Thoughts on Boychuk, Koivu, McDavid, Ben Bishop, Antti Niemi, and more …

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Back-to-back shutouts for Jaroslav Halak and two goals allowed over the course of three wins. His numbers have almost gone through the full market correction.

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Johnny Boychuk came roaring out of the gates with his new team with six points in three games. But he has just four in 11 since then. However, I like his shot total and I think Capuano will come around to the fact that Boychuk is the better option to Visnovsky for the PP. Visnovsky has cannibalized some of Johnny’s PP time since returning from his back injury. But last night Boychuk was out there quite a bit on the power play (5:45) again and picked up a point. You may start to see a shift back to his getting points again.

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Here were last night’s line combinations for the Islanders (finally got the ‘in game’ tool working again on Frozen Pool):

 

19.39%

EV

86 KULEMIN,NIKOLAY – 21 OKPOSO,KYLE – 91 TAVARES,JOHN

18.03%

EV

15 CLUTTERBUCK,CAL – 84 GRABOVSKI,MIKHAIL – 51 NIELSEN,FRANS

17.35%

EV

53 CIZIKAS,CASEY – 89 CONACHER,CORY – 17 MARTIN,MATT

14.63%

EV

27 LEE,ANDERS – 29 NELSON,BROCK – 18 STROME,RYAN

And as I write this I’m told that the full season scan and fix will run Tuesday overnight – it will pick up any missing data and fix accordingly, for Wednesday.