Only three games played yesterday and those six teams managed a whopping total of 9 goals. So, yeah, not a whole lot to talk about today, but we'll dig in anyway.
We'll go with Corey Crawford for fantasy line of the night as he made 30 saves to shut out the Blues yesterday. He's now gone five straight without a regulation loss (4-0-1). His ridiculous 1.92 gaa ranks just fourth in the league. Seriously?
Marian Hossa put home a shorthanded goal and also added 3 shots. He hasn't been his normal self since returning from injury as this was just the second point in his last 6 tilts.
Benoit Pouliot stayed productive with a goal last night. He has 2+3=5 over his last five. With 19 points in 29 games, he's playing at a 54 point pace if he could stay healthy over a full season.
Jhonas Enroth got another start on Sunday after his 29 save shutout on Saturday night. He responded well stopping 32 of 33 shots for the win. He's 4-0-1 in his last five starts this season.
Tyler Ennis had gone 7 consecutive games without a point all while posting a minus-7. He finally broke that up with a powerplay goal yesterday.
Similarly, Thomas Vanek had no points and was minus-6 with no points in three games since returning from injury. That's likely not what you had in mind while he was taking up a roster spot and not playing. He got you on the board with a powerplay assist. Sell high on him after his hot start next season.
Jimmy Howard posted a 22-save shutout of a the Predators last night. It still counts as a shutout even though the Preds were basically icing an AHL lineup. Howard had just one win in his previous 5 starts.
Two assists, two shots, and plus-2 for Pavel Datsyuk as he was one of just two guys who managed a multipoint game yesterday. The other was his liney, Henrik Zetterberg, who went for 1+1=2 and 7 shots.
Nice line put up by Johan Franzen as he had 1 goal, 2 PIM, 2 blocks, and 5 shots. The Mule is on a three game point scoring streak and has 7 points including 4 PPP in his last 7 games.
Filip Forsberg got the call and played in his first NHL game last night. He finished with no points, 2 shots, and minus-2 in 18:37 of ice time. He looked impressive at times, showing flashes of what he's capable of. Cam believes his value took a hit going from Washington to Nashville and I agree, but he likely wouldn't have seen any NHL action this year as a Capital, so at least there's that.
Called Up: J.T. Wyman