Perreault ate the shaving cream pie baked with love by OV
Fantasy line of the night for the Caps Mathieu Perreault with a hat-trick, GWG, plus-2, four PIMs, five shots, three hits & two blocks... not too shabby. Too bad he can barely stay in the lineup let alone keep this up. He does have 4+2=6 over his last four games, so we'll let him enjoy this for now.
Devan Dubnyk has started four of the last six for the Oilers and is 2-1-1, 1.77 & .939 in five appearances over that span. This guy is the superior goalie in Edmonton and as the season winds down he should be given the bulk of the starts... I'm hoping for a strong finish.
Waiver wire find (and I'm not talking the fantasy waiver wire), Gilbert Brule, scored again last night for PHX and has 3+1=4 over his last five games.
Six game point streak for Martin St. Louis heading in to the AS Break (2+8=10). Identical six game streak for Vincent Lecavalier (3+7=10). Vinny is right in the 65-70 point pace zone that he has owned for the last four years... disappointing but at least he hasn't gone Gomez on us.
Throw six more shots on the league leading pile for James Neal and he scored his 27th (tied for 2nd). He has 6+5=11, plus-10, 18 PIMs & 39 shots over what has been a monster last seven games.
Gabriel Landeskog with his first ever three game point streak (1+3=4) after an assist last night.
Daniel Alfredsson heads to the All Star Game playing All Star-ish with a goal & seven shots last night for 3+2=5 & 19 shots over his last five games.
Back-to-back starts for Scott Clemmensen as he was rewarded for some strong net play recently and almost beat Philly last night by stopping 35 of 37 before taking the SOL.
Mike Fisher with the GWG, four PIMs & three shots last night to continue his hot patch where he has 5+7=12 over his last 10 games.
From the They All Count Department... David Booth buried a Kesler shot that was lying on the goal line and now has goals in three straight games.
Lots of guys heading back to the AHL to get in some games during the NHL All-Star Break: Tomas Kubalik, Zac Dalpe, Ian Cole, Maxim Goncharov & Roman Horak. Brandon Pirri was coming the other way but he's likely headed back down as well.