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|12/11/2017||Corey Crawford, Chi, G|
|Crawford stopped 31 shots in the Blackhawks' 3-1 win over the Coyotes on Sunday.
Analysis: Crawford has now stopped 57 of 60 shots in winning both starts since coming off IR. The Blackhawks host the Panthers on Tuesday, and Crawford stopped 37 shots in a 4-1 win in Florida on Nov. 25. Crawford is 3-0-0 in four career home starts versus the Panthers, posting a 0.91 GAA with a shutout.
|12/11/2017||Patrick Kane, Chi, RW|
|Kane had a pair of assists in the Blackhawks' 3-1 win over the Coyotes on Sunday
Analysis: Kane assisted on Artem Anisimov's go-ahead goal with 4:47 remaining in the third period, and he set up Nick Schmaltz's goal less than two minutes later. Kane had not recorded a point in his previous four games. "Something's got to change," he said. "You've got to fix it yourself or change some things up." The Blackhawks host the Panthers on Tuesday, and Kane had a goal in Florida on Nov. 25.
|12/11/2017||Evan Rodrigues, Buf, LW|
|Rodrigues scored both goals for the Sabres in Sunday's 3-2 OT loss at St. Louis.
Analysis: Rodrigues was playing in just his third game this season after coming back from a hand injury.
|12/11/2017||Evander Kane, Buf, LW|
|Kane had an assist in Sunday's 3-2 OT loss at St. Louis.
Analysis: Kane, who ranks second on the Sabres with 59 hits, has a four-game point streak.
|12/11/2017||Jake Allen, StL, G|
|Allen had 22 saves as the Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in OT on Sunday night.
Analysis: Allen has now won his last four starts, posting a 1.50 GAA with a shutout.
|12/11/2017||Brayden Schenn, StL, C|
|Schenn had another goal as the Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in OT on Sunday night.
Analysis: Schenn has now scored in four consecutive games - starting with a hat trick in Montreal on Dec. 5.
|12/11/2017||Colton Parayko, StL, D|
|Parayko assisted on Vladimir Tarasenko's OT goal as the beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Sunday night.
Analysis: In his last 13 games, Parayko has two goals and 10 assists to go with a plus-5 rating.
|12/11/2017||Steve Mason, Wpg, G|
|The Winnipeg Jets activated Steve Mason from injured reserve and assigned fellow goaltender Eric Comrie to Manitoba of the American Hockey League, the team announced Monday.
Analysis: Mason has been sidelined with a concussion, which was sustained in a 4-0 loss against the San Jose Sharks on Nov. 25. The 29-year-old was hit in the mask by a shot from Tim Heed 11:30 into the game and was pulled by Jets coach Paul Maurice after the conclusion of the first period.
|12/11/2017||Vladimir Tarasenko, StL, RW|
|Tarasenko scored with 36 seconds left in overtime, and the short-handed St. Louis Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Sunday night.
Analysis: It was Tarasenko's 14th goal of the season but just his second in his last nine games. The Blues next host the Lightning on Tuesday, and Tarasenko has seven goals and two assists in his last eight meetings with them, including a score at Tampa on Oct. 14.
|12/11/2017||Tomas Hertl, SJ, C|
|Hertl finished with a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild.
Analysis: Hertl has come up big with two goals and two assists over his last three games.
|12/11/2017||Jason Zucker, Min, LW|
|Zucker finished with an assist in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Sharks.
Analysis: Zucker has points in eight of his last nine games.
|12/11/2017||Brent Burns, SJ, D|
|Burns scored twice on Sunday for the Sharks, who had won five of seven before falling in overtime to the Wild.
Analysis: Burns has six points in his last three games, including three goals.
|12/11/2017||Eric Staal, Min, C|
|Staal scored twice and Ryan Murphy added a goal on Sunday when the Wild extended their winning streak over the Sharks to four games.
Analysis: Staal had his second multi-goal effort in five games.
|12/11/2017||Curtis McElhinney, Tor, G|
|One night after starter Frederik Andersen beat Pittsburgh on the road, McElhinney stopped 41 shots in the Maple Leafs' 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.
Analysis: The 34-year-old McElhinney was making just his fifth start of the season, with Andersen leading the NHL in minutes played.
|12/10/2017||Auston Matthews, Tor, C|
|Matthews was scratched from Sunday's game against the Edmonton Oilers because of an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Matthews was involved in a collision late in the third period of the win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday but Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock indicated that the 20-year-old was fine.
|12/10/2017||Sven Baertschi, Van, LW|
|Baertschi is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks with a broken jaw after he was hit in the face with a puck Saturday in Calgary.
Analysis: Baertschi has eight goals and 18 points in 30 games.
|12/10/2017||Jonathan Quick, LA, G|
|Quick had 32 saves as Los Angeles beat the Hurricanes 3-2 in OT on Saturday night for its eighth consecutive victory.
Analysis: Quick has a 1.46 GAA and .943 save percentage in winning his last six games.
|12/10/2017||Tyler Toffoli, LA, RW|
|Toffoli had a goal and an assist as Los Angeles beat the Hurricanes 3-2 in OT on Saturday night for its eighth consecutive victory.
Analysis: In his last six games, Toffoli has tallied four goals and two assists.
|12/10/2017||Anze Kopitar, LA, C|
|Kopitar had a goal and an assist as Los Angeles beat the Hurricanes 3-2 in OT on Saturday night for its eighth consecutive victory.
Analysis: Kopitar has played a huge role in the Kings' win streak, tallying six goals and seven assists in their last seven games. Los Angeles begins a four-game trip out East on Tuesday, and Kopitar has five goals and two assists in his last five road contests.
|12/10/2017||Tanner Pearson, LA, LW|
|Pearson scored 4:40 into overtime and Los Angeles edged the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night for its eighth consecutive victory.
Analysis: Pearson has notched at least one point in five of six games, tallying two goals and five assists.
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