I'm off today and tomorrow, but will be back on Wednesday for the Isles' Madison Square Garden showdown with the Rangers...meanwhile, I just wanted to check in with a little tidbit.

Rookie John Tavares was named the NHL's second star of the week. With seven points in two games--including a five-point night in the team's 5-2 victory over Vancouver--it's an well-deserved honor for the first overall pick.