Torrey Mitchell
Canadiens' Torrey Mitchell: Hits twine twice in win over Devils
Torrey Mitchell, C, MON
3:05 AM
News: Mitchell notched his sixth and seventh goals of the season in Thursday's 5-2 victory over New Jersey, rounding out his line with a plus-2 rating and two PIM.

Over the prior dozen games, Mitchell had collected exactly zero points and eight shots on net, so this pretty much came out of nowhere. His four shots in this one represent a season high, but he still skated a modest 13:34 with no power-play time. Perhaps those in super-deep fantasy formats can find a place for him, especially with Montreal so thin at center right now, but the vast majority of leagues should have better options on the waiver wire.

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Adam Henrique
Devils' Adam Henrique: Picks up two points in losing cause
Adam Henrique, C, NJ
2:55 AM
News: Henrique scored the Devils' first goal and assisted on Taylor Hall's power-play tally Thursday in a 5-2 loss to Montreal.

Henrique's two points came with a pair of downers (besides that they came in a losing effort): The goal came on his only shot and he went minus-1. Still, the center's embattled fantasy owners will gladly accept his first multi-point game since Nov. 12; in the interim, he managed just three goals and two assists with a minus-6 rating over 11 contests.

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Andrew Shaw
Canadiens' Andrew Shaw: Continues warming phase with two assists in win
Andrew Shaw, C, MON
2:55 AM
News: Shaw notched a pair of assists and four shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Devils.

The Habs' offseason acquisition of Shaw looked like a dud over his first 14 games, as the winger managed only a goal and two assists with 21 shots in that span. However, htarting with a three-point game on Nov. 12, he's turned that story around, netting 10 points and 32 shots along with 40 PIM in his last 13 games. Shaw's seeing increased ice time now because of the team's injuries up front, which only helps his multi-category fantasy value. If your league counts hits, even better.

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Anders Lee
Islanders' Anders Lee: Powers win over Blues with two goals
Anders Lee, C, NYI
12:25 AM
News: Lee scored a power-play goal and the game-winner in the third period Thursday, driving a 3-2 win over St. Louis.

Lee deflected the puck home on a first-period man advantage, then later blasted another in right off a faceoff for the winner. For the first 18 games of the season, he was an unmitigated disaster, netting only a goal and an assist. But the lights flicked on for him starting right around Thanksgiving -- in his last eight contests, Lee has piled up seven goals and a helper. We haven't necessarily seen the 26-year-old's best yet, and he makes for a low-cost investment with upside for fantasy purposes.

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Robby Fabbri
Blues' Robby Fabbri: Gains two points in loss to Islanders
Robby Fabbri, C, STL
12:15 AM
News: Fabbri picked up a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Isles.

Unfortunately, the Blues didn't get much offense out of anyone else. Fabbri's been a tad inconsistent, but he still does have 10 points in his last 12 games following an ice-cold start to the year.

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Claude Giroux
Flyers' Claude Giroux: Tallies three points in victory over Oilers
Claude Giroux, C, PHI
12:00 AM
News: Giroux scored twice, added a power-play assist and went plus-3 in Thursday's 6-5 win over Edmonton.

His goal 12:11 into the third period tied the game at five apiece, putting the finishing touches on Giroux's third multi-point game in the last five. Over his last eight contests, the star center has racked up 11 points accompanied by a plus-10 rating. That's pushed his rating up into positive status -- good news for a guy who's finished negative in three of the last four seasons.

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Max Domi
Coyotes' Max Domi: Leaves game with supper-body injury
Max Domi, C, ARI
12/8/2016
News: Domi (upper body) left in the third period of Thursday's game against Los Angeles and didn't return.

The forward netted Arizona's only goal of the game before exiting due to injury. The youngster has 15 points in 25 games, so if he is out for any extended period of time, his loss will be felt both by the Coyotes and fantasy owners alike.

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Connor McDavid
Oilers' Connor McDavid: Pads NHL points lead with two more
Connor McDavid, C, EDM
12/8/2016
News: McDavid notched a power-play goal and a shorthanded assist in Thursday's 6-5 loss to Philadelphia.

That builds his NHL-best point total to 38 games, and we're still waiting for another player to hit 30. McDavid's putting up multi-point efforts almost habitually now -- seven of them in his last 11 games, a span in which he's compiled 19 points.

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Leon Draisaitl
Oilers' Leon Draisaitl: Racks up three points in loss to Flyers
Leon Draisaitl, C, EDM
12/8/2016
News: Draisaitl scored the game's opening goal and added two assists (one on the power play) in Thursday's 6-5 loss to Philadelphia.

He's been on a bender since mid-November, compiling nine goals and eight assists over his last 13 games. Just 21 years old, Draisaitl looks even better this year than he did in his 51-point campaign last season -- he's on pace for 70, and the 2014 draft's No. 3 overall pick certainly has the talent to maintain that clip.

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Nathan MacKinnon
Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon: Banks shortie in win over Bruins
Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
12/8/2016
News: MacKinnon scored his seventh goal -- an unassisted tally while shorthanded -- in Thursday's 4-2 win over Boston.

He took advantage of a misplay by Torey Krug at the blue line, taking away the puck and streaking down the ice to unleash a shot that beat Anton Khudobin to give the Avs a 2-0 lead. He's recovered from a four-game skid with three points and nine shots in the last two contests, so things are looking up for MacKinnon again. It'd be nice to see him remain a consistent scoresheet presence, though.

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