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Eller helped Carl Hagelin in the second period as the Caps won 5-2 over the Devils.

Fantasy Impact: With 27 points in 48 games (+5), the third-line center is streaky and probably should be avoided in fantasy.

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Panik helped Carl Hagelin in the second period of the 5-2 win on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: This back-line winger is not a good choice in fantasy at nine points in 38 games (+10).

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Hagelin was deprived of a first-period goal (off-sides) but did get score in the second period of the 5-2 victory on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Shooting only 3.2% and with ten points in 37 games (+6), the back-liner is not a factor in fantasy.

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Matt Calvert converts a shorty

Fri, Jan 17th 1:56pm EST
By Jeremy Farr

Matt Calvert scored one on Thursday night helping lift the Avalanche to a 4-0 home victory over the San Jose Sharks. He finished the game with a goal, a plus-2 rating, two shots and one hit.

Fantasy Impact: Calvert was able to come up with the puck in his own end a skate away from the Sharks' defense. He got a stride ahead of Karlsson and put a nice deke on Jones as he was falling into him and scored. He's tied for first (with nine other players) in short-handed goals this season and is now up to 12 goals and 24 points with a plus-14 rating.

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Valeri Nichushkin scored the opening and game-winning goal for Colorado in their 4-0 home win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. He finished the game with a goal, a plus-1 rating, one shot, and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Nichushkin was driving down the side boards very early in the bout and found himself fighting off Brent Burns. He went to the net and slid one through Martin Jones five hole. He's up to eight goals and 17 points along with a very nice plus-16 rating in his first year with Colorado.

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Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 20 shots faced in Thursday's loss to the Sabres. Buffalo also scored an additional two empty-net goals to complete a 4-1 victory over the Stars.

Fantasy Impact: In his last five starts, Bishop has allowed exactly two goals in four of those contests while also having a shutout performance against the Ducks sandwiched in between. He will need to raise his level of play as the playoff picture will begin to heat up after the All Star break. He now possesses a 16-10-3 record with a 2.23 GAA and 0.929 SV%.

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Tyler Seguin served up the secondary assist on Jamie Benn's second period tally to knot the game at one Thursday. Unfortunately for Dallas, Buffalo wound up scoring three unanswered goals to claim a 4-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: The Stars as a whole have elevated their game roughly around the same time that Seguin began playing better too. It is hardly a coincidence as he is the team's best player. Even though Dallas may have lost, there will definitely be better days ahead as long as Seguin is producing at a high rate. He now has 11 goals and 36 points in 47 contests this season.

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Jamie Benn scored the lone goal for the Stars 4:28 into the second period to tie the game at one. The Sabres would score three unanswered goals to win 4-1 by the conclusion of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Benn has now scored three goals in his previous five games played. He has compiled 23 points over the span of 47 contests this year.

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Cale Makar scored the second goal of game in Colorado's 4-0 home win over the San Jose Sharks. He finished the game with one goal, a plus-1 rating, four shots and one hit through 19:46 of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: In the dying seconds of the period, Makar received the puck at the blue line and went into a lateral drift, waiting for a lane to open up. He found one and let a wrist shot go that found it's way past Martin Jones' shoulder and into the top corner. That gives the Avalanche rookie ten on the season with 24 assists and a plus-5 rating. He's also racked up 15 points on the power play. He is a solid option for fantasy defensive corps.

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Patrice Bergeron scored a third period goal in Boston's 4-1 defeat of the Penguins.

Fantasy Impact: With 20 goals and 40 points in 40 games this season, Bergeron remains a Top 25 fantasy player at 34-years-old.

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Jaroslav Halak allowed one goal on 30 shots as the Bruins topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Halak is likely to start the Bruins two remaining games prior to the All-Star break with Tuukka Rask on IR, so pick him up where available. He's 11-5-6 on the season with a 2.42 GAA this season.

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Tuukka Rask placed on IR

Fri, Jan 17th 1:18pm EST
By John Pritchard

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The move comes two days after Rask suffered a concussion due to a questionable elbow to the head by Columbus Blue Jackets rookie Emil Bemstrom. He's unlikely to start again until after the All-Star break.

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Alexandar Georgiev stopped 38 of 40 shots faced as the Rangers defeated the Islanders 3-2 in regulation Thursday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Georgiev had to make some really impressive and timely saves throughout the duration of this contest. He bailed the Rangers out in some situations and was a big factor why they won in the end. He now improves his record to 12-9-1 with a 3.06 GAA and 0.913 SV% in 2019-20.

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Artemi Panarin started the whole sequence that led to Chris Kreider's late third period power play goal against the Islanders. As a result, the Rangers prevailed 3-2 in regulation.

Fantasy Impact: Panarin's offensive prowess paid off again Thursday night as he stirred the pot with a nice pass out to Mika Zibanejad. A rebound was left out in front and Kreider picked up the scraps to finish the job. Panarin now has 26 goals and 68 points in just 46 contests this year.

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Ryan Graves scores one at home

Fri, Jan 17th 1:08pm EST
By Jeremy Farr

Ryan Graves found the back of the net in Thursday's 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks. He tallied a goal, a plus-1 rating a four shots.

Fantasy Impact: Graves saw the puck come back to the point right off the draw and he made no mistake while teeing it up and scoring the third of four unanswered goals for the Avalanche. He's up to seven on the season and 17 points total. Not to mention a league-leading plus-31.

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Chris Kreider scored on the power play with 24.6 seconds remaining in regulation to give his team a 3-2 lead over the Islanders. The Rangers would hang on to win the contest.

Fantasy Impact: Kreider was parked out in front of the net and took advantage of a rebound given up by Varlamov from a strong shot by Mika Zibanejad. He has scored four goals in his last five games played and looks to have found his groove over the past month and a half.

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Philipp Grubauer was the winning goalie on Thursday night as the Avalanche defeated the visiting San Jose Sharks 4-0. He stopped 23 of 23 shots he faced.

Fantasy Impact: It was a relatively easy night in the crease for Grubauer as he wasn't tested that often. He came up with saves when he needed to and was able to coast to the finish line as the offense gave him plenty of goal support. After Grubauer's injury, it appeared the Pavel Francouz was stepping in and taking the job away from him with solid play, but that isn't the case any more. He's 3-0-1 in January with a shut out and is back to being the Avs go to goalie. He holds a 13-10-0-4 with a 2.81 GAA and .911 save percentage.

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Tony DeAngelo buried his 12th goal of the season 4:16 into the third frame to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead over the Islanders Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: DeAngelo came out of the penalty box and charged up the ice from the left side on a two-on-one. He beat Islanders' goalie Semyon Varlamov on his blocker side as the Rangers grabbed a 2-1 lead. Through 46 contests, he has 12 goals, 37 points, and a plus-five rating.

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Johnson helped Sidney Crosby in the first period of the 4-1 defeat on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: At nine points in 45 games (+9), this defenseman should be avoided in fantasy.

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Mika Zibanejad potted the Rangers first goal of the night on the power play 12:46 into the second period to tie the game at one. He then added an assist on Chris Kreider's late game winning third period power play goal as well.

Fantasy Impact: Zibanejad's goal was a strange one to say the least as there was a mad scramble out in front of Islanders' netminder Semyon Varlamov. Zibanejad was able to bat the puck out of midair and it barely crossed the red goal line to count. He has 18 goals and 37 points in 33 games played this year.

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