I think Mike may have let me take today's Dosage just so I could gush about my new favourite player Alex Killorn to all of you again... he had a sweet assist on a goal by St.Louis and then scored a man's goal here:
He was centered by Lecavalier and then joined by either St.Louis or Purcell and this was his first multi-point game of the season. He has a solid 4+4=8 & 30 shots in his first 13 NHL games.
Ryan Callahan was all over the scoresheet last night so let's get this out of the way and just give him the fantasy stat-line of the night for his 2+1=3, PPG, plus-2, two PIMs, three shots, three hits & five blocks. Mike was likely wetting himself, that's prolly why he asked me to sub in.
Brad Marchand with a penalty shot goal last night and he has at least a point in 14 of 19 games so far this season including 9+5=14 over his last 13 games.
A goal, plus-2 & a tussle for Jeff Petry and he's picked it up with 3+2=5 & 11 PIMs over his last five games after starting the year with absolutely nothing in his first 17 games.
Eric Fehr teamed up with his new bff & linemate Nicklas Backstrom on each of his three points (1+2=3) last night. He didn't play over 10 minutes in a contest over his first seven games this year but has slowly seen his ice-time rise (season-high 19:56 last night) and has 5+6=11 & plus-11 over his last 10 games.
I don't suggest you act on this information but just be aware that Ryan Carter has four assists in his last three games and played a season-high 17:40 last night for the Devils. He's equalled his career high with nine points already in just 19 games.
The Hurricanes top line kept raging as Eric Staal & Alexander Semin each had three points and Jiri Tlusty scored his 11th goal. Each member has a four game point streak with Staal & Semin recording nine points each and Tlusty has 4+2=6.
At the other end of the ice, Justin Peters was getting shelled in his first NHL game of the season (Dan Ellis called in sick) but made just enough saves (37 of 40) to get the win. He is top 10 in the AHL in wins (22), gaa (2.29) and sv% (.921) this season but unfortunately he doesn't do this kinda thing consistently.
Another goalie fresh up from the A, Jacob Markstrom, stopped 30 of 31 to grab his first NHL win of the season. He was bossing the minors before he left with a .929 sv% over his last 25 games and it sounds like with Theodore out that he'll get the majority of the starts the rest of the way.
The ES & PP TOI have slowly been ramping up for Brandon Saad and when you're playing with Toews & Hossa then you're bound to have some productive outings. The rookie had 1+2=3 last night and after just two points in his first 15 games, he now has 2+4=6 in his last seven.
The resurrection of Chris Stewart continues with two more points last night. He has 4+8=12 over his last 12 games which is a marked improvement over the 30 points he put up all of last season. He seems to be meshing well on a line with Berglund & Perron lately.
Major hiccup here as Jonathan Bernier was tabbed to start in back-to-back games last night after five straight one-outs but proceeded to give up three goals on his first eight shots and was pulled early in the 2nd.
Jake Muzzin has been paired with Doughty a lot lately and that has been paying off for the kid, actually Muzzin is older than Doughty... but nonetheless, as he had 2+1=3 last night and has 3+2=5 over his last five games.
Roman Hamrlik will be the next one to spin the waiver wheel as the Caps are looking for takers.
Heading back to the AHL: Patrick Maroon.