There were 4 games on the schedule on Wednesday night. While certain teams sink like stones (the Islanders), others recover from slowdowns (Chicago) and others continue to soar (Detroit), Former Islanders are active on many, many of those teams. Let us take a look at the FI efforts from this past evening:
* Brent Sopel had an assist on the game winning, shorthanded goal midway through the 1st period as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the visiting Nashville Predators 5-2. Sopel has 9 points this season, all assists, on 30 games this year. Three of his assists have come on the penalty kill, good for 2nd place (tied) in the NHL. Overall the last 4 games, Sopel has 3 assists.
* Anaheim defenseman Mathieu Schneider is an offensive force to be reckoned with. He scored the game winner with 1:29 remaining in OT to lift the host Ducks over the Colorado Avalanche 2-1. On 22 games, Schneids has 5 goals and 12 assists for 17 points. The game winner was the 2nd of the year for Schneider and the 34th of his career.
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