Vanek Owners Roused from Slumber
Standard Spin: Good morning Thomas Vanek owners, the previously high-flying Austrian scored a goal Friday, his first goal in over a calendar month - and only his second since Dec. 30th. Ouch! Vanek has been recovering from injury, so this is actually terrific news; hopefully it is a sign of good things to come down the stretch drive.
Other game notes: Jason Pominville collected an assist on the Vanek goal and now sits 16th in league scoring with 51 points in 54 games. If he continues on his current scoring trajectory, Pominville will crack 70+ points and have his second best season ever. In 2007-08 he had 80 points in 81 games, but he has not broken the 70-point plateau since. His best goal-scoring year was his sophomore season in '06-07, when he had 34. (2/11/12)