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In only his second start of the season and 17th of his career, Jujhar Khaira scored his first career goal in a 3-1 win over the Coyotes Monday night.

Khaira was relieved to get his first goal and now wants to build on that. He has eight goals and 10 assist so far this year with the AHL Bakersfield Condors in 24 starts. In 2015-16 with the Oilers he managed two assists in 15 games.
Jan 16 - 11:47 PM

Radim Vrbata netted the only Coyotes goal in a 3-1 loss to the Oilers Monday night.

Vrbata’s 10th goal of the season came late in the second period on a power-play for too many men on the ice, and while it raised the hopes of the Coyotes, they were unable to score again. The good news is that this snapped a seven-game streak in which he failed to score a single goal and had a disappointing +/- of -5. In that span of games, Vrbata earned four assists. He currently sits at 28 points for the season.
Jan 16 - 11:46 PM

Penguins goalie Matt Murray allowed seven goals Monday night in his second start back from a lower-body injury but still picked up the win as the Penguins prevailed 8-7 in overtime over the visiting Washington Capitals.

Murray was shaky as the Caps catapulted to a 3-0 lead but the Penguins' offense, led by Sidney Crosby's four points and Evgeni Malkin's hat trick, bounced back for the OT victory. Murray's win-loss record improved to 14-4-1 but his goals-against average took a hit, as did his save percentage. His GAA is now 2.53 (it was 2.28 before the game) and his save percentage is now .916 (it was .925 before the game).
Jan 16 - 11:13 PM

Washington goalie Braden Holtby, who had been stellar all season and spectacular in his past five games, had an unusually rough night in Pittsburgh Monday, allowing five goals on 26 shots before being pulled in the Capitals' 8-7 overtime loss to the Penguins.

Holtby had allowed only three combined goals and recorded three shutouts in his previous five games. After the Caps gave him a 3-0 lead in Pittsburgh, though, the Pens bounced back and took a 5-3 lead after two periods. Holtby is now 21-8-4 on the season with a goals-against average of 1.96 and a save percentage of .930. Phillip Grubauer replaced Holtby Monday and gave up three goals on 11 shots. He is 8-1-2 on the season with a 1.96 GAA and a .927 save percentage.
Jan 16 - 11:06 PM

T.J. Oshie scored a goal and added two assists in the Washington Capitals' 8-7 overtime loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh Monday night.

The loss snapped the Capitals' win streak at nine games. They squandered a lead of 3-0 before the Pens got rolling. Also notching multi-point games for Washington in this one were Alex Ovechkin (two assists), Lars Eller (two goals), Andre Burakovsky (a goal and an assist) and Matt Niskanen (two assists). Scoring goals in addition to Oshie, Eller and Burakovsky were Nicklas Backstrom, Justin Williams and Brett Connolly.
Jan 16 - 10:55 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored a hat trick to help the Penguins end the Washington Capitals' nine-game winning streak with a wild 8-7 victory in overtime in Pittsburgh Monday night.

Malkin netted all three of his goals in the second period. It was the first time the veteran star produced three goals in a single period since January of 2012. The Pens trailed Washington 3-0 before Malkin scored his first goal at 6:28 of the second period. By the time the second period was over, the Pens were ahead 5-3. Malkin now has 20 goals on the season. Also delivering goals for Pittsburgh in this high-scoring affair were Conor Sheary, who had two (12th and 13th), including the game winner 34 seconds into overtime, Nick Bonino (seventh), Bryan Rust (11th) and Sidney Crosby (27th). Trevor Daley posted three assists for 12 on the season. Crosby also had three assists to go along with his goal. The Pittsburgh captain has 23 assists this season. And Justin Schultz had four assists to give him 23, as well.
Jan 16 - 10:45 PM

Jordan Oesterle will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

Oesterle was recalled on Sunday. The 23-year-old has six assists in 23 career NHL games. Matt Hendricks and Eric Gryba will watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 16 - 8:58 PM

Kevin Connauton will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

This will be his third consecutive game in the press box. Connauton has one assist and a minus-4 rating in 11 games this season. Laurent Dauphin and Josh Jooris will also watch from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 16 - 8:54 PM

The Ducks have assigned Stefan Noesen to the minors.

The 23-year-old has one goal, a plus-1 rating and two penalty minutes in nine games this season. He shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy radar.
Jan 16 - 8:21 PM

The Anaheim Ducks assigned Shea Theodore to the minors.

He was a healthy scratch in Anaheim's last game against the Blues. Theodore has one goal, six assists and a minus-7 rating in 23 games this season.
Jan 16 - 8:15 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning still don't know if Victor Hedman (illness) will be available to play on Tuesday night.

Hedman took part in Monday's pre-game skate, but he was unable to play in the game. The Bolts will provide an update on his status at some point tomorrow.
Jan 16 - 7:13 PM

Eric Fehr will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Washington Capitals.

Fehr won't get to suit up against his former team. This will be his third consecutive game in the press box. Tom Kuhnhackl and Steve Oleksy will watch the game from the press box. None of these three players have any fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 16 - 7:04 PM

Chandler Stephenson will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Stephenson was recalled from the minors late last week, but he still hasn't played in a game this season. The 22-year-old played in just nine games in 2015-16. He has no fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 16 - 7:01 PM

Peter Budaj saved 27 of 29 shots in a 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay Monday afternoon.

Budaj has allowed just five goals in his last three starts. This was his first loss over that span, bringing his record to 20-12-3 this season.
Jan 16 - 6:56 PM

Kyle Clifford netted the lone Kings goal in a 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay Monday afternoon.

Clifford has three goals and seven points in 37 contests in 2016-17. His goal was unassisted. Tanner Pearson and Jake Muzzin each fired a team-high four shots.
Jan 16 - 6:55 PM


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