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|3/29/2015||Justin Abdelkader, LW|
|Abdelkader scored a goal in a career-high fourth consecutive game in Saturday's 4-0 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: The Detroit forward has 23 goals this season, easily surpassing his 10 from the prior two campaigns. He has 10 goals and two assists in 13 contests since the beginning of March.
|3/29/2015||Petr Mrazek, G|
|Mrazek made 23 saves for his fourth career shutout, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Saturday.
Analysis: Mrazek replaced Jimmy Howard in the middle of Thursday's 6-4 loss to San Jose, and coach Mike Babcock gave him the start against Tampa Bay. Mrazek kept the league's highest-scoring team at bay, and the Lightning were blanked for the first time all season.
|3/29/2015||Cam Atkinson, RW|
|Atkinson had one goal and one assist Saturday.
Analysis: Atkinson has gone berzerk with seven points in a sizzling three-game stretch. You may want to ride him until he cools down.
|3/29/2015||Boone Jenner, C|
|Jenner had one goal and one assist Saturday.
Analysis: Jenner has 14 points in 24 games so he needs to stay healthy to produce.
|3/29/2015||Patrik Berglund, C|
|Berglund had one goal and one assist Saturday.
Analysis: Berglund was once considered a rising talent, but his 22 points this season indicate otherwise.
|3/29/2015||Sergei Bobrovsky, G|
|Bobrovsky was masterful yet again Saturday.
Analysis: Bobrovsky made 29 saves and improved to 7-0-0 with a 1.96 GAA in his last seven road starts. He is enjoying his version of 'March Madness' on the ice, winning his last seven starts this month with a 2.17 GAA.
|3/29/2015||Brian Elliott, G|
|Elliott had 13 saves Saturday.
Analysis: Elliott had been 6-0-1 against the lowly Jackets before suffering his second straight regulation defeat in this series Saturday.
|3/29/2015||Aleksander Barkov, C|
|Barkov had a pair of goals for the Panthers on Saturday.
Analysis: You may be barking up the wrong tree if you have gone elsewhere for fantasy help since Barkov has seven points in his last six games.
|3/29/2015||Jonathan Huberdeau, LW|
|Huberdeau had two assists Saturday.
Analysis: Huberdeau has been a revelation in fantasy NHL with 47 points to increase his draft value.
|3/29/2015||Roberto Luongo, G|
|Luongo made 22 saves Saturday.
Analysis: Luongo is from Montreal but don't use him when he plays there. He has won twice in his last seven starts there with a 2.41 GAA in them.
|3/29/2015||Cam Ward, G|
|Ward made 21 saves Saturday.
Analysis: Ward is 7-2-1 with a 2.37 GAA in his last 10 starts.
|3/29/2015||Keith Kinkaid, G|
|Kinkaid made 29 saves Saturday.
Analysis: Kinkaid had worked his kinks out in winning his last three starts but the 'Canes got the best of him this time.
|3/29/2015||Eric Staal, C|
|Staal had one goal and one assist Saturday.
Analysis: Staal is surging with six points in his last three games.
|3/29/2015||Eddie Lack, G|
|Lack made 36 saves Saturday.
Analysis: Lack is starting to get exposed as a fantasy fraud with a 3.08 GAA in his last five starts.
|3/29/2015||Kari Lehtonen, G|
|Lehtonen made 33 saves Saturday.
Analysis: Lehtonen is 8-2-0 with a 2.17 GAA in his last 10 starts.
|3/29/2015||Jonathan Quick, G|
|Quick was pulled Saturday night in a listless effort.
Analysis: Quick gave up two goals on nine shots in the first period, and Kings coach Darryl Sutter sent Martin Jones to the net to open the second. Sutter didn't speak with reporters after the game to explain the switch.
|3/29/2015||Devan Dubnyk, G|
|Dubnyk made 31 saves to lead the Wild to their fifth-straight victory, 4-1 over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
Analysis: Dubnyk has allowed eight goals in a five-game win streak.
|3/29/2015||Chris Stewart, RW|
|Stewart had two assists Saturday.
Analysis: Stewart isn't what he used to be in his heyday, though 34 points isn't anything to sneeze at.
|3/29/2015||Nino Niederreiter, RW|
|Niederreiter scored two goals to lead the Wild to their fifth-straight victory, 4-1 over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
Analysis: Niederreiter ended a pathetic five-game pointless run.
|3/29/2015||Mikko Koivu, C|
|Koivu scored two goals with one assist to lead the Wild to their fifth-straight victory, 4-1 over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
Analysis: Koivu has 47 points in a solid fantasy campaign.
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