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|12/16/2017||Ryan Spooner, Bos, C|
|Spooner had an assist Saturday against the Rangers.
Analysis: Spooner was moved up to the second line in his first game back after missing four in a row with a lower-body injury. He now has a goal and three assists in his last five contests.
|12/16/2017||David Pastrnak, Bos, RW|
|Pastrnak extended his point streak to 11 games with an assist Saturday against the Rangers.
Analysis: He has five goals and eight assists over that streak.
|12/16/2017||Brad Marchand, Bos, LW|
|The red-hot Marchand scored Saturday against the Rangers.
Analysis: Since returning from a six-game absence, Marchand has posted five goals and seven assists over an eight-game point streak.
|12/16/2017||David Krejci, Bos, C|
|Krejci recorded an assist Saturday against the Rangers.
Analysis: Injuries have limited Krejci to 18 games this season, but he has five goals and nine assists.
|12/16/2017||Danton Heinen, Bos, RW|
|Heinen scored Saturday against the Rangers.
Analysis: Heinen has five goals and six assists in his last 14 games.
|12/16/2017||Mats Zuccarello, NYR, RW|
|Zuccarello scored a power-play goal 1:56 into overtime to give the Rangers a 3-2 win at Boston on Saturday.
Analysis: He's starting to heat up with 16 of his team-best 27 points coming in the last 16 games.
|12/16/2017||J.T. Miller, NYR, RW|
|Miller scored for the second straight game Saturday against the Bruins.
Analysis: Miller has nine points in the last 12 games.
|12/16/2017||Ryan McDonagh, NYR, D|
|McDonagh picked up his 18th assist Saturday in Boston.
Analysis: McDonagh has six assists in eight games since returning from an abdominal injury. Before getting hurt Nov. 19, McDonagh had been leading the Rangers in total ice time and was tied for second in assists - he set a career high with 36 last season.
|12/16/2017||Chris Kreider, NYR, LW|
|Kreider picked up an assist in Boston on Saturday.
Analysis: He has six goals and five assists in the last 13 games.
|12/16/2017||Michael Grabner, NYR, LW|
|Grabner scored his team-high 16th goal Saturday in Boston.
Analysis: Seven of those goals have come in the last 10 games.
|12/16/2017||Matt Dumba, Min, D|
|Dumba scored twice for Minnesota in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Edmonton.
Analysis: Four of Dumba's five goals this season have come in his last seven games.
|12/16/2017||Cam Talbot, Edm, G|
|Talbot made 29 saves and the Edmonton Oilers held off the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday.
Analysis: Talbot appeared in his first game after missing seven with an undisclosed injury. Edmonton hosts San Jose on Monday, and Talbot had a 1.67 GAA in winning his final three starts against the Sharks last season.
|12/16/2017||Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edm, C|
|Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and the Edmonton Oilers held off the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday.
Analysis: Nugent-Hopkins is up to 13 goals on the season, scoring five of them in the last nine games. Nine of his goals have come at home, and the Oilers are home again Monday against the Sharks.
|12/16/2017||Connor McDavid, Edm, C|
|McDavid had an assist and the Edmonton Oilers held off the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday.
Analysis: Since Nov. 14, no player has more points than McDavid's 21.
|12/16/2017||Milan Lucic, Edm, LW|
|Lucic had a goal and assist and the Edmonton Oilers held off the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday.
Analysis: Lucic has now scored in every other game over the last seven contests. He has four goals and four assists in that span. The Oilers host the Sharks on Monday, and Lucic had a hat trick in his last game against San Jose in April.
|12/16/2017||Martin Jones, SJ, G|
|Jones made 36 saves in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to Vancouver.
Analysis: Jones has allowed at least four goals in all five of his starts this month.
|12/16/2017||Henrik Sedin, Van, C|
|Sedin recorded three assists Friday.
Analysis: Sedin leads the Canucks with 20 assists, including 15 in his last 13 games.
|12/16/2017||Daniel Sedin, Van, LW|
|Sedin recorded three assists Friday.
Analysis: Sedin has 13 points in his last 13 games.
|12/16/2017||Brent Burns, SJ, D|
|Burns had goals on the power play and at even strength Friday.
Analysis: Burns has suddenly caught fire with five goals in his last five games after previously having only one all season. He has eight points during San Jose's current 3-0-2 stretch.
|12/16/2017||Brock Boeser, Van, RW|
|Boeser had a power-play goal in Friday's win over San Jose.
Analysis: The NHL's rookie scoring leader ripped a shot over Martin Jones' shoulder at 11:56 of the second for his team-leading 17th goal, moments after slicing through the Sharks' defense and ringing a shot off the post. Boeser has scored in four of his last five games.
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