8 percent of his shots, his lowest mark since 2010-11 when he recorded a career-worst 8.7 shooting percentage.

Steven Stamkos, C

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Tampa Bay

Stamkos scored goal No. 17 in Tuesday's loss to Washington.

5:39 ET

Impact: Stamkos has recorded at least one point in 13 of his last 16 games, totaling nine goals and 11 assists in that span.

Filip Forsberg, RW

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Nashville

Forsberg scored 2:23 in and added a late assist as the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Tuesday night.

5:38 ET

Impact: Forsberg has two goals and two assists in his last three games after producing just one goal in his prior six. His 12 goals and 27 points lead all rookies.

P.K. Subban, D

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Montreal

Subban recorded his 12th assist in Tuesday's win over Vancouver.

5:37 ET

Impact: Subban has been very involved in the Montreal offense lately with two goals and four assists in his last six games.

Tomas Plekanec, C

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Montreal

Plekanec scored his ninth goal in Tuesday's win over Vancouver.

5:36 ET

Impact: Pelkanec ended a seven-game drought without a goal, which was already his second of the season.

Max Pacioretty, LW

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Montreal

Pacioretty registered his 13th goal and ninth assist of the season in Tuesday's win over Vancouver.

5:35 ET

Impact: Pacioretty ended a three-game point drought and pushed his season point total to a team-best 22.

Brendan Gallagher, RW

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Montreal

Gallagher scored his eighth goal in Tuesday's win over Vancouver.

5:34 ET

Impact: Gallagher has three points in his last three games after recording one point in his previous five.

David Schlemko, D

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Arizona

The Arizona Coyotes recalled Schlemko from Portland of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

5:32 ET

Impact: The 27-year-old Schlemko has a goal and three assists in 15 games for the Coyotes this season. He had a goal and three assists in two games for Portland.

Pekka Rinne, G

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Nashville

Rinne earned his third shutout of the season as the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Tuesday night.

5:29 ET

Impact: Rinne is 8-2-0 with a 1.57 goals-against average in his last 10 games. He's allowed eight goals in his past six contests and posted two shutouts.

Tyler Ennis, C

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Buffalo

Ennis provided all the offense with his eighth goal in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Los Angeles.

5:24 ET

Impact: Ennis has notched 10 points during an 11-game stretch at home.

Blake Wheeler, RW

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Winnipeg

Wheeler had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over Dallas on Tuesday night.

5:24 ET

Impact: Wheeler's goal was his first in 11 games but he does have six points in his last three contests.

Jhonas Enroth, G

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Buffalo

Enroth came up huge with 34 saves in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Los Angeles.

5:23 ET

Impact: Enroth's shutout was his first since blanking the Flyers 1-0 on April 13, 2013. He's 4-1-0 with a 1.94 GAA in his last five starts.

Jonathan Bernier, G

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Toronto

Bernier had 32 saves in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Calgary.

5:21 ET

Impact: Bernier improved to 6-1-0 with a 2.30 GAA in his last seven home starts.

James van Riemsdyk, LW

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Toronto

Van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Calgary.

5:20 ET

Impact: Van Riemsdyk has 17 points in 17 games since the start of November.

Michael Frolik, RW

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Winnipeg

Frolik had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over Dallas on Tuesday night.

5:20 ET

Impact: The Winnipeg forward had one goal in his previous seven games and zero points in his prior four.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G

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Columbus

Bobrovsky made 19 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over Philadelphia.

5:19 ET

Impact: Bobrovsky has won all four games this month behind a 1.93 GAA.

Dustin Byfuglien, RW

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Winnipeg

Byfuglien had a pair of assists in Winnipeg's 5-2 win over Dallas on Tuesday night.

5:18 ET

Impact: Byfuglien has four goals and three assists during his current five-game point streak.

Brayden Schenn, C

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Philadelphia

Schenn provided all the offense with two goals in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss at Columbus.

5:18 ET

Impact: Schenn finished the 1-2-2 road trip with five points, giving him 20 on the season.

Scott Darling, G

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Chicago

Darling made 22 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win at New Jersey.

5:16 ET

Impact: Darling improved to 4-1-0 with a 1.76 GAA. He should remain plenty valuable until Corey Crawford returns from injury.

Adam Lowry, LW

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Winnipeg

Lowry scored twice in the second period to lead the Jets to a 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.

5:14 ET

Impact: Winnipeg's rookie winger had two goals and two assists in his first 27 NHL games. He also had his first multipoint performance in Tuesday's victory.

Keith Ballard, D

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Minnesota

Minnesota announced Wednesday that Ballard will be out indefinitely. He has been released from the hospital, diagnosed with multiple facial fractures and a concussion after a collision with the boards.

