Knowing the tendencies of an opponent works both ways. Hedman said the all-world offensive players he faces know what he likes to do, too.
New Jersey Devils
I’m not surprised that Olofsson is on pace to improve on the numbers he posted during his rookie season (he had 20 goals and 42 points in 54 games last year), but I wouldn’t have guessed that he’d be producing at a point-per-game pace (10 points in 10 games). I also wouldn’t have thought that he would score more than Jack Eichel (he currently leads four to three in that category).
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New York Islanders
Blue Jackets fans have seen this one before. Prior to the big trade, Dubois had seen a significant reduction in ice time, where he averaged 14:31 in his five games in Columbus this season.
Heading into Wednesday’s Blackhawks – Red Wings game, Detroit’s power play was only converting at a 7.55-percent success rate. No doubt about it, it’s an area where the rebuilding Red Wings need to improve.
Fast forward to 2021. After a 6-0-3 start in which, let's be honest, the Caps did not play as well as their record indicated, Washington dropped four straight in regulation prior to Tuesday's win. The feeling from the team and from head coach Peter Laviolette during the losing streak was that the team was actually playing better than at the start of the season and results just weren't there. Well, now is the chance to prove it.
San Jose Sharks
Drew Doughty, LOS at ARI ($19): Putting Doughty in your lineup has typically paid off this season, but his 17.4 percent shooting is bound to regress towards the mean. It might happen against the Coyotes on the road Thursday. Darcy Kuemper had a couple bad road starts against Vegas to start the season – totally forgivable – but since then he has an 1.79 GAA and .934 save percentage over nine starts.