This article is part of our NHL Barometer series.
This week's article includes a sniper rolling, a winger hot in his new locale, Columbus' top pair on opposite sides of the ledger, yes, a hot Detroit goalie and a formerly hot winger completely on ice.
First Liners (Risers)
Charlie Coyle, C, BOS – Coyle potted a pair of goals Saturday, continuing his productivity over the last month. He has scored four goals and added five helpers in his last 12 games, giving the B's third-line center 12 markers and 19 assists in 57 games. With Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci both healthy, Coyle is locked in as the 3C, which does limit his overall upside. In shallow leagues, Coyle is likely best left on the waiver wire, but he has value in deeper formats.
Patrik Laine, RW, WPG – Laine continued his recent hot streak at lighting the lamp, bulging the net three times Saturday and once Sunday along with a helper. Those four tallies give Laine nine in his last nine games and 24 this season. In addition, all three markers Saturday came on the man-advantage after he notched just three power-play goals in his first 53 games of the year. Laine is on pace to exceed 30 goals and could break 60 points again, as he did his first two seasons in the NHL.
Joe Pavelski, RW, DAL – Pavelski extended his scoring streak to five games with a power-play helper Saturday. During his five-game streak, he has four goals and two assists. Pavelski