News: Mika Zibanejad scored his ninth goal of the season, had an assist, was credited with four shots on goal, and was a plus-3 in Friday's win over the Ducks. Analysis: An all-around great fantasy night for Mika Zibanejad, who now has 17 points in 30 games on the season. After a slow start, Zibanejad has heated up, recording six goals and 11 points in his last nine games. Skating on the second line with Bobby Ryan, the 21-year-old could hit the 25-goal mark in 2014-15, making him worthy of a look right now.
News: Erik Karlsson collected a pair of helpers in Friday's win over Anaheim. Analysis: Erik Karlsson now has points in two straight games after being held off the scoresheet in his previous three game. The 24-year-old has seven goals and 23 points in 32 games on the season, to go with a minus-12 rating. He sits second in the NHL with 124 shots on goal and is one of the best offensive defenseman in the game. Keep him rolling.
News: Kyle Turris remained red-hot on Friday, scoring a highlight-reel shorthanded goal and adding an assist in a win over the Ducks. Analysis: Kyle Turris has been lighting it up lately, riding a five-game point streak in which he has recorded three goals and seven points. With 23 points (seven goals) in 32 games, the 25-year-old is proving to be a reliable fantasy option this season. He has scored the game-winning goal in back-to-back games and has never gone more than three games without appearing on the scoresheet. His consistency and top-line role makes him worth a look right now.
News: Chris Kunitz (foot) took part in Saturday's morning skate and is expected to play later in the evening against the Panthers, NHL.com's Wes Crosby reports. Analysis: Chris Kunitz took part in line rushes and was also a participant in power-play drills, an indication the Penguins are treating him as if he'll be active Saturday. The team will still need to bring him back from injured reserve, but that appears to be just a formality at this point. Kunitz has been out since Nov. 29 with the fractured foot, missing eight games as a result.
News: Tyler Seguin had an assist and three shots in Friday's 2-1 win over Calgary. Analysis: That assist keeps him atop the NHL in points with 39 (23-16-39). His 122 shots rank third in the league. There's nothing you don't like about Tyler Seguin's production this season. Even his plus-7 rating seems impressive when he's playing on the team that allows the most goals in the NHL and sit near the bottom of the Western Conference in the standings.
News: Cody Eakin had an assist on both Dallas goals in Friday's 2-1 win over Calgary. Analysis: That gives Cody Eakin 13 points on the season (6-7-13) and keeps him on pace to do just slightly better than last season, when he set personal records in goals, assists, and shots.
News: Jonathan Bernier will be in the crease Saturday against the Flyers, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports. Analysis: Jonathan Bernier's four-game winning streak came to a screeching halt with a 4-1 defeat Thursday against the lowly Hurricanes, but Saturday's match represents a good opportunity for redemption. Though the Flyers boast a capable attack, Bernier may not need to perform that well to capture the win, as backup goalie Ray Emery will be in the net behind Philly's suspect defense. With Saturday's contest marking the first of a back-to-back set, look for Bernier to be rested for Sunday's tilt with the Blackhawks in favor of understudy James Reimer.
News: Jamie Benn had a goal and an assists, plus three shots, in Friday's win over Calgary. Analysis: That goal snaps a streak of nine games without a goal for Dallas captain. He's put up points over that period, but the team needs more out of Jamie Benn and can't afford to go that long without him hitting the back of the net.
News: Trevor Daley had a goal and a pair of shots in a win over Calgary on Friday. Analysis: After going 15 games without scoring a goal, Trevor Daley has two goals in his last three games. He's also a plus-3 over that span with seven shots on goal. That's a big step in the right direction for Daley who was averaging 1.25 shots per game with a minus-16 rating before the last three games.
News: John-Michael Liles (illness) took part in Saturday's gameday skate, but appears unlikely to play later in the evening against the Rangers. Analysis: Because the Hurricanes will be playing the first game of a back-to-back set with the Rangers on Saturday, it seems like coach Bill Peters could be hesitant to slot John-Michael Liles back in the lineup for two games right off the bat. He remained on the ice for extra work after the morning skate concluded, suggesting he'd serve as a scratch for Saturday's game. Though he'll miss his third straight contest, there would seem to be a good possibility that he returns to action for the rematch Sunday in New York.