NHL WHO’S ON THE ICE
JANUARY 21ST, 2020
BY BRANDON SILVERS
CENTER of Attention
Blake Wheeler, WPG
He has eight points in his past eight games. The Winnipeg Jets center has seven points, during a five-game point streak against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Kyle Connor (24 goals this season.)
Chris Kreider, NYR
He has scored a goal for the NYR the first two games against the NYI this season and has six points in his past six games against them. Kreider has nine goals in his past 15 games, compared to seven goals in his first 32, and 10 points in his past eight home games.
Dominik Simon, PIT
Simon has really improved with 4 points in 4 games. He is in the same line as Sidney Crosby and Jared McCann. In their last meeting with PHI, Simon showed out with a goal and 2 assists, and luckily the flyers are wibth without goalie Carter Hart this evening.
Sohae Theodore, VGK
He has 11 points in his past 10 games, including 3 assists and 3 SOG against the MTL on Saturday. The Vegas Golden Knights defenseman has had at least three SOG in seven of his past nine games and ranks sixth among NHL defensemen in SOG per game (3.3) since Jan. 1
Alexandar Georgiev, NYR
He is 2-1-0 with a .941 save percentage and 2.02 goals-against average in his past three starts, including consecutive wins against the Islanders. The Rangers goalie is 4-0-0 with a 1.25 GAA and .961 SV% in four career starts against the Islanders; the four wins are his most against any opponent.