Let's give the line of the night to the under appreciated Kimmo Timonen. After seven pointless games he went crazy with a 1+3=4. Even with the recent cold streak, he's still on pace for a 54 point season. He hasn't played at a pace like this since he was a Predator.
The Hawks laid the smackdown on the Wings yesterday. Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews both picked up three pointers. Saad had only two points in the first fifteen games of the season and he now has 16 in his last 15. Yeah, it might be pick up time here.
Jeremy Morin got the call up to the NHL, made his season debut and scored a goal. Nice night. He only played 11:19 so don't go expecting too much here.
Don't look now but Alex Ovechkin is starting to dominate again. His goal last night gives him a couple of impressive streaks going: eight goals in eight games and 14 points in his last 10. He's now up to a more Ovi-esque 34 points in 35 games.
Jonathan Bernier got a rare start last night. He has been lights out this year -- 1.95 gaa, .919 sv% and he's won every game he's started. Unfortunately those great numbers are kind of useless when he's only started eight games this season. Jonathan Quick has a .895 sv%... how much longer can they keep Bernier on the bench?
One guy who will benefit from Sidney Crosby's injury is Brandon Sutter. He should get a shot on a scoring line with Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis for an extended period. It's not Iggy and Neal but it's better than the 3rd line.
Sergei Bobrovsky has been hot and cold lately. He's allowed 3, 1, 4, 0, 5 and then 1 goal against last night. Tough to predict, but he's still a guy I'm happy to be starting on my fantasy squad. It still feels weird to say that about a BJ goalie.
Mark Letestu contributed a 1+1=2 last night with the goal being of the GWG variety in the overtime. Columbus is currently the 8th seed West. Insanity. Letestu is playing at a 48 point pace now in his first full time season. He's on L1 and was on the ice for over 20 minutes last night. He might be worth a flyer in deep leagues.
Kudos to Jakub Voracek for sticking up for his captain and getting in his first fight of the season. His 19 PIM bomb was a nice little surprise for his owners.