Alex Galchenyuk C MON 3 Hrs
Galchenyuk scored his first goal in 12 games when he tallied his 20th of the season in Saturday's overtime win over the Panthers. It came on the power play.
He's been quiet in his last 16 games, recording just four points (two goals, two assists). He has been progressively improving his offensive game each season and his 43 points this year have done just that. But we'd like to see a bigger jump next season. It'll be his fourth season, so he could flirt with 60.
Max Pacioretty LW MON 3 Hrs
Pacioretty scored the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday to lift the Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Panthers.
He has five goals and three assists in his last nine games and the goal gives him 65 points, a tally that equals his career mark (set in 2011-12). But the thing that impresses us the most is his plus-minus. He has gone from plus-eight last season to a remarkable plus-40 this year.
Jonathan Huberdeau LW FLA 3 Hrs
Huberdeau set up both Florida goals in a 3-2 overtime loss to Montreal on Saturday night. His current point streak stands at three games and four points (two goals, two assists).
He actually has nine points, including three goals, in his last 10 and 14 in his last 13. He's getting better and better with time and now has 47 points in 72 games this season. That tally leads the kitties in scoring. Use him and get ready for an impressive future.
Aleksander Barkov C FLA 3 Hrs
Barkov's point streak stands at three games and five points (two goals, three assists) after he potted two goals, one of which came on the power play, in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Canadiens.
He has nine points in his last 10 games after getting 22 in his first 54. It's easy to forget this guy is still a teenager -- his best is clearly ahead. Take advantage of this spurt and plan for bigger and better things next season.
Craig Anderson G OTT 4 Hrs
Anderson made 27 saves Saturday in a 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto.
It was his first start after his return from a hand injury. The Sens got a single point, but expect Andrew Hammond back in there next outing. The team just seems inspired by his play.
Kyle Turris C OTT 4 Hrs
Turris scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Saturday's overtime loss to the Maple Leafs. He has nine points, including six goals, in his last eight games.
He has 54 points in 74 games and is closing in on his career mark of 58, which he set last season. It remains to be seen if he has enough games left to make a difference, but he could given Ottawa's push for a playoff spot. Roll him.
James Reimer G TOR 4 Hrs
Reimer made 22 saves in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Senators.
Wins have been few and far between for Optimus Reims (or Jonathan Bernier, for that matter) -- the Leafs have won two of their last 10. And his inflated GAA and save percentage make him nothing more than a desperation roll.
James van Riemsdyk LW TOR 4 Hrs
Van Riemsdyk had three assists in Saturday's overtime victory over the Senators. They were his first assists in nine games.
He has six points in his last 10 games, but sadly, they are bunched into chunks. The dry spells in between make him a tough activation, especially in head-to-head formats where owners are in playoff mode.
Phil Kessel RW TOR 4 Hrs
Kessel had a three-assist night against the Senators on Saturday night. It was his first multi-point game since Feb. 26.
Phil hasn't been much of a thrill in 2015, what with the Leafs in an absolute free fall. He has just 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 38 games since the calendar flipped. He's a hard man to sit, but even harder to activate. Next year? Maybe.
Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 4 Hrs
Niederreiter potted a pair of goals and was a plus-3 in Saturday's win over the Kings.
Niederreiter now has 24 goals on the season -- 30th most in the NHL. While he's only got 37 points in 75 games, the 22-year-old had turned into a lethal goal-scorer and is producing nicely on a line with Mikko Koivu.