This article is part of our NHL Barometer series.
This week's article includes Larkin heating up, another hot winger in Ottawa, ADA with a hat trick, a possible new No. 1 goalie in San Jose and Nashville's top pivotman scuffling.
First Liners (Risers)
Dylan Larkin, C, DET – Larkin hasn't had a particularly good season but has been better lately. He has a pair of goals and four helpers his last six games, moving his season numbers to 30 points, 142 shots on goal and a minus-15 rating in 46 contests. After scoring 63 points in 2017-18 and 73 points last season, Larkin appeared to have taken that major step forward and become close to an elite player, which was expected of him when he was selected 15th overall on 2014. But he, like Detroit overall, has had his struggles this year.
Tyler Bozak, C, STL – Bozak's production fell from 55 points in 2016-17 to 43 and then 38 last season, his first as a Blue. His slow start made it look like Bozak would see a drop in output once again, but he has righted the ship recently. Bozak tallied his 11th goal of the season Monday; his sixth in the last nine games and is now up to 24 points in 46 games. Those numbers aren't elite by any stretch but make him worth a look in deeper leagues.
Tyler Ennis, LW, OTT – Ennis posted 49 points as a rookie for Buffalo in 2010-11, which has been his high-water mark in the