Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday November 18

It was a busier than to be expected Tuesday night as 12 teams faced off in 6 contests around the NHL. Former Islanders are not disappointing and were factors in 4 of those tilts. Here is a recap of the FI events:

Edmonton defenseman Jason Strudwick tacked an assist on to the Oilers' 5th goal as they thumped the host Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2. Strud snapped a 7 game point-less run and now has 3 assists on 16 games this season.





Florida d-man Bryan McCabe netted 2 of his team's 3 regulation scores as the Panthers downed the host Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in the SO. McCabe opened the scoring 7:50 in to the 1st period and then put the Panthers up 3-0 on a powerplay goal at the 7:48 mark of the middle frame. McCabe now has 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists) on 7 games. On his current 4 game point scoring streak McCabe has 5 points on 3 goals and 2 assists. The last time McCabe had a 2 goal night was on November 11, 2006 while with the Toronto Maple Leafs, a span of 79 games without a multi-goal effort. Assisting on the other Florida goal, a powerplay netter, was winger Richard Zednik. Zed has 3 goals and 5 assists for 8 points on 17 games. Over the last 2 games Zednik has 3 points on a goal and 2 assists.

The first star of the game for the Calgary Flames in their 4-1 home victory over the Colorado Avalanche was d-man Adrian Aucoin. Aucoin rifled home the unassisted game winner at the 12:28 mark of the 3rd period and then addded an empty assist with 28 seconds left to cap a strong effort. Aucoin now has 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points on 19 games. Over the last 2 starts Aucoin has 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists). The game winner was his first of the season and the 14th of his career.

Phoenix center Olli Jokinen tacked on a helper on the game tying powerplay goal 5:57 in to the 3rd period but all was for nought as the Coyotes fell to the visiting Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in the SO. Jokinen snapped a rather uncharacteristic 3 game point-less stretch and is now back to a point-per-game pace with 7 goals and 10 assists for 17 points on 17 games. O-Jok still leads the 'Yotes in assists but has fallen a point behind winger Shane Doan for the team lead.

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