By Brian Weidler, "Game Time" Prospect Department
By a 60% to 40% margin, Game Time Nation has spoken, and the scoring progress of 2010 first-round selection Jaden Schwartz will be featured weekly in this space.
Schwartz extended a personal streak in CC's 4-1 win at Rensselaer on Friday by assisting on older brother Rylan's GWG late in the second period. The younger Schwartz had either scored or assisted on CC's last nine game-winners extending back to the 2010-11 season. He also added an empty-net goal on Saturday to help the Tigers to a weekend sweep.
As for Tarasenko and Lehtera, the two are neck-and-neck in KHL scoring with 20 points each, good for a fifth-place tie in the league scoring parade. Tarasenko is tied for the leaguie lead with ten goals, and Lehtera's 11 assist are good for a sixth-place tie.
|Jori LEHTERA||Jaden SCHWARTZ||Vladimir TARASENKO|
|Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL)||Colorado College (WCHA)||Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL)|
|** 3 games played this week||** 2 games played this week||** 3 games played this week|
|** 2 G, 1 A, plus-1||** 1 G, 1 A, plus-2||** 1 G, 1 A, plus-1|
|** 0 PM, 1 PP, 0 SH, 1 GW||** 0 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW||** 2 PM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW|
AFTER THE JUMP:
It's been a week for goaltending in the Blues' system, with backup Brian Elliott jumping to the forefront at the NHL level, and three prospects combining for six wins and a tie, a 2.12 GAA and a 93.4% save percentage. In addition to the goalies, two junior scorers also make the cut this week. After the jump, your weekly look at the players in the Blues' organization who are "Trending Up." Stay tuned...
|Cody BEACH||Ben BISHOP||Paul KARPOWICH||Niklas LUNDSTRÖM||Ryan TESINK|
|Moose Jaw (WHL)||Peoria (AHL)||Clarkson (ECAC)||AIK (J20 Superelit)||Saint John (QMJHL)|
|** 3 games played this week||** 3 games played this week||** 2 games played this week||** 2 games played this week||** 3 games played this week|
|** 4 G, 4 A, plus-1||** 180 mins, 7 GA, 3-0-0||** 125 mins, 4 GA, 1-0-1||** 120 mins, 4 GA, 2-0-0||** 2 G, 3 A, plus-4|
|** 19 PM, 3 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW||** 2.33 GAA, 93.1% sv pct||** 1.92 GAA, 93.9% sv pct||** 2.00 GAA, 94.2% sv pct||** 8 PM, 1 PP, 1 SH, 1 GW|
IAN COLE, D, Peoria (AHL): 4 GP, 0 G, 3 A, plus-3, 10 PM, 0-0-0
CADE FAIRCHILD, D, Peoria (AHL): 4 GP, 1 G, 1 A, plus-6, 6 PM, 1-0-1. First pro goal.
JANI HAKANPÄÄ, D, Blues Espoo (FIN): 3 GP, 0 G, 2 A, plus-2, 0 PM, 0-0-0
ANTHONY NIGRO, C, Peoria (AHL): 4 GP, 3 G, 0 A, plus-6, 4 PM, 0-0-0.
BRETT SONNE, C, Peoria (AHL): 4 GP, 2 G, 1 A, plus-1, 0 PM, 0-0-0.