Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Kyle Closes First Half Well

Kyle Okposo, who with each game looks more and more like the stalwart scorer many predict he will become, ended the first half of the season on a high note. Okposo, who had missed time with a wrist injury earlier this season, tallied two power play goals this week.

Against Washington on Monday 'Okie' salvaged a point for his team by tying the game late and sending the Isles to overtime. Though the Isles dropped the game in the extra period, they were able to hold on and win two nights later. Against the Anaheim Ducks, Kyle netted another power play goal, just 2:38 in. Curiously, Frans Nielsen and Mark Streit assisted on both goals. As you can see on the right hand side of this page, Kyle now has 15 points in 34 games.

The Isles are now idle for 7 days, as the NHL celebrates its stars in Montreal. The aforementioned Streit will be representing the Long Island franchise. Good luck to him and we hope Kyle doesn't lose his hot touch during the hiatus.

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