March 25, 2011

Jeff Angus

2011-03-25

 

Zach Parise is very close to returning to the New Jersey lineup.

 

When Justin Goldman talks goalies, I listen. His awesome breakdown of James Reimer from last night's game is available here on his site.

 

Boston signed Boston University junior defenseman David Warsofsky, their 4th rounder from 2009. Warsofsky starred for BU during their 2009 championship year. He will play in the AHL for the remainder of the season.

 

Zdeno Chara has consecutive three-point games. Just in time for my H2H playoffs! Thanks Z.

 

Boston ventilated both Price and Auld last night. Gregory Campbell scored twice, including a 3-on-5 shorthanded goal. Krejci and Lucic both had three helpers. The Bruins are a scary team when they get offense from three or four lines (like they did last night).

 

Plekanec and Cammalleri were a combined minus-8.

 

Brad Marchand had a helper last night, his first point in seven games.

 

Robbie Schremp scored the winner against his former team last night.

 

Al Montoya was great for the Islanders, but he only received one goal (Tavares) of support. He is making a case for the Isles to keep him around next season. Poulin/Montoya duo with DiPietro lurking around? Do the Islanders go after a veteran presence instead?

 

Mark Streit isn't returning this season.

 

Dustin Byfuglien had a helper last night in addition to two PIM and four SOG.

 

Michael Grabner has 43 shots on goal in his last 10 games.

 

Dustin Jeffrey left the game with an injury last night.

 

Sergei Bobrovsky was handed the shootout loss, but he played a good game. The goaltending in Philadelphia around this time of the season will always be a hot topic, though. Don't forget about Michael Leighton either…

 

Before last night, the Flyers were 16-0-0 when Mike Richards scored a goal. Now 16-0-1.

 

It really is amazing what confidence in a goaltender can do for a team (Reimer and Toronto).

 

Say what you want about Phil Kessel (and I often say negative things), but he is going to score 30 goals for the third consecutive season.

 

Dion Phaneuf's two helpers last night – his first points in four games.

 

Erik Johnson had three helpers last night. A lot of his offensive upside for next season depends on what Colorado does with JM Liles.

 

Bryzgalov won't get nominated, but he should be in the discussion for the Hart Trophy. He fits Phoenix like a glove.

 

Oscar Moller had an assist and saw over five minutes of PP time.

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Patrick Marleau has 15 points in his last 10 games. He scored with only a few seconds left to extend the game to OT/shootout. He has turned around what was a pretty poor offensive season with his strong March.

 

Nik Kulemin has four points in his last two games. He'll approach 30/30 next season with the potential for more. I could see a big spike in Toronto offensively if they can acquire a legitimate top line pivot.

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