Wayne Gretzky scored 92 goals back in 1981-82. The LA Kings have 120 goals all season. A completely irrelevant comparison, sure, but still pretty funny.
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Nicklas Grossman will be making his Flyer debut tonight, playing with Andrej Meszaros.
PK Subban played almost 29 minutes last night for the Habs. Gorges also saw over 20 minutes. Montreal dressed seven defensemen, something I missed on my first glance at the game review. Campoli, Diaz, and Emelin all saw similar ice time, while Kaberle and Weber (returning from an injury) saw the least.
Christian Ehrhoff was pointless and has only two points in eight February games.
Ville Leino had two helpers for the Sabres – he's still on pace for less than 30 points, though. How many of you in one-year leagues still have him on the roster?
Theodore was phenomenal for Florida last night in their 2-1 loss, stopping 39 of 41 shots faced.
Pavel Datsyuk was extra amazing last night – his first period assist came while he was lying down on the ice, and he scored a beauty to win the game with about five seconds left in the third period, after completely embarrassing Ryan Suter.
Tomas Tatar was a healthy scratch for the Red Wings.
Justin Abdelkader led the Wings with six shots on goal – he also had five hits.
Carolina's top power play unit – Staal centering Jerome Samson and Jiri Tlusty. The Back end featured Justin Faulk and former Leaf Tim Brent.
Tlusty is on a six game point streak and is playing really, really good hockey right now. He's making most of the opportunity that has been handed to him.
Tlusty is in a great situation for the rest of the season – no veterans to compete for ice time with, and no pressure to produce.
Faulk also led all Carolina players in ice time with about 24 minutes played.
Will have more on the Montreal/Buffalo, Washington/Florida, and Nashville/Detroit games later this AM.
Ever since losing to Vancouver back in January, Boston is allowing an average of 3.21 goals-against per game.
The Jets were fantastic against Boston last night – their first home game of eight in a row. Blake Wheeler played arguably his best game of the season against his former club, finishing with three points.
His linemate Bryan Little had two goals – Little also won 15 faceoffs.
Erik Johnson has goals in three consecutive games.
Ryan O'Reilly had three helpers for the Avs, and Landeskog had two assists. Both young forwards are surpassing expectations in a huge way. Saw an interesting Landeskog stat – he is one of three forwards in the league to lead their team in both hits and shots on goal. Can you name the other two?
Corey Perry has six goals in his last four games. 50 goals is getting closer with each passing day…
The Devils have been on a roll since the Ponikarovsky trade (he also scored a goal last night). He's given them some balance on their top three lines.
Dominic Moore had an assist in about 14 minutes in his debut with the Sharks.
Tommy Wingels had two points on Thursday night, but was pointless last night. He did lead the Sharks with five shots on goal, though.
Detroit has won a ridiculous 22 straight home games. I feel bad for whoever finishes 8th in the Western Conference. Pavel Datsyuk is always amazing, but he was particularly incredible last night.
Brenden Morrow's name continues to be mentioned in trade rumors. I don't doubt he is available. I do doubt how effective he will be, though. He's pretty beat up and has battled some significant injuries in recent years. When healthy, he's a solid two-way winger with some physicality and goal scoring prowess. He's also regarded as a heart-and-soul leader.
Even with the question marks surrounding his health, you can bet there will be a few contending teams interested in his services.
From Dave Lozo, an NHL.com writer: "Since that awful showing in Calgary on Jan. 10, Martin Brodeur is 8-3-1 with a 1.80/.928."
The Keith Ballard injury is