A good night for goaltenders (again!); Quick on a roll for Kings, Domingue lifts Coyotes, Sharp continues his streak, fantasy and more in Scott Cullen's Statistically Speaking.
Jonathan Quick - With 25 saves on 26 shots in a 2-1 win against Toronto, the Kings goaltender has a .967 save percentage in his past five games, giving him a .924 save percentage in 33 games this season - the second-best save percentage of his career.
Louis Domingue - Arizona's rookie goaltender is getting comfortable in the crease and stopped 25 of 26 shots to earn a 2-1 win at Calgary. He has a .930 save percentage in nine appearances this season.
Patrick Sharp - The veteran Stars winger extended his point streak to 11 games with an assist in a 2-1 win over Winnipeg. With 14 points (8 G, 6 A) during the streak, he's up to 36 points in 43 games this season.
Charlie Coyle - The Wild winger had a rough night in a 4-3 OT loss to Philadelphia, on the ice for six shots for and 23 against (20.7 SAT%) as well as two Flyers goals.
Craig Anderson - Allowed three goals on just 16 shots in a 3-2 home loss against Florida. He has a .910 save percentage over his past 17 games.
James Reimer - Started his first game for the Maple Leafs since December 3, and stopped 39 of 41 shots in a 2-1 loss in L.A.
Shayne Gostisbehere - Philadelphia's rookie blueliner left a 4-3 win at Minnesota early with a lower-body injury.
Vincent Lecavalier - In his first game for the Kings, the veteran centre played fourth-line minutes (9:24), but registered an assist in a 2-1 win vs. Toronto.
Max McCormick - The Senators rookie winger, who was a sixth-round pick in 2011, scored his first NHL goal, in his 10th career game, a 3-2 loss to Florida.
Capitals C Nicklas Backstrom recorded a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win at the Islanders, giving him six points (2 G, 4 A) in the past six games…Panthers LW Jonathan Huberdeau contributed two assists in a 3-2 win at Ottawa, and has 14 points (2 G, 12 A) in the past 13 games…Flyers D Michael Del Zotto scored a pair of goals, including the overtime winner in Philadelphia's 4-3 victory at Minnesota. He had no points in the previous seven games…Flyers LW Brayden Schenn assisted on two goals at the Wild, and has six points (2 G, 4 A) in the past three games…Senators RW Chris Neil delivered a strong possession game (12 for, 0 against, 100.0 SAT%) in a 3-2 loss to Florida...Flyers C Scott Laughton and LW R.J. Umberger dominated play against Minnesota. When they were on the ice together they registered 16 shot attempts, with none against.
Capitals G Braden Holtby stopped 34 of 35 shots in the win at Brooklyn, lifting his save percentage to .933 in 33 games…Jets G Connor Hellebuyck turned aside 23 of 24 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss at Dallas, giving him a .937 save percentage in 14 games since getting called up…Flames G Karri Ramo turned aside 31 of 33 shots in a 2-1 loss to Arizona; he has a .937 save percentage in his past dozen games…Red Wings G Petr Mrazek stopped 35 of 36 shots in a 2-1 win at San Jose, giving him a .935 save percentage in his past 11 games.
Digging deep onsc the waiver wire, here are some productive players owned in less than 20% of TSN leagues:
Sean Couturier - Starting to contribute offensively for the Flyers, after a slow start, the 23-year-old centre scored a goal at Minnesota and has 10 points (5 G, 5 A) in the past nine games. Owned: 6.2%
Benoit Pouliot - The Oilers winger has five points (3 G, 2 A) in the past five games, and might have some upside if Connor McDavid returns to the Edmonton lineup soon. Owned: 4.8%
Tobias Rieder - Arizona's second-year winger has five assists in the past five games and is one of three Coyotes forwards averaging more than 18 minutes per game. Owned: 11.7%
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