F Saku Koivu, Montreal Canadiens
2 G, 15:37 TOI, 4 SOG
Koivu had a great debut last night notching the game winner. Owners should expect a steady output of power play points from Koivu, as Montreal’s powerplay unit was tops in the league last year.
D Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens
2 A, 21:15 TOI, 1 SOG
Markov is picking up right where he left off, assisting on two goals in Montreal’s 3-2 OT win over Carolina. Although none of his assists came on the powerplay, owners should not be discouraged as there will be several opportunities for Montreal’s top defenseman.
F Dany Heatley, Ottawa Senators
2 G, 1 A, 24:38 TOI, 4 SOG
After signing a contract extension earlier in the day, Heatley came out firing, tying the game up in the 3rd period and sealing a victory with his goal in OT. As long as Heatley is paired with Spezza and Alfredsson, another 100+ point season should be easily attainable.
F Paul Stastny, Colorado Avalanche
3 G, 16:40 TOI, +3, 4 SOG
Quickly putting to rest any talk of a sophomore slump, Stastny scored a hattrick on Wednesday, leading the Avs to 4-3 victory over Dallas. Although Stastny is on the second scoring line, there should be no shortage of opportunities for the second year player.
F Andrew Brunette, Colorado Avalanche
3 A, 16:43 TOI +2, 1 SOG
After getting bumped from the first line, many thought Brunette would return to his usual 60 point self. Following Wednesday’s game that may not be the case as Brunette set up all three of Stastny’s goals. Although their won’t be the same opportunities as there would playing Sakic, Brunette owners can breath a sigh of relief knowing he has linemates that can get it done.
F Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings
F Todd Bertuzzi, Anaheim Ducks
F Jaroslav Hlinka, Colorado Avalanche
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