Thursday, May 3, 2007

Wednesday May 2

While teams are battling for their respective postseason lives some seem to be fighting harder than others. On a night when command could be taken in 2 series things ended up split with one winner asserting their dominance and another team insistent on making things as close as can be. In the first game Former Islanders were absent from major play as the Ottawa Senators took a commanding 3-1 series lead over the New Jersey Devils with a 3-2 win at home. Game 6 will be in New Jersey on Saturday, possibly the last Devils game in Continental Airlines Arena. Here is a look at the other game:
  • After following 2-0, the Detroit Redwings stormed back for a 3-2 OT over the San Jose Sharks in Northern California on Wednesday night. The win knotted the series up at 2 games a piece. The comeback was made possible largely on the heals of FI Mathieu Schneider who assisted on Detroit's first goal, a powerplay tally, and then scored the game winning goal with the extra man 16:04 into the OT frame. After going scoreless in his last 4 games, Schneider made it back to the boxscore with his first multiple point night of the postseason since Game 1 against Calgary in the first round. In 10 games, Schneider has 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points. 4 of those points have come with the man advantage. The game winner was his first in the playoffs since April 10, 2004, Detroit's second game of their first round matchup with the Predators, snapping a 25-game streak without scoring the deciding goal.

Only 1 game is on tap for Thursday night. Check back soon for all your playoff/Former Islander action on FIW.

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