Pavel Datsyuk scored for a second game in a row, and posted a season-high five shots on goal while playing 19:46 in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins.
Datsyuk's heroics weren't enough to carry the Detroit Red Wings to victory in this one, but the Russian forward has begun to find his groove of late. He now has two goals and eight shots in the last two games after failing to score on 13 shots in his first five appearances this season. While the 37-year-old is well past his prime, Datsyuk's recent performances indicate that he still has plenty left in the tank.
Dmitry Orlov dialed in a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win over the Jets.
Orlov blasted the puck past Michael Hutchinson blocker side, effectively extending his goals streak to three games. Despite the absence of Brooks Orpik (lower body), Orlov was on the ice for 15:33 -- compared to his season average of 14:16 -- and maybe his fantasy owners were expecting more ice time than that in this contest. However, Orlov is bound to earn a bigger role if he keeps playing at such a high level offensively.
Elfrid Payton posted 12 points (6-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, and 11 assists in 36 minutes during the Orlando Magic 's 100-91 win versus the Knicks on Wednesday.
Payton played a team-high 36 minutes on Wednesday, and his efficiency was fantastic. Head coach Scott Skiles opted to go with a different starting lineup, abandoning the three-guard rotation of Payton, Evan Fournier, and Victor Oladipo and bringing Oladipo off the bench. It's unclear whether this will be permanent, but Payton and Oladipo both thrived of Wednesday, and the Magic earned a much-needed victory.
Jonas Gustavsson stopped 32-of-34 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win in Detroit to improve to 5-1-0.
Gustavsson came up huge, as his excellent performance allowed the Boston Bruins to steal a 3-2 overtime win despite being outshot 34-22. The Swedish netminder is having a terrific season as Tuukka Rask's backup, with a 2.15 GAA and .920 save percentage to go along with his 5-1-0 record.
Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 of 28 shots in Wednesday's loss to the Canucks.
Dubynk's .893 save percentage wasn't overly impressive after a 23-save shutout in his last outing. One of his biggest assets continues to be that he's in net almost every game for Minnesota.