Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday December 14

A slow Friday night in the NHL as only 4 games were up for battle. Former Islanders leave their mark in so many games, though, that we have some reporting to do. Let us take a look at the FI happenings:

* A boatload of FI scoring in Washington as the Capitals dropped a 5-3 decision to the Buffalo Sabres. Tim Connolly knocked in the game winner with 3:42 remaining in regulation. The goal was Connolly's 5th of the year but his 3rd game winning score of the season. He now has 24 points (5 goals, 19 assists) on 25 games this season. During his current 4 game point scoring streak he has 2 goals and 3 assists. Additionally, his 3 game winners have come in the last 7 Buffalo games. Caps' forward Viktor Kozlov assisted on his team's 2nd goal. Kozlov has assists in 4 consecutive games and now has 19 points (3 goals, 16 assists) on 32 games. Defenseman Tom Poti assisted on the final Caps' goal. On 26 games, Poti now has 10 assists.

* Flames' defenseman Adrian Aucoin assisted on his team's 2nd and 3rd goals as Calgary edged the host Carolina Hurricanes 4-3. One of his two assists was on the powerplay. Aucoin how has 16 points (5 goals, 11 assists) on 32 games this season. Over the last 2 games he has 4 points on 1 goal and 3 assists. Six of his points (2 goals, 4 assists) have come with the man advantage.

* A pair of FIs helped the Ducks on Friday night though it appears the Anaheim ship is sinking fast. The Ducks dropped a 5-2 decision at home against the Minnesota Wild. Anaheim finally scored a goal with less that 7 minutes remaining in the 3rd. Defenseman Mathieu Schneider assisted on that goal and now has an impressive 16 points (4 goals, 12 assists) on only 19 games this year. Scoring a consolation goal with 51 seconds remaining in regulation was FI forward Todd Bertuzzi. The goal was his 4th of the year and came on a late powerplay. Bertuzzi has 9 points (4 goals, 5 assists) on 20 games this season including 3 (1 goal, 2 assists) on the powerplay.

Check back soon for more weekend updates here at FIW.

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