Dallas Storm dominates week two!
The Dallas Storm flexed their muscles this week posting a 101 point week. Lead by Steven Stamkos (20 pts), Jonathan Quick (18 pts) and Tyler Toffoli (14 pts), with other strong contributions most of the way down their lineup. Sydney Crosby had a quite week for a change as he let Stamkos take all the spotlight. It is not a surprise that the Storm are not only 1st in the East, but also are in the league lead overall.
The Hamilton Bruisers are in second place for week two with 87 points, a distant 14 points behind the Storm. The Bruisers are capitalizing on the early successes for Patrick Hornqvist’s move to Pittsburgh. He is making himself right at home on the first line with Sydney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. He is also on the #1 power play unit which is currently ranked number one in the league as well. Also chipping in for the Bruisers were Gustav Nyquist (2 G 1A) and Loui Eriksson (2 G 2 A). The Bruisers are having some early injury problems that might make the coming week a bit challenging, with Jimmy Howard, Johan Franzen and Dan Boyle all out of the lineup.
In third or tied for second also with 87 points are the Atlantic City Generals. The Generals again showed great scoring consistency throughout most of their lineup with 12 players hitting the score sheet. They have to be very pleased with the early success of the young Sami Vatanen, who was leading the team with 3 goals and 1 assist. Just behind him, another defensemen, Nick Leddy 10 points and then Max Pacioretty also with 10 points. The Generals also have John Tavares on their roster who is challenging Sydney Crosby for the NHL scoring lead.
Around the league: Top teams in the East are Dallas Storm, Quebec Gateways and Flin Flon Musketeers. Out West it is the Atlantic City Generals, Seattle Blast and the Calgary Millenium. It was a moderately busy transaction week with 26 players being moved as GM’s try to fine tune their rosters. The top players by position are currently Rick Nash of the Flin Flon Musketeers, TJ Brodie of the Calgary Millenium and Frederik Anderson of the Calgary Millenium.
*Transaction deadline for the upcoming week is 12 noon on Sunday's
*Rosters need to be submitted by no later than 10AM on Monday's.
Times listed here are Pacific time.
Best of luck to you in your games this weekend.
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