NHL Recent Player News
|12/21/2014||Nick Spaling, C|
|Spaling had a goal and an assist in Saturday's victory against the Panthers.
Analysis: Spaling has two goals and four assists over his last six games.
|12/21/2014||Steve Downie, RW|
|Downie had two assists in Saturday's win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Downie, normally more of an enforcer, has been a big part of Pittsburgh's offense lately. He has two goals and five assists over his last six games.
|12/21/2014||Sidney Crosby, C|
|Crosby scored his 10th goal in Saturday's win over Florida, snapping an eight-game drought without one.
Analysis: Crosby has been relatively quiet with three points in his last seven games.
|12/21/2014||Justin Faulk, D|
|Faulk was credited with his 14th assist in Saturday's shootout loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: Faulk has three goals and two assists in his last six games for Carolina.
|12/21/2014||Mats Zuccarello, RW|
|Zuccarello had his ninth assist in Saturday's shootout win at Carolina.
Analysis: Zuccarello has two goals and three assists over his last five games after recording two points in his previous nine.
|12/21/2014||Derek Stepan, C|
|Stepan tallied his 14th assist of the season in Saturday's shootout win at Carolina.
Analysis: Stepan has had quite the impact since missing the season's first 12 games due to a broken fibula, putting up 17 points in 18 games.
|12/21/2014||Alex Ovechkin, RW|
|Ovechkin scored his 15th goal in Saturday's win at New Jersey.
Analysis: Ovechkin hadn't found the net in his previous four games despite recording 28 shots. He fired five shots Saturday.
|12/21/2014||John Carlson, D|
|Carlson had two assists in Saturday's win at New Jersey.
Analysis: Carlson has two goals and 10 assists over his last 11 games.
|12/21/2014||Nicklas Backstrom, C|
|Backstrom scored twice and added an assist in Saturday's win at New Jersey.
Analysis: Backstrom has five goals and four assists over his last six games, pushing his season point total to a team-leading 34.
|12/21/2014||Braden Holtby, G|
|Holtby recorded his second shutout of the season, stopping 21 shots in Saturday's win at New Jersey.
Analysis: Holtby is 6-0-2 over his last eight starts with a 1.84 goals-against average.
|12/21/2014||Tomas Plekanec, C|
|Plekanec scored his 10th goal in Saturday's win against Ottawa.
Analysis: Plekanec seems to enjoy playing the Senators, recording three goals and five assists in his last seven meetings.
|12/21/2014||Max Pacioretty, LW|
|Pacioretty had two assists in Saturday's win over the Senators.
Analysis: Pacioretty, who has seven points in his last five games, leads Montreal with 27 points on the season.
|12/21/2014||Alex Galchenyuk, C|
|Galchenyuk scored his 10th goal in Saturday's win over Ottawa.
Analysis: Galchenyuk has six points over his last three games.
|12/21/2014||Anze Kopitar, C|
|Kopitar had three assists in Saturday's win over Arizona.
Analysis: Kopitar has a ridiculous eight assists over his last three games. He had recorded two assists in his previous 12 contests.
|12/21/2014||Marian Gaborik, RW|
|Gaborik stayed red hot with his 10th goal and sixth assist of the season in Saturday's win over Arizona.
Analysis: Gaborik has six goals and two assists during a four-game point streak.
|12/21/2014||Jeff Carter, C|
|Carter scored his ninth goal in Saturday's win over Arizona.
Analysis: Carter has goals in back-to-back games after going 13 games without a goal.
|12/21/2014||Martin Hanzal, C|
|Hanzal ended a five-game drought without a point by scoring his sixth goal in Saturday's loss at Los Angeles.
Analysis: Hanzal has 14 points in 25 games.
|12/21/2014||Matt Read, RW|
|Read had two assists in a 7-4 win against Toronto on Saturday night.
Analysis: The Philadelphia forward has one goal and four assists in his last five games. He has three goals and 10 assists in 32 contests this season.
|12/21/2014||Michael Raffl, LW|
|Raffl had a goal and an assist in a 7-4 win over Toronto on Saturday night.
Analysis: The Philadelphia forward had two goals in his prior 13 games. He has scored a career high-tying nine times and has two assists in 24 contests this season.
|12/21/2014||Sean Couturier, C|
|Couturier had a goal and an assist in a 7-4 win over Toronto on Saturday night.
Analysis: The Philadelphia Flyers center has four goals and five assists in his nine games this month. He has eight goals and nine assists in 32 contests this season.
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