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|1/21/2017||Ryan Miller, Van, G|
|Miller had a second straight stellar start Friday with 34 saves in a 2-1 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Miller has allowed one goal on 65 shots in the last two games - both at home. He's won seven straight at Rogers Arena behind a 1.13 GAA, but the Canucks kick off a three-game road trip Sunday in Chicago. Miller is 2-6-2 with a 3.30 GAA away from home, and he's lost six straight in Chicago (including playoffs) with a 3.22 GAA.
|1/21/2017||Roberto Luongo, Fla, G|
|Luongo made 30 saves in Friday's 2-1 loss in his former home of Vancouver.
Analysis: One of the goals Luongo allowed was ex-teammate Henrik Sedin's 1,000th NHL point. "Obviously, I was happy for Hank but not too happy for myself that I let that in," said Luongo, who had allowed four goals in each of his previous two starts.
|1/21/2017||Jaromir Jagr, Fla, RW|
|Jagr scored on the power play for Florida's only goal in Friday's loss to Vancouver.
Analysis: It was Jagr's ninth of the season and the 758th of his career. He has two goals and two assists in his last five games to give him 29 points, tied for second on the team.
|1/21/2017||Petr Mrazek, Det, G|
|Mrazek had 34 saves despite being dealt the loss in Detroit's 3-2 overtime defeat at Buffalo on Friday.
Analysis: It's the second straight solid effort for the struggling netminder, who stopped 23 of 25 shots in relief of Jared Coreau to earn the win Wednesday against Boston. Mrazek had been 0-5-1 with a 3.87 GAA over his previous six appearances before Wednesday's outing.
|1/21/2017||Henrik Sedin, Van, C|
|Sedin scored a goal for his 1,000th NHL career point Friday, triggering the Canucks' comeback 2-1 victory over the Panthers.
Analysis: Sedin became the 85th player in NHL history to record 1,000, and just the 38th to accomplish the feat with one franchise. Alex Ovechkin reached the same milestone on Jan. 11. ''It was very special,'' Sedin said. ''If I retired today, I think that was the most memorable moment for me as a player.'' Henrik was also denied an assist when Daniel Sedin hit the post on an empty net with Roberto Luongo pulled for an extra attacker in the final minute.
|1/21/2017||Frans Nielsen, Det, C|
|Nielsen recorded a power-play goal in Friday's loss at Buffalo.
Analysis: Detroit's representative for the upcoming All-Star Game, Nielsen is on a nice eight-game run in which he's posted two goals, five assists and a plus-8 rating.
|1/21/2017||Cam Talbot, Edm, G|
|Talbot made 42 saves through regulation and overtime Friday but allowed Nashville to score on both of its shootout attempts as Edmonton lost 3-2.
Analysis: Talbot is 4-0-1 with a 1.71 goals-against average and .936 save percentage in his last five starts.
|1/21/2017||Pekka Rinne, Nsh, G|
|Rinne made 30 saves before turning aside both of Edmonton's attempts in the shootout as Nashville won 3-2 on Friday.
Analysis: Rinne has a 1.66 goals-against average in his last seven starts. He's won his last seven against the Oilers, posting a 1.12 GAA, and he faces them twice more in February.
|1/21/2017||Milan Lucic, Edm, LW|
|Lucic scored a power-play goal and compiled seven penalty minutes Friday.
Analysis: Lucic had gone 12 straight games without a goal before scoring his 11th of the season. It was just his second point in 10 games this month.
|1/21/2017||Ryan Johansen, Nsh, C|
|Johansen assisted on both of Nashville's goals in Friday's shootout win over Edmonton.
Analysis: Johansen had only one point in his previous seven games but still leads the Predators with 25 assists.
|1/21/2017||Ryan Ellis, Nsh, D|
|Ellis scored in the third period and added the shootout winner in Friday's 3-2 victory over the Oilers. He also had two penalty minutes.
Analysis: The sixth-year defenseman has three goals in the past two games to reach eight for the season, two shy of a career high.
|1/21/2017||Kyle Okposo, Buf, RW|
|Okposo scored with 26 remaining in overtime to lift the Sabres to Friday's 3-2 win over Detroit.
Analysis: The top-line wing has now scored in back-to-back contests after going five consecutive games without a goal. Buffalo's leader with 14 goals and 30 points, Okposo is on a three-game point streak and has five goals over his last 11 outings.
|1/21/2017||Viktor Arvidsson, Nsh, LW|
|Arvidsson scored his 11th goal of the season Friday.
Analysis: Arvidsson has three points in his last two games following a 10-game stretch in which he had just two. The third-year winger got a season-high 21:09 of ice time Friday.
|1/21/2017||Ryan O'Reilly, Buf, C|
|O'Reilly played a key role in the Sabres' comeback victory over Detroit on Friday, scoring the game-tying goal with 4:09 left in regulation and assisting on the overtime winner.
Analysis: In nine games since returning from an appendectomy on Jan. 5, O'Reilly has recorded two goals, seven assists and a plus-5 rating. He's up to a solid nine goals and 27 assists in 35 games this season.
|1/21/2017||Cory Schneider, NJ, G|
|Schneider wasn't healthy enough to start Friday but served as Keith Kinkaid's backup.
Analysis: It appears likely Schneider will be back in net Saturday night at Philadelphia.
|1/21/2017||David Pastrnak, Bos, RW|
|Pastrnak's goal drought reached 16 games in the Bruins' 1-0 loss to Chicago on Friday.
Analysis: The struggling Czech's slump hasn't been due to a lack of effort, as he's put up 17 shots over his past four games. Pastrnak began the season as one of the league's premier scorers, amassing 19 goals over his first 26 games.
|1/21/2017||Michael Cammalleri, NJ, LW|
|Cammalleri's latest goal drought reached eight games Friday as he failed to record a point.
Analysis: Cammalleri's disappearing act continues, managing only one goal in his last 23 games after scoring nine through his first 18. He has just six points in those 23 games and should be avoided when making your fantasy lineup.
|1/21/2017||Tuukka Rask, Bos, G|
|Rask made 21 saves in Friday's tough-luck 1-0 loss to Chicago.
Analysis: The All-Star netminder had a shutout bid spoiled when Marian Hossa scored the only goal with 1:26 remaining. Rask has now dropped three straight starts for the slumping Bruins and had allowed 11 goals over his previous three assignments.
|1/21/2017||Taylor Hall, NJ, LW|
|Hall notched his team-leading 30th point with an assist Friday.
Analysis: Hall ran his point streak to a season-best five games (two goals, three assists).
|1/21/2017||Shea Weber, Mon, D|
|Weber scored his ninth power-play goal of the season Friday, tied for second-most in the league.
Analysis: All but two of his 11 goals have come with the man advantage.
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