Fisher – Viktor Stalberg
Mike Santorelli – Calle Jarnkrok – Viktor Arvidsson
Taylor Beck – Paul Gaustad – Gabriel Bourque
Roman Josi – Seth Jones
Mattias Ekholm – Cody Franson
Anton Volchenkov – Ryan Ellis
Scratched: Victor Bartley
Injured: James Neal (upper body), Eric Nystrom (lower body), Shea Weber (lower body)
Status report: Neither team held a morning skate. … Hiller...
years older than you, playing against men," Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. "You're just learning everything, especially for the amount that we count on him and we rely on him. It's a challenge for young players, and I think he's done a really good job of handling that."
3. Dynamite defense
Shea Weber has been among the NHL's elite defensemen for years, but defense partner Roman Josi has...
Moulson - Johan Larsson - Brian Gionta
Marcus Foligno - Mikhail Grigorenko - Zac Dalpe
Nicolas Deslauriers - Philip Varone - Cody Hodgson
Matt Ellis - Tim Schaller - Patrick Kaleta
MikeWeber - Rasmus Ristolainen
Andre Benoit - Zach Bogosian
Tyson Strachan - Andrej Meszaros
Scratched: Nikita Zadorov
Injured: Jerry D'Amigo (facial surgery), Tyler Ennis (shoulder), Zemgus...
the blocked shots.
2. Yannick Weber, Vancouver Canucks
Quietly, Weber is having a really nice season. He's finally getting a chance to showcase what he can do and he's answering with strong play and some production. Sure it's because of some injuries on the back end, but he has eight goals. He's become a strong player for the Canucks.
Let's not forget that Weber has a strong shot from the point...
Roman Josi - Shea Weber
Mattias Ekholm - Seth Jones
Cody Franson - Ryan Ellis
Scratched: Victor Bartley, Anton Volchenkov, Matt Cullen, Mike Santorelli
Injured: James Neal (upper body), Eric Nystrom (lower body)
Alex Killorn - Steven Stamkos - Jonathan Drouin
Nikita Kucherov - Tyler Johnson - Ondrej Palat
Cedric Paquette - Valtteri Filppula - Ryan...
MikeWeber - Rasmus Ristolainen
Nikita Zadorov - Andrej Meszaros
Scratched: Tyson Strachan
Injured: Jerry D'Amigo (upper body), Zemgus Girgensons (lower body), Josh Gorges (lower body), Chad Johnson (lower body), Cody McCormick (blood clots), Evander Kane (shoulder)
Status report: Nolan said D'Amigo will be out for the rest of the season after he underwent facial...
shoulder and it has him out indefinitely.
KEEP AN EYE ON
Yannick Weber, Vancouver Canucks
Weber has very quietly climbed out of fantasy obscurity over the past month. He has picked up seven points (four goals) over his past 13 games. Four of those points have come in his past three games, along with three points (one goal) on the power play and 10 hits. He is a streaky player who is heating up...
Higgins and Yannick Weber also scored, and Eddie Lack had 26 saves.
Vancouver (43-26-4), which also got two assists from Daniel Sedin, is second in the Pacific Division, four points up on Calgary.
Winnipeg had won five in a row. Jiri Tlusty and Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets, and Michael Hutchinson stopped 25 shots.
The Jets (38-24-12) are in control of the second wild card in the Western...
For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.
— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday