Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sunday December 2

Only 3 games were in contention on Sunday night. Former Islanders were active in 2 of those competitions. Let us look at their contributions from Sunday:

* Roberto Luongo loss a close one as the Vancouver Canucks dropped a 2-1 decision to the host Minnesota Wild. Luongo stopped 28 of 30 shots but was saddled with the loss due to the continued absence of Canuck offense. Following a 3-consecutive game shutout streak, Luongo gave a valiant effort but is now 12-10-2 on the season. Helping the lackluster Vancouver attack was Taylor Pyatt who received the secondary assist on the lone team goal. Snapping a 3 game point-less streak, Pyatt now has 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) on 26 games this season, good enough for 6th on the team.

* A game after both appeared on the boxscore, FIs Raffi Torres and Robert Nilsson were at it again on Sunday as the Edmonton Oilers shocked the defending Stanley Cup Champion Ducks 4-0 in Anaheim. Torres scored the game winner 9:29 into the first period. With 3 points in the last 3 games, Torres now has 9 this season on 5 goals and 4 assists on 27 games. The game winner was Torres' second of the year. Nilsson had a powerplay assist late in the first period. Nilsson now has 2 assists in as many games. With 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) on 19 games this season it is looking good that Nilsson might stick around with the Oil for the rest of the year.

Check back soon for Former Islander updates here at FIW.

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