NHL Recent Player News
|12/8/2016||Leon Draisaitl, Edm, C|
|Draisaitl had another productive game with a goal and two assists Thursday at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Draisaitl has five goals and three assists in his last five games. He already has 12 goals and 13 assists in 29 games after totaling 19 and 32 in 72 last season.
|12/8/2016||Steve Mason, Phi, G|
|Mason matched a season high with five goals allowed, but it was good enough for a 6-5 win over Edmonton on Thursday.
Analysis: Mason has won six straight starts with a .931 save percentage. He allowed two goals or fewer in the first five games in that stretch before Thursday.
|12/8/2016||Connor McDavid, Edm, C|
|McDavid had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-5 loss at Philadelphia.
Analysis: After going two games without a point, McDavid has a goal and three assists in his last two. He leads the league with 26 assists and 38 points.
|12/8/2016||Jakub Voracek, Phi, RW|
|Voracek has instrumental in Philly's seven-game win streak, and had a goal and three assists Thursday in a win over Edmonton.
Analysis: Voracek has three goals and eight assists during that seven-game span.
|12/8/2016||Claude Giroux, Phi, C|
|Giroux continued to key the Flyers' stellar play, scoring two goals and assisting on another Thursday in a 6-5 win over the Oilers.
Analysis: Giroux has five goals and six assists in his last eight games, and is a plus-10 in that span.
|12/8/2016||Ryan Miller, Van, G|
|Miller exited the Canucks' 5-1 victory at Tampa Bay with 6:02 left in the third period due to an apparent lower-body injury.
Analysis: Miller skated to the bench during a timeout and headed to the locker room for the final few minutes, though Canucks coach Willie Desjardins said afterward he didn't believe the injury to be serious. Prior to departing, the veteran goaltender had 38 saves to earn his fifth win in seven starts.
|12/8/2016||Brad Marchand, Bos, LW|
|Marchand extended his point streak to four games with an assist in Thursday's loss to Colorado.
Analysis: He notched one assist in all four. Though Marchand has scored just twice in his last 16 games, he's piled up a team-leading 17 helpers for the season.
|12/8/2016||Nathan MacKinnon, Col, C|
|MacKinnon helped the Avalanche stop a six-game losing streak by recording a shorthanded goal in Thursday's 4-2 victory at Boston.
Analysis: The former No. 1 overall pick now has five goals and five assists over his last 10 games. After being held without a point over his previous four outings, MacKinnon got back on track with a goal and an assist in Tuesday's loss at Nashville.
|12/8/2016||Matt Duchene, Col, C|
|Duchene scored his 10th goal of the season to help the Avalanche to Thursday's 4-2 win at Boston.
Analysis: The talented center appears to be over the concussion that sidelined him for 10 days earlier this month. After scoring only one goal in six games following his return, Duchene struck twice in Tuesday's loss at Nashville.
|12/8/2016||Jake Allen, StL, G|
|Allen had his eight-game win streak snapped Thursday in Brooklyn, allowing three goals on 27 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Islanders.
Analysis: Allen, who hadn't lost since Nov. 12, is 8-1-0 with a 2.29 GAA in his last nine starts, but has an ugly .889 save percentage in his past five. He could be rested Friday when the Blues visit New Jersey.
|12/8/2016||Thomas Greiss, NYI, G|
|Greiss had another solid effort with 24 saves in a 3-2 win over St. Louis on Thursday.
Analysis: Greiss has won three consecutive starts with a 1.98 GAA, and has allowed three goals or fewer in each of his 10 starts.
|12/8/2016||John Tavares, NYI, C|
|Tavares has goals in back to back games after netting his eighth in Thursday's win over St. Louis.
Analysis: Tavares has points in four straight games and at least one in eight of his last 10. Barring injury, he's on track to be the Islanders' leading scorer for the third straight season. Tavares has 492 career points, leaving him eight shy of becoming the 10th player in franchise history to reach 500.
|12/8/2016||Anders Lee, NYI, LW|
|Lee continued his hot stretch with a pair of goals Thursday in a win over St. Louis.
Analysis: After scoring once in his first 18 games, the big forward has seven goals in his last eight. Lee notched his seventh two-goal game, matching a career high.
|12/8/2016||David Pastrnak, Bos, RW|
|A red-hot Pastrnak scored two more goals during the Bruins' loss to Colorado on Thursday.
Analysis: The rising star forward remains among the league leaders with 18 goals and has racked up five over his last three games. Pastrnak also owns a five-game point streak and has now lit the lamp an incredible 14 times over his past 17 contests.
|12/8/2016||Kris Versteeg, Cgy, RW|
|Versteeg won't play Thursday against Arizona due to general soreness.
Analysis: The veteran forward has four goals and seven assists in 19 games.
|12/8/2016||Mike Condon, Ott, G|
|Condon made 35 saves to help give the Ottawa Senators a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Condon has posted a .947 save percentage in four games - three starts - this month.
|12/8/2016||Erik Karlsson, Ott, D|
|Karlsson had a goal and two assist to help give the Ottawa Senators a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Karlsson has three goals and five assists over his last three games and is once again a frontrunner for the Norris Trophy.
|12/8/2016||Corey Perry, Anh, RW|
|Perry ended an incredible drought with a goal and an assist in the Ducks' 6-5 shootout win over Carolina on Wednesday.
Analysis: Perry, who scored 34 goals last year and won the Hart Trophy with 50 in 2010-11, hadn't scored since Oct. 26 - an 18-game stretch - but said he's hoping this goal leads to more. ''There was a player that I coached before and his name was Teemu Selanne,'' Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. ''He used to say that goal scoring was like pouring ketchup out of the ketchup bottle. Once it starts to flow, then it comes readily.''
|12/8/2016||Teuvo Teravainen, Car, LW|
|Teravainen scored twice for the Hurricanes in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Ducks on Wednesday.
Analysis: Teravainen had been held to just one assist in his previous nine games.
|12/8/2016||Braden Holtby, Was, G|
|Holtby stopped 31 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Bruins.
Analysis: Holtby improved to 10-2 career against the Bruins. His first career win came in relief against Boston in November 2010. The Caps visit Buffalo on Friday, and Holtby is 5-1-0 with a 1.97 GAA in his last six starts against the Sabres.
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