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Phil Grubauer in net vs Stars on Saturday 01-21-2017
Philipp Grubauer G WAS
Philipp Grubauer will be in net for the Capitals against the Stars on Saturday.

Sean Shapiro on Twitter
Washington's understudy has been sensational this season, posting an 8-1-2 record with 20 goals against and an .927 save percentage in 11 games so far this season.
John Gibson takes on the Wild on Saturday 01-21-2017
John Gibson G ANA
John Gibson will take on the Wild on Saturday.

Eric Stephens on Twitter
Not since New Year's Day, or nine games ago, has Gibson allowed as many as three goals in a game. He's gone 6-1-1 since with just nine goals against and two shutouts. Which makes Gibson perhaps the hottest goalie in game right now.
Max Pacioretty scores PPG in win over NJ 01-21-2017
Max Pacioretty LW MON
Max Pacioretty scored a power play goal in Friday's 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Montreal Gazette
Pacioretty scored the third of three power play goals for the Canadiens. The Habs captain now has 21 goals and 17 assists 47 games this season. He's on pace to find the back of the net 37 times in 2016-17.
Shea Weber scores GWG vs. Devils 01-21-2017
Shea Weber D MON
Shea Weber scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Montreal Gazette
Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid had no chance on Weber's power play blast from the blue line. The goal also snapped an eight-game goalless drought for the Canadiens defenseman. Weber has found the back of the net 11 times, which puts him on pace for 19 in 2016-17.
Pheonix Copley makes 1st NHL start on Sat 01-21-2017
Pheonix Copley G STL
It'll be a momentous occasion for Pheonix Copley on Saturday afternoon as he makes his first career NHL start.

Andy Strickland on Twitter
The 25-year-old and North Pole, AK native has posted an 11-4-2 record with a 2.32 GAA and .920 save percentage with AHL Chicago this season. The undrafted netminder is in his third twirl through pro hockey, and is having a quality bounce-back season after his rookie campaign saw him post a 17-4-3 record with a 2.17 GAA and .925 SV%.
Alex Radulov nets 3 points in win over NJ 01-21-2017
Alexander Radulov LW MON
Alexander Radulov picked up three assists in Friday's 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Montreal Gazette
All three of the helpers were registered while the Canadiens were on the power play. Radulov helped set up goals by Alex Galchenyuk, Shea Weber and Max Pacioretty. Radulov has 10 goals and 25 assists in 45 games this season.
Expect Ondrej Pavelec in net vs Blues on Sat 01-21-2017
Ondrej Pavelec G WPG
It'll likely be Ondrej Pavelec back in net against the Blues on Saturday.

Gary Lawless on Twitter
Tough to pull a netminder after he helps lead you to victory. Pavelec stopped 30 of 33 shots on Wednesday in the 6-3 win over the Coyotes, and with Pheonix Copley in the Blues' net Pavelec is set up for success once more.
Lightning waive Erik Condra on Saturday 01-21-2017
Erik Condra RW TB
On Saturday the Lightning waived Erik Condra.

Pierre LeBrun on Twitter
Assuming he clears waivers, expect Condra to be sent back to AHL Syracuse. He has seven goals and 23 points in 24 games down on the farm, though he's pointless in 10 games with the Lightning this season.
P.K. Subban plays 22:53 in return to lineup 01-21-2017
P.K. Subban D NAS
P.K. Subban played 22:53 in his return to the lineup on Friday night.

The Nashville Tennessean
Subban finished the game with no points, three shots on goal and a plus-1 rating. "I felt pretty comfortable out there," Subban said. "I think sometimes I probably could've done a little bit more, but just wanted to keep the game simple and get my feet under me and just build slowly." Expect him to be one of the top scoring defensemen in the second half of the season.
Devan Dubnyk to play vs Anaheim on Saturday 01-21-2017
Devan Dubnyk G MIN
Devan Dubnyk will play against Anaheim on Saturday.

Michael Russo on Twitter
The Great Wall of St. Paul has begun to show a few cracks lately over his last eight starts. Though he's posted a 6-2 record over that time, he's allowed four goals in a goal four times with another having allowed a trio. He has an .894 save percentage during the span, but we'd still feel good about playing him tonight.
Stars tab Kari Lehtonen vs Capitals on Sat 01-21-2017
Kari Lehtonen G DAL
The Stars will go with Kari Lehtonen between the pipes on Saturday against the Capitals.

