Sunday, December 9, 2007

Islanders snap five-game winless skid

Mike Sillinger's two-man advantage goal in overtime with just over 27 ticks left was the difference as the Islanders snapped their five-game winless skid (0-4-1) with a 3-2 win in Tampa Saturday night.

There was a Bill Guerin sighting as the Fishstick team captain finally scored. Ironically, it was the first time he tallied since another Isles' win over the Lightning over a month ago.

Andy Hilbert scored the other Islander goal as they overcame a two-goal night from Brad Richards to get a much needed victory, getting to 30 points and remaining just four behind the first place Devils and a couple behind the logjam for second between the Flyers, Rangers and suddenly resurgent Penguins who won again for the fourth straight time 2-1 over Vancouver in a shootout.

Later today at MSG, the slumping Rangers play host to the sizzling Devils as they put their nine-game win streak on the line and try to pickup their first win in the season series. The Blueshirts took the first three (two in regulation).

Look for Henrik Lundqvist to return in goal for the Blueshirts who have dropped three in succession.

Hopefully, it will be a good game.

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