October 19, 2013

Dobber Sports

2013-10-19

Just two games on Friday night and they both went to a shootout.

 

Winnipeg beat St. Louis 4-3 and Evander Kane had himself an Evander Kane kind of night. He posted a goal, four PIM, four shots, three hits, and a block. Kane's quickly becoming Mr. Everything when it comes to fantasy hockey stat lines.

 

Tobias Enstrom chipped in with a goal to send the game to overtime. He finished plus-2 and also had five shots. He now has points in six of eight games so far this year. The Jets have been getting a lot of offense from their blueline as Enstrom and Dustin Byfuglien are tied for the team lead with seven points.

 

Zach Bogosian on the other hand still only has one point on the year, but he had a respectable night against St. Louis. Bogosian had three shots, three hits, and six blocks, in nearly 28 minutes of ice-time. His previous high on the season was just 22 minutes. Bogosian now sits third on the Jets in shots, second in plus/minus, third in blocks, and third in hits.

 

The Jets lost two defensemen in this one with injuries. Jacob Trouba was taken off on a stretcher after going head first into the boards and Mark Stuart left in the third with what reportedly was a rib injury.

 

In a somewhat surprising move, Devin Setoguchi was a healthy scratch.

 

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David Backes had himself a good game in a losing cause. He notched a goal and an assist to go along with six shots, four hits, and two blocks. Backes now has six points in his last four games.

 

Alex Steen is now up to seven goals on the year after scoring two against the Jets. He's now got seven points in his last four games.

 

Brian Elliott struggled in just his second start of the season. So far he has posted save percentages of .846 and .897 in those outings. That's not going to make Ken Hitchcock very happy, but it should please Jaroslav Halak owners.

 

Is it just me or have there been just an obscene amount of awful goals already this year? This one from Olli Jokinen on Elliott isn't as bad as some of the others, but it still has an odour to it.

 

 

Magnus Paajarvi skated in just his se