Four games were up for grabs on Monday night around the NHL. Former Islanders keep hustling as they continue to push their teams to the top of the mid-season points contention. Let us take a look at the FI efforts from Monday:
* Bruins captain Zdeno Chara notched 2 assists as Boston beat the host Philadelphia Flyers 6-3. Chara had an even strength helper in the first period then added one on the empty net goal to pull off the multi-point effort. Chara, 22 games into the season, has 13 points on 1 goal and 12 assists.
* Another game, another cavalcade of FI action. The Columbus Blue Jackets dropped a 3-1 decision to the poor Edmonton Oilers. FI d-man Denis Grebeshkov assisted on the game opening Oilers' goal. It was his second assist in as many games. He now has 3 points (all assists) on 19 tilts this season. Michael Peca assisted on the lone Columbus tally on the powerplay in what would be the temporary game tying goal. Peca has been pretty steady when he has been healthy managing 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) on 16 games. Then, Robert Nilsson was credited with the primary assist on the game winning goal. The young winger snapped a 6 game point-less streak to up his season totals to 1 goal, 4 assists and 5 points on 16 games.
That was it for Monday night FI action. Check back soon for more updates on Former Islander Watch.