Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tuesday November 20

Three games were up for grabs on Tuesday night. Former Islanders are swarming in almost every competition around the league. Let us take a look at their work from Tuesday includng 2 goals, 1 assist and a SO loss in net:

* Bryan McCabe opened the scoring with a powerplay tally for the Maple Leafs and Zdeno Chara helped the Bruins seal up the victory as Toronto fell to host Boston 4-2. McCabe's 4th goal of the season propelled an early Toronto offensive but was ultimate just a mark of early game oomph. McCabe, who clocked an improbable 32:55 of time, now has 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) on 16 games this season. Over the last 4 games, McCabe has 5 points on 1 goals and 4 assists, all with the man advantage. Bruins' captain Chara provided a dagger as he received the primary assist on the game winner. Chara now has 1 goal and 10 assists for 11 points on 19 games this year. He is also riding a 4 game point streak having scored 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points. He is also carrying an assist streak having spread those 4 helpers evenly over the past 4 games.

* Roberto Luongo tries oh so hard sometimes but still cannot bail his team out. A Vancouver comeback and collapse resulted in a 5-4 SO loss to the host Edmonton Oilers. The Canucks goaltender stopped 25 of 29 in regulation and OT and another 3 of 5 in the SO frame but it was not enough. A Vezina finalist last season, Luongo is a moderate 9-8-2 this season with a respectable .912 save percentage and a pedestrian 2.49 goals against average. Most shocking of all is his 1 shutout in the 19 games he has started. Teammate Brad Isbister scored for the second straight game. On 16 games this year, Isbister has 6 points on 2 goals and 4 assists. It was his first back-to-back goal scoring nights since December 6-7, 2002 when Isbister was still with the Islanders. Isbister missed his SO attempt which would have extended the sudden death frame. FI teammate Trevor Linden did make his SO attempt, Vancouver's lone goal in the sudden death session.

Check back soon for more updates and if you do not get a chance to read for a few days Happy Thanksgiving! All the best from FIW.

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