News: Erik Cole delivered a two-goal performance in Tuesday's win over the Canucks. Analysis: Held out of the scoring column for his first three games of the season, Erik Cole has now found the net three times on his last four shot attempts. The two tallies gave him his first game with multiple goals since the previous New Year's Eve.
News: Eddie Lack entered Tuesday's loss to the Stars early in the second period, stopping 14 of 15 shots. Analysis: Starting goalie Ryan Miller was pulled after allowing five goals in his first 21:17 of action, resulting in Eddie Lack making an appearance in back-to-back games. Miller had won in each of his previous three turns before Tuesday's debacle, so Lack doesn't figure to parlay his solid relief performance into a larger chunk of the Canucks' goaltending duties.
News: Craig Anderson will be in the net for Wednesday's home tilt against the Maple Leafs, if the game is played as scheduled, Nicolas St-Pierre of TVA Sports reports. Analysis: Several shooting incidents broke out in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday morning, including a round of gunfire on the Canadian Parliament building. With city officials still attempting to manage the crisis, the NHL could choose to postpone Wednesday's game for a later date. Stay tuned for an announcement in the next few hours.
News: Elias Lindholm has just a single assist through five games so far this season, along with a minus-2 rating and five shots on goal. Analysis: It's been a disappointing start for Elias Lindholm, who was promoted to a top-six role this year after registering 21 points in 58 games last season. That said, Lindholm hasn't had much help, as the banged-up Canes have thus far been dealing with an assortment of injuries to the likes of Eric Staal (upper body), Jordan Staal (broken leg) and Jeff Skinner (concussion). Now that Skinner is back in the lineup and skating on the second line with Lindholm, hopefully things will turn around soon for the talented young Swede. Feel free to deply him as you normally would, however it's worth noting that Lindholm is currently worth much more in keeper leauges compared to single-season formats.
News: David Moss was credited with an assist in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Predators. Analysis: It was the first point of the season for David Moss, a third-liner who offers only modest contributions on the offensive end. He actually hiked up his shot attempts to a career-best 151 in 79 games last season, but that could prove to be the high-water mark for the 32-year-old.
News: Grant Clitsome made his season debut for the Jets on Tuesday versus the Hurricanes, recording an assist in his 15:24 of action. Analysis: Grant Clitsome had been a healthy scratch for the Jets' first five games, but his performance Tuesday may be enough to get him more regular run in the lineup. In addition to his offensive exploits, Clitsome was active on his own end against Carolina, accumulating four hits.
News: Dustin Byfuglien tallied an unassisted goal in Tuesday's victory over the Hurricanes. Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien has only two points (both goals) in his six games this season, but it certainly hasn't been due to a lack of effort. He's compiled 18 penalty minutes, 16 hits and a team-high 25 shots on goal, resulting in a plus-4 rating for the converted defenseman. Once the Jets get things clicking on a power-play unit that has yet to score in six games, the points could come in droves for Byfuglien, who has historically excelled with the man advantage.
News: Jiri Tlusty was responsible for the Hurricanes' only goal in Tuesday's loss to the Jets. Analysis: Aside from his Oct. 11 hat trick against the Islanders, Jiri Tlusty's offense has mostly been nonexistent, and the same could be said for just about all of his mates. His five points are tied for tops on the team with Chris Terry, despite the fact that the duo has combined for only 13 shots on goal in Carolina's five games.
News: Pavel Datsyuk notched an assist in his season debut Tuesday versus the Canadiens. Analysis: Pavel Datsyuk hooked up with longtime co-star Henrik Zetterberg for the Red Wings' only goal of the night. The 36-year-old was otherwise a non-factor in his 18:05 of ice time Tuesday, failing to register a single shot attempt, hit or block. His activity should pick up as he becomes further removed from the shoulder injury that resulted in his missing the first five games of the season.
News: Danny DeKeyser assisted on the Red Wings' lone goal in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Canadiens. Analysis: Re-signed to a two-year deal in September, Danny DeKeyser is a valued member of the Red Wings' defensive corps, but is little more than deep-league fodder for fantasy purposes. He's registered two points in six games and doesn't produce overwhelming numbers in specialty categories like hits, blocks and penalty minutes.