Paul Stastny picked up 1+2=3 with the GWG last night against the Blues. He only had two points in the nine games previous so he really needed this. He showed he's got the potential to be a point-a-game player last year (79 points in 81 games) but we're not seeing anything close to that this year (.83 ppg).
Erik Johnson scored his first goal for the Avs (his first in 12 games as well). He's logging a ton of ice time (5.52 on the PP and 25:22 overall) with the Avs so far. With minutes like those Johnson's current meager production (on pace 27 points) should definitely increase.
Patrik Berglund kept his point streak alive with a goal last night. He's picked up eight points over the last seven games. Going back even further he has 18 points in his last 17 games.
Joe Thornton with a big game... 1+2=3 and a plus-2. He's on a four game point streak now but before that he had only one point in six games. Definitely an off year for Thornton (on pace for just 70 points) but he could make a good trade target if you can get him on the cheap.
Devin Setoguchi had two goals last night and he has five goals in his last two games now. He's only on pace for 35 points so he might be a good short term option.
Danny Cleary (two goals) and Jiri Hudler (two assists) starred last night for the Wings. Cleary hit a new career high in goals (21) in just his 48th game this year. I really like these two guys for pickups down the stretch. Due to their first halves (injury for Cleary, suckiness for Hudler) they are owned in way less leagues than they should be.
Johan Hedberg with the 19 save shutout. He (and the Devils) are very hot. If he keeps this up Martin Brodeur will never get a start!
Matt Moulson with another goal last night. He's been one of the hottest in the league the last week... 6+1=7 in the last four games.
John-Michael Liles had two assists (one on the PP) last night. About time as he had only two points and a minus-19 in his last 13 games. That's no typo folks.... -19!!!
David Krejci picked up two assists last night. He has 2+8=10 in his last seven games.
Michael Grabner has cooled down a bit after his mental streak earlier this month. He has only one point in his last four. Even including those four games he still has the most points (17) in the last month.
Curtis Glencross scored his 20th goal of the year last night. Don Cherry loves this guy but lately so do fantasy players... he has 6+6=12 in his last eight games. He went 17 games earlier this year with only one point so he's no lock to keep this up. Still, worth a short term add in deep leagues.
Steve Mason also picked up the shutout stopping 18 Predator shots. He's actually been pretty good lately... only 11 goals allowed in his last seven games.
Milan Lucic kept his breakout campaign going with two goals last night. He's now on pace for 36+22=58 and 115 PIM's making him a pretty valuable guy to own.
Pred d-man Jonathon Blum made his NHL debut last night. He was Nashville's 1st rounder in 2007 and had 34 points in 54 AHL games before his recall. He likely won't be sticking around with Ryan Suter expected back on Thursday. One to keep in mind for keeper leagues though.
Ilya Kovalchuk's assist kept his 11 game point streak alive (7+6=13).
Alex Goligoski was held off the board in his debut with the Stars but he did play over 23 minutes with a team leading 5:06 on the PP. Both encouraging signs.
Al Montoya started his third straight game for the Isles. He didn't get the win but stopped 23 of 25 shots. I wouldn't recommend him but he's looked sharp so far and I've been wrong before.
Niklas Hagman cleared waivers for the Flames so he could be sent down to the AHL. He played last night (11 minutes) so he's still with the big club... for now. Who did the Flames get for Dion Phaneuf again?