Sean Shapiro on Twitter
Through 25 career games against Washington Lehtonen has posted a better record than one might expect. He's 17-6-2 with a .922 save percentage and a 2.58 GAA. Not bad at all.
As expected, Mike Condon in net vs Leafs 01-21-2017
Mike Condon G OTT
As expected, it'll be Mike Condon in net against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Gord Wilson on Twitter
Condon is 2-1 lifetime against Toronto, but the loss came last week where he allowed four goals on 27 shots. He hasn't quite been as good on the road this season either, he's 6-4 with a .910 save percentage and 25 goals against in a dozen games.
Frederik Andersen to take on Ottawa on Sat 01-21-2017
Frederik Andersen G TOR
Frederik Andersen will get the start against Ottawa on Saturday.

Dave McCarthy on Twitter
Andersen struggled in his only other start against his Ontario rival, surrendering five goals on 30 shots in the loss. He's also struggled thus far in the 2017 portion of the calendar, going 4-2-1 with 26 goals against and an .888 save percentage.
Sabres recall Casey Nelson from minors 01-21-2017
Dylan Margonari LW WAS
The Buffalo Sabres recalled Casey Nelson from the AHL on Saturday.

Buffalo News
Nelson got the promotion because Jake McCabe was hurt in Friday's win over the Red Wings. Nelson has no points and a minus-4 rating in eight games in 2016-17.
Carey Price takes on Buffalo on Saturday 01-21-2017
Carey Price G MON
It's confirmed, Carey Price will indeed take on Buffalo on Saturday.

John Lu on Twitter
Just once over his last five games has Price allowed fewer than four goals against, and over his last 10 games he's allowed fewer than three goals just twice. He's 3-5-2 with 35 goals against and an .883 save percentage over that span as well. Starting Price is always the right idea but if you have a quality secondary option, you'd be rational to play someone who isn't struggling at the moment.
Rasmus Ristolainen plays over 35 mins on Fri 01-21-2017
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Rasmus Ristolainen played 35:24 in Friday's OT win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Buffalo News
Ristolainen was forced to play those extra minutes because Jake McCabe was injured early in the first period. "He's so poised, makes good hard plays," teammate Justin Falk said of Ristolainen. "He knows when to be simple and when to make the pass as well." Ristolainen finished the game with one assist, a plus-1 rating, three shots on goal, three hits and six blocked shots. We'll see what he has left in the tank for Saturday's game at Montreal.
Jake McCabe injured vs. Wings on Friday 01-21-2017
Jake McCabe D BUF
Jake McCabe suffered a shoulder injury in Friday night's win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Buffalo News
McCabe played just 56 seconds before exiting and not returning. The injury forced Rasmus Ristolainen to play a career-high 35 minutes in the win. McCabe is considered day-to-day at this point.
Vince Hinostroza has assist in win over BOS 01-21-2017
Vinnie Hinostroza C CHI
Vince Hinostroza registered an assist in Friday's 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins.

Chicago Tribune
He helped set up Marian Hossa's late, game-winning goal. The 22-year-old has three points in his last two contests, and he's up to six goals and seven assists in 39 contests this season. He has no value in standard fantasy leagues.
Tanner Kero picks up assist vs. BOS on Friday 01-21-2017
Tanner Kero C CHI
Tanner Kero picked up an assist in Friday's 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins.

Chicago Tribune
He got the primary assist on Marian Hossa's goal in the third period. Kero has been relatively productive over the last little while. He's racked up four points in his last two games and six in his last six. The 24-year-old is producing right now, but don't expect this kind of offensive output throughout the rest of the season.
Rene Bourque (LBI) doesn't practice on Friday 01-21-2017
Rene Bourque RW COL
Rene Bourque (lower body) didn't practice on Friday.

Denver Post
Bourque exited Thursday's game against the Ducks after the first period and he did not return. It's unclear if he'll be available for Saturday's game. He's considered day-to-day for now.
Tyson Barrie doesn't practice on Friday 01-21-2017
Tyson Barrie D COL
Tyson Barrie didn't participate in Colorado's practice on Friday.

