It was Evgeni Malkin's game yesterday, he was just letting the other 39 guys enjoy the show as he had 3+2=5, GWG, plus-3, two PIMs, two PPPs & six shots. He moved up to 2nd in league scoring (just one point back of H.Sedin) but he easily leads the league in pts/gm (for players over 10 games) with 1.38.
James Neal kept the scorekeeper busy yesterday with two PPGs, plus-2, 10 PIMs & six shots. He's approaching his career best in goals (27) & shots (212) and he still has 38 games to spare.
Vincent Lecavalier has been going lately and with another 2A last night, he now has 6+6=12 over his last 11 games. He also decided he'd seen enough of the Geno-show as he sucker-punched Malkin and that landed him a solid 14 PIMs to boot.
If it wasn't for Malkin's greatness, Jason Blake would have had the fantasy line of the night with 2+1=3, GWG, plus-3 & 10 shots. He has 3+3=6 over his last six games.
Mathieu Garon gave up five on 43 shots yesterday and what started as a promising season has come off the rails as his gaa popped over 3.00 and the sv% is now below .900.
Dave Bolland with a goal last night to give him 5+2=7 over his last five.
Hawks rookie Andrew Shaw has mostly been lining up with Hossa lately and he's put up goals in three straight games. Worth a look cause he's likely available in most leagues and just pray that his dream sequence keeps going.
Tomas Vokoun has started nine in a row and doesn't appear to be tiring as he stopped 43 of 44 yesterday and is now 7-2-0, 1.96 & .940 during the run.
Taylor Hall with the GWG in OT last night to give him 6+3=9 & 41 shots over his last nine games.
The goals haven't been as frequent for Max Pacioretty lately but the shots have been so I wasn't too worried about him... he had 2+1=3 & plus-3 last night and has 47 shots over his last 12 games.
Viktor Stalberg capped off a nice week with another two points to give him 5+1=6 & 18 shots over his last four games.
Rene Bourque led all Habs forwards in ice-time (20:59) and registered four hits but was kept off the scoresheet in his debut. He played on a few different lines but was mostly paired with Tomas Plekanec.
The Leafs have sent Jake Gardiner to the AHL.