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|10/25/2016||Jonathan Bernier, Anh, G|
|Bernier sustained an upper-body injury and was replaced at the start of the second period Tuesday by John Gibson.
Analysis: Bernier stopped 10 of San Jose's 11 first-period shots, and played the entire first period without showing any visible signs of injury. He permitted only Joe Pavelski's power-play goal at 7:58.
|10/25/2016||Frederik Andersen, Tor, G|
|Andersen gave up seven goals on only 24 shots in a loss to the Lightning on Tuesday.
Analysis: It was the third time in five starts this season that he allowed at least five goals and fourth time he gave up four or more. Andersen has a 4.29 GAA and an .851 save percentage so far.
|10/25/2016||Nikita Zaitsev, Tor, D|
|Zaitsev had an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has four assists in the last five games.
|10/25/2016||James van Riemsdyk, Tor, LW|
|Van Riemsdyk scored for the second straight game Tuesday.
Analysis: He has three goals and one assist in the last five games.
|10/25/2016||Morgan Rielly, Tor, D|
|Rielly had an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has four assists in Toronto's first six games.
|10/25/2016||William Nylander, Tor, C|
|Nylander scored his third power-play goal of the season and added an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has four goals and five assists in Toronto's first six games, and eight goals and 12 assists in his last 18 dating to 2015-16.
|10/25/2016||Auston Matthews, Tor, C|
|Matthews stayed hot with a goal and an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: The No. 1 overall pick has six goals and four assists in his first six NHL games.
|10/25/2016||Nazem Kadri, Tor, C|
|Kadri had an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has two goals and two assists in the last four games.
|10/25/2016||Ben Bishop, TB, G|
|Bishop made 40 saves Tuesday in a 7-3 win over the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Bishop has allowed at least three goals in each of his four starts this season for a 3.51 GAA. The Lightning have totaled 17 goals in those outings.
|10/25/2016||Andrej Sustr, TB, D|
|Sustr had two assists Tuesday.
Analysis: He went without a point in the first five games of the season after setting career highs in games (77), goals (four) and assists (17) in 2015-16.
|10/25/2016||Steven Stamkos, TB, C|
|Stamkos had two goals and two assists Tuesday to tie a career high with four points.
Analysis: It was the first four-point game since Oct. 24, 2013, for Stamkos, who has five goals and four assists in the first six games this season.
|10/25/2016||Vladislav Namestnikov, TB, C|
|Namestnikov had a goal and an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He also had a goal and an assist in his previous game after going without a point in the first four contests of the season.
|10/25/2016||Nikita Kucherov, TB, RW|
|Kucherov scored his first goal of the season and added three assists Tuesday for his first career four-point game.
Analysis: Kucherov, who scored 30 goals last season and led Tampa Bay with 66 points, had three assists in the first five games.
|10/25/2016||Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Ari, D|
|Ekman-Larsson scored twice in the third period for Arizona in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Devils.
Analysis: Ekman-Larsson leads all defensemen with four goals. The Coyotes are in Philadelphia on Thursday, and Ekman-Larsson has four goals in his last six games against the Flyers.
|10/25/2016||Alex Killorn, TB, C|
|Killorn scored another goal Tuesday.
Analysis: He has recorded one goal in five of Tampa Bay's first six games while adding one assist.
|10/25/2016||Cory Schneider, NJ, G|
|Schneider stopped 28 shots in his sixth start of the season in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Coyotes.
Analysis: Schneider has a 1.66 GAA in winning three home starts this season compared to a 2.33 GAA in losing three road games. The Devils host the Blackhawks on Friday, and Schneider won two starts against Chicago last season, allowing two goals in each.
|10/25/2016||Jonathan Drouin, TB, LW|
|Drouin scored a goal Tuesday.
Analysis: He has two goals and three assists in Tampa Bay's first six games.
|10/25/2016||Taylor Hall, NJ, LW|
|Hall had a pair of goals in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Coyotes.
Analysis: Hall, acquired by the Devils in a trade with Edmonton in June, has scored all five of his goals this season at Prudential Center. The Devils are home again Friday and Saturday, facing Chicago and Tampa Bay.
|10/25/2016||Travis Zajac, NJ, C|
|Zajac scored twice in the final 2:01 to lead the Devils over the Coyotes 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Zajac routinely frustrates the Coyotes, tallying three goals and five assists in his last four games against them.
|10/25/2016||Devan Dubnyk, Min, G|
|Dubnyk made 27 saves to beat the Bruins 5-0 on Tuesday.
Analysis: He's gone 3-0-1 with a 1.75 GAA in his last four starts.
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