Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sunday November 18

A little slow down from the active Saturday night, the NHL spun out 3 games on Sunday. Let us take a look at the smattering of Former Islander happenings including the 2 wins in net, 2 goals and 1 assist:

* Chris Osgood got back to winning, the hard way, after dropping his first decision since January last week. Ozzie backstopped the Detroit Redwings to a 5-4 SO victory over the host Columbus Blue Jackets. He had to stopped 36 of 40 shots in the first 65 minutes and another 3 of 5 in the SO frame to accomplish the task. With the win, Osgood improved to an impressive 9-1-0 with a wonderful save percentage (.926) and a quality goals against average (1.80). What makes the gaa even more of a feat is that Osgood has yet to get a shutout this season.

* Four FIs were actively involved in the 4-1 Vancouver win over visiting Calgary on Sunday night. Canucks' goaltender Roberto Luongo stopped 29 of 30 shots to jump back up over the .500 mark. Luongo is now 9-8-1 on the season. Teammate Brad Isbister capped the scoring with his first goal of the season. On 15 games this year, Isbister has 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points. The goal snapped a 32 game goal-less streak dating back to December 21, 2006 when he was still playing with the New York Rangers. Getting tagged with the secondary assist on that goal was Taylor Pyatt. Trying to rediscover his scoring touch, Pyatt now has 9 points (5 goals, 4 assists) on 19 games this season. Finally, their was Flames' defenseman Adrian Aucoin who scored the lone goal for his team. The tally was his second of the season. Now 20 games into the season, Aucoin has 9 points on 2 goals and 7 assists. He is second among Flames defenseman in points.

Check back soon for more FIW updates.

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