The Bruins signed Marty Turco to fill in for the injured Tuukka Rask for the rest of the regular season. He had been playing in Austria so he needs to clear waivers and is ineligible to appear in the playoffs. Big name but I wouldn't expect Turco to play much down the stretch, he is getting up there (36) and has had a sv% above .910 in just one of his last six NHL seasons. But then again, Boston has a way of making goalies look good, so if you're feeling really lucky then give him a shot.
Was looking through some numbers yesterday, hadn't realized how bad Cam Ward has been lately. He has given up at least three goals in each of his last seven games but in a strange twist has only lost in regulation once during that span (2-1-3, 3.39 & .884).
Two goals on six shots for Corey Perry last night and it's been a sneaky season for him as the Ducks started so slowly but he is on pace for his usual robust fantasy season with 40 goals, 100+ PIMs & 300 shots.
3rd period GWG for Blake Wheeler and this guy is all that with at least a point in eight of his last nine (5+11=16 & plus-10).
Ray Whitney with a goal last night, he has a goal in five of his last six games and a point in 16 of 18 (7+14=21).
Figures that Bryan Little would get 3A last night a day after I dropped him in a shallow league. I grabbed Steve Sullivan in his place so I'm not too chaffed but Little now has 5+6=11 over his last eight games.
I was kinda hoping that Brad Boyes would get moved at the deadline cause I thought he could surprise in a new situation... well he didn't get moved but is surprising in the old situation with Buffalo as he has 2+2=4 & plus-4 over his last four games.
That's hot... Marc-Andre Fleury blocked 36 of 37 for his sixth straight win last night and going back to mid-January he is a rather toasty 16-2-1, 2.31 & .920.
Cody Hodgson has played 16+ minutes in each of his four games with Buffalo but has yet to record a point... so mixed signals here but give this kid some time.
The Sens have swapped out the newly acquired Ben Bishop for Robin Lehner. Lehner was 2-2-0 in four consecutive starts but I guess it's not good enough and they want to give Bishop a chance. As we said when they traded for him, keep an eye on Bishop as he is having a great year in the AHL, leading the league with a .930 sv%.
Linus Omark was called up by the Oilers in case Taylor Hall couldn't go last night but Hall played and had eight shots on goal, so the shoulder seems fine.
The Caps returned Braden Holtby to the AHL as Tomas Vokoun appears to be fine.