Zach Parise LW MIN 1 Hr
Parise was the whole of the Minnesota offense Thursday, scoring his 20th of the year in the first period to provide the difference in a 1-0 win over Calgary.
And so Parise reaches 20 goals for the seventh time in his career. Assuming he stays healthy, this should also end up as his sixth 30-goal campaign. He's on a goal-per-game pace over the last six.
Jonas Hiller G CGY 1 Hr
Hiller allowed just a first-period Zach Parise goal on 32 shots, but that was enough in Thursday's 1-0 loss to Minnesota.
That's Hiller's second consecutive one-goal outing, and it marks his highest save percentage in a start (.969) since he shut out Carolina way back on Oct. 23.
Devan Dubnyk G MIN 2 Hrs
Dubnyk spun a 30-save shutout of the Flames on Thursday, making Zach Parise's first-period tally hold up for a 1-0 win.
A strong outing for Dubnyk, all the moreso because it's his first win against a quality opponent since joining the Wild. He's now 4-1-0 with two shutouts in six starts with his new team.
Max Pacioretty LW MON 2 Hrs
Pacioretty broke a scoreless tie with 4:17 remaining in the third period Thursday to deliver a 1-0 win over the Rangers.
Although Pacioretty's goal-scoring rate has dropped just a little this year -- hey, cut the guy a break, he still has 22 -- his assists are up, and he's on pace to exceed his career high in points (65, set in 2011-12).
Jhonas Enroth G BUF 2 Hrs
Enroth allowed three goals on 29 shots in a 3-2 loss to Edmonton on Thursday.
Enroth was good but not spectacular as the Sabres extended their losing streak and remain winless in January. Enroth said he wanted to start all of the team's road games on this current trip but with that kind of performance head coach Ted Nolan will give Matt Hackett a look. Enroth is now 11-19-2 on the season and will likely sit Friday against Vancouver. If he starts, he could be in for another tough night against one of the Pacific Division's better teams.
Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 2 Hrs
Lundqvist matched zeroes with Montreal's Carey Price deep into the third period Thursday, but surrendered the only goal of the game to Max Pacioretty with 4:17 remaining. He made 25 saves.
Unfortunately for Lundqvist, the Rangers' offense has been predictable and distinctly stoppable over the last two games, as they've wasted a pair of terrific performances in a row from their star netminder. This is the first time Lundqvist's lost consecutive games in regulation since Oct. 12 and 14 -- the second and third games of the season.
Carey Price G MON 2 Hrs
Price stopped all 24 shots the Rangers sent his way Thursday and was the beneficiary of Max Pacioretty's late-third-period goal, giving him a 1-0 win.
New York's offense is struggling a little right now, and Price took advantage to pick up his fourth consecutive win. He continues to post some of the finest numbers in fantasy, as he's among the top five netminders in GAA, save percentage and wins.
Brian Gionta RW BUF 2 Hrs
Gionta notched two assists in a 3-2 loss to Edmonton on Thursday.
Gionta snapped a five-game pointless streak and notched his first multi-point game since Nov. 18. The Sabres captain has struggled all season and admitted it was tough to see his team keep losing while he was sidelined with a head injury. The Sabres are still winless in January and Gionta has just 13 points in 36 games. The former 48-goal scorer and six-time 20-goal scorer has really become a fringe fantasy asset.
Tyler Myers D BUF 3 Hrs
Myers suffered an injury blocking a shot Thursday, but is expected to play Friday against the Canucks, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.
Myers reportedly blocked a shot off his ankle, but appears to be on track to play Friday, indicating the injury isn't serious. If by some chance he is unavailable Friday, he should receive an updated status prior to Friday's opening faceoff.
Justin Fontaine RW MIN 3 Hrs
Fontaine sufferered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against the Flames, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Fontaine's injury apparently went undetected at first, but coach Mike Yeo indicated that he suffered one at some point during the third period. The Wild don't play again until Sunday, giving him three days to rest, but his status should be checked prior to the game.