2) Alexander Steen:
Quick, who leads the NHL in goals? Its not one of the usual suspects, Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos or Alexander Ovechkin, instead it is St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen who has 11 goals and five assists through ten games so far this season.
It is probably safe to assume that Steen will not keep up this pace for the rest of the year but for now he is scoring at a rate far above anything we have previously seen in his nine year career. Steen’s best goal scoring season came in 09-10 when he scored 24 in 68 games for the Blues. Last year he tallied eight goals in 40 games.
Goals will probably be hard to come by tonight for the Panthers so in order to win they will have to keep the 29-year-old Steen in check.