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Posted On Sunday, 12.28.2014 / 4:30 PM

By NHL.com Fantasy Hockey Staff -  /NHL.com - Fantasy Spin Blog

Daily projected fantasy hockey goalies

Projected goalie starters are based on reporting of NHL.com staff and correspondents at morning skates, team announcements and media reports. While last-minute lineup changes are possible, these projections provide fantasy owners with the most up-to-date information available.

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Posted On Sunday, 12.28.2014 / 4:27 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

Maple Leafs goalie Bernier out with illness

Goalie Jonathan Bernier will miss the Toronto Maple Leafs' game Sunday against the Florida Panthers with what coach Randy Carlyle called flu-like symptoms. The Maple Leafs said in a statement that Bernier is not showing any signs of the mumps at this time.

"We don't think it's something that's going to strike our team, we hope not anyways but you never know," Carlyle told the Maple Leafs website. "We're just going to continue to try to do what we do. Things like this do happen through the course of the season. Players do get sick, coaches get sick, TV reporters get sick, everybody gets sick when it's their turn, it seems. What are you going to do?"

Bernier made 43 saves in Toronto's 4-0 win Tuesday against the Dallas Stars for his second shutout of the season after allowing a combined 10 goals in his prior two starts. He is 14-8-3 with a 2.65 goals-against average and .921 save percentage.

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Posted On Sunday, 12.28.2014 / 2:47 PM

By Curtis Zupke -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Canucks at Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks were not expected to skate before they played at Honda Center on Sunday.

Anaheim remains without forward Corey Perry, who missed his ninth-straight game Saturday because of a sprained knee. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau told reporters that he is not expected to play. Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin did return from a broken finger, which gave them their regular defense for the first time since the beginning of the season.

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Posted On Sunday, 12.28.2014 / 12:44 AM

By David Satriano -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Fantasy Spin Blog

Fantasy Spin: Stepan, Fisher worth a look

New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan scored three goals in a 3-1 win against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday and has 22 points in 21 games.

Point-per game players are not often available, but Stepan is owned in 55 percent of Yahoo leagues. He has eight points in his past four games, has averaged more than 18 minutes of ice time per game, and sees time on the power play (3:12 per game) and penalty kill (1:36).

The downside is he's only eligible at center and doesn't take penalties (2 PIM) or deliver hits (13), but he's usually going to get on the scoresheet. His three goals Saturday were shorthanded, on the power play, and with the net empty.

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Posted On Saturday, 12.27.2014 / 9:39 PM

NHL.com - 2014-2015 Situation Room blog

WPG @ MIN - 12:09 of the Third Period

At 12:09 of the third period in the Winnipeg Jets/Minnesota Wild game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Minnesota net. Video review supported the referee's call on the ice that the puck deflected off Winnipeg forward Blake Wheeler and into the net in a legal fashion. According to Rule 78.4 "If an attacking player has the puck deflect into the net, off his skate or body, in any manner, the goal shall be allowed". Good goal Winnipeg.

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Posted On Saturday, 12.27.2014 / 9:08 PM

NHL.com - 2014-2015 Situation Room blog

BOS @ CBJ - 19:09 of the Second Period

At 17:43 of the second period in the Boston Bruins/Columbus Blue Jackets game, the puck appeared to hit the spectator netting in the Columbus zone and play continued until the Blue Jackets scored a goal at 19:09. According to Rule 85.1, play shall be stopped when the puck hits the spectator netting unless it goes unnoticed by the on-ice officials, in which case "play shall continue as normal and resulting play with the puck shall be deemed a legitimate play." Since play continued and the puck was not directed into the net as an immediate result of hitting the spectator netting, this is not a reviewable play and the on-ice decision stands - good goal Columbus.

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Posted On Saturday, 12.27.2014 / 8:13 PM

NHL.com - 2014-2015 Situation Room blog

BOS @ CBJ - 2:20 of the Second Period

At 2:20 of the second period in the Boston Bruins/Columbus Blue Jackets game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Boston net. Video review determined that the puck hit the post and never crossed the goal line. No goal Columbus.

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Posted On Saturday, 12.27.2014 / 8:00 PM

By Jerry Brown -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Ducks at Coyotes

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Anaheim Ducks are already looking down at the rest of the NHL with 51 points, the first team to ever top 50 points by the Christmas break.

The Ducks didn't skate Saturday and were again without first-line right wing Corey Perry, who's been sidelined since Dec. 5 because of a knee sprain. He skated in Anaheim on Saturday but didn't make the trip.

Defenseman Francois Beauchemin (finger) will return for the Ducks.

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Posted On Saturday, 12.27.2014 / 4:04 PM

By Curtis Zupke -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Sharks at Kings

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Kings came back from the Christmas break refreshed and with one thing left on their wish list: consistency.

The Kings have been dogged by stretches of poor play, having given up four or more goals eight times in the past 15 games.

That has left them on the edge of the Stanley Cup Playoff picture, and their attempt to straighten themselves out begins Saturday against the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center.

"We want to get back into a more secure playoff spot," defenseman Drew Doughty said. "We want to get into top-two in our division. It's not going to happen overnight. We want to win a lot of games in a row. So that's what we're looking to do -- get as many wins as we can here in these five-game segments we play. We want to win every one if we can, especially big games like tonight against San Jose, we need to get these wins because they're bigger than a normal two-point game."

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Posted On Saturday, 12.27.2014 / 3:42 PM

By Aaron Vickers -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Oilers at Flames

CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers are putting the Battle of Alberta on the backburner as each club tries to shake its respective slump.

"I don't think location is a huge priority right now. We need to get a win and it doesn't much matter where," said general manager Craig MacTavish, whose Oilers have won three straight at Scotiabank Saddledome. "We've had great history against the Flames and great rivalries against the Flames for many, many years. I think it's dying down a little bit right now, but we're in search of a win, for sure."

The Oilers (7-21-7) haven't won in eight straight games and have one win in their past 20.

They'll line up against the Flames (18-15-3), who themselves have just one win in their previous nine. It came in the Flames final game before the holiday break by way of a 4-3 overtime win Monday against the Los Angeles Kings.

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— Peter Laviolette on facing his former team (Flyers) for the first time since his departure