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Apr 17, 2014

Cory Sarich, D

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Colorado

The Colorado Avalanche will be without forward John Mitchell and defenseman Cory Sarich in Game 1 of their playoff series against Minnesota on Thursday night.

2:27 ET

Impact: Sarich is sidelined with an aching back, but Roy said he's "feeling better." Sarich hasn't played since April 1.

John Mitchell, C

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Colorado

The Colorado Avalanche will be without forward John Mitchell and defenseman Cory Sarich in Game 1 of their playoff series against Minnesota on Thursday night.

2:22 ET

Impact: Coach Patrick Roy said after the morning practice that Mitchell is out with a head injury and is "day-to-day." Mitchell sat out the last two games of the regular season.

Dale Weise, RW

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Montreal

Weise scored 18:08 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series on Wednesday night.

12:54 ET

Impact: It was the first postseason goal and point for Weise in seven career games.

Apr 16, 2014

Brenden Dillon, D

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Dallas

Dillon continues to miss time due to a lower body injury.

11:56 ET

Impact: The defenseman wasn't able to go in Game 1 of the playoffs Wednesday.

Apr 15, 2014

Mark Fistric, D

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Anaheim

Fistric has a lower-body injury for Anaheim.

2:48 ET

Impact: Fistric's status is unclear for the playoffs. His Ducks are playing his former team, the Stars, so this matchup is a bit personal.

Apr 14, 2014

Shane Doan, RW

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Phoenix

Doan scored his 23rd goal of the season in Sunday's finale against Dallas.

5:58 ET

Impact: Doan scored three goals over his final four games to finish with his highest single-season total since scoring a career-best 31 in 2008-09.

Henrik Sedin, C

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Vancouver

Sedin closed his season with two assists Sunday against Calgary.

5:57 ET

Impact: Sedin was barely more productive this season, tallying 50 points after finishing with 45 in 2012-13 despite playing 22 fewer games.

Daniel Sedin, LW

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Vancouver

Sedin scored his 15th and 16 goals of the season in Sunday's finale against Calgary.

5:55 ET

Impact: Sedin's 16 goals are his fewest in a full season since he scored 14 in 2002-03. He clearly appears to be on the downswing of his career trajectory.

Ryan Kesler, C

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Vancouver

Kesler scored his 25th goal in Sunday's season finale against the Flames.

5:54 ET

Impact: Kesler's 43 points are his fewest over a non-shortened season since he finished with 37 in 2007-08.

Nick Bonino, C

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Anaheim

Bonino ended his breakthrough season with his 22nd goal in Sunday's finale against Colorado.

5:52 ET

Impact: Bonino had 12 goals and 12 assists over his final 36 games.

Craig Smith, C

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Nashville

Smith ended his season with two goals and two assists Sunday against Minnesota.

5:51 ET

Impact: Smith scored four goals with four assists during a four-game point streak to conclude the season.

Shea Weber, D

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Nashville

Weber scored his 23rd goal in Sunday's finale against Minnesota.

5:50 ET

Impact: Weber's 23 goals match his single-season best from 2008-09.

Zach Parise, LW

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Minnesota

Parise scored his 29th goal in Sunday's finale against Nashville.

5:48 ET

Impact: Parise closed the season with 14 goals and 15 assists over his final 28 games.

Jason Pominville, RW

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Minnesota

Pominville had a goal and two assists for his second three-point effort in three games Sunday.

5:47 ET

Impact: Pominville closed his season with three goals and six assists over his final eight games.

Jussi Jokinen, C

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Pittsburgh

Jokinen scored for the third straight game Sunday against Ottawa.

5:45 ET

Impact: Jokinen ended his season with three goals and two assists during a five-game point streak.

Kyle Turris, C

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Ottawa

Turris wrapped up his season with a goal and an assist in Sunday's shootout win at Pittsburgh.

5:44 ET

Impact: Turris' 57 points are by far a new career high, nearly doubling his previous best of 29.

Anders Lindback, G

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Tampa Bay

Lindback earned a 1-0 shootout win over Washington in the regular-season finale Sunday.

4:18 ET

Impact: The shutout was the first this season for Lindback and third of his career. He might get a chance to see the ice some more if Ben Bishop can't return from a wrist injury in time for the playoffs.

Anders Lee, C

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NY Islanders

Lee scored twice in the New York Islanders' season finale, a 4-3 shootout win over Buffalo on Sunday.

4:10 ET

Impact: Lee had three of his nine goals in the final two games. He finished with 14 points in 22 contests this season.

Wayne Simmonds, RW

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Philadelphia

Simmonds scored twice in Philadelphia's regular-season finale, a 6-5 shootout loss to Carolina on Sunday.

4:07 ET

Impact: Simmonds had career highs of 29 goals and 31 assists this season. He has four goals and one assist in his past six games.

Jeff Skinner, LW

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Carolina

Skinner scored a pair of goals to help lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-5 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the season finale Sunday.

4:03 ET

Impact: Skinner finished with a career-high 33 goals in his fourth NHL campaign.

Eric Staal, C

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Carolina

Staal scored twice in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in regular-season finale Sunday.

3:59 ET

Impact: After scoring 21 goals and registering 40 assists, the Hurricanes captain will enter next season on the verge of some career milestones. Staal has 289 goals, 399 assists and 688 points.

Jaromir Jagr, RW

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New Jersey

Jagr had a pair of assists in the New Jersey Devils' season finale, a 3-2 win over Boston on Sunday.

3:56 ET

Impact: The seemingly ageless forward passed Gordie Howe for eighth on all-time list with his 1,050 assist. The 42-year-old Jagr had a team-best 67 points in 2013-14 and his 24 goals were good for second on the Devils behind Adam Henrique's 25. That would seem to indicate that Jagr might have at least a couple of productive seasons left in him should he choose to keep playing instead of simply waiting for the call from the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Marek Zidlicky, D

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New Jersey

Zidlicky had a pair of goals in the season finale, a 3-2 win over Boston on Sunday.

3:49 ET

Impact: The New Jersey defenseman finished with 12 goals, tied for his second-most in one season. He had 42 points to rank fifth on Devils.

Martin Brodeur, G

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New Jersey

Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their stars in preparation for the playoffs later this week.

3:41 ET

Impact: The soon-to-be 42-year-old Brodeur is in the final year of his contract and is likely to test the free-agent market now that he has become the backup to Cory Schneider. He added 19 wins to his NHL-record total (now 688) this season and had three shutouts to extend another mark to 124.

Justin Abdelkader, LW

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Detroit

Abdelkader scored twice in a 3-0 win over St. Louis in Sunday's regular-season finale.

3:40 ET

Impact: Abdelkader finished with 10 goals to match his career high from 2012-13 and had a personal-best 28 points, six more than in 2011-12.

Petr Mrazek, G

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Detroit

Mrazek kept the injury-riddled St. Louis Blues down heading into the playoffs with his second career shutout in a 3-0 victory for the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

3:38 ET

Impact: Mrazek, 2-4-0 with a 1.74 GAA in nine appearances for the Wings this season, was sent back to the minors Monday before the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Jonathan Bernier, G

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Toronto

Bernier will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia. He says he will have the operation Wednesday and be ready in time for training camp in September. Bernier missed five games in March due to the injury. He then aggravated the problem April 3 against the Boston Bruins and finished the season on the sidelines.

11:51 ET

Impact: Bernier was 26-19-7 with a 2.68 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage this season. The Leafs missed the playoffs after a 6-14-2 finish. The injury likely means Canada will not be able to call on Bernier for next month's world hockey championship in Belarus.

Apr 13, 2014

Ed Jovanovski, D

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Florida

Jovanovski was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Sunday for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp on Saturday night.

4:31 ET

Impact: Jovanovski was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing in the first period of the Blue Jackets' 3-2 victory over the Panthers.

Anze Kopitar, C

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Los Angeles

Kopitar continued his torrid stretch in the season finale, scoring twice in Saturday's shootout loss to Anaheim.

4:25 ET

Impact: Kopitar scored 16 goals over his final 31 games after totaling 13 goals in his first 51 contests.

Nick Bonino, C

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Anaheim

Bonino ended a five-game drought without a point with his 21st goal in Saturday's shootout win at Los Angeles.

4:23 ET

Impact: Bonino has just eight points over his last 22 contests.

Taylor Hall, LW

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Edmonton

Hall recorded his third three-assist performance of the season in Saturday's finale against Vancouver.

