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Daily Dosage - Dec 4th, 2010

Not a ton of scoring last night as four of the six games ended with shutouts... turning the trick was: Jimmy Howard, who's 11-2-1 during a streak of 14 straight starts... Ryan Miller, who has been improving his numbers by not allowing more than three goals in any of his last seven games... Henrik Lundqvist, who had been up & down this year but has now won four of his last five... and Roberto Luongo, who has only given up five goals during a four game winning streak.

Milan Hejduk with another goal last night to extend his point streak to six games where he has 4+4=8... he's been on fire for most the season as he now has 27 points in his last 20 games.

Kevin Shattenkirk, who else, with an assist last night to extend his point streak to eight games (4+7=11).

Martin Havlat with two points last night to continue his hot streak as he has 5+10=15 in his last 10 games... he also has 40 shots over those 10 games, so that's a good sign as he's on pace for 232 shots after only 169 last year.  This is looking like a great bounce-back year for Havlat, just beware of the inevitable injury.

Tomas Fleischmann was pointless in his debut with the Avs last night but played 16:27 with almost three minutes on the PP and he started on a line with Duchene & Jones.  He only played 16 or more minutes three times in 23 games with the Caps and only had one PPP on the season... so this should give Fleischmann a nice boost.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard had a goal last night in his second game back so good to see that he's shaking the rust off already.  He's played 14 minutes in both his games, so the Wild are just easing him back in.

Tyler Ennis with 1+2=3 last night and while he's been seeing a regular shift and typically gets pretty decent ice-time, the production has not been there for the rookie as those were his first points in seven games.  He's not getting prime PP minutes as he's 9th on the team with 2:27 of PP TOI per game.

Four games ago I had some unflattering things to say about Valtteri Filppula and ended it by saying, "watch, now he'll go on a tear"... like clockwork, he has 3+3=6 during a four game point streak and looks like he's back on track to have a mini-breakout this year.

Alex Tanguay has points in his last five games and 4+10=14 over his last 12 games... as long as you realize that you're really only going to get assists out of him, then he's a decent add.

Marty Turco gave up three goals on 18 shots in a loss to the Canucks and that's three straight L's for him and this will lengthen Corey Crawford's leash as he's won five in a row and looked significantly more reliable than Turco this year.