This article is part of our NHL Barometer series.
This week's article includes the third center in D.C., Kovy on a roll, a hot Greiss, L.A.'s starting goalie not back "Quickly" and Jake Allen not getting done in the Arch City.
First Liners (Risers)
Lars Eller, C, WAS – Eller won't post big numbers, but he is a center you can plug-and-play in your leagues when he has a four-game week or an injury replacement is needed. He has two goals and five assists in his last seven games after tallying a career-high 38 points last year, and as the team's third center, he benefits from easier matchups behind Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom.
Max Domi, C, MTL – Domi, profiled in the first column of the season, needed a change of scenery and received one with his trade to the Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk. That change in location has resulted in a change in Domi's luck and production. After scoring 52 points as a rookie, Domi notched 38 and 45 the past two seasons. Now a Canadien, Domi tallied his seventh goal in eight games Saturday and tacked on one for good measure Monday, giving the young pivot 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in 14 game. He is centering the third line, which may hurt his numbers, but he gets a boost in value since he is on the second power-play unit and could move up as long as he remains productive.
Mike Hoffman, LW, FLA – Hoffman extended his point streak