Lots of Green... Comeau, Stempniak & Segal chipping in... Kesler extends hit streak with single... Superstars go down... fingers crossed on Geno & Getzlaf... "Crosby scores" over & over again
Regular readers know that we're big Mike Green fans around here, two more assists yesterday and he has 5+14=19, plus-9 with 41 sog in his last 12 games... basically the dude puts up numbers that you'd love from a top forward. If it wasn't for a miraculous season from Duncan Keith to keep him in the same ballpark, Green would be so much better than any other fantasy dman, it would be criminal.
In his first 43 games this year, Blake Comeau had 6+9=15, a minus-10 and 77 shots. In his last eight games he's had 6+6=12, a plus-6 with 28 shots... we'd bet the last eight games are an aberration.
Ok, you can no longer stop Lee Stempniak, you can only hope to contain him as he scored again yesterday and now has 6+1=7 in five games for the Coyotes despite seeing 15 minutes or less in each game so far.
Things have really been looking up for Colin Wilson after a rough start to the season... he has 3+2=5 in his last five while playing on the top line with Arnott & Erat.
Ryan Suter has gone on a little run since coming back from the Olympics, he has 1+6=7 (with five PPP) in his last eight games. Give him a look as the Preds play four games in two of the next three weeks but beware as they only play two games in the final week of the season.
Not sure what's gotten into Vinny Lecavalier lately, maybe his wrists are finally feeling better, but he's shooting the puck a lot more (29 sog in his last six games) and they're starting to go in as he has 5+1=6 in his last six games.
Ryan Kesler extended his point streak to 13 games with a goal last night... he has 6+9=15 during the streak and while this is some crazy consistent production from Kesler, it's an odd streak as he hasn't been scoring in bunches... 11 games with a single point and two games with two points.
Alex Goligoski was a healthy scratch for the Penguins yesterday, we wouldn't be too worried about this, he should be back soon. Probably more due to the fact that the Pens have quite a few extra bodies these days so the coach can rotate them out of the lineup to "send a message". He hasn't been great lately but has a decent 1+3=4 in his last nine games.
Big game for Brandon Segal yesterday as he had two goals, seven PIMs and six shots... he has 4+2=6 in six games (and two healthy scratches) with the Stars... if your fantasy team is out of it and you're looking for a little levity, then give him a look.
Alex Ovechkin was given five & a game for a dangerous hit on Brian Campbell... people are calling for a suspension but we're guessing he gets off.
Injury Updates (see our Injury Updates page for a consolidated list of injuries):
Crazy day yesterday, I don't think we ever seen a day where so many superstars went down injured...
Geno Malkin left yesterday's game early after taking a shot off the foot... no word on the extent... keep your fingers crossed Malkin owners.
Sidney Crosby appeared to hurt his knee in a weird mix up with Steve Downie but the Kid returned shortly thereafter and looks fine... scary one there.
The word is that Brian Campbell has a broken clavicle and busted ribs after that Ovechkin hit and he's done for the year... we should get confirmation on that today.
Marian Hossa also left yesterday's Hawks game with a UBI, but he's only listed as day-to-day.
Ryan Getzlaf appeared to tweak his wonky ankle in last night's game and he had to leave early, not sure if it will keep him out for a while, most likely he's been playing hurt lately and will continue to do so.
Teemu Selanne slid into the boards awkwardly and had to leave the game with a UBI... his status is also TBD.
Returning to action from the injured list last night was: Keith Tkachuk.
What's distracting us today? We saw this clip on the Canucks Hockey Blog... as they call it, it's the 'Iggy' heard around the world.
Have a listen to what Sidney Crosby's gold medal winning goal sounded like all over the world:
Really makes you realize how big that game was, doesn't it?