Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Monday October 8

Three games were on the schedule for Monday night. With opportunity for Former Islander happenings to be low will take a look at the surprisingly good 2 goals and 1 assist pocketed by the active FIs:

* Viktor Kozlov, who bailed the Island while riding the heals of his return to form, scored against his old team as the Capitals downed the New York Islanders 2-1 in Uniondale. His second goal of the season, Kozlov is expected to benefit from shared time with Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin.

* Arron Asham, who was given the pass by the Isles after last season, scored his first goal for the Devils. New Jersey, noticing a potential diamond in the rough, snatched up the rough-and-tumble winger in the offseason. New Jersey, however, in the midst of a 9-game road trip to start the season lost 4-2 to the Ottawa Senators.

* Robert Nilsson, who was exiled to Edmonton last season in the trade that brought Ryan Smyth to the Isles (briefly), scored his first point of the season. Nilsson assisted on the second Oilers goal in their 4-2 loss to the host Detroit Redwings. Nilsson is looking to play his first full season in the NHL having been given a vote of confidence from the Oilers coaching staff.

Tuesday night action is expected to be slow as only matchup will take place. Check with FIW shortly for more night-by-night summaries.

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