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|10/18/2017||Lars Eller, Was, C|
|Eller sat out Tusday's game with an illness and his status for Friday against Detroit is uncertain.
Analysis: Eller has two assists through six games and has a minus-2 rating.
|10/18/2017||Martin Jones, SJ, G|
|Jones made 28 saves in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Jones began the season with back-to-back losses, allowing four goals in each, before yielding two goals in each of his last two starts and winning both. The Sharks open a five-game road trip Friday in New Jersey, and Jones is 3-1-0 with a 1.44 GAA lifetime against the Devils.
|10/18/2017||Carey Price, Mon, G|
|Price stopped 30 of 34 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks.
Analysis: Price's rough start to the season continued as he dropped a fifth straight start, his longest losing streak since October 2011. He has a 4.00 GAA during this skid.
|10/18/2017||Joe Thornton, SJ, C|
|Thornton scored an empty-netter and had an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Thornton, who had only one point in his first four games of the season, also had two penalty minutes for the second straight contest. Though the 38-year-old has been on the decline for a while, the good news for his fantasy owners is that Thornton remains a big part of San Jose's power play. He spent more than 6 minutes on the ice with the man advantage Tuesday and is second on the team in that category.
|10/18/2017||Shea Weber, Mon, D|
|Weber scored on the power play but finished at a minus-2 in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks.
Analysis: It was the first goal of the season and ended a four-game point drought for Weber, who is a minus-4 in Montreal's last four games.
|10/18/2017||Jonathan Drouin, Mon, C|
|Drouin had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 loss at San Jose.
Analysis: It was Drouin's second straight multipoint game, but he finished at a minus-2 and has posted a minus-5 during Montreal's five-game losing streak. He's yet to score with the man advantage but is averaging 4:05 of ice time on the power play.
|10/18/2017||Joe Pavelski, SJ, C|
|Pavelski had a goal, an assist and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Pavelski finished at a plus-2 after posting a minus-4 and no points in San Jose's previous three games.
|10/18/2017||Logan Couture, SJ, C|
|Couture had two goals, including one on the power play, and two assists in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Couture, who recorded his 24th career multi-goal game, had managed only one point - a power-play goal - through San Jose's first four games. He tied a career high with 11 power-play tallies last season.
|10/18/2017||Malcolm Subban, VGK, G|
|Subban finished with 30 saves in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Golden Knights.
Analysis: Subban, claimed off waivers from Boston on Oct. 3, has won both of Vegas' games since starter Marc-Andre Fleury went on injured reserve list with a concussion.
|10/18/2017||Jack Eichel, Buf, C|
|Eichel had two assists and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's overtime loss to Vegas. He finished at a minus-1 in 23:41 of ice time.
Analysis: It was the third multipoint performance in four games for Eichel, who leads the Sabres with seven assists and is second on the team with eight penalty minutes.
|10/18/2017||Ryan Strome, Edm, C|
|Strome had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Carolina.
Analysis: It was the first points in the fifth game of the season for Strome, who had 13 goals and 30 points last season for the Islanders.
|10/18/2017||Reilly Smith, VGK, RW|
|Smith had a goal, an assist and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sabres.
Analysis: Smith had totaled just two points through his first five games of the season. He's been a fixture on the power play, averaging 3:48 per game among his 18:54 average ice time overall.
|10/18/2017||Mark Letestu, Edm, C|
|Lucic had a goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Carolina.
Analysis: It was the first goal of the season for Lucic, who has taken 14 shots. He had 23 goals last season for his third 20-goal season in the last four years but has a career-low 7.1 shooting percentage this year.
|10/18/2017||Mark Letestu, Edm, C|
|Letestu had a goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Carolina.
Analysis: It was the first goal of the season for the nine-year veteran, who had a career highs of 16 goals and 35 points last season.
|10/18/2017||Evander Kane, Buf, LW|
|Kane had two assists before scoring the tying goal with 8.9 seconds left in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Golden Knights. He got a season-high 24:55 of ice time.
Analysis: It was the third multipoint performance in seven games for Kane, who is one of eight players in the NHL to have compiled at least 10 points. He's well on his way to shattering his previous career high of 57.
|10/18/2017||Elias Lindholm, Car, C|
|Lindholm had a goal in the Hurricanes' 5-3 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday.
Analysis: It was the first goal of the season for Lindholm, who had 11 scores in each of the previous two seasons.
|10/18/2017||Jaccob Slavin, Car, D|
|Slavin had a goal and an assist in the Hurricanes' 5-3 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday.
Analysis: It was the first points of the season for Slavin, who had five goals and 29 assists in 82 games last season while leading Carolina with 161 blocks.
|10/18/2017||Jordan Staal, Car, C|
|Staal had a goal and three assists in the Hurricanes' 5-3 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Staal, who came in without a point, scored a short-handed goal and two of his assists came on the power play.
|10/18/2017||Ryan O'Reilly, Buf, C|
|O'Reilly scored his first two goals of the season - both on the power play - in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Vegas.
Analysis: O'Reilly, who had only two points through Buffalo's first six games, finished at a minus-2 on Tuesday and is at minus-5 for the season. However, he's averaging more than 20 minutes of ice time after getting a career-high 26:56 on Tuesday.
|10/18/2017||Teuvo Teravainen, Car, LW|
|Teravainen had a pair of goals in the Hurricanes' 5-3 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday.
Analysis: It was the first points of the season for Teravainen, who scored once with the extra skater. He is averaging 4:01 of power-play ice time after being at 2:14 last season.
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