NHL Recent Player News
|10/26/2014||John-Michael Liles, D|
|Liles is dealing with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: It's unclear how much time he'll miss.
|10/26/2014||Brett Connolly, RW|
|Connolly is out with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: He's considered day to day.
|10/26/2014||J.T. Brown, RW|
|Brown is dealing with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: He's considered day to day.
|10/26/2014||Cam Atkinson, RW|
|Atkinson took a skate to the face from Ryan Kesler and suffered a laceration.
Analysis: The blade narrowly missed Atkinson's eye. It's unclear how much time he'll miss.
|10/25/2014||John Gibson, G|
|Gibson picked up his first win of the season Friday.
Analysis: Following an impressive showing in the 2014 postseason, Gibson began the season as Anaheim's starter. He lost the job, however, after allowing six goals in Anaheim's season-opener. Gibson saved 16 of 17 shots in his first appearance since Oct. 9.
|10/25/2014||Corey Perry, RW|
|Perry picked up a goal and assist Friday in Anaheim's 4-1 win over Columbus.
Analysis: Perry now has an NHL-leading nine goals through eight games.
|10/25/2014||Jordan Eberle, RW|
|Eberle scored two goals and picked up an assist in Edmonton's third consecutive victory.
Analysis: Eberle, who was held scoreless for six games to open the season, finally broke through with his 13th multi-goal game of his career. He scored 28 goals last season.
|10/25/2014||Jonathan Drouin, LW|
|Drouin scored the first goal of his NHL career Friday night in a 4-2 win over Winnipeg.
Analysis: The 19-year-old was drafted third overall by Tampa Bay in the 2013 NHL Draft. He has one goal and two assists in three games this season.
|10/25/2014||Ben Bishop, G|
|Bishop stopped 40 shots in Friday's 4-2 win over Winnipeg.
Analysis: It was a season-high save mark for Bishop, who is now 4-1-1 in six starts.
|10/25/2014||Jamie Benn, LW|
|Benn scored in his fifth consecutive game Friday.
Analysis: Benn also netted the shootout winner, downing New Jersey 3-2. The 25-year-old is following up his 34-goal season in 2013-14 with another productive campaign.
|10/25/2014||Matt Duchene, C|
|Duchene had a goal and two assists Friday.
Analysis: He has two goals and three assists in three games.
|10/25/2014||Jarome Iginla, RW|
|Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Canucks 7-3 on Friday night.
Analysis: Iginla has recorded all seven of his points in the last five games.
|10/24/2014||Jeff Carter, C|
|Carter had a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday night.
Analysis: The L.A. Kings center is off to a promising start with four goals and four assists in seven games.
|10/24/2014||Ryan Miller, G|
|Miller stopped 31 of 32 shots to defeat St. Louis 4-1.
Analysis: Miller rebounded from a five-goal outing by defeating the Blues - his first meeting with his ex-team. Miller has a 2.71 goals against average in five games this season.
|10/24/2014||Niklas Kronwall, D|
|Kronwall scored two goals and added an assist Thursday in Detroit's 3-2 overtime win against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Kronwall scored two goals for the first time since 2010, when he accomplished the feat against Vancouver. The 33-year-old defenseman has 64 goals in his 11-year career.
|10/24/2014||Jared Spurgeon, D|
|Spurgeon had two assists in Thursday's 2-0 win over Arizona.
Analysis: Spurgeon has a goal and three assists in five games this year.
|10/24/2014||Darcy Kuemper, G|
|Kuemper stopped all 26 shots in Thursday's 2-0 win over Arizona, improving to 3-1-0.
Analysis: Kuemper has now posted a shutout in three of four games thus far. He'll carry a remarkable 0.50 GAA into his next start.
|10/24/2014||Simon Despres, D|
|Despres picked up two helpers in Pittsburgh's overtime loss to Detroit Thursday.
Analysis: It was the first two-assist game in Despres' career.
|10/24/2014||Pekka Rinne, G|
|Rinne beat Chicago 3-2 on Thursday, improving to 5-0-1.
Analysis: Rinne has been tremendous for Nashville in the early going, posting a 1.62 GAA and 93.9 save percentage. It's hard to find a hotter goalie in the game.
|10/24/2014||Jonathan Quick, G|
|Quick made 29 saves to set the Kings franchise record with his 33rd career shutout, and Los Angeles beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Thursday night for its fifth consecutive victory.
Analysis: Quick was tested only occasionally while pulling ahead of Rogie Vachon for the franchise lead in shutouts with his second in three games. He has allowed two goals in his last four games and Los Angeles has yielded three while winning the first five games of its six-game homestand, which concludes Sunday against Columbus.
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