News: Jakob Silfverberg collected a goal and two assists in Tuesday's win over the Coyotes. Analysis: The points give him 30 total on the year (10 G, 20 A), already well above his previous best of 23 last season. The Ducks forward core is a fairly crowded bunch at the moment, so the 24 year old will probably continue to have a hard time consistently hitting the scoresheet. However, he has fired 144 shots on goal this season, making him an intriguing option in leagues that count that stat.
News: Mikael Granlund set up both of Matt Dumba's goals, accounting for all of the Wild's offense in regulation, Tuesday in a shootout win over Ottawa. Analysis: He's got three helpers in the last two games and seven points in his last six, with a plus-6 rating and six PIM in that span to boot. It's been a disappointing campaign for Mikael Granlund, who's missed time to injury and owns only six goals and 27 points in 49 games, but he can erase the bad memories with a strong finish to the season. At just 23 years old, he's got plenty of upside that's yet to be realized, as Granlund was a point-per-game producer as a teenager in the Finnish professional league.
News: Matt Dumba scored both of Minnesota's regulation goals and notched two penalty minutes Tuesday in a shootout win over the Senators. Analysis: He's been finding the scoresheet more often lately, having tallied four times in the last seven games, though he has no assists in that span. Still just 20 years old, Matt Dumba has all kinds of long-term upside, but this is about as good as his production's going to get this year.
News: Devan Dubnyk stopped 31 of 33 and held on in the shootout for a 3-2 victory over the Senators on Tuesday. Analysis: We're starting to exhaust our supply of superlatives for Dubs, whose magical run has carried on long past what anyone thought might be its expiration date. He's given up two or fewer goals in seven straight starts now, and owns a ridiculous 16-3-1 record, .937 save percentage and 1.65 GAA as a member of the Wild.
News: Cody Eakin notched an assist and scored the game-winning goal in overtime Tuesday against the Islanders. He finished the evening plus-2 and won 15 of 23 faceoffs. Analysis: That's the second nice game in the last three for Cody Eakin, who's got five points in that span. With 15 goals and 15 assists, he should easily clear his career highs (16 and 19, respectively, set last year) in both categories, but with the young center on just a 40-point pace, his utility is limited to deeper formats.
News: Jaroslav Halak lost in overtime for the first time all year Tuesday, giving up three goals on 35 shots against the Stars. Analysis: It wasn't a bad effort by any means by Jaroslav Halak, who had made 46 starts without losing in overtime before Cody Eakin beat him at the 2:18 mark of the extra frame. Ten of those 46 games had gone to OT or require a shootout, and he'd won all of them. Nonetheless, Halak has been generally reliable all year, particularly in the wins category, and that should persist down the stretch.
News: Jimmy Howard will be in the net for Wednesday's game against the Rangers, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports. Analysis: Jimmy Howard has alternated starts with backup Jonas Gustavsson over the last four games, but he should still be viewed as the Red Wings' unquestioned No. 1 goalie. He's graded out as an above-average netminder this season with a 2.23 GAA and .917 save percentage, but he could struggle to uphold those numbers against a potent Rangers attack that ranks second in the league in scoring.
News: The Kings are hopeful that Alec Martinez (concussion) will be able to resume skating at some point later this week, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Analysis: Alec Martinez, who will miss his 11th straight game Tuesday against the Oilers, is evidently showing some signs of progress in his recovery from concussion-like symptoms, but until he gets back on the ice, a return from IR shouldn't be viewed as imminent. The 27-year-old's absence prompted the Kings to address the blue line at the trade deadline, with the team reeling in Andrej Sekera from the Hurricanes last week.
News: Gregory Campbell (upper body) did not absorb contact at Tuesday's practice. Analysis: Gregory Campbell remains iffy for Thursday's game against the Flames, though with the Bruins having added forwards Brett Connolly and Maxime Talbot at the NHL trade deadline, the team can probably afford to not rush Campbell back.
News: Tyler Kennedy will make his debut with the Islanders during Tuesday's game against the Stars as a member of the second line, according to the Islanders' official web site. Analysis: Tyler Kennedy probably won't remain on the second line for long. With the Islanders tending to a few injuries, they need Ryan Strome to center the third line, enabling Kennedy to grab a spot on a trio with Michael Grabner and Frans Nielsen. Once either Kyle Okposo or Mikhail Grabovski returns from IR, look for Kennedy to slide into a bottom-six role.