Since the Buffalo Sabres opened the regular season, it has been an up and down season for center Cody Hodgson. The fourth-year center took on the tough job of being a first line player this season between Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville.
So far, Hodgson is second on the team with 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists), including a highlight reel goal last night against the Carolina Hurricanes.
In the last five games, Hodgson has three two-point games, including a +4 rating. His work on the top line this season has also brought Pominville and Vanek to the top of the roster as well. The entire top line leads the team as Vanek has 28 points and Pominville has 19.
With the Sabres season in need of some leadership, Hodgson has done exactly that, making sure that he is making his shifts count.
Hodgson and the Sabres have six games in the next two weeks and the team is hoping to move up the rankings. If the Sabres are going to win more games, Hodgson is going to have to keep his current streak alive.
The Sabres play at the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.