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: Karri Ramo will be in the crease Wednesday against the Sharks, Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald reports. Analysis: Coach Bob Hartley announced prior to last weekend that Karri Ramo would be on track to start Wednesday, since Jonas Hiller started the first game of the team's back-to-back set Tuesday versus Anaheim. Ramo's performance has dipped since Hartley named Hiller the team's No. 1 starter, as his GAA (2.88 GAA) and save percentage (.898) for the season sit decisively below the league average.
News: Calvin Pickard will be between the pipes Wednesday against the Blackhawks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Analysis: Calvin Pickard has been sensational in relief of the struggling Reto Berra for the Avs' previous two games, leading the team to comeback wins over the Hurricanes and Coyotes while saving 42-of-42 shots. Coach Patrick Roy will reward him with the start Wednesday for his efforts, just the second of his brief NHL career. Pickard isn't expected to continue to perform nearly this well, but he could have a chance at leapfrogging Berra for primary backup duties once Semyon Varlamov returns from a groin injury.
News: Troy Grosenick is dealing with an undisclosed injury and isn't expected to be available for Wednesday's game against the Flames, Brodie Brazil of CSNBayArea.com reports. Analysis: Troy Grosenick's injury was likely sustained at some point during practice over the last few days, as he had been cleared to serve as the Sharks' backup for each of the team's previous two games. With Alex Stalock (knee) still on injured reserve, San Jose will have to find an emergency option to slot in behind starting goalie Antti Niemi for Wednesday's game.
News: Eric Staal registered an assist during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Avalanche. It was his fifth point in his last three games. Analysis: Eric Staal has been a key offensive force for the resurgent Canes the last few weeks, with 11 points in 13 games since returning from a five-game absence due to an upper-body injury. Moreover, Staal has not gone more than two games without scoring a point this season, displaying the kind of consistency that fantasy hockey owners crave. As long as he's healthy, Staal should be in your fantasy lineup every time he laces up his skates.
News: Antti Niemi will be in the crease Wednesday against the Flames, Brodie Brazil of CSNBayArea.com reports. Analysis: Backup goalie Troy Grosenick is dealing with an undisclosed injury, so coach Todd McLellan doesn't have much of a choice but to roll with Antti Niemi, who likely would have received the start regardless of the circumstance. Niemi has struggled to maintain a record above .500, but he's at least delivered passable ratios thus far.