Fasth has been sensational this season. Can he keep it up? - Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
A fantasized look at Wednesday night's NHL games.
It was a night to remember for Viktor Fasth as he posted his first NHL shutout and what a story he's becoming. He's 4-0-0 to start the season with a sparkling .962 sv% and 1.30 gaa. He's let in a total of two goals in his last three games and he hasn't allowed more than two goals in any of his starts. Jonas Hiller, on the other hand has allowed three goals or more in four out of five of his starts. For Hiller owners, this is at best a timeshare but the writing is on the wall.
Lets give the fantasy line of the night to Sheldon Souray with 1+1=2, 2 PIM, 3 shots, and plus-2. He's lit the lamp and thrown in 2 PIM in three straight games. I wouldn't count on this lasting, however.
Corey Perry has gone cold as he's got a lousy two assists to show for his last 7 contests. He only has 16 shots in those games so that's at least part of the problem. His MVP season feels light years away.
Speaking of players gone cold how about Erik Johnson. I thought he was a decent candidate for a bounce back season but I've been horribly wrong as he's got just one assist in 10 games. His measly total of six hits isn't helping anyone, either.
He's started the season a bit slow but hopefully Tyler Seguin's goal and assist last night gets him on the right track. He needs to shoot the puck more often.
Linemates Jamie Benn and Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist each which included them hooking up for Jagr's OT winner. With Brenden Morrow on the wing, this line has looked good since Benn entered the lineup.
P.K. Subban scored on the power play last night and he's got a point in all three games since he signed his contract.
Derek Roy potted a PPG last night and I hope you haven't forgotten what a productive player he's been his entire career. Make sure he isn't on your wire. Playing on a line with Loui Eriksson and Michael Ryder, the Stars have two lines that can really score.
I'm getting tired of writing about Sam Gagner on here, but I'm going to keep it up as long as he keeps the streak alive. He's at 10 straight games with a point after chipping in an assist last night. If you could complain about anything it would be the fact that only one of those games has been a mulit-pointer.
With 1+1=2 last night, Ales Hemsky is on a three game point scoring streak good for 2+2=4.
Another youngster being sent down was Ryan Johansen. The former fourth overall pick needs a confidence boost so hopefully he'll get just that in the AHL. I always preach confidence when these guys are still young and Johansen is only 20. He'll come around.
Down: Andrew Bodnarchuk