News: Calvin Pickard stopped all 17 of the shots he faced for his first NHL win Saturday against Carolina. Analysis: Pikcard didn't start Saturday's game, but was called upon in the first period after starter Reto Berra was pulled. Berra gave up three goals on 10 shots, but Calvin Pickard was able to step in and help the team comeback to defeat the Canes. With the way Berra has struggled this season, there is a chance Pickard could stick with the Avalanche once starter Semyon Varlamov (groin) returns from injury. The 22-year-old youngster is 1-2-0 this season with a respectable .913 save percentage and 2.66 GAA.
News: Scott Clemmensen made his first start of the season Saturday, stopping 33 of 37 shots in a shootout loss to the Flames. Analysis: Wait, Cory Schneider finally got a night off? Did we read that right? The former Canuck had started 20 straight games, but the team finally gave him a rest Saturday, turning to the backup Scott Clemmensen instead. Unfortunately, Clemmensen's lackluster performance Saturday is exactly why Schneider will continue to be an absolute workhorse in the Devils' crease. Clemmensen's struggles over the last few years are the reason why he won't see much action as the backup to Schneider this season. Even when he's called upon, he won't be very useful for fantasy goers.
News: Adam Henrique scored for the second straight game and had an assist in Saturday's shootout loss to the Flames. Analysis: Adam Henrique continues to produce this season, recording 12 points (six goals) in 15 games, to go with a plus-5 rating. At only 24-years of age, this could very well be the season Henrique breaks out and hits the 30-goal, 60-point mark. Centering the second line and playing on the top power-play unit, Henrique isn't slowing down anytime soon. He's definitely worth looking at.
News: Marek Zidlicky contributed a pair of assists in Saturday's loss to the Flames. Analysis: Although the points were Marek Zidlicky's first in five games, the 37-year-old has impressed lately, recording a plus-7 rating over his last five games. He has delivered a solid three goals and 11 points in 21 games this season, putting him on pace for another 40-point campaign. Use him well.
News: Karri Ramo made 25 saves on 29 shots in Saturday's shootout win over New Jersey. Analysis: Karri Ramo has now won two straight games, posting a 4-2-1 record on the season. Considering Jonas Hiller has given up three or more goals in each of his last four starts, the Flames might give Ramo some more starts in the near-future. He is good enough to be a reliable fantasy option whenever the team opts to sit Hiller on the bench.
News: Jiri Hudler scored his seventh goal of the season and had an assist in Saturday's shootout win over the Devils. Analysis: What a season the 30-year-old is putting together. Jiri Hudler, who also had the shootout winner Saturday, now has 17 points in 21 games, to go with a tidy plus-4 rating. The only worry would be that Hudler currently owns a 25.0 shooting percentage, meaning he is scoring on one of every four shots he takes. There is simply no way he maintains that, so he will need shoot more if he hopes to continue finding twine. Keep rolling him, though, as he should hit 60 points.
News: Josh Jooris scored his fifth goal of the season and had a game-high six shots on goal in Saturday's win over New Jersey. Analysis: Josh Jooris has been heating up lately, recording two goals and four points in his last three games. While the 24-year-old is currently skating on the third line, he has still managed nine points in 15 games, including three power-play goals. The youngster is worth a look in some deeper leagues.
News: Curtis Glencross ended a nine-game goal drought by scoring his third and fourth goals of the season in Saturday's shootout win over New Jersey. Analysis: It was quite the productive night for Curtis Glencross, who also had three shots, four hits, and a game-high six takeaways. Known for being consistently inconsistent, the first-liner has now compiled three goals and 10 points in his last 11 games. While he may be streaky, Glencross is known for delivering around 20 goals and 40-50 points every season. A solid scorer who won't post outstanding point totals.
News: Pekka Rinne is expected to be the starter in net for Saturday's game against the Panthers. Analysis: After backup Carter Hutton got the starting nod Thursday against Ottawa, it would be a monumental surprise if Pekka Rinne wasn't in the net Saturday night. A winner of six of his last seven games, Rinne is expected to match up against the Panthers' Roberto Luongo.
News: Brad Marchand (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. Analysis: The retroactive placement on IR doesn't change Brad Marchand's situation much, as he'll be eligible to return to action at any point after Saturday's game since he last played Nov. 15. The Bruins continue to view him as day-to-day, but moving him to IR will at least allow Boston to bring a healthy forward into the lineup.