Thursday's Daily Dosage - Hodgson, Staal, Ward...

Ryan Callahan is a happy camper after his OT goal last night.

After two assists, plus-1, two PIM and five shots last night, Derek Roy has 1+4=5 and 18 SOG in his last six games. He was pointless in the five games before that.

Back-to-back two-point games for Cody Hodgson as he followed up Monday's two-assist performance with two goals on seven shots last night. He played only 13:43 but 3:40 was on the PP, where he scored one of his goals.

From the start of the season through January 31st, Ryan Miller won only 13 of 31 games with a 2.99 GAA and .901 SV%. Since then, in what is probably the biggest fantasy turnaround of the year, he is 14-3-5 with five shutouts. He stopped all 34 shots he faced last night to blank the Habs.

Giving Miller some competition in the turnaround department is Eric Staal. He had two goals on seven shots and that gives him four goals in two games and six points in three games. Staal was minus-28 through January 31st - since then he's a plus-13 and has 12+17=29 in only 22 games.

Joni Pitkanen played his first game since December 5 and he finished 1+1=2 with two PIM and four SOG. He has 4+14=14 in only 22 games this year, but in eight seasons has not managed to play 82 games even once.

Cam Ward stopped 30 of 31 shots for his third win in a row, including his 40-save shutout against the Blues a few nights ago. If Ward was playing on a top ten team, he'd be a top five goalie.

Henrik Lundqvist continued his Vezina-worthy season, stopping 22 of 23 shots to earn his 34th win of the year. He ranks third overall in wins, second in GAA (1.87), second in SV% (.934) and first in shutouts (8). The King.

Ryan Callahan had eight shots last night and scored the OT winner for his 27th of the year. He has 17 shots in his last three games, and over 82 games, his stats this year prorate to 33+29=62, 67 PIM and 256 shots.

With the OT goal last night, diminutive rookie Andrew Shaw has 4+3=7 in his last four games. He started on the thrid line with Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland but also saw 3:40 on the PP.

It would appear that Corey Crawford has wrestled the number one gig back from Ray Emery. Crawford notched his fifth consecutive win and has allowed only eight goals in that span.

With his 20th goal of the year last night, Patrick Kane has 5+4=9 and 34 shots in ten games.

Duncan Keith dropped 16 PIM last night after Zack Kassian (12 PIM) and Alex Burrows (16 PIM) took offense to Keith going headhunting for Daniel Sedin.

Rookie Jaden Schwartz has scored a goal in both his games since St. Louis called him up, and with 2:35 PP TOI last night, he's filling in nicely for the injured Andy McDonald. Schwartz should be owned in all keeper leagues with any kind of farm system.

With a couple of apples, Alex Pietrangelo has 1+9=10 in nine games and he's been on a tear for months now. He also had four shots, two hits and two blocked shots last night.

The Ducks were outshot 38-22 but Jonas Hiller still managed to pull off the 4-3 win. Hiller was given a night off earlier this week but prior to that had started an amazing 32 consecutive games.

Ryan Getzlaf can't seem to score this year (only nine goals) but he does have seven assists in his last five games and is up to 45 assists on the year.

Brandon Manning and Brayden McNabb were assigned to their respective AHL teams.

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