Tuesday, January 10, 2012

First Line Just Fine

What's working this year for the Islanders?

The first line, at least since Head Coach Jack Capuano moved Kyle Okposo back into it.

Over the last six games that John Tavares, Matt Moulson, and Kyle have played as a unit, the trio has notched a collective 26 points, or 4.333 per game.

The breakdown is as follows: Moulson had scored 4 goals and 4 assists. Tavares has a whopping 12 points at 3 goals and 9 assists. Kyle has chipped in with a mere 3 goals and 3 assists. He contributed a goal and an assist in the win over Detroit on Tuesday (1/10) night.

In that game, a 5-1 win (aren't they all so easy against the Red Wings?), Evgeni Nabokov was the winning goaltender. He now sits one win away from 300 in his NHL career.

Looking ahead to future Islanders scorers, top prospect Ryan Strome stayed hot in the Ontario Hockey League.

Fresh off his 3G-6A-9P World Juniors stint, Strome didn't miss a beat as he scored a goal and assisted twice on Saturday night for Niagara. He is having a very nice season for the IceDogs, as you can clearly see here.

Let's hope he can come to Long Island next year (or at the end of this season) and add some secondary scoring that the team desperately needs.

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