Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Monday January 5

There were only 2 games on tap Monday night and both of those tilts involved the lower New York teams. However there was only one Former Islander happening of note and it came against the Blue and Orange. Here is a look:

You have to hate it when the Isles give up the first goal of the season to a player midway through the year. You can hate it even more when that player is an FI. Who's-he-what's-he (defenseman/forward?) Jason Strudwick netted his first of the year to knot the score at 2 as the Oilers overcame an early 2-0 lead by the Isles to win 3-2 in Edmonton. The goal was heavily reviewed and appeared that it might have been kicked in but in the end the tally stood. Strud has 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points on 33 games this season as he has oscillated from a 4th line forward position to the blueline. The goal snapped a 5 game point-less run and a 72 game (2 playoff) goal-less stretch dating back to November 17, 2007 while still a member of the Rangers. Since the lockout Strudwick has played in 14 games against the Islanders and has recorded 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points.

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