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Thursday's Daily Dosage - Kesler, Setoguchi, Forsberg...

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Alexandre Burrows with the crucial GWG in a 6-0 win last night and he now has goals in four straight... he's started to chip in a few more PIMs lately but overall this is going to be a disappointing fantasy season for him as he's taken a big step back from his production of last year.

Burrows steps back but Ryan Kesler just continues to step up as he had a great game with 2G, plus-4, two PIMs & five shots... I really thought this would be the year that Kesler's streak of improving on his numbers would stop (it's been six in a row) but he's on his way to doing it once again (.96 ppg this year vs .91 last year).

Devin Setoguchi with two assists last night and he has 3+3=6 & 19 shots during a four game point streak.  This is, by far, his best stretch of the season in terms of point production and shots, so hopefully this is sign that he's coming around.

Oh here we go... Peter Forsberg hasn't made a decision about coming back yet but says that if he had to make a decision today it would be 'No'... expect more flip-flopping than a pancake house over the next week or so.

Johan Franzen with a five-spot last night on ten shots against the Sens... wow, massive game for him and for anyone who owns him as that will probably win you the week.

Max Pacioretty with a nice 2A/plus-2/six shot game last night and he has 3+3=6 & 21 shots over his last five games while seeing solid time at ES and the PP.  I'd give this guy a close look if he's available in your league as I think he's going to be a good one... now and in the future. 

P.K. Subban adds to his totals with another two assists and he's been dynamite lately with 3+7=10, 23 PIMs & 37 shots over his last 13 games... the points may be a little behind what we expected this year but he's already putting up six-category stud numbers.

Cody Hodgson only saw 11 minutes of ice-time last night but did manage to pot his first NHL goal, so that's an encouraging sign.

Mikael Samuelsson with 2A last night and he now has 2+4=6, plus-4 & 18 shots over his last four games... give him a look as he's riding the Kesler wave and has taken over Edler's spot on the top PP unit. 

One of the knocks on Cam Fowler during his draft year was his weak shot but that hasn't held him back from potting goals in three straight games now and he has 3+6=9 (seven PPPs) & 17 shots over his last 10 games.  It's inevitable that he's going to put up points when he's playing 25 minutes with 7:37 on the PP, like he did last night.  Just beware of the plus/minus as he's still a minus-6 over his last 10 games.

Three points last night for Alex Kovalev and he has points in both games since the break... and while I have no interest in relying on this guy he has had some decent runs over the past few years which tend to come during the 2nd half of the season. 

Milan Michalek had two scores for the Sens and it looks like maybe he's decided now is a good time to start trying as he has 5+2=7 with 28 shots over his last nine games.

Nice night for Chris Campoli with 1+2=3, plus-4, two PIMs & three shots... too bad he only had eight points in 49 games coming in.

Pittsburgh called Eric Tangradi up and he played 10 minutes last night... he's a hyped prospect but I don't have very high expectations for him.

The Lightning have put Mike Smith on waivers so we'll see if anyone puts a claim in by noon today... otherwise he's headed to the AHL.

Brent Johnson with what could have been a huge fantasy night... he stopped all 20 shots against the Islanders and would have had a shutout but with 17 seconds left he decided he wanted to KO DiPietro with one punch and that got him 17 PIMs (if those even count in your league) and tossed from the game so he loses the shutout (it becomes a team shutout).

Video embedding problems means no video evidence of that fight... maybe another site (or million) have it... sorry.