Two points and eight shots last night for Matt Moulson and he's totally on fire right now with 8+2=10 & 26 shots over his last five games.
The Wild's Matt Hackett stepped in for the injured Josh Harding about a minute into last night's game and there was no time to be nervous as all he did was go out and stop all 34 Sharks shots he faced in his NHL debut. It will be a team shutout, so he won't get the full credit he deserves but we all know. I'm a big fan of this kid although he's likely still a year or two away from regular NHL duty but with Backstrom & Harding on the shelf, they may ride him for a bit.
Alrighty Jarome Iginla fans, you've waited long enough for him to stop sucking... so 2+1=3, plus-3 & eight shots last night, his second 3-pointer in his last three games and this give him 4+5=9, plus-7 & 29 shots over his last eight games... your patience is now being rewarded.
Eric Staal with 2+1=3 & eight shots last night and he's starting to come around as well with 3+4=7 over his last five games. Maybe it's the new coach, maybe just getting some bounces, whatever, his owners will take it.
Al Montoya won again last night and he's started five of the last six and is 3-1-1, 1.67 & .941 over his last six games. I will admit that I'm getting nervous here as in addition to being the only healthy Islanders goalie right now, he's also proven to be the best, so he should be given a run of games here.
Curtis Sanford with his 10th straight start for the CBJs and he's still cruising along going 18/20 to beat Montreal last night and he's 5-3-2, 2.07 & .924 on the season.
David Clarkson with two goals (including the OT winner) on six shots last night. Those were his first points in the past eight games but it does put him on pace for 28 goals, 163 PIMs & 226 shots... not half bad if he can keep it up.
Brendan Morrison returned after being a scratch for the past five games and put up 2+2=4 last night while playing on the top line with Iginla & Jokinen. He played well on a line with Iginla last season so let's watch to see if he can find that chemistry again.
Rene Bourque has points in four straight (3+2=5).
Jamie McBain with a pair of assists last night to follow up his two goals last game... maybe the pair of scratchings by Muller woke him up.
Mikko Koivu with another two points last night and he has points in nine of his last 10 (4+9=13).
Since I don't own him in any leagues I just caught wind yesterday of how useless R.J. Umberger had been lately (two points in 14 games coming into last night) but of course he snapped out of it with 1+1=2 on four shots last night... but I think you get the point.
Matt Beleskey was moved up to the top line last night and despite only playing 10 minutes with no shots, he now has a point in three straight games. Bobby Ryan was moved down to L2 and scored twice, including the GWG with mere seconds left in the 3rd period.
Tyler Seguin was a healthy scratch last night due to over-sleeping and missing a team meeting.