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Date Player
10/21/2017 Jaromir Jagr, Cgy, RW
Jagr left Saturday's game against the Minnesota Wild after the first period because of a lower-body injury.

Analysis: Jagr has two assists in five games since signing with Calgary at the end of training camp.
10/21/2017 Kevan Miller, Bos, D
Miller (hand) sat out Saturday's game against the Sabres.

Analysis: Miller had appeared in each of the first six games of the season and was fifth on the Bruins in total ice time while leading the team with 21 hits and 11 blocks.
10/21/2017 Matt Puempel, Det, LW
The Red Wings shipped defenseman Ryan Sproul to the New York Rangers in exchange for Puempel on Saturday.

Analysis: Puempel, a first-round draft pick of Ottawa in 2011 who was playing with the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate in Hartford, was claimed off waivers by the Rangers last season. He had six goals and nine points in 27 games with New York after going scoreless in 13 games with the Senators in 2016-17.
10/21/2017 Scott Wilson, Det, LW
The Detroit Red Wings traded center Riley Sheahan to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday in exchange for Wilson.

Analysis: Wilson, a seventh-round pick in 2011 by the Penguins, appeared in 78 games last season and set career highs with eight goals and 26 assists. In three games this season, Wilson did not have a point and was a minus-2.
10/21/2017 Riley Sheahan, Pit, C
The Penguins have acquired Sheahan and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick from the Red Wings in exchange for forward Scott Wilson and a 2018 third-round draft pick.

Analysis: The 25-year-old Sheahan, signed through the 2017-18 season, has no points this season. Sheahan has 38 goals and 60 assists in 292 career games with Detroit.
10/21/2017 Brian Elliott, Phi, G
Elliott made 23 saves in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Oilers.

Analysis: Though this performance has to be encouraging for Elliott, Edmonton hasn't been scoring much against anyone lately. Elliott had given way to Michael Neuvirth in the previous two games, and he allowed one goal in each. Elliott has a mediocre .897 save percentage on the season.
10/21/2017 Cam Talbot, Edm, G
Talbot turned aside 22 shots in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Flyers.

Analysis: It was a second straight solid performance on the road - following a 30-save win at Chicago - after an ugly three-game skid during which he was pulled twice.
10/21/2017 Connor McDavid, Edm, C
McDavid had a four-game point streak snapped and had two penalty minutes while posting a plus-1 in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Flyers.

Analysis: McDavid was held without a goal for the sixth consecutive game. He never went more than three straight without one after last season's All-Star break. With fourth-line center Scott Laughton often draped over him, McDavid had a frustrating day. Last season's MVP left the bench briefly in the first period after taking a stick to the face, took a penalty in the second period and was kicked out of the face-off circle several times early on.
10/21/2017 Patrick Maroon, Edm, LW
Maroon scored struggling Edmonton's only goal in Saturday's loss to the Flyers.

Analysis: Maroon has a goal in back-to-back games - he was a plus-1 in each - after failing to score one in his first five contests.
10/21/2017 Claude Giroux, Phi, C
Giroux scored on the power play for his fifth goal of the season in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Oilers.

Analysis: Giroux has recorded at least one point in all six games in which the Flyers have scored (they've been shut out twice). It seems he has put a disappointing 2016-17 campaign very much in the rear view mirror. He's already one-third of the way to his goal total (14) from last season, when his 58 points were his fewest since 2012-13. He has 10 points through eight games this season.
10/21/2017 Wayne Simmonds, Phi, RW
Simmonds netted his team-high sixth goal of the season with 2:15 remaining in regulation to give the Flyers a 2-1 win over the Oilers on Saturday. He also assisted on Claude Giroux's power-play goal.

Analysis: Simmonds is off to a terrific start, having yet to go back-to-back games without a point. He has two goals and three assists through four games of a homestand which ends Tuesday against Anaheim.
10/21/2017 Henrik Lundqvist, NYR, G
Lundqvist made 23 saves in the Rangers' 4-2 win over the Predators on Saturday.

Analysis: Lundqvist has a .915 save percentage at home, but just an .881 save percentage on the road.
10/21/2017 Filip Forsberg, Nsh, LW
Forsberg had a goal and an assist in the Predators' 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

Analysis: Forsberg has been on fire early in the season, posting six goals and five assists in his first eight games.
10/21/2017 Kevin Hayes, NYR, C
Hayes had a goal and an assist in the Rangers' 4-2 win over the Predators on Saturday.

Analysis: That's two straight games with a goal for Hayes, who only had one in his first seven contests.
10/21/2017 John Gibson, Anh, G
Gibson finished two shy of the Ducks' single-game saves record with 49 as Anaheim beat the Canadiens 6-2 on Friday.

Analysis: Gibson has been facing a lot of heat over the last five games, posting a sterling .947 save percentage despite earning just two wins.
10/21/2017 Carey Price, Mon, G
Price made 39 saves for the Canadiens, who fell 6-2 to the Ducks on Friday and have now lost seven straight during their worst start to a season since 1941.

Analysis: Price has an .881 save percentage on the season and has been a particularly bad .861 over his last three games.
10/21/2017 Braden Holtby, Was, G
Holtby made 34 saves in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Red Wings.

Analysis: Holtby has a terrific .939 save percentage in his last five starts even though he's alternated wins and losses during that span.
10/21/2017 Chris Wagner, Anh, C
Wagner had a goal and an assist in a 6-2 win over the Canadiens on Friday night.

Analysis: Wagner has now scored in two straight after scoring just 10 goals in the first 100 games of his career.
10/21/2017 Derek Grant, Anh, C
Grant didn't score a goal in the first 92 games of his NHL career, and then he put two past star Montreal goalie Carey Price in Friday's 6-2 win.

Analysis: He took 102 shots in his career before scoring, so, um, don't expect many more two-goal games out of Grant.
10/21/2017 Tomas Tatar, Det, LW
Tatar scored two goals, including one on the power play, in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Capitals.

Analysis: Tatar has come alive with three goals and an assist in his last three games after going four straight without a point. He's now back on track for a fourth straight 20-goal season.
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