Kari Lehtonen kept the streak alive as he stopped 33 of 35 for his seventh straight win to start the season. Heard someone say the other day that it's only a matter of time before his body breaks down and while I tend to agree, don't forget that he played in 69 games last year so it's been over a year and half of good health for him.
Lots of PIMs lately (38 in his last five games) but not a lot of production for Steve Downie as he has just 1A & four shots to show for his last eight games. He's stuck on the 3rd line and doesn't see much PP time.
Ryan Johansen played nearly 17 minutes last night (5:19 on the PP) on the 2nd line and had 1+1=2... that was game #6 for him and he's showing that he can produce if given some ice-time.
32 save shutout of the Islanders last night for Marc-Andre Fleury and he improves his numbers to 6-2-0, 1.87 & .937 on the season. I'm not a huge Fleury fan, so I may be biased but I'd look to sell high here as his number are unsustainable. Also of note is that the Penguins have played more games than anyone and their competition hasn't been very fierce so far... so things can only go downhill from here.
Surprisingly, Jay Harrison has been a bit of a fantasy factor (in deep leagues) lately as he has 1+2=3, 11 PIMs, 11 shots & 8 blks over his last five games.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 35 of 37 to beat the Canucks and I'm shocked with his start as he is now 3-0-2 with a 0.97 gaa & .963 sv%. I'm not even sure I can get my head around it enough to fathom whether this could possibly continue.
Roberto Luongo was pulled in the 2nd period after giving up three goals on 14 shots. It's still not time to panic, as we're not even through October yet and Luu doesn't typically get going until December.
Steve Mason with his first win of the season last night as he stopped 30 of 31 to beat the Wings... rejoice!
James Wisniewski made his CBJs debut last night (played 27 minutes) after sitting out the first eight due to that suspension.
Don't look now but Craig Anderson has won three straight with a 1.96 gaa & .934 sv%. His numbers on the year are still horrific (3.74 & .883) so you might still be able to get him at a discount... if you're so inclined.
Jason Spezza extended his goal streak to four games where he has 4+4=8.
Back-to-back two point efforts for Sergei Gonchar so those of you that salvaged him from the pile are enjoying his (maybe) resurgence.
Pascal Dupuis with another two points last night to give him 3+5=8 in 11 games so far but you're dreaming if you think he can put up 50 points this year.
Tuomo Ruutu has 3+1=4 in his last four games.
Teemu Selanne has 3+3=6 & 23 shots over his last five games.
Ray Whitney with an assist last night and The Wizard has 3+3=6 in his last six games... so don't count the old man for dead yet.
Johan Hedberg with a 31 save shutout of the Kings and and he's now 4-1-1, 1.86 & .937 while filling-in for Brodeur... but I'd still expect Marty to see most of the starts when he returns.
Dainius Zubrus with his first two goals of the year last night... he had 13 last year so don't expect too many nights like that.