3/20/12 Studs & Duds
Penguins can fly
Sidney Crosby 4A, +3, 2SOG, 14/24 face-offs
Evgeny Malkin 2G, 3A, +3, 4PIM, 7SOG, 11/20 face-offs
James Neal 3G, A, +3, 10SOG
Hunting the predator
Ales Hemsky scored a hat trick and added an assist, a plus-4 rating and four shots on goal. Even more impressive is that the feat was accomplished against Pekka Rinne, who is usually nearly unbeatable.
Dishing instead of dunc-ing
Duncan Keith had four assists, two of them on the power play, in a 5-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Johan Hedberg made 34 saves in a 1-0 shutout win over the Ottawa Senators.
The Winnipeg Jets were slaughtered by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Both of their goalies had rough outings for their fantasy owners:
Ondrej Pavelec 19/24 (.792)
Chris Mason 8/11 (.727)
Might need another equipment upgrade
Steve Mason allowed five goals on 27 shots (.815) in a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Chicago.
Looking past the Oilers?
Perhaps the Nashville Predators were looking ahead to today's press conference with Alexander Radulov. They lost 6-3 to the Edmonton Oilers, a game they needed to win. Pekka Rinne was especially terrible for fantasy owners as he allowed three goals on seven shots (.571) before getting the hook.
Ryan Ellis returned to the lineup after not dressing for two games. He finished minus-4 in 18 minutes of ice time. That's a good way to play yourself back into the press box.
Pekka Rinne and Lindback killed me last night...dropped me from second to fourth in my league by dropping me three spots in SV%