Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Friday April 17

There were 3 games up for grabs on Friday as the 1st Round matchups continued. Former Islanders helped out in 2 of those contests. Here is a brief look:

Pittsburgh winger Bill Guerin scored 2 goals including the powerplay game winner as the Penguins edged the visiting Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in OT to take a 2-0 series lead. Billy G now has 2 goals in his first 2 playoff games with Pittsburgh. The netter snapped a 10 game playoff goal-less streak dating back to April 30, 2006 while still with the Dallas Stars. The playoff winner was his first since the 1997 postseason while still with the New Jersey Devils and was only the 3rd of his career. Guerin now has 50 points (30 goals, 20 assists) on 99 career playoff games.

Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo stopped all 30 shots he faced as the Canucks blanked the visiting St. Louis Blues to grab a 3-0 win and a 2-0 series lead. Lu has surrendered only 1 goal on 56 shots for a .982 save percentage through the first 2 playoff games. The shutout was a career first for Luongo in the postseason.

Check back soon with FIW for more updates and recaps.

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