Five more games were up for grabs on Tuesday night. As the action intensifies, so does the Former Islander action. FIs had 5 assists and some substitution time in net. Let us take a look at the happenings:
* A game after dropping his first regulation decision in over 10 months, Chris Osgood played a brief backup role for the Red Wings in their 4-3 loss to the host St. Louis Blues. The Detroit goaltender stopped 4 shots in 24 minutes of emergency backup as Dominik Hasek collapsed midway through the second period. Blues' defenseman Eric Brewer notched an assist on the temporary game tying goal. Brewer has had a slow start that was partially hampered by an injury. On 11 games this season, Brewer has 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points.
* Opposing FIs had powerplay assists on Tuesday night in Montreal's 4-3 OT win over Toronto. Canadiens' center Bryan Smolinski notched his on the first goal of the game. On 17 games this season, Smoke has 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points. Three of those points have come on the man advantage (1 goal, 2 assists). Maple Leafs' defenseman Bryan McCabe received the secondary assist on the second Toronto goal. On 13 games this year McCabe has 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists). Four of those points have come in powerplay form (2 goals, 2 assists).
* Wild forward Mark Parrish had an assist on the first Minnesota goal in their 3-2 loss to the host Calgary Flames. Parrish assisted for the second straight game. He now has 8 points on 6 goals and 2 assists in 17 games this season. Additionally, he has 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) in his last 3 games.
* A couple of competing FIs put their 2 cents in as the SoCal rivalry between Anaheim and Los Angeles resulted in a 4-3 Ducks' victory in shootout. Anaheim defenseman Mathieu Schneider continued to provide offense as he was credite with a powerplay assist on the opening goal of the game. Schneids, who was listed as day-to-day with a sore hip following the game, has 8 points (2 goals, 6 assists) on only 6 games this season. Schneider has even been on a role lately notching 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points in his last 3 games. Kings' center Derek Armstrong had a powerplay assist on the first Los Angeles goal of the night. On 17 games this year, Armstrong has 8 points (all assists). Armstrong has now gone goal-less in 18 straight games dating back to last season and has not tickled the net since April 3.
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