NHL Recent Player News
|10/25/2014||Matt Duchene, C|
|Duchene had a goal and two assists Friday.
Analysis: He has two goals and three assists in three games.
|10/25/2014||Jarome Iginla, RW|
|Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Canucks 7-3 on Friday night.
Analysis: Iginla has recorded all seven of his points in the last five games.
|10/24/2014||Jeff Carter, C|
|Carter had a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday night.
Analysis: The L.A. Kings center is off to a promising start with four goals and four assists in seven games.
|10/24/2014||Ryan Miller, G|
|Miller stopped 31 of 32 shots to defeat St. Louis 4-1.
Analysis: Miller rebounded from a five-goal outing by defeating the Blues - his first meeting with his ex-team. Miller has a 2.71 goals against average in five games this season.
|10/24/2014||Niklas Kronwall, D|
|Kronwall scored two goals and added an assist Thursday in Detroit's 3-2 overtime win against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Kronwall scored two goals for the first time since 2010, when he accomplished the feat against Vancouver. The 33-year-old defenseman has 64 goals in his 11-year career.
|10/24/2014||Jared Spurgeon, D|
|Spurgeon had two assists in Thursday's 2-0 win over Arizona.
Analysis: Spurgeon has a goal and three assists in five games this year.
|10/24/2014||Darcy Kuemper, G|
|Kuemper stopped all 26 shots in Thursday's 2-0 win over Arizona, improving to 3-1-0.
Analysis: Kuemper has now posted a shutout in three of four games thus far. He'll carry a remarkable 0.50 GAA into his next start.
|10/24/2014||Simon Despres, D|
|Despres picked up two helpers in Pittsburgh's overtime loss to Detroit Thursday.
Analysis: It was the first two-assist game in Despres' career.
|10/24/2014||Pekka Rinne, G|
|Rinne beat Chicago 3-2 on Thursday, improving to 5-0-1.
Analysis: Rinne has been tremendous for Nashville in the early going, posting a 1.62 GAA and 93.9 save percentage. It's hard to find a hotter goalie in the game.
|10/24/2014||Jonathan Quick, G|
|Quick made 29 saves to set the Kings franchise record with his 33rd career shutout, and Los Angeles beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Thursday night for its fifth consecutive victory.
Analysis: Quick was tested only occasionally while pulling ahead of Rogie Vachon for the franchise lead in shutouts with his second in three games. He has allowed two goals in his last four games and Los Angeles has yielded three while winning the first five games of its six-game homestand, which concludes Sunday against Columbus.
|10/24/2014||James Neal, LW|
|Neal recorded a hat trick in Thursday's 3-2 win over Chicago.
Analysis: Neal now has five goals in the last four games. He's yet to record an assist in seven games this season.
|10/24/2014||Chad Johnson, G|
|Johnson picked up his second win of the season Thursday.
Analysis: Johnson stopped 30 shots in New York's 3-2 win over Boston. He is still behind Jaroslav Halak on the Islanders depth chart, but he's proved to be a more than capable back-up.
|10/24/2014||Andrew MacDonald, D|
|MacDonald is expected to miss four weeks with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: MacDonald must have suffered the injury in Wednesday's win over the Penguins, though he had 21:25 of ice time.
|10/24/2014||Zac Rinaldo, LW|
|Rinaldo left in the first period of Wednesday's win over Pittsburgh with an upper-body injury and didn't return.
Analysis: It's not clear how serious the injury is.
|10/24/2014||Sonny Milano, LW|
|Columbus activated Milano from the injured non-roster list Friday and assigned him to the Ontario Hockey League's Plymouth Whalers. Milano sustained a facial fracture at the NHL Prospects Tournament in September.
Analysis: The 18-year-old spent the past two seasons with the United States National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Last season, he had 24 goals and 48 assists in 50 games played for the program's junior team. Columbus' first pick in the 2014 draft, the Massapequa, New York, native won gold with Team USA at the 2014 IIHF U18 Championships.
|10/24/2014||Logan Couture, C|
|Couture scored his fourth goal and registered his fourth assist in Thursday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Couture has seven points in his last four games after recording just an assist in his first four contests.
|10/24/2014||Joe Pavelski, C|
|Pavelski scored twice in Thursday's loss to Columbus.
Analysis: Pavelski has four goals and four assists through eight games and is a plus-six.
|10/24/2014||Mark Letestu, C|
|Letestu scored his first two goals of the season in Thursday's victory at San Jose.
Analysis: Letestu has never finished with more than 34 points but he's also on pace for a career high in shots so he could be someone to keep an eye on going forward.
|10/24/2014||Ryan Johansen, C|
|Johansen scored twice in Thursday's win over the Sharks.
Analysis: Johansen, who already has two two-goal performances, has five goals and four assists in six games.
|10/24/2014||Scott Hartnell, LW|
|Hartnell assisted on four goals in Thursday's win at San Jose, becoming the third player this season with a four-assist game.
Analysis: It marked the sixth four-point performance of Hartnell's career but his first with four assists.
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