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Date Player
12/21/2014 Alex Tanguay, LW
Tanguay had two goals and an assist in a 5-1 rout of Buffalo on Saturday night.

Analysis: It was the first two-goal game of the season for the veteran winger, who also matched his most points in 2014-15. He had two assists in his prior five games, and now leads the Avalanche with 11 goals and 22 points.
12/21/2014 Jarome Iginla, RW
Iginla matched his career high for assists with three in a 5-1 rout of Buffalo on Saturday night.

Analysis: Iginla also tied his season high for points and is now second on the Avalanche with 21. He had three goals in his first seven games this month.
12/21/2014 Jaroslav Halak, G
Halak stopped 20 shots in his fourth consecutive win, a 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

Analysis: Halak has a 1.47 goals-against average during his win streak. He was 14-6-0 with a 2.40 GAA in his first 20 games this season and had given up a combined 11 goals in the two contest prior to his win streak.
12/21/2014 Andrei Vasilevskiy, G
Vasilevskiy stopped 45 shots from the New York Islanders on Saturday but couldn't earn his second win in as many NHL starts as Tampa Bay fell 3-1.

Analysis: Vasilevskiy, the No. 19 pick in the 2012 draft, made 23 saves in his NHL debut Tuesday, a 3-1 victory over Philadelphia.
12/21/2014 Pekka Rinne, G
Rinne gave up his highest goal total in a 22-save effort in Saturday's 6-5 win at Minnesota.

Analysis: You should use him Monday in Columbus. Rinne owns more victories over the Blue Jackets than any other team, improving to 16-7-2 with a 2.38 GAA against them when he made 21 saves in a 2-1 home win Nov. 29.
12/21/2014 Darcy Kuemper, G
Kuemper allowed three first-period goals on 14 shots and was pulled for the third time in his last four home starts Saturday.

Analysis: Kuemper had a rough first night back after missing a game with an illness. He should bounce back favorably so don't give up on him.
12/21/2014 Jason Pominville, RW
Pominville recorded a pair of assists Saturday.

Analysis: Pominville has been solid with 23 points for the Wild.
12/21/2014 Alex Pietrangelo, D
Pietrangelo extended his point streak to seven games with an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss at San Jose on Saturday night.

Analysis: The St. Louis defenseman has one goal and six assists during his run. He has three goals and 17 assists in 33 games this season.
12/21/2014 Charlie Coyle, C
Coyle notched a pair of assists Saturday.

Analysis: Coyle ended a seven-game drought without a point.
12/21/2014 Ryan Suter, D
Suter notched a pair of assists Saturday.

Analysis: Suter is tied for third among defensemen with 20 assists.
12/21/2014 Thomas Vanek, LW
Vanek scored one goal and added an assist Saturday.

Analysis: Vanek has six points in his last six games.
12/21/2014 Marco Scandella, D
Scandella scored one goal and added an assist Saturday.

Analysis: Scandella has four of his 12 points in his last five games so he may be heating up.
12/21/2014 Zach Parise, LW
Parise scored two goals and added an assist Saturday.

Analysis: Parise turned in his third three-point effort of the season.
12/21/2014 Victor Bartley, D
Bartley had two assists Saturday.

Analysis: Bartley has 16 career points so he is a fantasy non-factor.
12/21/2014 Shea Weber, D
Weber had two assists Saturday.

Analysis: Weber finally reached the 20-point plateau.
12/21/2014 Craig Smith, C
Smith had one goal and one assist Saturday.

Analysis: Smith ended a five-game pointless drought.
12/21/2014 Roman Josi, D
Josi had one goal and one assist Saturday.

Analysis: Josi last scored Nov. 18.
12/21/2014 Matt Cullen, C
Cullen had one goal and one assist Saturday.

Analysis: Cullen ended a pathetic nine-game pointless run.
12/21/2014 Corey Crawford, G
Crawford returned in defeat Saturday.

Analysis: Crawford made 17 saves in his first action since he injured himself leaving a concert on Dec. 1 at Chicago's famed House of Blues.
12/21/2014 Sergei Bobrovsky, G
Bobrovsky excelled again Saturday.

Analysis: Bobrovsky is money in Decmeber, starting every game since while going 8-0-1 with a 2.01 GAA.
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