NHL Recent Player News

Date Player
2/20/2017 John Gibson, Anh, G
Gibson stopped all 14 shots he faced in relief of an ineffective Jonathan Bernier during the Ducks' 3-2 loss at Arizona on Monday.

Analysis: Gibson was supposed to have the night off after registering a 24-save shutout against Los Angeles on Sunday, but was pressed into service after Bernier permitted three first-period goals and nearly helped Anaheim overcome a 3-0 deficit. He now sports a terrific 0.83 goals-against average over his last four appearances.
2/20/2017 Ryan Getzlaf, Anh, C
Getzlaf recorded both Anaheim goals in Monday's 3-2 loss at Arizona.

Analysis: It's the Anaheim captain's first multi-goal effort since March 11, 2015. Though Getzlaf has scored just 11 times this season and had 13 in 2015-16, he's still one of the game's premier assist men. His 185 helpers since 2013-14 are the fifth-most in the league over that time frame.
2/20/2017 Christian Dvorak, Ari, C
Dvorak scored 2:02 into Monday's game to set the tone for the Coyotes' 3-2 win over Anaheim.

Analysis: After getting his rookie campaign off to a very slow start, Dvorak has heated up in February. The 21-year-old has six goals, three assists and a plus-6 rating in nine games this month and is looking like a player to keep an eye on for fantasy purposes.
2/20/2017 Radim Vrbata, Ari, RW
Vrbata extended his point streak to a season-high six games by scoring one of Arizona's three first-period goals in Monday's win over Anaheim.

Analysis: A candidate to be moved at the trade deadline, Vrbata is enhancing his value by accumulating three goals and 14 assists over his last 18 games. The 35-year-old had gone 11 straight without a goal, however, prior to Monday's tally.
2/20/2017 Mike Smith, Ari, G
Smith stopped 27 of 28 shots before being forced out of Monday's victory over Anaheim nearly five minutes into the third period.

Analysis: Smith was shaken up after colliding with Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg earlier in the frame. The goaltender briefly remained in the game before being replaced by Marek Langhamer, who preserved the 3-2 win in his NHL debut. It's too early to tell if Smith, who's posted a 2.28 GAA and a .936 save percentage in winning four of his last five starts, will be available for Thursday's game at Chicago.
2/20/2017 Jake Allen, StL, G
Allen had another strong game with 31 saves Monday against Florida, but allowed a goal with 4.6 seconds left in the 2-1 loss.

Analysis: Allen is 4-2-0 with a 1.84 GAA in his last six starts after going 2-8-0 with a 3.74 mark in his previous 10.
2/20/2017 Vincent Trocheck, Fla, C
Trocheck scored with 4.6 seconds remaining to lift the Panthers to a 2-1 win at St. Louis on Monday.

Analysis: Trocheck has three goals and five assists during a six-game point streak. He has 21 goals in 58 games after scoring a career-high 25 in 76 last season.
2/20/2017 James Reimer, Fla, G
Reimr was sharp again with 26 saves in a 2-1 win at St. Louis on Monday.

Analysis: Reimer is 4-0-0 with a 1.45 GAA in his last five starts, allowing one goal four times.
2/20/2017 Nikita Zadorov, Col, D
Zadorov will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his ankle during practice on Monday.

Analysis: Zadorov had 10 assists while appearing in 56 of Colorado's 57 games this season.
2/20/2017 Fredrik Claesson, Ott, D
The Senators signed Claesson to a one-year deal worth $650,000 on Monday.

Analysis: Claesson has collected five assists in 19 games with Ottawa this season. The 24-year-old Swede has seen an uptick in playing time of late by competing in five of the team's last six contests.
2/20/2017 Michael Stone, Ari, D
The Calgary Flames acquired Stone from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Calgary's third-round pick in 2017 and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2018, the Flames announced Monday.

Analysis: The Flames are in need of defensemen as they battle for the final wild-card berth in the Western Conference. Stone, a third-round pick by the Coyotes in the 2008 draft, has played 45 games for Arizona this seasons and recorded nine points (one goal, eight assists).
2/20/2017 Jacob Trouba, Wpg, D
Trouba was suspended two games Monday for his hit on Ottawa's Mark Stone during Sunday's game.

Analysis: He has a career high-tying 19 assists and 24 points in 47 games.
2/20/2017 Derek Stepan, NYR, C
Stepan is expected to play Tuesday against the Canadiens after hurting his hip in Sunday's win over the Capitals.

Analysis: Stepan is tied for third on the Rangers with 42 points.
2/20/2017 Peter Budaj, LA, G
Budaj made 28 saves in Sunday's 1-0 loss against the Ducks.

Analysis: Budaj had been 1-4-0 with a 4.11 goals-against average over his previous five starts.
2/20/2017 Ryan Miller, Van, G
Miller made 25 saves in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers.

Analysis: Miller, who beat Calgary the previous day with 35 saves, started on back-to-back nights for the first time this season. He's allowed at least three goals in five of his last seven games.
2/20/2017 Markus Granlund, Van, C
Granlund notched his 15th goal of the season Sunday.

Analysis: Granlund has 15 goals through 60 games, with eight of those coming in his last 20 contests. He entered the season with just 16 goals through his first 102 NHL games.
2/20/2017 Ryan Getzlaf, Anh, C
Getzlaf assisted on the only goal in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Kings.

Analysis: Getzlaf has 51 points in 62 career games against the Kings.
2/20/2017 Tanner Pearson, LA, LW
Pearson was held scoreless on Sunday night after totaling four goals in his previous three games.

Analysis: We expect Pearson will get back on track next time out when the Kings visit the Avs on Tuesday.
2/20/2017 John Gibson, Anh, G
Gibson stopped 24 shots for his 10th career shutout and the Ducks defeated the Kings 1-0 on Sunday night.

Analysis: The Ducks have won two of three games against the Kings this season, with Gibson recording shutouts in both victories. He has five shutouts in all this season.
2/20/2017 Jakub Voracek, Phi, RW
Voracek scored his 15th goal of the season Sunday.

Analysis: Voracek ended a nine-game goal drought, scoring just his second in the past 19 games.
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