Denver Post
Barrie missed Thursday's game against the Ducks because of a lower-body injury, but his status for Saturday's game is still up in the air. He's considered day-to-day for now.
Calvin Pickard feeling 'confident' right now 01-21-2017
Calvin Pickard G COL
Calvin Pickard says he's feeling good about his game right now.

Denver Post
Pickard is coming off a 2-1 loss to Anaheim, but he still thinks he's playing some good hockey. "I'm really happy with the way I've played the last few games, and I just want to go back out there next game and have the same effort," Pickard said. "If I play that way and feel confident, feel comfortable, the results will take care of itself." Pickard will get the night off on Saturday, but expect him to be back between the pipes next Monday. He has a 3.01 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage in 2016-17.
Stars top scorers haven't been as good 01-21-2017
Jamie Benn LW DAL
The Dallas Stars have seen a decrease in production from their top players.

Dallas Morning News
Last season, Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza combined to score 107 goals. This year, they're on pace to find the back of the net just 60 times. Spezza, in particular, has struggled pretty badly, as he has no goals in his last 11 contests. "We need to be better all over the ice," Spezza said. "We have lots of chances, and we need to score on our individual chances. When you have chances, you need to bury it."
Vladimir Tarasenko playing on new line 01-21-2017
Vladimir Tarasenko RW STL
The Blues will put Vladimir Tarasenko on a line with Patrik Berglund and Robby Fabbri against the Jets on Saturday.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
In an effort to get the Russian sniper going, head coach Ken Hitchcock is getting Tarasenko away from the slumping Jori Lehtera. Tarasenko hasn't found the back of the net in six consecutive games.
Henrik Sedin takes in special milestone 01-21-2017
Henrik Sedin C VAN
Henrik Sedin became the 85th player to score 1,000 NHL points Friday night.
He is also the 38th player to accomplish the feat with one franchise and the fourth who was born in Sweden. It was a special moment for the 36-year-old veteran. "I don't know if you can really envision it," Henrik said. "Everything was good about it. We got a big win. It was nice [Edler] and Danny had the helpers. They've played for a long time and are two good friends. That was special. I think the best part by far was my teammates coming out on the ice and celebrating with me. That's something I will remember forever." He has 11 goals and 30 points in 47 games this season.
Petr Mrazek 'trending in right direction' 01-21-2017
Petr Mrazek G DET
Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill was happy with Petr Mrazek's performance in Friday's 3-2 OT loss to Buffalo.

Detroit News
Mrazek has been brutal for the last little while, but he showed some encouraging signs on Friday night. "He's trending in the right direction," Blashill said. "For a number of games, even games where he's given up more goals than he wants to or we want him to, he's still played real well and looks like he's on top of his game." We'll see if his improved play turns into better results for his fantasy owners.
Darren Helm scores in return to lineup 01-21-2017
Darren Helm LW DET
Darren Helm scored a goal in his return to the Red Wings lineup on Friday night.

Detroit News
Helm came back after missing 28 games with a shoulder injury. His third period-goal gave the Wings a 2-1 lead at the time. "That definitely gave me a little extra boost for the last part of the game," Helm said. "It was kind of the way I expected. I was pretty gassed a lot of the game, but I kind of pushed through it and it got better." The 29-year-old finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, three shots on goal and two hits in 13:58 of ice time. He has five goals and three assists in 18 games.
Luca Sbisa scores GWG Friday vs. Panthers 01-21-2017
Luca Sbisa D VAN
Luca Sbisa potted the game-winning goal in Friday's 2-1 win over Florida.

Vancouver Sun
He scored his second goal of the season 3:07 into the third period. Sbisa has two points in his last two games to give him a total of 11 on the season. He has 16 career goals in 430 NHL appearances.
Sharks have emphasized off days for Burns 01-21-2017
Brent Burns D SJ
Coach Pete DeBoer has forced more off days into the schedule of workhorse blueliner Brent Burns.

