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|11/27/2014||Steven Stamkos, C|
|Stamkos had a goal with two assists Wednesday.
Analysis: He has a goal in three straight games, and seven in the last nine.
|11/27/2014||Martin St. Louis, RW|
|Ryan Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: St. Louis, who was held without a point, played in Tampa for the first time since requesting a trade and being dealt to the Rangers for Callahan last March in a rare swap of captains. A video tribute in the first period that started with boos from the fans turned into mostly cheers by the conclusion.
|11/27/2014||Ryan Callahan, RW|
|Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Callahan, who had an assist of his own, also notched two goals in Tampa Bay's 5-1 win in New York last week.
|11/27/2014||Ondrej Pavelec, G|
|After a quiet 40 minutes, Pavelec made nine of his 19 saves in the final period as the Jets held on to beat the Sabres 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Pavelec's best work came midway through the final period, when he made two saves on Matt Moulson during a 2-on-1. The late action was robust compared to the first two periods, when Buffalo barely made it into the Winnipeg zone.
|11/27/2014||Mike Fisher, C|
|The Nashville Predators are activating Fisher from injured reserve, and he is expected to be in the lineup Thursday night against the Edmonton Oilers.
Analysis: The 34-year-old Fisher ruptured his Achilles tendon in training this summer and had surgery July 3. But he was out of a walking boot by the time the Predators reported for training camp. He was Nashville's alternate captain last season, with 20 goals and 29 assists in 75 games. He has 226 goals and 255 assists in 887 career regular-season games.
|11/27/2014||Alex Ovechkin, RW|
|Ovechkin had two goals Wednesday.
Analysis: He has three goals and three games.
|11/27/2014||Jaroslav Halak, G|
|Halak made 25 saves for his eighth straight win Wednesday.
Analysis: He has allowed only 10 goals in those eight wins.
|11/27/2014||John Tavares, C|
|Tavares scored with 23.2 seconds left in overtime to give New York a 3-2 victory on Wednesday.
Analysis: He has two in three games.
|11/27/2014||Claude Giroux, C|
|He had a goal with an assist on Wednesday.
Analysis: Giroux has five goals in eight games.
|11/27/2014||Stephen Weiss, C|
|Weiss had a goal with an assist Wednesday.
Analysis: Weiss has three goals in two games since missing 19 of the first 20 with injuries.
|11/27/2014||Pavel Datsyuk, C|
|Datsyuk scored twice in his return from an injury to lead the Red Wings to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.
Analysis: He has seven goals and six assists in just 11 games this season.
|11/27/2014||Cam Ward, G|
|In Wednesday's 1-0 loss at Florida, Ward made 27 saves for Carolina and was stellar after giving up Nick Bjugstad's goal on the second shot of the game.
Analysis: Ward had allowed 11 goals in his previous three games.
|11/27/2014||Roberto Luongo, G|
|Nick Bjugstad scored 21 seconds into the game and the Florida Panthers edged the Carolina Hurricanes 1-0 on Wednesday night despite an injury to Luongo.
Analysis: The veteran goalie made 11 saves before leaving with 9:38 left in the second period with an upper-body injury. Luongo was replaced by Montoya, who stopped 22 shots in his sixth appearance of the season. "It's not going to be that serious; we'll know more tomorrow," Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said of Luongo's injury.
|11/27/2014||Nick Bjugstad, C|
|Bjugstad scored 21 seconds into the game and the Florida Panthers edged the Carolina Hurricanes 1-0 on Wednesday night despite an injury to netminder Roberto Luongo.
Analysis: Bjugstad's goal was the quickest for the Panthers this season.
|11/27/2014||Leo Komarov, C|
|Komarov had two goals Wednesday.
Analysis: He has three of his four goals in the last two games.
|11/27/2014||Evgeni Malkin, C|
|Malkin had a goal with two assists Wednesday.
Analysis: He has five goals and six assists in six games.
|11/27/2014||Blake Comeau, LW|
|The well-traveled forward sent a slap shot past Jonathan Bernier 2:07 into overtime to complete his second career hat trick and lift the Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Comeau's hat trick was his first since 2010. Back then he was an up-and-coming forward for the New York Islanders. He scored 24 goals for New York in 2010-11 before his game disappeared. He had just 16 goals in 177 games for New York, Calgary and Columbus from 2011-14. He signed with the Penguins as a free agent over the summer figuring to find a spot on the third or fourth line.
|11/27/2014||Darcy Kuemper, G|
|Kuemper gave up all four first-period goals on 10 shots before being replaced by Niklas Backstrom to start the second period of Wednesday's 4-0 loss to the Kings.
Analysis: Kuemper was 3-1-0 and had allowed just five goals in his previous four starts.
|11/27/2014||Martin Jones, G|
|Dustin Brown's goal and assist ignited a four-goal first period, Jones earned his fifth career shutout and Los Angeles beat Minnesota 4-0.
Analysis: Starting his second straight game and given a comfortable lead after the first, Jones stopped 28 shots for his first shutout since April 10, 2014. On Tuesday night, Jones was in the net when the Kings lost after a six-round shootout at Nashville.
|11/27/2014||Dustin Brown, LW|
|Brown's goal and assist ignited a four-goal first period, Martin Jones earned his fifth career shutout and Los Angeles beat Minnesota 4-0 on Wednesday.
Analysis: He has two goals with three assists in the last five contests.
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