Ramblings: Robertson, Arvidsson Hat Tricks; Skinner Comeback Continues; Gibson Subpar Again (Mar 5)

Ian Gooding


Nikolaj Ehlers returned to the Jets' lineup on Friday after being out since January 18 with a knee injury. He picked up an assist while taking six shots in the Jets' 4-3 overtime loss. In what is a continual pet peeve for fantasy leaguers, Ehlers was once again used on the second-unit power play. Although Winnipeg's second unit is generally better than that of most teams, it looks like Ehlers will have to continue to make the most of his time on the second unit.

Also for the Jets, Paul Stastny scored a pair of goals, giving him goals in back-to-back games and points in three consecutive games.

Jason Robertson made his 100th NHL game one to remember. Robertson scored three goals, including the game-winner in overtime while taking seven shots in nearly 20 minutes of icetime. Robertson now has five goals in his last four games and is over the point-per-game mark for the season (51 PTS in 46 GP). Top goal scorers find ways to put the puck in the net, and here's one example of that.

Robertson didn't have the league's only hat trick on Friday, and he wasn't the only player to score his hat trick goal as the overtime winner. Viktor Arvidsson did the same on Friday in the Kings' 4-3 come-from-behind win over Columbus. Although he entered this game with only an assist in his previous four games, Arvidsson has been on a highly productive line with Phillip Danault and Trevor Moore.

Speaking of Moore, he has seven points in his last seven games. He is just 10% rostered in Yahoo leagues and 26% rostered in Fantrax leagues. If you throw out his first two months of the season, Moore has 30 points in his last 34 games. That coincides with the move to the line with Danault and Arvidsson.

The Blue Jackets looked like they were well on their way to victory after they scored three goals in the span of 46 seconds late in the second period. The dapper Patrik Laine scored the first of those goals, which gives him 15 goals in his last 14 games. Should you try to trade Laine whi