The NHL doubled the work load on Monday night with 6 games. Twelve teams were at full tilt battling for points. Former Islanders were in the picture scoring 5 points on 2 goals and 3 assists. Let us take a peek at their work:
* Olli Jokinen is hands down the only reason why the Florida Panthers can compete on a nightly basis. He proved that again on Monday night as he scored 2 goals, including the game winner, in Florida's 4-3 win over the host Washington Capitals. Both even strength goals, O-Jok notched his 10th and 11th goals of the year. Recipient of the first star of the game, Jokinen now has 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists) on only 22 games this year. The only blemish is his -6 rating which is not surprising considering Florida's complete reliance on him at center and their general lack of defensive ability. Receiving the primary assist on both Jokinen goals was fellow FI Richard Zednik. Zed received the second star for his efforts and improved to 11 points (4 goals, 7 assists) on 18 games this season. A spotty player, the multi-point effort was Zednik's 3rd of the season.
* Blues' defenseman Eric Brewer was credited with the secondary assist on the opening goal in St. Louis' 2-1 win over the visiting Nashville Predators. After fighting off a minor injury, Brewer has rebounded to pocket 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) on 14 games this season.
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