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|4/27/2017||John Gibson, Anh, G|
|Gibson stopped 27 of 31 shots in Wednesday's 5-3 series-opening loss to the Oilers.
Analysis: Gibson doesn't appear to be a good fantasy option during this series. He's facing a potent Oilers offense and has lost four of five starts this season against Edmonton, posting a mediocre .904 save percentage.
|4/27/2017||Cam Talbot, Edm, G|
|Talbot stopped 33 shots in Edmonton's 5-3 series-opening win over Anaheim on Wednesday.
Analysis: Talbot has mostly performed well in his first postseason as a starter. He did give up five goals and get pulled from a Game 4 loss at San Jose in the first round, but in the Oilers' other six playoff games, he's allowed a combined 10 goals.
|4/27/2017||Jakob Silfverberg, Anh, RW|
|Silfverberg had a goal and two penalty minutes in Wednesday's series-opening loss to Edmonton.
Analysis: Silfverberg has three goals through five playoff games after previously scoring just eight in his first 49 postseason contests.
|4/27/2017||Ryan Getzlaf, Anh, C|
|Getzlaf had a power-play goal, an assist and two penalty minutes in Wednesday's series-opening loss to the Oilers.
Analysis: Getzlaf has four goals and three assists through just five playoff games, leading the Ducks in points this postseason after doing so during the regular season with 73. He has nine points in six matchups with Edmonton this season.
|4/27/2017||Patrick Eaves, Anh, RW|
|Eaves scored in the Ducks' 5-3 loss to the Sharks in Wednesday's opener of their second-round series.
Analysis: Eaves has scored in back-to-back games after failing to net one in Anaheim's first three playoff games. He had a career-high 32 goals during the regular season.
|4/27/2017||Leon Draisaitl, Edm, C|
|Draisaitl had a huge game in Edmonton's second-round series opener versus San Jose with a goal, three assists and two penalty minutes in a 5-3 win.
Analysis: Draisaitl failed to record a point in the Oilers' first four playoff games but has come back with seven points in the last three while posting a plus-6.
|4/27/2017||Adam Larsson, Edm, D|
|Larsson surprised everyone by scoring twice, including the game-winner, and adding an assist in the Oilers' 5-3 victory over the Sharks to open their second-round series.
Analysis: The stay-at-home blueliner scored only four goals in his other 85 games this season.
|4/27/2017||Mark Letestu, Edm, C|
|Letestu scored two power-play goals in the Oilers' 5-3 win over the Ducks on Wednesday in the opener of their second-round series.
Analysis: Eleven of Letestu's career-high 16 goals during the regular season came on the power play, so it should be no surprise that all three of his goals in these playoffs have been with the advantage. All of them have come in Edmonton's last three games.
|4/27/2017||Kevin Bieksa, Anh, D|
|Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said Bieksa sustained a lower-body injury during Tuesday's Game 1 loss to Edmonton.
Analysis: Bieksa will soon be evaluated to determine the extent of the injury. He saw just 7:03 of ice time Tuesday due to the problem.
|4/27/2017||Mattias Janmark, Dal, C|
|Janmark signed a one-year, $700,000 contract extension with Dallas on Thursday.
Analysis: Janmark, who missed the entire 2016-17 season due to a knee injury, collected 15 goals, 14 assists and a plus-12 rating in 73 games in 2015-16. The 24-year-old Swede also registered five points (two goals, three assists) in 12 career postseason contests.
|4/27/2017||Joel Edmundson, StL, D|
|Edmundson had two assists Wednesday.
Analysis: He has four points in the postseason.
|4/27/2017||P.K. Subban, Nsh, D|
|Subban had a goal and two assists, powering Nashville to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday.
Analysis: He has five points in five playoff games this year.
|4/27/2017||Vernon Fiddler, Nsh, C|
|Fiddler scored with 5:05 left in the third period, leading Nashville to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday.
Analysis: This was Fiddler's first game of the postseason.
|4/26/2017||Kevin Fiala, Nsh, LW|
|Fiala has a broken femur and is done for the playoffs after left Wednesday's Game 1 of the Predators' second-round series against St. Louis on a stretcher. Fiala got tangled up with Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and went hard into the boards behind the St. Louis net at 1:46 of the second period.
Analysis: He scored two goals in the Predators' first-round sweep against the Blackhawks, including one in overtime in Game 3.
|4/26/2017||Calle Jarnkrok, Nsh, C|
|Jarnkrok missed Game 1 against the Blues on Wednesday due to an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: Jarnkrok had 15 goals and set career highs with 16 assists and 31 points in 81 regular-season games. He had one assist as the Predators swept the Blackhawks in the first round.
|4/26/2017||Tyler Seguin, Dal, C|
|Seguin has had surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder and should be ready for training camp in September. The team said Seguin had the procedure Tuesday and was expected to make a full recovery in four months.
Analysis: The 25-year-old Seguin led the Stars in scoring with 72 points (26 goals, 46 assists) in a disappointing season. Dallas missed the playoffs a year after being the top seed in the Western Conference and winning a first-round series against Minnesota.
|4/25/2017||Marian Gaborik, LA, RW|
|Gaborik is questionable for the start of training camp after undergoing an unspecified medical procedure on a chronic left knee injury.
Analysis: The Kings said Tuesday that the Slovak scorer had the procedure after Los Angeles' season ended earlier this month. The 35-year-old Gaborik has just 43 points in 110 games over the past two seasons while incurring significant injuries in both campaigns. He is a 15-year NHL veteran under contract for four more years.
|4/25/2017||Logan Couture, SJ, C|
|Couture played in the postseason despite two fractures in his face along with the plastic and wiring in his mouth that kept his teeth in place.
Analysis: Couture revealed more details of the injuries sustained when a deflected slap shot from teammate Brent Burns hit him in the mouth on March 25. He said he had one fracture that went from his upper lip to the nose area that is still very sore and will take about six weeks to completely heal. The other fracture is below his bottom row of teeth. He will need implants to get the teeth fixed and hopes to get that work done in the next few weeks so he can return home to Canada.
|4/24/2017||Derek Ryan, Car, C|
|Ryan was named a finalist for the Masterton Trophy on Monday.
Analysis: Ryan enjoyed his first extended taste of NHL action this season at age 29. Before reaching the NHL, he has played for the Spokane of the Western Hockey League; in the United Hockey League; the University of Alberta; Szekesfehervar, Hungary; Villach, Austria; and Orebro, Sweden. Last season, Ryan saw action in six NHL games. In 2016-17, Ryan collected 11 goals and 29 points in 67 games.
|4/24/2017||Andrew Cogliano, Anh, LW|
|Cogliano was named a Masterton Trophy finalist for the fourth time.
Analysis: Cogliano He has played in 786 consecutive regular-season games and 833 including the playoffs. In a 10-year NHL career, Cogliano has never missed a playoff game. His iron-man record to start a career is the second longest in NHL history behind Doug Jarvis' 964-game streak from 1975 to 1988. Cogliano's streak is currently the fourth longest in NHL history.
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