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    • Magnus Paajarvi OTT RW
      Senators' Magnus Paajarvi: Heating up for Ottawa
      7m ago

      Paajarvi produced a shorthanded goal Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Blues.

      It initially appeared that Zack Smith was going to launch a rocket from the slot, but his fake caught a defender by surprise with the puck ultimately deflecting off Paajarvi's skate and bouncing into the cage. The Swede, who spent parts of five seasons with the Blues, has goals in back-to-back games as a bottom-six contributor for a Senators team with extremely long odds of making the playoffs.

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    • Collin Delia CHI G
      Blackhawks' Collin Delia: Squaring off against Caps
      11m ago

      Delia will defend the home cage in Sunday's game versus the Capitals, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.

      Delia's starting to falter after his hot start, losing four straight starts and recording a .903 save percentage in the process. The Caps' offense has fallen off lately with just four goals in the last four games -- all losses -- but there's no doubt they'll give Delia a tough test Sunday. We've seen Delia's ability to take over games, but without showing it lately his risk is quite high in the fantasy realm.

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    • Braden Holtby WAS G
      Capitals' Braden Holtby: Between pipes Sunday
      15m ago

      Holtby will be the road starter in Sunday's game versus the Blackhawks, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

      Despite a strong showing, Holtby suffered his 11th loss in his last start Friday against the Islanders after receiving zero goals of offensive support. That could be a concern again since the Capitals have scored just four goals in the last four games, but Holtby looks poised to hold his own against Chicago's 16th ranked offense at 2.96 goals per game.

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    • Craig Smith NSH RW
      Predators' Craig Smith: Demoted to third line
      17m ago

      Smith fired three shots on goal but came away empty in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers, marking the sixth consecutive game he has failed to crack the scoresheet. Futhermore, he spent most of the game skating on the third line with Colton Sissons and rookie Colin Blackwell.

      Now with just 25 points in 50 games, Smith is currently on pace for a 40-point season -- a pretty significant step back from last year's 51-point effort. Normally one of the NHL's streakier players, his recent bout of inconsistency has now landed him in a checking-line role, which further devalues him from a fantasy perspective. Bottom line, Smith is simply not worthy of a roster spot in most standard formats right now.

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    • Nick Paul OTT LW
      Senators' Nick Paul: Buries goal in loss
      18m ago

      Paul emerged for his first goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Blues.

      Mikkel Boedker controlled the puck behind the net and fed Paul. who one-timed it for the game's first goal. Paul simply was at the right place at the right time in this one, but don't expect consistent production from a guy averaging 8:37 of ice time per contest.

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    • Craig Anderson OTT G
      Senators' Craig Anderson: Suffers narrow loss in return
      26m ago

      Anderson set aside 35 shots in Saturday's 3-2 road loss to the Blues.

      Making his highly anticipated return from a concussion, Anderson allowed one even-strength goal in each period, and it took a rather sneaky snipe from defenseman Carl Gunnarsson in the third period to seal the win for the home team. Anderson's proven he can handle 60 minutes again, but the Senators have only one more game -- Tuesday's clash against the visiting Coyotes -- before the All-Star break and ensuing bye week to afford him some extra rest.

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    • Max Domi MON C
      Canadiens' Max Domi: Heating up
      1h ago

      Domi scored goal on two shots along with a hit and a blocked shot in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Flyers.

      After a stretch of 17 games without a goal, Domi has popped two behind goalies in the last three games. It's his fourth straight game with a point, all of which coming after he was moved to a new line with Tomas Tatar and Artturi Lehkonen, both of whom assisted on his goal Saturday. The move to a new line appears to have unlocked his scoring touch. Domi's scored 16 goals over 50 games, putting him in reach of his career-high mark of 18 goals, set when he was a rookie with the Coyotes in 2015-16.

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    • Mika Zibanejad NYR C
      Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Leads offense against Bruins
      10h ago

      Zibanejad scored two goals, including the game-winner on the power play, in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Bruins.

      That's now five straight games on the scoresheet for Zibanejad, who's racked up five goals and nine points during that stretch. The 25-year-old continues his march towards a career-best campaign -- his 44 points (17 goals and 27 assists) through 48 games leave him just seven points shy of tying his personal best, set in 2015-16 with Ottawa.

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    • Johan Larsson BUF C
      Sabres' Johan Larsson: Collects assist
      10h ago

      Larsson picked up an assist in Friday's loss to Vancouver.

      The assist brings Larsson up to eight points in 42 games, three of which have come in the last 10 contests. Larsson offers some category coverage with his 53 hits and 26 blocks, but only for the deepest of leagues.

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    • Tyler Seguin DAL C
      Stars' Tyler Seguin: Thrives with man advantage
      10h ago

      Seguin scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Jets.

      He helped set up Brett Ritchie's first-period tally to open the scoring, then iced things with his own goal late in the third. Seguin snapped a brief three-game scoring slump with the performance, and the 26-year-old now has 18 goals and 45 points through 49 games, including 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) with the man advantage.

