Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday December 11

Five games were up for contention on Tuesday night as 10 teams struggled for precious points for the standings. Former Islanders are lending a hand anyway they can, except for Bryan Smolinski who the Montreal Canadiens announced will miss at least 6 weeks due to injury. Otherwise, let us look at the FI efforts from Tuesday:

* Olli Jokinen was, yet again, the offensive force for the Panthers. The Florida captain scored the lone team goal as they dropped a 2-1 SO decision to the visiting Calgary Flames. Jokinen opened the scoring 16:03 into the 2nd period with an unassisted tally, his 16th of the season. O-Jok has 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists) on 30 games this year and has 7 points (5 goals, 2 assists) on his current 5 game point scoring streak. Jokinen was stuffed on his SO attempt in the second round. He has been so important to the Florida offense scoring 31 points on 77 team goals meaning he has been involved in over 40% of the goal scoring.

* Robert Nilsson kept the longest streak of his career going. Nilsson had a powerplay assist on the tying goal that forced OT with 4:08 remaining in regulation. He now has 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists) on 24 games. In his current 7 game point scoring streak, Nilsson has 2 goals and 5 assists. He has shot up the team's statistics and is currently 7th on the team in overall point production.

That was it for FI efforts on the night. Check back soon for more FI/NHL highlights.

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