4:20 ET

Impact: Hall, who finished with three goals and 12 assists over his final 10 contests, took his game to another level this season with 80 points. He totaled 103 points over the previous two seasons.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C

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Edmonton

Nugent-Hopkins ended his season with a goal and an assist Saturday against the Canucks.

4:17 ET

Impact: Nugent-Hopkins' 19 goals and 37 assists are both single-season career highs.

Jordan Eberle, RW

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Edmonton

Eberle scored his 28th goal in the season finale Saturday against Vancouver.

4:16 ET

Impact: Eberle wrapped up his season in strong fashion, tallying seven goals and eight assists over his final 12 games.

Shane Doan, RW

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Phoenix

Doan scored his 22nd goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Sharks.

4:09 ET

Impact: Doan's 22 goals match his highest total over the last five seasons, though his 46 points would be his fewest in a full season since finishing with 22 in 1998-99.

Mike Ribeiro, C

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Phoenix

Ribeiro ended a season-worst 12-game drought without a goal by scoring his 16th of the season Saturday against San Jose.

4:07 ET

Impact: With one game left to play, Ribeiro's 47 points this season are his fewest since tallying just 17 over 52 games in 2002-03.

Joe Pavelski, C

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San Jose

Pavelski capped his season with his ninth multigoal performance, scoring his 40th and 41st goals in Saturday's win over Phoenix.

4:06 ET

Impact: Pavelski, who finished with a career-best 79 points to lead the Sharks, entered 2013-14 with 19 multigoal games over seven seasons.

Kyle Brodziak, C

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Minnesota

Brodziak has an undisclosed injury for the Wild.

3:32 ET

Impact: Brodziak's status for the postseason is unclear.

Ryan Malone, LW

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Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper does not think Malone's DUI and cocaine possession charges will be a distraction to the playoffs-bound team. Cooper says Sunday that the Lightning are "really looking forward" to getting back Malone "at some point.".

2:20 ET

Impact: Malone did not travel with the team for its regular-season finale at the Washington Capitals on Sunday. An officer saw Malone's SUV strike a curb after making a left turn from the center lane early Saturday, Tampa Police Lt. Paul Lusczynski said. After being pulled over, Malone got out of his vehicle, and the officer smelled alcohol on his breath, Lusczynski said. According to the police report, the officer found 1.3 grams of cocaine in one of Malone's pockets.

Mark Pysyk, D

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Buffalo

Buffalo called up Pysyk and two other players from its AHL affiliate on Sunday. The moves came a day after the Sabres lost five players to injuries in a 4-1 loss at Boston.

12:35 ET

Impact: The five injured players included goalie Matt Hackett, who was carted off after hurting his right leg. Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff sustained a concussion while forwards Chris Stewart (leg), Matt D'Agostini (lower body) and Brian Flynn (lower body) were also hurt.

Nicolas Deslauriers, D

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Buffalo

Buffalo called up Deslauriers and three others players from its AHL affiliate on Sunday. The moves came a day after the Sabres lost five players to injuries in a 4-1 loss at Boston.

12:34 ET

Impact: The five injured players included goalie Matt Hackett, who was carted off after hurting his right leg. Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff sustained a concussion while forwards Chris Stewart (leg), Matt D'Agostini (lower body) and Brian Flynn (lower body) were also hurt.

Tyson Barrie, D

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Colorado

Barrie was hurt when he was hit high in the first period Friday by Jason Demers.

12:33 ET

Impact: Barrie stayed in the game for the rest of the period but didn't play after that because of an upper-body injury.

Andrey Makarov, G

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Buffalo

Buffalo called up Makarov from AHL Rochester on Sunday along with two other players. The moves came a day after the Sabres lost five players to injuries in a 4-1 loss at Boston.

12:33 ET

Impact: The five injured players included goalie Matt Hackett, who was carted off after hurting his right leg. Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff sustained a concussion while forwards Chris Stewart (leg), Matt D'Agostini (lower body) and Brian Flynn (lower body) were also hurt.

Patrik Berglund, C

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St. Louis

Berglund sat out Sunday's season finale for the Blues.

12:32 ET

Impact: Berglund has a shoulder injury going into the playoffs.

Scott Hannan, D

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San Jose

Hannan did not make the trip to Arizona after taking a hard hit from Colorado's Patrick Bordeleau on Friday night.

12:31 ET

Impact: Hannan's status for the postseason has not been announced.

Alex Pietrangelo, D

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St. Louis

Pietrangelo has an undisclosed injury.

12:30 ET

Impact: Pietrangelo's status is not known for the postseason.

Steve Mason, G

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Philadelphia

Mason practiced for 15 minutes before leaving the ice Tuesday, three days after he sustained an upper-body injury during a collision against Pittsburgh.

12:29 ET

Impact: Coach Craig Berube was uncertain whether Mason will play against the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of their playoff series. General manager Paul Holmgren refused to discuss specifics about Mason's injury. He also declined to rule out whether it was a concussion. If Mason can't play, Ray Emery will start.

Patric Hornqvist, RW

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Nashville

Hornqvist had a goal and one assist as the Nashville Predators rallied with five goals in the third period to beat the Blackhawks 7-5 Saturday night in their home finale.

11:22 ET

Impact: Hornqvist is red-hot with 17 points in his last 10 games for coach Barry Trotz and Co.

Paul Gaustad, C

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Nashville

Gaustad had a goal and two assists as the Nashville Predators rallied with five goals in the third period to beat the Blackhawks 7-5 Saturday night in their home finale.

11:21 ET

Impact: Gaustad has 10 goals and 10 assists.

Mike Fisher, C

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Nashville

Fisher had three assists as the Nashville Predators rallied with five goals in the third period to beat the Blackhawks 7-5 Saturday night in their home finale.

11:20 ET

Impact: Fisher is two points shy of his career high of 51.

Brandon Saad, LW

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Chicago

Saad had two assists Saturday.

11:19 ET

Impact: Saad has enjoyed a breakthrough fantasy season with 47 points.

Andrew Shaw, C

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Chicago

Shaw had a goal with an assist Saturday.

11:18 ET

Impact: Shaw is one point shy of 40.

Craig Anderson, G

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Ottawa

Anderson made 28 saves Saturday to blank the Leafs 1-0.

11:18 ET

Impact: Anderson has a 3.00 GAA.

Carey Price, G

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Montreal

Price made 41 saves as Montreal finished with 100 points and a 1-0 OT win over the Rangers.

11:17 ET

Impact: Price will test himself against division rival Tampa Bay in the postseason.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G

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Columbus

Bobrovsky made 33 saves and Columbus beat the Panthers on Saturday.

11:16 ET

Impact: Bobrovsky is riding high entering a playoff series with the hated Penguins.

Marc-Andre Fleury, G

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Pittsburgh

Fleury conjured up 17 saves in a loss to Philadelphia on Saturday.

11:15 ET

Impact: You would think Fleury should do better in the playoffs against the Jackets.

Claude Giroux, C

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Philadelphia

Giroux had a goal and two assists as the Flyers beat the Penguins 4-3 on Saturday.

11:14 ET

Impact: Giroux's club will meet the Rangers in a Metro Division playoff series.

Jakub Voracek, RW

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Philadelphia

Voracek scored twice and added an assist as the Flyers beat the Penguins 4-3 on Saturday.

11:13 ET

Impact: Voracek's club will meet the Rangers in a Metro Division playoff tilt.

James Neal, LW

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Pittsburgh

Neal had a goal and two assists in Saturday's loss to Philly.

11:12 ET

Impact: Neal will face the Jackets in the postseason in what is expected to be a major mismatch.

Tuukka Rask, G

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Boston

Rask made 24 saves in Saturday's win over Buffalo.

11:10 ET

Impact: Rask and the B's will face the Wings in the postseason.

Torey Krug, D

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Boston

Krug had two assists in Saturday's win over Buffalo.

11:10 ET

Impact: Krug and the B's will face the Wings in the postseason.

David Krejci, C

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Boston

Krejci scored twice in Saturday's win over Buffalo.

11:09 ET

Impact: Krejci and the B's will face the Wings in the postseason.

Daniel Paille, LW

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Boston

Paille was helped from the ice Saturday after falling hard when he collided with Buffalo's Jake McCabe, who received a major penalty for interference and was ejected with 12:43 left.

1:10 ET

Impact: Paille didn't return, and the Bruins had no update on his condition.

Brian Flynn, C

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Buffalo

Flynn left Saturday's game with a lower-body injury.

1:09 ET

Impact: He's likely done for 2013-14.

