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|3/22/2017||Victor Hedman, TB, D|
|Hedman had a goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Arizona.
Analysis: Hedman is now up to 60 points, and has eight goals and 11 assists in his last 19 contests.
|3/22/2017||Jake Allen, StL, G|
|Allen made 26 saves, and Magnus Paajarvi and Jaden Schwartz scored in the third period to lift the Blues over the Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Allen has gone 6-1-0 with a sparkling 1.29 goals-against average in his last seven starts.
|3/22/2017||Max Domi, Ari, LW|
|Domi had a pair of assists in Tuesday's 5-3 win at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: It was Domi's first two-assist game since Nov. 8.
|3/22/2017||Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Ari, D|
|Ekman-Larsson had a goal and an assist during Arizona's three-goal third period and the Coyotes damaged Tampa Bay's playoff hopes with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.
Analysis: Ekman-Larsson now has two goals and an assist in his last two games after notching just one assist in his previous 15.
|3/22/2017||Ryan Hartman, Chi, LW|
|Hartman finished with two goals, including a tying score with 1:03 to go in regulation in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Vancouver.
Analysis: Hartman's game-tying goal marked his second of the game and 18th of the season. He scored that Blackhawks' first goal on the power play early in the second period.
|3/22/2017||Radim Vrbata, Ari, RW|
|Vrbata had the game-winning goal in Arizona's 5-3 victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.
Analysis: Vrbata has three goals in the last seven games, and Tuesday's score was his first on the road since Feb. 24.
|3/22/2017||Ryan Miller, Van, G|
|Miller maintained his composure after a third-period letdown Tuesday, finishing with 40 saves on 44 shots to earn his first victory since March 4.
Analysis: Miller had been 3-12-3 with a 3.19 goals-against average over his last 18 starts.
|3/22/2017||Brandon Sutter, Van, C|
|Sutter scored a pair of goals against Corey Crawford in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks, increasing his total to 17 goals on the season.
Analysis: Sutter hadn't scored since Feb. 16. He has 17 goals and 14 assists on the season.
|3/22/2017||Corey Crawford, Chi, G|
|Crawford allowed four goals on 10 shots before getting yanked in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks.
Analysis: The only blemish for the Blackhawks was an uncharacteristically ugly outing from Crawford. Backup netminder Scott Darling stopped four of five shots in relief. This is only going to increase some fans' cries for Darling in net.
|3/22/2017||Charlie Coyle, Min, C|
|Coyle scored for the second straight game in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Sharks.
Analysis: Coyle now has 17 goals and 32 assists on the season.
|3/22/2017||Matt Dumba, Min, D|
|Dumba scored again Tuesday, giving him three goals and three assists in his last eight games.
Analysis: Dumba became the 11th player to reach the 10-goal mark for the Wild this season, matching his career high.
|3/22/2017||Martin Jones, SJ, G|
|Jones made 24 saves for the Sharks in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: He gave up more than two goals for the first time in nine games.
|3/22/2017||Devan Dubnyk, Min, G|
|Dubnyk finished with 21 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Sharks that stopped Minnesota's five-game losing streak.
Analysis: Dubnyk's 37 wins are tied for second-most in the NHL. He had been 0-4-0 with a 3.60 goals-against average over his previous four outings.
|3/22/2017||Josh Bailey, NYI, LW|
|Bailey didn't practice Tuesday due to an illness but will play Wednesday against the Rangers.
Analysis: Bailey leads the Islanders with 37 assists but doesn't have a point in a season-high five straight games.
|3/22/2017||Jimmy Howard, Det, G|
|Howard stopped 35 shots to help the Red Wings to a 2-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.
Analysis: Howard improved to 3-1-0 with a 1.74 GAA and .939 save percentage in four games after being sidelined since Dec. 20 with a knee injury. He has posted consecutive wins for the first time since Nov. 8 and 10.
|3/22/2017||Anthony Mantha, Det, RW|
|Mantha scored a highlight-reel goal to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. It was his first goal since March 4 and only his second since Feb. 12. He was a healthy scratch for two games two weeks ago.
Analysis: The 22-year-old, who hails from Longueuil, Quebec, on Montreal's south shore, now has three career goal against the Canadiens in five games played. The Red Wings play the Canadiens one more time on April 8.
|3/22/2017||Braden Holtby, Was, G|
|Holtby made 29 saves as the Capitals beat the surging Calgary Flames 4-2 Tuesday night and snapped goaltender Brian Elliott's franchise-record winning streak at 11 games.
Analysis: Holtby had been just 2-3-1 with an .875 save percentage over his last six starts before looking much better Tuesday.
|3/22/2017||Brian Elliott, Cgy, G|
|Elliott stopped 36 shots Tuesday night but let four slip past him in a 4-2 loss to the Capitals that snapped his franchise-record winning streak at 11 games.
Analysis: Elliott still has a ridiculously good .949 save percentage over his last 10 starts.
|3/22/2017||Nicklas Backstrom, Was, C|
|Backstrom had three assists as the NHL-leading Capitals beat the surging Calgary Flames 4-2 on Tuesday.
Analysis: That's a remarkable 10 assists in the last four games for Backstrom, who now shares the NHL lead in that category with Connor McDavid.
|3/22/2017||Alex Ovechkin, Was, LW|
|Ovechkin had a goal and two assists as the NHL-leading Capitals beat the surging Calgary Flames 4-2 Tuesday night.
Analysis: Ovechkin's goals was his 29th of the season and put him on the verge of becoming the third player in NHL history with 30 or more goals in each of his first 12 seasons. He has led Washington in goals every season of his career.
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