News: Jonathan Quick is expected to start Monday against the Flames, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Analysis: Jonathan Quick was the first goalie off at morning skate, as Martin Jones stayed in net to get some extra work. All signs point towards the Kings rolling with their top netminder, though it will be confirmed once the teams take the ice for pregame warmups.
News: Jonas Hiller will start in net Monday against the Kings, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 the FAN reports. Analysis: An earlier report indicated Karri Ramo would receive the start in net, but it looks as though Jonas Hiller will actually be in net. He stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced in his last start Saturday, and has now lost seven straight games. He will look to turn things around in his last start before the three-day holiday break.
News: Mike Smith will be between the pipes for Monday's game against the Canucks. Analysis: Mike Smith is mired in a deep slump that has seen him win just once since Nov. 7. He will square off against a Vancouver team that snapped a five-game losing streak its last time out with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Flames.
News: Lauri Korpikoski (lower body) will not play in Monday's game against the Canucks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: Lauri Korpikoski is still not healthy, so he will miss his third straight game Tuesday night. Consider him questionable for Arizona's next game Tuesday.
News: Antti Niemi will start Monday's game against the Ducks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Antti Niemi will look to keep things rolling after winning each of his last seven starts. He will square off against a Ducks team that he knocked off twice earlier this season.
News: Braden Holtby allowed just one goal on 39 shots in Monday's 2-1 win over the Senators. Analysis: Braden Holtby's been on a roll of late, with three straight wins to go to 15-7-5 on the season. The 25-year-old has a 2.24 GAA and .920 save percentage, and presents a quality fantasy option going forward.
News: Erik Condra scored his third goal of the season in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Capitals. Analysis: Erik Condra now has just three goals on the season, but has now scored in consecutive games. With five points through 20 games, the 28-year-old won't add a ton of value for fantasy purposes.
News: Evgeni Malkin pickle-stabbed his 16th goal of the year past goalie Roberto Luongo on Monday to give the Pens a regulation tie in Florida. Analysis: His score came with three minutes and 10 seconds left in regulation, as Evgeni Malkin's third whack beat the Panthers' netminder. For the game, he finished minus-1 with two PIM and five shots on goal. He leads Pittsburgh with 39 points (16G, 23A) in 32 contests.
News: Craig Anderson saved 21 of the 23 shots he faced in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Capitals. Analysis: Craig Anderson was solid in the loss, and has allowed just four goals in his last three games. On the season the 33-year-old is 8-9-4 with a 2.41 GAA and .929 save percentage, but he's on a roll right now and has earned the majority of the playing time in net.
News: Blake Comeau left Monday's game against the Panthers in the third period with an undisclosed injury, Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review reports. Analysis: Coach Mike Johnston said after Monday's game that Blake Comeau's injury may in fact be serious. Until further news is released by the Penguins, he should be considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's game against the Lightning.