How quickly things can change. Ottawa Senators centre Kyle Turris had 6 points (all assists) in the 18 games leading up to last Monday’s game against the Bruins. He was the poster boy for the reason why the Senators couldn’t win close games in regulation and couldn’t score more than 1 or 2 goals per game.
Mar. 16, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris (7) celebrates his overtime goal with left wing Guillaume Latendresse (73) against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Ottawa beats the Sabres 4 to 3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Four games later, Turris has scored four goals and two assists to match his ouput from the previous 18 games and today has been named the NHL’s second star of the week. He had the overtime winner on Saturday against the Sabres, part of his 2 goal game.
St. Louis forward Chris Stewart was the first star (5G-2A-7PTS, 2 GWG), while Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was the third star – 1W, 0L, 2SOL, 0.68 GAA, .983 SP.