Is the Svech-Aho team up here to stay?
Speaking of the Andrei Svechnikov and Sebastian Aho line, it really doesn’t matter who is on the line with them. When these two are matched together they are on FIRE. Seriously, in the two games since this duo was created Svechnikov has had a pair of two goal games and Aho has racked up the assists.
Moving Teuvo and Nino to Staal’s line has paid off as well. Staal and Nino have both found the back the net against the Chicago Blackhawks. The whole shuffle between those two lines has helped put a stop to the losing streak and course corrected this team towards ending the month as strong as they started it.
The only issue with these lines is Teuvo Teravainen’s lack of contribution. He has only registered a single point, coming off of Svechnikov’s power play game winning goal. His woes started earlier however as he is now on a seven game goalless streak with only four points on assists. Compared to how he started the first five games of the season, it may be something to keep an eye on.
Back to Aho and Svechnikov. There really is no reason to separate these two. They feed off each other’s speed. They feed off each other’s energy. Quite honestly, they feed off each other’s confidence too. It takes serious confidence to pull off that goal. You know which goal I am talking about. The kid is growing into a serious superstar before our eyes. They both are.
So far pairing those two together has equated to a goal or two every single time. The question is, will Rod Brind’Amour continue to have them slowly become the most fearsome goal scoring duo in the league?