Pittsburgh holds on for a 4-3 win, with Crosby's 250th career goal being the game winner late in the third. Chris Kunitz has quietly put together another solid year, piling up 11 goals and 10 assists. He has been quiet thus far, but last night he notched 2 goals and an assist to help his team earn the two points.
Sidney Crosby as stated above, with his 250th career goal, also getting an assist. Evgeni Malkin also had the same as Crosby, but this was Malkin's first goal in 16 games, wow. Fantasy owners are probably concerned, but don't be. He's still a point per game player, with 20 assists, but he's also getting James Neal back and they need time to find that magic that they had last year.
Thomas Vanek was back in the line-up for New York after missing some time with an UBI, but that didn't stop him it looked like. Vanek potted 2 goals, and Kyle Okposo managed 2 assists on the night. Kevin Poulin played one hell of a game, even though he came up short handed. He robbed Crosby late the in second and third period and to me, I think the Islanders are confident with him going forward.
Montreal squeaks out 2 points, besting the Caps 3-2 last night. It was kind of a slow game to be honest. Pretty even pace up until the third period when both teams started turning up the heat. David Desharnais finally getting his first goal of the year, after having a very disappointing start to the season. I feel bad for the guy. He made his way from the ECHL, and had a breakout season last year and after he hits a rough patch. Sounds pretty normal. It doesn't help when you have the Mayor of Montreal tweet comments about how they should be getting rid of him, and basically calling him useless. I hope he turns it around.
Daniel Briere getting a PPG, now giving him 4 points his last 5 games. Too soon to call it a comeback? It's not, just a little streak, but fantasy owners in deep leagues should take note, if you're willing to overlook the injury proneness. Josh Gorges piling up 2 apples.
Alex Ovechkin continues his torrid pace on his quest for 50 in 50, scoring 2 goals in the contest, giving him 19 goals for the league leading record. John Carlson continues to show flashes of brilliance, with 2 assists last night. It seems that everyone is always focused on Mike Green, but John Carlson has put together a solid season so far with 11 points, a +1 rating, and 57 SOG.
Vancouver dominates Columbus, by a score of 6-2 last night. It was a pretty rough outing for the Jackets, and I don't think it's going to get any easier with Gaborik out for a month.
The Sedin twins combined for a whopping 5 points, with Henrik netting 2 goals, and brother Daniel notching 1 goal and 2 assists of his own. Alexander Edler with a big game on the blue line last night, tallying 1 goal and an assist himself, and Ryan Stanton with a playmaker.
Artem Anisimov and Matt Calvert had the lone goals for Columbus. They're going to struggle like I said having Gaborik sidelined, but I think in the long run they should be okay. I think with a healthy line-up, and getting Gaborik along with Nathan Horton sometime in December, they could be a competitive team. One thing that does draw concern though, is the play of Sergei Bobrovsky.
TAMPA BAY vs. ANAHEIM:
If you weren't able to catch this game, there's really only three things you need to know:
1) Ben Bishop, was just an animal and continues his unreal play, stopping 41 shots.
2) Jonas Hiller, with the SO making all 31 saves, his second SO of the season.
3) Ryan Getzlaf, scoring the one and only very very random goal, with just 5.2 seconds left in OT