San Jose Mercury News
"Your thought process has changed and now it's, you feel better, you feel great," said Burns, who is getting more accustomed to his days off. "You put the hard work in on your body, sometimes it's nice to let the body heal and allow it to put that work into practice almost. If you just workload and workload, it gets beat up. Some days it short-circuits. But I feel great." Burns is a top contender for the Norris Trophy this season. He leads all defensemen in scoring with 19 goals and 47 points in 46 games, while averaging 25 minutes per match.
Lightning have missed Victor Hedman 01-21-2017
Victor Hedman D TB
There's no doubt that the Tampa Bay Lightning have missed Victor Hedman.

Tampa Bay Times
Hedman has been out for three games because of an illness, and the Bolts have managed to score just four goals during that span. "He adds a huge element on the offensive side for us," head coach Jon Cooper said. "To have that kind of boost from somebody on the back end is definitely something we've missed." Hedman practiced with the team on Friday, which means there's a decent chance he could suit up on Saturday.
Hendricks scores in return from press box 01-21-2017
Matt Hendricks C EDM
Matt Hendricks got back in the lineup Friday and scored his second goal of the season.

Edmonton Journal
He was a healthy scratch for Edmonton's previous two matches. Hendricks also had four penalty minutes and two hits in a 3-2 shootout loss to Nashville. He has four points in 20 outings this year.
Connor McDavid picks up 40th assist 01-21-2017
Connor McDavid C EDM
Connor McDavid had three shots and an assist in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to Nashville.

Edmonton Journal
He didn't have a shot for the first 50 minutes of the contest, but turned up the volume late. McDavid's 40th helper of the season came on a power-play goal by Milan Lucic to tie the game at 2-2. It also stretched his point streak to three games.
Martin Marincin might return on Saturday 01-21-2017
Martin Marincin D TOR
Martin Marincin could return to the Leafs lineup on Saturday night.

Toronto Sun
Marincin's been out with a lower-body injury since Dec. 10, but he declared himself ready to return after Friday's practice. Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said the team will make a final decision on his availability after Saturday's morning skate. We'll let you know what the Maple Leafs decide to do.
Zach Parise has no points in last five games 01-21-2017
Zach Parise LW MIN
Zach Parise hasn't registered a point in his last five games.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
His last point was an assist against the Ducks back on Jan. 8. It's been a disappointing year for Parise, who has 20 points in 35 games this season. He could bounce back in the second half of the year, we just wouldn't count on it.
S. Bennett doesn't want to be scratched again 01-21-2017
Sam Bennett C CAL
Sam Bennett will probably get back into the lineup on Saturday after he was a healthy scratch on Thursday.

Calgary Herald
"It was frustrating (to get the news)," Bennett said. "No one wants to be out of the lineup. It was tough to take. Watching (Thursday's game) wasn't fun. Everything about (Thursday) wasn't fun. I don't want to be in that position again. I want to do everything I can to stay in the lineup." Bennett has struggled this season with just nine goals and nine assists in 47 games. He also has not recorded a point in his last 10 appearances.
Nino Niederreiter has 5 goals in last 5 games 01-21-2017
Nino Niederreiter LW MIN
Nino Niederreiter has found the back of the net five times in his last five games.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Niederreiter has two multi-goal efforts during that span, including in Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes. The Wild forward is on pace to surpass the 20-goal mark for the third consecutive season. He has 14 goals and 31 points in 44 games in 2016-17.
Lars Eller has six points in past five games 01-21-2017
Lars Eller C WAS
Lars Eller has collected six points in the last five games.

Washington Post
He has compiled three goals and three assists over that span. Eller has formed a productive third-line combination with Andre Burakovsky and Brent Connolly. He is up to 13 points on the season in 44 games.
Laine doesn't remember hit that concussed him 01-21-2017
Tyler Parsons G CAL
Patrik Laine doesn't remember the hit that sidelined him with a concussion.

Winnipeg Sun
That isn't out of the ordinary for players that suffer concussions. "I got the puck and that's it," Laine said. "Can't remember anything else." Laine has been sidelined ever since he was rocked by Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe on Jan. 7. He returned to Jets practice on Friday, but we still don't know when he'll be able to return to the lineup.
Chris Kunitz scores in win over Hurricanes 01-21-2017
Chris Kunitz LW PIT
Chris Kunitz scored his fifth marker of the season Friday night in a 7-1 win versus the Carolina Hurricanes.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
He has two goals in two games versus Carolina this season. However, Kunitz has recorded just 19 points in 39 contests and shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Justin Schultz adds two assists Friday night 01-21-2017
Justin Schultz D PIT
Justin Schultz contributed two assists in Friday's 7-1 victory against Carolina. He has produced 32 points in just 45 games this season. Schultz had a personal best 33 points in 2013-14 with Edmonton and he should surpass that mark easily this year.
Evgeni Malkin has a six-game point streak 01-21-2017
Evgeni Malkin C PIT
Evgeni Malkin extended his point streak to six games on Friday night.

