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Derek Dorsett returned to action on Wednesday December 17.

Dec 18 - 1:44 AM

Eddie Lack stopped 27 of 28 shots in Wednesday's 2-0 loss to Dallas.

Lack wasn't terrible tonight, but he will surely want Colton Sceviour's second period goal back. Sceviour put a soft backhanded shot on goal (from a terrible angle) and somehow beat the Canucks' goaltender. Dallas' second goal was scored into an empty net. Lack's record falls to 2-4-2 this season. He has a 2.59 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage.
Dec 18 - 1:14 AM

Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves in Dallas' 2-0 win over Vancouver on Wednesday.

Lehtonen was named the game's first star for his effort. The 31-year-old set the tone early when he robbed Canucks' forward Radim Vrbata 36 seconds into the game. Lehtonen made several big saves throughout the evening to ensure Dallas would collect the two points tonight. He has now won three of his last four starts and has a 12-7-5 record with a 2.97 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage.
Dec 18 - 1:09 AM

Alexander Edler played a game-high 28:53 in Wednesday's 2-0 loss to Dallas.

The Canucks leaned heavily on Edler, but he finished the game with a minus-2 rating (Dallas' second goal was scored into an empty net). The 28-year-old also played big minutes on special teams. He logged 6:05 of ice time on the power play and 2:33 shorthanded. Edler has three goals and nine points in 31 games this season.
Dec 18 - 1:04 AM

Colton Sceviour scored a goal in Wednesday's 2-0 win over Vancouver.

Sceviour had no goals in the first 20 games of the season, but he's now scored twice in his last five games. Despite his recent production, the 25-year-old doesn't have any value in standard fantasy leagues. Sceviour has just six points in 25 games overall. Antoine Roussel added an empty net goal to ice the game for Dallas.
Dec 18 - 1:00 AM

Bruins center David Krejci returned to the Boston lineup in Minnesota Wednesday night after missing a month because of a groin injury.

It was his first game since Nov. 18. Krejci fired one shot on goal in the Bruins' 3-2 overtime win over the Wild. He also had a minus-1 rating in 18:22 of ice time.
Dec 17 - 11:18 PM

Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom stopped 22 shots before he and the Wild dropped a 3-2 decision to the visiting Boston Bruins in overtime Wednesday night.

Backstrom is now 5-3-2 on the season. His goals-against average is 2.48 and his save percentage, .901. While he didn't have a bad game Wednesday, Backstrom's best days seem to be behind him. He's the No. 2 goalie in Minnesota, behind Darcy Kuemper (stomach illness) and we don't suggest you use him on your fantasy team unless you're absolutely desperate for a goalie.
Dec 17 - 11:09 PM

Niklas Svedberg, getting a chance Wednesday night to tend the Boston Bruins' net in place of starting goalie Tuukka Rask, turned away 35 of the 37 shots he faced in regulation and overtime en route to a 3-2 victory over the Wild in Minnesota.

In nine appearances this season, Svedberg is 3-4 with a goals-against average of 2.28 and a save percentage of .922. He stopped 33 of 34 shots in a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings earlier this month. He doesn't play enough to merit consideration as a fantasy league goalie but watch for his starts. He'd probably be a good, inexpensive option in daily fantasy contests.
Dec 17 - 11:04 PM

Kyle Brodziak scored his fourth goal of the season in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 overtime loss to the visiting Boston Bruins Wednesday night.

Jason Pominville was credited with the Wild's other goal, giving him seven for the season. Brett Sutter and Erik Haula each posted their first assists of the season on the Brodziak goal. Ryan Suter picked up his 18th assist of the season on Pominville's goal.
Dec 17 - 10:58 PM

Loui Eriksson scored at 1:30 of overtime Wednesday night to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 triumph over the Wild in Minnesota.

It was Eriksson's sixth goal of the season and second point of the night. He drew his 11th assist on the Bruins' first goal of the game, scored by Carl Soderberg at 5:06 of the first period. Soderberg's goal also was his sixth of the season and he assisted on Eriksson's OT goal. Soderberg now has 15 assists on the season. Patrice Bergeron picked up the Bruins' other goal. It was his sixth of the season, as well.
Dec 17 - 10:48 PM

New Jersey goalie Cory Schneider turned aside 14 of the 15 shots he faced in the Devils' 2-0 loss to the visiting Ottawa Senators Wednesday night.

The Devils dominated play and kept the puck in the Ottawa zone most of the game but failed to score on any of their 34 shots against Sens goalie Craig Anderson. Schneider's record fell to 11-15-3. His goals-against average is 2.55 and his save percentage is .916. His fantasy value is dropping, too, if only because the Devils aren't winning. New Jersey is 3-9-4 with 30 goals scored since its most recent winning streak (Nov. 11-14). The Devils have lost five in a row (0-3-2). A new problem emerged for the Devils on Wednesday when their previously red-hot power play was shut down, going 0-for-5 with 11 shots on goal. New Jersey had scored power-play goals in three straight games and was 6-for-14 in its previous seven.
Dec 17 - 10:05 PM

Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson turned in a gem in New Jersey Wednesday night during a 2-0 shutout of the Devils.

Anderson made 34 saves. He nearly scored an empty-net goal, too. His shot from his own goal dribbled just wide to the right with 51.8 seconds remaining in the third period. With a second left in the third, Kyle Turris ended up with the empty-netter, his second goal of the game. Despite Turris' goals, however, it was the New Jersey offense that controlled most of the play in this one. The Sens were stuck in their zone for most of the game. The Devils (11-16-6) outshot Ottawa 34-16, but Anderson could not be beaten. It was his best performance of the season and improved his record to 7-8-4. His goals-against average is now 2.45 and his save percentage is .929.
Dec 17 - 9:58 PM

Kyle Turris scored early and late and that was enough offense to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-0 shutout of the Devils in New Jersey Wednesday night.

Turris notched his first goal of the game and fifth of the season on the Sens' first shot on goal. It came on a power play at 2:26 of the first period. Then, with only one second remaining in the third period, Turris scored his sixth goal of the season into the Devils' empty net. The Sens only put 16 shots on net in the game, compared with 34 for the Devils, who were stymied by Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson. The Sens were 5-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Sens (13-12-6) won in regulation for the first time under new coach Dave Cameron, who is 2-1-1 since replacing Paul MacLean on Dec. 8.
Dec 17 - 9:46 PM

David Krejci will suit up for the Bruins on Wednesday against the Wild.

The Bruins center will be on the ice against the Wild Wednesday, so make sure to get him in your lineup. He was skating with Milan Lucic and Seth Griffith in warmups. In 11 games this season, Krejci has three goals and seven assists and will look to continue on his near point-per-game pace starting Wednesday. Matt Fraser will now move to the press box and serve as a healthy scratch to make room for Krejci.
Dec 17 - 7:49 PM

Winger Tom Sestito and defenseman Alex Biega will be healthy scratches for Canucks Wednesday night against the Stars.

Sestito was just recalled front the minors on December 14th but won't suit up Wednesday. He's only played in two games this season back on November 1st and 2nd, where he was able to record an assist and plus one rating. Biega has never played in an NHL game and was just called up on December 15th; he has two goals and 10 points in 25 AHL games on the year.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 17 - 7:42 PM



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