NHL Recent Player News
|3/28/2015||Thomas Vanek, LW|
|Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild pulled away to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night.
Analysis: Vanek has seven goals and four assists in his last 10 games.
|3/28/2015||Zach Parise, LW|
|Parise scored his 30th goal in a 4-2 win over Calgary on Friday night.
Analysis: Parise reached the 30-goal plateau for the first time in three seasons in Minnesota and tallied his third in four games.
|3/28/2015||Cam Atkinson, RW|
|Atkinson recorded his second career hat trick Friday at Chicago.
Analysis: Atkinson, who also scored three goals on April 5, 2012, at Colorado, has six goals and four assists during Columbus' 8-1-0 run.
|3/28/2015||Ryan Johansen, C|
|Johansen scored his 25th goal and tallied his 40th assist Friday versus Chicago.
Analysis: Johansen has three goals and five assists during an eight-game point streak.
|3/28/2015||Jonathan Toews, C|
|Toews scored his 24th goal Friday against Columbus.
Analysis: Toews has been much more productive at home this season - to an unusual extent. He has 16 goals and 26 assists in 37 home games compared to eight goals and 11 assists in 37 on the road.
|3/28/2015||Brandon Saad, LW|
|Saad scored his 22nd goal in Friday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Though he has 22 goals, Saad's scores haven't come in bunches this season. He's only scored in consecutive games three times.
|3/28/2015||Nick Foligno, LW|
|Foligno registered his 39th assist Friday at Chicago.
Analysis: Foligno has three goals and seven assists over his last 12 games.
|3/28/2015||Tuukka Rask, G|
|Rask left Saturday's game against the New York Rangers 10 seconds into the second period for an unknown reason.
Analysis: Rask skated over to the bench, spoke with coach Claude Julien and headed down the runway to the dressing room. He was replaced by backup Niklas Svedberg with the Bruins ahead 3-0. The team hasn't made an announcement on Rask's status.
|3/27/2015||Logan Couture, C|
|Couture had a goal and an assist in Thursday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: With 60 points, Couture has a chance to match or best his career-high mark of 65 from 2011-12.
|3/27/2015||Patrick Marleau, LW|
|Marleau had two goals and an assist Thursday at Detroit.
Analysis: Though he has slowed down considerably, the 35-year-old Marleau still has a more than respectable 52 points in 74 games this season.
|3/27/2015||Justin Abdelkader, LW|
|Abdelkader scored for the third straight game Thursday against San Jose.
Analysis: Abdelkader has been touting a hot stick down the stretch, scoring nine goals in his last 13 games.
|3/27/2015||Tomas Tatar, LW|
|Tatar scored his 27th goal against the Sharks on Thursday.
Analysis: Tatar has four points in his last five games.
|3/27/2015||Chris Kreider, LW|
|Kreider had two goals and an assist Thursday against the Senators.
Analysis: Kreider has 40 points in 71 games after recording 37 in 66 contests last season.
|3/27/2015||Derek Stepan, C|
|Stepan had two assists Thursday at Ottawa.
Analysis: Stepan has five points in his last three games after a 12-game point drought.
|3/27/2015||Mats Zuccarello, RW|
|Zuccarello had a goal and an assist in Thursday's win at Ottawa.
Analysis: Zuccarello has two goals and four assists in his last four games.
|3/27/2015||Ben Bishop, G|
|Bishop was unceremoniously pulled by coach Jon Cooper on Thursday.
Analysis: Bishop gave up three goals on 11 shots, and was replaced by Andrei Vasilevskiy in the second period.
|3/27/2015||Pekka Rinne, G|
|Rinne notched his 40th win Thursday.
Analysis: Rinne made 28 saves and the goalie has a chance to top his career-best 43 wins in 2011-12.
|3/27/2015||P.K. Subban, D|
|Subban was awful Thursday.
Analysis: Subban is pointless in four straight for his longest drought of the season and fantasy owners have every right to expect better from the superstar.
|3/27/2015||Alec Martinez, D|
|Martinez had two assists as the Los Angeles Kings won their third straight on their road trip by beating the slumping New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night.
Analysis: The performance ended a season-high nine-game point drought for the defenseman.
|3/27/2015||Jim Slater, C|
|Slater had one goal and one assist Thursday.
Analysis: Slater is up to 10 points so he is hardly quality fantasy material.
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