Christian Ehrhoff, D

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Buffalo

Ehrhoff left Saturday's game with a concussion.

1:08 ET

Impact: He's likely done for the season.

Matt D'Agostini, RW

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Buffalo

D'Agostini left Saturday's game with a lower-body injury.

1:07 ET

Impact: His season is likely over.

Chris Stewart, RW

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Buffalo

Stewart left Saturday's game with a leg injury.

1:06 ET

Impact: His season is likely over.

Apr 12, 2014

Patrick Marleau, LW

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San Jose

Marleau had a goal and two assists in Friday's 5-1 win over Colorado.

4:59 ET

Impact: Marleau's 70 points are his most since posting 73 in 2010-11.

Martin Havlat, RW

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San Jose

Havlat recorded his first hat trick in nearly nine years, and the San Jose Sharks prevented Colorado from clinching the Central Division title with a 5-1 victory over the Avalanche on Friday night.

4:54 ET

Impact: Havlat finished with a career high-tying four points. He has just 22 in 47 games on the season.

Alex Stalock, G

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San Jose

Stalock made 32 saves in Friday's 5-1 win over Colorado.

4:47 ET

Impact: Stalock went 4-1-1 with a 1.30 GAA at home this season.

Michael Hutchinson, G

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Winnipeg

Hutchinson made 35 saves in Friday's 5-3 win at Calgary.

4:45 ET

Impact: The rookie has impressed in limited action, going 2-1-0 with a 1.64 GAA since getting called up March 30.

Blake Wheeler, RW

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Winnipeg

Wheeler scored his team-best 28th goal in Friday's 5-3 win at Calgary.

4:42 ET

Impact: Wheeler has 10 points over the last nine games. His 69 on the season are five more than his previous career high set in 2011-12.

Tyler Seguin, C

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Dallas

Seguin scored his team-leading 37th goal and the Stars clinched their first playoff berth since 2008 with a 3-0 victory against the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

4:40 ET

Impact: Seguin, who has scored in five of seven games this month, has 26 points in his last 19.

Kari Lehtonen, G

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Dallas

Lehtonen recorded his fifth shutout of the season, and the Stars clinched their first playoff berth since 2008 with a 3-0 victory against the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

4:38 ET

Impact: Lehtonen, who finished with 22 saves, has posted a sparkling 1.65 GAA during a seven-game home winning streak.

Frans Nielsen, C

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NY Islanders

Nielsen notched two assists in Friday's 3-2 shootout win at New Jersey.

4:37 ET

Impact: Nielsen's 56 points are nine more than his previous career high set in 2011-12.

Martin Brodeur, G

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New Jersey

Brodeur made 28 saves in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Islanders.

4:35 ET

Impact: Brodeur is 1-3-2 with a 2.71 GAA in his last six starts. He'll face the Bruins on Sunday in what could be his final appearance with the New Jersey Devils.

Cam Ward, G

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Carolina

Ward made 28 saves in Friday's 2-1 win at Detroit.

4:34 ET

Impact: Ward improved to 2-6-2 with a 3.25 GAA in his last 10 road games.

Ondrej Palat, LW

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Tampa Bay

Palat scored his 23rd goal in Friday's 3-2 win over Colmubus.

4:33 ET

Impact: Palat has a point in all six games this month, posting four goals and four assists. He has 24 points over an 19-game stretch at home.

Eric Brewer, D

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Tampa Bay

Brewer scored twice in Friday's 3-2 win over Columbus.

4:31 ET

Impact: Brewer has three goals in the last two games after scoring once in his first 74.

Kristers Gudlevskis, G

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Tampa Bay

Making his NHL debut, Gudlevskis stopped 36 shots in Friday's 3-2 win over Columbus.

4:30 ET

Impact: Gudlevskis had played in the ECHL and AHL, and for Lativa in the Sochi Olympics this season. Anders Lindback started in place of the injured Ben Bishop in the Lightning's 4-2 win Thursday night over Philadelphia. "It's my biggest dream come true," Gudlevskis said.

Jay Beagle, C

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Washington

Beagle scored twice in Friday's 4-0 win over Chicago.

4:28 ET

Impact: Beagle's two goals matched his total from his previous 77 games dating to last season.

Jaroslav Halak, G

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Washington

Halak made 24 saves in Friday's 4-0 win over Chicago.

4:26 ET

Impact: Halak is 5-4-3 with a 2.31 GAA since joining the Capitals last month. His 29 wins on the season are a career best.

Dustin Tokarski, G

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Montreal

The Montreal Canadiens signed goalie Tokarski to a two-year contract extension on Saturday.

3:54 ET

Impact: The 24-year-old Tokarski is 2-0 with one shutout, a .946 save percentage and 1.84 goals-against average in three games this season with the Canadiens. In 40 games with Hamilton of the AHL, Tokarski was 20-15-3 with one shutout, a .902 save percentage and 2.36 GAA.

Matt Hackett, G

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Buffalo

Hackett sustained a serious injury when Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug fell on his right leg on Saturday. Coach Ted Nolan said Hackett's leg wasn't broken. He added that the goalie would return with the team to Buffalo where he would be examined by club medical personnel.

2:10 ET

Impact: Krug was skating toward the net when he was upended by Buffalo defenseman Jamie McBain and fell on Hackett's leg in the crease with 11:35 left in the third period. Hackett remained sprawled on the ice, face down. After more than five minutes, he was carefully placed on a wheeled stretcher. Hackett, who had been recalled from Rochester of the AHL on March 17, was replaced by Connor Knapp with Boston leading 3-1. Knapp, the seventh goalie to dress for the Sabres this season, had been called up from Rochester on Friday.

Ryan Malone, LW

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Tampa Bay

Malone has been charged with DUI and possession of cocaine, police say. Tampa Police Lt. Paul Lusczynski says Malone's breath smelled like alcohol when he was stopped by an officer early Saturday. According to a police report, the officer also found 1.3 grams of cocaine in one of Malone's pockets.

10:21 ET

Impact: Lusczynski says Malone refused to take field sobriety tests, but a breath test given at the jail recorded blood alcohol levels of 0.112 and 0.116 percent. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman says Malone won't travel with the team for a game Sunday against the Washington Capitals.

Marcus Johansson, C

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Washington

Johansson didn't return after getting hit in the left hand with the puck in the second period Friday.

1:33 ET

Impact: He will also miss Sunday's season finale.

Victor Hedman, D

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Tampa Bay

Hedman returned Sunday.

1:32 ET

Impact: Hedman left after three shifts in the first period Friday because of a lower-body injury.

Apr 11, 2014

Valtteri Filppula, C

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Tampa Bay

Filppula returned to action for Game 1 of the playoffs.

8:40 ET

Impact: He played 25 minutes after previously dealing with a lower-body injury.

Teddy Purcell, RW

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Tampa Bay

Purcell returned Sunday.

8:38 ET

Impact: Purcell was ill.

Jonas Gustavsson, G

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Detroit

Gustavsson has an undisclosed injury for the Wings.

5:17 ET

Impact: Gustavsson suffered the injury Wednesday versus the Pens.

Brenden Morrow, LW

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St. Louis

Morrow and T.J. Oshie participated in the St. Louis Blues' optional skate, a positive step for a franchise hit hard by injuries during a late slide in the regular season. Morrow is out with a foot injury.

5:15 ET

Impact: Morrow figures to play in the opener.

Derek Roy, C

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St. Louis

Roy returned Sunday.

5:14 ET

Impact: Roy was out with an undisclosed injury.

Vladimir Sobotka, C

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St. Louis

Sobotka is out with an undisclosed injury.

5:14 ET

Impact: Sobotka's status is not known.

T.J. Oshie, C

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St. Louis

Oshie and Brenden Morrow participated in the St. Louis Blues' optional skate, a positive step for a franchise hit hard by injuries during a late slide in the regular season. Oshie is out with an upper-body injury.

5:13 ET

Impact: Oshie figures to play in the opener.

Eric Fehr, RW

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Washington

All three members of Washington's third line - Joel Ward, Jason Chimera and Eric Fehr - had a goal and two assists in a 5-2 win over Carolina on Thursday night.

5:12 ET

Impact: That performance nearly matched Fehr's output from the previous 13 games (one goal, three assists). His 13 goals and 31 points this season are his most since he posted career highs of 21 and 39 in 2009-10.

Jason Chimera, LW

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Washington

All three members of Washington's third line - Joel Ward, Jason Chimera and Eric Fehr - each had a goal and two assists in a 5-2 win over Carolina on Thursday night.

