NHL Recent Player News
|11/24/2017||Maxime Lagace, VGK, G|
|Lagace stopped 19 of the 23 shots he saw in the first two periods before being pulled in Friday's 5-4 OT win over San Jose.
Analysis: Lagace had allowed just two goals in each of his previous three games.
|11/24/2017||Robin Lehner, Buf, G|
|Lehner stopped 29 of 30 shots in a 3-1 win over Edmonton on Friday.
Analysis: Lehner ended a personal five-game losing streak in which he posted a 3.25 goals-against average. He is 3-0-1 with a 1.72 GAA in his past four starts against the Oilers.
|11/24/2017||Jack Eichel, Buf, C|
|Eichel scored in his second straight game, a 3-1 win over Edmonton on Friday.
Analysis: Eichel has two goals in his last two games after tallying one in his previous 12.
|11/24/2017||Connor McDavid, Edm, C|
|McDavid was held without a point for just the sixth time in 23 games this season Friday in a 3-1 loss at Buffalo.
Analysis: McDavid still leads the Oilers with 28 points, 11 more than the next-closest player on the team.
|11/24/2017||Shea Theodore, VGK, D|
|Theodore had his first goal of the season and notched an assist in Friday's 5-4 OT win over San Jose.
Analysis: The defenseman was playing in his seventh game since being recalled.
|11/24/2017||Reilly Smith, VGK, RW|
|Smith had an assist in Friday's 5-4 OT win over the Sharks.
Analysis: Smith now has a goal and four assists during a four-game point streak. He is up to 12 assists on the season - 10 fewer than he had in 80 games last year for Florida.
|11/24/2017||James Neal, VGK, RW|
|Neal had a goal and an assist to help Vegas to a 5-4 overtime victory over the Sharks on Friday.
Analysis: It was the second straight game Neal notched a goal and an assist, and he now has five scores and nine points in his last nine contests.
|11/24/2017||Jonathan Marchessault, VGK, C|
|Marchessault jammed in a goal from the left side of the net at 1:21 of overtime to give Vegas a 5-4 victory over the Sharks on Friday.
Analysis: Marchessault also had two assists for his second straight game with a goal and two assists.
|11/24/2017||William Karlsson, VGK, C|
|Karlsson scored two goals for Vegas in Friday's 5-4 OT win over San Jose.
Analysis: Karlsson has been on an absolute tear, tallying six goals and two assists in his last four games and eight scores in his last six contests.
|11/24/2017||Ryan Miller, Anh, G|
|Miller (lower body) has been removed from IR.
Analysis: Miller is expected to start Saturday in Los Angeles.
|11/24/2017||Andrei Vasilevskiy, TB, G|
|Vasilevskiy stopped 35 of 37 shots in Friday's 3-1 loss at Washington.
Analysis: It was just the fourth loss in 18 starts and second in three games for Vasilevskiy. However, he has not allowed more than two goals in five of his last six outings while posting a .942 save percentage.
|11/24/2017||Vladislav Namestnikov, TB, C|
|Namestnikov scored a power-play goal and had two penalty minutes in Friday's 3-1 loss at Washington.
Analysis: Namestnikov's 10th goal - five of which have come with the man advantage - matches his total from 74 games last season. In his last 10 games, he has six goals, five assists and 15 PIM.
|11/24/2017||Jay Beagle, Was, C|
|Beagle had a goal and an assist in Friday's win over the Lightning and posted a plus-2.
Analysis: Beagle finally recorded his 100th career point after going 10 straight games without one.
|11/24/2017||Alex Ovechkin, Was, LW|
|Ovechkin had a goal on a season-high nine shots in Friday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.
Analysis: Ovechkin's second goal in two games and team-best 15th overall followed a six-game drought. His resurgence comes after coach Barry Trotz placed Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the same line Wednesday night for the first time this season. Ovechkin has 573 goals, tied with Mike Bossy for 21st on the career list.
|11/24/2017||Connor Hellebuyck, Wpg, G|
|Hellebuyck made 30 saves in Friday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.
Analysis: Hellebuyck improved his record to 12-2-2 with a 2.36 GAA, allowing no more than two goals in four of his last five starts. However, Jets coach Paul Maurice announced after the game that Steve Mason will get the start Saturday at HP Pavilion against the San Jose Sharks.
|11/24/2017||John Gibson, Anh, G|
|Gibson turned aside 32 of 35 shots in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Jets.
Analysis: Gibson has faced at least 35 shots in five straight starts, posting a .940 save percentage but winning just twice.
|11/24/2017||Bryan Little, Wpg, C|
|Little finished with a power-play goal, two assists and a plus-1 in Friday's win over the Ducks.
Analysis: Maybe this performance can finally get the 11-year veteran going. He had only two goals and seven assists through his first 21 games of the season.
|11/24/2017||Nikolaj Ehlers, Wpg, LW|
|Ehlers scored two goals in the game's first 5 minutes, including one on the power play, and later added an assist as the Jets beat the Ducks 4-1 on Friday.
Analysis: Ehlers ended an eight-game goal drought in a big way and pushed his season total to 10. One of his goals Friday was his fourth game-winner of the season, matching his total from his first two NHL seasons combined.
|11/24/2017||Wayne Simmonds, Phi, RW|
|Simmonds finally found the back of the net Friday and had two penalty minutes.
Analysis: Simmonds, who has had at least 28 goals in five different seasons, had gone 14 consecutive games without scoring. He posted a minus-7 during that drought.
|11/24/2017||Claude Giroux, Phi, C|
|Giroux had a goal and an assist while finishing at a plus-3 in Friday's overtime loss to the Islanders.
Analysis: Giroux scored his 10th goal of the season and first in seven games. Still, he has 11 points and a plus-9 in his last 10 games.
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