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: Michael Raffl (ankle) was a full participant at the Flyers' morning skate and looks on tap to play Wednesday against the Red Wings, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Analysis: Michael Raffl hadn't been expected to return to action until the weekend, but the Flyers evidently upgraded his status after he was able to practice Tuesday without any apparent issues. He hasn't been activated from IR yet and will officially enter Wednesday's contest as a game-time decision, but coach Craig Berube said that Raffl will play on a line with Scott Laughton and Wayne Simmonds barring a setback during pregame warmups. Raffl who has six goals in 12 games, has missed the Flyers' previous eight games with the ankle issue.
News: Jordan Binnington has been recalled from AHL Chicago under emergency conditions, reports Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Analysis: With Brian Elliott suffering a lower body injury Tuesday, Jordan Binnington will serve as the back up to Jake Allen. He has a 1.89 goals against and a 92.5% save percentage in nine games for AHL Chicago.
News: Kevin Shattenkirk picked up an assist on the power play Tuesday in a loss to Ottawa. He added two shots, a blocked shot, and two hits in the contest. Analysis: Kevin Shattenkirk is fifth in scoring among defensemen despite having only one goal. This was his first point in four games after getting off to a scorching start.
News: Steve Mason will be in the crease Wednesday against the Red Wings, Dave Isaac of the South Jersey Courier-Post reports. Analysis: Steve Mason will be coming off his best performance of the season, a 46-save shutout effort against the Islanders that cruelly resulted in a shootout loss. His improved performance over the last several weeks has allowed him to climb all the way to eighth in league in save percentage (.923) among qualifying netminders.
News: Ondrej Pavelec will be in the net Wednesday against the Senators, Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Analysis: Ondrej Pavelec has performed acceptably this season with a 7-8-2 record, 2.29 GAA and .917 save percentage over 19 outings, but the phenomenal play of late by Michael Hutchinson has begun to turn the Jets' goalie situation into a timeshare. Hutchinson turned in another gem in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jackets in stopping 32 of 34 shots, so Pavelec may need to match serve against the Sabres if he hopes to earn Friday's start against the Bruins.