News: Charlie Coyle snapped a seven-game scoring drought Saturday, picking up two assists in a loss to Nashville. Analysis: The 22-year-old now has two goals and 13 points in 31 games this season, to go with an even plus-minus rating. While Charlie Coyle is on pace for a career-season points-wise, he hasn't been able to duplicate the scoring success of his carer-high 12-goal season in 2013-14. Centering Minnesota's third line, the youngster should still hit the 30-point mark in 2014-15.
News: Calle Jarnkrok scored a goal in just 7:43 of ice time during Saturday's 6-5 OT win over Minnesota. Analysis: Calle Jarnkrok, who normally skates on the Preds' third line, has been seeing fourth line duty of late, drastically reducing his already-limited fantasy appeal. He does not warrant much fantasy attention outside of ultra-deep leagues.
News: Jake Allen impressed Saturday, stopping all but three of the 30 shots he faced in an overtime loss to the Sharks. Analysis: Another solid game for Jake Allen, who has allowed three or fewer goals in each of his last five outings. The 24-year-old is now 11-3-2 on the season with a .907 save percentage and 2.49 GAA. He needs to be in your lineup every night he gets the call in the Blues' crease.
News: Playing in just his sixth game of the season, Victor Bartley contributed a pair of assists during Saturday's 6-5 OT win over Minnesota. Analysis: Subbing in for the injured Anton Volchenkov (lower body), Victor Bartley saw just 12:11 worth of ice time, but made the most of his limited minutes. He remains a very risky fantasy play, given that he's frequently a healthy scratch and plays on the third defensive pairing when he does suit up.
News: Mattias Ekholm scored the OT winner - his seventh point of the season - during Saturday's 6-5 win over Minnesota. Analysis: With Anton Volchenkov out with a lower-body injury, Mattias Ekholm has been seeing more ice time lately, averaging roughly 20 minutes per game in his past four contests, compared to his season average of about 18 minutes. That said, he still doesn't score enough to warrant much fantasy consideration outside of very deep leagues.
News: Antti Niemi picked up his seventh straight win Saturday, stopping 18 of 20 shots in an overtime win over the Blues. Analysis: All this guy does is win. Antti Niemi is 14-7-3 on the season with a .917 save percentage and 2.42 GAA. The 32-year-old has allowed only seven goals in his last four outings and is a prime reason why the Sharks now sit fifth in the Western Conference. Now that he's caught fire, Niemi is a must-start every game.
News: Jonas Hiller helped Calgary grab a point Saturday, stopping 30 of 32 shots in an overtime loss to Vancouver. Analysis: While Jonas Hiller has now lost seven straight games, the 32-year-old has allowed only two goals in each of his past four outings. Considering Karri Ramo is struggling, losing three straight games and surrendering 11 goals in that span, Hiller could see some more starts in the near-future. The former Duck is 9-10-2 on the season with a .915 save percentage and 2.38 GAA. The Flames may be struggling to get wins, but Hiller's strong play Saturday suggests that might turn around soon.
News: Craig Smith cracked the scoresheet for the first time in six games Saturday, notching a goal and an assist in the Preds' 6-5 OT win over the Wild. He also fired seven shots on goal and saw 18:44 in ice time. Analysis: With James Neal out with an undisclosed illness, Craig Smith was promoted to the top line alongside Mike Ribeiro and Filip Forsberg, and the move paid instant dividends for coach Peter Laviolette. Enjoy the scoring surge while it lasts, however once Neal is ready to return, Smith will no doubt be shifted back to his usual second-line status. It will be interesting to see if he can maintain his productivity once that happens.
News: Ryan Miller snapped a three-game losing skid Saturday, stopping 26 of 28 shots in an overtime win over Calgary. Analysis: While Ryan Miller is now an impressive 17-7-0 on the season, the veteran has seen his save percentage drop to .901 and his GAA rise to 2.65. Although his rate starts are disappointing, Miller continues to prove he can win games with ease. He 's an automatic roll every night he gets the call in the Canucks' crease.
News: Sven Andrighetto, who was called up from the AHL on Friday, was in the active lineup for Saturday night's 4-1 win over the Senators. He skated on the fourth line, registering one shot on net and a minus-1 in 7:59 of ice time. Analysis: Sven Andrighetto gives the fourth line an offensive element. But if he's going to have any fantasy value, it will have to come on the power play, on which he received 2:14 time on ice Saturday.