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: Francois Beauchemin left Tuesday's game against the Flames in the third period with an upper-body injury and didn't return, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Francois Beauchemin was quite productive in his 16:29 of ice time, registering an assist and three hits, highlighted by a devastating hip check to the Flames' Brock Ferland that helped generate a turnover. However, the greater concern is the status of the blueliner's health, which will likely remain uncertain until the team practices Wednesday. Beauchemin has already missed multiple games this season due to a case of the mumps, so the Ducks can ill-afford to lose him for additional time.
News: Beau Bennett (knee) is not taking part in the Pens' game-day skate Wednesday. Analysis: The Penguins will address the severity of Beau Bennett's knee injury -- suffered Monday against Boston -- later in the day. The winger has shown flashes of excellence when healthy, but hasn't been able to stay on the ice.
News: Cody McCormick (concussion) took part in Wednesday's optional skate, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports. Analysis: Cody McCormick remains under the concussion protocol after taking a skate to the face in Saturday's game versus the Capitals, but his participation at practice would seem to be a good sign. Though he'll sit out Wednesday's game against the Jets, McCormick could be ready to go for Friday's tilt with the Canadiens.
News: Corey Perry scored his 12th goal of the season while racking up four hits and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Flames. Analysis: The goal was Corey Perry's first since returning from a bout with the mumps virus five games ago, with his previous tally coming all the way back on Nov. 2. Despite the drought, Perry still ranks fourth in the NHL in goals and should begin to make up some ground on league leader Tyler Seguin now that he seems to be back to full strength.
News: Kyle Palmieri tallied the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over the Flames on Tuesday. Analysis: Kyle Palmieri has come out of the gate strong since returning from a high-ankle sprain in mid-November. He's potted three goals in five games while attempting 12 shots during that span. Look for him to remain a capable depth scorer for the Ducks on their second line.