Friday, January 2, 2009

Five...Five Game...Five Game Point Streak Subway? No, but that's what Kyle Okposo owns after Friday (1/2) night's game in Phoenix. Kyle, who is playing the best hockey of his brief NHL career right now, has 2 goals and 5 assists over the span. Unfortunately it didn't translate into a win, as the Isles dropped the contest 5-4 despite attempting a late 3rd period comeback.

The highlights of the evening were two goals involving Islanders at opposite ends of their playing careers. The first man in focus is Josh Bailey, who scored his first NHL goal at 3:41 of the 3rd period. Congratulations must be extended to the 19-year old for netting the first goal in what we hope is a prolific career!

The training staff was kept busy taping pucks on this night as Doug Weight recorded his 1,000th NHL point some 13 minutes of play later. Weight assisted on a pretty Richard Park goal, and the Glendale crowd and both benches saluted the veteran center. Weight wasn't content, however, helping Park score a second goal with just 28 seconds to play for career assist 1,001. Despite the loss, it was really nice for Weight to have his family in attendance to witness the milestone moment. We only wish Doug would have recorded the point on home ice so the Long Island fans could give the 17 season veteran an extended standing ovation.

Congratulations to Doug, Josh, and Kyle, our personal three stars of the night!

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