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Date Player
3/26/2017 Pekka Rinne, Nsh, G
Rinne made 26 stops in the Predators' 7-2 rout of the Sharks on Saturday.

Analysis: He has a .951 save percentage over his last four starts.
3/26/2017 Colin Wilson, Nsh, LW
Wilson had three assists in the Predators' 7-2 win over the Sharks on Saturday.

Analysis: Wilson has five assists over his last two games but has gone seven straight without a goal.
3/26/2017 Craig Smith, Nsh, RW
Smith had three assists in the Predators' 7-2 win over the Sharks on Saturday.

Analysis: That's six assists in the last three games for Smith, who went the previous 21 games with no goals and just two helpers.
3/26/2017 Colton Sissons, Nsh, C
Sissons had two goals in the Predators' 7-2 win over the Sharks on Saturday.

Analysis: Sissons now has three goals in his last two games after going 20 without one.
3/26/2017 James Neal, Nsh, RW
Neal had two goals in the Predators' 7-2 win over the Sharks on Saturday.

Analysis: Neal now has five goals in his last seven games.
3/26/2017 Viktor Stalberg, Ott, LW
Stalberg has an upper-body injury that kept him out Saturday against Montreal.

Analysis: The Senators are hopeful he can return at some point on their current five-game road trip.
3/26/2017 Logan Couture, SJ, C
Couture took a deflected puck to the face Saturday in Nashville and reportedly suffered multiple facial fractures.

Analysis: It's a safe bet that he'll be out for a bit, but how long is unclear.
3/26/2017 Elias Lindholm, Car, C
Lindholm stayed hot with an assist in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Devils.

Analysis: Lindholm has a career-high 10-game point streak (four goals, seven assists).
3/26/2017 Sebastian Aho, Car, RW
Aho tallied twice and the surging Hurricanes stretched their point streak to 10 games with a 3-1 victory Saturday night that eliminated the New Jersey Devils from playoff contention for the fifth straight year.

Analysis: Aho made it 3-1 with his 23rd goal on a shot from low in the left circle with 3:14 to play. He has points in six straight games (three goals, five assists).
3/26/2017 Jeff Skinner, Car, LW
Skinner scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway with 10:26 left, Sebastian Aho tallied twice and the surging Hurricanes stretched their point streak to 10 games with a 3-1 victory Saturday night that eliminated the New Jersey Devils from playoff contention for the fifth straight year.

Analysis: Skinner's goal was his 30th of the season and seventh in the last five games.
3/26/2017 John Tavares, NYI, C
Tavares opened the scoring at 10:05 of the first on Saturday, rifling the puck past Anton Khudobin after skating through and around the Boston defense.

Analysis: Tavares' 28th goal this season tied the captain with Bob Nystrom for eighth place on the franchise lost with 235 goals.
3/26/2017 Riley Nash, Bos, C
Nash scored twice and backup goalie Anton Khudobin made 18 saves as the Bruins beat the New York Islanders 2-1 Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.

Analysis: The 27-year-old Nash had five goals in 73 games coming in.
3/26/2017 Daniel Winnik, Was, LW
Winnik poured in a pair of goals in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.

Analysis: Winnik has 11 goals and 11 assists on the season.
3/26/2017 Braden Holtby, Was, G
Holtby was pretty unflappable in stopping 28 of 29 shots for his 39th victory.

Analysis: Holtby has been outstanding, going 5-0-1 with a 1.81 goals-against average.
3/26/2017 Alex Ovechkin, Was, LW
A milestone goal by Ovechkin and a timely score by Daniel Winnik helped the Washington Capitals survive a scare against one of the NHL's worst teams. Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season and Winnik had the game-winner and an empty-netter as the Capitals overcame listless stretches to beat the lowly but pesky Arizona Coyotes 4-1 Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Analysis: Ovechkin became the third player in league history to score 30-plus goals in each of his first 12 seasons, joining Mike Gartner (15) and Wayne Gretzky (13).
3/26/2017 Jaromir Jagr, Fla, RW
Jagr was hip-checked along the boards by Chicago's Richard Panik early in the second period of Saturday's 7-0 win.

Analysis: Jagr left the game for one shift as the trainer looked at his left knee. He returned for the rest of the second, but was out for the third period.
3/26/2017 Jonathan Huberdeau, Fla, LW
Huberdeau had a goal and three assists, and Aleksander Barkov added a goal and two assists for Florida in Saturday's 7-0 win over the Blackhawks.

Analysis: Huberdeau has a goal and four assists in his last two games and seven goals with 14 assists in 23 games this season.
3/26/2017 James Reimer, Fla, G
Reimer stopped 25 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Panthers routed the Chicago Blackhawks 7-0 on Saturday night.

Analysis: Reimer got his 15th career shutout and first with the Panthers.
3/26/2017 Jonathan Marchessault, Fla, C
Marchessault scored his first career hat trick, James Reimer stopped 25 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Panthers routed the Chicago Blackhawks 7-0 on Saturday night.

Analysis: Marchessault had two goals in a 3-1 victory over Arizona on Thursday. He has nine goals over his last nine games and leads the Panthers with 28.
3/26/2017 Jack Skille, Van, RW
On Saturday, Skille injured his ankle late in the second period and did not return. He reportedly could miss significant time.

Analysis: Skille had to be helped from the ice late in the second period of Saturday's game against the Minnesota Wild.
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