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|1/30/2015||Bobby Ryan, RW|
|Ryan had a goal with an assist Thursday.
Analysis: He has two goals and seven assists in eight games.
|1/30/2015||Trevor Daley, D|
|Daley had a goal with two assists Thursday.
Analysis: He has four goals in six games.
|1/30/2015||Jamie Benn, LW|
|Benn scored two goals, and the Stars beat the Senators 6-3 on Thursday in Spezza's first game in Ottawa since he was traded to Dallas in the offseason.
Analysis: He has four goals and four assists in five games.
|1/30/2015||Mathieu Perreault, C|
|Perreault scored twice for the Jets on Thursday.
Analysis: These were his first points in three games following a five-game point streak.
|1/30/2015||Steve Mason, G|
|Mason made 36 saves for his second win in two games Thursday, though his first as a starter since Jan. 8.
Analysis: He had been sidelined with a knee injury and got the win against Arizona on Tuesday in relief of a shaky Ray Emery.
|1/30/2015||Nick Schultz, D|
|Schultz snapped a tie game in the second period with his first goal of the season Thursday, ending a 125-game drought.
Analysis: The 13-year veteran has developed into perhaps the steadiest defenseman on the Flyers, and his 28th career goal in 948 games was a reward for his grit on the ice.
|1/30/2015||John Tavares, C|
|Tavares had a goal with an assist Thursday.
Analysis: He has a goal in four straight games and nine points in five.
|1/30/2015||Reilly Smith, RW|
|Smith had a goal with two assists Thursday.
Analysis: He has five points in three games.
|1/30/2015||Milan Lucic, LW|
|Lucic had a goal with two assists Thursday.
Analysis: He has three points in two games after going without one in the previous three.
|1/30/2015||Tuukka Rask, G|
|Rask stopped 43 shots Thursday for Boston, which won for the seventh time in 10 games.
Analysis: Rask has a 1.96 goals-against average during a 9-1-4 starting streak.
|1/30/2015||Max Pacioretty, LW|
|Carey Price outdueled counterpart Henrik Lundqvist, and earned a key win on the strength of Pacioretty's goal with 4:17 left that lifted Montreal over New York 1-0 on Thursday night.
Analysis: He has eight goals in 10 games.
|1/30/2015||Henrik Lundqvist, G|
|Carey Price outdueled Lundqvist, and earned a key win on the strength of Max Pacioretty's goal with 4:17 left that lifted Montreal over New York 1-0 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Lundqvist made 25 saves for the Rangers, who have lost two straight following the All-Star break and managed only one goal.
|1/30/2015||Carey Price, G|
|Price outdueled counterpart Henrik Lundqvist, and earned a key win on the strength of Max Pacioretty's goal with 4:17 left that lifted Montreal over New York 1-0 on Thursday night.
Analysis: That goal gave Price his 26th win and third shutout of the season in a stellar 24-save effort. Montreal has won four in a row - three with Price in net.
|1/30/2015||Craig Anderson, G|
|Anderson is day to day with a hand injury.
Analysis: Anderson is 13-11-7 with a 2.37 GAA.
|1/29/2015||Braden Holtby, G|
|Holtby made 27 saves in Wednesday's 4-0 win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: It was his second shutout in five games, but he allowed four goals in each of the the three games between those gems.
|1/29/2015||Alex Ovechkin, LW|
|Ovechkin had two goals in Wednesday's win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: It's been quite the hot streak for Ovechkin with seven goals and an assist in five games.
|1/29/2015||Jeff Carter, C|
|Carter finished with two goals and an assist to lead the Kings to a 4-3 win over the visiting Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
Analysis: After a recent cold stretch, Carter has scored three goals over his last two games.
|1/29/2015||Derek Dorsett, RW|
|Dorsett has an upper-body injury after taking a hit from Ryan Kesler in a 4-0 loss to Anaheim on Jan. 27.
Analysis: Replays appeared to show that Kesler, who was dealt from Vancouver to Anaheim in the offseason, made contact with Dorsett's head on the play. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined.
|1/29/2015||Tyler Kennedy, LW|
|Kennedy remains out with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: Kennedy has been injury-ridden this season, though it's not clear how serious this latest ailment is.
|1/29/2015||Jiri Tlusty, LW|
|Carolina coach Bill Peters said he expects Tlusty to play Friday against the Blues.
Analysis: Tlusty is dealing with an upper-body injury.
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