There were 5 games on the NHL schedule on Friday night but there was only 1 Former Islander accomplishment of note. Here is a peek at the FI night:
Buffalo winger Tim Connolly sealed up the first star honor with a 4 point (2 goal, 2 assist) effort as the Sabres thumped the visiting Phoenix Coyotes 5-1. Connolly opened the scoring at the 7:07 mark of the 1st Period and then added another powerplay goal and 2 helpers (1 powerplay) to lead the Sabres' charge. TimCo returned to a point-per-game pace on the heals of the effort and now has 31 points (13 goals, 18 assists) on 31 games. For the 2nd straight season and 6th time Connolly has notched 30+ points. He has 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists) on the man advantage this season. The 4 point night was his first since January 13, 2001 when he notched 4 assists while still a member of the Isles.
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