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Hat tricks for Alex Galchenyuk and Vladimir Tarasenko, another good night for Phil Kessel, lineup news, Fantasy tips and more in Scott Cullens Statistically Speaking. Hydro Flask Hinta. HEROES Alex Galchenyuk – The third-year Canadiens forward played centre, with Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher on his wings, and notched his first career hat trick in Montreals 4-1 win over Carolina. Pacioretty added three assists in the effort. Galchenyuk has been progressing and this season he is playing more (16:28 per game) and generating more shots on goal (2.19 per game) than ever before, so its not altogether surprising that his point production (21 points in 32 games, 0.66 per game) is higher than his first two seasons. Theres lots of room to keep climbing, but Galchenyuk appears to be on the right trajectory. Vladimir Tarasenko – What a breakout season for the third-year Blues winger, who tallied three goals and added an assist in a 5-2 win over Los Angeles, giving him 36 points (20 G, 16 A) in 31 games, good enough for fourth spot in the scoring race. Phil Kessel – Recorded two goals and an assist, with 10 shot attempts (4 SOG), in a 6-2 win over Anaheim, giving him 11 points (6 G, 5 A) in the past nine games. After adding a couple assists against Anaheim, LW James van Riemsdyk also has 11 points (4 G, 7 A) in those same nine games. ZEROES Marcus Johansson – Failed to register a shot attempt and had team-worst 23.5% (4 shot attempts for, 13 against) with 50.0% offensive zone starts in Washingtons shootout loss to Florida. Drew Miller, Joakim Andersson – The Red Wings fourth-liners both played more than nine minutes at even-strength against Columbus and werent on for a single shot attempt for (six against). Short nights for goalies: Frederik Andersen – Was pulled from Anaheims 6-2 loss in Toronto after allowing four goals on 20 shots. Andersen got off to a great start, with a .941 save percentage in October, but has a .903 save percentage in 19 games since. Karri Ramo – Calgarys goaltender surrendered four goals on 13 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Rangers. Ramo had been going pretty well until his past couple starts, allowing eight goals on 32 shots and dropping his save percentage from .917 to .903 for the season. LINEUP NEED TO KNOW Duncan Keith – Out of the Chicago lineup due to illness, which meant first-unit power play time (2:55) for Brent Seabrook who had a three-point game (1 G, 2 A) in Keiths absence. Jonathan Drouin – Played 17:28, his most since his fourth game of the season (October 25) and had an assist while skating with Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan on Tampa Bays top line. Jeremy Morin – Played a season-high 12:50 in his first game with Columbus, spending most of his night with Brian Gibbons and Nick Foligno. Fedor Tyutin – Played 20:41 in his return to the Columbus lineup, after missing a little more than a month with a knee injury. Vincent Trocheck – With Aleksander Barkov returning to the Panthers lineup, Trocheck was a healthy scratch. Ilya Bryzgalov – The veteran goaltender was pressed into action, his first appearance for Anaheim, when Andersen was taken out of the Ducks net. Bryzgalov has fallen on hard times. Since the start fo the 2011-2012 season, his .906 save percentage ranks 31st out of 33 goaltenders that have played at least 100 games. Cody Hodgson – Assisted on Buffalos only goal in a 5-1 loss at Winnipeg, but played just 4:55. Hodgson, who led the Sabres with 44 points last season, has five points (2 G, 3 A) in 31 games this year. Michael Stone – The Coyotes defenceman played just 1:59 before leaving with an upper-body injury against Edmonton. SHORT SHIFTS Jets C Mark Scheifele, who previously had three points in a dozen games, had his second three-point game in the past three games, picking up a pair of goals and adding an assist with 12 shot attempts (5 SOG) in a 5-1 win over Buffalo…Lightning C Tyler Johnson had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win at Philadelphia, giving him 33 points in 33 games this season. Not bad for an undrafted second-line centre…Ducks C Ryan Kesler had a goal and an assist and 11 shot attempts (7 SOG) in a 6-2 loss at Toronto, giving him eight points (5 G, 3 A) in the past six games…Jets RW Michael Frolik had a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win over Buffalo, his third multi-point game