Holy '80s Batman.... The Jets beat the Flyers 9-8 in a true barnburner last night. I'm sure they had a few of those back in the '80s when guys like Hawerchuk & Tim Kerr were around but it's definitely been a while.
Serves you right if you panicked and bailed on the Jets because of their slow start...
Alexander Burmistrov extended his point streak to six games with another two points last night... he has 3+5=8 during the stretch.
Nik Antropov with a three point night and he has 2+4=6 during a three game point streak.
Evander Kane has a three game point streak where he has 2+2=4 but he only saw 10 minutes of ice-time last night. The Jets really spread the time around and I guess since he doesn't play on the PK that this is what you get. He may not be asking for a trade but dude needs more ice!
Blake Wheeler with 3A, he still doesn't have a goal on the season but hopefully this gives him a lift.
James van Riemsdyk may have busted his slump as he had 2+1=3 on nine shots after four straight games with nothing.
Sergei Bobrovsky was pulled after giving up five goals on 15 shots but Ilya Bryzgalov didn't provide any relief as he was beaten four times on 10 shots. He said after the game that he has zero confidence and it shows as he's been beaten for 4+ goals in five of his last six games.
There was a bunch of Kimmo Timonen drops about a week ago, hopefully you hung in there cause he had 4A last night to go with his pair on Monday.
It had been a relatively quiet start for Danny Briere
but 2+2=4 & plus-3 last night puts him at a point-a-game through his first 10.
with two more points and he has 3+3=6 over his last three games.
Mike Fisher is throwing himself into the mix right away as he led all Preds forwards in ice-time with 20:24 last night and put up 2+1=3, plus-2, four shots & three blks.
Ray Whitney with 2+1=3 on five shots last night and he has points in seven of his first nine games this year (5+5=10).
Just one point on the season but Stephane Robidas still has some value in leagues that are heavy on ice-time and peripherals as he played 23 minutes last night (in all situations) and was plus-1 with three shots, five hits & four blks. He's averaging 23:16 on the season and is top 25 in the league in both hits & blks.
with an assist last night in 26 minutes of ice-time... just that he's in the lineup is notable these days.
My big dman breakout pick, Dmitry Kulikov
, with 2A last night and he has 4A, plus-4 & 10 shots during a three game point streak.
Still a solid performance but hopefully this brings all you Jacob Markstrom
fanboys back down to earth as he gave up four goals on 38 shots last night in a loss to the Sens.
got the better of the kid and that was his fourth straight win... his record is a little deceiving at 5-2-0 as he has two no decisions where he was roughed up. He's been better of late but for this season his rate stats are pretty indicative of his performance at 3.66 & .883.
Stephane Da Costa
with a season high 15:53 of ice-time and he came through with a goal, plus-3 & two shots. It looks like he's going to get a chance to play some quality minutes so let's see what the kid can do.
stopped 34 of 35 including 19 in the 3rd period to beat the Caps last night. That runs his numbers to 4-0-2, 0.97 & .965 for the season... wow, I didn't see that coming.
has been kinda swept aside by all the RNH hype but the kid now has 2+4=6 in his last three games and is up to 2+7=9 in nine games on the season.
with 2+1=3, plus-2 & five shots last night as he attempts to prove that he shouldn't be sent back down when Doughty returns (any day now). Keep tabs on this and see what they do with him before making a move.
saw his ice-time drop back down to 10 minutes last night in what was game #7 for him.
I'm a big fan of Jason Pominville
, like the durability and consistency, so his scorching start is just a bonus as he had 2+1=3 last night and that's his third 3-pointer on the season already (4+9=13 in nine games in total).
has officially made it be known that he's requested a trade but the Coyotes
say 'fat chance'... if he doesn't get signed by December 1st then he can't play this year.