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: 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.
News: Vincent Lecavalier ended a seven-game scoring drought Sunday, potting two goals in a win over Winnipeg. Analysis: The 34-year-old now has four goals and eight points in 19 games, to go with a minus-4 rating. While he still has some gas left in the tank, the fourth-liner has been too inconsistent to be depended on in most fantasy formats right now. He's looked better of late, though, and is one to monitor, because if he catches fire, he could be worth adding in some deeper formats.
News: Jakub Voracek opened the scoring and scored the overtime-winning goal Sunday against the Jets. Analysis: Jakub Voracek? More like Scoracek. There are no words to describe the season he is putting together. Voracek has seven points in his last three games and is leading the NHL with 44 points in 33 games on the season. The 25-year-old is also leading the league with 33 assists and has recorded an impressive plus-15 rating. It's now been 262 days since Voracek was last held off the scoresheet in consecutive games. That is simply insane. You know what to do.
News: Rob Zepp made his NHL debut Sunday, stopping 25 of 28 shots in an overtime win over Winnipeg. Analysis: The 33-year-old Rob Zepp becomes the oldest goalie to win his NHL debut since 1926. What a story. While Zepp will likely return to the AHL Phantoms once starter Steve Mason (upper body) returns from injury, Zepp could still see more action before being sent down. Expect him to backup Ray Emery during Mason's absence, with the chance of stepping in if Razor struggles or goes down with an injury.
News: James Reimer gave up four goals on 34 shots in Sunday's loss to the Blackhawks. Analysis: It wasn't the best outing for James Reimer, who got no offensive support in the 4-0 loss. The 26-year-old is now 6-4-0 on the season with a .907 save percentage and 3.26 GAA. While he has only made 13 appearance this season, Reimer is still a decent fantasy option whenever starter Jonathan Bernier gets the night off.