There were only 5 games on tap on Friday night. The fight for the playoffs is intensifying as the days pass quickly. Former Islanders are lending their help to their respective teams. Here is a quick recap of the FI events:
* Viktor Kozlov assisted on Washington's 1st goal as the resurgent Capitals beat the visiting Atlanta Thrashers 4-1. Kozlov has 15 goals and 31 assists for 46 points on 71 games. He has 2 points over the last 2 games on a goal and an assist.
* Dick Tarnstrom had a powerplay assist on Columbus' first goal as the Blue Jackets were beat by the visiting Chicago Blackhawks 6-3. With his 2nd powerplay helper in as many games, Tarnstrom has 3 goals and 11 assists for 14 points on 43 games this season. He has notched 7 of those points (1 goal, 6 assists) with the man advantage. Since joining Columbus Tarnstrom has had an impressive 9 points (2 goals, 7 assists) on only 14 games.
* Olli Jokinen had a powerplay goal 7:12 into the 3rd period as the Florida Panthers edged the visiting New York Rangers 3-2. O-Jok snapped a painfully long 8 game goal-less streak with the tally and now has 31 goals and 36 assists for 67 points on 73 games. Jokinen has recorded 29 points (15 goals, 14 assists) with the extra man.
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