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Date Player
11/18/2017 Yanni Gourde, TB, RW
Gourde had his second career two-goal game Saturday in a 5-4 loss to the Islanders.

Analysis: Gourde ended a four-game goal drought and has five goals and four assists in his last eight games.
11/18/2017 Andrei Vasilevskiy, TB, G
Vasilevskiy had a personal four-game win streak snapped Saturday with 27 saves in a 5-3 loss to the Islanders.

Analysis: Vasilevskiy suffered his first regulation loss since Oct. 7 at Florida. He's 8-1-1 with a 2.47 GAA at home this season.
11/18/2017 Thomas Greiss, NYI, G
Greiss won his third straight start, stopping 36 shots in a 5-3 victory at Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Analysis: Greiss is 4-0-1 with a 2.99 goals-against average in his last five starts. The Islanders are giving him every opportunity to seize the No. 1 job with Jaroslav Halak sporting an .898 save percentage.
11/18/2017 John Tavares, NYI, C
Tavares had his fifth game this season with three or more points Saturday in a 5-3 win at Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Tavares has 19 assists and 29 points in 27 games against the Lightning.
11/18/2017 Anders Lee, NYI, LW
Lee had his third two-goal game of the season Saturday in a win at Tampa Bay.

Analysis: After three games without a point, Lee has three goals and three assists in his last three contests.
11/18/2017 Scott Darling, Car, G
Darling made 24 saves in a 3-1 win at Buffalo on Saturday.

Analysis: Darling has allowed one goal in four of his last six starts, going 3-1-2 with a 2.13 GAA and .924 save percentage.
11/18/2017 Ryan O'Reilly, Buf, C
O'Reilly had an assist against the Hurricanes on Saturday.

Analysis: He has four goals and four assists in the last nine games.
11/18/2017 Evander Kane, Buf, LW
Kane scored Saturday against Carolina.

Analysis: Kane leads the Sabres with 11 goals and 19 points. He has five goals and three assists in the last nine games.
11/18/2017 Justin Williams, Car, RW
Williams scored Saturday against the Sabres.

Analysis: He has two goals and seven assists in the last 10 games.
11/18/2017 Teuvo Teravainen, Car, LW
Teravainen had an assist Saturday in Buffalo.

Analysis: Teravainen has seven points in the last three games and 14 in the past 11 contests.
11/18/2017 Sebastian Aho, Car, RW
Aho scored for the third straight game Saturday at Buffalo.

Analysis: Aho, who also has three assists over that three-game stretch, did not score in the first 15 contests. He had 24 goals last season as a rookie.
11/18/2017 Alex Ovechkin, Was, LW
Ovechkin left Saturday against the Wild with 11 minutes left in the second period after taking a puck to the face. He returned to start the third period and recorded an assist.

Analysis: A puck off the stick of Minnesota's Chris Stewart deflected off Ovechkin's stick and then hit him in the face below his visor. Ovechkin fell to the ice and was helped up by a trainer and went to the dressing room. Ovechkin left a pool of blood where he had fallen. He has a team-high 13 goals but none in the last five games.
11/18/2017 Corey Crawford, Chi, G
Crawford left Saturday's game against the Penguins in the second period after being clipped in the head by Evgeni Malkin, but he came back to make 35 saves in a 2-1 win.

Analysis: Crawford, 9-7-0 with a 2.19 GAA and .933 save percentage, had left the crease and was near the left post when Malkin flew past. It appeared Malkin's knee made contact with Crawford's head. Malkin got a minor goalie interference penalty.
11/18/2017 Tyler Toffoli, LA, RW
Toffoli had a goal and an assist Saturday against Florida.

Analysis: Toffoli has heated up with seven goals and three assists over the last 11 games.
11/18/2017 Tanner Pearson, LA, LW
Pearson had an assist against the Panthers on Saturday.

Analysis: He has eight points in the last nine games.
11/18/2017 Adrian Kempe, LA, C
Kempe had an assist Saturday against Florida.

Analysis: After failing to register a point in his first five games, Kempe has seven goals and five assists in his last 14 contests.
11/18/2017 Jussi Jokinen, LA, LW
Jokinen had an assist Saturday against the Panthers.

Analysis: Jokinen has an assist in each of his first two games with the Kings since he was traded from Edmonton for Michael Cammalleri. He had one point in 14 games with the Oilers.
11/18/2017 Drew Doughty, LA, D
Doughty had an assist against Florida on Saturday.

Analysis: He has three points in the last four games.
11/18/2017 Dustin Brown, LA, RW
Brown had an assist Saturday against the Panthers.

Analysis: Brown has been on a nice run with three goals and five assists in the last nine games. He has 19 points in the first 20 contests after totaling 36 in 80 games last season.
11/18/2017 Radim Vrbata, Fla, RW
Vrbata left Saturday's game in Los Angeles during his first shift after getting hit in the face by a puck. He was holding a towel over his face to control the blood and was assisted off the ice. Vrbata didn't return.

Analysis: Vrbata has three goals and eight assists in 19 games.
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