Curtis Glencross scores again! That's a goal in seven straight games (7+3=10), the longest streak in the NHL this season and increases his sh% to an incredible 26.9% for the season.
The steaming hot Mark Letestu with a goal yesterday to extend his point streak to four games (3+2=5). He is seeing around 20 mpg of ice-time and 6:43 of PP time yesterday but this little streak has appeared out of nowhere, so I'm very skeptical that it can last.
A four game point streak became five yesterday for Andy McDonald and he is 3+4=7 & plus-5 during the run. McDonald is also dragging his new liney Patrik Berglund along with him as the big Swede scored yesterday and has a point in three straight.
Lots of chatter about a few college prospects signing with their NHL teams and finishing the season in the show, specifically Chris Kreider (NYR), Jaden Schwartz (STL) & Justin Schultz (ANA). The season just ended for Schwartz and Schultz so they could sign at any time, both are great prospects but I wouldn't be expecting them to jump right into the lineup and put up points, that would be a tough ask. The Rangers & Blues have no need to rush these guys as they're flying high whereas the Ducks could use a little spark, so they may want to give Schultz a look.
Tim Thomas was pulled after allowing three goals in the 1st period yesterday, he has been very leaky lately having allowed 3+ goals in four of his last five games. Thomas made way for Marty Turco to make his Bruins debut and he held up fairly well giving up two goals on 22 shots. We'll see if it's time for the Bruins to give Thomas a rest and Turco a start.
Travis Hamonic picked up 12 minutes in penalties in OT to go along with his two assists in regulation. He still managed to log a team high 26:31 of ice-time.
Hot little four game point streak for Ilya Kovalchuk with 5+4=9 after another three point game yesterday.
Two more assists for Marek Zidlicky in 24 minutes of ice-time and he has 1+4=5 (three PPPs) over his last three games.
Jordan Staal extended his point streak to eight games (3+8=11 & plus-9) with an assist yesterday. For the fourth time in his six seasons he is likely going to finish in the 40-something point range but he has yet to crack 50.
Jeff Carter with a goal yesterday and he may be starting to find the groove with 4+1=5 over his last five games.
Slava Voynov also scored for the Kings and has 1+3=4 & plus-5 over his last six games.
Jarome Iginla has been good for a long stretch of the season (50 pts in last 51 games) following a slow start but he picked a great time to take it up another level as he has a six game point streak with 6+5=11.
Flames rookie Sven Baertschi scored his first NHL goal in his second NHL game yesterday. He is only up with the team on an emergency recall so he'll be heading back to Portland shortly but this is positive sign.
The Wings sent Gustav Nyquist back to the AHL & the Rangers recalled Mats Zuccarello.