NHL Recent Player News
|12/6/2013||Marc-Andre Fleury, G||Fleury was all over the place, making 44 stops in a 5-1 victory Thursday night against the Sharks.
Analysis: Fleury has now allowed two or fewer goals in each of his past three games, all wins for Pittsburgh.
|12/6/2013||Kevin Shattenkirk, D||Shattenkirk had two assists in Thursday's win over the New York Islanders.
Analysis: He has four points in his last two games and is a point behind Jay Bouwmeester for the team lead among defensemen.
|12/6/2013||Trevor Smith, C||Smith scored at 4:18 of overtime and Toronto beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Thursday.
Analysis: The goal snapped a streak of five straight games without putting one in the back of the net, and the Leafs won for the first time since Nov. 23.
|12/6/2013||Derek Roy, C||Roy's goal and assist Thursday helped the Blues to a 5-1 win over the New York Islanders.
Analysis: He's got five points in his last four games.
|12/6/2013||Jonathan Bernier, G||Jonathan Bernier made 48 saves and and Toronto beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Thursday.
Analysis: Bernier's performance didn't surprise Carlyle or his teammates. "I'm not that impressed anymore because he's done this night in and night out," said center Nazem Kadri, who scored twice.
|12/6/2013||T.J. Oshie, C||Oshie had two assists in Thursday's win over the New York Islanders.
Analysis: Oshie's 24 points in 27 games have his points per game average up to a career-best 0.89. He's never strayed from the 0.63-0.69 range in his previous five seasons, so his start this year is rather promising.
|12/6/2013||Rick Nash, LW||Rich Nash started off the scoring for the Rangers in their 3-1 win over Buffalo on Thursday. Nash darted past Tyler Myers, drawing Ryan Miller across the goal before reaching back to tuck the puck around the goaltender's right skate and into the net.
Analysis: Nash has now scored in four of the New York's past five games.
|12/6/2013||Jay Bouwmeester, D||Bouwmeester had a goal and an assist in Thursday's win over the New York Islanders.
Analysis: His 19 assists rank fourth among NHL defensemen.
|12/6/2013||Henrik Lundqvist, G||Lundqvist made 27 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night, one day after signing a seven-year, $59.5 million contract extension.
Analysis: Lundqvist was hardly troubled through 40 minutes, but was outstanding in the third period. He made 13 saves in the game's final 20 minutes, including consecutive breakaway stops on Cody Hodgson and Steve Ott.
|12/6/2013||Scottie Upshall, RW||Upshall had two assists in Thursday's win over Winnipeg.
Analysis: He's got a five-game point streak going for the Panthers.
|12/6/2013||Dylan Olsen, D||Olsen scored his first career goal and added an assist in Thursday's win over Winnipeg.
Analysis: He has three points in his first five games with the Panthers after managing one assist in 28 games with Chicago in 2011-12.
|12/6/2013||Erik Gudbranson, D||Gudbranson's goal and assist helped the Panthers to a 5-2 win Thursday over Winnipeg.
Analysis: The 21-year-old has two goals in his last five games after totaling two in the first 128 games of his career.
|12/6/2013||Martin St. Louis, RW||St. Louis ended up with a pair of goals Thursday to help Tampa Bay top visiting Ottawa 3-1.
Analysis: St. Louis snapped a three-game goal-scoring drought with his third multi-goal effort of the season. He leads the Lightning with 26 points.
|12/6/2013||Tomas Fleischmann, LW||Fleischmann had a goal and an assist in Thursday's win over Winnipeg.
Analysis: He has three points in his last two games after going without one in his previous nine.
|12/6/2013||Ben Bishop, G||Bishop finished with 33 saves to lead Tampa Bay to a 3-1 win over Ottawa on Thursday.
Analysis: Though he's just 2-2-1 in his last five starts, Bishop has been sharp with an 0.99 goals-against average over that span.
|12/6/2013||Carey Price, G||Price stayed hot with 32 saves to lead Montreal to a 2-1 victory over Boston on Thursday.
Analysis: Price is 7-1-1 with a 1.54 goals-against average in his last nine starts.
|12/6/2013||Brian McGrattan, RW||McGrattan left Thursday's practice with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: It's not clear if the injury will keep McGrattan from playing Friday versus Colorado.
|12/6/2013||Alexander Sulzer, D||Sulzer was placed on IR Thursday with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: It's unclear how long the injury will keep Sulzer sidelined.
|12/6/2013||Darren Helm, C||Helm suffered a shoulder injury in Wednesday's loss to Philadelphia and is expected to miss at least two games.
Analysis: It appears to be either a sprain or a strain for Helm, who is expected to be re-evaluated on Monday.
|12/6/2013||Brett Bellemore, D||The Raleigh News & Observer is reporting that Bellemore has a concussion and will miss at least two games.
Analysis: Bellemore suffered his injury in a 4-1 win over Washington on Tuesday.
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