Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Friday March 13

Former Islanders made a clean sweeping helping out in every game on Friday night: all 2 of them. Here is a look at the FI effort:

Columbus winger Raffi Torres netted the game winning goal again as the Blue Jackets downed the host Chicago Blackhawks 5-3. The goal was Torres' 3rd in his last 4 games. He now has 8 goals and 6 assists for 14 points on 38 games. The winner was his 2nd in the last 3 games and he now has 4 winners on the season - a new single season high. He has 12 deciding goals on his career. Assisting on that tally and Jacks' 2nd goal was center Michael Peca in only his 2nd game back after 10 days of injury downtime. The helpers snapped a 6 game point-less streak. Peca now has 4 goals and 15 assists for 19 points on 59 games. For the 2nd straight season and 10th time on his career Peca has notched 15 or more assists. Backstopping the Jacks to success was Wade Dubielewicz who started for the first time since February 6. Dubie stopped 27 of 30 shots for the victory, his first of the season and first since April 4, 2008 - his last game with the Isles. He is now 1-2-0 on the season with an .870 save percentage and a 3.56 goals against average.

Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo stopped 24 of 26 shots as the Canucks doubled up on the visiting Los Angeles Kings for a 4-2 victory. Lu stopped a mini 2 game winless streak and improved Luongo's record to 24-9-6 on the season. He has won 14 of his last 17 starts compiling a 11-2-1 record in that span. Assisting on the opening goal midway through the 1st Period was winger Taylor Pyatt. T-Py has 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) over the last 3 games and now has 16 (8 goals, 8 assists) on 59 games. The helper leaves Pyatt 1 shy of career #100.

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