Pekka Rinne G NSH 13 hours ago
Rinne made 25 saves on 26 shots in a 7-1 win over the Canucks on Wednesday.
The Preds didn't need Rinne to have a great game to get the win here, but he decided to stand on his head anyway. The big Finn already had a 2.40 GAA and a .926 save percentage before this outing, so chalk this up as another fine outing for him.
Craig Anderson G OTT 14 hours ago
Anderson stopped 27 of 29 shots in a 3-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.
It's Anderson's best performance as a starter in almost a month, as he hadn't had a save percentage better than .917 as a starter since Nov. 19, also against the Rangers. If Anderson is back on form, it'll be huge for a struggling Senators squad as well as his owners, but he's got to show this form against someone besides New York before owners can trust him.
Zack Smith C OTT 14 hours ago
Smith's third-period goal iced a 3-2 win over New York on Wednesday.
Smith hasn't provided much of anything when he's been on the ice this year, as his minus-13 is a career-worst in plus/minus and the points simply haven't been there most nights. The goal is encouraging, but he's going to have to show he can find the scoresheet more often than once every six or seven games before he's worthy of being on your roster.
Bobby Ryan RW OTT 14 hours ago
Ryan had a goal and assist in a 3-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.
Ryan has two goals this season. Coincidentally, they've come against both New York teams, as his other goal was Dec. 1 against the Islanders. Not coincidentally, the games Ryan has scored in are the only games that Ottawa has won since the Senators returned from Sweden. Put simply, the Senators need Ryan contributing if they're going to get anywhere this year, and his owners as well as the Sens will be hoping this two-point night gets him going.
Michael Grabner RW NYR 14 hours ago
Grabner had his team's first goal Wednesday in a 3-2 loss to Ottawa.
Grabner might seem streaky because he's almost all goals (15 vs. two assists), but the reality is he hasn't gone more than three games without a goal since the end of October. Grabner might be a one-note contributor, but so far, owners have been able to count on that contribution at least once a week.
Chris Kreider LW NYR 14 hours ago
Kreider broke a three-game scoring drought with a helper in a 3-2 defeat to Ottawa.
Kreider has the talent to produce some big numbers, but he's gone six games without a goal now and has only produced two assists in December. We've seen his production come and go in streaks this year, so it might be worth a gamble to buy low on him for when his next streak comes, if your bench has space available.
Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 15 hours ago
Lundqvist made 27 saves on 30 shots in a 3-2 loss to Ottawa on Wednesday.
Lundqvist hasn't been quite as strong on the road in December, winning both starts in the Garden but losing to Washington and Ottawa on the road and posting a .900 save percentage in both defeats. It's not his fault that he's faced 70 shots in those two games, but he does need to get his road performances up to the level that he's shown in Manhattan for both the Rangers and his fantasy owners.
Torey Krug D BOS 15 hours ago
Krug picked up two helpers and three shots on net in a 3-2 overtime win against the Red Wings on Monday.
That's back-to-back games with two assists for Krug, who now has 18 points in 24 games. He's not quite on pace to hit the 200-shot threshold for a fourth straight season, but there is still time for him to pick up the pace. The 26-year-old remains an offensively-oriented defenseman who sees a lot of time on the power play.
Brad Marchand LW BOS 15 hours ago
Marchand scored the game-winning goal in overtime and also had an assist in a 3-2 win over the Red Wings on Monday.
After missing six games with an injury, Marchand has put together a six-game point streak that is still ongoing. He has 10 points total in that time, and by this point the 29-year-old is as reliable a fantasy performer as you are going to find.
Jimmy Howard G DET 15 hours ago
Howard made 29 saves on 32 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins on Wednesday.
Howard was so close to earning a much-needed win, but then the Bruins got a late goal, and then an overtime winner. The veteran American netminder now has a 2.91 GAA and a .906 save percentage on the year.