NHL Public Relations on Twitter
He registered his 22nd goal and 30th assist of the season in a 7-1 win over Carolina. Malkin has accounted for six goals and three helpers during his current scoring spree.
Bryan Rust records two assists Friday 01-21-2017
Bryan Rust RW PIT
Bryan Rust picked up two assists in Friday's 7-1 win over Carolina. He helped set up two goals by Conor Sheary in the contest. Rust and Sheary have been playing alongside Sidney Crosby. Rust has 21 points in 42 games this season, including one goal and three helpers in the past three outings.
Conor Sheary scores twice vs. Hurricanes 01-21-2017
Conor Sheary LW PIT
Conor Sheary netted a pair of goals in Friday's 7-1 win over Carolina.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
He has recorded four goals and two assists over a three-game point streak. Sheary is having a great season with 15 markers and 31 points in 38 games.
Scott Wilson suffers injury Friday night 01-21-2017
Scott Wilson RW PIT
Scott Wilson exited Friday's game early in the third period with what appeared to be an arm or wrist injury.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Carolina defenseman Matt Tennyson missed on his attempt to hit Penguins center Eric Fehr and he took out Wilson instead. The Penguins didn't provide details on Wilson's injury after the game, so consider him day-to-day for now.
Matt Read appears to be ready to return 01-21-2017
Matt Read RW PHI
Matt Read (lower body) might be back in the lineup on Saturday.

Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
He skated alongside Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux during Friday's practice. Read has sat out the last two games for the Flyers due to a lower-leg injury.
Matt Puempel slated to practice Saturday 01-21-2017
Matthew Puempel LW NYR
Matt Puempel (concussion) is expected to take part in Saturday's practice.

NY Post
He has missed seven straight games because of a concussion he sustained on Dec. 31 against Colorado. Puempel suffered two concussions in December, but he appears to be making some progress.
Steven Santini scores in loss to Montreal 01-21-2017
Kyle Platzer C EDM
Steven Santini scored New Jersey's only goal in a 3-1 loss to Montreal on Friday night.

NY Post
It was the second goal of the season for the rookie defender. He has four points in 10 games with the Devils.
Vernon Fiddler (LBI) may be back Saturday 01-21-2017
Vernon Fiddler C NJ
Vernon Fiddler is a "possibility" to play Saturday versus Philadelphia.

The Bergen Record
He has missed the last 12 games with a lower-body injury, but could available to return versus the Flyers, according to John Hynes said.
Andy Greene won't return Saturday vs. Flyers 01-21-2017
Andy Greene D NJ
Andy Greene (arm) isn't ready to play yet and won't be in the lineup Saturday against Philadelphia.

The Bergen Record
He has been sidelined since Jan. 3 with a left arm injury. Consider him day-to-day.
Michael Leighton may get the nod Saturday 01-21-2017
Michael Leighton G CAR
Michael Leighton might start Saturday against Columbus, according to coach Bill Peters.

Raleigh News & Observer
However, he said that a decision has not been made yet. Cam Ward has started 21 consecutive games and he surrendered seven goals on 41 shots to Pittsburgh Friday night.
Teuvo Teravainen takes a seat on the bench 01-21-2017
Teuvo Teravainen LW CAR
Teuvo Teravainen was limited to just 8:56 of ice time in Friday's 7-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

Raleigh News & Observer
He had a minus-3 rating in the contest and coach Bill Peters didn't like the effort Teravainen was making defensively. He had one goal and two assists in two contests before Friday's match to give him 24 points this season.
Jeff Skinner benched in loss to Penguins 01-21-2017
Jeff Skinner LW CAR
Jeff Skinner was benched in Friday's 7-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

