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Date Player
1/20/2017 Braden Holtby, Was, G
Holtby made 22 saves in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Blues.

Analysis: Holtby bounced back from his roughest outing of the season, having been pulled after giving up five goals on 26 shots in an 8-7 overtime loss at Pittsburgh on Monday. Washington next plays Saturday in Dallas, a team against which Holtby is 0-3-0 with a 4.42 GAA in four games.
1/20/2017 Jake Allen, StL, G
Allen had another horrific outing Thursday, allowing four goals on 10 shots and getting pulled in the second period of a 7-3 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Allen has allowed 10 goals on 36 shots in his past three starts and was pulled from all of them. His time in the Blues' net could be up, especially with the team calling up goalie Pheonix Copley from the AHL on Friday. "I don't know how far it sets him back," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said of Allen on Thursday. "... There's a lot going on right now. He's kind of locked up mentally, and he's going to have to fight through this.
1/20/2017 Alexander Steen, StL, LW
Steen scored twice and had an assist in Thursday's loss to the Capitals.

Analysis: Steen has four goals - along with two assists - in his last four games. He scored just four through his first 36 contests.
1/20/2017 Jaden Schwartz, StL, LW
Schwartz had a goal, two assists and two penalty minutes Thursday.

Analysis: Schwartz snapped an 11-game goal drought but is still second on the team with 13.
1/20/2017 Justin Williams, Was, RW
Williams scored on the power play for his 16th goal of the season Thursday.

Analysis: Williams has four goals in his last three games and has totaled eight along with five assists during Washington's current 10-0-1 run.
1/20/2017 Andre Burakovsky, Was, LW
Burakovsky had a goal and an assist Thursday.

Analysis: The 21-year-old winger has scored in three straight games and has six points over his last four, a span in which he's a plus-6.
1/20/2017 Pheonix Copley, StL, G
The St. Louis Blues recalled Copley from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League on Friday.

Analysis: Copley, 25, was originally acquired by the Blues via trade from the Washington Capitals on July 2, 2015. The 6-foot-4, 196-pound goalie has been in 18 games with the Wolves this season and shares 10th in the AHL overall with 11 wins (11-4-1) while tied for ninth in both goals-against average (2.32) and save percentage (.920).
1/20/2017 T.J. Oshie, Was, RW
Oshie was one of seven Capitals to score a goal thursday, and he also contributed an assist as Washington routed the Blues 7-3.

Analysis: Oshie has caught fire with six goals and nine assists in his last 10 games, and the Capitals have won nine of them. He's a plus-9 in that span and is among the NHL leaders at plus-20.
1/20/2017 Frederik Andersen, Tor, G
Andersen stopped 36 of 40 shots in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

Analysis: At least one member of the Leafs felt Andersen wasn't to blame for the loss. "We weren't on top of their D, they had a lot of shots on Freddy. Freddy kept us in the game for most of the game there," center Zach Hyman said. Regardless, Andersen hasn't been a good fantasy option in 2017 with a 3.72 GAA and .888 save percentage.
1/20/2017 Henrik Lundqvist, NYR, G
Lundqvist provided a much-needed solid performance Thursday with 23 saves in a 5-2 win at Toronto.

Analysis: Lundqvist had allowed a career-high seven goals in his last start, the fourth straight game he surrendered at least four. "It's just one game but it's something to build off," Lundqvist said Thursday. "You take it one by one, that's all you can do. It hasn't been fun the last few days, I'm not going to lie. But I worked hard in practice."
1/20/2017 Mitchell Marner, Tor, C
Marner notched his team-leading 27th assist Thursday.

Analysis: The rookie's point streak reached five games, though his goal drought reached six.
1/20/2017 Tyler Bozak, Tor, C
Bozak recorded his 11th goal of the season Thursday, one off his total from all of last season.

Analysis: Bozak has gotten hot with four goals and five assists in his last seven games.
1/20/2017 J.T. Miller, NYR, LW
Miller notched his 15th goal of the season Thursday.

Analysis: Miller scored for the third time in four games. He's come alive in the past few weeks with nine points in his last eight games following a seven-game drought.
1/20/2017 Brady Skjei, NYR, D
Skjei had a goal and an assist Thursday.

Analysis: It was the second multipoint game of the season for the 22-year-old, who is second among Rangers defensemen with 17 assists.
1/20/2017 Michael Grabner, NYR, RW
Grabner scored a short-handed goal and an empty-netter - both in the third period - in Thursday's win in Toronto.

Analysis: Grabner, who had nine goals in 80 games last season with the Leafs, has 21 goals this season for the Rangers - his first 20-goal season since 2011-12 while with the Islanders. Oddly, he has one point in his last 15 home games but seven goals and three assists in his last five on the road.
1/20/2017 Jakob Silfverberg, Anh, RW
Silfverberg did not return Thursday after leaving 3:10 into the third period when Colorado's Nikita Zadorov checked him hard into the right corner of the Ducks' zone.

Analysis: Coach Randy Carlyle said after the game he was being evaluated, so it's unclear if this is anything serious. It's being called an upper-body injury. The top-line winger is fourth on the team with 29 points.
1/20/2017 Jason Pominville, Min, RW
Pominville had three assists Thursday.

Analysis: He has six assists over a seven-game stretch.
1/20/2017 Shane Doan, Ari, RW
Doan had two assists Thursday.

Analysis: He has three assists in two games after recording the same amount in his previous 16 contests.
1/20/2017 Nino Niederreiter, Min, RW
Niederreiter had two power-play goals and an assist, including the go-ahead score for the Minnesota Wild with 7:06 remaining in a 4-3 victory over Arizona on Thursday night after the Coyotes came back from a two-goal deficit.

Analysis: He has three goals and two assists in three games.
1/20/2017 Sean Monahan, Cgy, C
Monahan had a goal with an assist.

Analysis: He has a goal in four straight games, and six points total in that stretch.
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