NHL Player News

  • Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks: Needed in relief Friday

    Kivlenieks turned aside 10 of 11 shots after replacing Joonas Korpisalo midway through the second period during Friday's 5-0 loss to the Wild.

    The goalie switch did nothing to light a spark under a sluggish Jackets squad, but Kivlenieks at least did his job. The 23-year-old will continue to back up Korpisalo until Elvis Merzlikins (undisclosed) is ready to return to the ice.

  • Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Chased by Wild

    Korpisalo stopped 11 of 15 shots before being replaced by Matiss Kivlenieks midway through the second period of Friday's 5-0 loss to the Wild.

    The injury-plagued Jackets couldn't get anything going offensively, and their efforts in their own end weren't much better -- coach John Tortorella gave Korpisalo the hook to try and change the game's momentum rather than due to any gaffes on the netminder's part. With the nature of Elvis Merzlikins' current injury not yet clear, Korpisalo will hold down the fort in the crease for Columbus in the short term.

  • Wild's Jordan Greenway: Two-point performance Friday

    Greenway picked up two assists in Friday's 5-0 win over the Blue Jackets.

    He also added three shots, three blocked shots, a hit and a plus-2 rating to his ledger. Greenway is growing more comfortable on offense in his second full NHL campaign, and he now has two goals and eight points in the last 11 games.

  • Kevin Fiala LW | NSH

    Wild's Kevin Fiala: Keeps rolling against Jackets

    Fiala scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Friday's 5-0 win over the Blue Jackets.

    That's now three straight multi-point efforts for the 23-year-old. Fiala has been on fire all month, and he has 10 goals and 19 points in his last 13 games -- a hot streak that leaves him only one point shy of tying the career-high 48 he recorded in Nashville in 2017-18.

  • Zach Parise LW | MIN

    Wild's Zach Parise: Three-point night in Columbus

    Parise scored a goal and added two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 5-0 win over the Blue Jackets.

    The veteran winger had a hand in the Wild's final three goals on the night as he put together his most productive effort of the season. Parise remains a threat at 35 years old, and he's up to 22 goals and 41 points through 64 games on the year.

  • Alex Stalock G | MIN

    Wild's Alex Stalock: Blanks Blue Jackets

    Stalock stopped all 24 shots he faced in Friday's 5-0 win over the Blue Jackets.

    The Minnesota offense gave him an early lead and Stalock took care of the rest, shutting down an injury-ravaged Columbus squad. The shutout was Stalock's fourth of the season and second in February, and he finishes up the month with a sparkling 7-1-1 record, 1.76 GAA and .932 save percentage.

  • Scott Laughton LW | PHI

    Flyers' Scott Laughton: Stays hot in win

    Laughton notched two assists in Friday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

    That's now three straight multi-point performances for the 25-year-old, and four in the last eight games. Laughton hasn't been much of an offensive threat in his career, but as long as he's seeing consistent top-six minutes at even strength -- his TOI has been over 15:00 in five straight contests -- he could maintain fantasy value.

  • Flyers' Sean Couturier: Two-point effort in win

    Couturier scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

    He opened the scoring for the Flyers late in the first period with his 20th tally of the season, then helped set up Claude Giroux for what proved to be the game-winner in the second. Couturier wraps up a strong February during which he struck for seven goals and 14 points in 13 games.

  • Claude Giroux LW | PHI

    Flyers' Claude Giroux: Lights lamp twice against Rangers

    Giroux scored two goals, one on the power play, in Friday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

    He first tally of the night proved to be the game-winner. Giroux hadn't had a multi-goal game since Nov. 21, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been productive lately -- the 32-year-old has amassed six goals and 14 points in the last 10 games, helping to push the Flyers up to second place in the Metropolitan Division.

  • Jakub Voracek RW | PHI

    Flyers' Jakub Voracek: Racks up four helpers in win

    Voracek notched four assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

    The veteran winger set a new season high in points with the spree, topping the three points he compiled on three separate occasions earlier in the campaign. voracek is now up to 12 goals and 50 points through 64 games -- the seventh straight season he's reach the 50-point plateau.