Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Friday April 24

As the first round series of the 2009 NHL playoffs grind on, many already having come to an end, Former Islanders continue to help out their hopeful squads. With 1 game on tap FIs helped out both sides as the Washington Capitals pulled off a 4-0 blanking over the visiting New York Rangers to pull their series to 3-2 with the Blueshirts still on top. Here is a look at the contest:

Washington defenseman Tom Poti received the secondary assist on the first insurance goal. With a 1 goal and an 1 assist over the last 3 games Poti now has 2 points on 5 games. Poti has 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) on 36 playoff games. Rangers' backup goaltender Stephen Valiquette came in to start the 3rd Period as starter Henrik Lundqvist surrendered those 4 goals on only 14 shots. Vali was perfect stopping all 7 shots he faced in his first career playoff appearance. In fact, Valiquette had not appeared in a game since March 26, his last start of the regular season.

Check in soon with FIW for more recaps and updates.

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