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Date Player
10/23/2016 Sam Bennett, Cgy, C
Bennett had two assists Saturday.

Analysis: These were his first points of the season.
10/23/2016 Kris Versteeg, Cgy, RW
Versteeg scored his first two goals of the season for the Flames on Saturday.

Analysis: He has just three points in six games and has no fantasy value at the moment.
10/23/2016 Dennis Wideman, Cgy, D
Wideman had two assists Saturday.

Analysis: Wideman returned to the lineup after sitting out the past three games as a healthy scratch.
10/23/2016 David Perron, StL, LW
Perron had three goals and an assist to lead the Blues to a 6-4 win over the Flames on Saturday night.

Analysis: It only took Perron six games but he finally made the scoresheet in a big way.
10/23/2016 Henrik Sedin, Van, C
Sedin had a goal with an assist Saturday.

Analysis: He has two of each through five games this season.
10/23/2016 Peter Budaj, LA, G
Budaj made 22 saves in a 4-3 shootout win over the Canucks on Saturday.

Analysis: Budaj was pressed into service after Jeff Zatkoff injured his groin in the morning skate. He played in his 300th NHL game and is the third goalie the Kings have used this season. Jonathan Quick also injured his groin in the season opener in San Jose and is expected to miss the next three months. Budaj joined the Kings on a two-way deal last season and played mostly in the minors. The 34-year-old appeared in just one game in the NHL last season.
10/23/2016 Dustin Brown, LA, RW
Brown had a goal with two assists Saturday.

Analysis: After being blanked in the first three games, Brown has four points in the last two.
10/23/2016 Tanner Pearson, LA, LW
Pearson scored for the fourth time this season and got the lone shootout goal, lifting the Los Angeles Kings over the previously unbeaten Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Saturday night.

Analysis: Pearson already has five points in three games on the young season.
10/23/2016 Scott Hartnell, Cls, LW
Hartnell scored his first goal of the season Saturday.

Analysis: The veteran winger a point in three straight games for the Jackets.
10/23/2016 Sergei Bobrovsky, Cls, G
Bobrovksy made 32 saves for his 13th career shutout in Columbus' 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

Analysis: This was a nice effort for Bobrovksy, who yielded nine goals in his first three starts of the new campaign.
10/23/2016 Pekka Rinne, Nsh, G
Rinne missed the Predators' game against Pittsburgh with a bout of food poisoning.

Analysis: Rinne should be back in net Wednesday when the Predators open a five-game road trip in Anaheim.
10/23/2016 Colton Sissons, Nsh, C
Sissons missed the Predators' game against Pittsburgh with a bout of food poisoning.

Analysis: This shouldn't keep him down for more than a game.
10/23/2016 Kevin Fiala, Nsh, LW
Fiala had two goals and helped the illness-riddled Nashville Predators bounce the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Saturday.

Analysis: Don't look for much scoring from Fiala, who didn't have a point in his first four games.
10/23/2016 Viktor Arvidsson, Nsh, LW
Arvidsson had two goals and helped the illness-riddled Nashville Predators bounce the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Saturday.

Analysis: Arvidsson looks like he could have an excellent second season up front for the Preds.
10/23/2016 Juuse Saros, Nsh, G
Stopping 34 of 35 shots, Saros helped the illness-riddled Nashville Predators bounce the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1.

Analysis: Saros started his Saturday in Rockford, Ill., expecting to start between the pipes for the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals. He ended the day in Bridgestone Arena, owner of his first NHL win against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
10/23/2016 Marc-Andre Fleury, Pit, G
Fleury gave up five goals on 23 shots and was pulled after two periods of the Penguins' 5-1 loss to the Predators on Saturday.

Analysis: Fleury had been fairly solid with a .920 save percentage before Saturday, but he looks like someone who could use a night off.
10/23/2016 Eddie Lack, Car, G
Lack gave up six goals on 27 shots in a 6-3 loss to the Flyers on Saturday.

Analysis: Lack has allowed 12 goals on 84 shots so far this season, which isn't going to get it done.
10/23/2016 Jakub Voracek, Phi, RW
Voracek scored a pair of goals in the Flyers' 6-3 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday.

Analysis: Voracek has seven points in five games, a promising start for a former 20-goal scorer.
10/22/2016 Shayne Gostisbehere, Phi, D
Gostisbehere enjoyed a breakout game Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes, recording a goal and two assists in a 6-3 win at the Wells Fargo Center.

Analysis: Gostisbehere was one of the NHL's better offensive defensemen last season, and with five points in five games he's well on his way again.
10/22/2016 Henrik Lundqvist, NYR, G
Lundqvist made 26 saves and the Rangers rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.

Analysis: This was Lundqvist's best game of the season after three in which he posted a sub-.900 save percentage.
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