Corey Crawford G CHI 2 Days
Crawford didn't even last the entirety of the first period Tuesday, getting yanked after allowing three goals on 13 shots against the Jet.
Antti Raanta delivered credible work in relief, but couldn't prevent the loss. Crawford's now turned in a so-so outing and a poor outing in two games since returning from injured reserve, and if you have other options, it might be wise to let him turn in a good game before reinserting him into your lineup.
Michael Hutchinson G WPG 2 Days
Hutchinson stopped 38 shots in Tuesday's 5-1 road beating of the Blackhawks.
We already knew that Hutchinson was a better choice than Ondrej Pavelec, but marching into Chicago and dominating the Blackhawks for the second time this year? That's a whole other story. Hutchinson has been absolutely amazing for the Jets, with wins in four of his last five and an NHL-leading .944 save mark. Roll him out with confidence whenever he starts.
Connor Murphy D PHO 2 Days
Murphy put a stop to his 11-game point drought Tuesday, notching an assist and going plus-4 with two PIM in a win over Edmonton.
The few fantasy owners rolling Gormley out in their lineups surely appreciated that plus-4, which eliminated nearly half his deficit, but his offensive production has been sparse at best; he owns all of five points in 29 games on the year.
Brandon Gormley D PHO 2 Days
Gormley scored a goal, handed out an assist and went plus-4 Tuesday in his first game back with the Coyotes since being recalled from his AHL conditioning assignment.
He'd been out for more than a month thanks to a lower-body injury, dating back to another game against Edmonton back on Nov. 16, when Gormley also scored a goal. In such a small sample, it's hard to say whether Gormley's three points in seven games represent offensive advancement or statistical noise, but we'll be monitoring the former No. 13 overall pick.
Martin Erat RW PHO 2 Days
Erat scored a goal, added an assist and went plus-4 Tuesday against the Oilers.
The veteran winger doesn't find the scoresheet reliably -- he'd managed just a lone assist over the prior seven games -- though his 30 PIM and 44 hits give him a shade of value in deep specialty formats.
Martin Hanzal C PHO 2 Days
Hanzal handed out three assists and went plus-4 in Tuesday's rout of the Oilers.
The fine outing marks Hanzal's first multi-point effort since his Nov. 14 hat trick against Vancouver, and just his third of the year overall. Those three games have accounted for nearly half of Hanzal's 17 points on the season, and yet even with that degree of inconsistency, he's essentially duplicating last year's scoring rate.
Sam Gagner C PHO 2 Days
Gagner unloaded on his old Oilers mates Tuesday, racking up two goals on five shots, two assists, a plus-4 rating and two PIM in a 5-1 victory.
The Oilers had held Gagner to just a single point over his first three games against them in his first season outside of an Edmonton sweater, but he finally got his revenge in this one. While things have otherwise been slow for Gagner - he entered play Tuesday with just three points over his prior 11 games -- he's been picking it up lately, having found his way onto the scoresheet in three of the last four. Maybe with another few four-point games, he'll become fantasy-relevant again.
Ben Scrivens G EDM 2 Days
Scrivens lasted only five minutes into Tuesday's start against the Coyotes, as he was pulled after giving up two goals on the first three shots he faced in an eventual 5-1 loss.
Viktor Fasth wasn't very good in relief, but at least he put up a save mark higher than .333. Scrivens has been fairly awful over the last three games -- with a big shout-out to his awful defense -- as he's given up 11 goals on just 78 shots. He remains without a win since Dec. 7, and before that since Oct. 27, so Scrivens is about as bad a fantasy option in goal as there is out there.
Devan Dubnyk G PHO 2 Days
Dubnyk put a stop to 26 of 27 shots Tuesday to deliver another win over his old Oilers mates.
Dubnyk has absolutely reveled in playing Edmonton this year -- he's made three starts against the Oil, giving up three goals on 93 shots for a 3-0 record, 0.97 GAA and .968 save percentage. Of course, everyone beats up on the Oilers these days, so we'll be looking for Dubnyk to maintain this level of success when the Coyotes are back in action Saturday against Anaheim, assuming they don't go back to Mike Smith in net. And why would they?
Ryan O'Reilly C COL 2 Days
O'Reilly scored a goal and tacked on an assist -- both on the power play -- in Tuesday's win over the Blues.
A strong outing for the talented center, who hadn't picked up a power-play point since nabbing two back on Nov. 1 against these same Blues. On the dark side of things, he's been struggling mightily on faceoffs lately, including going 5-for-15 on Tuesday.