The NHL was abuzz on Thursday as 16 teams battled in 8 tilts around the league. Former Islanders are trying to stave off early tee times and help push their respective teams into the playoff fold. Let us take a peek at the FI happenings:
* Jason Blake had a powerplay assist in the second game as the Toronto Maple Leafs were swept by the Bruins in a home-and-home series with a 4-2 loss in Boston. Blake has 50 points (15 goals, 35 assists) on 78 games. He now has a 4 game point streak in which he has 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points. For the 3rd consecutive season and 4th time on his career Blake has reached the 50+ point plateau. He continues to add to his single season best in assists with 35 so far this season.
* Washington defenseman Tom Poti assisted on his team's 2nd goal as the Capitals beat the host Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in OT. Poti has 26 points (1 goal, 25 assists) on 67 games. for the 2nd straight season and 4th time on his career Poti has reached 25+ assists.
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