News: Mark Fistric logged an assist late in the third period of a 5-2 defeat of the Blues on Saturday. Analysis: Saturday's assist is Mark Fistric's second point with the team and snaps a 10-game-long pointless streak for him.
News: Tim Jackman registered an assist during the second period of a 5-2 defeat of the Blues on Saturday. Analysis: Saturday's assist is Tim Jackman's first in his six games since being traded to the Ducks. This productivity may be a sign that Jackman is getting accustomed to his new team's style of play.
News: Patrick Maroon picked up an assist during the second period of a 5-2 defeat of the Blues on Saturday. Analysis: Saturday's assist snaps an 11-game-long pointless streak and gives Patrick Maroon a total of five points this season.
News: Saku Koivu netted an assist early in the first period of a 5-2 defeat of the Blues on Saturday. Analysis: Saturday's assist snaps a three-game-long pointless streak for Saku Koivu.
News: Kris Russell assisted on teammate Jiri Hudler's game-winning goal in Saturday's contest against Edmonton. He finished the night plus-2 and blocked six shots. Analysis: He's cooled off a bit from his torrid late-October pace, but he remains an above-average fantasy asset at the blue line.
News: Jiri Hudler scored the game-winner three minutes into overtime Saturday, sending the Flames to a road win over rival Edmonton, 2-1. Analysis: Saturday morning, it was unclear whether he would play at all; he didn't travel with the team due to an illness. But he flew to Edmonton separately and skated 26 shifts on the night. There's no reason to bench him for Tuesday's game against Boston.
News: George Parros, who was active for Thursday's win over Boston, was a healthy scratch Saturday night against Buffalo. Analysis: When Sabres coach Ted Nolan didn't dress John Scott, there was no need for George Parros on Saturday.
News: Alex Galchenyuk was moved up to the Tomas Plekanec line during Saturday's game and scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over the Sabres. His 14:09 of playing time nearly doubled Galchenyuk's time on ice in Thursday's win over Boston. Analysis: There's been a revolving door at left wing on the Plekanec line (Brian Gionta on right wing) and it's generally been an effective tool for when coach Michel Therrien wants to jump-start a struggling or inconsistent winger. Alex Galchenyuk had three shots on goal and was credited with a team-high five hits. We expect to see more of this combination in the coming games.
News: Travis Moen had two assists and three hits in 13:27 of ice time Saturday night in a 3-2 win over the Sabres. The points were his first in eight games. Analysis: It was a night for the fourth line in Montreal, as Travis Moen, Brandon Prust (goal, assist) and Ryan White (assist) grabbed five of nine points credited to Montreal skaters.
News: Brandon Prust earned the first star with a goal and an assist in 13:09 of ice time Saturday night in a 3-2 win over Buffalo. The points were his first in nine games. Analysis: Hands up for all who thought the one category Brandon Prust would need to complete the Gordie Howe hat-trick is a fight. He and his fourth-line mates provided a jolt in an otherwise snooze-fest of a game.