NHL Recent Player News
|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.
|10/22/2016||Jimmy Vesey, NYR, LW|
|Vesey scored twice and the Rangers rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.
Analysis: Last year at this time, Vesey was playing at Harvard. Now he's part of a Rangers team that has 19 goals in five games. "Some of the plays he made tonight were at a really high level," linemate Derek Stepan said of Vesey. "And as he kind of gets used to his linemates ... he's getting more comfortable and more confident. He's going to be a big part of our group."
|10/22/2016||William Nylander, Tor, C|
|Nylander scored twice for his first multi-goal game in Saturday's loss to Chicago.
Analysis: Nylander has been on a tear since tallying two assists in the season opener. Through five games, he has three goals and four assists.
|10/22/2016||Matt Duchene, Col, C|
|Duchene was productive for the second straight game with a goal and an assist in a 5-2 loss at Florida on Saturday.
Analysis: After going the first three games without a point, Duchene has three goals and two assists in the past two. He registered a season-high five shots Saturday.
|10/22/2016||Artem Anisimov, Chi, C|
|Anisimov had a pair of goals in Saturday's win over the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Six games into the season, Anisimov has four goals and four assists.
|10/22/2016||Jonathan Marchessault, Fla, C|
|Marchessault had a goal and an assist Saturday in a 5-2 win over Colorado.
Analysis: With three goals and four assists in five games, Marchessault appears well on his way to far surpassing the 18 points he had in 45 games last season.
|10/22/2016||Shane Harper, Fla, RW|
|Harper scored the first two goals of his career in Saturday's 5-2 win over Colorado.
Analysis: Harper played in the minors for the past seven years and notched 340 games in the AHL.
|10/22/2016||Brian Campbell, Chi, D|
|Campbell had three assists in Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Campbell's three assists were his most since March 15, 2012.
|10/22/2016||Joel Eriksson Ek, Min, C|
|Eriksson Ek made his NHL debut a memorable one, scoring Minnesota's lone goal in a 2-1 OT loss at New Jersey.
Analysis: Eriksson Ek, the 20th overall pick in the 2015 draft, centered the fourth line with Jason Zucker and Teemu Pulkkinen.
|10/22/2016||Artemi Panarin, Chi, LW|
|Panarin had two assists and scored in the shootout to lift the Blackhawks to a 5-4 victory over the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Analysis: Panarin has two goals and three assists in his last three games.
|10/22/2016||Adam Henrique, NJ, C|
|Henrique notched his first point of the season with an assist on Taylor Hall's OT goal Saturday in a 2-1 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Henrique had a career-high 30 goals last season so the Devils need him to be a consistent producer. He's totaled just five shots in five games.
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