NHL Recent Player News
|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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