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    • Steven Stamkos TB C
      Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Six-game, 10-point streak
      12h ago

      Stamkos scored two goals and added an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over San Jose.

      Stammer has been flying of late and his offense has been soaring. He is on a six-game, 10-point streak (three goals, seven helpers) and has 57 points in 49 games. That's a 95-point pace. Stamkos is an automatic fantasy activation. Start him and forget.

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    • Nolan Patrick PHI C
      Flyers' Nolan Patrick: Six points in last three games
      12h ago

      Patrick scored twice in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.

      He's put up four goals and two assists in three games. Patrick has really struggled offensively this season, but his recent few games show a measure of dominance that made him the Flyers' second overall pick in 2017. He's just 20, so Patrick will be inconsistent. But he could come roaring out of the All-Star break.

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    • Magnus Paajarvi OTT RW
      Senators' Magnus Paajarvi: Heating up for Ottawa
      7m ago

      Paajarvi produced a shorthanded goal Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Blues.

      It initially appeared that Zack Smith was going to launch a rocket from the slot, but his fake caught a defender by surprise with the puck ultimately deflecting off Paajarvi's skate and bouncing into the cage. The Swede, who spent parts of five seasons with the Blues, has goals in back-to-back games as a bottom-six contributor for a Senators team with extremely long odds of making the playoffs.

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    • Craig Smith NSH RW
      Predators' Craig Smith: Demoted to third line
      17m ago

      Smith fired three shots on goal but came away empty in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers, marking the sixth consecutive game he has failed to crack the scoresheet. Futhermore, he spent most of the game skating on the third line with Colton Sissons and rookie Colin Blackwell.

      Now with just 25 points in 50 games, Smith is currently on pace for a 40-point season -- a pretty significant step back from last year's 51-point effort. Normally one of the NHL's streakier players, his recent bout of inconsistency has now landed him in a checking-line role, which further devalues him from a fantasy perspective. Bottom line, Smith is simply not worthy of a roster spot in most standard formats right now.

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    • Nick Paul OTT LW
      Senators' Nick Paul: Buries goal in loss
      18m ago

      Paul emerged for his first goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Blues.

      Mikkel Boedker controlled the puck behind the net and fed Paul. who one-timed it for the game's first goal. Paul simply was at the right place at the right time in this one, but don't expect consistent production from a guy averaging 8:37 of ice time per contest.

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    • Andrew Shaw MON RW
      Canadiens' Andrew Shaw: May skate this week
      1h ago

      Shaw (neck) is expected to resume skating this week, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports. In a separate report, coach Claude Julien told Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette that Shaw's "return is undetermined right now."

      Those seem like conflicting reports, but both can be true. Shaw could resume skating this week while the Habs reserve the right to not set any timetables. Shaw has been sidelined since New Year's Eve, missing 10 straight games. With the All-Star break coming up followed by the Habs' bye week, Shaw could be back in the lineup by Feb. 2 when the Canadiens host the Devils.

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    • Jonathan Marchessault LV LW
      Golden Knights' Jonathan Marchessault: Posts hat trick
      9h ago

      Marchessault recorded a hat trick in a 7-3 victory against the Penguins on Saturday.

      The 28-year-old was probably due for a big night like this one. He came into Saturday with a shooting percentage 3.0 percent below his career norm, but it jumped from 7.9 to 9.3 percent with three goals on four shots Saturday. Marchessault has 17 goals and 34 points in 50 games this season. He's on pace to match his 27 goals from 2017-18, and Marchessault still has more room for improvement in his shooting percentage.

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    • Zach Parise MIN LW
      Wild's Zach Parise: Pots 20th goal in win
      9h ago

      Parise scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Blue Jackets.

      It's the veteran winger's 20th goal of the season -- the ninth time in his career he's reached that plateau, although Parise hadn't done it since 2015-16. He'll need to stay healthy in the second half, but with 42 points through 47 games, Parise is on track for his best campaign in nearly a decade.

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    • Shea Theodore LV D
      Golden Knights' Shea Theodore: Opens scoring with power-play goal
      9h ago

      Theodore posted a power-play goal on three shots in a 7-3 victory against the Penguins on Saturday.

      His marker with the man advantage got the Golden Knights going in what turned out to be a major offensive night. The score was only Theodore's second on the power play this season, but that ties a career best. He has six goals and 22 points in 49 games this season.

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    • Oliver Kylington CGY D
      Flames' Oliver Kylington: Tallies second goal
      9h ago

      Kylington scored in a 5-2 victory against the Oilers on Saturday night.

      The rookie now has two goals and four points in 25 games this season. That's pretty good considering he only has 12 shots on net. Obviously, Kylington isn't much of a threat offensively and isn't worth rostering in most leagues. Even dynasty leagues have to be pretty deep to consider Kylington on the waiver wire.

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    • Mark Giordano CGY D
      Flames' Mark Giordano: Fills stat sheet
      9h ago

      Giordano scored a power-play goal and added two assists, one of which came with the man advantage, in a 5-2 victory against the Oilers on Saturday. He also filled the stat sheet with six PIM, four shots, three blocks and a minus-1 rating.

