Changing gears a bit this week, we will focus on some of the big performers of the week. Looking at offensive stats such a goals and assist, as well as some defensive plus/minus numbers, goalies wins, save percentage and goals against average, and lastly, overall teams’ performances. The pictures are below.
Jakub Voracek, Forward, Philadelphia Flyers: Voracek is red hot lately, posting 4 goals and 7 assists. He had a point in each of the four game splayed last week, including a 4 assist night against the New York Islanders followed-up with a hat-trick against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Evander Kane, Forward, Winnipeg Jets: He sure had a beauty of a goal against the New Jersey Devils on Febraury 24th, 2013. That goal continued his current 7-game point streak. Last week he had 3 goals and 1 assist, as well as 15 penalty minutes. From a fantasy perspective, Kane was pure gold last week.
Niklas Kronwall, Defense, Detroit Red Wings: Good things come in threes, hopefully, as Kronwall has had back-to-back 3 point games. Not only has he had 3 points in his last two games, in each of them, he has had 1 goal and 2 assists. He tallied a plus 5 rating with 3 helpers on the powerplay.
Carey Price, Goalie, Montreal Canadiens: I have a friendly wager with a friend of mine, so it hurts me to write this, but Price played stellar last week. In three starts he had a 2-0-1 record. He allowed only 5 goals in those games, contributing for a 1.64 goals against average and a .925 saves percent average. To top off his good play, one of his wins happened to be a shutout as well.
Ottawa Senators: Removing the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks for best streaks, the Senator are riding a 4-game winning streak. The team defeated the New Jersey devils 2-1, New York Islanders 3 – 1, New York Rangers 3-2, and lastly the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2. This of course is done with the absence of Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson and starting Craig Anderson who was injured against the Rangers. Tonight they end their four-game home-stand against a tough Montreal Canadiens. Will they extend their streak?