5:10 ET

Impact: Chimera had one goal in his previous nine games and no points in his prior five. He has a career-high 41 points this season (15 goals, 26 assists).

Joel Ward, RW

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Washington

All three members of Washington's third line - Joel Ward, Jason Chimera and Eric Fehr - had a goal and two assists in a 5-2 win over Carolina on Thursday night.

5:08 ET

Impact: Ward has two goals and three assists in his last three games. He has a career-high 24 goals and 48 points this season.

Troy Brouwer, RW

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Washington

Brouwer scored two goals and the Washington Capitals routed the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Thursday night.

5:07 ET

Impact: The Washington forward has seven goals and four assists in his last 12 games. He has posted career highs of 25 goals and 43 points this season.

Nick Bjugstad, C

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Florida

Bjugstad had two goals and an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over Toronto.

4:27 ET

Impact: Bjugstad's three points were a career high. He leads the team with 38 on the season.

Roberto Luongo, G

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Florida

Luongo made 27 saves in Thursday's 4-2 win over Toronto.

4:26 ET

Impact: Luongo has allowed one or two goals in each of his last five starts. He is 3-2-0 during that stretch.

Steven Stamkos, C

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Tampa Bay

Stamkos had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over Philadelphia.

4:24 ET

Impact: The Lightning are 17-3-2 this season when Stamkos records at least one point.

Victor Hedman, D

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Tampa Bay

Hedman notched two assists in Thursday's 4-2 win over Philadelphia.

4:22 ET

Impact: Hedman has eight points in five games this month.

Anders Lindback, G

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Tampa Bay

Lindback made 34 saves in Thursday's 4-2 win over Philadelphia.

4:21 ET

Impact: Lindback, who started in place of the injured Ben Bishop, improved to 7-12-2 on the season.

Evgeni Nabokov, G

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NY Islanders

Nabokov stopped all 19 shots in Thursday's 2-0 win at Montreal.

4:19 ET

Impact: Nabokov has been strong down the stretch, going 3-0-2 with a 1.36 GAA in his last five starts.

Pekka Rinne, G

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Nashville

Rinne stopped all 29 shots in Thursday's 2-0 win over Phoenix.

4:17 ET

Impact: While it's been an overall disappointing season for Rinne, he's 2-0-1 with a 1.30 GAA in his last three starts.

Michael Hutchinson, G

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Winnipeg

Hutchinson made 32 saves to earn his first career win, 2-1 in a shootout over Boston on Thursday.

4:15 ET

Impact: Hutchinson was selected by the Bruins in the third round (77th overall) in the 2008 entry draft, and was signed by the Jets before this season. He made a snapping glove save on a blast from David Krejci with 7 seconds left to send it to a shootout. "He was outstanding," Blake Wheeler said of Hutchinson, whose first NHL game was a 1-0 loss on Monday against Minnesota. "He really kept us in the game. They had some point-blank opportunities to add to their lead and he kind of put us away and he gave us an opportunity to tie the game."

John Curry, G

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Minnesota

Playing in his first game this season, Curry made 43 saves in Thursday's 4-2 win over St. Louis.

4:13 ET

Impact: Curry, the fifth goalie Minnesota has started against St. Louis in five games, was called up to make his fifth NHL start. The Minnesota native had allowed 22 goals in his previous five games at AHL Iowa, but turned away four early power-play shots and had 17 saves in the first period to establish himself in his first NHL start since Jan. 11, 2010.

Kyle Brodziak, C

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Minnesota

Brodziak scored twice in Thursday's 4-2 win over St. Louis.

4:12 ET

Impact: Brodziak hadn't recorded a point in the previous 11 games.

Mike Rupp, C

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Minnesota

The NHL has suspended Rupp for four games without pay for his hit on St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie on Thursday night.

4:10 ET

Impact: The league announced the decision Friday after the department of player safety reviewed the play. Rupp hit Oshie with a shoulder to the head in the second period of the Wild's 4-2 victory over the Blues. He was issued a match penalty for attempt to injure. Rupp will lose $7,692.31 for the four-game suspension, which includes the regular-season finale on Sunday and the Wild's first three playoff games.

Martin Jones, G

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Los Angeles

Jones stopped all 17 shots in Thursday's 3-0 win at Edmonton.

4:08 ET

Impact: Jones' shutout was his fourth of the season, tied with Vancouver's Eddie Lack for the most among rookies.

Marian Gaborik, RW

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Los Angeles

Gaborik had two goals and an assist in Thursday's 3-0 win at Edmonton.

4:07 ET

Impact: Gaborik has three goals and eight assists over the last nine games.

Semyon Varlamov, G

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Colorado

Varlamov stopped 38 shots for Colorado in Thursday's 4-2 win at Vancouver.

4:06 ET

Impact: Varlamov broke current coach Patrick Roy's team record for wins in a season with his 41st of the campaign. "The coach is very happy," Roy deadpanned.

Paul Stastny, C

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Colorado

Stastny scored twice in Thursday's 4-2 win at Vancouver.

4:03 ET

Impact: Stastny has five goals and seven assists during Colorado's 8-0-1 stretch.

Ryan Smyth, LW

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Edmonton

Smyth is retiring at the end of the season.

3:46 ET

Impact: The 38-year-old Smyth said Thursday that the Oilers' home game Saturday night against Vancouver will be his last. He has 386 goals and 456 assists in 1,269 regular-season games in 18 NHL seasons with Edmonton, the New York Islanders, Colorado and Los Angeles. Called ''Captain Canada'' for his loyalty to the national team, Smyth helped Canada win the 2002 Olympic title and played in the world championships seven straight times in his prime.

Apr 10, 2014

John Gibson, G

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Anaheim

Gibson made 36 saves in his second NHL start, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

5:51 ET

Impact: Gibson recorded a 3-0 win over Vancouver in his NHL debut Monday and stopped 18 shots.

Patrick Maroon, LW

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Anaheim

Maroon scored two goals, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

5:48 ET

Impact: Maroon has four goals and seven assists in his last 10 games. He has 10 goals and 18 assists in 60 contests this season.

Patrick Sharp, LW

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Chicago

Sharp scored 43 seconds into overtime to give Chicago a 3-2 win over Montreal on Wednesday.

5:48 ET

Impact: Sharp has scored in three straight games, giving him a team-high 34 goals on the season. He is two away from matching his career high set in 2007-08.

Corey Crawford, G

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Chicago

Crawford made 28 saves in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over Montreal.

5:45 ET

Impact: Crawford has posted a 1.94 GAA in winning each of his three games this month. With 32 victories, Crawford is one away from matching his career high set in 2010-11.

Marc-Andre Fleury, G

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Pittsburgh

Fleury made 34 saves in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over Detroit.

5:43 ET

Impact: Fleury is 5-1-0 with a 2.11 GAA in his last six starts.

James Neal, LW

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Pittsburgh

Neal scored twice in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over Detroit.

5:42 ET

Impact: Neal's two goals matched his total from the previous 17 games. He has 26 on the season to rank second on the team.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G

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Columbus

Bobrovsky made 33 saves and Columbus clinched the second playoff berth in franchise history with Wednesday's 3-1 win at Dallas.

5:40 ET

Impact: Bobrovsky has posted a 1.58 GAA during a 4-1-0 run.

Marian Gaborik, RW

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Los Angeles

Gaborik notched an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss at Calgary.

5:38 ET

Impact: Gaborik has eight points in the last eight games.

Karri Ramo, G

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Calgary

Ramo made 41 saves in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over Los Angeles.

5:37 ET

Impact: Ramo has posted a 1.30 GAA and one shutout during a three-game winning streak.

Nathan Horton, RW

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Columbus

Horton is getting credit for a goal without playing in a game against Dallas.

1:23 ET

Impact: Horton scored in the first period March 10 against the Stars about 4 minutes before the game was postponed when Dallas forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench because of an irregular heartbeat. The rescheduled game Wednesday started from the beginning, but with the Blue Jackets leading 1-0. All stats except the goal were scrubbed, and Horton missed the makeup game with a lower-body injury.

Alex Galchenyuk, C

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Montreal

Galchenyuk played only two shifts in the first period before suffering a lower-body injury Wednesday.

1:21 ET

Impact: His status going forward is uncertain.

Lars Eller, C

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Montreal

Eller returned to action for Game 1 of the playoffs Wednesday. He finished with a goal and an assist in a 5-4 overtime win at Tampa Bay.

1:20 ET

Impact: Eller had been dealing with an illness.

