News: Jakob Silfverberg collected a goal, two assists and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's win over the Coyotes. Analysis: The points give him 30 on the year (10 goals, 20 assists), already well above his previous best of 23 from 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: Antoine Vermette was so-so in his debut with the Blackhawks on Monday against the Panthers after the deadline deal with Arizona last week, ESPN Chicago reports. Analysis: Antoine Vermette only skated for a little less than 13 minutes against the Hurricanes, but you should see a bigger role on Friday against the Oilers. He centered the second line on Monday, but only won 29 percent of the faceoffs. He had a takeaway and a giveway in the game. It will take some time to adjust to the Blackhawks' system -- but with Edmonton and Arizona, his former team, in two out of the next three games on the schedule it will help him adjust.
News: Anders Lee netted his 21st goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Stars. Analysis: Anders Lee, a former sixth-round draft choice, has been one of the bigger surprises in the NHL this year. Only 30 skaters have more goals than the Minnesota native, and it's worth noting that he's fired 17 shots on goal in the past five games. Lee is quickly becoming a household name in the fantasy realm.
News: Ryan White added a helper to the box score in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Calgary. Analysis: After a four-points-in-four-games streak two weeks ago, Ryan White entered a zero-points-in-four-games streak last week. His fantasy value is of particular interest to dynasty owners, as he doesn't figure to have a tremendous impact on the remainder of this season.
News: Henrik Sedin scored both Canuck goals -- one on the power play -- but went minus-3 in a loss to the Sharks on Tuesday. Analysis: Vancouver fell behind early in this one, as goalie Jacob Markstrom put them in a 3-0 hole, but Henrik Sedin -- in tandem with brother Daniel, of course -- drew the team back within a single goal with a pair of second-period tallies. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough, as the Sharks scored three unanswered goals after that. The minus-3 rating is a rare occurrence for the veteran center, who hasn't finished in the negative for a season since his rookie year, and with a plus-7 this year, he probably will maintain that streak. Speaking of streaks, Henrik's found the scoresheet in eight consecutive games, with an impressive five goals and 13 points in that span. He's starting to approach a point-per-game pace.
News: Claude Giroux assisted on the game-tying goal in Tuesday's overtime loss to Calgary. Analysis: Claude Giroux has six points in his last 10 games -- not exactly the kind of numbers owners would expect from one of the league's top players. He's also on pace to fall short of last season's points-total. While he's undoubtedly part of the NHL elite for years to come, the Flyers are entering what seems to be a rebuilding process. As a result, shrewd dynasty owners might consider moving Giroux.
News: Daniel Sedin assisted on a pair of goals by his brother Henrik -- one on the power play, one at even strength -- and went minus-2 in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Sharks. Analysis: Unfortunately, other than a Daniel Sedin-fueled second-period flurry, the Canucks weren't able to keep up offensively in this one. Daniel's goal-scoring remains way down from its old levels, but he's been piling up assists lately, having tallied 10 points (nine of them helpers) in his last eight games.
News: Patrick Marleau rattled off a pair of assists, a plus-2 rating and two penalty minutes Tuesday in a 6-2 win over Vancouver. Analysis: That's a four-game point streak for the veteran now, in which he's got three goals and now these two helpers. It's also nice to see him finish on the positive side of the plus-minus ledger, as he'd managed to do that only one time in the prior eight games and had gone minus-7 in that span, cratering his season number to minus-16 before he pulled it up two notches Tuesday. At 35 years old, Patrick Marleau isn't the scorer he once was, but he's still been plenty productive if you can take the rating hit.
News: Sean Couturier followed up Saturday's two-assist performance with a goal in Tuesday's overtime loss to Calgary. Analysis: Sean Couturier broke a four-game drought with a pair of assists on Saturday, and this goal is encouraging news to owners. If he can ramp up his offensive game, Couturier could finish the season with the highest points-total of his career.
News: Joe Thornton assisted on two empty-net goals, finished plus-3 and gathered four PIM in Tuesday's win over Vancouver. Analysis: Well, that's about as cheap as multi-point games come. But hey, it all counts the same on the back of your baseball -- er, hockey -- card. Thorny remains one of the NHL's finest playmakers.