Evgeni Malkin with two goals last night to give him 7+2=9 during a four game point streak and moves him into sole possession of first place in the scoring race. He's been absolutely dominant lately.
The scoring race is so close with 10 players within five points of each other but a darkhorse could be Pavel Datsyuk as he moved into a tie for 3rd place with 51 points after 2A last night. He has 1+12=13 over his last nine games.
I grabbed Martin Erat in a few leagues this week due to his hot streak and the Preds favourable sked and as Hannibal would say, "I love it when a plan comes together" as he had two points against the CBJs last night and now has 3+6=9 over his last seven games.
Kyle Turris has back-to-back 2-point games and 4+5=9 & plus-9 over his last nine games.
Joffrey Lupul was dropped down to the 3rd line with Connolly & Kadri last night but still managed 3A.
This guy can't be stopped right now... two assists on six shots last night for John Tavares to run his point streak to 11 games where he has 6+13=19. He started the year with 16 pts in his first 22 games and now has 30 in his last 23.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 40 of 41 to beat the Flyers last night. He has now won three in a row and has pulled his numbers up to a respectable 2.43 & .916. I have a life rule that I don't recommend Islanders goalies but will admit that Nabby hasn't been half-bad lately.
Alex Pietrangelo kept his streak alive with a late 3rd period GWG... it's up to eight games now (3+8=11 & 34 shots).
Jonas Gustavsson was about 150 seconds away from his third shutout in his last six games until he let a soft one from the side of the net by him.
Cause this is exactly what the CBJs need right now... Brett Lebda... signed a one-year deal.
Antero Niittymaki has been sent to the AHL on a conditioning assignment.