Apr 9, 2014

Ryan O'Reilly, LW

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Colorado

O'Reilly tallied two assists in Tuesday's win over Edmonton.

6:00 ET

Impact: O'Reilly has two goals and three assists during a four-game point streak after recording one point in his previous five contests.

Nathan MacKinnon, C

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Colorado

MacKinnon was credited with two assists in Tuesday's win over Edmonton.

5:58 ET

Impact: MacKinnon's 38 assists are the most by an Avalanche rookie since Paul Stastny recorded 50 in 2006-07.

David Perron, LW

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Edmonton

Perron scored for the second straight game and 28th time this season in Tuesday's loss to Colorado.

5:57 ET

Impact: Perron has six goals and nine assists over his last 19 games.

Paul Stastny, C

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Colorado

Stastny scored his 23rd goal of the season in Tuesday's win over Edmonton.

5:56 ET

Impact: Stastny has seven goals and 11 assists over his last 17 games.

Jamie McGinn, LW

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Colorado

McGinn scored his 19th goal of the season in Tuesday's win at Edmonton.

5:55 ET

Impact: McGinn has four goals and seven assists over his last 14 contests.

Craig Smith, C

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Nashville

Smith recorded his 25th assist in Tuesday's shootout loss in Dallas.

5:53 ET

Impact: Smith's drought without a goal has reached a season-worst 13 games despite taking 27 shots during that stretch.

Shea Weber, D

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Nashville

Weber extended his point streak to four games with his 32nd assist in Tuesday's shootout loss at Dallas.

5:51 ET

Impact: Weber has six goals and seven assists over his last 14 games.

Jamie Benn, LW

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Dallas

Benn scored for the third straight game in Tuesday's shootout win over Nashville.

5:49 ET

Impact: Benn has 17 goals and 19 assists over his last 30 games.

Mikko Koivu, C

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Minnesota

Koivu was credited with two assists in Tuesday's shootout victory versus Boston.

5:45 ET

Impact: Koivu has been red hot of late with three goals and 13 assists over his last 12 games.

Ryan Suter, D

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Minnesota

Suter scored his eighth goal in Tuesday's shootout win over the Bruins.

5:43 ET

Impact: Suter's 43 points are three shy of his career-high 46 from 2011-12.

Zdeno Chara, D

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Boston

Chara was credited with two assists in Tuesday's shootout loss to Minnesota.

5:42 ET

Impact: Chara has three goals and nine assists over his last 16 games.

Patrice Bergeron, C

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Boston

Bergeron extended his career-best point streak to 12 games with his 29th goal of the season in Tuesday's shootout loss to Minnesota.

5:41 ET

Impact: Bergeron's 29 goals are two shy of the career-high 31 he scored in 2005-06, his second season in the league.

Jason Pominville, RW

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Minnesota

Pominville scored twice for the third time this season and added his 28th assist in Tuesday's shootout win over Boston.

5:40 ET

Impact: Pominville has seven goals and eight assists over his last 17 contests.

Reilly Smith, RW

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Boston

Smith scored his 20th goal in Tuesday's shootout loss at Minnesota.

5:39 ET

Impact: Smith's goal-scoring pace has slowed considerably. He has two goals over his last 27 contests after scoring 18 in his first 52.

John Carlson, D

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Washington

Carlson recorded his 25th and 26th assists of the season in Tuesday's win at St. Louis.

5:36 ET

Impact: Carlson has recorded 13 assists over his last 20 contests.

Nicklas Backstrom, C

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Washington

Backstrom notched his second multi-goal game of the season with two scores in Tuesday's win at St. Louis.

5:36 ET

Impact: Backstrom has six goals and 18 assists over his last 22 games.

Alex Ovechkin, RW

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Washington

Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season and added two assists in Tuesday's win at St. Louis.

5:34 ET

Impact: Ovechkin became the 11th player in league history with at least five seasons of 50-plus goals, though this marks his first such campaign since 2009-10.

Claude Giroux, C

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Philadelphia

Giroux scored two goals in a game for the fourth time this season in Tuesday's win at Florida.

5:32 ET

Impact: Giroux has 14 goals over his last 29 games after scoring 13 times in his first 50 contests.

Vincent Lecavalier, C

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Philadelphia

Lecavalier recorded a goal and an assist for the second straight game in Tuesday's win at Florida.

5:30 ET

Impact: Lecavalier has nine goals and eight assists over his last 25 games. He totaled 20 points over his first 41 games.

James Reimer, G

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Toronto

Reimer stopped 31 of 33 shots in Tuesday's 3-0 loss at Tampa Bay.

5:19 ET

Impact: Reimer has posted a 3.91 GAA in losing each of his nine starts since the beginning of March.

Victor Hedman, D

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Tampa Bay

Hedman had a goal and twos assists in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Toronto.

5:18 ET

Impact: Hedman has six points in four games this month, giving him 51 on the season.

Ondrej Palat, LW

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Tampa Bay

Palat scored twice in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Toronto.

5:16 ET

Impact: Palat has been terrific over the last month, posting eight goals and 12 assists during a 16-game stretch.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G

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Columbus

Bobrovsky made 29 saves in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over Phoenix.

5:12 ET

Impact: Bobrovsky's shutout was his second in four games. He's gone 3-1-0 with a 1.73 GAA in those contests.

Martin St. Louis, RW

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NY Rangers

St. Louis finished with three assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Carolina.

5:10 ET

Impact: St. Louis' three points matched his total from the previous 15 games.

Henrik Lundqvist, G

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NY Rangers

Lundqvist made 27 saves in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Carolina.

5:09 ET

Impact: Lundqvist has posted a 1.99 GAA since Jan. 8 while racking up 20 wins, the second-most in the NHL during that time.

Brad Richards, C

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NY Rangers

Richards scored twice in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Carolina.

5:04 ET

Impact: Richards' two goals matched his total from the previous 17 games. He has 20 to go with 31 assists on the season.

Ales Hemsky, RW

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Ottawa

Hemsky notched a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 4-1 road win over the Islanders.

5:02 ET

Impact: Hemsky has 16 points in 17 games since coming over from Edmonton last month.

Jason Spezza, C

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Ottawa

Spezza had two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 road win over the Islanders.

5:00 ET

Impact: Spezza has recorded 18 points over a 14-game stretch. He is second on the team with 65 on the season.

Zemgus Girgensons, C

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Buffalo

Girgensons scored twice in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Detroit.

4:59 ET

Impact: Girgensons' two goals matched his total from the previous 30 games.

Jimmy Howard, G

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Detroit

Howard made 25 saves in Tuesday's 4-2 win at Buffalo.

4:55 ET

Impact: Howard has won four consecutive starts, allowing two goals in each. He is 7-2-1 since March 18.

Boyd Gordon, C

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Edmonton

Gordon has a shoulder injury.

4:09 ET

Impact: The Oilers are going nowhere and neither is your fantasy team if Gordon's injury plays any role within it.

David Backes, C

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St. Louis

Backes has a lower-body injury.

3:26 ET

Impact: Backes' status for the playoffs is not known.

Sami Salo, D

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Tampa Bay

Salo returned Sunday.

3:25 ET

Impact: Salo had an upper-body injury for the Bolts.

Nathan Horton, RW

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Columbus

Horton has had surgery for an abdominal injury and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks. The team announced the news before Friday night's game against Tampa Bay.

3:24 ET

Impact: Horton has five goals and 19 points in 36 games this season. A prized offseason free agent signing for the playoff-bound Blue Jackets, Horton underwent shoulder surgery last summer, which caused him to miss the first 40 games this season.

Apr 8, 2014

Ben Bishop, G

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Tampa Bay

Bishop has been sidelined by an undisclosed upper-body injury.

7:25 ET

Impact: Bishop missed Game 1 of the playoffs Wednesday.

Roberto Luongo, G

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Florida

Luongo was a late scratch for Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

7:07 ET

Impact: Luongo skated in warmups before the game, but team officials announced shortly before the start of the game that Luongo is out with an upper-body injury. He was replaced by Dan Ellis, who made his fifth start for the Panthers since being acquired from the Dallas Stars on March 5.

Ryan Getzlaf, C

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Anaheim

Getzlaf recorded his 55th assist Monday against Vancouver.

5:39 ET

Impact: Getzlaf has two goals and 11 assists over his last 11 contests. His 86 points are five shy of his career-best 91 from 2008-09.

Corey Perry, RW

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Anaheim

Perry was credited with his 38th assist in Monday's win at Vancouver.

