NHL Recent Player News
|11/26/2015||Max Pacioretty, Mon, LW|
|Pacioretty had a goal and an assist Wednesday against the Rangers.
Analysis: Pacioretty is riding an impressive hot streak with five goals and six assists over his last nine games.
|11/26/2015||Alex Galchenyuk, Mon, C|
|Galchenyuk scored his fourth goal of the season and added his 11th assist Wednesday against the Rangers.
Analysis: Galchenyuk has recorded at least one point in a season-high three straight games after going without a point in four straight.
|11/26/2015||Evgeni Malkin, Pit, C|
|Malkin had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win against St. Louis.
Analysis: Malkin is lighting it up lately with four goals and three assists in his last four games.
|11/26/2015||Kris Letang, Pit, D|
|Letang recorded his 11th and 12th assists Wednesday against the Blues.
Analysis: Letang has nine assists over his last 10 games.
|11/26/2015||Sidney Crosby, Pit, C|
|Crosby scored twice in Wednesday's victory against St. Louis.
Analysis: Crosby came in with only three goals in 20 games, so perhaps the multigoal performance will get him going.
|11/26/2015||Anthony Duclair, Ari, LW|
|Duclair extended his point streak to five games with a goal in Wednesday's win over Anaheim.
Analysis: The 20-year-old has two goals and four assists over the run, and is tied for the team lead with eight goals.
|11/26/2015||Alexander Steen, StL, LW|
|Steen assisted on two goals in Wednesday's overtime loss at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Steen is without a goal in nine straight games, though he has six assists in his last seven.
|11/26/2015||Alex Ovechkin, Was, LW|
|Ovechkin scored his 11th goal in Wednesday's victory against Winnipeg.
Analysis: Ovechkin has scored three times in his last four games after going four straight without a goal.
|11/26/2015||Ryan Kesler, Anh, C|
|Kesler scored for a second straight game in Wednesday's loss at Arizona.
Analysis: It's a good sign after Kesler's miserable start. He had just one goal through the first 21 games and has produced only nine points with a minus-11 rating this season.
|11/26/2015||Evgeny Kuznetsov, Was, C|
|Kuznetsov had a goal and two assists Wednesday against Winnipeg.
Analysis: It was the second such performance in three games for Kuznetsov, who appears to be breaking through with 24 points in only 21 games.
|11/26/2015||Nicklas Backstrom, Was, C|
|Backstrom had a goal and an assist Wednesday against the Jets.
Analysis: Backstrom has two goals and four assists in his last five games.
|11/26/2015||Bryan Little, Wpg, C|
|Little ended a three-game point drought with two assists Wednesday against the Capitals.
Analysis: Already at 11 assists through 23 games, Little should easily surpass his 28 assists from a season ago.
|11/26/2015||Andrew Ladd, Wpg, LW|
|Ladd had a goal and an assist Wednesday at Washington for his fourth multipoint effort this season.
Analysis: Ladd is up to five goals and 10 assists through 23 contests.
|11/26/2015||Antoine Vermette, Ari, C|
|Vermette recorded two goals in Wednesday's win over Anaheim.
Analysis: The goals were the veteran's first two of the season, so don't be in a rush to claim him off the wire.
|11/26/2015||Mike Smith, Ari, G|
|Smith kept his strong run going by stopping 29 of 31 shots in Wednesday's win over Anaheim.
Analysis: Smith was sharp in his first start in six days and now has won four of his last five outings while yielding two goals or less in each of those victories.
|11/26/2015||Mikko Koivu, Min, C|
|Koivu extended his point streak to seven games Wednesday night with two assists in a 3-2 loss to Vancouver.
Analysis: The Minnesota captain has one goal and seven assists during his run.
|11/26/2015||Daniel Sedin, Van, LW|
|Sedin extended his point streak to six games Wednesday night with two assists in a 3-2 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Sedin has five goals and five assists during his run.
|11/26/2015||Kari Lehtonen, Dal, G|
|The Stars have placed goalie Kari Lehtonen on the injured list, clearing the way for prospect Jack Campbell to back up Antti Niemi.
Analysis: Lehtonen replaced Niemi in the second period of Tuesday's loss to Ottawa but left after just 8 minutes with an upper-body injury.
|11/26/2015||Radim Vrbata, Van, RW|
|Vrbata scored two goals in a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Vrbata has three goals in his past two games, matching his output from his first 19 contests this season. He scored 31 goals - second-most in his career - in his first season in Vancouver.
|11/26/2015||Kyle Okposo, NYI, RW|
|Okposo kept the good times rolling Wednesday.
Analysis: Okposo scored to give him eight points in a six-game run.
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