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Date Player
12/10/2016 Devin Shore, Dal, C
Shore had both goals for the Stars in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the red-hot Flyers.

Analysis: Shore only had two goals in his previous 28 games coming into the contest. He has eight assists on the season, and still isn't much of a fantasy option.
12/10/2016 Jakub Voracek, Phi, RW
Voracek scored an empty-netter and also had three assists on Saturday for the Flyers, who matched Montreal for the longest winning streak in the NHL this season.

Analysis: Voracek had four points, tying his career high, for the second straight game and has 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) during Philadelphia's winning streak.
12/10/2016 Brayden Schenn, Phi, C
Schenn scored three power-play goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to their eighth straight victory, a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

Analysis: Schenn had only scored once over his previous 13 games. He has seven goals and 12 assists on the season.
12/10/2016 Tyler Toffoli, LA, C
Toffoli went to the dressing room three minutes into Saturday's game against the Ottawa Senators after he was boarded by Mark Borowiecki. He returned to the contest with four minutes left in the first period.

Analysis: Toffoli, who led the Kings in goals last season with 31 and was second the team in points coming into the game with 15, remained down on the ice as a scrum ensued involving several players. He got to his feet on his own power before heading straight to the locker room.
12/10/2016 Cam Talbot, Edm, G
Talbot made 34 saves in the Oilers' 3-2 shootout loss to the Wild on Friday.

Analysis: Perhaps this will get Talbot going after he'd posted a .901 save percentage in 16 starts since Nov. 1.
12/10/2016 Vladimir Tarasenko, StL, RW
Tarasenko had three assists in the Blues' 4-1 win over the Devils on Friday.

Analysis: That's six goals and five assists in the last eight games for Tarasenko.
12/10/2016 Robby Fabbri, StL, C
Fabbri had two goals in the Blues' 4-1 win over the Devils on Friday.

Analysis: Fabbri has three goals over his last two games after scoring just once in his previous nine.
12/10/2016 Sergei Bobrovsky, Cls, G
Bobrovsky made 32 stops in the Blue Jackets' 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Friday.

Analysis: What a stretch for Bobrovsky and the Jackets over the last month. He's 9-1-1 with a .928 save percentage over his last 11 starts.
12/10/2016 Philipp Grubauer, Was, G
Grubauer made 27 saves in the Capitals' 4-1 win over the Sabres on Friday.

Analysis: Grubauer is 4-1-1 with a .940 save percentage. Not bad for a little-used backup.
12/10/2016 Jonathan Bernier, Anh, G
It was a big game for Anaheim goalie Jonathan Bernier on Friday. In his last start, he gave up eight goals to Calgary, but he had 22 saves and withstood a frantic final attack after San Jose pulled its goalie with 2 minutes left in a 3-2 win over the Sharks.

Analysis: Bernier has been sharp at home, going 3-0-1 with a 1.66 goals-against average in five games there.
12/10/2016 Hampus Lindholm, Anh, D
Lindholm got his first goal of the season with 5:38 remaining Friday, helping the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 after blowing a two-goal lead.

Analysis: The 22-year-old Lindholm held out this season before signing a six-year contract extension in late October. He didn't play his first game until Nov. 9 and got his first goal in 15 contests.
12/10/2016 Scott Darling, Chi, G
Darling was going for his second straight shutout while subbing for injured starter Corey Crawford, but he had to settle for a season-high 36 stops in another solid performance in Friday's 1-0 overtime loss to the Rangers.

Analysis: He has a 5-2-2 record with a 2.23 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage in 11 games. He'll continue to see action while Corey Crawford is out.
12/10/2016 Antti Raanta, NYR, G
Raanta made 26 saves against his former team, and the Rangers blanked the Blackhawks 1-0 on Friday. Raanta made his NHL debut with Chicago in 2013 and was teammates with Darling for one season before he was traded to New York.

Analysis: He improved to 15-0-3 in 20 career appearances at the United Center. The 27-year-old Raanta had 17 saves in Thursday's 2-1 victory at Winnipeg, and Vigneault opted to give him a second straight start because of his recent play and his success in Chicago.
12/9/2016 Henrik Lundqvist, NYR, G
Lundqvist will not start for a second straight night when the Rangers visit Chicago on Friday.

Analysis: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that backup Antti Raanta is playing better than the 2012 Vezina Trophy winner when explaining his decision. Lundqvist owns a shaky 3.28 goals-against average over his last six starts, while Raanta has yielded two goals or less in each of his past seven.
12/9/2016 Jonathan Ericsson, Det, D
Ericsson missed Friday's game against Columbus due to back spasms.

Analysis: The veteran defenseman, who leads Detroit with 43 penalty minutes, is considered day to day.
12/9/2016 Nick Foligno, Cls, LW
Foligno is out for Friday's game at Detroit due to an illness.

Analysis: The Columbus captain is a question mark for Saturday's home game against the Islanders as well.
12/9/2016 Peter Holland, Ari, C
The Arizona Coyotes acquired Holland from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday in exchange for a 2018 conditional draft choice.

Analysis: Holland, 25, had an assist in eight games with Toronto this season and registered 70 points (30 goals, 40 assists) in 203 career NHL games with the Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks. The Toronto native totaled a career-high 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) in 65 games with the Maple Leafs in 2015-16 and scored a career-best 11 goals with Toronto in 2014-15.
12/9/2016 Cal Clutterbuck, NYI, RW
Clutterbuck and the New York Islanders have agreed to a five-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season.

Analysis: Clutterbuck has two goals and seven assists in 25 games this season. The alternate captain is in his fourth season with the team. He finished with 15 goals with eight assists in 77 games last season.
12/9/2016 Max Domi, Ari, LW
Domi has been placed on IR after leaving in the third period of Thursday's game against Los Angeles.

Analysis: The forward netted Arizona's only goal of the game before exiting due to the ever-mysterious upper-body injury. The youngster has 15 points in 25 games.
12/9/2016 Jiri Hudler, Dal, RW
The Dallas Stars activated forward Jiri Hudler from injured reserve Friday after he missed 23 games due to an undisclosed illness.

Analysis: Hudler, 32, has not recorded a point in four games this season. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound native of Olomouc, Czech Republic, was signed by Dallas as a free agent on Aug. 24.
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