5:38 ET

Impact: Perry has six goals and seven assists over his last 10 games.

John Gibson, G

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Anaheim

Gibson made his NHL debut in perfect fashion, stopping all 18 shots he faced against Vancouver on Monday.

5:36 ET

Impact: Gibson was just recalled from Anaheim's AHL affiliate in Norfolk on Sunday.

Ilya Bryzgalov, G

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Minnesota

Bryzgalov recorded his second consecutive shutout with 24 saves at Winnipeg on Monday.

5:35 ET

Impact: Bryzgalov, who already has three shutouts in 10 games for Minnesota, has posted an 0.98 goals-against average over his last five starts.

Mikko Koivu, C

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Minnesota

Koivu notched his 40th assist Monday against Winnipeg.

5:32 ET

Impact: Koivu has three goals and 11 assists over his last five games.

Charlie Coyle, C

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Minnesota

Coyle scored his 12th goal in Monday's win over Winnipeg.

5:31 ET

Impact: Coyle has five goals and five assists over his last nine games.

Jiri Hudler, RW

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Calgary

Hudler recorded his 35th assist in Monday's win at New Jersey.

5:30 ET

Impact: Hudler's 35 assists surpass his 34 in 2008-09 for a new personal-best.

Michael Cammalleri, C

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Calgary

Cammalleri was credited with his 18th assist in Monday's victory against the Devils.

5:29 ET

Impact: Cammalleri has 13 goals and 10 assists over his last 19 games after going without a point in the nine contests prior to that stretch.

Mark Giordano, D

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Calgary

Giordano scored his 14th goal of the season in Monday's win at New Jersey.

5:27 ET

Impact: Giordano has five goals and 13 assists over his last 20 games.

Karri Ramo, G

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Calgary

Ramo stopped all 31 shots in Monday's win at New Jersey for his second shutout of the season.

5:26 ET

Impact: Ramo is 7-3-0 over his last 11 games - including 10 starts - with a 1.85 goals-against average.

Luke Adam, C

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Buffalo

Buffalo demoted Adam to AHL Rochester.

1:41 ET

Impact: The move came on the same day Buffalo called up defenseman Mark Pysyk and goaltender Andrey Makarov from the minors.

Andrey Makarov, G

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Buffalo

Buffalo recalled up Makarov from the minors to help its injury-depleted roster.

1:41 ET

Impact: Makarov takes over the backup spot behind Matt Hackett after Nathan Lieuwen sustained a concussion in a 5-2 loss at Philadelphia on Sunday. He becomes the eighth goalie to dress for the Sabres this season. Makarov has a 3-3 record with AHL Rochester, after opening the season in the ECHL.

Mark Pysyk, D

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Buffalo

Buffalo recalled Pysyk from the minors to help out its injury-depleted roster.

1:40 ET

Impact: Pysyk will fill in for Chad Ruhwedel, who also sustained a concussion against the Flyers.

Drew MacIntyre, G

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Toronto

The Maple Leafs recalled MacIntyre from their AHL affiliate on Tuesday.

11:29 ET

Impact: MacIntyre, 30, has appeared in one game for the Leafs, stopping 14 shots in a relief effort March 23 at New Jersey. He has a 27-13-5 record with the Marlies this season, a 2.49 goals-against average, .918 save percentage and one shutout in 46 games.

Carter Ashton, RW

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Toronto

Toronto recalled Ashton from its AHL affiliate on Tuesday.

11:29 ET

Impact: Ashton, 23, has three assists and 19 penalty minutes in 31 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He has also played 24 games with the Toronto Marlies in the AHL, with 23 points on 16 goals and seven assists.

Zac Rinaldo, RW

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Philadelphia

The NHL has suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo for four games for an illegal check to the head. Rinaldo will miss the final four games of the regular season and will forfeit $15,384.60 in salary.

12:18 ET

Impact: He injured Buffalo Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel in the third period of Sunday's game. Ruhwedel will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a concussion. Rinaldo leads the Flyers with 153 penalty minutes.

Apr 7, 2014

Jordan Eberle, RW

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Edmonton

Eberle scored for the sixth time in nine games and was credited with an assist in Sunday's win over Anaheim.

5:52 ET

Impact: Eberle has six goals and eight assists over his last nine games.

Justin Schultz, D

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Edmonton

Schultz scored in his second straight game and recorded his 21st assist of the season in Sunday's win over Anaheim.

5:50 ET

Impact: Schultz appears to be closing his season in strong fashion with three goals and four assists over his last 11 games.

Taylor Hall, LW

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Edmonton

Hall's point total climbed to 77 after he scored a goal and tallied two assists in Sunday's win over the Ducks.

5:49 ET

Impact: Hall continues to enjoy quite the impressive stretch with seven goals and 14 assists over his last 17 games.

David Perron, LW

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Edmonton

Perron scored his 27th goal in Sunday's win over Anaheim.

5:48 ET

Impact: Perron has five goals and nine assists over his last 19 games.

Corey Perry, RW

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Anaheim

Perry scored his 42nd goal of the season in Sunday's loss at Edmonton.

5:46 ET

Impact: Perry's 42 goals this season trail only the 49 by Alex Ovechkin and he has five goals in his last five games.

Matt Niskanen, D

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Pittsburgh

Niskanen recorded his 33rd assist of the season in Sunday's shootout win over Colorado.

5:43 ET

Impact: Niskanen has slowed considerably with only two points in his last nine games, but the 33 assists are still a personal-best single-season total.

James Neal, LW

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Pittsburgh

Neal notched his 32nd assist of 2013-14 in Sunday's shootout victory against Colorado.

5:42 ET

Impact: Neal has two goals and five assists over his last 11 games. The 32 assists mark the second-highest total of his career, trailing only his 41 from 2011-12.

Jussi Jokinen, C

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Pittsburgh

Jokinen was credited with his third assist in four games and his 36th of the season in Sunday's win over Colorado.

5:40 ET

Impact: Jokinen has 15 assists over his last 25 games.

Marc-Andre Fleury, G

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Pittsburgh

Fleury was strong again, stopping 39 of 41 shots in Pittsburgh's shootout win over Colorado on Sunday.

5:39 ET

Impact: Fleury has won four of his last five starts while posting a 1.97 goals-against average.

Ryan O'Reilly, LW

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Colorado

O'Reilly scored for the second straight game and 28th time this season in Sunday's shootout loss to Pittsburgh.

5:37 ET

Impact: O'Reilly could be picking it up again after totaling two goals in the 14 games prior to these last two contests.

Brandon Sutter, C

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Pittsburgh

Sutter recorded his sixth career multigoal game and first this season by scoring twice in Sunday's shootout victory over Colorado.

5:35 ET

Impact: Sutter's two goals Sunday matched his total from his previous 27 games.

Ben Smith, RW

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Chicago

Smith scored another goal in a 4-2 win against St. Louis on Sunday.

5:02 ET

Impact: Smith has three goals in as many games and a career-high 13 in his first full NHL season.

Jeremy Morin, LW

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Chicago

Morin scored and set up Patrick Sharp's go-ahead goal in the second period, and the injury-depleted Chicago Blackhawks held on to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Sunday afternoon for their third straight win.

5:00 ET

Impact: It was the first career multipoint game for Morin, who has three goals and six assists in 21 contests this season. He has two goals and two assists in his last three games.

Evander Kane, LW

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Winnipeg

Kane is returning to Winnipeg's lineup, but the player and coach Paul Maurice aren't shedding any light on why Kane rode the bench in Toronto over the weekend. It wasn't his first time as a healthy scratch. Former coach Claude Noel also benched the left winger.

4:40 ET

Impact: Maurice says the Jets will be without forwards Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd when they meet the Minnesota Wild on Monday night, and that Byfuglien is out for the rest of the season with a torn muscle.

Tyler Seguin, C

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Dallas

Seguin had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 3-2 loss at Florida.

2:59 ET

Impact: Seguin has now scored in four straight games. He has 24 points over a 16-game stretch.

Brandon Pirri, C

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Florida

Pirri had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 3-2 win over Dallas.

2:57 ET

Impact: Pirri has scored in three of the last four games, posting five points over that stretch.

Steve Mason, G

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Philadelphia

Mason made 17 saves in Sunday's 5-2 win over Buffalo.

2:56 ET

Impact: Mason is 6-2-1 with a 2.00 GAA over the last nine games.

Brayden Schenn, LW

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Philadelphia

Schenn scored twice in Sunday's 5-2 win over Buffalo.

