Ponikarovksy Showing Improvement

(2/18/12) With a goal on Friday, Alexei Ponikarovsky has 3 points in his last 4 games and 9 in 11 since joining the Devils.  This isn't monstrous production, but he's contributing regardless of playing on the third line and not seeing much PP time.  He was a dud in Carolina, scoring just 15 points in 49 games - so there is definitely something about his new situation that is working well.  We think it might be that the Devils are relatively deep, now that their roster is healthy again, and Ponikarovsky doesn't feel undue pressure to perform.  He's available in 99% of ESPN leagues.