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Rolston on a roll

Enjoying best stretch since re-signing with Devils in 2008

Wednesday, 02.16.2011 / 11:27 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Rolston on a roll
Rolston has nine goals and 12 assists in 40 games.
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Brian Rolston's recent production rivals anything he's done since coming back to New Jersey in 2008.

After clearing waivers twice in December, he's feeling pretty good these days. He added a goal and an assist Wednesday and now has seven goals and nine assists in his last 16 games.

When's the last time the former 30-goal scorer has felt this confident?

"Probably back in Minnesota, to be quite honest with you," Rolston said. "I think ever since I came back, Jacques has given me a great opportunity to play on a top line and shown confidence in me and my penalty kill and power play. That gives me confidence as a player. I’m happy to be producing, relieved to be producing and it feels real good."

Jacques Lemaire had Rolston for three straight 30-goal campaigns with the Wild. His decision to use Rolston with Patrik Elias and Dainius Zubrus has paid major dividends.

"I knew that Rollie had to play with players that will complement his work," Lemaire said. "Patrik is one of them. Zubie, the way he’s playing, he’s a player too that complements him because he works so hard, he gets in corners, he controls the puck, holds on to it, doesn’t throw it away."

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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