2. Top Forwards Shine
Sebastian Aho has scored at least a goal in four of his last five games. As always, Aho starts out slow and heats up, and he has done that. Six points in five games is impressive and having Aho with the best forwards on this team helps a lot.
Andrei Svechnikov is holding onto a six-game point streak and has got featured on the NHL’s social media and with EA Sports increasing his player rating. Svechnikov is starting to prove to be this team’s best forward, only a second year into his career.
Teuvo Teravainen leads this team in assists at 15. The great part of these three is that they have been connected on a line together and have flowed. Svechnikov has four powerplay goals and Aho has two shorthanded goals, this line is not only effective even strength, but also for special teams.
The top line will need to break through, similar to how they broke through earlier in the season against the Panthers at their BB&T Arena. Like that game, the special teams are a key to the forwards having the opportunity to shine.