3:37 ET

Impact: Ballard was hurt Tuesday when he tried to turn away from Matt Martin as the New York Islanders left wing charged toward him. Ballard was driven face-forward into the dasher board, and his head bounced hard on the ice after he fell. At one point, Ballard appeared to be convulsing back and forth as medics hustled out a stretcher, but he was able to get up after a few minutes and walk slowly to the locker room with assistance.

Casey Cizikas, C

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NY Islanders

Cizikas is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

12:25 ET

Impact: It's unclear how long Cizikas will be out.

Patrik Elias, C

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New Jersey

Elias was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury.

12:24 ET

Impact: It's unclear how long Elias will be sidelined.

Dainius Zubrus, LW

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New Jersey

Zubrus has a leg laceration.

12:20 ET

Impact: Zubrus is considered day to day.

Dec 9, 2014

Keith Ballard, D

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Minnesota

Ballard has been hospitalized with an injury from a hit into the boards by New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin.

8:53 ET

Impact: Ballard was pinned awkwardly against the glass partition separating the benches above the wall, and then Ballard's head bounced hard on the ice as he fell. Ballard was writhing back and forth as medics hustled out a stretcher, but he was able to get up after a few minutes and walk slowly to the locker room with assistance.

Evgeni Malkin, C

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Pittsburgh

Malkin scored his 15th goal in Monday's overtime loss to the Rangers .

5:05 ET

Impact: Malkin has eight goals in his last nine games after recording seven in his first 18 contests.

Steve Downie, RW

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Pittsburgh

Downie had a goal and an assist in Monday's overtime loss to the Rangers.

5:04 ET

Impact: Downie's performance snapped an eight-game point drought and pushed his season total to 12.

Blake Comeau, LW

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Pittsburgh

Comeau recorded his eighth assist of the season in Monday's overtime loss to the Rangers.

5:03 ET

Impact: Comeau has 16 points through 26 games, matching his 61-game total from a season ago. He could threaten his personal-best mark of 46 points from 2010-11 with the Islanders.

Sidney Crosby, C

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Pittsburgh

Crosby recorded his NHL-leading 26th assist in Monday's overtime loss to the New York Rangers.

5:02 ET

Impact: Crosby is in a drought by his lofty standards with only two points in his last five games. His 35 points still tie him with Tyler Seguin for the league lead, however.

Mats Zuccarello, RW

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NY Rangers

Zuccarello broke a four-game point drought with his seventh assist of the season in Monday's win over Pittsburgh.

5:01 ET

Impact: Zuccarello is averaging 0.46 points per game after averaging .77 points per game last season.

Martin St. Louis, RW

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NY Rangers

St. Louis recorded his 11th assist of the season in Monday's win over Pittsburgh.

4:59 ET

Impact: St. Louis has 21 points through 26 games.

Nick Bjugstad, C

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Florida

Bjugstad scored his fourth goal in three games in a 4-2 loss to St. Louis on Monday night.

4:56 ET

Impact: The Florida center also has two assists in his last three contests.

Rick Nash, LW

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NY Rangers

Nash scored for the sixth time in eight games and 18th time this season in Monday's win over Pittsburgh.

4:55 ET

Impact: Nash has been extremely consistent this season, only once going longer than two games without a goal. He has seven goals and seven assists over his last 12 games.

Aaron Ekblad, D

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Florida

Ekblad extended his point streak to a career-best five games with a goal in a 4-2 loss to St. Louis on Monday night.

4:54 ET

Impact: The Florida defenseman has three goals and four assists during his streak.

Ian Cole, D

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St. Louis

Cole scored one of St. Louis' two first-period goals in a 4-2 win over Florida on Monday night.

4:48 ET

Impact: The Blues defenseman has all three of his goals and his lone assist in the last six games.

Chris Porter, LW

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St. Louis

Porter had the tiebreaking goal in the third period and an assist in a 4-2 win over Florida on Monday night.

4:45 ET

Impact: The two points were the first in 10 games this season for the St. Louis Blues forward. He has 11 goals and 16 assists in 159 career contests.

Cory Schneider, G

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New Jersey

Schneider made a season-high 39 saves - 17 in the third period - in a 2-1 win over Carolina on Monday night.

4:35 ET

Impact: Schneider has a 2.03 goals-against average in his last five games.

Jaromir Jagr, RW

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New Jersey

Jagr had a goal and an assist in his 1,500th NHL game, and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Monday night.

4:31 ET

Impact: Jagr passed Marcel Dionne for fifth on the NHL's all-time scoring list with his 1,772nd point. He had one goal and two assists in his prior 10 games.

Anders Lee, C

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NY Islanders

Lee has been fined $2,286 by the NHL for elbowing St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson last weekend.

12:56 ET

Impact: The play came at 7:15 of the second period during Saturday's 6-4 victory by the visiting Blues. Lee didn't draw a penalty. The league said Tuesday the fine was the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. The money goes to the players' emergency assistance fund.

