MidSeason PP Observations
In Anaheim, following a strong start to the season, Sheldon Souray
's stock seems to be on the decline. Souray potted six points (3G, 3A) in his first nine games, including three man advantage points and was skating as the team's primary PP defenseman. However, Souray has since gone into a tailspin with just three points in his last 17 games, including just a single PP assist. As a result, he has since been replaced on the Ducks' top PP unit by a combination of Cam Fowler
and Francois Beauchemin
who have averaged roughly 2:30 minutes of PP time over the past two weeks, versus 1:30 minutes for Souray
. Beauchemin, to his credit, has been producing results with six PP helpers in his last 12 games, while Fowler is still struggling with just a single assist in 18 games.
In Carolina, the Hurricanes welcomed defenseman Joni Pitkanen
back to the lineup during Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Lightning, and not a You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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