With 19 points in his last 15 games, Zharkov's prospects are looking up.
Kitchener Rangers star and Oiler prospect Tobias Rieder recently spoke to Copper & Blue to provide some insights into his game and his development since being drafted in the 4th round in the 2011 NHL Draft.
The Lightning recaptured the top spot in the Southeast this week as the Hurricanes crumbled with three straight losses. The Capitals and Jets show they are not ready to quit, while the Cats languish. Plus a look at playoff odds and the week ahead.
They almost blew a two-goal lead in the third period, but a late goal by Jake Cardwell secured a victory for the Ottawa 67's over the Niagara IceDogs on Thursday night.