There were a pathetically low 2 games on the final Wednesday of the 2008-09 NHL regular season. Former Islanders, however, took part in both of those contests. Here is a quick look at the FI night:
Toronto winger Jason Blake assisted on the opening goal, the lone Maple Leafs' score, as the visiting Buffalo Sabres won 3-1. Blake now has 25 goals and 37 assists for 62 points on 76 games. The helper was a huge one for Blakey who now has 400 points on his career (174 goals, 226 assists) on 666 career games. With 3 assists over the last 3 games Blake is literally having the 2nd best season of his career behind only his final season with the Isles in 2006-07 when he recorded 69 points on 40 goals and 29 assists. The assist was also a big one for Blakey as it equaled his single season high from last season, his first with the Leafs.
Columbus winger Raffi Torres assisted on the Blue Jackets' 1st goal as the Jacks pulled off a come-from-behind 4-3 SO win over the host Chicago Blackhawks to secure their first ever playoff berth. Torres now has 12 goals and 8 assists for 20 points on 49 games. He has 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) over the last 3 games and has reached the 20 point mark for the 4th time on his career and the first time since 2006-07 while still with the Edmonton Oilers.
Check back soon for more at FIW as we are now down to the last 4 games of the season.