What I’m Watching:
Calgary at Tampa Bay, James Neal and the Predators return to Dallas, and the dreaded California roadtrip begins for the Canucks.
Player(s) to Watch:
- John Carlson (Capitals) has recorded a point in four consecutive games.
- Filip Forsberg (Preds) leads all NHL rookies in assists (8), points (12) and plus/minus (+14). Forsberg’s +14 is also good enough to sit atop all NHL players in the category.
- Speaking of rookies, Linden Vey (Canucks) has had a strong last few games. Watch for that to continue.
- Mike Ribeiro (Predators) continues to add points on the current roadtrip, has a four-game point streak. Ribeiro is the only Nashville skater to register at least one point in every road game (1g-5a-6pts), leading the team in road points.
- Vladimir Tarasenko (Blues) has nine points in the past five games.
- Jakub Voracek (Flyers) is riding a 6 game point streak – he has three goals and eight assists for 11 points… Voracek has a point in every Flyers game this season, except for a 4-0 shut out loss at Chicago on Oct. 21.