2:54 ET

Impact: Schenn now has 20 goals, matching his total from the previous two seasons.

Chad Ruhwedel, D

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Buffalo

Ruhwedel will miss the final week of the season after being diagnosed with a concussion.

2:01 ET

Impact: Ruhwedel was hurt in a 5-2 loss at Philadelphia on Sunday.

Nathan Lieuwen, G

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Buffalo

Lieuwen will miss the final week of the season after being diagnosed with a concussion.

2:01 ET

Impact: Lieuwen's injury means the Sabres will have to dress their seventh goalie this season.

R.J. Umberger, LW

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Columbus

Umberger has an upper-body injury.

2:00 ET

Impact: Umberger has been in and out of the lineup for the Jackets of late.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G

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Columbus

Bobrovsky stopped 31 shots for his second shutout in 72 hours to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the New York Islanders 4-0 on Sunday night.

1:48 ET

Impact: Bobrovsky has five shutouts and also blanked the 'Yotes the last time he saw them. The Jackets also posted a whitewash of Phoenix earlier this year so you can count on 'Bob' to deliver the fantasy goods in Tuesday's interconference matchup.

Calvin de Haan, D

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NY Islanders

Calvin de Haan missed Sunday's game versus Columbus after sustaining a lower-body injury the day before. It is unknown how much time the defenseman will miss.

12:07 ET

Impact: De Haan had an assist in Saturday's game versus Washington before leaving the game with the injury.

Sidney Crosby, C

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Pittsburgh

Sidney Crosby didn't play on Sunday versus Colorado after sustaining an upper-body injury.

12:03 ET

Impact: Pittsburgh held out the league's scorer for precautionary reasons, giving him some rest before the playoffs begin.

Apr 6, 2014

Dustin Byfuglien, D

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Winnipeg

Byfuglien is expected to miss the rest of the season.

6:07 ET

Impact: The defenseman was forced to leave in the second period of a 4-2 win over Toronto on April 5 with an upper-body injury.

Paul Stastny, C

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Colorado

Stastny had another big game in his hometown in a penalty-filled 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

2:27 ET

Impact: Stastny had a goal and two assists to extend his point streak to six. He has two goals and seven assists during that run.

Semyon Varlamov, G

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Colorado

Varlamov tied the franchise single-season record for wins held by Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy with a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

2:24 ET

Impact: Varlamov made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season and NHL-leading 40th win, matching Roy's total in 2000-01. The Avalanche reached 50 wins for the second time in franchise history and tied the franchise mark with 24 road victories.

Loui Eriksson, RW

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Boston

Eriksson matched his career high for points in a game and set a personal mark for assists with four in a 5-2 win over Philadelphia on Saturday.

2:22 ET

Impact: The Boston Bruins winger had his only other four-point game Nov. 5, 2010, against Phoenix. He had a combined five points (one goal, four assists) in his previous 13 contests. Eriksson was moved to the Bruins' top line when Jarome Iginla was sidelined for the second time in three games due to a lower-body injury.

Patrice Bergeron, C

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Boston

Bergeron extended his point streak to 11 games with an assist in a 5-2 win over Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.

2:19 ET

Impact: The Boston center has nine goals and six assists during his run. His 28 goals this season are his most since he had a career-high 31 in 2005-06.

Milan Lucic, LW

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Boston

Lucic had two goals as the Boston Bruins clinched the Eastern Conference's best record with a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

2:16 ET

Impact: Lucic, who also had an assist in Saturday's win, scored in an overtime loss in Toronto on Thursday to end a nine-game goal drought.

Carter Hutton, G

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Nashville

Hutton made 35 saves in his first career shutout, a 3-0 victory over San Jose on Saturday night.

2:04 ET

Impact: The Nashville backup goaltender is 5-1-0 with a 1.41 goals-against average in his seven appearances since March 10.

Patric Hornqvist, RW

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Nashville

Hornqvist had two goals and one assist to help the Nashville Predators put a dent into San Jose's hopes for a division title by beating the Sharks 3-0 on Saturday night.

2:00 ET

Impact: Hornqvist has seven goals and seven assists during a seven-game point streak. He's also scored six goals in the last four contests. Hornqvist has reached the 20-goal plateau for the fourth time in five seasons. He had four in 24 games in 2012-13.

Cody McCormick, C

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Minnesota

McCormick had a goal and an assist to help the Minnesota Wild top the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 Saturday night.

1:57 ET

Impact: The points were the first for the center in 10 games with Minnesota.

Max Pacioretty, LW

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Montreal

Pacioretty continued his goal scoring binge in a 5-3 win over Detroit on Saturday.

1:54 ET

Impact: Pacioretty scored his ninth in eight games and moved into a tie for third in the league with 39.

Ilya Bryzgalov, G

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Minnesota

Bryzgalov stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Minnesota Wild beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Saturday night.

1:54 ET

Impact: Bryzgalov posted his second shutout since being acquired by the Wild on March 4. He was steady throughout and made a pair of outstanding saves in the second period to keep the shutout intact. He's 3-0-1 with a 1.22 goals-against average in his last four starts.

Dainius Zubrus, C

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New Jersey

Zubrus scored two goals and the New Jersey Devils beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Saturday night.

1:52 ET

Impact: Zubrus has three goals in his last three games after registering just one assist in his previous 20.

Jamie Benn, LW

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Dallas

Benn had two goals and an assist to lead the Stars in a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

1:48 ET

Impact: Benn has a career-high 32 goals and 74 points this season, but he had just two assists in his previous five games.

Brian Gionta, RW

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Montreal

Gionta scored his second goal of the game late in the third period to give the surging Montreal Canadiens a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

1:46 ET

Impact: The Montreal captain had one assist in his previous five games.

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C

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Washington

Kuznetsov scored in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lift the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday and keep Washington's playoff hopes alive.

1:44 ET

Impact: The 21-year-old Russian and 2010 first-round draft pick is showing promise with three goals and five assists in his first 13 NHL games.

Apr 5, 2014

Sergei Bobrovsky, G

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Columbus

Bobrovsky made 34 saves Friday for the Jackets.

6:52 ET

Impact: Bobrovsky fell to 1-2-1 with a 2.76 GAA in his career vs. the 'Hawks.

Antti Raanta, G

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Chicago

Raanta made 24 saves Friday for the 'Hawks.

6:51 ET

Impact: Raanta was giving Corey Crawford a breather. Coach Joel Quenneville also knows any goalie he puts out there will beat the Jackets.

Duncan Keith, D

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Chicago

Keith was credited with three assists Friday for the 'Hawks.

6:50 ET

Impact: Keith ended a four-game pointless run.

Craig Anderson, G

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Ottawa

Anderson made 16 saves Friday night in a loss to the Habs.

6:46 ET

Impact: Why Anderson was allowed to play the entire game is a mystery.

Peter Budaj, G

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Montreal

Budaj made 39 saves Friday night in a win over the Sens.

6:44 ET

Impact: Budaj has won two in a row after losing four in a row.

Thomas Vanek, LW

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Montreal

Vanek had three assists Friday night in a win over the Sens.

6:43 ET

Impact: Vanek is working what is called 'nine to five' in hockey parlance with nine points in his last five games.

Max Pacioretty, LW

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Montreal

Pacioretty had a hat trick Friday night in a win over the Sens.

6:41 ET

Impact: Pacioretty added two assists in his first career five-point effort.

Matt Cullen, C

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Nashville

Cullen had three assists for the second time in seven games in Friday's win at Anaheim.

6:05 ET

Impact: Cullen has three goals and eight assists over his last seven contests.

Patric Hornqvist, RW

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Nashville

Hornqvist tallied a goal and was credited with two assists in Friday's win at Anaheim.

6:03 ET

Impact: Hornqvist has been on fire over his last six games with five goals and six assists.

Colin Wilson, LW

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Nashville

Wilson scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season in Friday's win at Anaheim.

6:02 ET

Impact: It was the sixth multigoal game of Wilson's career and his third this season.

Mike Fisher, C

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Nashville

Fisher had two goals and an assist in Friday's win at Anaheim.

6:00 ET

Impact: Fisher has 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) over his last 19 games.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D

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Phoenix

Ekman-Larsson recorded 14th goal and 29th assist of the season in Friday's shootout loss to Edmonton.

5:58 ET

Impact: Ekman-Larsson has six goals and eight assists over his last 20 games.

Jordan Eberle, RW

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Edmonton

Eberle was credited with two assists in Friday's shootout win in Phoenix.

