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Date Player
3/28/2017 Jake Allen, StL, G
Allen made 21 saves in Monday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.

Analysis: Allen continues to shine in March, going 8-1-1 with a 1.39 GAA and a .951 save percentage. Two of those wins have come against the Coyotes, including a shutout in Arizona on March 18, and the Blues play there again on Wednesday. Allen is 7-0 with a 1.00 GAA lifetime against the Coyotes.
3/28/2017 Mike Smith, Ari, G
Smith turned aside 24 of 28 shots in Monday's loss to the Blues.

Analysis: It was the sixth consecutive loss for Smith, a span in which he has a 3.16 GAA. He's also been given virtually no helping with the Coyotes scoring a combined four goals in his last five starts.
3/28/2017 Radim Vrbata, Ari, RW
Vrbata assisted on Arizona's only goal in Monday's loss at St. Louis.

Analysis: Vrbata remains the only Coyotes forward worth using. His 53 points are 16 more than any other player on the team. However, he has only two points in the last six games as Arizona has managed just seven goals.
3/28/2017 Alexander Steen, StL, LW
Steen notched the first four-assist game of his career in Monday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.

Analysis: It was a much-needed breakout performance for those fantasy players who have Steen, who had gone without a point in four straight games and 12 of 16.
3/28/2017 Vladimir Tarasenko, StL, RW
Tarasenko finished with a goal and an assist in Monday's win over the Coyotes.

Analysis: It was the fourth multipoint effort in 10 games for Tarasenko, who is two shy of a third straight 70-point season and six off his career high.
3/28/2017 Jaden Schwartz, StL, LW
Schwartz scored two goals and assisted on another Monday night to lead the Blues to a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Analysis: Schwartz has four goals in his last four games after scoring just once - an empty-netter - in a 25-game stretch from Jan. 21 to March 18. "Even when he wasn't scoring he was contributing in so many ways," linemate Alexander Steen said. "You get that many chances and are doing the right things and playing the team game the way he does, eventually it turns in your favor. He's been playing great for us all year."
3/28/2017 Matt Moulson, Buf, LW
Moulson had two assists Monday.

Analysis: He has six points in the last nine games.
3/28/2017 Jack Eichel, Buf, C
Eichel had two assists Monday.

Analysis: He has five points in two games.
3/28/2017 Jonathan Marchessault, Fla, C
Marchessault scored his team-leading 29th goal Monday.

Analysis: He has six goals in the last three games.
3/28/2017 Ondrej Palat, TB, LW
Palat had a goal and an assist in the Lightning's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks on Monday.

Analysis: Palat has been on fire lately, posting two goals and six assists in his last five games.
3/28/2017 Jonathan Huberdeau, Fla, LW
Huberdeau had a goal with an assist Monday.

Analysis: In the last three games, Huberdeau has two goals with five assists.
3/28/2017 Jonathan Drouin, TB, LW
Drouin had a pair of goals in the Lightning's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks on Monday.

Analysis: Drouin had three goals and four assists over his last five games, giving him his first 20-goal season in the NHL.
3/28/2017 Victor Hedman, TB, D
Hedman had three assists in the Lightning's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks on Monday.

Analysis: Hedman has a goal and five assists over his last four games.
3/28/2017 Brian Gionta, Buf, RW
Gionta was presented with a silver-plated stick before the opening faceoff of his 1,000th career game on Monday night. Afterward, Gionta received a puck to go with it: The game-winner, in fact. The 15-year NHL veteran celebrated his milestone evening by scoring what stood as the decisive goal in a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

Analysis: Sabres players wore No. 12 Gionta T-shirts beneath their jerseys and felt it was only fitting their respected leader delivered by upping Buffalo's lead to 3-0 early in the second period.
3/28/2017 Nikita Kucherov, TB, RW
Kucherov had a pair of assists in the Lightning's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks on Monday.

Analysis: Kucherov set a Tampa Bay record for points in a single month with 22. The right wing has four assists and 11 points during a five-game point streak.
3/28/2017 Luke Glendening, Det, C
Glendening did not return after suffering a lower-body injury during the first period.

Analysis: The forward has just three points in his last 33 games.
3/28/2017 Jeff Skinner, Car, LW
Skinner scored for a sixth straight game Monday.

Analysis: He has eight goals during the run, and he 174 for his career tied captain and current assistant Rod Brind'Amour for third on the Hurricanes' list since the club relocated from Hartford in 1997.
3/28/2017 Justin Faulk, Car, D
Faulk had two assists Monday.

Analysis: He has three points in three games after going five straight without one.
3/28/2017 Thomas Greiss, NYI, G
Greiss stopped 28 of 30 shots for the Islanders in their 3-1 loss to the Predators on Monday.

Analysis: Greiss has a .926 save percentage over his last four starts but just one win to show for it.
3/28/2017 Gustav Nyquist, Det, RW
Nyquist had two assists Monday.

Analysis: He has five assists in his last three games.
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