Dobber’s latest piece for Puck Daddy – great advice as we have come to expect.
It shouldn't really be a huge surprise, but last night's game was a great example as to why Scott Hartnell is s valuable. He had two helpers in the first period, and was a huge offensive catalyst all night long. It isn't a surprise that Giroux looked great as well.
Simon Gagne scored a goal, had four shots on net, two hits, and played 16 minutes. I think he likes being back in the Orange and Black.
Kyle Palmieri recorded a hat trick last night – the Ducks young forwards have all been huge for them this season, and the time spent together on the farm team during the lockout is a big reason for that.
Getzlaf and Perry each had three helpers (not a surprise considering they play with Palmieri).
Cam Fowler logged 25 minutes of ice time – he played five minutes more than any other Duck 9although he finished with no points).
Two of those other young forwards I was talking about – Nick Bonino and Emerson Etem – also finished with points last night.
Pekka Rinne has allowed at least four goals in three consecutive starts – don't expect that to happen again anytime soon.
Probably not enough to hurt his trade value… but you never know!
Craig Smith has been an offensive disappointment in 2013, but he does have goals in consecutive games for the Predators.
Brendan Smith played only 16 minutes for the Wings last night – he left the game briefly after colliding awkwardly with Dustin Penner, but he did return later.
Nick Kronwall played close to 28 minutes.
Jonathan Bernier was great in goal for the Kings, stopping all but one of the 33 shots fired his way.
Bernier has now won four consecutive starts and has allowed only four total goals over that time. It is nice to see him string some great games together and finally show the potential we have so often heard about.
Mike Milbury apparently isn’t Ovechkin’s biggest fan.
James Reimer is cleared and ready to go – sounds like he may be playing tonight against the Isles.
In his first game as #11, Brendan Gallagher had a goal and five shots on net. He gave up his #73 to Michael Ryder. The last Hab to wear 11 was….
Pacioretty had a great game – he was very involved physically, and scored a pair of goals on seven shots.
Ryder was pointless in about 15 minutes of ice time – he skated on a line with Galchenyuk and Lars Eller.