With only one game on the schedule how much Former Islander action could there really be? Enough. FIs notched 2 goals on the 1 game played. Here is a look:
* If the Toronto Maple Leafs want to get back to the playoffs they need to play better than this! Especially at home! The Blue and White got trashed 7-1 by the Carolina Hurricanes. After FI Bryan McCabe opened the scoring with a powerplay goal, his first of the season, at 4:21 of the 1st period, the team all but fell apart from there. Carolina's 7 unanswered goals included a powerplay tally by offseason signing and FI Jeff Hamilton, his second goal of the season. Hamilton now has 4 points in 4 games (2 goals, 2 assists) and is looking to build on his breakout performance from last season when he amassed 39 points in only 70 games for the Chicago Blackhawks. He is definitely one of the top FI names to watch this season.
Action should be hot Wednesday night as 24 teams clash in 12 heated battles including the first Islanders-Rangers game of the season! Check back soon with FIW.