Klingberg now has one goal and three assists in the first six games of his NHL career. He is playing nearly 24 minutes a night, including an average 1:37 on the power-play. He is a dynamic offensive defenseman, which allowed the Stars to trade Sergei Gonchar. He is worth a speculative add in standard leagues.
Allen becomes the second rookie in Blues history to record back-to-back shutouts.
Allen stopped all 26 shots that he faced in the Blues 1-0 win over the Devils last night. He was coming off of a 24-save shutout vs. the Ducks on October 30th. He joins Ernie Wakely as the only other Blues rookie to post consecutive shutouts, Wakely did it way back in 1970. The way Allen is playing, he is going to force coach Hitchcock to give him starts. He is only owned in 41 percent of Yahoo leagues.
Tarasenko has scored six goals in his last four games.
Tarasneko remained red-hot on Monday, scoring one goal and one assist to give him eight points (6G / 2A) in the last four games and seven goals and six assists in 11 games on the season. He scored a goal-of-the-year candidate last night vs. the Rangers, proving he is playing with a tremendous amount of confidence right now.
Kuemper posts back-to-back shutouts to start the season.
After blanking the Avalanche in the first game of the season on Thursday, the WIld went back to Kuemper in the second game of the home-and-home and he stopped all 30 shots that he faced for a second straight shutout vs. Colorado. The Wild's goaltending situation seemed to be a mess entering the season, but this is a superb start for Kuemper. Not to mention he also had eight goals of goal support in two games.
If Nyquist scores a goal tonight against the Montreal Canadiens he would stretch his goal-scoring streak to seven games, the longest for a Red Wing since Hull’s run in 2003 (Nov. 26 to Dec. 8).
“I was pretty young,” said Nyquist, who was 14 at the time. “I’m not surprised, he was a great player.” Nyquist is on quite a roll. He has nine goals in his past six games and 20 goals in his past 24 games. He will continue skating on a line with Riley Sheahan and Tomas Tatar.
Since January 20th, Nyquist leads the NHL in goals with 14 in 20 games.
Nyquist added two goals to his total in last night's huge 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs. After starting the year in the minors, he now leads the Red Wings in goals with 19 and has added 16 assists for 35 points in 43 games this season. With tons of players out of the lineup, the Wings will continue to lean heavily on him down the stretch, you can as well.
Friday night, Henrique extended his goal scoring streak to five by potting two goals against the Red Wings in a 7-4 loss. He has tallied seven goals and two assists with a plus-5 rating in his last five contests.
Franzen continues to sizzle after returning from concussion.
Franzen missed 23 of 24 games with concussion-like symptoms, but has been on fire since returning to the Red Wings lineup on Feb 26. He has six goals, five assists (11 points) and plus-6 rating in five games. Franzen has also shown instant chemistry with recently acquired centre David Legwand. which is big for the Red Wings playoff push.
Nathan MacKinnon will put his 13-game point streak on the line Saturday.
MacKinnon's current 12-game point streak broke Wayne Gretzky's record for longest point-streak in NHL history for an 18-year-old. Over the 12-game streak he has five goals and 12 assists (17 points) as he continues to pace all rookies with 51 points (22G / 29A) in 63 games, which is 12 more than second place Tyler Johnson (39).
Aldredsson has been hot this season with 10 points in 10 games. However, you need to be cautious with the 40 year old winger. Shop him around your league to see if you can get a better player for the long-run.