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: Derek MacKenzie (illness) looks ready to play Wednesday against the Hurricanes, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: Scottie Upshall (lower body), Jimmy Hayes and Colby Robak are expected to serve as the scratches for the Panthers on Wednesday, ushering Derek MacKenzie into the lineup after he missed Tuesday's practice with the flu. The fourth-liner has four points and a minus-7 rating through 19 games.
News: Jimmy Hayes will be a healthy scratch Wednesday versus the Hurricanes, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: Jimmy Hayes has made it difficult to justify his removal from the lineup by producing four goals and five assists over 11 games, but it appears coach Gerard Gallant wants to get Tomas Fleischmann some work after he was scratched Monday. Don't expect the scoring-starved Panthers to keep Hayes in the press box for too long while he remains hot.
News: Alex Goligoski missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports. Analysis: The expectation is that Alex Goligoski will be good to go in time for Friday's game with the Wild, but the Stars should relay further word if his illness is more severe than anticipated. The blueliner has yet to find twine in his 22 games this season.
News: T.J. Galiardi cleared waivers Wednesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports. Analysis: Now that he's cleared waivers, T.J. Galiardi will have the option of whether or not to accept his assignment to AHL St. John's. Given that he didn't warrant a claim from the other NHL clubs after producing no points in 17 games, it seems likely that he'll swallow his pride and return to the minors.
News: Liam O'Brien (lower body) will not play Wednesday against the Islanders, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: Liam O'Brien was on the ice for rushes with the fourth line, but went after Evgeny Kuznetsov, suggesting he'll miss another game. The 20-year-old looks like he's recovered from the injury at this point and could return over the weekend for either both of the Capitals' back-to-back contests.