Blake Comeau had the fantasy line of the night as he was 2+1=3, plus-3, GWG & 4 shots... this guy has had some hot streaks in the past and while he'll see lots of ice-time due to injuries (he played over 20 minutes yesterday), he'll have a hard time keeping anything close to this up without guys like Tavares & Okposo in the lineup.
Another strong outing for Sergei Bobrovsky last night as he stopped 25 of 27 for his second straight win to begin his NHL career... he'd be a great FA add in a lot of leagues right now (still only owned in 38% of Yahoo! leagues).
The Devils decided to dress only 17 players yesterday against the Penguins due to injuries and the cap crunch... this doesn't outrage me like it does some people but I do think it's hilarious. I wonder if the Devils fans are pissed? (all three of them)... they should be. I'd tell Lou I'm only paying for 17/20ths of my ticket if they're going to short-change me like that.
Lost in all the hype about Alexander Radulov scoring in like six seconds in a KHL game is that the dude is absolutely tearing up the circuit right now as he has 4+19=23 in his first 12 games and is currently the leading scorer by six points. Based on what he's said in the past, we're playing under the assumption that he's going to be back in the NHL next season... sure it's a gamble but it could be a home run if he returns.
Reason # 3461 why the pre-season is meaningless: Remember when Nick Foligno was dominating in the pre-season with 4+2=6 in six games, well once the games started to count, Foligno has no goals & no assists in three games so far.
Reason #1 & 2 why the pre-season means something: Derek Roy tied for the league lead in pre-season scoring with 10 points in five games and he's continued that hot start into the regular season with 4+1=5 through his first three games. Roy's teammate Drew Stafford also had nine points in the pre-season and with two yesterday he has three points through his first three games.
Mark Letestu is the latest Penguin to get a run on a scoring line as he was moved up to the 2nd line with Malkin & Tangradi yesterday and notched a PPG & 6 shots in 15 minutes of action. Give him a look and if he sticks in this spot then he might be useful but he has three full years in the AHL with mild success so we wouldn't get overly excited.
Corey Crawford got the call for the Hawks in game #3 and turned in a nice performance stopping 32 of 35 for the road win in Buffalo. This follows up Turco giving up seven goals in his first two games of the season (both losses). Keep an eye on this as Coach Q is never opposed to flipping his goalies around.
The Sharks have placed goaltender Thomas Greiss on waivers, we'll see if anyone take the bait.
After being bombed for an average of 46 shots in his first two games, Jonas Hiller got some relief as he only faced 34 shots yesterday (allowing four goals)... we should probably mention that Hiller only played 35 minutes before being yanked and that the Ducks gave up 53 shots for the game... unbelievable.
Nine of those shots on Ducks keepers were from Alex Steen as he logged an unreal 14:24 on the PP, playing the point on their top unit but was held pointless. The Blues are a pretty weak 2 for 18 on the PP through two games so take from that what you will regarding Steen's ability.