I'm not sure my mind can handle it but Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski & Joe Thornton formed a line last night and as suspected when three of my favourites combine superpowers, they had 2+5=7 in aggregate. Couture started a little slow this year and last night was his first multi-point game but he now has 5+4=9 over his last eight games. Pavelski now has six multi-pointers in his last eight games for 7+6=13 during the span. Thornton has 3+8=11 in his last nine.
A pair of goals last night (including the OT winner) for Adam Henrique and he now has 3+3=6 over his last five games as he is putting a headlock on the Devils #1C job. I didn't think he had a ton of upside coming our of Jr. but his production in the AHL last year was encouraging, so looks like he's a guy that likes to surprise.
Sean Couturier with two goals last night (including a SHG) and he has 3+1=4 & plus-4 during a three game point streak. Anyone who is not impressed with his performance so far needs medication as he's putting up points while playing on the 3rd line with virtually no PP time.
Mike Smith with another win for PHX and he is now 6-1-2 since getting shelled on opening night... he's in the groove, as they say.
Radim Vrbata kept his run going with two more assists and he now has 4+5=9 & plus-7 over his last five games.
Josh Harding with another sparkling performance as he stopped 30 of 31 and has now started and won four straight games while giving up a combined three goals. He has the talent to keep a hot streak going but injuries always seem to sprout up an inopportune times for this guy.
Guillaume Latendresse with goals in back-to-back games as he's making himself comfortable on the top line with Koivu & Heatley.
James van Riemsdyk returned after his benching/injury and had 1+2=3 last night and now has 4+4=8 over his last four games. So whatever "treatment" they're giving him... keep it coming.
What needs to be said about the CBJs last night? Steve Mason reached a new low by giving up seven goals. Look for big changes.
Erik Christensen with his second two-pointer of the week last night and he saw his ice-time rise to a season high 10 minutes last night... woo hoo, double digits!
The Islanders shuffled the deck for last night's game with P.A. Parenteau landing on the 2nd line and that sparked him with 1+2=3. His liney, Frans Nielsen had 1+2=3 as well. Kyle Okposo was demoted to the 3rd line and is struggling with just 3A in 11 games so far.
Jhonas Enroth with his second straight start for Buffalo and he picked up the SOW to give him a 4-0-0 record on the season. Good for the kid and he might get a few more starts because of this but I don't think Ryan Miller is on the hotseat here.
This was just what the doctor ordered for David Krejci as he came into last night with just one point & a minus-6 on the season but went off for 1+2=3 & plus-3 last night. This guy is a smart player who has a safe position in Boston so you knew he was going to turn things around eventually.
Patrice Bergeron had 3A last night and now has a six game point streak going where he has 3+5=8 & 25 shots.
Three straight starts for Rick DiPietro and he picked up his first win of the season last night. I really have zero expectations for this guy and that way anything he does is a bonus.
Jonas Hiller was beaten for five goals on 45 shots against Detroit and is now winless in this last four games. He's been roughed up a number of times already, having given up 4+ goals in four of his 12 games so far.
All on their way up from the AHL are Nino Niederreiter, Peter Holland, Cam Atkinson & Paul Postma. Keep an eye on Postma, he's an offensive blueliner who is off to a good start in the AHL with 2+6=8 in 10 games and could see some PP time with the Jets.