Jonathan Bernier
Ducks' Jonathan Bernier: Allows four goals in relief effort
Jonathan Bernier, G, ANA
3:05 AM
News: Bernier allowed four goals on 20 shots in Saturday's 5-3 loss against the Wild.

Bernier took over for the injured John Gibson (upper body) in the first period, and was sailing along until allowing three quick goals in a 1:59 span late in the third period. The veteran might be asked to start if Gibson is forced to the shelf, so he has some short-term fantasy appeal if he starts more frequently.

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Devan Dubnyk
Wild's Devan Dubnyk: Allows three goals in victory
Devan Dubnyk, G, MIN
3:00 AM
News: Dubnyk turned aside 26 of the 29 shots he faced in Saturday's 5-3 win against the Wild.

While Dubnyk leads the NHL in GAA and save percentage, he has allowed at least three goals in six of his past nine starts. The offense bailed him out in this one. Despite the uneven performances of late, Dubnyk tends goal for a contender and his overall body of work makes him a must-start fantasy option.

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Ryan Suter
Wild's Ryan Suter: Celebrates birthday with big game
Ryan Suter, D, MIN
2:55 AM
News: Suter posted a goal, an assist, a blocked shot and plus-4 in Saturday's 5-3 win against the Ducks.

Suter celebrated his 32nd birthday in style, scoring just his second goal over the past 15 games. Still, he hasn't left fantasy owners totally empty handed, as he has two goals and nine points with a plus-7 over the past 11 games. The veteran remains an above-average offensive defenseman, and he leads the NHL with a plus-30. Suter also helps fantasy owners in the blocked shots (58) and hits (47) categories.

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Jason Zucker
Wild's Jason Zucker: Posts pair of goals in home win
Jason Zucker, LW, MIN
2:45 AM
News: Zucker posted two goals with a plus-2 and four hits in Saturday's 5-3 win against the Ducks.

Zucker made the home crowd happy on Hockey Day in Minnesota. He has five goals over the past six games, and he has posted 12 markers with 24 points over the past 27 outings. The 25-year-old already has set a career best with 31 points, and his plus-27 rating is easily the best since of his five years in the NHL. He has emerged as a must-start fantasy option in this breakout season.

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Erik Haula
Wild's Erik Haula: Lights lamp twice in home win
Erik Haula, LW, MIN
2:40 AM
News: Haula posted a pair of goals with a plus-1 in Saturday's 5-3 win against the Ducks.

It was Haula's first multi-point game since Nov. 29, and just his third contest with at least two points. He has three goals over the past three games, but he still has just nine markers and 15 points overall. Haula is more valuable to his real team than to fantasy owners, as he is a penalty kill specialist.

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Sami Vatanen
Ducks' Sami Vatanen: Continues to struggle
Sami Vatanen, D, ANA
2:30 AM
News: Vatanen was scoreless with a minus-4 in Saturday's 5-3 loss against the Wild.

Vatanen hasn't scored a goal since Dec. 11, and he has just two assists over his past 13 games. He is on pace for just 30 points, and that would be his lowest total since the 2013-14 campaign. The Finnish rearguard is still useful in deeper fantasy pools for his blocked shots (92) and hits (50).

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Jared Boll
Ducks' Jared Boll: Posts first point in three months
Jared Boll, RW, ANA
2:25 AM
News: Boll posted an assist with a plus-1 in Saturday's 5-3 loss against the Wild.

Boll isn't on the ice for his offensive skills, he is on the ice as a protector for the star players in Anaheim. He racks up plenty of penalty minutes in limited ice time, and he has racked up 34 hits in 33 games. Still, the enforcer is only worth a look in the very deepest of pools.

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Kevin Bieksa
Ducks' Kevin Bieksa: Delivers five hits in road loss
Kevin Bieksa, D, ANA
2:25 AM
News: Bieksa was scoreless with five hits, a blocked shot and a minor penalty in Saturday's 5-3 loss against the Wild.

Bieksa rarely finds his way onto the scoresheet, but he helps fantasy owners in the hits (119) and blocked shots (58) categories in deeper pools.

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Cam Fowler
Ducks' Cam Fowler: Snaps out of offensive funk
Cam Fowler, D, ANA
2:15 AM
News: Fowler scored a shorthanded goal and he added an assist in Saturday's 5-3 loss against the Wild.

It wasn't all great for Fowler, who finished with a minus-2 in 25:37. Still, it's a start for the defenseman, who entered Saturday's game with no goals and just one assist over the past 15 games. Despite the offensive drought, Fowler remains on pace for a career high in points.

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Peter Budaj
Kings' Peter Budaj: Allows three goals in loss
Peter Budaj, G, LA
2:05 AM
News: Budaj made 32 saves in a 4-2 loss to the Islanders. He allowed three goals.

He has lost three straight and four of his last six starts. Budaj remains the go-to guy in the blue paint as long as Jonathan Quick is sidelined. He'll need to throw down some strong performances for the Kings to scratch their way to a wild card position, though.

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