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Monday's Daily Dosage - Lecavalier, Roloson, Johansson...

My lord, St.Louis is short
My lord, St.Louis is short

Vincent Lecavalier with two goals last night, including the OT winner, and he has points in seven of his last eight games (4+6=10) and three GWGs.  He's up to second in playoff scoring, just one point back of Giroux.

Dwayne Roloson stopped 35 of 37 shots to beat the Capitals in OT last night, he's now won five straight games and hasn't given up more than two goals in any of those outings.

No points for Marcus Johansson last night but an interesting development as he replaced the struggling Nicklas Backstrom on the top line and saw more ice-time at ES.  Johansson has been putting on a nice show as he easily leads the Caps with 3.18 ESP/60mins in the playoffs.   Backstrom did pick up an assist last night, his second point of the playoffs, but I'm still not sure what's wrong with this dude as he's been terrible and this is no cherry on top of a disappointing season for him.

Brooks Laich with two points last night and he's been a decent option for the Caps with 1+4=5 over his last four games.  He had a bit of down year as his point total dropped from 59 points last year to 48 but I think it was mostly bad puck-luck as he had a 7.7% s% this year but came into the season with a career rate of 10.9%. 

Teddy Purcell with 2A last night and he's been peppering the boxscore lately with 1+7=8 over his last six games despite seeing limited minutes (just 11:49 last night).

Two solid outings for Antti Niemi to start the 2nd round as he's stopped 57 of 59 shots the Wings have thrown at him to pick up two wins at home.  He'll likely breakdown and have a few rough outings in this series but taking the first two gives him a nice headstart.

At the WCs yesterday... Jeff Skinner had 2+1=3 in Canada's 9-1 drubbing of France and he now leads the tournament in scoring with 3+2=5 through two games.  Slovenia kept it close with Russia but lost 6-4 and the Germans kept the dream alive by beating their Slovakian hosts 4-3.