Dan Boyle D SAN 7 Hrs
Dan Boyle had two assists in San Jose's 4-2 win over Toronto on Tuesday.
Boyle had a five-game point drought, but he's followed it up with three assists in three contests. He's already missed seven games earlier this season with an upper-body injury, but he's still a decent bet to reach the 40-point mark in 2013-14.
Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 7 Hrs
Henrik Lundqvist has agreed to a seven-year/$59.5 million contract extension with the New York Rangers.
Lundqvist has under performed so far in 2013-14 with a 2.51 GAA and .917 save percentage, but this is a deal the Rangers still needed to make. He's been their most important player for most of his career and he's about as safe a bet as you can find in a goaltender. He would have been an unrestricted free agent this summer and this deal will increase his cap hit from about $6.9 million to $8.5 million. That's not bad for a player of Lundqvist's caliber, especially when you consider that the cap is projected to raise significantly in the coming years.
James Neal LW PIT 7 Hrs
James Neal scored a goal in Pittsburgh's 3-2 overtime win on Tuesday.
Neal has found the back of the net in five of his last six games, giving him nine goals and 17 points in 14 contests this season. Now that he's healthy, he should continue to be one of the NHL's top goal scorers for the reminder of the 2013-14 campaign.
Mike Ribeiro C PHO 7 Hrs
Mike Ribeiro scored a goal and registered two assists in Phoenix's 6-2 victory over Edmonton.
Ribeiro now has eight goals and 21 points in 27 games this season. He isn't likely to match his roughly point-per-game pace from the shortened campaign, but Ribeiro is a decent bet to end up with 60-70 points.
Shane Doan RW PHO 7 Hrs
Shane Doan had a goal and an assist in Phoenix's 6-2 win on Tuesday.
Doan is 37 years old, but this is shaping up to be one of the best seasons of his career. He now has 12 goals and 22 points in 26 games and isn't showing any signs of slowing down so far. He started the 2013-14 campaign with a five-game point drought, but hasn't been held off the scoresheet in back-to-back contests since then.
Steve Mason G PHI 7 Hrs
Steve Mason is hoping to re-sign with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Given that Mason is a restricted free agent, that was likely anyways. The real question is if the Flyers are ready to commit to giving Mason a long-term deal. Mason had a long history of under performing with the Columbus Blue Jackets, but he has a 2.09 GAA and .934 save percentage in 19 games this season. Because Mason inked a one-year deal, the Flyers can't start negotiating with him until Jan. 1 at the earliest.