Canes' Khudobin Stops 30 Shots In Loss
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News: Anton Khudobin
stopped 30 of the 31 shots he faced in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: Anton Khudobin
was great Sunday, but got no offensive support in a 1-0 loss. The 28-year-old is still searching for his first win this season, posting an 0-8-2 record, to go with a .900 save percentage and 2.91 GAA. Considering the Hurricanes sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with just 22 points, it's hard to see Khudobin piling up the wins anytime soon. The backup to Cam Ward won't provide much fantasy value unless the Hurricanes get their season back on track.
Rangers' Talbot Blanks Hurricanes
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News: Cam Talbot
pitched an 18-save shutout in Sunday's win over Carolina.
Analysis: Cam Talbot
has been outstanding recently, recording a shutout in three of his past four games. The 27-year-old is now 3-3-1 on the season with an impressive .928 save percentage and 2.02 GAA. He has been one of the best backups this season and is a great fantasy option whenever starter Henrik Lundqvist gets the night off.
Jets' Pavelec Gives Up Four Goals In Loss
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News: Ondrej Pavelec
surrendered four goals on 23 shots in Sunday's overtime loss to the Flyers.
After a solid outing Tuesday vs. Buffalo, Ondrej Pavelec
returned to his losing ways Sunday. The 27-year-old has now lost three of his past four games, giving up at least three goals in each of those losses. Considering Pavelec's recent struggles, expect rookie Michael Hutchinson and his league-leading .940 save percentage to continue to make his case to be Winnipeg's starting netminder.
Flyers' Zepp Wins First Career Start At Age 33
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News: Rob Zepp
made his NHL debut Sunday, stopping 25 of 28 shots in an overtime win over Winnipeg.
The 33-year-old Rob Zepp
becomes the oldest goalie to win his NHL debut since 1926. What a story. While Zepp will likely return to the AHL Phantoms once starter Steve Mason (upper body) returns from injury, Zepp could still see more action before being sent down. Expect him to backup Ray Emery during Mason's absence, with the chance of stepping in if Razor struggles or goes down with an injury.
Leafs' Reimer Gives Up Four In Loss to Chicago
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News: James Reimer
gave up four goals on 34 shots in Sunday's loss to the Blackhawks.
It wasn't the best outing for James Reimer
, who got no offensive support in the 4-0 loss. The 26-year-old is now 6-4-0 on the season with a .907 save percentage and 3.26 GAA. While he has only made 13 appearance this season, Reimer is still a decent fantasy option whenever starter Jonathan Bernier gets the night off.
Hawks' Raanta Shuts Down Maple Leafs
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News: Antti Raanta
stopped all 31 of the shots he faced in Sunday's win over the Maple Leafs.
Well, that was simply a Antti Raanta
stic effort from the 25-year-old. Raanta has been very reliable this season, winning five straight games and allowing only eight goals in that span. With a crazy .945 save percentage and 1.76 GAA on the season, Rannta is a great fantasy option whenever starter Corey Crawford is given the night off.
Oilers' Scrivens Picks Up Another Loss
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News: Ben Scrivens
made 40 saves but allowed five goals in Sunday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Stars.
Analysis: Ben Scrivens
now has suffered through five consecutive defeats, allowing nine goals in the last two. His defense hasn't helped the 28-year-old as he's faced 119 shots in the last three games and should probably be avoided as both he and the team struggle through the season.
News: Anders Lindback
saved nine of the 10 shots he faced in 35:39 minutes of action after replacing Kari Lehtonen in Sunday's 6-5 overtime win against the Oilers.
Analysis: Anders Lindback
allowed a goal a few minutes after coming into the game, but was solid the rest of the way as his mates rallied from 5-2 down to get the win. It's his first win of the season as he now sports a 1-5-0 record, though the 26-year-old will likely see limited action unless Lehtonen continues to struggle.
Stars' Lehtonen Pulled After Struggles
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News: Kari Lehtonen
allowed four goals on 19 shots before being pulled midway through the second period in Sunday's 6-5 win against the Oilers.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen
was spared of the loss as his mates rallied from 5-2 down to get the overtime win, but the 31-year-old had an off night as he allowed three goals in less than 10 minutes of work in the second period. His numbers haven't been great, with a 2.99 GAA and save percentage of just .904, but Lehtonen still sports a 13-7-5 record and has a win in four of his last five results.
Bruins' Rask Snaps Streak In Win
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News: Tuukka Rask
made 25 saves on 28 shots in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Sabres.
The Bruins offense has been struggling recently, so despite solid play in net Tuukka Rask
entered Sunday's game with four straight losses. While his numbers are down from last season, with a 2.52 GAA and .913 save percentage to go with a 13-10-3 record, the 27-year-old is still one of the better options out there and should benefit when the offense in front of him starts to produce.