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Date Player
10/19/2017 Jimmy Howard, Det, G
Howard gave up three goals on four shots before getting yanked in favor of Petr Mrazek late in the first period of Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Leafs.

Analysis: Howard has yielded six goals in two games.
10/19/2017 Curtis McElhinney, Tor, G
McElhinney made 30 saves in a 6-3 win over the Wings.

Analysis: This was his first outing of the season while playing a backup role.
10/19/2017 Connor Brown, Tor, RW
Brown scored Wednesday.

Analysis: He has a goal in back-to-back games.
10/19/2017 William Nylander, Tor, C
Nylander had a goal with an assist Wednesday.

Analysis: He has five assists this season.
10/19/2017 Auston Matthews, Tor, C
Matthews had a goal with an assist Wednesday.

Analysis: He has six goals and four assists in seven games.
10/19/2017 Nazem Kadri, Tor, C
Kadri had a goal with an assist Wednesday.

Analysis: He has four goals and four assists in seven games.
10/19/2017 Zach Hyman, Tor, C
Hyman had a goal with an assist Wednesday.

Analysis: Three of his five points have come in the last two games.
10/19/2017 Tomas Tatar, Det, LW
Tatar recorded his first goal of the campaign Wednesday.

Analysis: He's recorded at least 20 goals in each of the previous three seasons.
10/19/2017 Dylan Larkin, Det, C
Larkin had two assists Wednesday.

Analysis: He has seven assists in seven games.
10/19/2017 Nick Jensen, Det, D
Jensen had three assists for the Wings on Wednesday.

Analysis: He had one assist in the first six games.
10/18/2017 Zemgus Girgensons, Buf, C
Girgensons had to leave Tuesday's game after getting hit in the foot.

Analysis: Girgensons' status for Friday's game is uncertain.
10/18/2017 Brad Richardson, Ari, C
Richardson has a lower-body injury.

Analysis: Richardson didn't play Tuesday and his status for Thursday is uncertain.
10/18/2017 Tuukka Rask, Bos, G
Rask left Wednesday's practice after a collision.

Analysis: Rask had to be helped off the ice and his status is uncertain.
10/18/2017 Wayne Simmonds, Phi, RW
Simmonds left Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury and his status for Thursday's game against Nashville will be determined after the Flyers' morning skate.

Analysis: Simmonds is off to a stellar start, scoring five goals with three of them coming on the power play.
10/18/2017 Ryan Spooner, Bos, C
Spooner is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a right groin adductor tear.

Analysis: Spooner only had one point through his first five games of the season but has been a key contributor on Boston's power play, tallying three goals and 15 assists in man-advantage situations last season.
10/18/2017 Lars Eller, Was, C
Eller sat out Tusday's game with an illness and his status for Friday against Detroit is uncertain.

Analysis: Eller has two assists through six games and has a minus-2 rating.
10/18/2017 Martin Jones, SJ, G
Jones made 28 saves in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.

Analysis: Jones began the season with back-to-back losses, allowing four goals in each, before yielding two goals in each of his last two starts and winning both. The Sharks open a five-game road trip Friday in New Jersey, and Jones is 3-1-0 with a 1.44 GAA lifetime against the Devils.
10/18/2017 Carey Price, Mon, G
Price stopped 30 of 34 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks.

Analysis: Price's rough start to the season continued as he dropped a fifth straight start, his longest losing streak since October 2011. He has a 4.00 GAA during this skid.
10/18/2017 Joe Thornton, SJ, C
Thornton scored an empty-netter and had an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.

Analysis: Thornton, who had only one point in his first four games of the season, also had two penalty minutes for the second straight contest. Though the 38-year-old has been on the decline for a while, the good news for his fantasy owners is that Thornton remains a big part of San Jose's power play. He spent more than 6 minutes on the ice with the man advantage Tuesday and is second on the team in that category.
10/18/2017 Shea Weber, Mon, D
Weber scored on the power play but finished at a minus-2 in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks.

Analysis: It was the first goal of the season and ended a four-game point drought for Weber, who is a minus-4 in Montreal's last four games.
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