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It was a low scoring night in the NHL for the most part on Monday and the Avalanche got us started with a 2-1 win over the Devils.
Adam Henrique is now on a five-game pointless streak while going minus-5. He’s also managed just a measly five shots over that stretch.
Ryane Clowe has cooled off since a shocking offensive outburst earlier in January but he didn’t manage even a shot on goal on Monday. He did get 3:33 of power play time against the Avs though, so until that drops he’s a decent guy to hold onto.
Cory Schneider had a nice effort making 23 stops. He’s given up more than two goals just once in his past 13 games and he's needed to with the run support the Devils are providing. It’s taken longer into the year than I originally thought, but that net is officially his now.
Ryan O’Reilly picked up a goal to give him five points in four games. I really think his holdout combined with the lockout hurt him last year but with 40 points this season he looks to be finding his groove again.
Nathan MacKinnon with eight points in his last six games now. His rookie campaign certainly hasn’t disappointed.
Tyson Barrie now has points in five straight. He’s getting number one power play minutes and is a defenseman that could be available in your league. Barrie’s usually good for two shots a night and he’s a solid plus-13 on the campaign. He’s also been a plus-7 on this point streak.
Paul Stastny and Alex Tanguay missed their second straight contest with injuries. Their absence should open the door for some other Avs’ forwards to scoop up extra minutes. Jamie McGinn for example played over four minutes with the man advantage against New Jersey.
The Canucks can't buy a win these days and dropped a 2-1 decision to the Detroit Red Wings on Monday.
At least Eddie Lack played well making 28-of-29 stops. Roberto Luongo got the night off as the Canucks play the Bruins on Tuesday.
Henrik Sedin returned to the lineup and hopefully that sparks brother Daniel in the near future. He didn't pick up a single point while Henrik was sidelined.