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Tomas Tatar Headshot

Tatar delivered a power-play goal -- his 10th of the season -- in Detroit's 3-1 home win over the Maple Leafs.

Hot Sauce is a stealthy goal scorer for a Wings team that arguably contains too many players of his ilk. Nonetheless, he's on pace to record 25 goals for the second straight season -- last year, that was good enough for the team lead. Tatar's way behind in the assist column, though, as he's only set up five goals after notching 20-plus in four consecutive campaigns. He's capable of catching fire on short notice, but predicting when Tatar will strike is usually a humbling exercise.
12:11 am (EST)
Jack Eichel Headshot

Eichel scored three goals, added an assist and registered 11 shots during Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to Carolina.

With young stars garnering attention throughout the league, and Buffalo struggling again this season, it's easy to forget just how good Eichel is. Friday's showing was a ripe example and reminder of his upside. His fantasy setup with the Sabres remains lackluster, at best, as the center has registered just three secondary assists through 33 games. Still, it also wouldn't be shocking if this offensive outburst kick-started a hot stretch for the 21-year-old American.
12:10 am (EST)
Giannis Antetokounmpo Headshot

Antetokounmpo scored 29 points (11-18 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-9 FT) while adding 16 rebounds, four assists and a block in 40 minutes during Friay's 115-109 loss to the Bulls.

He's now scored at least 25 points in seven straight games and at least 20 in 18 straight, but a lack of help for Antetokounmpo aside from Khris Middleton sent the Bucks to their second straight loss. The 23-year-old is putting up MVP-caliber numbers this season, and the addition of Eric Bledsoe to the mix has allowed Antetokounmpo to focus even more on attacking the glass -- he's averaging 11.0 rebounds a night, with nine double-doubles in 16 games, since Bledsoe came over from Phoenix.
12:09 am (EST)
Nikola Mirotic Headshot

Mirotic scored 22 points (7-16 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-7 FT) while adding eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in 29 minutes during Friday's 115-109 win over the Bucks.

He's now scored at least 22 points in three straight games since being thrust into the starting lineup to replace Lauri Markkanen (back), averaging 25.0 points, 8.3 boards, 3.0 three-pointers and 1.0 steals over that brief stretch. Markkanen isn't expected to be sidelined for much longer, but Mirotic has made a strong case to remain in the starting five, or at least in a prominent role in the frontcourt rotation, even after the rookie is back in action.
12:02 am (EST)
Justin Williams Headshot

Williams recorded a goal, an assist and four shots through 18:47 of ice time (1:43 on the power play) during Friday's 5-4 overtime win against Buffalo.

The two-point showing has Williams in range to take a run at 20 goals and 60 points, and he's got off to the rock-solid start in somewhat quiet fashion. He's locked into a top-six role with power-play time, so there's no reason to expect the established scorer's numbers to dip significantly moving forward.
12:01 am (EST)
Bobby Portis Headshot

Portis scored 27 points (9-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT) while adding 12 rebounds and a steal in 29 minutes off the bench during Friday's 115-109 win over the Bucks.

Just two games after establishing a new career high with 23 points against the Celtics, Portis raised the bar again with his performance Friday, adding in his third double-double of the season for good measure. The third-year forward still isn't providing consistent offense from the Bulls' second unit, but with Lauri Markkanen (back) sidelined, Portis is getting a chance to show his potential as a scoring threat.
Yesterday 11:58 pm (EST)
Jordan Staal Headshot

Staal registered a goal and an assist through 21:05 of ice time (1:43 with the man advantage) during Friday's 5-4 overtime win against Buffalo.

Staal went 13 consecutive games without a multi-point showing entering Friday, and he registered just a single goal and assist during the slump. As a result, this was obviously welcomed production from the veteran center. His eight goals and 19 points are serviceable numbers in deeper settings, but his game-to-game inconsistency can be especially frustrating in particular formats.
Yesterday 11:57 pm (EST)
Mario Chalmers Headshot

Chalmers scored 16 points (6-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding four steals, three rebounds and an assist in 32 minutes off the bench during Friday's 96-94 win over the Hawks.

While Andrew Harrison was in the starting backcourt for the Grizzlies alongside Tyreke Evans, it was Chalmers who saw the bigger workload, putting together his best scoring performance in almost a month. The veteran guard's court time has dwindled recently, but if he can put together a hot streak the minutes are there for the taking with Mike Conley (Achilles) apparently behind schedule in his recovery.
Yesterday 11:52 pm (EST)
Gabriel Fontaine Headshot

Fontaine scored twice in AHL Hartford's 7-3 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.

Fontaine parlayed an unexpectedly strong training camp into an expanded role with the Wolf Pack and the results have been positive. He has just four goals and no assists on the season, but Fontaine is known for his hockey IQ and penalty killing prowess as opposed to putting up points and he has excelled in those areas. Mature beyond his 20 years of age, Fontaine isn't far away in helping the Rangers in a depth role.
Yesterday 11:51 pm (EST)
Henrik Zetterberg Headshot

Zetterberg managed two assists -- including a power-play helper -- in Friday night's 3-1 home win over the Maple Leafs.

Detroit's captain extended his point streak to three games, heavily rewarding those who stayed patient with him during a campaign that's been riddled by inconsistency so far. Zetterberg skated to a minus-3 rating in two of the last three heading into Friday's action, which suggests that he's not getting nearly enough defensive support from his teammates. Nonetheless, this was a huge win for the Winged Wheel, and Big Z will look to carry the team on his back for what promises to be a grueling four-game road trip that begins Tuesday evening against the Islanders.
Yesterday 11:49 pm (EST)
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