|March 11, 2013||Tweet|
|Written by Jeff Angus|
|Sunday, 10 March 2013 20:42|
The LA Kings have recalled top prospect Tyler Toffoli. He has a ton of offensive upside and the Kings are going to give him every opportunity to put some points up. A natural scorer.
Evander Kane scored a goal and fired 10 shots on goal for the Jets - I bet he won more than a few of you the shots on goal category in your weekly league.
No points for Loktionov, but he did play over 18 minutes for the Devils. All he needed was an opportunity - I am surprised the Devils were able to get him for just a late pick.
Tyler Ennis left the game last night with an injury after getting hit by Wayne Simmonds.
Sabres winger Brian Flynn has scored goals in consecutive games. Flynn has 32 points in 45 AHL games this season - he is a talented offensive player and the Sabres signed him as a free agent out of the University of Maine.
Charlie Coyle showed flashes of his upside last night against the Canucks - he had a couple of dominant shifts. He is really hard to kock off the puck (really strong), and he sees the ice very well. There aren't many prospects I'd take over him in a roto league. Could have a David Backes type of impact in a few years (or perhaps sooner).
Tomas Kopecky scored his 10th of the season - he's a trade candiate at the deadline this year (along with every Panther not named Gudbranson, Huberdeau, Campbell, or Shore). Kopecky is a versatile player who can score in spurts - I'd say he's a good sell high right now (provided you can get some value for him).
Matt Calvert is a hell of a player. Been a big fan of his for a while - here is a frame-by-frame breakdown of his OT winner against the Canucks from last week.
Getting some consistent goaltending also goes a long way to helping - Sergei Bobrovsky has won five straight and is starting to make the Jackets look smart for taking a gamble on him last summer.
A bit of a wild one between Chicago and Edmonton last night (somehow this game wasn't on my Centre Ice package...).
The two teams combined for 11 goals and a ton of scoring chances. A quick breakdown:
Unsurprisingly, all four goaltenders got involved in the game. Devan Dubnyk left the game after he was bumped by teammate Teemu Hartikainen - no word on his injury status right now, but I am sure an update will be coming shortly.
Pat Kane had three points for the Hawks. Edmonton got production from the usual suspects. Perhaps the best sign was a pair of helpers from Nugent-Hopkins, who has looked out of sorts for most of this season.
Ales Hemsky had an assist in about 17 minutes of ice time - his first game after missing a bit of time with a foot injury.
Justin Schultz also added a pair of assists - his first multi-point game in March.
Kevin Bieksa remains out with a strained groin, but it sounds like he is getting close to making a return to the Vancouver lineup (perhaps as soon as next game in Columbus).
Tuomo Ruutu was supposed to be out until April or May with a hip injury, but he is apparently well ahead of schedule. Where will he slot in if he does return soon? Tlusty-Staal-Semin have been the best line in hockey for much of the season. Perhaps Ruutu slides in alongside Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner?
|Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2013 10:20|