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Ondrej Pavelec saved 44 of 45 shots in last nights 2-1 shootout loss.

Fantasy Impact: Pavalec helped the Rangers to secure a point in the standings. It's a shame they couldn't put another puck in the net. He is now 2-4-1 on the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Rick Nash scored a goal in last nights shootout loss to the Stars.

Fantasy Impact: Nash now has 8 goals and 8 assists on the season.

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Alexander Barkov had an assist during Florida's 2-1 overtime win at Detroit. He missed the previous game versus Colorado with an upper-body injury.

Fantasy Impact: In his last four games, Barkov has two goals and two assists as he continues to have an excellent season leading the Panthers top lines.

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Jonathan Bernier stopped 39-of-40 shots during Colorado's 2-1 win at Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Impact: He played a great game holding the potent Penguins offense to just one goal. It was his first win since November 22nd and he now as a 5-6-1 record in 12 games played.

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Alex Pietrangelo was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury he sustained while blocking a shot on December 9th in a win versus Detroit. (Source: NHL.com)

Fantasy Impact: He was having an excellent season as the leader of the Blues blueline. This season in 30 games he has seven goals and 16 assists with a plus-14 rating.

Category: Injury Updates


Vermette kept the puck inside the offensive zone by jumping on a partially broken up clearing attempt and sent it to Logan Shaw in one motion. The latter played a smart give and go with rookie defenseman Andy Welinski before scoring short side on goalie Scott Darling at 1:52 inthe third period.

Fantasy Impact: Vermette has 6 goals and 6 assists in 31 games.

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Welinski collected a cross-ice feed from Logan Shaw keeping it in the offensive zone, and sent it right back into the high slot for the winger to score early in the third.

Fantasy Impact: Welinski has scored his first NHL point with the assist Monday night. He'll be a good injury replacement for Aneheim, but don't expect him to take a regular spot this season.

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Silvferberg stole a puck from Canes defenseman Haydn Fleury as the latter lost handle on the plaything and at the same time blew a tire as well. The Ducks winger broke free 1-on-1 and beat goalie Scott Darling with a snipe short side high at 19:25 in the second.

Fantasy Impact: Silvferberg has 7 goals and 6 assists in 26 games.

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Shaw had a shot squeeze through goalie Scott Darling and although it probably would have made it past the goalline on his own, Derek Grant had to make sure it actually did at 5:55 in the first. Shaw also beat Darling at 1:52 of the third as he received a nice feed in the high slot from Ducks rookie Andy Welinski and sent it past a stickless goalie for the eventual game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Shaw has 2 goals and 4 assists in 30 games.

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Grant kept the puck inside the offensive zone and deked his way past the first defender to set up Logan Shaw with the shot from the left. The attempt trickled through Scott Darling and Grant had an easy tap-in at 5:55 in the first period.

Fantasy Impact: Grant has 6 goals and 7 assists in 31 games.

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Perry collided awkwardly with Caroline forward Jeff Skinner in the high slot and Perry went down immediately and remained on the ice. Later he could get up on his own, but needed some assistance to leave the ice. It is regarded as a lower-body injury at the moment, but is is clear on replay that his knee hyperextended on the play. Perry is in hospital Monday to determine the extent of the injury and the Ducks will provide an update later on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: This is another blow in a string of already unfortunate injury blows to the Anaheim Ducks, who have already lead the league in man games lost by a mile this season. The amount of time Perry will miss will be clear upon further evaluation of the injury.

Category: Injury Updates


Getzlaf started his first game after injuring himself in an October 29 bout against the very same Carolina Hurricanes. He slotted in between Rickard Rakell and Corey Perry on the first line and played all situations (3 minutes on the PP out of 20 minutes ice time).

Fantasy Impact: The return of Getzlaf gives a huge boost to Anaheim and could be a great asset fro your fantasy team going forward. Activate him off of IR or try to buy him low if you still can.

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Gibson made 28 saves, 14 of those in the third period alone in a game that alone would be enough for a highlight reel to display ridiculous goaltending as Gibson used every drop of his athleticism and reflexes to keep Carolina at bay.

Fantasy Impact: Gibson has 9 wins in 24 starts with a .921 SV% and a 2.91 GAA. Expect these numbers to improve as the Ducks keep get healthier.

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Beagle helped Dmitry Orlov in the third period of the Caps' 3-1 loss on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: With ten points in 31 games (+1), Orlov might be worth a play in fantasy if you need a really cheap center.

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In the third period Stephenson helped Dmitry Orlov score the Caps only goal as they lost to the Islanders 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Stephenson is making good use of his 10-12 minutes of ice time with eight points in twenty games (+8).

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Orlov put the Caps on the board in the third period as they were defeated 3-1 by the Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: This extended Orlov's point streak to four games.

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Grubauer came in very early in the second period and did not allow a goal as the Caps lost to the Islanders 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: This means Grubauer will probably not start tonight (Tuesday) against the Avalanche, but fantasy players would be wise to take a last minute glance at the lineups.

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Holtby allowed three goals on only twelve shots and was relieved by Philipp Grubauer at 1:34 into the second period. The Caps lost 3-1 to the Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: It's doubtful Holtby was injured, probably just had an off-night and Coach Barry Trotz, who is not afraid to use a quick hook, saved him for tonight (Tuesday) at home versus the Colorado Avalanche.

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Robin Lehner faced a barrage of shots Sunday in St. Louis that concluded in another disappointing ending for Buffalo. The young goaltender saved 42 out of 45 shots for a .933 save percentage.

Fantasy Impact: Robin Lehner is now 6-12-4 on the season and cannot be trusted until the team he's attempting to carry improves.

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Evan Rodrigues scored a pair of goals in St. Louis on Sunday. This is the first multi-goal effort in his young career.

Fantasy Impact: It should be noted that one of his goals came while he was on the power play with his college teammate Jack Eichel. Fantasy owners should keep him on their radar if he continues to work his way onto the PP unit moving forward.

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