Scott Darling G CHI 13 hours ago
Darlining turned aside 31 of 32 shots in Monday's 4-1 win over the Kings.
Yet another impressive performance out of Darling as the lone goal was the first he's allowed in his last six periods in net. The 26-year-old sports impressive numbers with an 8-3-0 record, 1.77 GAA, and .941 save percentage so he's proven to be a reliable spot start option for fantasy owners whenever he gets the starting nod.
Jake Muzzin D LA 13 hours ago
Muzzin potted the team's lone goal in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks.
Muzzin has been on a nice little run of late as he's tallied four points in his last six games and 10 points in 15 March contests. The 26-year-old needs just a pair of points in the team's final six games to reach the 40-point plateau for the first time in his career, and should provide a decent option on the blue line in deeper formats.
Jonathan Quick G LA 13 hours ago
Quick recorded 36 saves but was on the losing end of Monday's 4-1 contest against the Blackhawks.
Quick was peppered with shots all game and has now allowed six goals in his last four periods following his last outing Saturday in which the 29-year-old was pulled after surrendering a pair first period goals. His record drops to 33-21-12 with a 2.30 GAA and .916 and while he's turned in consecutive subpar performances, Quick figures to get the starting nod in most, if not all, of the team's remaining six games in their push for the playoffs.
Vladimir Tarasenko RW STL 14 hours ago
Tarasenko suffered an apparent leg injury in Monday's game against the Canucks, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
It's not exactly clear what type of injury Tarasenko is dealing with, but he was spotted walking with a slight limp following Monday's game. More will be known about Tarasenko's status after he is evaluated by team doctors Tuesday.
Jonathan Bernier G TOR 14 hours ago
James Reimer, not Bernier, will start Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay, according to a report on Toronto's Sportsnet FAN 590. Bernier will instead be in net against Buffalo on Wednesday night.
Neither man is a worthy activation right now given the Leafs' troubles, even against the Sabres. There are no guaranteed wins for this squad.
Nikita Kucherov F TB 14 hours ago
Kucherov hit the 60-point plateau Monday when he scored his 28th goal of the season in a win over Montreal.
Dang -- we underestimated this guy on draft day. But honestly, how many sophomores explode like this? He's among the league leaders in plus-minus (plus-36) and his 60 points put him in a class with Anze Kopitar and Jordan Eberle this season. Use him well.
Andrej Sekera D LA 14 hours ago
Sekera suffered a lower-body injury in the second period of Monday's game against the Blackhawks, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
The extent of Sekera's setback is uncertain, but more will be known about his status after he is examined by team doctors Tuesday.
Zbynek Michalek D STL 14 hours ago
Michalek scored the team's lone goal in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Canucks.
It's just Michalek's third goal of the season (and first as a member of the Blues), ending a drought that dated back to Jan. 31. The 32-year-old has just 10 points on the year, restricting his fantasy value to deeper formats that reward speciality categories such as blocked shots.
Brian Elliott G STL 14 hours ago
Elliott allowed three goals on just 21 shots in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Canucks.
Elliott has now dropped four straight, and Monday's 18 saves actually marked his highest total in that department in his past three games. Jake Allen received consecutive starts last week and despite coach Ken Hitchcock's recent reassurance that Elliott will start the majority of the games down the stretch, it's possible the goalie situation will become more fluid while the 29-year-old struggles.
Shawn Matthias C VAN 15 hours ago
Matthias opened up the scoring with his 18th goal of the season in Monday's 4-1 win over the Blues.
Matthias had gone ice cold after establishing a new career-high point total as Monday's goal marked his first point in seven games. The 27-year-old also creeped closer to an even rating as he now sits a minus-2 on the season, but his value for fantasy purposes lies more in deeper formats.