This is what we know at the moment. We have a lead of only 8 points heading into this week, down 2 from the start of Week Twenty-Six. We have a different order from second through fifth, which is also quite interesting. Monday's schedule is quite light, but could also be a good jump start to the teams on the table, except for maybe our new team.
-8 from lead
-13 from lead
-20 from lead
-23 from lead
-30 from lead
-31 from lead
|NJD/NYR||Zach Parise, F||Patrik Elias, F||None||Jamie Langenbrunner, F||Nik Antropov, F||None||None|
|Dan Girardi, D||Brian Gionta, F|
|SAN/CAL||Joe Thornton, F||None||Daymond Langkow, F||Todd Bertuzzi, F||Mike Cammalleri, F||Ryan Clowe, F||Milan Michalek, F|
|Evgeni Nabokov, G||Curtis Glencross, F||Jarome Iginla, F|
|DAL/PHO||None||Martu Turco, G||None||Mike Ribeiro, F||Ed Jovanovski, D||Keith Yandle, D||None|
Opening up the week with a bang is Marcus, who has four players going in the three games tonight. Marcus has to make up 10 points to get himself back into the money spots and he will have to rely on some of his scoring forwards to do the business tonight and get himself back into the race. He will also face the cut-off for the money spots (of 10 points back of third), if his team isn't careful.
Four of the seven teams each have three players going tonight and there is only two of a possible six starting goalies in the top seven tonight as well. Peter and John B., both in the money, both have money goalies tonight, looking to earn key wins.
John P., our newcomer to the top money table, only has one player going tonight and it's Milan Michalek, who has been picking up his socks of late, re-gaining his scoring touch.
San Jose/Calgary looks to be the key match-up tonight, as only one team, Peter, doesn't have a player in the game and everyone else could make a move on him, if that game becomes a bit of a barn burner.