Mike Rupp was the hero of the Winter Classic with a pair of goals... he came into the game with just four shots in his first 14 games this year so apparently the dude should push to have all the Rangers games played outdoors.
Scott Hartnell with an assist to go along with a gift 12 PIMs given to him at the final buzzer yesterday. He has points in six straight (2+6=8) and 26 PIMs during that span.
I missed on NYE that Erik Karlsson launched 10 sogs against Buffalo. He only had six last night but did have 2A for his fifth multi-point game in his last eight (3+8=11 & 38 shots). He's blowing all dmen away in both points & shots.
At the WJCs yesterday... it was The Granlund Show as brothers Mikael & Markus combined for 3+4=7 in a 8-5 QF win over Slovakia and the Russians squeaked out a goaltending duel 2-1 in OT to set up a SF date with Canada tonight.
Kevin Bieksa ran his point streak to seven games with an assist (1+7=8).
Jordan Eberle bounced back with two assists last night after taking a rare night off on NYE, he now has points in 17 of his last 20 games (12+16=28)... that is some crazy consistency.
Sergei Bobrovsky with back-to-back starts for the Flyers and he stopped 30 of 33 but took the loss. This was only his third regulation loss in 15 appearances this year and his averages are very solid (2.56 & .914) so him stealing the job from Byrzgalov is not out of the realm of possibility.
Brayden Schenn with his first NHL goal in his ninth game with the Flyers. He's only playing a bit part on the team right now.
Another goal last night for David Clarkson gives him 5+1=6, 13 PIMs & 21 shots over his last eight games. This has him on pace for 30 goals, 150+ PIMs & 200+ shots... so definitely worth a look.
Cody Hodgson with a pair of points last night and he's been pretty effective lately with 3+4=7 over his last eight. Just imagine what he could do if he was playing more than his typical 10-13 minutes a night.
Patrick Marleau with a deposit in his goal bank last night and he has points in seven of his last eight (4+4=8).
Up from the AHL are Teemu Hartikainen & Brenden Dillon and going down are Simon Despres & Cody Eakin.