So much for Matt Moulson's golden years coming to an end...two goals last night in his Sabres debut and he's up to 8+3=11 on the year. He played on a line with Cody Hodgson (one assist, thee shots) and Tyler Ennis (two assists).
Kari Lehtonen picked up his second win in three starts since returning from injury. Last night's save percentage of .880 was his first dip below .921 in six games. Overall he's at 4-1-1 on the year with high-end .949 / 1.60 peripherals.
The line of Tyler Seguin (1+1=2, +1, 3 SOG), Erik Cole (2A, +1, 3 SOG, 2 hits) and Jamie Benn (1G, +1, 1 SOG, 3 hits) was really clicking and should continue to pick up steam. Tough sked coming up for Dallas though - in Montreal tonight, then home for Colorado, then back on the road for Ottawa and Boston.
Tanner Glass is the 53rd best skater in the NHL. Okay, we know that's not true, and yet in the FHS Ultimate Dynasty League, 53rd is exactly where Glass is ranked currently. He scored a goal last night and on the year has two goals, two assists, 12 PIM, nine shots, 50 goddamn hits and 12 blocked shots. Atta boy.
Speaking of multicat monsters, Brooks Orpik managed to more than double his point production this year, with three assists last night to get to 1+4=5 on the year. That's nice and everything, but hits (two last night, 31 on the year) and blocked shots (two last night, 33 on the year) are why you have him rostered.
Peter Budaj had a shutout last night. Do you care? Neither do I.
Once again, Henrik Lundqvist received no goal support from the injury-ravaged Rangers, but he still managed a 2.08 GAA and .926 SV% in the loss.
Brandon Saad waas haappy laast night aafter potting one goaal, one aassist, plus-2, two PIM and four shots for your faantasy line of the night. He's up to 3+5=8 in 12 games now.
Other Chicago highlights: Patrick Kane (1+1=2, 3 SOG) and Brandon Pirri (2A). Pirri's 12:55 TOI was his highest in five games this year, and if he continues lining up with Saad and Kane as he did last night, the points should keep coming.
Another great night for Ryan Kesler owners, as he continues to make magic with the Sedins. A goal on six shots and that's five goals in his last four games, with 8+3=11, 11 PIM and 60 shots in 14 games on the year. His hit totals are disappointing though - he's had seasons of 124 and 108 hits in the past, but with ten on the year is on pace for only 58.
Michal Neuvirth was the hard luck loser as he stopped 38 of 41 shots in a 3-2 loss. This was just the fourth game of the year for the guy who used to be the future for the Caps.
Up to the bigs: Rickard Rakell, Travis Morin, Luke Glendening, Greg Pateryn, Louis Leblanc, Patrick Holland, Eric Gelinas, Andy Miele, Jordan Szwarz, John-Michael Liles
Down to the smalls: Jesper Fast, Ryan Craig, Brandon Yip