      While it was only Giordano's second power-play goal of the season, he's no stranger to production on the man advantage, as he has 18 power-play points after Saturday. And despite the minus-1 rating, Giordano leads the league with a plus-30 rating this season. Overall, he has 11 goals and 51 points in 48 games.

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    • Aaron Ekblad FLA D
      Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Posts much needed points
      9h ago

      Ekblad scored a power-play goal and added an assist in a 4-2 victory against the Predators on Saturday.

      This was Ekblad's first multi-point game since Nov. 19, as he badly needed to pick up some points for his fantasy owners. He came into the night with one goal and five points in the last 18 games. Ekblad's scoring is about on par with last season, but he has fewer assists, which means if he doesn't increase his pace, Ekblad won't repeat his point totals from 2017-18. He has nine goals and 20 points in 47 games this season.

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    • Esa Lindell DAL D
      Stars' Esa Lindell: Big night against Jets
      10h ago

      Lindell picked up two assists in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Jets.

      He was credited with helpers on both of the Stars' second-period goals, including Radek Faksa's game-winner. After going seven games without a point to begin 2019, Lindell now has three points (a goal and two assists) in his last two contests, giving the 24-year-old a solid seven goals and 20 points through 49 games.

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    • John Klingberg DAL D
      Stars' John Klingberg: Marshals power play against Jets
      10h ago

      Klingberg notched two assists, both on the power play, in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Jets.

      The blueliner is enjoying a marvelous January so far, racking up a goal and 10 points through nine games, with half those points (including the goal) coming with the man advantage. Despite missing 18 games earlier in the season after undergoing surgery on his hand, Klingberg is still on pace for a 50-point campaign.

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    • Collin Delia CHI G
      Blackhawks' Collin Delia: Squaring off against Caps
      11m ago

      Delia will defend the home cage in Sunday's game versus the Capitals, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.

      Delia's starting to falter after his hot start, losing four straight starts and recording a .903 save percentage in the process. The Caps' offense has fallen off lately with just four goals in the last four games -- all losses -- but there's no doubt they'll give Delia a tough test Sunday. We've seen Delia's ability to take over games, but without showing it lately his risk is quite high in the fantasy realm.

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    • Braden Holtby WAS G
      Capitals' Braden Holtby: Between pipes Sunday
      15m ago

      Holtby will be the road starter in Sunday's game versus the Blackhawks, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

      Despite a strong showing, Holtby suffered his 11th loss in his last start Friday against the Islanders after receiving zero goals of offensive support. That could be a concern again since the Capitals have scored just four goals in the last four games, but Holtby looks poised to hold his own against Chicago's 16th ranked offense at 2.96 goals per game.

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    • Craig Anderson OTT G
      Senators' Craig Anderson: Suffers narrow loss in return
      26m ago

      Anderson set aside 35 shots in Saturday's 3-2 road loss to the Blues.

      Making his highly anticipated return from a concussion, Anderson allowed one even-strength goal in each period, and it took a rather sneaky snipe from defenseman Carl Gunnarsson in the third period to seal the win for the home team. Anderson's proven he can handle 60 minutes again, but the Senators have only one more game -- Tuesday's clash against the visiting Coyotes -- before the All-Star break and ensuing bye week to afford him some extra rest.

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    • Jordan Binnington STL G
      Blues' Jordan Binnington: Ekes out win over Sens
      39m ago

      Binnington set aside 26 of 28 shots en route to a 3-2 home win over the Senators on Saturday.

      Binnington permitted the game's first goal and ultimately a shorthanded tally in the third frame, but the rookie hung on for his fourth win in five starts. He's been a diamond in the rough for a Blues team that is only one step above the cellar of the Central Division standings.

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    • Casey DeSmith PIT G
      Penguins' Casey DeSmith: On three-game losing streak
      9h ago

      DeSmith allowed six goals on 34 shots in a 7-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Saturday.

      This stat line doesn't come anywhere close to suggesting how well DeSmith played. He faced several breakaway chances in the first two periods and made some great saves, allowing the Penguins to come back and tie the game at three Saturday. It looked as though the Penguins took the lead on a power-play goal in the second, but the officials wiped out the score after review. It was all Golden Knights after that. Regardless, DeSmith is on a cold streak, having gone 0-3-0 with an .841 save percentage in his last three starts.

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    • Marc-Andre Fleury LV G
      Golden Knights' Marc-Andre Fleury: Wins again
      9h ago

      Fleury allowed three goals on 37 shots in a 7-3 victory against the Penguins on Saturday.

      The 34-year-old now has 431 career wins, but he's still in search of his first season leading the league in the category. He could accomplish that feat in 2018-19, as he increased his lead with his 27th victory Saturday. Fleury is also first in the NHL with six shutouts. He did get the benefit of the Penguins' go-ahead goal getting overturned Saturday night, but Fleury still made plenty of spectacular saves against his former team. He owns a 2.49 GAA and .911 save percentage this season.

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