News: Brendan Smith scored his third goal of the season during Friday's 7-4 win over the Devils. Analysis: Though it was Brendan Smith's second goal in his last three games, he still has just three all year with just 12 assists. He may be hot right now, but don;t expect it to last much longer.
News: Kyle Quincey scored his fourth goal of the season during Detroit's 7-4 win over the Devils on Friday. Analysis: With just four goals and six assists through 63 games this season, Kyle Quincey's work in this game was good, but he is not recommended for fantasy play.
News: Gustav Nyquist scored his 16th goal of the season and assisted on three more during Friday's 7-4 win over the Devils. Analysis: The 24-year old now has two goals and six assists since returning from the Olympic break and is looking like an outstanding fantasy asset right now. He's got 16 goals and 16 assists through just 38 games on the season.
News: Drew Miller scored his seventh goal of the season during the Red Wings' 7-4 win over the Devils on Friday. Analysis: The goal was Drew Miller's first in nine games and it was actually his first point in that span as well. The 30-year-old now has just seven goals and five assists over 63 games this season and is not recommended in fantasy leagues.
News: David Legwand scored his first goal as a member of the Red Wings and assisted on two more during Detroit's 7-4 win over the Devils on Friday. Analysis: In just his second game for his new team, David Legwand helped spark a four-goal second period with a pair of assists and then scored one of his own in the third. The points were his first since returning from the Olympic break and he now has 11 goals and 32 assists over 64 games this season.
News: Johan Franzen scored two goals and assisted on two others as the Red Wings beat the Devils 7-4 on Friday. Analysis: Johan Franzen continues to remain hot after the Olympic break and now has six goals and five assists over his last five games. He now has 15 goals and 19 assists over 36 games this season.
News: Jonas Gustavsson stopped just 21 of 25 shots but the Wings turned it around and beat the Devils 7-4 on Friday. Analysis: Jonas Gustavsson wasn't exactly sharp in this one but with the Wings scoring seven times of their own, he was able to walk away victorious. Expect to see Jimmy Howard back in net for Detroit's next game.
News: Anton Stralman, who was observed having trouble 'putting weight on his right leg' during Friday's win, doesn't have a serious 'physical/medical issue' reports Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record. Analysis: After taking a puck to the leg on a shot by Alexander Semin, the language about his status is vague. With recent acquisitions on the right-handed side of the blue line (Kevin Klein, Raphael Diaz) head coach Alain Vigneault has the luxury of giving Anton Stralman rest, but it doesn't appear to be necessary. Consider him day-to-day.
News: Brad Stuart will miss his sixth straight game with an upper body injury Saturday, according to CSN Bay Area. Analysis: Brad Stuart was initially projected to miss just three games, which makes the situation a little hard to read. He does appear to be getting close to a return however, as he began skating again mid-week.
News: Henrik Lundqvist will be in the net Sunday vs. the Red Wings, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Analysis: Henrik Lundqvist churned out a solid outing in his start Friday vs. the Hurricanes, holding the opposition to two goals on 24 shot attempts. It was a much-needed performance after he lost his first three decisions out of the Olympic break, and he'll look to keep the good times rolling against a battered Red Wings squad that will be without several of its key forwards.