Wow. Nyquist keeps looking better and better. That line looked great again, with so many scoring chances, many of which were thanks to him. Anytime he touches the puck, he can make something happen. All he needs is to start finding the back of the net more, but I see no reason that it won't start soon enough with all I've seen.
He's no Datsyuk, but no other player on the team can pull off Datsyuk like plays with the same consistency as Nyquist, from getting a lot of space with some fancy stick handling, to robbing a guy of the puck.
Teams are starting to noticeably back off of him, the word is out on his speed and they are taking more care in going up against him. Only gives him more space, but like that he is getting that reputation, it will help him in the long run. Especially given what a good passer he is.
He's been fantastic, playing with confidence, making moves on the Dats and Z level and really impressing... but he needs to start scoring. Not for his own sake. But for the team. His place is locked, but if he doesn't score, he might regress. Then he might be taken out of the lineup.