There were 4 games on a lightweight NHL Sunday. Former Islanders kicked in their help in 2 of those games. Here is a quick look at their contributions:
Florida defenseman Bryan McCabe recorded an assist on the first of 3 insurance goals as the Panthers blanked the host New York Rangers 4-0. McCabe snapped a 3 game point-less stretch (after a 6 game point scoring streak) with the helper. He now has 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points on 13 games. For the 13th consecutive season McCabe has notched multiple digit points on a season. For the 2nd time this season Rangers' backup Stephen Valiquette made a substitution appearance filling in the final 23 minutes for the recently struggling Henrik Lundqvists. Vali stopped 6 of 7 shots faced. He received no decision but did damage his stats a little bit raising his goals against average to 2.60 and dropping his save percentage to .908.
St. Louis captain and d-man Eric Brewer notched the primary assist on Keith Tkachuk's 1,000th career point, a powerplay goal, as the Blues downed the host Atlanta Thrashers 4-2. Brewer now has 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points on 22 games. The powerplay helper was his 2nd of the season.
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