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Date Player
3/24/2017 Connor Hellebuyck, Wpg, G
Hellebuyck had another rough outing Thursday, allowing five goals on 36 shots in a loss at Los Angeles.

Analysis: The 23-year-old has an abysmal 4.61 GAA in his last six starts, allowing exactly five goals in half of them.
3/24/2017 Tanner Pearson, LA, LW
Pearson scored his first short-handed goal of the season Thursday.

Analysis: It was Pearson's 23rd goal overall but his first in nine games. He had gone five straight games without a point.
3/24/2017 Anze Kopitar, LA, C
Kopitar had a goal and an assist - both on the power play - in Thursday's win over Winnipeg.

Analysis: The 11-year veteran has come alive in March with five goals and five assists in 10 games. He had only six goals through his first 57 games of the season.
3/24/2017 Drew Doughty, LA, D
Doughty had a goal and an assist - both on the power play - along with two penalty minutes Thursday.

Analysis: Doughty's goal was his first since Jan. 21 and gave him nine for the season. Eight of his nine points since Feb. 15 have come at home.
3/24/2017 Mathieu Perreault, Wpg, C
Perreault had another goal and an assist Thursday.

Analysis: Perreault has racked up three goals and four assists in his last four games after going four straight without a point.
3/24/2017 Patrik Laine, Wpg, RW
Laine scored on the power play Thursday.

Analysis: Laine upped his team lead to 34 goals - tops among all rookies - and he also leads Winnipeg with nine power-play goals.
3/24/2017 Mark Scheifele, Wpg, C
Mark Scheifele had an assist Thursday for the fifth game in a row.

Analysis: Seven of Scheifele's team-leading 75 points have come in his last five games.
3/24/2017 Zach Parise, Min, LW
Parise stayed hot with his 17th goal of the season just over 2 minutes into the game on Thursday.

Analysis: Parise has a goal and four assists over his last four games.
3/24/2017 Matt Read, Phi, RW
Read scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Steve Mason stopped 24 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Wild 3-1 Thursday night.

Analysis: Read could be trending in the right direction with a goal in each of his last two games.
3/24/2017 Steve Mason, Phi, G
Mason stopped 24 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Wild 3-1 Thursday night.

Analysis: Mason has been solid with a 6-4-1 record and a 2.14 goals-against average over his last 11 starts.
3/24/2017 Ryan White, Min, C
White was scratched Thursday due to the flu.

Analysis: He's likely day-to-day at this point.
3/24/2017 Sean Couturier, Phi, C
Couturier scored in Thursday's 3-1 win over the struggling Wild.

Analysis: Philadelphia tied it with 2:01 left in the first on Couturier's 12th goal of the season.
3/24/2017 Cam Talbot, Edm, G
Talbot was pulled for the second straight game Thursday, allowing four goals on 15 shots through two periods.

Analysis: Talbot was starting for a second straight night, having given up four goals in less than two periods at Anaheim on Wednesday. In his previous two starts, however, he shut out the Canucks and Kings. He's made a league-leading 67 starts, so it's possible Talbot is a bit worn down at this point.
3/24/2017 Mikko Rantanen, Col, RW
Rantanen scored twice in Thursday's loss to Edmonton.

Analysis: Rantanen halted a 14-game goal drought, a stretch during which he had only two points. Still, his 16 goals put him only one behind Matt Duchene for the team lead.
3/24/2017 Nathan MacKinnon, Col, C
MacKinnon recorded two assists in Thursday's loss to Edmonton.

Analysis: Though MacKinnon tops Colorado with 47 points, he's had a quiet second half of the season. Thursday marked his first multipoint game in nearly a month, and in his last 21 games, MacKinnon has just three goals with six assists.
3/24/2017 Ryan Ellis, Nsh, D
Ellis scored a goal to help the Nashville Predators beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday night.

Analysis: Ellis is heating up with three goals and two assists over his last three games.
3/24/2017 Connor McDavid, Edm, C
McDavid didn't score any of Edmonton's seven goals in Thursday's win at Colorado but did assist on two of them.

Analysis: McDavid upped his league-leading totals to 61 assists and 87 points, six ahead of Sidney Crosby in the scoring race. Twelve of McDavid's points have come in his last six games.
3/24/2017 Leon Draisaitl, Edm, C
Draisaitl finished with a goal, an assist and two penalty minutes Thursday.

Analysis: It was the sixth consecutive two-point game for Draisaitl, who has climbed to 10th in the NHL with 69 points.
3/24/2017 Colton Sissons, Nsh, C
Called upon to play a bigger role, Sissons did not disappoint. Sissons scored a goal to lead the Nashville Predators over the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday night.

Analysis: Predators captain Mike Fisher missed the game with a lower-body injury, so Sissons moved up to center Nashville's second line between Wilson and Smith. Sissons was a healthy scratch for seven games between Feb. 23 and March 7, but has been back in the lineup for the last seven.
3/24/2017 Jordan Eberle, Edm, RW
Eberle scored twice in Edmonton's five-goal third period and also added an assist in Thursday's win over Colorado.

Analysis: Eberle had failed to record a point in his previous three games and didn't have a goal in his previous eight. He's now up to 45 points in what has mostly been a disappointing season.
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