The dynamic duo of Mike Fisher & Martin Erat strikes again!!! (there is a great animal joke in there somewhere) Fisher scored twice and has 4+7=11 over his last nine and Erat set up two goals and has 3+9=12 over the same nine games.
Pekka Rinne stopped 25 of 26 for another win and he hasn't allowed more than two goals in any of his last eight games... and in what has to be a total coincidence, he has won his last eight games as well.
Jonas Gustavsson has started nine of the last 10 for the Leafs and has six wins & three shutouts during that stretch after a 25 save shutout of the red-hot Islanders (that just sounded wrong) last night. Here are the digits, 6-3-0, 1.79, .934 & three shutouts over his last nine.
Jeff Petry has played 23+ minutes (in all situations) in each of his last five games and has put together a modest little run with 4A over those five games.
Kudos if you had a hunch about Kyle Clifford last night as he had the Gordie Howe Hat-Trick and the GWG, plus-2 & three shots as a bonus. That was just goal three on the season for him, so don't be thinking that he's about to go on a hot streak.
Matthew Lombardi has a grand total of six goals on the season but four of them have come over his last four games. Pucks are bound to go in when you put 17 shots on goal in those four games.
A goal last night for Kyle Wellwood extended his point streak to five games (1+6=7).
Ryan Johansen was a healthy scratch last night for the CBJs.
Alex Ovechkin is out for the next three after being suspended. Some have suggested that this was planned so he could get out of going to Kanata for the All-Star Game... conspiracy!