Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday Night Preview

700 points
-10 from lead
-14 from lead
John B.
-14 from lead
-19 from lead
-22 from lead
FLA/BUFJason Pominville, FNoneNoneNoneNathan Horton, FDavid Booth, F
Derek Roy, F
Ryan Miller, G
MIN/NYINoneNoneMark Streit, DNoneMarek Zidlicky, DPierre-Marc Bouchard, F
Mikko Koivu, F
Marc-Andre Bergeron, D
OTT/CAREric Staal, FNoneNoneRay Whitney, FNoneNone
Brian Elliot, G
CAL/PITNoneMike Cammalleri, FTodd Bertuzzi, FDaymond Langkow, FNoneJarome Iginla, F
Curtis Glencross, F
SAN/CHIJoe Thornton, FMartin Havlat, FNoneDuncan Keith, DNoneRyane Clowe, F
Cristobel Huet, GEvgeni Nabokov, GNikolai Khabibulin, G
ANA/COLNoneNoneMarek Svatos, FRyan Getzlaf, FScott Niedermayer, DNone

Tuesday night saw a little bit more of a shift in the standings, the lead opened up a little bit more (from 7 to 10 points), Benson overtook John for third place, but just by the tie-breaker, while both Peter and Jeremy fell off the pace a little bit more. That's pretty well what sums up Tuesday night, heading into Wednesday's action.

As you can see in the table above, there are still a number of red names on the list, representing the players who are unlikely to suit up for their respective teams. Jeremy's team leads in that category with three players, likely one of the bigger reasons why he is dropping off the pace so quickly. He will, however, have Nikolai Khabibulin back in the net for the Blackhawks, who play San Jose at home tonight.

With Cristobel Huet taking a back-seat tonight for Chicago, that only gives Marcus three active players tonight, to Clayton's four, to try and claw back a little bit of those 10 points in between. Fortunately for Marcus, the Flames have been scoring at an unreasonable pace and he has two players who are right in the middle of it. Their task in Pittsburgh may be a little tougher tonight though.

The forecast does look good for John, as he has four players and a goalie going tonight, so he'll definitely pass Benson for third spot and does have an outside shot at second with his line-up. I think we'll see some pretty good jockeying tonight. The table should look a little bit different for tomorrow's preview.

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