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Patrik Laine Headshot

Laine scored a pair of goals and eight shots in a, 4-3, victory against the Wild on Friday.

A season after placing second in the Calder Trophy voting, Laine is off to another hot start. After Friday, he has four goals and six points with 24 shots in seven games. It's still a small sample size, but he's on pace for nearly 50 more shots than last season and yet his shooting percentage is within 1.0 percent of his stellar 17.6 percent from 2016-17. Laine could be in for a very special season.
2:42 am (EST)
Devin Booker Headshot

Booke recorded 28 points (9-19 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 11 rebounds, eight assists and two steals across 29 minutes in Friday's 132-130 loss to the Lakers.

Booker was vastly improved from the season opener where they were manhandled by Portland. Two more assists would have given Booker his first career triple-double, but he also coughed up the ball six times on Friday, muting what was otherwise a standout performance. His evening was not without controversy - he somehow avoided ejection after a violent physical exchange with Larry Nance the escalated quickly. Tempers were high in this matchup with both teams coming off blowout losses, and a lot of sloppy defensive play made things even tenser. Booker and the Suns visit the Clippers on Saturday.
2:39 am (EST)
Max Pacioretty Headshot

Pacioretty didn't score a point, but he did post 10 shots on goal in a 6-2 loss against the Ducks on Friday.

The Canadiens recorded 51 shots on goal as a team, and nobody had more than the left wing. Prior to Friday, Pacioretty was just a little bit off his 2016-17 pace for shots on goal, but he's now way ahead of it after his 10-shot performance. Unfortunately, he only has one goal this season, giving him a 3.0 shooting percentage. But each of the last four seasons, Pacioretty has recorded a shooting percentage of at least 9.9. It's only a matter of time until he starts scoring, especially if continues to rack up the shots.
2:37 am (EST)
Derek Grant Headshot

Grant recorded the first NHL goal of his career and added a second score in a 6-2 rout of the Canadiens on Friday.

In 92 previous NHL games, Grant had never scored, but on the night he tallied his first goal, he scored twice. First, Grant scored on the power play, and then he tallied his second one in the third period. Grant is actually receiving more than 1:00 per game on the power play this season, but even still, judging that he only has nine points in 93 career games, including Friday, Grant can be safely left on the waiver wire.
2:23 am (EST)
Carey Price Headshot

Price allowed six goals on 45 shots in a 6-2 loss against the Ducks on Friday.

Fantasy owners hoping a night with a lot of work might get Price back on track were sorely disappointed. Price tied a season high with 45 shots faced but he also yielded a season-high six goals. It's very unlikely the 30-year-old doesn't get right this season, but for now, he's one of the biggest fantasy disappointments of October. He leads the league with five losses and owns a .881 save percentage and a 3.95 GAA.
2:17 am (EST)
Brook Lopez Headshot

Lopez registered 19 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists and a steal across 32 minutes in Friday's 132-130 win over the Suns.

After five frustrating seasons with the Nets where he battled injuries and fought for playing time, Lopez looks like he has found the perfect place to revive his once-floundering career. Some might actually a move to the Lakers might be a downgrade, but with Lonzo Ball on the squad, the prospect of Lopez as the recipient of numerous dishes inside by the young point guard should raise the big man's stock. He'll face a tough test on Sunday as he faces the twin towers of DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis.
2:14 am (EST)
John Gibson Headshot

Gibson made 49 saves on 51 shots in a 6-2 victory against the Candiens on Friday.

The 24-year-old faced an incredible amount of work, including 30 shots in the second period alone. Montreal scored twice in the middle frame, but that's it. One of those goals came on the power play, but Gibson helped keep that in check as well - the Canadiens went 1 for 6 on the man advantage. Gibson has received a ton of work early this season and responded well, yielding more than two goals in just one of his seven starts. He should remain an elite fantasy goaltender all season.
2:11 am (EST)
Devan Dubnyk Headshot

Dubnyk allowed four goals on 30 shots in a 4-3 loss against the Jets on Friday.

The 31-year-old yielded two of those four goals on the power play, so he didn't really have as bad of a night as the stat line might suggest. Even still, Dubnyk is one of the coldest goaltenders to begin the season, as in three of his four starts, he's allowed at least four goals. Usually, we'd just chalk it up to a small sample size, but this slow start for Dubnyk is a little more concerning because of his poor finish to last season. He posted a .880 save percentage and 3.28 GAA in his last 12 appearances of the 2016-17 regular season.
2:06 am (EST)
Brandon Ingram Headshot

Ingram tallied 25 points (9-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT), two rebounds an assist, a steal and a blocked shot across 36 minutes in Friday's 132-130 win over the Suns.

After an up-and-down rookie season where he eventually started after the Lakers fell out of playoff contention, the 20-year-old comes into this season with more pressure than the average youngster. Now, with Lonzo Ball directing the action, the Lakers have a starting lineup with five first-round picks, and Ingram looks poised to break out if the young team can get some chemistry going. His shot was in sync on Friday, as his 64.2 percent from the floor was complemented by draining three of four three-pointers. He'll look to build on this great performance against the Pelican on Sunday.
2:01 am (EST)
Connor Hellebuyck Headshot

Hellebuyck allowed three goals on 27 shots in a 4-3 victory against the Wild on Friday.

This snaps a three-game streak of Hellebuyck allowing fewer than three goals, but he did extend his winning streak to four games with the victory Friday. Hellebuyck is 4-0-0 with a .928 save percentage and 2.32 GAA in five appearances this season. It's still very early, but that's quite an improvement from his .907 save percentage and 2.89 GAA of last season. Should these stellar numbers continue, Hellebuyck has a chance to be one of the best goaltender bargains of the season.
2:01 am (EST)
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