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Los Angeles Kings vs Ottawa Senators

The previous week noticed a few of Ottawa’s prospects settle down, and others stand up. Drake Batherson’s persevering with his rampage on the QMJHL, whereas the Belleville Senators went 1-2 whereas managing to maintain a fair purpose differential.

Largest Standouts

Drake Batherson

We’ll seemingly see him just a few extra occasions on this part all through the season, because the 19-year-old holds the QMJHL lead for each targets (15) and factors (24), incomes him the QMJHL Participant of the Week. Greater than half of that's on the ability play (14 factors), which has helped Cape Breton immensely giving them the league’s third finest energy play (26.2%).
As unimaginable as he’s been offensively, his defensive play remains to be a little bit of a query mark. At 5v5, he’s by some means managed to be on the ice for practically twice as many targets towards as targets for (19 to 11), though it’s nonetheless barely higher in comparison with when he’s off the ice (+Three.Three% relative). For now, nonetheless, we will get pleasure from as we watch him obliterate the opposition offensively. Right here’s all three of his hat trick targets.

Logan Brown

With all of Ottawa’s accidents at ahead (Colin White, Bobby Ryan, Zack Smith), Logan Brown’s been getting his probability to indicate what he can do on the NHL stage. He was deployed for under 5:21 towards the Devils, however was bumped as much as over double that towards the Toronto Maple Leafs, the place he earned his first NHL help. For a participant who was at occasions struggling final season, he hasn’t appeared misplaced by any means, particularly on the ability play.

Christian Wolanin

I gained’t go over him intimately as a result of he was featured on this part final week, though the defenceman has proven what he can do offensively, including one other three factors in arguably the hardest NCAA division. Wolanin leads his crew in photographs on purpose, which ties him for 15th throughout all the NCAA. As you’ll see under, he has fairly the cannon of a shot.

Silver Linings

  • Marcus Hogberg’s first two video games within the ECHL haven’t been too fairly, giving up Eight targets on 71 photographs. Battling with Michael McNiven for begins, he wasn’t even listed because the backupon Saturday’s recreation. Powerful break for a goalie who was an SHL star lower than six months in the past.
  • Jordan Hollett’s been having a tough time with the Drugs Hat Tigers (SV% of zero.867), though they presently sit atop their division. As for Joel Daccord with Arizona State, he’s simply coming off a robust weekend (SV% of zero.932) after a weaker begin. Nonetheless a small pattern dimension for each.
  • Todd Burgess’ long-awaited return has been profitable up to now, with three assists (all secondary) in his first 4 video games after a year-long hiatus.
  • One thing you don’t hear fairly often: the London Knights are struggling. Sitting useless final within the Western Convention, their 1-Eight-1 document improved to Three-Eight-1 because the return of Alex Formenton. He has two assists in these two video games, in addition to a preventing main.
  • Ben Harpur’s been re-assigned to the AHL, as he couldn’t be despatched down till he got here off the injured reserve.
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