News: Patrick Kane chipped in three assists in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche. Analysis: Patrick Kane continued to tear it up in this one, factoring into all of Chicago's goals and bringing his recent hot streak to 11 points over the last six games. Owners who were frustrated with Kane's lack of production early in the season have been rewarded for their patience of late, as No. 88 appears to be firing on all cylinders with linemates Kris Versteeg and Brad Richards.
News: Darren Helm collected two helpers in Wednesday's victory over the Flyers. Analysis: The all-center line of Darren Helm, Pavel Datsyuk and Stephen Weiss powered the Detroit offense Wednesday, as all three players gathered at least two points. Those accomplishments should be enough for coach Mike Babcock to keep that trio together for at least one more game, which could prove quite fruitful for Helm. He's bounced back from a season marred by injury to produce two goals and eight assists over 22 games.
News: Jakub Kindl collected two assists in Wednesday's victory over the Flyers. Analysis: Jakub Kindl had been scratched in many of the Red Wings' recent contests, but his two-point day might have given him some added job security on the team's third pairing. The offense certainly won't come in droves for Kindl, but he would seem to possess more upside in that regard than Brian Lashoff, who he's replaced in the lineup the past two games.
News: Calvin Pickard made a whopping 42 saves Wednesday against Chicago but came away with the loss as the Avs fell 3-2. Analysis: The impressive debut continues for the rookie, whose save percentage sits at .933 to go with a 2.24 GAA in limited action (three games) this season. With starter Semyon Varlamov (groin) shelved, look for coach Patrick Roy to keep rolling Calvin Pickard out as long as he's playing well, as fellow netminder Reto Berra has been anything but spectacular for the struggling Avs.
News: Corey Crawford stopped 27 of 29 shots en route to a 3-2 win over the Avalanche on Wednesday. Analysis: Corey Crawford just keeps rolling along, with four wins in his last five starts and 10 on the year. His tidy .926 save percentage and 1.98 GAA have remained steady throughout November, and he remarkably still hasn't allowed more than three goals in a single game through 16 starts this season. Indeed, this could be finally be the year that "Crow" becomes truly elite.
News: Mike Santorelli assisted on two of the Leafs' goals in Wednesday's loss to the Penguins. Analysis: Mike Santorelli helped out on both of Leo Komarov's tallies, feeding the Russian winger on a 3-on-2 break for his first and collecting a secondary assist on his second. The 28-year-old Santorelli has been a useful depth scorer on the Leafs' second or third line this season, yielding 12 points and a plus-7 rating over 22 games.
News: Kris Letang notched two helpers in Wednesday's victory over the Maple Leafs. Analysis: That's back-to-back two-assist games for Kris Letang, who already has a whopping 10 helpers on the power play this season. Now healthy after a season in which he was sidelined for a long stretch of action following a stroke, Letang has quickly reestablished himself as one of the better fantasy defensemen out there.
News: Sidney Crosby assisted twice in Wednesday's win over the Maple Leafs. Analysis: With five points over his last two games, it's probably safe to say that Sidney Crosby has dug himself out of his recent offensive slump. As the leading scorer for a 15-4-2 Penguins, Crosby looks well on his way to claiming the Hart Trophy once again.
News: Leo Komarov potted two goals and doled out six hits in Wednesday's loss to the Penguins. Analysis: The 27-year-old has been a spectacular addition to the Leafs after jumping from the KHL in the offseason. In addition to ranking among the league leaders in hits (96), Leo Komarov has gradually earned a larger role offensively. Wednesday marked his third multi-point performance of the month and gives him 16 points in 22 games.
News: Anders Lee tallied his fourth goal of the season in Wednesday's victory over the Capitals. Analysis: Anders Lee gathered a rebound and put it past Caps goalie Braden Holtby to give the Isles a 1-0 lead in the first period. He would later earn seven penalty minutes later in the night in what amounted to a strong all-around performance for the young forward.