What a night for CBJs rookie Matt Calvert as he was 3+1=4, plus-2, two PIMs, two PPPs, GWG & seven shots while playing a season high 14:39. He now has 6+2=8 over his last five games and maybe the coach has realized that this guy can help them on the PP.
Patrik Berglund with two points last night and the kid is on his way to a breakout with 9+11=20 over his last 19 games... he's clicking nicely on a line with Chris Stewart who had two more goals last night to give him 6+1=7 in five games with the Blues.
Blake Wheeler played a season high 20:38 in his third game with ATL and had his first goal with his new team to go along with seven sogs. I've always liked the upside (maybe a little too much) but I liked him better on a team that had strong centers (Boston)... but maybe he'll flourish by getting more ice-time and responsibilities on a team like the Thrashers.
Another goal for Devin Setoguchi last night and he has 7+1=8 & 28 shots over his last six games... playing with Thornton & Couture is nice work if you can get it.
Jakub Voracek scored last night and has 3+5=8 & a plus-8 over his last eight games. Worth noting is that he's obviously decided to shoot the puck more lately as he's averaging 4.1 spg over his last eight after only averaging 2.1 through the first 50 games this year.
Grant Clitsome with a PPA last night and he has assists in four straight games.
Erik Cole with two points last night and he has 4+4=8 over his last seven games but lookout if Staal is out for a while as I don't think Cole is doing this on his own.
Ben Bishop with a 39 save shutout last night but it was against the Oilers, so yeah. Halak is due to be back soon so Bishop will return to the AHL shortly.
Ryan Callahan with an assist last night and he has 4+3=7 over his last six games.
Erik Christensen had a four-pointer last night but those were his first points in his last 12 games, so it's a little hard to call it a hot streak.
Ilya Kovalchuk extended his point streak to 12 games with another assist (7+7=14) and he has points in each game in February and almost more impressive is that he hasn't been a minus player in a game this month, plus-10 in February so far.
Rookie dman Mark Fayne scored for the Devils last night and now has 2+6=8 & a plus-9 over his last 14 games. I don't see a ton of offensive upside with him but the Devils are rolling and don't have many great options from the blueline so he's become a regular and has seen a little PP time lately.
Anton Babchuk with a goal last night and he has 4+4=8 over his last eight games.
Alexander Sulzer was swapped from Nashville to Florida for a pick... despite being pretty productive in the AHL the Preds never gave him much of a shot, maybe the Panthers will have more use for him especially if they deal McCabe or Wideman. This also opens a spot in Nashville for Jonathon Blum to play regularly, which we like to see.
Marco Sturm is on waivers, which gives the Kings options if they make a trade before the deadline.
The Coyotes called up Brett MacLean again but he was a scratch last night. Kyle Turris was a scratch as well. Not a scratch was Mikkel Boedker and he had two assists to extend his point streak to three games (4A). He played 17 minutes last night, which was a season high, but don't expect that to continue as Dave Tippett tends not to trust his young players.
A personal favourite of mine, Erik Gustafsson, has been called up by the Flyers and with Bartulis out for the rest of the season it's possible that he sticks with the big club for a while but he'll need another injury to get into the lineup (Pronger is questionable for tonight).
A few more AHL call-ups of note: Blake Geoffrion (NSH), Mike Smith (TB) and AHL scoring leader Corey Locke (OTT).