News: Anton Khudobin stopped 30 of the 31 shots he faced in Sunday's loss to the Rangers. Analysis: Anton Khudobin was great Sunday, but got no offensive support in a 1-0 loss. The 28-year-old is still searching for his first win this season, posting an 0-8-2 record, to go with a .900 save percentage and 2.91 GAA. Considering the Hurricanes sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with just 22 points, it's hard to see Khudobin piling up the wins anytime soon. The backup to Cam Ward won't provide much fantasy value unless the Hurricanes get their season back on track.
News: Cam Talbot pitched an 18-save shutout in Sunday's win over Carolina. Analysis: Cam Talbot has been outstanding recently, recording a shutout in three of his past four games. The 27-year-old is now 3-3-1 on the season with an impressive .928 save percentage and 2.02 GAA. He has been one of the best backups this season and is a great fantasy option whenever starter Henrik Lundqvist gets the night off.
News: Braden Holtby was first off the ice at morning skate, making him the likely starter Monday against the Senators, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: Braden Holtby stopped all 21 shots he faced in his last start against the Devils on Saturday, and it comes as no surprise that he is starting again Tuesday. The netminder has started every game in December for the Caps, and has posted a .927 save percentage and 2.11 GAA for the month.
News: VandeChris Vande Velde collected an assist in Sunday's overtime win at Winnipeg. Analysis: The fourth-line center posted his first point since November 4, breaking a 16-game drought. With under 10 minutes of ice time per game, he's not relevant in most formats.
News: Andrew MacDonald is pointless in his last seven games. Analysis: The defenseman is on pace for his worst year points-wise. He's marginally better on the road, so if you're desperate, the Flyers have six more games on this current road trip.
News: Mark Streit collected an assist and two PIM to cap off a plus-4 showing in Sunday's win over Winnipeg. Analysis: Mark Streit has been a solid start of late, nabbing eight points in his last 10 games. The elderly statesman isn't as productive on the road, however, something to keep in mind as the Flyers have six games left on this current road trip.
News: Dustin Tokarski stopped 29 of 31 shots in AHL Hamilton's win over Texas on Sunday. Analysis: Sunday's game was the second start of the weekend for Dustin Tokarski, who was sent down to get some work in after a long stretch of inactivity with the parent club. He's expected to be recalled to Montreal in time for some back-to-backs over the holidays.
News: Ondrej Pavelec surrendered four goals on 23 shots in Sunday's overtime loss to the Flyers. Analysis: After a solid outing Tuesday vs. Buffalo, Ondrej Pavelec returned to his losing ways Sunday. The 27-year-old has now lost three of his past four games, giving up at least three goals in each of those losses. Considering Pavelec's recent struggles, expect rookie Michael Hutchinson and his league-leading .940 save percentage to continue to make his case to be Winnipeg's starting netminder.
News: Mathieu Perreault extended his point streak to seven games Sunday, scoring his sixth goal of the season in a loss to Philadelphia. Analysis: The second-liner has now scored in back-to-back games and is up to 15 points in 33 games on the season. While he won't produce spectacular offensive totals, Mathieu Perreault should come close to duplicating the success of the career-high 18-goal, 43-point season he posted in 2013-14. The 26-year-old is a decent secondary scorer who can be counted on in deeper formats.
News: Dustin Byfuglien put together a monster fantasy outing Sunday, scoring his eighth goal of the season, dishing out five hits, blocking seven shots, and logging a game-high 26:53 of ice time in an overtime loss to the Flyers. Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien has been very productive since being moved back to defense, recording three goals and seven points in eight games. He is logging heavy minutes on the Jet's blueline and has fired 112 shots on goal -- eighth most in the NHL. He's only been held off the scoresheet four times in his last 14 games, making him a dependable and consistent fantasy option. Keep him rolling.