Low scoring game in Washington as the Sabres beat the Capitals 2-1. Ryan Miller (.966SV%) and Philipp Grubauer (.968SV%) both had solid outings but it was Miller who triumphed in the shootout as he continues to be in peak form before the Olympics.
Cody Hodgson returned to action last night notching an assist (and scored the shootout winner) after being out of action since December 19th.
Kyle Okposo tickled the twine twice last night as the Islanders came back 4-2 over the Stars. With an additional +3, 5 SOGs, and 3 blocked shots, he's deserving of our Fantasy Hockey Line of the Night. Other than Tavares, he's the most valuable fantasy option you'll find on the Islanders as he approaches a point per game pace (45 points in 46 games).
Lots of same-old, same-old in the Oilers-Blackhawks tilt with Devan Dubnyk allowing five, and Chicago's usual cast putting in those five goals. Your notables are: Marian Hossa (1+1=2,3SOGs), Patrick Kane (0+2=2, +1, 5SOGs), Jonathan Toews (1+0=1, 5SOGs and a monster 17- 6 FW/FL ratio).
Taylor Hall continues to do whatever he can to keep Edmonton fans coming to games. He's got 41 points in 43 games and continues to be an exciting young player amongst a bevy of disappointments.
Also of note was Ryane Clowe scoring his first goal as a Devil and he, very quietly has 7 points in 15 games this season. As he gets more confident in his return from injury, he could a solid pickup in the long run.
The Rangers managed to beat up on the Flyers scoring four straight before Philadelphia had a reply in the 3rd. Chris Kreider had a solid but not spectacular multi-category night with 1+1=2,+1,2SOGs, 2Hits, 1PPG. Henrik Lundqvist also had a strong outing turning aside 37/38 shots.
After 2 assists last night, Charlie Coyle has 2+2=4 in his last 2 games. He's still a rookie and goes through long stretches without production but if you're optimistic of his chances on a Wild roster depleted of its higher end forward he could be a good short term add.
Darcy Kuemper (23SV) and Jonas Hiller (22SV) each had the shutout victory last night. It seems like Hiller just can't lose on an Anaheim team that has been rolling all year long. If you can nab him, he's likely to be the most winningest goalie in the Western conference in consideration of Corey Crawford's injury.