Stat Trick: New York Islanders 6, Atlanta Thrashers 3

November 7th, 2009 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
After playing against the New Jersey Devils, facing almost anyone else would seem to be an easier test.  The Atlanta Thrashers didn't seem to put up much of a fight as the Isles waltzed to a 6-3 victory.  


On to the trick

1. As they have all season, the Islanders started strong on home ice, dominating play at times and recording a season-high 21 shots in the first period. Andy Sutton, Sean Bergenheim (who was playing his 200th NHL game) and Jack Hillen scored in the first session for the Islanders while Zach Bogosian was the first of three Thrasher defensemen to score.

2. The Isles blew the game open in the second period, getting goals from Blake Comeau and Matt Moulson, sandwiching an Atlanta goal by Pabel Kubina.  Chris Schubert and Josh Bailey traded goals in the third.

3. Freddy Meyer and Comeau got back in the line-up, and both figured in the scoring.  Meyer had an assist while Comeau, who was named the game's first star, had a goal and an assist. 

Meyer replaced Radek Martinek, who suffered a torn ACL Friday in New Jersey.  Martinek's season is likely over, meaning that he will have played only ...

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