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Date Player
2/23/2017 Rickard Rakell, Anh, C
Rakell broke a tie with his second goal with 2:34 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped Boston's four-game winning streak under new coach Bruce Cassidy with a 5-3 victory over the Bruins on Wednesday night.

Analysis: This snapped a five-game point drought for Rakell.
2/22/2017 Brayden Schenn, Phi, C
Schenn scored the Flyers' lone goal Wednesday in a 4-1 loss to Washington. He has goals in three straight games.

Analysis: The goal was Schenn's fifth out of 19 at even strength. He leads the NHL with 14 power-play goals.
2/22/2017 Claude Giroux, Phi, C
Giroux was held without a point Wednesday against Washington for the seventh time in eight games.

Analysis: Giroux has just one goal in 12 games and three points total during that span.
2/22/2017 Braden Holtby, Was, G
Holtby was very sharp again with 33 saves Wednesday in a 4-1 win at Philadelphia.

Analysis: Holtby has gone 19 straight games without a regulation loss, going 16-0-3 with a 1.88 GGA and four shutouts. He's reached 30 wins for the third straight season.
2/22/2017 Nicklas Backstrom, Was, C
Backstrom had a goal and an assist Wednesday at Philadelphia, his third multi-point effort in the past five games.

Analysis: Backstrom has at least one point in nine of his last 10 games, tallying five goals and 11 assists. With 63 points in 59 games, the playmaking center is on pace for his best season since he had a career-high 101 points in 2009-10.
2/22/2017 T.J. Oshie, Was, RW
Oshie had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win at Philadelphia.

Analysis: Oshie has four goals and four assists during a five-game point streak. He also has 14 goals and 28 points in his last 23 games.
2/22/2017 Evgeny Kuznetsov, Was, C
Kuznetsov had his second two-goal game of the season Wednesday at Philadelphia.

Analysis: Kuznetsov has 11 goals and 17 assists in his last 23 games after he tallied three goals and 16 assists in his first 36 contests.
2/22/2017 James Reimer, Fla, G
Reimer made his second straight start Wednesday and stopped 31 shots in a 4-3 loss to Edmonton.

Analysis: He had gone 4-0-0 in his previous five starts behind a 1.45 GAA and .947 save percentage.
2/22/2017 Cam Talbot, Edm, G
Talbot made 31 saves in a 4-3 win over the Panthers on Wednesday.

Analysis: He's won his last four starts behind a 2.25 GAA.
2/22/2017 Keith Yandle, Fla, D
Yandle had two assists Wednesday against the Oilers.

Analysis: He leads the Panthers with 28 assists.
2/22/2017 Jonathan Marchessault, Fla, C
Marchessault scored in his second straight game Wednesday against the Oilers.

Analysis: He has five goals in his last 10 games.
2/22/2017 Jussi Jokinen, Fla, LW
Jokinen had two assists Wednesday against the Oilers.

Analysis: He has four goals and four assists over his last seven games.
2/22/2017 Aaron Ekblad, Fla, D
Ekblad had an assist against Edmonton on Wednesday.

Analysis: He has four points over his last five games.
2/22/2017 Aleksander Barkov, Fla, C
Barkov scored his 15th goal Wednesday against the Oilers.

Analysis: Thirteen of those goals have come in his last 21 games, a stretch during which Barkov has also notched nine assists.
2/22/2017 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edm, C
Nugent-Hopkins scored his 13th goal Wednesday against the Panthers.

Analysis: He has two goals and two assists over his last four games.
2/22/2017 Connor McDavid, Edm, C
McDavid had an assist Wednesday against Florida.

Analysis: He has eight points in his last six games.
2/22/2017 Mark Letestu, Edm, C
Letestu had an assist Wednesday against Florida.

Analysis: He has five points in his last five games.
2/22/2017 John Gibson, Anh, G
Gibson is missing the Ducks' game against the Bruins on Wednesday with a lower-body injury. Anaheim recalled Jhonas Enroth from their AHL affiliate in San Diego to back up Jonathan Bernier.

Analysis: Gibson is 23-15-8 with a 2.24 goals-against average while starting 45 of the Ducks' first 61 games in his first season as their No. 1 starter. He has posted five shutouts and a .922 save percentage.
2/22/2017 Oscar Klefbom, Edm, D
Klefbom scored his 11th goal Wednesday against Florida.

Analysis: He's scored three times and contributed three assists in his last five games.
2/22/2017 Jordan Eberle, Edm, RW
Eberle had an assist against the Panthers on Wednesday.

Analysis: He has four points over his last four games.
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