They came into the game without a point on the season but the trio of Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf & Bobby Ryan broke the seal last night with a combined 3+3=6. Ryan was the real star with 2+1=3 & five shots. You can't keep a good unit like this down for long and you knew they would bust out soon.
Francois Beauchemin looked good last night with 1+1=2 and you know he's going to see a lot of ice-time for the Ducks (averaging 25:43 on the season) but he tends to leave you wanting more offensively as he's only topped 30 points once in his career and that was way back in his rookie season.
Jonas Hiller stopped 28 of 30 for the win and he has three straight wins with a total of only three goals allowed.
After a goal last night, Patrik Berglund is off to a pretty decent start with 2+2=4 in his first five games.
The start hasn't been so hot for Jaroslav Halak as he gave up four goals on 23 shots in the loss and now sits 1-3-0, 3.05 & .848 through four games.
First chance to really check out the Blues last night and there was some interesting lines being rolled out there... Vladimir Sobotka looks like the choice to replace Andy McDonald on the top line as he played 19:57 (3:20 on the PP) with Berglund & Stewart. He has some offensive potential but he's only worth a look in really deep leagues. Also Nikita Nikitin led all Blues dmen in PP time with 4:10 so they seem to be giving him a look in that role but I'm skeptical about that producing much as well.
Brayden Schenn is showing that he doesn't belong in the AHL with 4+4=8 through four games so far. I'm not 100% sure if he's down there for development purposes or if this is more a cap issue.
Bruising Ducks forward Patrick Maroon was called up from the AHL but was a healthy scratch last night. He has some points & PIMs potential but you'll likely have to be patient.