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|12/16/2017||Brian Elliott, Phi, G|
|Elliott made 27 saves to win his sixth straight start and help the Flyers to Saturday's 2-1 overtime victory over the Stars.
Analysis: Up and down all season, Elliott is on quite a roll at the moment. The veteran has yielded two goals or less in each of those wins, compiling a 1.48 goals-against average and .949 save percentage during the streak.
|12/16/2017||Ben Bishop, Dal, G|
|Bishop made 28 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Saturday.
Analysis: Bishop, who returned to the net after backup Kari Lehtonen played the last three games, dropped to 0-2-1 with a 3.68 GAA in his past three starts.
|12/16/2017||Steve Mason, Wpg, G|
|Mason stopped 28 shots in a 2-0 loss at St. Louis on Saturday in his first appearance since Nov. 25.
Analysis: Mason missed nearly a month with a concussion suffered against San Jose. He's won just two of his eight starts this season but has allowed two goals or fewer in five straight.
|12/16/2017||Carter Hutton, StL, G|
|Hutton made a career-high 48 saves and earned his first shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over Winnipeg on Saturday.
Analysis: Hutton, who came off injured reserve Friday after recovering from a foot injury, recorded the ninth shutout of his career in his first start since Dec. 1. He's allowed two goals or fewer in five of his seven starts and sports a stellar .951 save percentage this season.
|12/16/2017||Jakub Voracek, Phi, RW|
|Voracek keeps piling up the points as he notched two assists Saturday against the Stars.
Analysis: Voracek, who entered tied for the NHL lead with 31 assists, has 10 in the last six games. He has 19 points in the last 14 games.
|12/16/2017||Shayne Gostisbehere, Phi, D|
|Gostisbehere scored two power-play goals, including the winner 3:50 into overtime, to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
Analysis: Fifteen of Gostisbehere's 24 points have come on the power play, including each of his last four goals.
|12/16/2017||Claude Giroux, Phi, C|
|Giroux had an assist Saturday against the Stars.
Analysis: The Philadelphia captain has now racked up four goals and 10 assists in his last 12 games.
|12/16/2017||Martin Hanzal, Dal, C|
|Hanzal had an assist Saturday in Philadelphia.
Analysis: Hanzal has two points in three games since returning from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for two weeks. Prior to getting hurt, Hanzal appeared in 19 games and posted just three points.
|12/16/2017||Scott Darling, Car, G|
|Darling stopped 35 shots to snap an 0-3-2 funk as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Darling had allowed three goals in each of his previous four starts and was 1-5-2 with a 3.20 GAA in his last eight games.
|12/16/2017||Sergei Bobrovsky, Cls, G|
|Bobrovsky made 22 saves in a 2-1 loss at Carolina on Saturday.
Analysis: Bobrovsky has allowed 11 goals in his last three starts after posting a 1.72 GAA in his previous 11.
|12/16/2017||Justin Williams, Car, RW|
|Williams notched an assist Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: He has three points in his last two games and four goals and five assists in his past 12.
|12/16/2017||Noah Hanifin, Car, D|
|Hanifin scored the go-ahead goal in the second period as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Hanifin's sixth goal of the season is now one more than the team's other six defensemen combined. The fifth overall pick in the 2015 draft had four goals in each of his first two seasons.
|12/16/2017||Jordan Staal, Car, C|
|Staal scored Saturday against Columbus.
Analysis: The performance came one night after Staal had a goal and an assist in Buffalo. Prior to that, he totaled just two points in his previous 13 games.
|12/16/2017||Jeff Skinner, Car, LW|
|Skinner had an assist Saturday against Columbus.
Analysis: Carolina's leader with 11 goals, Skinner has four assists in his last four games.
|12/16/2017||Derek Ryan, Car, C|
|Ryan had an assist Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Ryan has nine points in his last 12 games.
|12/16/2017||Brock McGinn, Car, LW|
|McGinn had an assist Saturday against Columbus.
Analysis: McGinn has three assists in his last five games to give him 15 points in 31 games. He set a career high with 16 points in 57 games last season.
|12/16/2017||Alexander Wennberg, Cls, C|
|Wennberg scored Saturday against the Hurricanes.
Analysis: Wennberg had two assists in the previous game Thursday against the Islanders after a 13-game stretch in which he totaled just two points.
|12/16/2017||Oliver Bjorkstrand, Cls, RW|
|Bjorkstrand notched another assist Saturday at Carolina.
Analysis: Bjorkstrand now has a goal and seven assists in the last six games.
|12/16/2017||Henrik Lundqvist, NYR, G|
|Lundqvist made 33 saves for the second straight night Saturday to pick up his second win in a row, 3-2 in overtime at Boston.
Analysis: Lundqvist improved to 4-5-0 with a 3.09 GAA on the road. He's 10-0-0 in his last 11 home starts with a 2.22 GAA.
|12/16/2017||Tuukka Rask, Bos, G|
|Rask had his five-start win streak come to an end Saturday as he made 25 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: Rask stopped 128 of 134 shots during that run.
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