5 Assists for Nugent-Hopkins Saturday

Standard Spin: In a 9-2 thumping of the Blackhawks Saturday, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins picked up 5 assists and now has 19 points on the season.  He is the league's top rookie scorer and, at this point, looks like the clear-cut favorite for rookie of the year.  If that were to be the case, it would be the 7th year in a row that the rookie of the year has come straight from the previous June's entry draft. (Nov.20)