Pretty sure if didn't matter but Daniel Alfredsson has actually been playing like he deserves the ASG start with 6+9=15 & plus-7 over his last 10 games.
Jonathan Quick is 6-0-2 over his last eight games but he's taking it up a level with two shutouts and just two goals allowed over his last four games following last night's 22 save shutout.
Tuukka Rask with the 25 save shutout and he's a rather incredible 7-1-1, 0.82 (!) & .972 (!!) over his last nine games... wowzers!!!
Scott Hartnell with two points & seven shots last night and he has points in seven straight (3+7=10 & 26 PIMs). This guy has been dynamite this year, one of the top all-round performers as he's on pace for 80 points to go along with 135 PIMs & 200+ shots.
Yesterday at the WJCs... final day for the tourney and Canada takes the bronze while Russia-Sweden played scoreless through 70 minutes before Mika Zibanejad scored to give the Swedes the gold. Russian goalie Andrei Makarov made 57 saves, so let's give him a little love. Evgeny Kuznetsov was named top forward & MVP and led the tourney in scoring while only picking up points in two of seven games... that has to be some sort of record.
Matt Read jumped up to the top line with Giroux & Hartnell last night and had an assist & six shots in 21 minutes of action.
What the hell happened to my boy Dmitry Kulikov??? 20 points in his first 27 games and now zilch in his last 12.
Jonas Gustavsson with a 24 save shutout last night as he started back-to-back games for the first time since Reimer returned from injury.
Mikhail Grabovski is starting to heat up with 4+4=8 over his last six games.
Phil Kessel has goals in three straight and a point in seven straight (4+3=7).
Craig Anderson was snubbed by his own fans as they didn't vote him into the ASG but he's putting on a show for them regardless by stopping 35 of 36 last night and is 6-1-1, 2.06 & .930 over his last eight. He's probably a guy you could get relatively cheap right now and he's been pretty valuable in a lot of leagues this year.
Kyle Turris picked up his first goal with the Sens and now has 1+5=6 & plus-6 in eight games with his new team.
The Sharks Jason Demers with a pair of assists last night and he has four over his last five games.
David Krejci stretched his point streak to seven games with 1+2=3 last night... that gives him 4+7=11 while streaking.
Tyler Seguin cooled off for a while in December but he's hot again with 3+7=10 over his last seven games.
This is only for you really deep leaguers... after 3A last night Benoit Pouliot has 3+5=8 over his last nine games.
Andrew Shaw with a nice NHL debut for the Hawks as he scored and dropped the mitts as well. This kid is a real pest who has been surprisingly productive in his rookie pro season with 12+9=21 & 80 PIMs in 33 AHL games.
Another Hawks rookie making an instant impact is Jimmy Hayes as he has goals in back-to-back games. He has yet to see more than eight minutes in a game but more luck like this and that could change.
Not the best night for Chris Butler.... he was minus a (converted) touchdown against Boston.
Patrice Cormier is up from the AHL while Andrew Gordon is on his way down after being waived by the Ducks.