Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday January 12

There were only 2 games on the schedule Monday night yet 1 game did grace us with a pair of Former Islander happenings. Let us take a look:

Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood stood on his and stopped 44 of 49 shots but it was the 1 shot he faced in OT that got him as the Dallas Stars eked out a 5-4 win over the visiting Red Wings. Ozzie stopped 21 of 23 faced in a 2nd period barrage and 15 of 16 in the 3rd but the Stars fought back from 2 two goal deficits and a late 4-3 deficit to even the score up before OT. Osgood even helped out on the offensive end receiving the secondary assist on Detroit's 2nd goal and he compiled a pair of penalties! The OT loss dropped him to 14-2-5 on the season and left him with an .885 save percentage and a 3.11 goals against average. Not known as a huge help on leading the rush, Osgood does has 18 assists on 686 career games. He is also one of only 9 goalies to score a goal accomplishing that feat on March 6, 1996. In fact, in terms of helpers, Osgood's best season was during 2001-02, his first as the Isles starter. Also getting involved was Dallas winger Mark Parrish who knotted the score at 3 later in the 2nd period. Parrish snapped a 4 game goal-less and point-less streak and now has 6 goals and 3 assists for 9 points on 27 games.

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