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Date Player
11/17/2017 Matt Murray, Pit, G
Murray stopped 21 shots in Thursday's 3-1 victory in Ottawa.

Analysis: Murray had entered with a 3.72 GAA on the road, compared to 2.13 at home - where he;s 6-0-1. Pittsburgh plays nine of its next 11 games on home ice.
11/17/2017 Patric Hornqvist, Pit, RW
Hornqvist scored his seventh goal of the season and finished at a plus-1 in Thursday's win at Ottawa.

Analysis: Hornqvist scored for the second straight game and remains well on his way to an eighth season with at least 20 goals.
11/17/2017 Jake Guentzel, Pit, LW
Guentzel scored the first game-winner of his two-year career in Thursday's 3-1 victory in Ottawa.

Analysis: Guentzel has three goals in his last six games, the same number he scored through his first 15.
11/17/2017 Craig Anderson, Ott, G
Anderson stopped 26 of 28 shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Penguins.

Analysis: Anderson had little chance on the Penguins goals, both of which were off point shots through a crowd. This was just the second time in his last nine starts in which Anderson allowed fewer than three goals.
11/17/2017 Mike Hoffman, Ott, LW
Hoffman had an eight-game point streak snapped and finished at a minus-2 in Thursday's 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Hoffman nearly had two goals. In the 13th minute, Hoffman had a rebound and an open net, but Matt Murray dove across to knock a shot off the goal line with his glove. The play was reviewed, but the no-goal call on the ice stood. A bit earlier, Hoffman hit the crossbar behind Murray. Hoffman is third on the team with 16 points, but his minus-6 ranks second-worst.
11/17/2017 Vincent Trocheck, Fla, C
Trocheck finished with an assist in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Sharks.

Analysis: Trocheck has 12 points in his last 10 games.
11/17/2017 Colton Sceviour, Fla, RW
Sceviour scored a minute into the second period on Thursday after digging out the puck along the boards behind the net. The Panthers blanked the Sharks 2-0.

Analysis: Sceviour has four points in six games since returning from injury. He had two points in his first six games this season.
11/17/2017 Roberto Luongo, Fla, G
Luongo likes playing in San Jose. After making 35 saves for his 74th career shutout on Thursday, he has even more reason to enjoy it.

Analysis: Luongo was rock solid as the Florida Panthers blanked the Sharks 2-0 Thursday night on goals by Colton Sceviour and Nick Bjugstad. He earned his first shutout of the season and first in 32 games against San Jose.
11/17/2017 Anton Khudobin, Bos, G
Khudobin stayed hot with 27 saves in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Kings.

Analysis: Khudobin improved to 4-0-2 with a 2.35 goals-against average in seven appearances.
11/17/2017 Jonathan Quick, LA, G
Quick played well with 28 saves in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Bruins.

Analysis: Quick, however, has posted a 3.07 goals-against average while dropping his last four starts.
11/17/2017 Antti Raanta, Ari, G
Raanta stopped 33 shots in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Coyotes.

Analysis: It was just the second win in 10 starts for Raanta, who could have some fantasy value if Arizona keeps scoring as it did Thursday. Raanta, though, has been wildly inconsistent thus far and has an .857 save percentage in his last three games.
11/17/2017 Anze Kopitar, LA, C
Kopitar finished with an assist in Los Angeles' 2-1 loss to the Bruins on Thursday.

Analysis: Kopitar assisted on Drew Doughty's goal, extending his point streak to a career-best nine games.
11/17/2017 Shea Weber, Mon, D
Weber scored his fourth goal of the season Thursday and finished at a plus-1 with four penalty minutes, though two came on a slashing penalty which led to Arizona's game-winning power-play goal in the third period.

Analysis: It was Weber's first goal in 10 games, and this was the second time in four games Weber had four penalty minutes after previously having none.
11/17/2017 Bo Horvat, Van, C
Horvat scored in his second straight game Thursday as the Canucks fell to Vegas 5-2.

Analysis: Horvat has heated up with four goals and four assists over the past seven games.
11/17/2017 Brendan Gallagher, Mon, RW
Gallagher scored his team-leading eighth goal, had two penalty minutes and finished at a plus-3 in Thursday's 5-4 loss to Arizona.

Analysis: Gallagher, who had failed to post a point in his previous three games, is already within two goals of his total from all of last season in 64 games.
11/17/2017 Malcolm Subban, VGK, G
Subban practiced Wednesday and is close to returning.

Analysis: Subban was expected to miss about a month when he went on the IR on Oct. 22.
11/17/2017 Christian Dvorak, Ari, C
Dvorak had a goal, an assist and two penalty minutes in Thursday's win over Montreal.

Analysis: Dvorak's only other multipoint performance in 21 games this season came Nov. 2 against Buffalo. His 12 points are second-best on the lowly Coyotes.
11/17/2017 Derek Stepan, Ari, C
Stepan scored his first power-play goal of the season and it tied the game in the third period as Arizona went on to beat Montreal 5-4.

Analysis: Stepan had gone 13 games without a goal, a span in which he recorded only two points. "For whatever reason, the puck's been allergic to me," Stepan said. "I haven't seemed to find that bounce that I got tonight on my goal." His first season in Arizona has been rough, managing just nine points in 21 games along with a minus-8. His worst totals in seven seasons with the Rangers were 44 points and a plus-5.
11/17/2017 Erik Haula, VGK, LW
Erik Haula scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night. Haula, David Perron, Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson each had a goal and an assist, and Reilly Smith added an empty-netter.

Analysis: Haula has four goals and four assists in his last six contests.
11/17/2017 David Perron, VGK, LW
David Perron, Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson each had a goal and an assist, and Reilly Smith added an empty-netter on Thursday when Vegas improved to 11-6-1 in its debut season.

Analysis: Perron has two goals and seven assists during a six-game point streak.
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