Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
A fantasized look at the NHL action from Wednesday night
Miikka Kiprusoff returned after missing a month with a knee injury and looked like the Kipper of old as he stopped 32 of 33 to beat the Sharks. Look for the Flames to ride him heavily from here on out.
Jarome Iginla kept his hot streak going with two points last night to give him 6+1=7 over his last five games.
Despite seemingly everyone on San Jose struggling these days, Joe Thornton keeps chugging along as he scored last night and has 2+6=8 over his last eight games. He's also been pretty quick on the draw this year and is amongst the leaders at 57%.
A goal last night for Corey Perry and he now has 6+9=15 over his last 10 games... rewarding those of you that were patient with him as he struggled to start the season. His buddy Ryan Getzlaf has been even better with 5+12=17 over his last 10.
Jonas Hiller with your shutout of the night but he barely broke a sweat in stopping just 18 Phoenix offerings last night. This was his first shutout of the season, in fact it was the first time he's kept an opponent to less than two goals this year despite holding a 7-2-2 record. His .896 sv% could use some work.
Ray Emery stopped 20 of 22 to run his record to a loco 10-0-0 to start the year. Granted he is playing behind a killer team but he's pulling his weight with a .925 sv%.
Mika Zibanejad has goals in back-to-back games and also chipped in with three shots & five hits last night.
Pat on the back for Mark Fraser for his plus-2, five hits & four blocks last night... his plus-16 on the season is one off the league lead, he's top 20 in hits and has nice totals in PIMs & blocks as well. So you could do a lot worse in deep leagues.
Phil Kessel looked great last night and had 1+2=3 on five shots. He's been relatively quiet lately with just four goals in his last 12 games. His 6.8% sh% is in need of a major correction.
The waiver wire is active these days as the Rangers grabbed Roman Hamrlik yesterday... he's 38 and was pretty useless last season but in 2010/11 he was actually decent for the Habs, so you never know.
Juicy!... The Blues have called up Jake Allen to likely take over the #1 role temporarily as they must be pretty pissed with Halak & Elliott and their league worst .870 sv%. Blowing a 4-1 lead to LA on Tuesday was apparently the last straw.