Last Updated: Jan 20 2019 03:01 am
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S. Theodore - D
Theodore posted a power-play goal on three shots in a 7-3 victory against the Penguins on Saturday.
His marker with the man advantage got the Golden Knights going in what turned out to be a major offensive night. The score was only Theodore's second on the power play this season, but that ties a career best. He has six goals and 22 points in 49 games this season.
Added 2:00 am (EST)
J. Marchessault - F
Marchessault recorded a hat trick in a 7-3 victory against the Penguins on Saturday.
The 28-year-old was probably due for a big night like this one. He came into Saturday with a shooting percentage 3.0 percent below his career norm, but it jumped from 7.9 to 9.3 percent with three goals on four shots Saturday. Marchessault has 17 goals and 34 points in 50 games this season. He's on pace to match his 27 goals from 2017-18, and Marchessault still has more room for improvement in his shooting percentage.
Added 1:57 am (EST)
C. DeSmith - G
DeSmith allowed six goals on 34 shots in a 7-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Saturday.
This stat line doesn't come anywhere close to suggesting how well DeSmith played. He faced several breakaway chances in the first two periods and made some really great saves, allowing the Penguins to come back and tie the game at three Saturday. It looked as though the Penguins took the lead on a power-play goal in the second, but the officials wiped out the score after review. It was all Golden Knights after that. Regardless, DeSmith is on a cold streak, having gone 0-3-0 with an .841 save percentage in his last three starts.
Added 1:52 am (EST)
M. Fleury - G
Fleury allowed three goals on 37 shots in a 7-3 victory against the Penguins on Saturday.
The 34-year-old now has 431 career wins, but he's still in search of his first season leading the league in the category. He could accomplish that feat in 2018-19, as he increased his lead with his 27th victory Saturday. Fleury is also first in the NHL with six shutouts. He did get the benefit of the Penguins' go-ahead goal getting overturned Saturday night, but Fleury still made plenty of spectacular saves against his former team. He also owns a 2.49 GAA and .911 save percentage this season.
Added 1:44 am (EST)
O. Kylington - D
Kylington scored in a 5-2 victory against the Oilers on Saturday night.
The rookie now has two goals and four points in 25 games this season. That's pretty good considering he only has 12 shots on net. Obviously, Kylington isn't much of a threat offensively and isn't worth rostering in most leagues. Even dynasty leagues have to be pretty deep to consider Kylington on the waiver wire.
Added 1:39 am (EST)
M. Giordano - D
Giordano scored a power-play goal and added two assists, one of which also came with the man advantage, in a 5-2 victory against the Oilers on Saturday. He also filled the stat sheet with six PIM, four shots, three blocks and a minus-1 rating.
While it was only Giordano's second power-play goal of the season, he's no stranger to production on the man advantage, as he has 18 power-play points after Saturday. And despite the minus-1 rating, Giordano leads the league with a plus-30 rating this season. Overall, he has 11 goals and 51 points in 48 games.
Added 1:36 am (EST)
M. Koskinen - G
Koskinen allowed five goals on 34 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Flames on Saturday.
The 30-year-old has been up-and-down lately, and this was definitely a lower note, as the Flames tagged him for three goals at even strength and two on the power play. In 13 of his last 15 appearances, Koskinen has either posted a save percentage above .950 or below .900. His numbers during this stretch have somewhat balanced out to a 7-6-0 record and .908 save percentage. Overall, he is 14-9-1 with a 2.75 GAA and .912 save percentage
Added 1:29 am (EST)
D. Rittich - G
Rittich allowed two goals on 24 shots in a 5-2 victory against the Oilers on Saturday.
In terms of racking up wins, it's hard to find a better goaltender who splits time than Rittich. After Saturday, he's won 18 of his 26 starts, but he also got back on track in the other categories against the Oilers after a couple poor performances. In addition to an 18-4-4 record, Rittich owns a 2.49 GAA and a .917 save percentage.
Added 1:23 am (EST)