Raleigh News & Observer
He was whistled for an embellishment penalty and for unsportsmanlike conduct during the second period. Skinner was on the pine in the third period. "You don't want to hurt the team," he said. "It's tough sitting, watching, especially when guys are out there battling." He finished the contest with just 10:22 of ice time.
Ron Hainsey D CAR
Ron Hainsey returned to action on Friday January 20.
Jaromir Jagr scores goal in loss to VAN 01-21-2017
Jaromir Jagr RW FLA
Jaromir Jagr scored the only goal for the Florida Panthers in a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Jared McCann fed Jagr on the doorstep for an easy tap in on the power play. The goal was Jagr's 9th of the season and 29th point in 48 games. The 44-year-old impressively continues to find ways to score. He is only an effective fantasy option in deeper formats.
Henrik Sedin picks up 1000th NHL point 01-21-2017
Henrik Sedin C VAN
Henrik Sedin scored a goal in a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday. Henrik Sedin took a nice feed from brother Daniel before beating Luongo with a nice move for his 1000th career NHL point in his 1213th game. It was a special moment for the 36-year-old Swede and it must have been extra special to celebrate it with a win. Luca Sbisa scored the game-winning goal for the Canucks just over three minutes into the third period. Henrik Sedin now has 30 points in 47 games this season.
Luongo gives up two goals in loss to VAN 01-21-2017
Roberto Luongo G FLA
Roberto Luongo stopped 30 of 32 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Friday. Luongo gave up a goal to Henrik Sedin for his 1000th career point in the NHL, he then went and congratulated his former teammates on the great accomplishment. Luongo has now lost three straight games in goal for the Panthers, giving up 10 goals during that span. His record drops to 13-13-5 with a 2.44 goals against average and a .921 save percentage.
Ryan Miller stops 34 shots in win 01-21-2017
Ryan Miller G VAN
Ryan Miller stopped 34 of 35 shots in a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday. Quietly, Miller has a 10-1-3 record and a .930 save percentage over his last 14 games. His goals against average and save percentage have improved from 2.71 and .911 to 2.48 and .920 respectively. Owned in in 62% of yahoo leagues, it's time to pick up the 36-year-old netminder.
Ryan Johansen has two assists in win 01-21-2017
Ryan Johansen C NAS
Ryan Johansen picked up assists on both Nashville goals in a 3-2 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday. His two assists came with a nice sucker punch thrown to Benoit Pouliot while the latter was tangled up with a referee. Johansen now has seven goals and 32 points in 46 games this season. His assists came on goals scored by Ryan Ellis and Viktor Arvidsson.
Milan Lucic scores PPG in OT loss 01-21-2017
Milan Lucic LW EDM
Milan Lucic tied the game on the power play with less than five minutes remaining in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators. It was a great sequence leading up to the goal for Lucic. He first obliterated Austin Watson behind the net, then drew a retaliation penalty before putting the puck in the back of the end on the ensuing power play. It was Lucic's first goal since December 21 against the Coyotes. This season has been increasingly hard to deal with his inconsistent scoring habits because his penalty minute totals are down. However, he did pick up seven penalty minutes in the loss. He now has 28 points and 25 penalty minutes in 48 games this season.
Talbot sensational, loses in SO to Preds 01-21-2017
Cam Talbot G EDM
Cam Talbot made 42 saves on 44 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators on Friday. Talbot's winning streak ends at four games. He was simply sensational in goal, stealing a point for the Oilers in this one. With the Oilers really lacking a quality backup netminder, we wouldn't be at all surprised to see Talbot start again tomorrow night in Calgary. However, if the Oilers are to make a serious playoff push, they'll need to pick up a goaltender who can give Talbot some time off. His record fell to 24-12-7 with a 2.41 goals against average and a .919 save percentage.
Pekka Rinne beats Oilers again on Friday 01-21-2017
Pekka Rinne G NAS
Pekka Rinne stopped 30 of 32 shots in a 3-2 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. Rinne made some beautiful saves in overtime to give his team the chance to win it in the shootout. He is remarkably 7-0-0 in his career against the Oilers. He was not playing to his usual standards earlier in the season, and there was a lot of talk about getting Juuse Saros more starts but he has responded by turning in some lights out performances. Rinne has now given up two goals or less in six of his last seven starts in goal. His record improves to 17-12-2 with a 2.35 goals against average and .921 save percentage.