Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Thursday October 1

Twenty games were active on Thursday night in 10 games that had some healthy Former Islander action. FIs had 2 goals, 2 assists, a decisive shootout goal and a 1-1 record in net. Let us briefly recap the play:

* Roman Hamrlik had an assist on the opening goal of the game in Montreal's 5-2 win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. Hamrlik was awarded with the second star for the night. In 12 games, Hamrlik has been a boon to the Canadiens not just defensely but offensively as well. He has 8 points in that time with 1 goal and 7 assists. His goal and 3 assists have come with the man advantage.

* Randy Robitaille opened the game with two goals for his new team, the Ottawa Senators, in their 6-4 win over the visiting Atlanta Thrashers. Only 1:48 into the first, Robitaille scored his first of the year then added his second only 1:26 into the second period. In only his fourth game with the Sens, Robitaille now has 2 goals and an assist for 3 points.

* Chris Osgood continued his impressively play in place of the injured Dominik Hasek. Ozzie stopped 27 of 28 shots to secure a 4-1 win for the Detroit Redwings over the host Calgary Flames. Osgood has extended his win streak to 7 straight to open the season 7-0-0 with an unbelievable .936 save percentage and a remarkably low 1.43 goals against average. In 7 games, Ozzie has given up only 10 goals.

* Ryan Smyth notched a powerplay assist in Colorado's 3-2 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. The Avalanche winger has 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists) in his 12 games since joining the team.

* Mathieu Schneider scored the decisive shootout goal in his debut with the Ducks. The defenseman was put in the three shooters in the sudden death frame to mix up the effort. Anaheim pulled off a 2-1 win over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets. Returning from a wrist injury, Schneider earned the top star for his performance which included 25:25 in ice time.

* Roberto Luongo took another loss as the baffling Vancouver offense has done nothing to help him. The Canucks dropped a 3-0 decision at home to the Nashville Predators. Luongo stopped 12 of 15 shots while watching his record drop to 4-8-0 to start the season.

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