Ramblings: Teravainen Update; Hintz Keeps Rolling; Kempe, DeBrusk, Connor, and More – January 25

Michael Clifford

2022-01-25

Teuvo Teravainen was back at practice on Monday, skating with his usual line mates in Sebastian Aho and Seth Jarvis. He suffered an injury last week and missed some time but looks to be no worse for the wear at the moment. Carolina has been an absolute juggernaut this year and part of the reason why is they have scoring wingers to spread across three lines. Teravainen being healthy allows them to keep doing this.

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Have you picked up your copy of the Dobber Midseason Guide?

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Everyone has their opinion on the Keith Yandle Ironman streak and that's fine. As to whether he's the same player the last couple years as he was the decade before that, he's clearly not. But when I look at the Flyers' blue line depth – Kevin Connauton and Nick Seeler – plus a very bad Rasmus Ristolainen, I wonder why not keep playing him. This team is bad and aside from Cam York, who is in the lineup and playing, there are no young kids needing ice time on this non-playoff team. Let him finish the season out, at least.

Beyond that, I think a player constantly being healthy is so undervalued. In a similar vein to very good players being valuable because they take away ice time from very bad players, staying in the lineup every night keeps from having to dress a(nother) bad defenceman. His career is winding down, but he had one of the most unique (and good!) careers in the modern NHL and that should be celebrated.  

The Flyers ended up losing Yandle's record game as Roope Hintz scored early and Jacob Peterson scored late to help lift the Stars to a 3-1 win. Hintz had an assist on Joe Pavelski's empty netter and that gave him three straight games with two points. Not a bad little hot streak he's on

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Robin Lehner had a 34-save shutout of the Washington Capitals on Monday night as Vegas took a 1-0 win. For Lehner, that is his first shutout of the season, and that kind of speaks to how much he's struggled at times. This is a big win with an injured lineup on the road. Could it be the start of a big second half for him as the Golden Knights get healthier?

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Hampus Lindholm had three assists while Ryan Getzlaf had one goal and one helper in a 5-3 win for Anaheim in Boston. It wasn't a very good night for either goalie, really, as John Gibson and