Greetings friends and fellow countrymen.
Here is your X-Men update.
> Ben Bishop gave up 3 goals in a 5-3 victory over Carolina, which doesn't sound impressive at all until you see that he faced 51 friggin shots. He ended up the day with a .941 SV%, which usually doesn't accompany giving up 3 goals. The 48 saves is a personal record for Bishop and probably in the top 100 or so performances in the NHL.
> Eric Brewer had an assist in the same 5-3 Tampa win over Carolina. Not nearly as impressive, but the guy only has 8 points on the year so each one is a big deal.
> B.J. Crombeen is living in healthy scratch land.
> D' Agostini is out with ‘some injury’ and will miss ‘some time.’
> Dvorak had an assist in a 3-2 win over Florida. Again, it was only his 4th, so, big deal...
> Lars Eller has been playing like some kid with the flu.
> Erik Johnson has been battling a back injury but still found the fortitude to battle Paul Gaustad in an on-ice pugilistic display. Way to go guy who never displayed that much heart while you played here.
> Nikitin has assists in 2 straight games, both of which were won by the Blue Jackets.
> Perron scored the tying goal with 3 minutes left in regulation, allowing Edmonton to salvage a point in their loss against a team better than Edmonton.
> Russell has been out since December with a glass knee and should be returning to action this week for Calgary.
> Stempniak has has a 3 game point streak going...1G 2A in that span.
Games to watch this week:
Root for Brewer and Bishop this Saturday against Johnson and Colorado.
Root for Boyes and Weaver this Sunday against the Michigan Black Holes.
Root for Nikitin tomorrow against the L.A. Douchebags.
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