This week's edition involves broken records, March's Rookie of the Month, returns from injury, big games, and much more! Enjoy all the updates on whether you will see these players longer than the first week of April or not.
Guentzel scored his 12th goal in 36 games after missing four games due to a concussion. March was a good month for him as he scored 5 goals and had 6 assists in 12 games.
Playoff Picture: Pittsburgh clinched and they hold the third spot in the Metropolitan.
Toronto Maple Leafs Rookie Trio
The gift that keeps on giving.
Marner made history this week by breaking the record for most assists by a Leafs rookie with his 41st assist on a goal by James van Riemsdyk that opened up the scoring in Toronto's 3-1 win over Nashville. During the second period in last night's win over Detroit, all three rookies scored and Marner now has 18 goals this season. Marner was named Second Star of the Game after snapping his 9 game goalless streak.
Four goals in three games this week? That'll sure get you on top of the all-time goal scoring list for Leafs rookies and lead the rookies in scoring (66) and goals (38). Matthews was named First Star of the Game for all three games vs. Florida, Nashville, and Detroit.
Nylander won his second Rookie of the Month award for his 12 game point streak (4 G, 10 A), the longest for any Maple Leafs rookie in their 100 years of existence. Not only was this point streak great for rookies, but it was also tied for the best streak this season. Nylander edged out Sebastian Aho, Guentzel, Matt Murray, and Zach Werenski. He scored his final assist on Tuesday vs. Florida. Last night, he scored his 22nd goal to start the month off.
Playoff Picture: Toronto is hanging onto their spot in the second wild card in the East while being right behind Boston for the last spot in the Atlantic. This next week is crucial for them to win every game and hope that Boston loses some along the way.
In the Yotes' big win over the Capitals last night, one star emerged out of all the 6 goals scored by the team. Dvorak's amazing two goal performance, that had both of them unassisted, earned him First Star of the Game. Dvorak also had one assist on Wednesday and now has 31 points (14 G, 17 A) for the season.
Draft Picture: Unless Vancouver does not win any games for the rest of the season and Arizona wins three out of the next four games, then they will not finish in last place in the Pacific. They definitely will have to draft well this year and hope for the best again.
Remember last week when we wished Skjei a happy 23rd birthday? Well, he got himself a nice present that day and scored his 5th goal of the season! Skjei then continued the festivities and had 3 assists two days later, because some people prefer to celebrate their birthday weeks instead only celebrating it on one day. Skjei also had 10 hits in 3 games this week, so he's been very active on the blueline as well.
Playoff Picture: Skjei and the Rangers clinched their spot in the playoffs and will play as a wild card team vs. the no. 2 seed in the East.
Tkachuk netted his 34th assist on Friday vs. San Jose. Tkachuk is fourth among rookies for assists and sixth in scoring. The big news for Tkachuk is not involved with his play-making ability, but his more physical style of playing that has very much angered Los Angeles and began a newly fueled rivalry. Tkachuk had SEVEN penalty minutes against Los Angeles on Wednesday, including unsportsmanlike conduct and a fight. Los Angeles also had a penalty for roughing against him, so their feelings are strong and mutual. If you want action and drama, just watch Tkachuk play Los Angeles and all your wants are satisfied.
Playoff Picture: Calgary is back in the playoffs again after being in the Draft Lottery last year! Does this newfound confidence have to do with Tkachuk coming along? Maybe a little. At this time, Calgary has a spot in the wild card but could take the last spot in the Pacific. Watch your fins, Sharks.
The entire Tkachuk drama in three videos:
One century of this game and League is a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Let's hope to do this in the next century!