Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sunday November 11

Only 2 games were up for grabs on Sunday night. Former Islanders scored 1 goal, 2 assists and took a loss in goal. Let us look at the tidbits of FI action:

* Chris Osgood suffered his first loss in over 10 months on Sunday night as the Detroit Red Wings dropped a 3-2 decision to the host Chicago Blackhawks. Osgood stopped 24 of 27 shots but his team was 1 goal short in the effort. Ozzie fell to a great 8-1-0 to start the year. He has a .929 save percentage and a goals against average hovering around 2.30. Since January 6, his last regulation loss, Osgood went an unbelievable 15-0-5 in 20 starts! Yet, he never saw a minute of playoff time in the postseason as the Red Wings fell short of their goal again. Coincidence? We at FIW think not. (Sidenote: Per conversation with a Red Wings fan, the thought is that Osgood would make a good starter on just about any team in the league making the regretful part that Dominik Hasek is still given too much playing time in Detroit.)

* Ryan Smyth actually provided some offense on Sunday night as the host Colorado Avalanche downed the visiting Minnesota Wild 4-2. Smyth scored a goal and added a powerplay assist for the multi-point night. On 17 games, Smyth has 13 points on 6 goals and 7 assists. Minnesota FI Mark Parrish added a powerplay assist. The assist was Parrish' first in 16 games this year. He now has 6 goals and 1 assist for 7 points.

Check back soon for more FIW updates.

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