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Date Player
12/19/2014 Jimmy Howard, G
Howard left Friday night's game against the New York Islanders with a lower-body injury.

Analysis: The Red Wings said the move was precautionary. Howard left after the first period with the score 1-1. He made eight saves in his 20 minutes of action.
12/19/2014 Marian Gaborik, RW
Gaborik had his season high for points with two goals and an assist in a 6-4 win over St. Louis on Thursday night.

Analysis: The Los Angeles Kings forward has five goals and an assist in his last three games after totaling four goals and four assists in his first 18 this season.
12/19/2014 Jeff Carter, C
Carter matched his career high for points with a goal and three assists in a 6-4 win over St. Louis on Thursday night.

Analysis: Carter has registered four points in six career games, including one against Chicago in last season's playoffs. He had a goal and three assists in a win over Columbus on Oct. 26, but had three assists in his prior 13 games.
12/19/2014 Vladimir Tarasenko, RW
Tarasenko extended his point streak to seven games with an assist in a 6-4 loss at the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

Analysis: Tarasenko has six goals and five assists during his run.
12/19/2014 Martin Brodeur, G
Brodeur matched a career high by giving up six goals in a loss at the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

Analysis: It was the 15th time in 1,263 regular-season games that Brodeur had allowed six goals. He had yielded seven in his first three appearances for St. Louis and three in his prior two games.
12/19/2014 Anze Kopitar, C
Kopitar registered his career high for points with one goal and four assists in Los Angeles' 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

Analysis: Kopitar, tied for third on the Kings with 19 points, had one goal and three assists in his prior 13 games.
12/19/2014 Melker Karlsson, C
Karlsson had a pair of assists in a 4-3 win over Edmonton on Thursday night.

Analysis: The San Jose center had one assist in his first three NHL games.
12/19/2014 Barclay Goodrow, RW
Goodrow scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and had an assist to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

Analysis: It was the first career multipoint effort for Goodrow, and the goal was his second in 17 NHL games. Goodrow had his first in a win over Edmonton on Dec. 9.
12/19/2014 Max Pacioretty, LW
Pacioretty left Thursday's game four minutes into the third period after taking a late hit into the boards by Anaheim's Clayton Stoner. Pacioretty, who never saw Stoner coming, spent several seconds on his knees on the ice before being helped to the dressing room by the Canadiens' training staff.

Analysis: Pacioretty sustained an upper-body injury on the play and was taken straight to the hospital for what coach Michel Therrien called "precautionary reasons." There is no indication how many games, if any, Pacioretty will miss.
12/19/2014 Matt Tennyson, D
Tennyson and Barclay Goodrow scored within 34 seconds of each other midway through the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

Analysis: The goal was Tennyson's first in eight career games and first point in four contests this season. He had two assists in 2012-13.
12/19/2014 Andrei Markov, D
Markov recorded his 13th assist in Thursday's loss to Anaheim.

Analysis: Markov has four points in his last four games with two of them coming on the power play. He leads the Canadiens with eight power-play points.
12/19/2014 Christian Ehrhoff, D
Ehrhoff missed Friday's practice.

Analysis: Ehrhoff has an undisclosed injury.
12/19/2014 Matt Beleskey, LW
Beleskey scored his 15th goal in Thursday's win at Montreal.

Analysis: Beleskey has eight goals in his last 15 games.
12/19/2014 Steve Mason, G
Mason is out for the Flyers.

Analysis: Mason has an upper-body injury.
12/19/2014 Ryan Getzlaf, C
Getzlaf recorded his 25th assist in Thursday's win at Montreal.

Analysis: Getzlaf simply continues to produce with four goals and 12 assists over his last 10 games.
12/19/2014 Paul Gaustad, C
Gaustad has landed on injured reserve.

Analysis: Gaustad, 32, has a lower body injury.
12/19/2014 Hampus Lindholm, D
Lindholm scored his fourth goal of the season in Thursday's win at Montreal.

Analysis: Lindholm has recorded exactly one point in eight of his last 11 games. He was without a point in 14 of his previous 18 contests/
12/19/2014 Eric Staal, C
Staal had two assists in Thursday's win over Toronto.

Analysis: Staal, whose 18 points are the second-most for Carolina, has three points in three games after going five straight without one.
12/19/2014 Andrej Sekera, D
Sekera scored his first goal of the season and recorded his 11th assist in Thursday's win over Toronto.

Analysis: Sekera appears to be finding a rhythm with four points in his last four games after a seven-game point drought.
12/19/2014 Nathan Gerbe, LW
Gerbe was credited with two assists in Thursday's win over Toronto.

Analysis: Even with the two points it's hard to consider Gerbe as much of a fantasy option. He had gone without a point in seven straight games.
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