Do not look now but after most have written off the Sabres, and Ryan Miller in particular, they have bounced back with three straight wins including Miller stopping 37/39 to beat NJ last night. His .915 sv% this year is bang on his career average.
Another 1+1=2 for Brandon Saad and I'm beginning to tire about having to always mention this rookie. His season turned around March 1st, before then he was 3+1=4 in 19 games, since he has 6+13=19 in his last 18 games.
Bryan Bickell had a solid night with a goal, four shots & three hits and now has points in three straight.
Alex Chiasson lined up with Benn & Whitney yesterday and wouldn't you know he potted two goals in his third NHL game. That's three goals in three games as he's been taking advantage of the ice-time vacated by Roy, Jagr & Morrow.
Brent Burns is liking this forward thing as after a goal last night he is up to 6+8=14 in his last 14 games.
Brian Elliott with a 28 save shutout of the Wings and he has now won three straight. Despite that he is the holder of a 6-6-1 record and 3.14 & .879 ratios.
Scott Clemmensen didn't have a win in about six weeks, so yesterday's 40 save one-out was rather unexpected.
Speaking of unexpected... after two goals yesterday, Alex Ovechkin is now tied for the league lead with 25 goals. The way some people were talking about the guy earlier this year, you'd think he was close to being waived. Glad to have Ovie back!
T.J. Galiardi has been seeing time on some decent lines lately and has 2+1=3 & 11 shots over his last three games. I'm hoping this is the start of something as I just added him for the playoffs in the UDL.
No great streak but David Legwand has 5+4=9 & plus-6 over his last nine games.
The Preds Rich Clune had nine hits yesterday and has a bruising 29 over his last five games.
As President of the Brenden Dillon fanclub you know I was loving his output yesterday: plus-2, four PIMs, three shots, two hits & four blocks in 24 minutes of ice-time.
Another favourite, Alex Killorn, scored yesterday and has 3+2=5 in his last five games.
Tom Gilbert wins the most notable healthy scratch of the day (MNHSOTD) award.
Sent Down: Chad Johnson.