Torey Krug put home his second goal in three games giving him 14 on the season. He now sits 5th among defensemen for goals. He was a bit of a sleeper coming into this season but I'm not sure anyone could have asked for a better performance.
Two more goals for Jarome Iginla and that's a four game point scoring streak with 4 goals, an assist, and 12 shots over that span. He also had two hits in the game giving him 120 for the season so he's still banging that body around. Amen.
Mike Cammalleri is as hot of a guy who might still be sitting in your FA pool as you're gonna get. He had two powerplay assists last night putting him on a four game point scoring streak. Go back a little further and he has 5 goals and 3 assists in his last 8 games. Pick him up.
Mark Giordano has to be one of the hottest defensemen in the league. After a powerplay assist last night (not to mention 9 shots), he has points in 4 straight games and points in 8 of his last 9 games to the tune of 2+9=11, 36 shots, and 5 PPP. What a bounceback year for the Flames captain with 39 points in 50 games. He's even a plus-5 for the season on a sub-par team.
David Desharnais played hero for the Canadiens last night scoring with one second to go in regulation to tie the score. He also assisted on the OT winner. He's now a point per game over his last 8 with 2+6=8 and 3 PPP. Sad that he only has 9 shots over those 8 games, but you'll take the points. He had 5 points in the 3 games leading into the Olympic break so there were signs that he was about to go on a run. He sits at 40 points on the season now after a dreadful start to the year.
More production from Ales Hemsky as he scored once and registed 2 PIM and 4 shots. Not a bad way to follow up consecutive 3 assist performances. This can't keep up, can it?
Patrik Berglund stayed productive with two goals, including the game winner, and 4 PIM. That's 6 goals and 1 assist over his last 8 games.
Lubomir Visnovsky notched three assists so he showed some signs of life after just 2 points over his previous 7 games without John Tavares.
Speaking of life without John Tavares, Kyle Okposo is doing just fine. I was one of the ones that thought his season was going to tank with the star's injury but he's proving me very wrong. Two more points yesterday gives him three straight multi point games and a four game point scoring streak with 2+6=8. Maybe the USA did make a mistake leaving him off.
It was a 23 save shutout for the Lightning's Ben Bishop last night. It was also the first time in his last 5 starts that he allowed less than 3 goals in a game.
Another assist for Ondrej Palat and the Calder hopeful is on a four game point scoring streak with 3+4=7, 12 shots and 9 hits. How did I never hear of this guy before this season?
Steve Mason posted his third shutout in his last 12 starts. He's 8-3-1 with a .922 save % and 2.31 gaa over that span so he's obviously found his groove again.
I just want to point out that Sidney Crosby was a minus-3 last night after he was a minus-5 ten days ago. I know he still leads the NHL in points but talk about an off year and that has everything to do with the fact that it's an Olympic season.
Matt Read potted a couple of goals including his third short handed on the season. He's now a point per game over his last 7 with 3+4=7.