had a week Bobby Orr
would have been proud of.
The 21-year-old scored four goals and added six assists for 10 points in three games while going plus-5 and powering the Ottawa Senators
to two wins in three games. He's had six goals and 15 points during a six-game points streak that has helped the Senators settle solidly into seventh place in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Defense - OTT
GOALS: 14 | ASST: 49 | PTS: 63
SOG: 204 | +/-: 15
Karlsson's surge has also turned the race for most points by a defenseman into a runaway. He shares the top spot in goals (14) with Nashville's Shea Weber
, and his 63 points are 21 more than runner-up Brian Campbell
of Florida. With 63 points, he's tied for seventh in the overall points race; no other defenseman is in the top 75. Karlsson has also improved his play in his own zone -- he's plus-15 this season after being minus-30 a year ago.
Five up -- Five other players who had a good week:
-- Don't get Geno mad -- just ask the Tampa Bay Lightning
what happens when you do. Malkin scored a hat trick for Pittsburgh in Saturday's 8-1 win -- scoring all three goals after an incident with Lightning goaltender Dwayne Roloson
. With six points in his last two games, Malkin is back on top of the scoring race.
-- Like Karlsson, his teammate, Spezza has been piling up points. His three assists on Saturday extended his points streak to eight games, during which he's piled up seven goals and 19 points. For the season, he's fourth in the NHL with 69 points.