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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 / News
By Eric Marin
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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 NYI 22 16 6 0 72 59 32
4 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
10 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
11 NYR 21 9 8 4 60 62 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 21 8 10 3 59 66 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 22 3 10 -2 13
M. Cammalleri 16 8 4 4 12
A. Henrique 16 6 6 4 12
M. Ryder 22 4 7 3 11
M. Zidlicky 22 3 8 -2 11
P. Elias 22 2 9 -8 11
T. Zajac 22 4 4 -2 8
D. Severson 22 4 4 2 8
E. Gelinas 18 2 5 3 7
T. Ruutu 21 5 1 2 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 9 9 2 .916 2.56
S. Clemmensen 0 0 1 .852 4.71