Jan 10, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Ottawa Senators goalieCraig Anderson
(41) makes a save during the second period against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
24. Ottawa Senators 17-16-8: Craig Anderson has seen enough this season. Last week he ripped his teammates saying they need to be meaner and tougher. “We’ve got to get tougher. Your attitude has to be win at all costs” said Anderson. The Sens broke a three game losing streak on Saturday.
23. Philadelphia Flyers 16-19-7: The Flyers suffered two losses on Saturday against the Boston Bruins. They lost the game but they also goalie Steve Mason. Mason has fourth best save percentage in the league at .933. He left with an apparent knee injury and no timetable on his return. The Flyers must now turn to veteran Ray Emery.
22. Columbus Blue Jackets 18-19-3: Despite have a poor start to the season, the Blue Jackets have clawed their way out of the cellar. The playoffs still seem like a long shot for them, but stranger things have happened. The Blue Jackets also locked up goalie Seregi Bobrovsky to a four year 29.7 million dollar contract this past week. Bob will have the second highest cap hit in the league for goalie behind the King Henrik Lundqvist. The move insures that the Blue Jackets will have a franchise goalie in place for the next four years.
21. Dallas Stars 18-16-3: Remember when Dallas had won nine of ten games and were red hot, well that that time has come and gone. The Stars have lost four in a row. To make matters worse the Stars blew a lead in their last defeat to the Colorado Avalanche. Tyler Seguin is their lone All-Star. Seguin currently leads the NHL with 26 goals and ranks in points with 48.
Stars All-Star: Tyler Seguin
20. Toronto Maple Leafs 22-17-3: The Leafs finally fired Randy Carlyle. He was on shaky ground this season and luck to have kept his job this long. Carlyle was 91-78-19 over four seasons in Toronto. To make matters worse, Phil Kessel was called uncoachable and called a reporter an idiot during an interview after Carlyle’s firing.
Leafs All-Star: Phil Kessel