Sunday was the first full game Gibson played during 2017-18 preseason, and it got off to a rough start as he allowed Las Vegas to score two first period goals. After recording a .924 save percentage last season, the All Star likely just needs a couple more preseason starts to get into midseason form. Even though Anaheim acquired Ryan Miller in the offseason, Gibson is still a near lock to start upwards of 50 games.
Although he wasn't heavily utilized, Wilson did manage to sneak into the end zone on an inside shovel pass from Alex Smith. He's still third among Chiefs receivers for weekly snaps and is further down than that on the totem pole for targets, keeping him off the fantasy radar in the vast majority of leagues.
Fleury got the start between the pipes for the Golden Knights, and was only beaten by a no-look backhander along with a goal in the last 30 seconds of the game. Las Vegas selected Fleury to be a workhorse while they develop younger goaltending talent, and he looked up for the task in his first preseason action. The 2016-17 season was the first time in 11 years Fleury had a GAA above 3.00, and we'll see if having a consistent workload will spark him to a bounceback season.
Foligno was all over the ice Sunday, collecting 3:01 of power-play time, 3:14 spent with the penalty kill and 14:15 of even-strength play. With the addition of Artemi Panarin in the offseason, the captain will likely be demoted to a second-line role, centered by Brandon Dubinsky. Still, a 50-point season would be very much in play for the 29-year-old.
Snead was originally handed a three-game suspension on Sep. 1 for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. Now back in the fold, the Ball State product figures to immediately supplant Brandon Coleman in the slot and should be ready to take aim at a vulnerable Dolphins secondary Sunday in London.
Gaines also had three pass breakups as the Bills defense held Trevor Siemian in check throughout the afternoon. The Buffalo defense faces a tall task in Week 4 as they take on reigning MVP Matt Ryan and the Falcons.
The Wisconsin native was held off of the scoreboard but still had a strong night, throwing three shots on goal while winning 50 percent of his faceoffs. Smith skated on the second line with Kevin Fiala and Nick Bonino, and was on the second power play unit as well. After having a career low 29 points last season, Smith has the tools to bounce back to the 40-point range -- a consistent role on the second power play would go a long way towards helping his cause.
Conley saw the field on 81 percent of offensive snaps, even more than top wideout Tyrek Hill. The second-year man out of Georgia has yet to realize his potential and may be running out of time to do so. There's nothing to suggest he will be more involved in the offense moving forward.
The speedster scored with 110 seconds left in the second period, and then added an empty netter to put away Columbus for good. Fiala's fractured femur seems to be a distant memory, and after having a strong 2016-17 regular season Fiala will likely be handed a second line role for the 2017-18 season.
Ryu suffered a bruise after he was struck by a line drive Saturday. He will complete a bullpen session later in the week, at which point his availability for Friday's start against the Rockies will be determined. Ideally, the Dodgers can get him in one more game before the postseason begins.
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