in the past four…Kings LW Marian Gaborik scored both Los Angeles goals in a 5-2 loss at St. Louis; Gaborik has 27 points (12 G, 15 A) in 39 regular-season games with the Kings since he was acquired last season...Blackhawks C Jonathan Toews and RW Patrick Kane each had a goal and two assists in a 5-3 win against Minnesota. Kane now has 14 points (7 G, 7 A) in the past 11 games, while Toews has nine points (2 G,7 A) in the past eight games…Rangers LW Rick Nash scored a pair of goals in a 5-2 win at Calgary, giving him 14 points (8 G, 6 A) during an 11-game point streak. Ducks D Clayton Stoner, who has the worst possession numbers (45.7% Corsi) among Anaheim defencemen with at least 100 minutes of 5-on-5 play, had an unusual, if score-affected, night in Toronto, with 37 shot attempts for and eight against (82.2%) at even-strength…Jets fourth-liners Anthony Peluso (12 shot attempts for, 3 against) and Chris Thorburn (11 for, 2 against) both had better than 80% possession against Buffalo…Arizonas top defence pairing of Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Zbynek Michalek combined for 25 shot attempts (13 SOG) against Edmonton, with Ekman-Larsson finally breaking through for the winning goal with 0.3 seconds left in overtime. Maple Leafs G Jonathan Bernier turned back 40 of 42 shots in a 6-2 win over Anaheim. Bernier has keyed the Leafs recent run with a .935 save percentage in December…Blue Jackets G Sergei Bobrovsky had a 30-save shutout in a 1-0 shootout win at Detroit…Red Wings G Jimmy Howard recorded a 29-save shutout in the loss…Bruins G Tuukka Rask stopped 38 saves on 40 shots and Predators G Pekka Rinne turned aside 33 of 35 shots in Nashvilles 3-2 shootout win…Oilers G Ben Scrivens stopped 42 of 44 shots faced in a 2-1 overtime loss at Arizona. FIRSTS Andrei Vasilevskiy – With Ben Bishop out, the Lightning brought their highly-touted 2012 first-rounder in for his NHL debut and he stopped 23 of 24 shots in a 3-1 win at Philadelphia. Justin Shugg – A fourth-round pick of the Hurricanes in 2010, 22-year-old Shugg made his NHL debut, playing 5:11 against Montrea. Shugg had 11 points (9 G, 2 A) in 17 AHL games with Charlotte before getting promoted to a Carolina team that has Jordan Staal, Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty injured. FANTASY FOCUS There are three games on the schedule tonight. Here are three players to consider adding to your lineup: Scott Gomez – Given the lack of options in New Jersey, Gomez is getting a remarkable opportunity, playing nearly 19 minutes per game, mostly with Jaromir Jagr, while getting first-unit power play time. Charlie Coyle – The power forward has just two goals (and 11 points) in 29 games, but has been inserted onto the Wilds first power play unit, expected to use his big frame as a presence in front of the net. Jannik Hansen – His ice time has been up and down all year, but the Canucks winger got to skate with the Sedins last game and does have nine points (5 G, 4 A) in the past 12 games. Much of the data included comes from www.war-on-ice.com, www.puckalytics.com, www.hockeystats.ca and www.naturalstattrick.com Scott Cullen can be reached at scott.cullen@bellmedia.ca Ombre Hydro Flask . The kind he has every so often. The kind he has when Dwyane Wade sits. James scored 43 points -- 25 in a bewildering first-quarter shooting display -- and Chris Bosh added 21, leading the Miami Heat to a 100-96 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who played their first game without injured All-Star guard Kyrie Irving. Hydro Flask 24 OZ . Picard had a goal and two assists to help Canada improve to 2-0 at the tournament. Seven different players scored for the two-time defending champions. "Today all four lines played excellent," said head coach Laura Schuler.Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Rudy Gay posted a game and season-best 40 points along with eight rebounds as Sacramento picked up its first win of the year with a 103-94 triumph over Portland on Friday night. DeMarcus Cousins and Darren Collison each contributed 17 points for the Kings, who shook off a season-opening 18-point loss to Golden State on Wednesday. Hydro Flask Straw Lid. LaMarcus Aldridge totaled 22 points and Damian Lillard poured in 20 for the Blazers, who were coming off a 17-point home win against Oklahoma City two days prior. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '

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