Carey Price G MON 11 Hrs
Price was sensational Saturday, stopping all 36 shots in a 1-0 win over the Capitals.
The goose egg was the second in a row for Price, who also prevailed 1-0 last game against the Rangers. Since giving up four goals in a tough loss to the Lightning on Jan. 6, the 27-year-old has cranked things up, allowing only seven total goals over the last six games -- a stretch that has bolstered his save percentage to .933 and GAA to 2.03 in 39 appearances this year.
Max Pacioretty LW MON 11 Hrs
Pacioretty sniped his 23rd goal of the season -- his second game-winning tally in as many games -- in Saturday's 1-0 win over the visiting Capitals.
Pacioretty and goaltender Carey Price have been quite the duo over the last two games against Washington and the New York Rangers, with Patches providing 100 percent of Montreal's offense and Price recording back-to-back 1-0 shutouts. Through 48 games this year, the American sharpshooter now has 40 points, an exceptional plus-24 rating, 22 PIM and 178 shots on goal.
Michael Hutchinson G WPG 11 Hrs
Hutchinson was torched for five goals on 32 shots in Saturday's loss to the Stars.
Hutchinson has struggled these past two games, allowing nine goals against. While he may be in a bit of a funk, it's worth noting four of the goals scored by Dallas Saturday came on the power play. Hutchinson's .927 save percentage and 2.15 are among the league's best, but with his recent lackluster play, the Jets are likely to rotate back to Ondrej Pavelec in the team's next outing.
Kari Lehtonen G DAL 11 Hrs
Lehtonen was outstanding Saturday, stopping 36 of 38 shots in a win over Winnipeg.
That's two straight wins for Lehtonen, as his up-and-down season continues. While his rate stats are lacking, he's been steady of late, boosting his record to 21-11-7 on the year. Considering he's played 42 games this season, Lehtonen is a strong fantasy option if you're looking for wins.
Cam Ward G CAR 12 Hrs
Ward gave up four goals on 37 shots in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.
It was the fourth straight loss for Ward, who drops to 11-18-4 on the season. While Khudobin had one bad outing Friday, Ward's lackluster play Saturday could mean that team goes back to Khudobin for the time being. Ward's .913 is decent, but the Hurricanes don't win much, so Ward is hard to count on in fantasy.
Jonas Hiller G CGY 13 Hrs
Hiller had a quiet night Saturday as he only had to make 17 saves in a victory over Edmonton.
Hiller came into the game with a career 15-4-1 record versus the Oilers so one might say the game went according to script. Hiller is having a solid season for Calgary since signing as a free agent but not every game will be a layup from here on out.
Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 13 Hrs
Lundqvist survived a second-period scare and stopped 31 of 32 shots in Saturday's win over the Hurricanes.
It was a scary scene at Madison Square Garden 3:02 into the second period, as Lundqvist stopped a shot with his throat. The 30-year-old fell to the ice, clutching at his neck as he struggled to breathe. Lundqvist stayed in though, picking up his first win in three games. While he's picked up a couple recent loss, Lundqvist has been playing lights out, managing just four losses in his last 19 appearances. He's among the league's top-10 netminders this season with .922 save percentage and 2.23 GAA, making him a must-start every game.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 13 Hrs
Scrivens made 29 saves in the Oilers 4-2 loss to the Flames on Saturday.
Scrivens and the Oilers were handed a 2-0 lead less than 12 minutes into the game but as per usual, couldn't hold onto the lead. Stop me if you heard this before but about the only thing Edmonton has to look forward to this season is another shot at the top lottery pick.
David Jones RW CGY 13 Hrs
Jones had two assists as the Flames won the battle of Alberta over Edmonton 4-2.
Jones had been quiet of late as the helpers were his first points in six games, then again, Jones isn't on the team to light the lamp, but rather to provide the intangibles that NHL teams need to win games.
Mikael Backlund C CGY 13 Hrs
Backlund had two assists as Calgary defeated Edmonton 4-2 on Saturday.
Backlund ends January as hot as he stated it. He finishes the month with five goals and five assists in 10 games and may now be hitting his stride that could take him through the rest of the season.