More of this please... Danny Briere with the fantasy line of the night with a hat-trick, PPG, GWG, plus-2, seven PIMs & seven shots. He came into the game with just one point over his prior eight games, so hopefully this starts him up.
Jamie Benn with a pair of goals yesterday and pick your streak here... Option A: 4+5=9 during a four game point streak; or Option B: 6+11=17 with points in 10 of 11. He sits 13th in league scoring right now and of the top 20 scorers in the league, Benn has the most PIMs (41)... betcha didn't know that little nugget.
Eyes on Cody Hodgson right now as he's growing into a pretty productive player with 4+5=9 over his last 10 games. He's scoring at 1.99 Pts/60 at ES, that's very solid and we'd love to see what he can do with more ice-time but for now we'll have to be satisfied that he's holding down a regular spot in the lineup and seeing some PP time.
Curtis Glencross with two more points to give him 10+6=16 over his last 16 games. He's on quite a roll and is on pace for 33 goals but I'm a little skeptical if he can keep this going as he's shooting at 23.3% right now... smells unsustainable.
Ryan Ellis was a scratch last game and only played 14 minutes last night but he used his big shot from the point to rack up his first two NHL points (both on the PP).
This one was cool as Shane Doan literally beat the buzzer to notch his first ever NHL hat-trick. We'll try to let him enjoy it and ignore the fact that he's on pace for his worst season in the past 10 years.
Brian Elliott & Curtis Sanford with the shutouts yesterday... Elliott was half as busy as Sanford as he only had to stop 15 shots for his donut. This was back-to-back starts for Sanford so he could be pushing for more playing time again.
Jason Demers with a goal last night to give him 1+3=4 during a three game streak.
Patrick Marleau went through a nine game stretch in Nov/Dec with just one point in nine games, well hopefully you chose then to buy low as he has 5+8=13, plus-8 & 37 shots in the 11 games since.
Back-to-back two point & four shot games for Adam Henrique as he scored a SHG last night. He's now just three points behind RNH for the rookie scoring lead in what has been a pretty shocking debut season.
Alexandre Burrows had been laying off the PIMs but he can snap back to his old ways occasionally as he did yesterday with 14 PIMs in Boston. He also scored and now has 7+5=12 over his last 12 games.
Another win last night for Antti Niemi to run his stats to 6-1-1, 1.95 & .926 over his last eight games.
It hasn't been vintage performances from Martin Brodeur, although 41/42 to beat the Penguins last night was sweet, but he's been a lot better of late going 6-3-1, 2.46 & .909 over his last 10 games and has only given up more than three goals one time during that stretch.
Prior to this season Jay Harrison had 4+14=18 in 130 career NHL games... this year he has 5+10=15 in 33 games so colour me surprised (what does that even mean?). The surprises keep coming as he had two goals on six shots (and four blocked shots) last night.
Craig Smith connected on the PP for his first goal in 15 games.
Nice evening for Blake Wheeler with a PPG, plus-1, two PIMs & seven shots. After starting the year with just seven assists in his first 18 games, The Big Wheel has 8+16=24 over his last 23 games.