If you're in to hot older men, then Ray Whitney is for you ladies... 6+11=17 in his last 11 games is as hot as they come and he's doing it with linemates like Chad Larose and Jussi Jokinen, which makes his hotness even more impressive.
Johan Franzen extended his point streak to five games last night and he's racked up 10 points over that stretch... he's got a thing for late season surges as he really went off last year as well. Watch him with an eye towards your playoff pool.
Chris Osgood started his fifth straight game and looked a bit shaky. He stopped only 11 of 14 before yielding to Ty Conklin. It looks like Detroit is really pushing for Ozzy to be the starter so we wouldn't be surprised to see him between the pipes in the next Detroit game.
Former Prime Minister and current Devils dman Paul Martin is hot lately with 13 assists (and no goals) in his last 15 games. If he's available, vote for PM, if not then think playoff pool as some might be misled as he started the year with only 16 points in his first 49 games before heating up.
Daniel Briere had another great game when he went 1+1=2 last night. That's five points in three games since we suggested you drop him last week. We'll admit it, looks like we blew this call. After seven games without a point we didn't see this offensive explosion coming. We're still not sure this hot streak is for real as he's only getting 13-15 minutes of ice time per game.
Simon Gagne has been lining up with Giroux and Knuble lately, which is a slight dropoff from playing wingman on Mike Richards line, but this has done nothing to his production as Gagne is 6+8=14 in his last 11 games.
Montreal winger Max Pacioretty was sent down to Hamilton as the dude was in a major funk with no goals in his last 25 games so it makes sense to send him down and see if he can gain some confidence before the playoffs... whether we're referring to the playoffs in Montreal or Hamilton is anyone's guess.
With Marty St. Louis and Steven Stamkos clicking together, Vinny Lecavalier has been playing with Matt Pettinger and Paul Szczechura. That's ugly. It would be a shame for one of the best in the league to be stuck with those two. Luckily Vinny is a monster on the PP so he should still be picking up some points.
Here's a blast from the past... Jamie Lundmark is back in the NHL and actually playing on Calgary's 2nd line with Langkow and Cammalleri lately. Lundmark is on a little run unseen since his days in the dub as he's 4+2=6 in his last five games.
Injury Updates (see our Injury Updates page for a consolidated list of injuries):
Paul Kariya skated on Monday and told the team that if the Blues make the playoffs he could play again this season. There's also a long shot that he could play a few regular season games but we wouldn't go rushing to the waiver wire to grab him until his comeback from his hip injury is confirmed. [more]
Ryan Miller was also on the ice on Monday. It was the first time he hit the ice since he went down with an ankle injury a more than month ago. He's a long shot for the Sabres next time on Wednesday but it doesn't sound like he's too far away.
Tracked down some information on Mikko Koivu's injury for you. It's a knee injury and it will keep Koivu out for a minimum of a week and a maximum of a couple of weeks. Plan for the worst Koivu owners and expect not to have him back in your lineup this season.
Michal Rozsival will be out of action for 7-10 days with a knee injury that he suffered in the Rangers game on Sunday night. Rozsival owners it looks like you'll need to find help elsewhere for the next 1.5 weeks.
Alex Semin is suffering from the flu and is questionable for tonight's matchup. If you have daily transactions you might want want to give Semin a seat tonight.
Alex Frolov has a LBI and is expected to miss at least a week, this really throws a wrench in the Kings playoff hopes... and by hopes we really meant dreams.
Marek Svatos has a head injury, is listed as day-to-day and is probably out for Wednesday's game, maybe longer.
Returning to action from the injured list last night was Nathan Horton.
A couple of Marty Brodeur videos for you. First we get to see Marty cutting down the netting after his record setting win. Next, we get to take a look at Marty on draft day. It's a bit boring at times, but well worth it to see Brodeur with a teenage mustache and a fade (at the 1:40 mark)
A little bit of tomfoolery on the Flyers bench while Mike Richards is trying to do an interview. We love tomfoolery.
And finally, nothing we like more than a good hockey-centric commercial. In this one Eric "Iceberg" Ersberg makes an appearance. It may not be the best commercial starting an Kings goalie but it's still good watching: