Saturday, October 13, 2007

Wednesday October 10

The league continued its early flurry of activity with 12 games on the schedule. Former Islanders were around and hard to find as they accounted for only 3 assists and a 1-1 record in net. Here is a quick look:

* Martin Straka assisted on the lone Rangers goal as the Blueshirts dropped a close one in regulation to the host Islanders 2-1. The goal that Straka assisted on helped knot the score at 1 a piece but the Isles would win it less than 12 minutes later as Former Islander turned Former Ranger turned Islander Bryan Berard scored the game winner on a 5-on-3 powerplay.

* Chris Osgood backstopped the Detroit Redwings to a 4-2 home win over the Calgary Flames in his first start of the season. Going back to last season, Osgood has not lost in regulation on the calendar year.

* Olli Jokinen assisted on the only Panther goal in Florida's 2-1 road loss to the cross-state rival Tampa Bay Lightning. Jokinen and company have yet to hit their offensive stride this season.

* Captain and 6' 9" defenseman Zdeno Chara assisted on the only goal for the Bruins in Boston's 2-1 road loss to the Anaheim Ducks. The goal, 1:05 into the 1st period, was the only sign of life the entire game for a thusfar lackluster Bruins squad.

* Roberto Luongo got chased from net early in a thumping by the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. Philly shut down the Vancouver Canucks 8-2 on Wednesday. Luongo stopped 9 of 13 shots before being pulled during the first intermission.

Thursday is bound to be a slower night with only 5 games on tap. Until next time.

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