NHL Recent Player News
|12/6/2016||Steve Mason, Phi, G|
|Mason made 42 saves Tuesday as the Flyers beat the Panthers 3-2 in overtime for their sixth straight win.
Analysis: Mason, who earned the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday, has won five straight starts behind a 1.74 GAA and .947 save percentage.
|12/6/2016||Jakub Voracek, Phi, RW|
|Voracek scored with 8.6 seconds left in overtime Tuesday.
Analysis: He has two goals and five assists during the Flyers' six-game win streak.
|12/6/2016||Wayne Simmonds, Phi, RW|
|Simmonds recorded his second straight two-goal game Tuesday.
Analysis: He leads the Flyers with 15 goals after scoring a career-high 32 last season.
|12/6/2016||Andrew MacDonald, Phi, D|
|MacDonald had another assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has six in his past 11 games.
|12/6/2016||Shayne Gostisbehere, Phi, D|
|Gostisbehere had an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has three in his last four games after recording one point in his previous eight.
|12/6/2016||Claude Giroux, Phi, C|
|Giroux had two assists Tuesday.
Analysis: He's been on a roll over his last seven games with three goals and five assists.
|12/6/2016||Reilly Smith, Fla, RW|
|Smith had an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has three in the last four games after recording one point in the previous 10.
|12/6/2016||Aleksander Barkov, Fla, C|
|Barkov scored again Tuesday.
Analysis: He has three goals in the last four games after recording his other two goals on the season in the first two contests.
|12/6/2016||Philip Larsen, Van, D|
|Larsen was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being checked in the face by New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Larsen fell on his back in the second period after taking a very hard hit from Hall's shoulder behind the net and did not seem to move. It appeared a loose stick hit Larsen in the head as he lay on the ice. The 27-year-old was treated by trainers before a stretcher was wheeled on the ice and Larsen was strapped in place.
|12/6/2016||Travis Zajac, NJ, C|
|Zajac left late in the opening period Tuesday after falling face first into the end boards following a shove from Vancouver center Michael Chaput. Zajac was cut, and there was a patch of blood on the ice.
Analysis: Chaput was not penalized and Zajac returned in the second period with a full face shield.
|12/6/2016||Johnny Boychuk, NYI, D|
|Boychuk missed Tuesday's game with an illness.
Analysis: He has two goals and an assist in his last three games.
|12/6/2016||Logan Couture, SJ, C|
|Couture will be a game-time call for Wednesday's game against the Senators.
Analysis: Couture didn't practice Tuesday after having a screw removed from his ankle over the weekend. The veteran, who has nine goals and seven assists, played in San Jose's last game, a 2-1 win over Montreal on Friday.
|12/6/2016||Curtis Lazar, Ott, RW|
|Lazar is dealing with an upper-body injury and figures to miss some time.
Analysis: He's headed to Ottawa to undergo further tests.
|12/6/2016||Nazem Kadri, Tor, C|
|Kadri missed Tuesday's practice due to illness.
Analysis: The center may be iffy for Wednesday's game against the Wild.
|12/6/2016||Cam Atkinson, Cls, RW|
|Atkinson had a pair of assists Monday to help the Blue Jackets beat the Coyotes for the second time in three days, 4-1.
Analysis: Atkinson has 14 points in his past 10 games for Columbus.
|12/6/2016||Sergei Bobrovsky, Cls, G|
|Bobrovsky had 17 saves Monday to help the Blue Jackets beat the Coyotes for the second time in three days, 4-1.
Analysis: Bobrovsky has a 1.23 GAA in his last four games, stopping 83 of 88 shots, and is 12-2-1 with a 1.89 GAA since Oct. 28. The Blue Jackets are at Detroit on Friday, and Bobrovsky has a 2.27 GAA in his last five starts against the Red Wings.
|12/6/2016||Nick Foligno, Cls, LW|
|Foligno scored Monday to help the Blue Jackets beat the Coyotes for the second time in three days, 4-1.
Analysis: Foligno has two goals and an assist in his last three games.
|12/6/2016||Sam Gagner, Cls, C|
|Gagner had two goals and two assists Monday to help the Blue Jackets beat the Coyotes for the second time in three days, 4-1.
Analysis: Gagner, who had his most points since notching two goals and two assists at Edmonton in December 2014, had recorded just one goal in his previous six games.
|12/6/2016||Erik Karlsson, Ott, D|
|Karlsson finished with a goal and three assists in Monday's 8-5 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: Karlsson has scored a goal in each of his last two games and now has 18 assists on the season.
|12/6/2016||Sidney Crosby, Pit, C|
|Crosby had his NHL-leading 17th goal and the Penguins raced past the Ottawa Senators 8-5 on Monday night. Pittsburgh poured in six goals over the final 32 minutes after spotting the Senators a 4-2 lead.
Analysis: Crosby had produced at least one point in five straight games and has five goals and six assists over his last seven.
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