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Fantasy Hockey Scouts: Daily Dosage - May 24, 2009

Daily Diarrhea

Malkin Ho-hum, just another multi-point playoff game for Geno Malkin and if you haven't been paying attention, that's six in a row and he's managed 7+9=16 in those six games, unreal stuff.  With 28 points through 16 playoff games, he has a chance to get himself into the neighbourhood of Wayne & Mario if he continues at this pace and can top 40 points in the playoffs... all that and he may not win the Conn Smythe...

Not far behind Malkin is Sidney Crosby as 1+1=2 last night gives him 9+8=17 in his last nine games and he's on course to join heavyweights like Bossy, Kurri and Leach as one of the top goal scorers in one playoff year.  Sid has 14 now and the record is shared by Kurri and Leach at 19.

Guerin A goal and assist last night for Billy Guerin and he had the backhand working on both... while his numbers look kinda puny compared to Sid & Geno, he's still put together a nice run with 4+4=8 in his last seven games.  He's a UFA this summer and it will be interesting to see if the Pens bring the 38-year old back as he's proven to be pretty effective.

Interesting stat... Pittsburgh has outshot their opponents in their last 12 games and are 14-2 in the playoffs.

Check out this video on youtube if either: a) you like techno music or b) you like Mikael Johansson... who is rumoured to be a target of the Montreal Canadiens... those be some sweet hands.

Injury Updates

Havlat Pick some word between questionable and doubtful and that's the status for Marty Havlat, Nikolai Khabibulin and Pavel Datsyuk for Sunday's game #4.  I'm doubting that any of them play but if I had to pick one, I'd say that Datsyuk would be the most likely... but that's just purely a guess.

Tuomo Ruutu was able to return to action last night but he played less than eight minutes... so good news for Carolina... but on the flip-side Rod Brind'Amour must have picked up a knock as he only saw 9:54 of ice-time last night.

Daily Distraction

What's distracting us today?  With Pavel Datsyuk out for Game #3 and really doing his best disappearing act for the entire playoffs we thought you might need some video evidence about how explosive this guy can be.  If Detroit ever gets him going, back-2-back titles will be in the cards.  If you're too busy to watch Datsyuk make magic for three minutes then at least watch the last 10 seconds.  Wow!

And if you've ever wondered how you might stack up against Datsyuk have a look at this clip: