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Date Player
3/25/2017 Frederik Andersen, Tor, G
Andersen has exited Saturday with an apparent upper body injury.

Analysis: Andersen had posted a 2.00 goals-against average during a 6-2-2 stretch heading into Saturday's game.
3/25/2017 Patrick Sharp, Dal, LW
Sharp will reportedly have season-ending surgery on his hip.

Analysis: Sharp had just eight goals and 10 assists in 48 games this season.
3/25/2017 Ryan Suter, Min, D
Suter had a goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Canucks.

Analysis: Suter's goal was hist first since Feb. 16 and just hist fourth point in his last 16 games. He is also a minus-3 in his last 16 after being a plus-35 in his first 58 contests.
3/25/2017 Alexander Wennberg, Cls, C
Wennberg scored his 13th goal of the season in Friday's 1-0 win over the Flyers.

Analysis: Wenneberg had gone 12 straight games without a goal, but when he does score, he makes them count. Five of his goals have been game-winners.
3/25/2017 Sergei Bobrovsky, Cls, G
Bobrovsky made 36 saves in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Flyers.

Analysis: It was Bobrovsky's seventh shutout of the season and 19th of his career. He leads the league with 40 wins and has been particularly impressive since the Blue Jackets' bye week, going 9-0-2 with a 1.08 GAA and four shutouts. He's been peppered with at least 34 shots in four straight games and has stopped all but three of them.
3/25/2017 Eric Staal, Min, C
Staal had a goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Canucks.

Analysis: Staal has six goals and three assists in his last nine games, but the Wild have just two wins over that stretch. Saturday's goal was his 25th of the season, his most since tallying 33 for Carolina in 2010-11.
3/25/2017 Brock Boeser, Van, RW
Boeser scored in his NHL debut a day after signing with Vancouver and the Canucks defeated the slumping Wild 4-2 on Saturday.

Analysis: Boeser was Vancouver's first-round pick in the 2015 draft. He joined the Canucks just hours after his North Dakota Fighting Hawks were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
3/25/2017 Bo Horvat, Van, C
Horvat had two assists in Saturday's win over the Wild.

Analysis: Horvat is still mired in a nine-game stretch without a score but did manage to post a plus-1 - his first positive +/- rating since March 5.
3/25/2017 Tuukka Rask, Bos, G
Rask will not face the Islanders on Saturday due to a lower-body injury, and is considered day to day.

Analysis: Rask has been mired in a funk, surrendering five goals twice during a four-game losing streak and has an .842 save percentage in that span.
3/25/2017 Marc-Edouard Vlasic, SJ, D
Vlasic left Friday's loss at Florida with an undisclosed injury and sat out Saturday's game in Nashville.

Analysis: Vlasic had just returned after missing a game with an illness. He ranks third on the Sharks in total ice time and is second with 129 hits.
3/25/2017 Jonathan Bernier, Anh, G
Bernier needed to make just 17 saves to stay hot Friday as Anaheim beat the Jets 3-1.

Analysis: Bernier has allowed no more than two goals in eight of his past 10 starts, and he's 7-0-1 in the last eight.
3/25/2017 Jakob Silfverberg, Anh, RW
Silfverberg had a goal, an assist and two penalty minutes Friday while finishing at a plus-2.

Analysis: Silfverberg had a pair of penalty minutes for the third straight game - he previously had just 14 - and notched his first multipoint game since Feb. 11.
3/25/2017 Corey Perry, Anh, RW
Perry scored his 15th goal of the season in Friday's win over the Jets.

Analysis: It's been a fairly disappointing season for the 12-year veteran, but he's stepped up to score four goals in Anaheim's last eight games.
3/25/2017 Andrew Cogliano, Anh, LW
Cogliano scored his first game-winning goal of the season Friday.

Analysis: Cogliano halted a 10-game goal drought, scoring his 15th of the season.
3/25/2017 Blake Wheeler, Wpg, RW
Wheeler assisted on Winnipeg's only goal in Friday's loss to the Ducks.

Analysis: Wheeler has eight points in his last six games and is second on the Jets with 64.
3/25/2017 Mathieu Perreault, Wpg, C
Perreault assisted on Winnipeg's only goal in Friday's loss to Anaheim.

Analysis: Perreault had an assist for the fourth straight game and has eight points in his last five contests.
3/25/2017 Henrik Zetterberg, Det, LW
Zetterberg had a goal in Friday's 2-1 OT loss to the Lightning.

Analysis: Zetterberg has six points in Detroit's last five games. It was his 325th goal as a Wing, moving Zetterberg past Norm Ullman into sixth on Detroit's all-time goal scoring list.
3/25/2017 Andrei Vasilevskiy, TB, G
Vasilevskiy had 29 saves in Friday's 2-1 OT win over the Red Wings.

Analysis: It was an encouraging performance for Vasilevskiy after he yielded four goals in each of his previous three games. Prior to that stretch, he allowed a total of six goals over a five-game stretch. The Lightning host the Blackhawks on Monday, and Vasilevskiy had 34 saves in a 5-2 win at Chicago on Jan. 24.
3/25/2017 Ondrej Palat, TB, LW
Palat had a goal in Friday's 2-1 OT win over the Red Wings.

Analysis: Palat has a goal and five assists during a four-game point streak. The Lightning host the Blackhawks on Monday, and 26 of Palat's 42 points this season have come at home.
3/25/2017 Nikita Kucherov, TB, RW
Kucherov was on the mark again Friday night, redirecting Brayden Point's pass into the Red Wings net 3:28 into overtime as the Lightning rallied for a 2-1 victory.

Analysis: Kucherov had nine shots on goal in a game Feb. 19 at Colorado, though he didn't score. The next game, he did find the net, and he's been on fire since, leading the NHL with 29 points, including 17 goals. The Lightning host the Blackhawks on Monday, and Kucherov scored in a 5-2 win at Chicago on Jan. 24.
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