Bryan Allen, D

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Montreal

Allen is battling the flu.

12:32 ET

Impact: He's considered day to day.

Olli Maatta, D

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Pittsburgh

Maatta was placed on injured reserve as he deals with an undisclosed injury.

12:30 ET

Impact: It's unclear when he'll return.

Semyon Varlamov, G

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Colorado

Varlamov re-injured his groin in practice and will miss several weeks, according to the Denver Post.

12:26 ET

Impact: Calvin Pickard will replace him as the Colorado starter.

Nikita Nikitin, D

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Edmonton

Nikitin has been placed on injured reserve with a back injury.

12:25 ET

Impact: It's unclear when he'll return.

Dec 8, 2014

Evander Kane, LW

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Winnipeg

The NHL has suspended Kane for two games for boarding Anaheim defenseman Clayton Stoner during the Jets' 4-3 loss on Sunday.

5:53 ET

Impact: The league announced the punishment on Monday. Kane loses $56,451.62 in salary, which goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. Winnipeg will be without Kane on Tuesday in Dallas and Thursday in Colorado. He is eligible to return for another home game against the Ducks on Saturday.

Patrick Marleau, LW

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San Jose

Marleau had an assist Sunday.

12:23 ET

Impact: He has a goal with six assists during a five-game point streak.

David Perron, LW

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Edmonton

Perron scored the game winner midway through the third period Sunday and the Oilers snapped an 11-game losing streak and avoided a ninth straight home loss, which would have tied a team record.

12:21 ET

Impact: He has two goals and two assists in his last four games.

Mika Zibanejad, C

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Ottawa

Zibanejad had two goals with two assists Sunday.

12:13 ET

Impact: He has four goal with three assists in four December games.

Erik Karlsson, D

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Ottawa

Karlsson scored 1:21 into overtime to give the Senators a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night that snapped a five-game losing streak.

12:10 ET

Impact: He has three points in three games.

Pavel Datsyuk, C

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Detroit

Datsyuk had a goal and two assists to lead the Red Wings to a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

12:09 ET

Impact: He has seven goals and four assists in seven games since missing four contests with a nagging groin injuries.

Tomas Tatar, LW

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Detroit

Tatar scored two goals and Pavel Datsyuk added a goal and two assists to lead the Red Wings to a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

12:07 ET

Impact: He has three goals with four assists in five games.

Andrew Ladd, LW

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Winnipeg

Ladd had a goal with an assist on Sunday.

12:05 ET

Impact: He has five points in two games.

Kyle Palmieri, RW

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Anaheim

Palmieri's shot past Ondrej Pavelec 53 seconds into overtime lifted the Anaheim Ducks over the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.

12:03 ET

Impact: He has three points in two games.

Ryan Getzlaf, C

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Anaheim

Getzlaf had three assists for Anaheim on Sunday.

12:03 ET

Impact: Getzlaf has two goals and eight assists during his current five-game point streak.

Dec 7, 2014

Milan Michalek, LW

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Ottawa

Michalek has an upper-body injury.

11:09 ET

Impact: The injury isn't considered serious, so he's day to day.

Shawn Matthias, C

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Vancouver

Matthias is out with a head injury.

11:07 ET

Impact: There are no details on the severity of the injury. He should be considered day-to-day for now.

Tyler Kennedy, LW

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San Jose

Kennedy has an upper-body injury.

11:05 ET

Impact: It's unclear when he'll return, so considered him day to day.

Carl Gunnarsson, D

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St. Louis

St. Louis placed Gunnarsson on injured reserve Thursday with an upper-body injury.

11:03 ET

Impact: Gunnarsson was initially sidelined by a hit to the head on Dec. 6.

Michael Cammalleri, LW

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New Jersey

Cammalleri is out with a lower-body injury.

11:01 ET

Impact: There's no timetable for his return.

Joel Ward, RW

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Washington

Ward had two assists in Saturday's win at New Jersey, marking his second two-point performance this season.

7:39 ET

Impact: Ward has two power-play assists this season, halfway to his 82-game total from last season.

John Carlson, D

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Washington

Carlson notched his 15th assist in Saturday's win at New Jersey.

7:39 ET

Impact: Carlson has two goals and five assists over his last five games while posting a plus-eight rating in that span.

Tyler Seguin, C

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Dallas

Seguin continued his sensational season with two goals and an assist in Saturday's win over Montreal, notching his fourth three-plus point performance this season.

7:36 ET

Impact: Seguin, who leads the league with 35 points, has nine goals and four assists over his last nine games.

Alex Goligoski, D

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Dallas

Goligoski recorded his 12th assist in Saturday's win over Montreal.