5:57 ET

Impact: Eberle has five goals and seven assists over his last eight games.

Michael Cammalleri, C

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Calgary

Cammalleri scored his 24th goal of the season in Friday's win over Florida.

5:56 ET

Impact: Cammalleri has 13 goals and nine assists over his last 18 contests.

Daniel Alfredsson, RW

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Detroit

Alfredsson scored his 18th goal of the season and was credited with his 29th helper in Friday's 3-2 win over Buffalo.

5:50 ET

Impact: Alfredsson has four goals and six assists over his last 10 games after going without a point in the previous six.

Luke Glendening, C

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Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings have signed Glendening to a three-year contract extension. The Red Wings announced the move Saturday, a day after beating Buffalo to strengthen their position as a wild-card team in the playoffs.

10:25 ET

Impact: Glendenning has no goals and six assists in 51 games this season as a rookie. With 78 hits and 32 blocked shots, he has earned ice time this season for a team that has been hit hard by injuries.

Cody McLeod, LW

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Colorado

McLeod has a sprained ankle.

12:48 ET

Impact: It's uncertain when he will return.

Ray Whitney, LW

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Dallas

Whitney returned to action and played 11 minutes in Game 1 of the playoffs Wednesday.

12:47 ET

Impact: Whitney had been dealing with a lower-body injury.

Apr 4, 2014

Marc-Andre Fleury, G

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Pittsburgh

Fleury made 13 saves in Thursday's 4-2 win at Winnipeg.

5:59 ET

Impact: Fleury is 4-1-1 in his last six road starts.

Sidney Crosby, C

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Pittsburgh

Crosby notched two assists in Thursday's 4-2 win at Winnipeg.

5:57 ET

Impact: Crosby has two goals and six assists during a six-game point streak. His 102 points on the season by far are the most in the NHL.

Corey Crawford, G

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Chicago

Crawford made 25 saves in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over Minnesota.

5:55 ET

Impact: Crawford is 5-1-0 with a 1.49 GAA in his last six home starts.

Michael Cammalleri, C

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Calgary

Cammalleri had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win at Tampa Bay.

5:54 ET

Impact: Cammalleri has 18 points in his last 13 games.

Curtis Glencross, LW

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Calgary

Glencross scored twice in Thursday's 4-1 win at Tampa Bay.

5:53 ET

Impact: Glencross has five goals and four assists in the last eight games.

Brian Elliott, G

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St. Louis

Elliott stopped 24 shots, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Thursday night for their franchise-record 52nd victory.

5:53 ET

Impact: Elliott's shutout string ended at 166 minutes, 33 seconds, but he still moved to 18-5-2 overall and 10-1 at home this season. He was coming off a 1-0 win at Pittsburgh when he had 33 stops.

Phil Kessel, RW

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Toronto

Kessel notched two assists in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over Boston.

5:52 ET

Impact: With 79 points, Kessel is three away from matching his career high set in 2011-12.

Patrice Bergeron, C

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Boston

Bergeron had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss at Toronto.

5:51 ET

Impact: Bergeron had notched nine goals and five assists during a 10-game point streak.

Anton Khudobin, G

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Carolina

Khudobin made 33 saves in Thursday's 4-1 win over Dallas.

5:49 ET

Impact: Khudobin is 3-0-1 with a 1.24 GAA in his last four starts.

John-Michael Liles, D

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Carolina

Liles had a goal and two assists in Thursday's 4-1 win over Dallas.

5:48 ET

Impact: Liles' career high-tying three points make up a third of his nine this season.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G

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Columbus

Bobrovsky made 37 saves in Thursday's 2-0 win at Philadelphia.

5:46 ET

Impact: Bobrovsky is 4-1-0 with a 0.99 GAA in his last five road starts.

James Wisniewski, D

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Columbus

Wisniewski had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 2-0 win at Philadelphia.

5:45 ET

Impact: Wisniewski had seven points in his last five games.

Nick Foligno, LW

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Columbus

Foligno wasn't able to return for Game 1 of the playoffs Wednesday.

5:29 ET

Impact: He's questionable for Game 2 due to a lower-body injury.

Jonathan Bernier, G

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Toronto

Bernier will be sidelined three weeks because of a knee sprain, and goaltender James Reimer will be counted on to keep alive the Maple Leafs' slim playoff chances. Toronto trails Columbus by one point for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but the Blue Jackets have played two fewer games.

2:27 ET

Impact: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle made the injury announcement on Friday. Bernier left in the third period of Toronto's 4-3 overtime win over Boston on Thursday night after falling awkwardly on his left leg. Bernier was making his fifth straight start since returning from a lower body injury that kept him out five games.

Luke Adam, C

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Buffalo

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Luke Adam from the minors to fill in for injured Marcus Foligno.

11:26 ET

Impact: Adam has a goal in 10 games with Buffalo in rejoining the Sabres for the third time this season. He is currently leading the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester with 27 goals in 53 games.

Carl Soderberg, LW

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Boston

Soderberg returned Saturday.

1:05 ET

Impact: Soderberg missed Thursday's loss to Toronto to be with his pregnant wife.

Matt Stajan, C

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Calgary

Stajan missed Thursday's game due to personal reasons.

1:02 ET

Impact: It's uncertain when he will return.

Alexander Semin, RW

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Carolina

Carolina skated Thursday without Semin, who was out with an illness.

12:56 ET

Impact: It's uncertain if he'll play Saturday against the Devils.

Douglas Murray, D

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Montreal

Murray has been suspended three games for his hit on Tampa Bay's Mike Kostka.

12:21 ET

Impact: Murray elbowed Kostka in the head shortly after the Lightning defenseman passed the puck just inside the Canadiens' blue-line in Tampa Bay's 3-1 home win over Montreal on Tuesday.

Joffrey Lupul, LW

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Toronto

Lupul needs knee surgery and will miss the rest of the regular season. Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said Monday that the forward will undergo a meniscus procedure and the recovery time is expected to be three weeks.

12:15 ET

Impact: Lupul was a scratch for Toronto's win over Boston on Thursday and played limited minutes in the Leafs' loss to the Jets on Saturday. He has 22 goals and 22 assists in 69 games this season. Lupul is a proven scorer when healthy but has battled injuries throughout his career. He hasn't played 70 games in a season since 2008-09. The Leafs have three road games left and are three points behind Columbus for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Paul Byron, C

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Calgary

The Flames have announced that Byron is away from the team while his wife gives birth.

12:13 ET

Impact: No duration has been given for the absence.

Apr 3, 2014

Jarome Iginla, RW

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Boston

Iginla returned to the Boston Bruins lineup on Thursday, a night after he missed a game in Detroit due to injury.

7:41 ET

Impact: Iginla replaced forward Carl Soderberg, who returned to Boston for the birth of his child, according to coach Claude Julien. The 36-year-old former Calgary Flames captain leads the Bruins with 30 goals and is second in points with 61.

Ryan Strome, C

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NY Islanders

Strome was credited with two assists in Wednesday's win at Ottawa.

5:55 ET

Impact: The fifth overall pick in the 2011 draft, Strome is finishing his rookie season in strong fashion with four goals and seven assists over his last 14 contests.

Milan Michalek, LW

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Ottawa

Michalek scored his 17th goal of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Islanders.

5:54 ET

Impact: Michalek has six goals and two assists over his last nine games.

Gustav Nyquist, C

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Detroit

Nyquist broke a tie with 7:12 left in the third period, and the Detroit Red Wings held on to beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Wednesday night.

5:14 ET

Impact: Nyquist has a league-best 23 goals in 28 games since Jan. 20. That's given the Red Wings perhaps what they need to extend their postseason streak to 23 seasons despite missing many key players, including Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. Nyquist, who started the season with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins, totaled four goals in his first 40 NHL games.

Anze Kopitar, C

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Los Angeles

Kopitar had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 4-0 win over Phoenix.

4:07 ET

Impact: Kopitar has six points over the last four games.

Jonathan Quick, G

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Los Angeles

Quick made 17 saves in Wednesday's 4-0 win over Phoenix.

4:06 ET

Impact: Quick is 6-1-0 with a 1.68 GAA in his last seven starts.

Barret Jackman, D

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St. Louis

Jackman has a lower-body injury for the Blues.

3:13 ET

Impact: Jackman's status is not known.

Alexander Steen, LW

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St. Louis

Steen has an upper-body injury for the Blues.

3:12 ET

Impact: The St. Louis Blues' leading goal scorer is considered day-to-day.

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