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John Tavares scored his eighth goal of the season in the Islanders 4-3 shootout win over the Rangers Thursday.

In addition to potting a goal for the fourth straight game, Tavares also scored one in the shootout to help lift his team to victory. Colin McDonald and Brad Boyes also scored goals in the victory.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 10:21:00 PM

Brayden Point scored his 21st of the season in a 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

Point extended his points streak to four games Saturday with his goal, in over 22 minutes of ice-time. . The forward has four points in that span. Despite his goal, Point went -3 in the game. Point scored his lone goal in the second period, giving Tampa a 2-1 lead. Point has 21 goals and 50 points in 59 games this season.
Feb 17 - 10:10 PM

Anders Nilsson will get the start in Saturday's game against the Boston Bruins.

Earlier in the day, the Canucks announced that Jacob Markstrom would be starting, but it was Nilsson that led them onto the ice for the pre-game warmup. Nilsson has a 6-10-1 record with a 3.39 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage this season.
Feb 17 - 9:50 PM

Kyle Turris (illness) will play in Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The illness kept him out of Thursday's game against Calgary, but he's good to go tonight. Turris has nine goals and 31 points in 51 games this season. He's skating on a line with Craig Smith and Kevin Fiala.
Feb 17 - 7:41 PM

Antti Raanta stopped all 40 shots he faced in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Oilers forward Patrick Maroon thought he beat Raanta in the third period, but the goal was waived off because of goalie interference. The Coyotes netminder has now won each of his last three decisions and he's 4-0-1 in his last five. Raanta owns a 12-14-6 record with a 2.45 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage this season.
Feb 17 - 7:25 PM

Justin Schultz (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

There was no mention of Schultz being injured before he wasn't on the ice for the pre-game warmup. The Penguins will likely provide an update on his status after the game. We'll consider him day-to-day for now. Matt Hunwick will take his spot in the lineup.
Feb 17 - 6:48 PM

Antti Niemi will get the start in Saturday's game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Believe it or not, Niemi has started two of Montreal's last three games. Starter Carey Price had a rough outing in Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes, so the Canadiens likely just want to give him a break. Niemi has actually been quite good since joining the Habs. The veteran has a 2-6-1 record with a 3.92 goals-against-average and a .888 save percentage with Pittsburgh, Florida and Montreal this season. The Golden Knights have been incredible at home, so Niemi isn't a recommended fantasy play in any type of fantasy league.
Feb 17 - 5:15 PM

Ondrej Kase scored a goal in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild.

Kase's goal tied the game at two at the 6:12 mark of the third period. The Ducks forward then added another tally in the shootout to make sure that his team managed to survive another round before teammate Nick Ritchie added the game-winner. Kase finished the night with a team-high six shots on goal in 17:12 of ice time. He's now accumulated nine points in his last seven games. The 22-year-old is up to 16 goals and 30 points in 43 games this season. Corey Perry also found the back of the net for the Ducks in regulation.
Feb 17 - 5:08 PM

Michael Grabner scored a pair of goals in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Grabner's first-period goal cut New York's deficit to 2-1 at the time, while his second tally made it 5-3. The 30-year-old finished the game with three shots on goal in 15:27 of ice time. The Rangers forward is now up to 25 goals and six assists in 58 games this season. He's picked up five points in his last five games. There have been plenty of rumblings about the Rangers shopping Grabner ahead of the trade deadline, and performances like these will only enhance his value. Former Senator Mika Zibanejad also found the back of the net for the Rangers in the loss.
Feb 17 - 4:52 PM

Derick Brassard scored a goal and two assists in Saturday's 6-3 win over the New York Rangers.

Brassard definitely got the better of his old team this afternoon. He registered the primary assists on goals by Mark Stone (1-0) and Thomas Chabot (5-2). He also added a goal of his own late in the second period to give the Sens a 4-2 lead at the time. Brassard finished the game with a plus-2 rating and four shots on goal in 17:28 of ice time. The 30-year-old has picked up six points in his last four games. He's also scored in four consecutive games. He's up to 17 goals and 35 points in 55 games this season.
Feb 17 - 4:47 PM

Nathan MacKinnon (shoulder) will return to the Avalanche lineup on Sunday.

MacKinnon has missed the last eight games because of a shoulder injury, but he took part in Saturday's full practice with his teammates. The Avs forward was a legitimate MVP candidate before suffering the injury, so he'll be a welcomed addition to the lineup. MacKinnon has 24 goals and 61 points in 49 games this season. All fantasy owners must insert him back into their lineup starting tomorrow.
Feb 17 - 4:29 PM

Anze Kopitar will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Kopitar scored two goals in 4:04 in the second period to give the Kings 2-0 and 3-0 leads at the time. He finished the game with four shots on goal and two blocked shots in 22:39 of ice time. The 30-year-old has 25 goals and 63 points in 58 games this season. The Kings forward has picked up 10 points in his last seven outings. Michael Amadio also scored a pair of goals in Los Angeles' victory.
Feb 17 - 3:34 PM




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