NHL Recent Player News
|10/23/2014||Nick Spaling, C|
|Spaling had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday night.
Analysis: It was the first points for the Pittsburgh center in five games this season. He had a career-high 13 goals and 19 assists with Nashville in 2013-14.
|10/23/2014||Jakub Voracek, RW|
|Voracek had a pair of assists in a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The Philadelphia winger has two goals and seven assists in his first seven games and is tied with team captain Claude Giroux for the points lead. He has one goal and four assists in the last three games.
|10/23/2014||R.J. Umberger, C|
|Umberger had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Perhaps this is a sign that the Philadelphia center is shaking out of his slow start. He had one assist in his first six games.
|10/23/2014||Teddy Purcell, RW|
|Purcell was credited with two assists in Wednesday's win over Washington.
Analysis: Purcell had gone four games without a point prior to Wednesday's contest after recording three in his first two games.
|10/23/2014||Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C|
|Nugent-Hopkins scored a goal for the second straight game in Wednesday's win against Washington.
Analysis: Nugent-Hopkins is one of four Oilers with multiple goals though his nine shots are the fewest among that group.
|10/23/2014||Mike Green, D|
|Green scored his third goal in Wednesday's loss at Edmonton.
Analysis: Green has three goals and three assists through five games and is a plus-four.
|10/23/2014||Nicklas Backstrom, C|
|Backstrom recorded his fifth assist in Wednesday's loss at Edmonton.
Analysis: Three of Backstrom's five assists have come on the power play.
|10/23/2014||Leon Draisaitl, C|
|Draisaitl was credited with his second career assist in Wednesday's win over Washington.
Analysis: Draisaitl, the third overall pick in June's draft, is a minus-five through his first seven games.
|10/23/2014||Sean Couturier, C|
|Couturier had a goal and two assists in a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The Philadelphia center had two goals in his first six games.
|10/23/2014||Ryan Getzlaf, C|
|Getzlaf had two assists Wednesday.
Analysis: He's recorded half of his eight assists in the last two games.
|10/23/2014||Corey Perry, RW|
|Perry had his second hat trick of the season and the two-time defending Pacific Division champions beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Analysis: The 2011 MVP and three-time All-Star has eight goals in his first seven games - including three in the Ducks' opening-night loss at Pittsburgh. When Perry scored a career-high 50 goals four seasons ago, he didn't get his eighth until his 19th game.
|10/22/2014||Ryan Wilson, D|
|Wilson is out with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: The often-injured defenseman is expected to miss at least two weeks.
|10/22/2014||Anders Lee, C|
|The New York Islanders recalled forward Anders Lee from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Lee had three goals and two assists in five games this season for the Sound Tigers. The former Notre Dame player had nine goals and five assists in 22 games for New York last season.
|10/22/2014||David Krejci, C|
|Krejci had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win over San Jose on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Krejci has two goals and four assists during a four-game point streak.
|10/22/2014||Torey Krug, D|
|Krug matched his career high for points with a goal and two assists in a 5-3 win over San Jose on Tuesday night.
Analysis: The Boston defenseman now has five points in his last three games (two goals, three assists) after recording none in his first five contests this season.
|10/22/2014||Milan Lucic, LW|
|Lucic matched a career high with three assists in a 5-3 win over San Jose on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Lucic has five points in the last three games, all assists, after registering none in his first five contests this season.
|10/22/2014||Logan Couture, C|
|Couture had a pair of goals in a 5-3 loss to Boston on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Couture has five points in the last three games (three goals, two assists) after recording one assist in his first four this season.
|10/22/2014||Pavel Datsyuk, C|
|Datsyuk was credited with an assist in his season debut Tuesday against Montreal.
Analysis: Datsyuk had been sidelined with a separated shoulder.
|10/22/2014||Chris Kreider, LW|
|Kreider had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime win against New Jersey on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Kreider had two assists in his previous five games. He opened the season with a goal and an assist in a win over St. Louis on Oct. 9.
|10/22/2014||Tomas Plekanec, C|
|Plekanec registered his fourth assist of the season in a win over Detroit on Tuesday.
Analysis: Plekanec has yet to score since tallying four goals in his first three games, though he still has three assists in his four games since then.
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