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Date Player
2/19/2017 Frederik Andersen, Tor, G
Andersen stopped 36 of 40 shots while taking the loss Saturday against Ottawa.

Analysis: Andersen has now lost four of his last five starts, though he entered the contest having turned away 91 of 97 chances (93.8 percent) over his last three outings. The offseason addition continues to be a very hard goaltender to trust for fantasy purposes.
2/19/2017 William Nylander, Tor, C
Nylander recorded a goal and an assist in Toronto's loss to Ottawa on Saturday.

Analysis: It's the second multi-point effort in three games for the 20-year-old, who's on an excellent eight-game stretch in which he's compiled a team-leading six goals and three assists. He's clearly going well right now.
2/18/2017 Nazem Kadri, Tor, C
Kadri extended his goal streak to three games during Saturday's loss to Ottawa.

Analysis: Kadri has four goals during the run and is up to a career-high 24 for the season. The talented center now has at least one point in 18 of his last 21 games, amassing an impressive 11 goals and 13 assists over that stretch.
2/18/2017 Jack Skille, Van, RW
Skille exited Saturday's game against Colorado in the second period with an apparent groin injury.

Analysis: Consider the forward doubtful when the Canucks continue their current homestand Sunday against Philadelphia. With four goals and three assists in 52 games, Skille carries virtually non-existent fantasy value.
2/18/2017 Erik Karlsson, Ott, D
Karlsson posted two assists and ended a plus-2 in Saturday's win at Toronto.

Analysis: The two-time Norris Trophy winner, whose 49 points ranks second among NHL defensemen, is now a plus-6 during a four-game point streak.
2/18/2017 Craig Anderson, Ott, G
Anderson helped the surging Senators to Saturday's 6-3 win at Toronto by coming up with 34 saves.

Analysis: Anderson has now started three of Ottawa's last four games since returning from an extended leave of absence, winning two and yielding a total of six goals. The 35-year-old may not yet be in top form, but his fantasy arrow is pointing up.
2/18/2017 Kyle Turris, Ott, C
Turris contributed a career-high three assists to the Senators' win at Toronto on Saturday.

Analysis: The key center is starting to heat up again after ending a recent cold spell with a goal in Thursday's victory at New Jersey. Prior to that contest, Turris registered just one assist over his previous five games.
2/18/2017 Derick Brassard, Ott, C
Brassard scored twice, including the go-ahead goal 6:26 into the third period, and added an assist to help the Senators rally for Saturday's 6-3 win at Toronto.

Analysis: The center broke out of an offensive slump as well. Brassard entered the matchup with a disappointing nine goals in 55 games and had one point over his previous six contests.
2/18/2017 Mark Stone, Ott, RW
Stone produced a career-high five points on a goal and four assists during Ottawa's 6-3 win at Toronto on Saturday.

Analysis: Saturday's barrage gives the forward five goals and six assists over his last nine games. With 21 goals through 55 games, Stone is on pace to reach the 30 mark for the first time in his career.
2/18/2017 Martin Hanzal, Ari, C
Hanzal scored Saturday.

Analysis: He has five goals in five games.
2/18/2017 Thomas Greiss, NYI, G
Greiss managed just 18 saves in the Islanders' 3-2 loss at New Jersey on Saturday.

Analysis: Greiss has now started 19 of New York's last 22 games, and the increased workload appears to be taking its toll. He's posted a substandard 3.65 goals-against average over his past seven assignments while finishing with a save percentage of .875 or lower in five of those games.
2/18/2017 Melker Karlsson, SJ, C
Karlsson had a goal with two assists Saturday.

Analysis: He had one point in his previous nine games.
2/18/2017 Aaron Dell, SJ, G
Dell had a career-high 36 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat the Arizona Coyotes for the first time this season, 4-1 on Saturday night.

Analysis: Dell has a 1.95 goals-against average in 12 games this season.
2/18/2017 Brent Burns, SJ, D
Burns scored two goals and the San Jose Sharks beat the Arizona Coyotes for the first time this season, 4-1 on Saturday night.

Analysis: He has five goals in three games. The NHL's third-leading scorer, Burns had a goal in the first period and his 27th of the season in the third to match the team record for goals by a defenseman that he set in 2015-16.
2/18/2017 John Tavares, NYI, C
Tavares' goal drought was extended when he missed a penalty shot during the first period of Saturday's 3-2 loss at New Jersey.

Analysis: The All-Star center hasn't scored in eight straight games, though he has notched five assists over that time frame. Tavares is still having his usually strong season, having compiled 20 goals and 28 assists through 56 games.
2/18/2017 Andrew Ladd, NYI, LW
Ladd stayed hot by scoring in a second straight game during Saturday's loss at New Jersey.

Analysis: The veteran, who scored twice in Thursday's win over the rival Rangers, has been on a tear since returning from an upper-body injury last month. Ladd has potted seven goals over his last 11 games, just one less than his entire total over his first 42 contests of the season.
2/18/2017 Pavel Zacha, NJ, C
Zacha scored the game-winning goal early in the third period in New Jersey's 3-2 victory over the Islanders on Saturday.

Analysis: After getting his season off to a painfully slow start, the rookie has discovered his scoring touch of late. Six of Zacha's eight goals have come during a 13-game stretch since Jan. 17.
2/18/2017 Travis Zajac, NJ, C
Zajac scored a pivotal shorthanded goal and added an assist to help the Devils to Saturday's 3-2 win over the Islanders.

Analysis: The two-way center also won 11 of 18 faceoffs while finishing a plus-2. Zajac isn't an elite offensive player by any means, though he has recorded two goals and three assists over a six-game stretch.
2/18/2017 Cory Schneider, NJ, G
Schneider was sensational in leading the Devils to Saturday's 3-2 win over the Islanders. The goaltender came up with 40 saves, including a denial of John Tavares on a penalty shot.

Analysis: Schneider has really stepped up his play of late to keep the Devils within striking distance of a playoff spot. He's yielded two goals in each of his last three starts and is 4-2-0 with a 1.84 GAA and a .944 save percentage over his past six.
2/18/2017 Connor McDavid, Edm, C
McDavid scored his 20th goal on an empty-netter Saturday.

Analysis: He has seven points over a four-game stretch.
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