It was another one of those games for Evgeni Malkin as he had 1+4=5, plus-2, 2 PPP, and 4 shots. This is somehow the THIRD time that he's put up 5 points in a game on the season. In his last 13 games he has 13+9=22. He's leading the league with 67 point AND he missed 7 games due to injury earlier in the season. It's his Hart trophy to lose at this point.
Chris Kunitz with the next best stat line from the same 8-5 game as he went 1+3=4, plus-2, 2 PPP, and 2 shots. He'd been in a funk with only 2 assists over his last 8 games.
Kris Letang (2+1=3, 2 PIM) broke a 6 game draught in which he was -5 with 0 points. He's never going to go too long without contributing to the offense.
What a game for Ryan Callahan as he scores the hat trick including two PPG on 7 shots. That's 4 goals in the last two games for Cally.
Marian Gaborik with maybe the stat line of the night as he had 1+3=4, 3 PPP, 4 PIM, and 4 shots. He has 2+5=7 over his last 4 games.
Brad Richards had three assists including two on the PP yesterday. I like him down the stretch to play at almost a point per game. See if you can poach him from one of his owners.
The Rangers touched up Sergei Bobrovsky for 5 goals on 26 shots. Remember when everyone was on this bandwagon? Well he's been pretty awful giving up 3 or more goals in 4 of his last 5 games. He has an .821 save% and 4.21 gaa during that time.
It was a 38 save shutout for Mike Smith (so of course he was on my bench) and he's won five straight.
Radim Vrbata with a goal and he kept his point streak alive at five (4+5=9).
David Perron with 2+1=3 and both goals came on the powerplay. He's on a three game point streak at 5+1=6.
Evgeni Nabokov turned away 34 of 35 shots to take the win in OT for the Islanders last night. This guy is really flying under the radar while putting up excellent peripheral stats this season. He's at .927 save% and 2.19 gaa.
Patric Hornqvist with a goal and assist last night and I hadn't realized that he's been streaking. He's got a 4 game point streak going (2+3=5) and points in eight of his last nine (5+5=10). He's been a streaky player this season so now might be the time to grab him and ride him while he's hot.
Another game, another goal for Mike Fisher. He's got the very even line of 9+1=10 over his last 10 games.
Erik Karlsson had a goal and an assist to give him 50 points (9+41) on the season. He needed that as he'd gone four games with no points.
Jason Spezza with two apples and he's on a 3 game point streak with 2+4=6.
I know MOP will be upset if I don't mention this so...Magnus Paajarvi with his first multi-point effort of the season (35 games). Some had high hopes for this guy but he's been up and down from the AHL all season. He has points in both games since his most recent call up so maybe this will give him some confidence.
Shawn Horcoff had 1+2=3, plus-2, but you've got to be in a pretty deep league to be using this guy.
The Sam Gagner show came to an end as he was held without a point for the first time in five games. He bleeds!
Steve Mason apparently was using some new, larger pads last night and he actually won a game stopping 34 or 35 shots. He hadn't won in a month and a half so maybe there's something to this.