Matt Murray
Penguins' Matt Murray: Strong performance goes unrewarded Saturday
Matt Murray, G, PIT
2:59 AM
News: Murray stopped 36 of 38 shots in Saturday's loss to Chicago.

It was a goaltending duel in Pittsburgh on Saturday night and opposing netminder Corey Crawford was just that much better. While Murray likely deserved a victory for his outstanding individual performance, the Penguins had scored 12 goals in their last three games and simply ran into a hot netminder Saturday. Murray is now 11-5-1 on the season with a .909 save save percentage. The 23-year-old has been excellent in his last two appearances and should continue seeing a very heavy workload for a Penguins team that is playing some of their best hockey of the season.

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Corey Crawford
Blackhawks' Corey Crawford: Stymies Penguins with 35 saves
Corey Crawford, G, CHI
2:48 AM
News: Crawford stopped 35 of 36 shots in Saturday's win over the Penguins.

Crawford really needed a bounce-back effort after a few recent rough outings and he delivered. The only goal that got past him Saturday was a shorthanded marker from Matt Hunwick in the third period. While it was a weak backhand shot that squeaked through, Crawford was able to shut the door the rest of the way and pick up his second consecutive victory. His ability to rebound after lackluster showings is what makes him such a reliable fantasy goaltender. Crawford is sporting a .933 save percentage this season and should be in your lineup whenever he gets the nod.

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Ivan Provorov
Flyers' Ivan Provorov: Tallies third goal
Ivan Provorov, D, PHI
1:47 AM
News: Provorov scored and added three shots on net in a 5-4 overtime defeat against the Flames on Saturday.

That's already Provorov's third goal of the season, giving him half the total he reached in 82 games in 2016-17. Provorov is receiving nearly 3:00 additional minutes in playing time per game this season than his rookie year, which is clearly helping his fantasy value. He's on pace to surpass his totals in goals, points and shots from last season.

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Jakub Voracek
Flyers' Jakub Voracek: Posts two assists in overtime defeat
Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI
1:42 AM
News: Voracek picked up two assists and recorded five shots on goal in a 5-4 overtime loss against the Flames on Saturday.

After a mini-cold streak, Voracek has heated up again, posting nine points in six games, including two points in the last two. He's also registered five shots on goal three times during that stretch. Voracek has 10 multi-point games already this season, which has helped place him among the leaders in points.

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Kris Versteeg
Flames' Kris Versteeg: Delivers two man-advantage helpers
Kris Versteeg, RW, CGY
1:42 AM
News: Versteeg registered two power-play assists in Saturday's 5-4 overtime road win over the Flyers.

The veteran winger was instrumental in helping Sean Monahan record his first career hat trick, and now five of Versteeg's eight points this season have taken place with the man advantage. He's past his prime, but performances like this remind us there's still some gas in the tank.

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T.J. Brodie
Flames' T.J. Brodie: Collects two helpers
T.J. Brodie, D, CGY
1:34 AM
News: Brodie set up two goals -- including one on the man advantage -- in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Flyers.

This was the third time this season that Brodie's recorded a multiplier in the points column, but he's been maddeningly inconsistent in the offensive zone on the way to 14 points (two goals, 12 assists). On a positive note, his 29 blocked shots through 19 games should at least partially compensate for the occasions where he's been held off the scoresheet. Brodie remains a steady yet unspectacular fantasy blueliner.

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Johnny Gaudreau
Flames' Johnny Gaudreau: Extends scoring streak to five games
Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY
1:20 AM
News: Gaudreau picked up a goal and a power-play assist Saturday, contributing to a 5-4 overtime road win over the Flyers.

During the first period, Michael Ferland delivered a perfect pass to Johnny Hockey, who stormed toward the net on a breakaway and buried his ninth goal of the season. Gaudreau would also become the primary distributor on Sean Monahan's second of three power-play tallies. Gaudreau's producing at an incredible rate with at least one point in nine straight games, dropping seven goals and nine assists over that span. He's setting the bar so high that fantasy owners could start to be let down by his rare one-point performances.

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Michael Frolik
Flames' Michael Frolik: Makes only shot count Saturday
Michael Frolik, RW, CGY
1:00 AM
News: Frolik posted the game-winning goal in overtime against the Flyers on Saturday.

It was shaping up to be a disappointing game for Frolik, as he hadn't recorded a single shot until one-timing a Mikael Backlund pass in overtime to beat Brian Elliott. The Czech winger is notorious for turning in dismal shooting percentages, but he's converting at a 10-percent clip through 19 games this season, and that's at least his best rate since registering a 13.3 value as a rookie with the Panthers in 2008-09.

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Filip Chytil
Rangers' Filip Chytil: Scores twice in return to lineup
Filip Chytil, C, NYR
12:54 AM
News: Playing in his first game in two weeks, Chytil (illness) scored twice in AHL Hartford's 4-1 win over Utica on Saturday.

Chytil had been dealing with an illness and very minor undisclosed injury during his time on the sideline. The Rangers have been very cautious with their prized prospect since sending him to the minors early in the season. In instances in which Hartford plays three days in a row, Chytil has typically sat out the third contest as a healthy scratch. The 18-year-old now has five goals and 11 points in nine games for the Wolf Pack. The sky is the limit for the talented, developing forward.

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Nolan Patrick
Flyers' Nolan Patrick: Lights lamp in loss
Nolan Patrick, C, PHI
12:45 AM
News: Patrick picked up his second goal of the season in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the visiting Flames.

The rookie fought for control of the puck in front of the cage and then backhanded it top shelf past goalie Mike Smith. Naturally, there's been growing pains with the second overall pick in this year's draft, but Patrick has shown flashes of brilliance on the way to two goals, two assists and a plus-2 rating through his first 11 games in the NHL.

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