News: Kari Lehtonen made 35 saves on 37 shots in Tuesday's victory over Edmonton. Analysis: That's three straight wins for Kari Lehtonen now, and if he gave up four goals in one of them, well, at least he faced 41 shots in that game. All in all, he's showing good signs of getting his game on track after a disappointing start to the season.
News: Viktor Fasth allowed three goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Dallas. Analysis: A pair of Tyler Seguin goals in the second period ended up giving the Stars enough cushion to beat Edmonton, and Viktor Fasth can hardly be faulted for being Seguin's latest victim. Nonetheless, he's now taken losses in three straight starts and six out of eight on the season.
News: John Klingberg extended his goal streak to three games and his point streak to five in Tuesday's win over Edmonton, going plus-3 with his third marker of the year and an assist. Analysis: John Klingberg's achieved near-instant stardom in his first taste of the NHL, having started with three scoreless contests before exploding for eight points over the last five games.
News: Tyler Seguin scored a pair of goals on five shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's win over Edmonton. Analysis: Uh oh, he's starting another one of those super-hot streaks now. That's five goals, an assist and a plus-7 rating for Tyler Seguin over the last four games.
News: Jacob Trouba picked up a pair of assists on Evander Kane power-play goals -- the second an empty-netter -- in Tuesday's win over Columbus. Analysis: It's not exactly front-page news, but Jacob Trouba does have three points over the last three games after totaling just three over his first 20 contests of the year. He's had a little bit of bad puck luck, but remains superbly talented and is skating major minutes -- 24:11 on Tuesday -- for the Jets.
News: T.J. Galiardi cleared waivers Wednesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports. Analysis: Now that he's cleared waivers, T.J. Galiardi will have the option of whether or not to accept his assignment to AHL St. John's. Given that he didn't warrant a claim from the other NHL clubs after producing no points in 17 games, it seems likely that he'll swallow his pride and return to the minors.
News: Liam O'Brien (lower body) will not play Wednesday against the Islanders, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: Liam O'Brien was on the ice for rushes with the fourth line, but went after Evgeny Kuznetsov, suggesting he'll miss another game. The 20-year-old looks like he's recovered from the injury at this point and could return over the weekend for either both of the Capitals' back-to-back contests.
News: Jonathan Bernier will be in the crease Wednesday against the Penguins, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports. Analysis: Jonathan Bernier will earn his fourth start in a row after he was able to follow up last week's massacre against Nashville with back-to-back solid showings against the Lightning and Red Wings. The Penguins will represent a tough adversary, however, so Bernier might not be the most attractive play in daily formats.
News: Jonas Brodin (illness) skated Wednesday morning, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Analysis: Jonas Brodin's return to the ice could put him on track to return Friday against the Stars, but he'll need to demonstrate that he's at full strength before that determination is reached. The blueliner was moved to IR back on Nov. 16 after he contracted a viral infection.
News: Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) is aiming to return to the lineup Friday versus the Rangers, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Analysis: Ryan McDonagh will skate Wednesday and practice Thursday before the team decides on his status for Friday's game. Coach Alain Vigneault noted that team trainers wouldn't allow McDonagh to return to the lineup until he was deemed 100 percent healthy, so it's far from a given that he'll give clearance to play over the weekend.