Our Karlsson, who art in Heaven.
His Supreme Holiness The Reverend Erik Karlsson is just destroying everything in his path. He has 12 points in his last five games and is leading the D-man scoring race by an insane TWENTY points over next best Brian Campbell. Last night Karlsson had 1+2=3, plus-1, two PIM and four SOG as he led the Senators past the once-mighty now-shitty Capitals 5-2.
Milan Michalek had a great night too with 2+1=3, plus-1, two PIM and four SOG. He has 4+5=9 and 24 SOG over his last six games.
Craig Anderson with his fourth straight win, a stretch in which the Sens have outscored the opposition 21-4. Granted it was the Lightning, Panthers, Islanders and Capitals, but 21-4? That's just stupid. There are only three goalies with more wins than Anderson's 29: Pekka Rinne, Jimmy Howard and Marc-Andre Fleury.
If you're on Mike Green watch, he played 23:16 with 6:02 on the powerplay and finished with eight shots. It would appear that either the dam or his leg is about to break.Tomas Vokoun was pulled for the second consecutive game as he allowed four goals on 11 shots before giving way to Michal Neuvirth. Neuvirth stopped all 14 shots he faced, so I'm guessing he starts next game. Vokoun's .917 SV% this year is his "worst' since the lockout.
Tim Thomas with the 4-2 win against St Louis, handing the Blues their first regulation loss in 22 home games. Thomas seems to be stabilizing as he's averaged a .934 SV% over his last two games, ending a five game stretch of sub-.900 performances.
A rare off night for Brian Elliott, as he stopped only 15 of 19 shots. His owners can take solace in the fact this was only the second time all season Elliott has surrendered more than three goals. You have to back over four months to find the first time, a 5-0 loss to the Kings on October 18. If you say you saw this coming, you're lying.
Brad Marchand had a pair of goals and finished plus-2. He's had a great year overall, but his owners have to be a bit disappointed with only four PIM in his last 15 games. He's due for a couple of nice misconducts but still has 79 PIM on the year. The Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin line is a combined plus-80 on the year. Ridiculous.
Milan Lucic with 1+1=2 and he's on pace for 30+32=62, exactly his output from last season.
As per Chris Nichols at Sportsnet, Steve Downie lined up with Gabriel Landeskog and Ryan O'Reilly in his debut with the Avalanche. No PP time for Downie, but his owners have to be encouraged by the top six role.
Paul Stastny had a pair of goals and he's heating up a bit with 3+6=9 in 10 games, but overall his season has been nothing spectacular.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 32 of 33 for his 16th win of the season, but that's not going to make you forget about his .903 SV% and 2.91 GAA this year. Pedestrian.
Dustin Brown had a goal on six shots, so maybe he's thawing out a bit with 2+1=3, plus-2 and 11 SOG over his last two games.
FHS: Thursday Night Live! fires up around 3pm PST today. Still time to get your picks in.