Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Preseason Tuesday September 30

The month of September wrapped up with 5 NHL preseason games. As we are now on the verge of the start of the 2008-09 season, teams have pretty much solidified their lineups. There was only 1 major Former Islander event of note on Tuesday so let us take a look:

Coyotes' number 1 center Olli Jokinen continued his strong play with his new team recording a pair of points as Phoenix fell to the host San Jose Sharks 4-3 in OT. O-Jok helped the team mount a 2-0 lead by assisting on the opening goal 5:41 in to play and then adding his own with only 3:01 left in the first period. The tally was Jokinen's first with his new squad. Jokinen is looking to return to the point-a-game form he had before last season's dropoff. Jokinen had 91 points during the 2006-07 season but managed only 71 last year, a 20 point fall. Jokinen is looking to return to the 90 point range.

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