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: James Wisniewski picked up an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Jets. Analysis: He's been picking up the pace recently, scoring two goals with six assists in his last 10 games despite the Blue Jackets' struggles. If he stays healthy, James Wisniewski might be able to take a run at another 50-point season.
News: Jordan Leopold scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Jets. Analysis: After being held completely off the scoresheet in seven games with the Blues, Jordan Leopold has picked up a goal and an assist in five games since being traded to the Blue Jackets. He does have a 35-point season on his resume as recently as 2010-2011 with the Sabres, so if he keeps getting significant ice time in Columbus he might even be able to maintain that pace.
News: Mike Smith allowed four goals on 35 shots in Tuesday's loss to Arizona. Analysis: With yet another loss, Mike Smith falls to 0-6-1 in his last seven starts. Yikes. He's had a couple good starts mixed in there, but four-plus-goal outings like this have been far from unusual for Smith this year.
News: Reto Berra was pulled after playing just 10:53 on Tuesday and giving up three goals on eight shots. Calvin Pickard was perfect in his place, stopping 25 of 25. Analysis: Looking down the season stat line, it becomes quite clear that Reto Berra is about as low-end as NHL goalies come. The Avs must be hungering for Semyon Varlmaov to come back from his groin issue.
News: Frederik Andersen saved 32 of 34 shots Tuesday in a 3-2 victory over Calgary. Analysis: That's three straight wins for Frederik Andersen, who's back to building momentum following a period of inconsistent play. With John Gibson (groin) still out, he should be starting nearly every game.