Friday, April 3, 2009

Wednesday April 1

There were half a dozen (6) games on tap on the first day of April - the final "month" (actually a couple of weeks) of the NHL season. Teams are still jockeying for playoff positioning and Wednesday featured some high stakes, high energy competition. However Former Islanders only contributed in a pair of those contests. Here is a quick look:

Philadelphia winger Arron Asham scored a goal midway through the 1st Period as the Flyers were downed by the host Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2. Ash has 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) in the last 2 games and now has 8 goals and 9 assists for 17 points on 72 games.

Pittsburgh winger Bill Guerin scored the game winning at the 6:31 mark of the 1st Period as the Penguins crushed the visiting New Jersey Devils 6-1. Billy G snapped a 3 game point-less streak and now has 20 goals and 27 assists for 47 points on 73 games. Since joining the Pens Guerin has nearly a point-per-game with 11 (4 goals, 7 assists) in 12 contests. The winner was Guerin's first since joining Pittsburgh, his 4th of the season and the 73rd of his career. For the 3rd straight season and the 12th time on his career he has reached the 20+ goal mark. Receiving the primary assist on the Pens' 4th goal was winger Ruslan Fedotenko. He has had 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) over the last 2 games and now has 14 goals and 19 assists for 33 points on 60 games.

Check in soon with FIW for more.

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