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|10/18/2017||Ryan O'Reilly, Buf, C|
|O'Reilly scored his first two goals of the season - both on the power play - in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Vegas.
Analysis: O'Reilly, who had only two points through Buffalo's first six games, finished at a minus-2 on Tuesday and is at minus-5 for the season. However, he's averaging more than 20 minutes of ice time after getting a career-high 26:56 on Tuesday.
|10/18/2017||Teuvo Teravainen, Car, LW|
|Teravainen had a pair of goals in the Hurricanes' 5-3 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday.
Analysis: It was the first points of the season for Teravainen, who scored once with the extra skater. He is averaging 4:01 of power-play ice time after being at 2:14 last season.
|10/18/2017||David Perron, VGK, LW|
|Perron scored two goals, including the game-winner with 1:08 left in overtime, to lead the Golden Knights to a 5-4 victory over the Sabres on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Perron entered the game having not scored a goal this season. "I always pride myself to put in the work, and it finally paid off," said the 11-year veteran. "I try to have confidence in my shot. It's good to see a couple of shots finally go in." Perron also had two penalty minutes for the second straight game, and he finished at a plus-2 after posting a minus-2 over his previous three outings.
|10/18/2017||Dan Hamhuis, Dal, D|
|Hamhuis had a goal and an assist as the Stars beat the Coyotes 3-1 on Tuesday.
Analysis: The 14-year veteran notched his first points of the season after tallying one goal and 15 points with a minus-7 rating in 79 games last year.
|10/18/2017||Radek Faksa, Dal, C|
|Faksa had a goal and an assist as the Stars beat the Coyotes 3-1 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Faksa's points were his first of the season after tallying 12 goals and 21 assists in 80 games last season.
|10/18/2017||Adin Hill, Ari, G|
|Hill made his NHL debut in goal for the Coyotes and had 31 saves on 33 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Stars on Tuesday.
Analysis: With goalie Antti Raanta out because of a lower-body injury, the 21-year-old Hill was recalled from Tucson of the AHL. His parents and 9-year-old brother traveled from Western Canada for the game.
|10/18/2017||Cam Atkinson, Cls, RW|
|Atkinson had a goal as the Blue Jackets downed the Jets 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Atkinson, who had a career-high 35 goals last season, has two goals in the last two games and has a plus-five rating in the last three contests.
|10/18/2017||Steve Mason, Wpg, G|
|Mason stopped just 34 of 39 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Mason had another subpar showing after watching teammate Connor Hellebuyck win three consecutive games in the past week. Mason was shelled in the first two games of the season, giving up 11 goals.
|10/18/2017||Filip Forsberg, Nsh, LW|
|Forsberg recorded two assists Tuesday.
Analysis: All but one of his nine points on the season have come in the last four games.
|10/18/2017||Alexei Emelin, Nsh, D|
|Emelin had two assists Tuesday.
Analysis: These are his first two points of the season.
|10/18/2017||Viktor Arvidsson, Nsh, LW|
|Arvidsson had a goal with an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has three goals and two assists in six games.
|10/18/2017||Nathan MacKinnon, Col, C|
|MacKinnon scored a goal in the Avs' 4-1 loss to Nashville on Tuesday.
Analysis: It took seven games, but MacKinnon finally scored his first goal of the campaign.
|10/18/2017||Craig Anderson, Ott, G|
|Anderson turned aside 21 of 24 shots in net during a 3-0 loss to Vancouver on Tuesday.
Analysis: He has a 1.91 goals-against average in five starts this season.
|10/18/2017||Alex Burmistrov, Van, C|
|He had a goal with an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: All three of his points have come in the last two games.
|10/18/2017||Brock Boeser, Van, RW|
|Boeser had a goal with an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has two of each through three games this season.
|10/18/2017||Anders Nilsson, Van, G|
|Nilsson made 32 saves for a shutout in his first start of the season in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Senators.
Analysis: As a backup, Nilsson has no fantasy value at the moment.
|10/18/2017||Thomas Vanek, Van, LW|
|Vanek scored in the third period to add some insurance in Vancouver's 3-0 shutout of the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Vanek made the 700th point of his 13-season NHL career sound average. He was much more excited about helping his Vancouver Canucks get a win.
|10/18/2017||Vladislav Namestnikov, TB, C|
|Namestnikov had a goal while finishing a plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss at New Jersey.
Analysis: The 25-year-old has never had more than 35 points in a season, but he's on pace to shatter that mark with three goals and four assists through Tampa Bay's first seven games. Namestnikov has at least one point in six of those contests.
|10/18/2017||Steven Stamkos, TB, C|
|Stamkos continued his early-season roll with a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss at New Jersey.
Analysis: The knee injury that felled the Lightning captain for most of last season clearly is no issue, as he's racked up two goals and 10 assists while opening 2017-18 on a seven-game point streak. Stamkos has put up multiple points in four of those contests.
|10/18/2017||Nikita Kucherov, TB, RW|
|Kucherov stretched his goal streak to seven games while adding an assist in Tuesday's shootout loss at New Jersey.
Analysis: The 24-year-old joined the great Mario Lemieux as the only players in NHL history to begin a season with goals in seven consecutive games, though he's got a ways to go before catching Lemieux's record of 12 straight. The Lightning next play at Columbus, a team Kucherov has scored just once against in 12 career meetings.
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