7:35 ET

Impact: Goligoski has come alive recently with five points in his last six games. He had only one point in his last 12 games prior to this stretch.

Jamie Benn, LW

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Dallas

Benn leads the Stars with 17 assists after recording two in Saturday's win over Montreal.

7:34 ET

Impact: Benn has three goals and nine assists over his last nine games.

Tomas Plekanec, C

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Montreal

Plekanec was credited with his 12th assist in Saturday's loss at Dallas.

7:33 ET

Impact: Plekanec has three assists in four games after recording two points in his previous six. His seven-game drought without a goal is his longest of the season, however.

Scott Hartnell, LW

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Columbus

Hartnell recorded his 11th assist in Sunday's win at Tampa Bay.

7:32 ET

Impact: Hartnell has an assist in two straight games after going without a point in 10 straight.

Ondrej Palat, LW

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Tampa Bay

Palat scored his eighth goal of the season and third in four games in Saturday's loss to Columbus.

7:31 ET

Impact: Palat's stretch of three goals in four games comes after he tallied just one goal in his previous 12 contests.

Scott Darling, G

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Chicago

Darling finished with 32 saves in a 3-1 win over Nashville on Saturday.

6:04 ET

Impact: He's 3-1-0 with a 1.73 goals-against average in four starts.

Jonathan Bernier, G

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Toronto

Bernier finished with 44 saves in a 5-2 win over Vancouver on Saturday.

6:02 ET

Impact: He bounced back nicely after giving up five goals in his prior start versus New Jersey. He's 5-1-1 with a 2.71 goals-against average in his last seven starts.

Steve Mason, G

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Philadelphia

Mason finished with 37 saves in a 2-1 win over the Kings on Saturday.

5:57 ET

Impact: Mason had gone 0-3-2 with a 2.58 goals-against average over his previous five starts.

Evgeni Malkin, C

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Pittsburgh

Malkin finished with two goals in Saturday's 3-2 win over Ottawa.

5:56 ET

Impact: Malkin has seven goals over his last eight games and 14 on the season.

Paul Stastny, C

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St. Louis

Stastny finished with a pair of goals in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Islanders.

5:54 ET

Impact: Stastny snapped a five-game goal drought and has five scores on the season.

Anton Volchenkov, D

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Nashville

Volchenkov has a lower-body injury.

1:30 ET

Impact: There are no details on the extent of the injury.

Matthew Nieto, LW

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San Jose

Nieto missed Thursday's game with Edmonton and could potentially miss more, according to coach Todd McLellan.

1:26 ET

Impact: Nieto is dealing with an ankle injury.

Alexander Steen, LW

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St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues scratched Steen after warmups before Saturday's 6-4 win over the New York Islanders.

12:58 ET

Impact: The forward has a lower-body issue.

Dec 6, 2014

Brandon Saad, LW

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Chicago

Saad scored with 27 seconds left in the third period and surging Chicago won its fifth straight game, 4-3 over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.

12:26 ET

Impact: He has two goals in three games.

Jarome Iginla, RW

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Colorado

Iginla scored both goals for the Avalanche on Friday.

12:24 ET

Impact: He's scored four of his six goals in the last seven games.

Andrew Ladd, LW

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Winnipeg

Ladd a goal with two assists Friday.

12:24 ET

Impact: This was a season high for points.

Bryan Little, C

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Winnipeg

Little scored three goals to help the Jets beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-2. It was the franchise's first hat trick since Eric Boulton had three goals for the Atlanta Thrashers on Dec. 18, 2010 - a span of 287 games.

12:22 ET

Impact: This was his first hat trick since 2008.

Zach Parise, LW

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Minnesota

Parise had a goal with an assist Friday.

12:20 ET

Impact: He has two goals with five assists in his last four games.

Ryan Kesler, C

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Anaheim

Kelser had two goals with an assist Friday.

12:19 ET

Impact: These are his first points in four games.

Matt Beleskey, LW

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Anaheim

Beleskey scored the go-ahead goal Friday.

12:16 ET

Impact: He has six goals in nine games.

Corey Perry, RW

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Anaheim

Perry will be out for three to four weeks with a knee injury.

12:15 ET

Impact: The NHL-leading Ducks announced the prognosis Tuesday for the 2011 NHL MVP. Perry was injured when Wild defenseman Keith Ballard hit him with a low hip check during the Ducks' 5-4 win at Minnesota last Friday. Perry leads the Ducks with 14 goals despite missing six games with mumps last month. He has 22 points in 23 games.

Dec 5, 2014

Lars Eller, C

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Montreal

Eller is out with an upper-body injury.

10:41 ET

Impact: There are no details on the extent of his injury.

Scott Wilson, C

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Pittsburgh

Wilson has a leg injury.

6:22 ET

Impact: No further information is available on Wilson.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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